If one needs new tires (five year lifespan) then the switch to LT tires on 16" wheels has good arguments in its favor. The BF Goodrich Commercial T/A
has excellent reports from high-mileage, experienced users and is a favorable price in comparison to very top MICHELIN and BRIDGESTONE. (Use covers and over-inflate by 10% when parked). See thread by BobThompson
on this brand.
consider new axles on an A/S if but 15-years old. There is a point where there is no longer a savings in putting off work that is critical to safety and longevity.
In general, structural integrity and brand-new
road performance/safety gear would impress me far more than the interior furnishings. Someone who leaves them out or till last has priorities mixed.
My order of priority in looking at TT's is to look for damages -- repaired or not -- and I most highly favor "original, very good condition" coaches:
1] Road Performance / Safety
2] Structural and Skin Integrity
3] Water Plumbing & Storage
4] Propane System
While the first category may not be "obvious" I find it quickly sorts out the ignorant from knowledgeable seller.
And don't forget other brands. Avion
, Silver Streak
are generally better-built TT's with fewer serious problems after purchase and
a lower purchase price. They just aren't as well known, is all.
Here's a Denver CL Listing
for a mid-80's tridem Avion. JimGolden
has one that is similar, and he, like me, would (I imagine) be willing to look over an ad for any discrepancies apparent through his familiarity.
Take a bit of time, is all. And ask around of other owners of what brand/model has your interest.