Originally Posted by jasin1
From earlier today Steve Lehto suggests buying used and getting a inspector ůmay be how i approach my next purchase.
Well, everybody has an opinion. I BUY USED and don't pay a bunch. I just spent over $1000 for a new refrigerator cooling unit and that is the first real money spent. Insurance company paid for my lifetime warranty roof. My camper is solidly made and the only failure items are the outside plastic stuff which have been mostly replaced for a couple bucks. My trim is falling off, my lines not leaking, my shower not leaking... really no problems. I have never had my camper sit at some CW dealer for months waiting for service. My opinion is that if you buy new, you are headed for trouble. Let someone else find/fix. We will need to disagree on this I guess. Just look at the revolving door of new owners coming to the site to complain about shoddy workmanship and super long service wait times.
I don't think we disagree on much other than "I" WANT to buy new and you don't. I have my reasons for doing what I do and you have yours for what you do. Doesn't make either one of us right or wrong - just personal preference. I know plenty of folks that wouldn't be caught dead buying a new anything and others that feel as I do. Each can point to the pros of their choices and they will be valid. It's no big deal.
The problem I had with the video was the over dramatization of the lawyer speaking and there were so many generalizations that just weren't accurate. I've seen him before talking about other subjects. Don't know how much he actually knows about the RV industry or RV ownership other than what he hears. His recommendation for buying used is, as I pointed out, an opinion....but not the only one. Using an inspector would definitely help a person new to RVing on both a new or used RV. But, unlike he insinuates and I tried to point out - just because it was pre-owned does not mean all the "bugs" were worked out and it will be clear sailing - it could be just the opposite as my example tried to show (and I've seen plenty of them).