I can tell you that looking for an RV is a pain in the ass. The problem is that they are spread all over the country and you could spend a small fortune looking at each potential candidate. There are lots of things that come in to play, and people don’t always represent what they have accurately, sometimes, they don’t even know what they have.
Well, after lots of searching, we found an RV in Iowa. It is a 2002 Newmar Dutchstar 3852. It has a 350HP Cummins with a 6 speed Allison transmission, air brakes, jake brake, good tires, and two slide outs, or as Terri calls them, “bump outs”. It met my needs in that it is made by Newmar, which is what we wanted, is a diesel pusher, has air brakes, a jake brake and is fairly low mileage, about 85K.
There were a couple of things that Terri really wanted. One was a washer and dryer. The other things were a dining area table that would work as a workstation/desk and also, a dresser in the bedroom that could also work as a desk. This unit had all three of those things.
So, that was the good news. I took some pictures of it and she liked what she saw in the pictures. Now the bad news, when we actually got the RV she wasn’t quite as happy. The decals on the sides were cracked from being in the sun because one of the previous owners wintered in Arizona. While that meant little to me, I came to understand, it was significant to Terri, and rightly so, as she explained to me, “This is my house, I want it to look nice!” Stay tuned for the solution..