What they said...
Read thru the Classic Sticky for good advice on buying too..
If you know the history, and have a stack of records, you really are ahead of the game. Garage stored is good!
Price is pretty good if its all there and unmolested.
Getting the motor and trans is a bonus.
Tires will sting you about $2k..
If the refridgerator was new 6 years ago, but not used, it could be an issue... absorbtion style units clog if not used...
The Jacks are available new or reconditioned...
Suggested stuff to do, or budget for..
Check the bodyshell for leaks or damage.
Flush/change all the fluids.
Replace all belts and coolant hoses, and have the radiator checked.
Dont forget the 60' or so of 3/4 coolant hose to Aux heater under couch and water heater if it has motor assist hot water heating.
Flush and change the brake fluid and inspect the rubber hoses.
Change all the filters and rubber hoses in the fuel lines, and have the fuel tank inspected for rust while its down.
Check rear airbags for perishing.
Owning an older motorhome is not cheap, but then depreciation is the biggest cost of owning a newer one...
Nothing quite like loosing $100k in 3 years on a new 35' motorhome AND pay the interest on the loan...
I guy I met at our storage was telling me that is where he is PLUS he blew a turbo and that little deal cost him nearly $20k... Ouch!
My opinion is the Classic motorhome has few equals at this time... but maybe I am biased..
If you can do some or all of the work on it, then its a great bonus!
Lets us know what happens?