My wife and I are the second owners of a 99 Marathon XLV that we bought in January of this year. We made the move from a 34' Airstream trailer. As others have said check the date code on the tires, as these are a major expense, also the coach batteries. We bought ours with 150000 miles on it and it rides and drives so much better than our friends 2008 Fleetwood Excursion, we rode in their's and they rode in ours and they couldn't believe the difference. These coaches are most likely more expensive to do maintenance on, with being said, they are a commercial vehicle and are built to run a million miles. We completed our first 3ooo mile trip in June and couldn't be more happy. Since we bought it, we have put on a new set of Michelins, new shocks and all new batteries, a major expense to be sure, but all should last about 8 years.