My wife and I are looking seriously at purchasing a used Class C or A in the next few months. We would use it during football season for tailgating at our local college football games and for relatively short trips on other warm weather weekends. Most trips would be with just us but may occasionally include other family members, including my elderly parents. If we really get into the RV culture, we might eventually go on more extended trips. With that background in mind, I have begun looking mostly through ads from private sellers. I have roughly divided what I am finding into two categories - those that are less than 10 years old, in pristine condition and are way out of my current price range; and those that are older, with relatively low miles but in need of various types of work ranging from cosmetic to major repairs. I have found a few bargains that are mechanically sound, but have other problems like water damage and faded paint. My main question is how to determine whether or not it is worthwhile to purchase what amounts to a "fixer-upper" and be able to get something that is basically functional now. Or should I continue to save my money and look for something that is in better shape already? I know I may be throwing a lot at everyone who contibutes to this forum, but from what I have read so far, there are a lot of you with way more experience than me at this, and I need all the help I can get. Thank you for any advice.