I am new here and new to motorhomes so appreciate advise and tips if you feel so inclined. Camping is not new to us, however we have not done any since the 80s, we intend to travel more than actually "camp".
We have been looking at motorhomes since last summer and in doing so have found one that we like but it does have a little water damage. The coach has 76,000 miles on it, needs tires (due to age) and the rubber roof will need replacement at some point in the future. The BUS 39 has the 8.3 Cummins, which we like, it also has a diesel genset with 2000 hours on it. Inside it is clean other than the crinkled wallpaper under the two windows in the bedroom (water leak). I can fix the water damage from the inside, outside shows no sign of any damage or delamination. BUT this is where I am hedging a bit as I have never worked on this type of coach. Thinking I should be able to cut the luan plywood out and then dry the wall with fans. Once dry, rebuild from the inside. Sound reasonable?
This unit was traded at a dealer 100 miles from me. I was able to find the previous owner, an 83 year young man, who said it was in great mechanical condition and he also told me what maintenance had been done to it. They gave him a killer deal on a new, leftover Allegro, that is why he traded.
I have been haggling with the dealer since October. We are now at $30,500 with them doing the heavy truck state inspection and checking all systems for proper working order. A friend of mine is a diesel mechanic and will be installing new tires and servicing the rig. Any feeling as to the price?
Thanks so much for any advise you care to provide!