Thanks so much for the info re my request moho vs travel trailer. So nice to get such quick response. I was especially wondering how tough the towing was in the wind--we had a pretty rough few days on our trip this year in our moho with the awning at one point being pulled out from the side of the moho and slammed back. Also thinking that care of AS may be less than moho--one less engine to service. Have done a lot of research and if we make the switch from moho to travel trailer want an Airstream with Hensley hitch.
So for more questions--we went to look at a 1998 25 ft Safari today. It needs work--was parked under pine trees in NJ and the clear coat has been removed in a no. of areas. To redo, would the clear coat have to be removed from the whole coach or just down to the strip that goes around the middle of the coach. Can this be done by us or does it have to be done professionally--I have read some posts where members have removed the clear coat and polished the coach themselves. Sounds like a lot of work but we are retired
Is it unusual for a 1998 to have lost so much clear coat and is it
something that we should walk away from? The coach did sit for some time but then was used to drive from NJ to CA by a mother and her daughter (coach is listed in classifieds here) They spent 5 weeks driving across country and she said before she made the trip she had it gone over and put new tires and wheels on it--also put an oven with 3 burner top in it. She said they didn't use the toilet and when I checked there was no water in it--and I don't know if this automatically means the seals are gone. We have always kept water in our toilet in the motorhome and have never had any problem. If the seals need to be replaced is that a major job? How do you know what is the going rate for a used AS--there seem to be so few available. We checked nada and something that year shows to be around $12,000--she is asking $21,000.
So many questions--and I am sure you have all heard many of them before. Thanks for your help!