I loved a new motorhome at $122,000 for retirement but would be satisfied with the 15-year-old motorhome for $9,999 for our family experience -- though the Golden Girls' mauve would have to go!
I was so pumped by the decent living conditions that I told my wife what the kids and I had discovered that day and I brought her back to the dealership the next morning. All said, we found a 2006 Damon Daybreak, gas-fueled motorhome, heavily geared for family, that had built in bunk beds for $50,000. "That's the one!", exclaimed my wife. If and when we do it, that's what we need. I assured her, if I knew how to provide a good income on the road, we would surely buy it. But there will always be another somewhere.
And frankly, I think we owe it to ourselves to explore other brands and other dealers. This could be a long process, or a short one if a miracle drops.
I have learned so much already about an industry I knew nothing about and will share my information as I acquire it.