RV.Net Open Roads Forum: Is this worth it. Or am I in over my head...

RV Blog

  |  

RV Sales

  |  

Campgrounds

  |  

RV Parks

  |  

RV Club

  |  

RV Buyers Guide

  |  

Roadside Assistance

  |  

Extended Service Plan

  |  

RV Travel Assistance

  |  

RV Credit Card

  |  

RV Loans

Open Roads Forum Already a member? Login here.   If not, Register Today!  |  Help

Newest  |  Active  |  Popular  |  RVing FAQ Forum Rules  |  Forum Help and Support  |  Contact  

Search:   Advanced Search

Search only in Beginning RVing

Open Roads Forum  >  Beginning RVing

 > Is this worth it. Or am I in over my head...

Reply to Topic  |  Subscribe  |  Print Topic  |  Post New Topic  | 
Page of 4  
Prev  |  Next
Sponsored By:
Grit dog

Black Diamond, WA

Senior Member

Joined: 05/06/2013

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 12/18/16 09:58pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Meh, anything but massive rot and I'd probably consider it a good project (if I had the time).
Even if I had the time I wouldn't want to go thru rebuilding all the structure and a bunch of the interior.
Get it running, gut the drivetrain out and find an old pickup with a 6 banger and make a hot rod out of the mohos drivetrain!
That's what I'd do. Sounds like more fun.
Or get it running (assuming the drivetrain is solid, if not, tow the whole mess to the junkyard, based on how rotted you said), find a Moho with a blown engine/trans, that has a serviceable interior and structure. Prolly find that one for $300 too.

However, unless my finances dictated the only way I could travel is in an old cobbled together, might breakdown any minute, Moho, I wouldn't want something so suspect to travel the country in. I wouldn't be above fixing it up and selling it though.


03 Arctic Fox 860
07 Dodge 2500, Mega, 4wd, 5.9 G56, BD Triple Dog, SB ceramic clutch, Industrial Injection Dragonfly Injectors, GDP 2 micron filter, Firestone Bags, Big Wig swaybar, homemade stable loads, ATI viib damper and a BD Brake

FLY 4 FUN

Alberta

Senior Member

Joined: 11/27/2004

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 12/18/16 10:22pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Yeah that would have to be a labor of love....

If you really want to spend that much time and money then its really your choice. Im a handy guy, but that would not be something I would tackle unless it was the ONLY way I could have an rv.


2012 Dodge Ram 3500 crew SB 4x4 CTD 3.73
2015 Brookstone 315RL
2009 Colorado 29BHS (sold 2015)
05 Jayflight 29BHS (sold 2008)
99 Jayco Eagle 12SO (sold 2005)

old guy

Oregon (pronounced Or e gun)

Senior Member

Joined: 03/15/2006

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 12/18/16 10:28pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Isaac-1 wrote:

The way I see it is you can put $20,000 into it and then when you are done you will have a $7,000 motorhome.
my thought exactly

DrewE

Vermont

Senior Member

Joined: 08/23/2014

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 12/18/16 10:45pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

If you have wanted to basically build your own RV from scratch, this would be something like a kit with many of the parts required. In terms of money spent vs. what the result would be worth at sale, it's almost certainly a losing proposition; but if it's a project you want to do for the sake of the project, or if you have some particular needs or wants that are not available in normal motorhomes, it might be a starting point (though there would probably be better ones).

In general, though, I recommend cutting your losses and moving on. Given what you paid, you stand a decently good chance of not doing to badly parting out the systems, assuming they're in working condition. You might also be able to sell it as is for about what you paid, at least in some parts of the country. Around here, even a pretty decrepit $300 RV may well get a taker for a deer hunting camp or similar.





Boon Docker

Mountain Foothills of Southern Alberta

Senior Member

Joined: 10/30/2015

View Profile



Posted: 12/19/16 12:33am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

old guy wrote:

Isaac-1 wrote:

The way I see it is you can put $20,000 into it and then when you are done you will have a $7,000 motorhome.
my thought exactly


X2

JaneNLee

Las Vegas, Nevada

Senior Member

Joined: 11/25/2007

View Profile



Good Sam RV Club Member

Offline
Posted: 12/19/16 02:33am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Go visit www.crankyape.com they will sell your rig and you can bid on another of you want ..Always found for a gas RV FORD is the way to go. Good luck, CU on the road.


Never RV with anyone crazier than you!!


garyemunson

Nevada

Senior Member

Joined: 09/27/2015

View Profile



Good Sam RV Club Member

Offline
Posted: 12/19/16 04:45am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I've fixed up terrible old coaches, too. As one of the above posters pointed out, you can easily spend more than you can buy a better used one for. If you enjoy doing that sort of stuff, it can be really satisfying bringing something like that back but it sure would make better sense to part it out. You should be able to get more than your $300 back BUT getting rid of the shell might be a problem. You might want to see if there is a scrapyard nearby that takes motorhomes and see if they will spring for the $300. RV's never do really make sense, they are just a lot of fun!

2012Coleman

Florida

Senior Member

Joined: 08/20/2012

View Profile






Posted: 12/19/16 04:54am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

There was a similar looking MH sitting next to a house in my neighborhood, and now is gone. Wondering if you were the one who relieved us of this eyesore.

Good luck!


Experience without good judgment is worthless; good judgment without experience is still good judgment!

dodge guy

Bartlett IL

Senior Member

Joined: 03/23/2004

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 12/19/16 05:11am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Boon Docker wrote:

old guy wrote:

Isaac-1 wrote:

The way I see it is you can put $20,000 into it and then when you are done you will have a $7,000 motorhome.
my thought exactly


X2


X3

Much better RV`s out there for a few grand! I know you are looking for a project, but not something like that.


Wife Kim ">
Son Brandon 13yrs">
Daughter Marissa 12yrs">
Dog Bailey ">

07 Cherokee 32B
02 Excursion 4X4 V-10 4.30 gear 5Star tuner Y-pipe mod Hellwig sway bar
Reese DualCam, Prodigy brake controller

A bad day of camping is
better than a good day at work!">


malexander

Oklahoma City, OK

Full Member

Joined: 12/19/2015

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 12/19/16 06:11am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

To me, it's sort of like building your own airplane, (homebuilt).
You're not doing it to save money, you're doing it for the "education" and satisfaction.[emoticon]


2007 Fleetwood Bounder 38N 330 Cat DP, 2008 GL1800 Goldwing, 2007 Honda VTX 1300R, Cessna 150 & 172, Rans S19 Ventera. Lifetime NRA, EAA, Good Sam member

Reply to Topic  |  Subscribe  |  Print Topic  |  Post New Topic  | 
Page of 4  
Prev  |  Next

Open Roads Forum  >  Beginning RVing

 > Is this worth it. Or am I in over my head...
Search:   Advanced Search

Search only in Beginning RVing


New posts No new posts
Closed, new posts Closed, no new posts
Moved, new posts Moved, no new posts

Adjust text size:

© 2017 CWI, Inc. © 2017 Good Sam Enterprises, LLC. All Rights Reserved. | Terms of Use | PRIVACY POLICY | YOUR PRIVACY RIGHTS