I am in the early stages of checking out motorhomes. I'm retiring in late November, and we would like to get a motorhome to do some traveling. We would be traveling approx. 1600 miles round trip two or three times a year to visit son and grandkids. Probably will also do some weekend trips closer to home also. I'm looking to spend at the most $20,000 for a nice unit.
I realize that it will be an older unit, and might need tires and/or appliance repairs, and the above budget does not include those. I'd like some opinion's/advise on what models to look at.
I'm O.K. with either a Class A or a Class C. I'm not interested in a Class B or a fifth wheel or travel trailer.
In checking the newspapers, internet, and sales magazines, I've seen quite a few units that I think might work for us. I like Pace Arrows and Winnebago Vectra's, but really like Holiday Ramblers in the class a family. I can take or leave a slide-out. I just want a clean, fairly reliable unit.
I am a carpenter/ remodeler so repairs to the unit I can handle, other than the mechanicals - I am not a mechanic.
Any help you would like to give me will be appreciated.