Hi All...I have learned a great deal from "lurking" and by posting a bit. I have learned that I want a newer AS...vs a '70s vintage. I am not willing and maybe not able to take on some of the floor/frame work that seems way to common on the many 70s models.
That said...I have seen some mention of the "good" years of AS production as opposed to what must be the "not as good years". Maybe like Harley owners refer to the "AMF" years of Harley ownership as maybe not as "good" as other years.
What are the differences/opinion regarding say 80s/90s/2000s...regarding used ASs...likely a 28'-31' in an "upgraded" version...wife likes the real wood
! I am thinking that a 15 year old or less would be most likely to be in "like new" condition...with the possibilty of finding an occassional one a bit older than 15 years.
What years stand out as maybe "better" quality, etc...I am not afraid of replacing floorcovering/drapes/upholstery etc...if necessary...but want to start with a solid foundation.
Don't mean to ramble...do you get my direction? Thanks...TomR in Two Harbors, MN
P.S. Something tells me that some of the slightly older ASs may be better quality than say a one or two year old one...which is another option...TMR