I'd been reasonably lucky with my '88 25'Excella - only spent approx. $500.00 on replacing some water damaged subfloor and replacing the old carpet with hardwood laminate, and a new antenna. Looks and feels great! There is a major dent in curb side wheel well due to P.O. losing a wheel. I think I can live with it.
On the flip-side, I'd purchased a '73 31' Excella and was amazed at how much you could spend on necessities. New stove, water heater, converter, toilet, water heater shroud, light fixtures, fan motors (shouldn've purchased new fans alltogether - lesson learned), some subfloor, hardwood laminate flooring, vista windows (old ones were peeling and looked bad), battery, curtains, and a few other odds and ends for about $2,000.00 and my labor - couldn't imagine the cost @ $85.00 per hour! But she looks marvelous. The things we do for love! LOL