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Agreed. The condition is important. Also consider that older towables, pre 2000, may only have 30amp service which can be a somewhat limiting factor on your power capacity.

Make sure you inspect the frame, shackles and brakes really well

Ron & Linda

Class of 2007
2000 Monaco Diplomat

2005 Honda Element

"Do what you can, with what you have, where you are" Theodore Roosevelt

"We can't control the wind, but we can adjust our sail"

"When man gave up his freedom to roam the earth, he gave up his soul for a conditioned ego that is bound by time and the fear of losing its attachments."

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We have a 18 year old (1998) NuWa Champagne that is in excellent condition, inside and out. We do have Mor/ryde IS since new. Remember the saying, going down the road you are in a constant earthquake. We have had no frame or structure problems. We did coat roof a year ago with Liquid Roof, Remember also, you can find something to do to the trailer every day!


As stated, maintenance is the key.



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A DRV can't be too old as the first ones made I believe was 2004. We have a 2008 which was bought in late 2007 and we live in it full time. We have had minor problems but as Jim said if properly maintained they will last a long time. Always something to do.

Dave and Marge

2010 Phaeton Motor Home
Previous Mobile Suites 36 RSSB3 (for sale)
and 2005 FL M2-106 Sport (for sale after 5er sells)

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I'm looking at DVR Mobile Suites and am wondering how old is too old. Any thoughts?

I would say that as long as your eyesight is still good, then you're not too old to look! (LOL)

Stephen & Karen and our six boys, ages 21, 21, 19, 17, 14, & 11
Stephen - Military retiree (as of summer 2012) & current DOI employee (Big Bend National Park)
Karen - Homeschooling stay-at-home mom & veteran
San Antonio, Texas

Fulltimed May 2013 - July 2014 (yes, all eight of us!)
Open Range "Rolling Thunder" (H396RGR - fifth wheel toy hauler bunkhouse) - SOLD
Ford F-350 diesel dually - for the camper
Ford E-350 fifteen passenger van - for the crew

Our unfinished travel blog: http://coach-and-six.blogspot.com/

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