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Old 05-12-2005, 05:51 PM   #1
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i know this is not exactly the right place to be asking a question about a winne but i know that the people in the forum know everything and will give me an honest opinion. i am thinking about ebay item number
it is just over 2k mile from my house what is your opinion on the price and is this beast going to leave me on the road with a 10k bill for repairs.

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Old 05-12-2005, 05:56 PM   #2
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Well, it does have a 5000 kwh generator. You could rent it out as a power plant for a small town.
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Old 05-12-2005, 06:22 PM   #3
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The fact that you ask the question gives the answer - if you do not really understand this kind of thing then you can get into more trouble than you can ever believe.

68,000 miles can be a lot on a big block gas engine (which will get, if in good tune, 5-6 mpg by the way). Same for the transmission. If not abused and well maintained both could last tens of thousands of miles more, but you really have no way of knowing. Was the chassis of that model up to the load and length? It may (probably, in fact) need six new $200 tires. And on, and on and on.

Also be aware that the used market for gas engine non-slide motorhomes has just about dissappeared. I note that with one hour to go, there are no bids.

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Old 05-12-2005, 10:47 PM   #4
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the biggest problem with a Winnie is in an accident.... ever sen one after? As my husband says, the accident site looks like a Home Depot has blown up!

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