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Aug 31, 2013
Well, not sure if I have been on here or not, but it required me to reset my password, so I guess I have. Dang, I'm older than I thought. And I am 70 years old, and still working as a Real Estate Appraiser. Wife is retired and is now my assistant. Lucky to have good income still and good health!
My wife and I are contemplating purchasing a used motor home, and looking for information sources. I have been researching on line, looking at a few here and there, and have found one I kinda like.

Actually found 2 I like, not very similar, but liked them for different reasons. A Thor that only had 6,000 miles on it. Owner passed away and family was selling it. Only 3 years old, so kinda new. They were asking $70K, but sold it before I could see what the financing would run.
So, second home, is a diesel pusher, and as a truck driver in a past life, I like diesels. Still drive a Duramax/Allison Chevy.
This is an Alfa, Cat/Allison package. 2005 with $50,000 miles for apx $45K. Has had some remodeling, by the owner, and seems to be in good shape.
Trying to find as much info out about Alfa's as possible, before I decide to pull the trigger. Any thoughts from you folks that are way more experienced than me??


Well-known member
Apr 21, 2005
Auburn, CA or Reno, NV
Well, not sure if I have been on here or not, but it required me to reset my password, so I guess I have.
Welcome! But you joined on Aug 31, 2013.

It's difficult to decide what others want in an RV. It's difficult enough to decide what I want! But I knew what I wanted when I saw it, as you can see here. That doesn't mean others will like it as much.

-Don- Reno, NV


Well-known member
Sep 19, 2018
Welcome back to the Forum. Members on this Forum often say that the first consideration is the floor plan. Find a floor plan that meets your needs and wants. Second is condition for a used RV, especially an older one. If you find both, you're golden. Please keep us informed when you make a decision.

MN Blue Skies

Site Team
Feb 18, 2014
Hey Rick, welcome back to the RV Forum.

You're not old!

I think your experience as a Real Estate Appraiser will help you in selecting an RV.

IBTripping gave you some excellent advice.

Hoping to see a lot more from you on the RV Forum. Great people and awesome advice.
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