This evening,, several of us here in our tiny RV park, (Russ Johnson knows how small it is) lol, was sitting around sucking down some adult sud beverages, Yes,, we are old enough,(just barely). And Jimmy, my one neighbor in the other 5th wheel here mentioned his daughters co-worker just dropped $4 K down for a New 5th wheel, with reasonable low payments of $387.00 a month for like 300 years,, give or take a year or two, Well they took it to the local lake to break it in,, The list of things that didnt work,,, 1st the fridge almost kind of kept things cool,, the a/c cycles on and off and they found 2 leaks,,, one ws under the bathroom sink,, and the other flooded the storage bay under the shower,, Minor stuff,, Now Jimmy added his 2 cents when his daughter said he should buy a newer 5th wheel,, His is a 2000 model with a few small issues. He said,, at payments close to $400 Hes ahead of the game,,, His is PAID for and he figures if he has to put $50 to $100 a month into repairs etc,, hes still $300 ahead of the game. Hes also said, what was expected to go wrong and broke has,,, His daughters co-worker is just getting started. We all agreed,,, Our trailers and such are PAID for,, no check from the bank to the finance company,, with interest and having to have FULL coverage insurance... So if someone says,, Your rig is old blah blah blah,, just smile and say, Yup,, But its PAID for and its mine,,,
I did mention, that new 5th wheel will go back to the dealer for warantee repairs and more than likely be there for several months getting repaired,, AND,, the monthly payments will still have to be made...