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Looking at buying our first RV.

58 years old - I know how to buy a car. But this RV world is new to us.

The 2006 Hurricane is bigger than we thought we needed. Thought Class C would be big enough.

Price 45,000 -
Low mileage

I know I can find a million different opinions - specifically what are the good / bad things about this model - or a 2006 with low mileage.

Don't want to make a rookie mistake - but don't want to pass up a great deal.

Our goal is when we retire in a couple of years is to spend 1/2 of our time in RV travelling North America. The need might change some of the answers.

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A Hurricane is a Thor. I would not buy any thor product if my life depended on it.
Just my opinion as they are known to be JUNK

Go for a used Winnebago, Tiffin or Newmar


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Get a pro inspection...house and chassis.


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Ranger Smith wrote:

A Hurricane is a Thor. I would not buy any thor product if my life depended on it.
Just my opinion as they are known to be JUNK

Go for a used Winnebago, Tiffin or Newmar


They're not junk, but they're not high end motorhomes either...they are what they are...

What's your budget? I can practically guarantee you won't find one of the three listed above in similar condition for a similar price - that's to be expected.

The best thing you can do is go look at different motorhomes. There are always deals to be found, no need to rush into something without knowing anything about it.

You may not like travelling in a motorhome, you may love it. If you get an expensive one and don't like it, it's a mistake. If you get a low cost one and love it, you upgrade.

I'd expect there are very few people here that are still travelling in their first RV. You have to learn what you like, what you don't like, and often, your needs will change over the years.

Don't be afraid of a Thor product, just understand what they are and have the right expectations. If you bought a Chevy expecting it to have the bells and whistles of a Cadillac, you'd be disappointed, but if you expect it to be equipped like a Chevy, you'd be quite happy.

Look around, go to shows, talk to people. Without knowing your expectations, no one can tell you if it's the RIGHT deal for you.


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Looked on NADA for average hurricane 06 was a Four Winds product. Many models ford or workhorse chassis, varies models. Average retails are in the low 20s. Everybody is selling a deal. Please take your time.


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Don't be overly impressed by the low mileage, you will find that many RV's have low mileage.
If it's too low it means the RV didn't move much. I think the average mileage force motor home is about 4000 miles a year?
Also, RV tires usually age out before they wear out. Learn how to read the age code on the side of tires.
You may have to factor in the price of new tires when negotiating the purchase price of the RV.
Just because they have good tread doesn't mean they're good.
Do not be in a hurry to buy, there are a lot of good deals out there.

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For a used motorhome, particularly one that's fifteen years old, condition is arguably the most important consideration (well, besides whether the layout and design would work for you). I'd prefer a lower-end brand and model in excellent shape with no water damage over a high-end unit that has been neglected. Mileage is of little importance in itself, though of course a unit with especially high mileage may have a lot of wear and tear in general (though the opposite isn't necessarily true--there could be a lot of use and living without a lot of miles traveled). A motorhome drivetrain is very seldom worn out through use; the house part tends to wear out much sooner, or the drivetrain suffers problems due to improper or insufficient maintenance or to accident.

In terms of the layout and such, I would suggest thinking about renting a motorhome for a few days before buying. You'll probably find a lot of things to look for (or to look to not have), and generally have a better idea of what to expect. In any case, whether or not you rent, spend some time in any motorhome you're looking at to mentally, if not physically, go through the details of your activities in it. See how the counter space and included appliances might work for making a meal. Sit down to watch TV (if you'll be doing that), and see if it's comfortable and if the view is adequate--or figure where you migh put the TV if it is not. Stand and move around in the shower, the bathroom, etc. See how easy or hard it is to make the bed. Figure out where you might put the trash can, the dirty clothes bag or basket, the damp towels, and so forth.





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rdhetrick wrote:

Ranger Smith wrote:

A Hurricane is a Thor. I would not buy any thor product if my life depended on it.
Just my opinion as they are known to be JUNK

Go for a used Winnebago, Tiffin or Newmar


They're not junk, but they're not high end motorhomes either...they are what they are...

What's your budget? I can practically guarantee you won't find one of the three listed above in similar condition for a similar price - that's to be expected.

The best thing you can do is go look at different motorhomes. There are always deals to be found, no need to rush into something without knowing anything about it.

You may not like travelling in a motorhome, you may love it. If you get an expensive one and don't like it, it's a mistake. If you get a low cost one and love it, you upgrade.

I'd expect there are very few people here that are still travelling in their first RV. You have to learn what you like, what you don't like, and often, your needs will change over the years.

Don't be afraid of a Thor product, just understand what they are and have the right expectations. If you bought a Chevy expecting it to have the bells and whistles of a Cadillac, you'd be disappointed, but if you expect it to be equipped like a Chevy, you'd be quite happy.

Look around, go to shows, talk to people. Without knowing your expectations, no one can tell you if it's the RIGHT deal for you.


You’re right . . . They’re not junk . . . They’re Garbage

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Ranger Smith wrote:



You’re right . . . They’re not junk . . . They’re Garbage


Well, I guess Tiffins are junk too since they're now owned by Thor!

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rdhetrick wrote:

Ranger Smith wrote:



You’re right . . . They’re not junk . . . They’re Garbage


Well, I guess Tiffins are junk too since they're now owned by Thor!


I agree. Our 2003 Tiffin has been absolutely trouble free. With that said, I wouldn't buy a new one now that Thor bought them out.


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