Originally Posted by kjmaggart
We found a decently priced, 2013 Sunset Trail 250RB. Needs a little interior work (recover couch), but otherwise seems to be in good condition. We're upgrading from 20ft so want something with slide out and outdoor kitchen. This looks like what we are looking for.
I've seen negative comments about warranties and some quality problems. Looking to hear from anyone familiar with the model. Good one or bad one? Can't find much info on the web about this particular model.
I appreciate any guidance anyone can give.
With 7-8 year old rv warranty won't be a concern as there is none.
The 1st things I'd look at would the the tire date codes, if it's been stored for extended periods or they're at or over 5 years old they need replaced, possibly up 1 load range, regardless of tread appearance. RV tires age out long before they wear out.
Also the battery/batteries, the same here, 5 years old replace them or if it's been stored with the batteries connected they may be unable to hold a charge. If somewhat new check/clean terminals if needed & check water levels & top off with distilled water if needed.
If you don't have one already get a good quality surge protector/EMS in whatever amperage the RV, 30 or 50 amp, either hardwired for portable, this is the only way to protect your RV electronics from faulty wiring at campgrounds, or at your home if able to plug in there & use it EVERY time you plug in.
If you're somewhat of a handyman you should be fine in a used RV, or new, as there WILL be repairs, if not be prepared to leave the RV at repair facilities for months at a time, they can't possibly keep up nowadays.