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Age VS Mileage? (Seeking Advice)
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It looks like the Four Winds has sold. Of the two the DynaMax is a higher quality construction. The cabover is a solid piece and the rear edge moldings are solid too eliminating many potential leak areas. The mileage is low but not so low that it didn't get regular use. It appears to be in excellent condition. The only con is the wet bathroom but that's not a big deal for many people. Check the fresh water, gray and black water capacities. Sometimes they are very unbalanced. The wastewater tanks should match the fresh. If you will be boondocking and not taking daily showers you may want the black tank to be larger - or the other way around frequent showers and a larger gray tank - but no matter what, combined they should still be a match or larger than the fresh.
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If you are looking at any vehicle in South Texas remember the flood that happened there.  Get someone to inspect it to be sure there is no water damage, especially to any electrical systems.
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Adriana I have that exact model Carrigo but a 2002. I would buy mine again in a heartbeat. I love it. Cabinets are oak and there is actually counter space in the kitchen to cook.


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AdventurousAdriana (01-01-2018)
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I'll probably try to find some time this week to go see the Dynamax-Carrigo in person.

HOWEVER: I did find more pics of it on the dealer site and it looks like there might be some rust... does this look excessive to yall or normal-ish for it's age (see stepwell, hitch, and exaust pipe photos in this link)???

https://www.pplmotorhomes.com/used-rvs-f...o_rv-37643
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The rust is telling you to look very closely underneath.

It might just be from camping or stored near a lake or in a humid area, but I'm guessing it's either been in a flood or operated on salty snow-covered roads up north. Of course Houston is a coastal area and this can take a toll on metal as well.

Hard to tell the extent so you will need to look under it, wear jeans, (not a dress or skirt) and bring a piece of cardboard to kneel or lay down on, and maybe take a flashlight. I would do this FIRST. Inspect this one from the bottom to the top, not the other way around. 

Surface rust is kinda normal but with some rust on the steps and inside the threshold I would be very cautious about what you might see underneath. If you see rust flaking off in chunks, RUN!
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(01-01-2018, 07:55 PM)tx2sturgis Wrote: Hard to tell the extent so you will need to look under it, wear jeans, (not a dress or skirt) and bring a piece of cardboard to kneel or lay down on, and maybe take a flashlight. I would do this FIRST. Inspect this one from the bottom to the top, not the other way around. 

Surface rust is kinda normal but with some rust on the steps and inside the threshold I would be very cautious about what you might see underneath. If you see rust flaking off in chunks, RUN!

Thanks TX, will do.  In addition to any inspection that I do,  I'll also be hiring an RV inspector to take a look as well.  Since I'm such a newbie at this I want a professional's opinion in addition to my own.
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(12-31-2017, 02:28 PM)Snow Gypsy Wrote: I would go newer with more mileage than older with less mileage.  Sitting can be harder on the RV than running it.  With some lower mileage, they may have been lived in full-time or snowbirding which would be a lot of wear n' tear on all the RV systems.

I agree. I'd love to find one with records. Like you said "Sitting is hard" and that applied to us old birds also Big Grin
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I loved my 1986 one ton GMC Duramax van pulled my airstream to hell and back
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