We are new to this and would appreciate your thoughts on new versus 2nd hand. Looking at traveling in the USA in 2017 for about 12 mths. Which 5th Wheeler is known to be reliable, have a good reputation for ease of repair (if necessary) and could be sold again readily?
I bought new but if I had it to do again, I'd buy used. Arctic Fox makes a good quality "all seasons" (thermal pane glass, all plumbing ran under the floor in heated space, the holding tanks are in heated space, the underside is completly enclosed to make them more energy efficient, etc.) 5th wheel.
I believe it depends on the individual.
I bought new, but will also go used next time. Something around 2-3 years old. I think I could get something bigger/better than what I could afford new. My parents always bought new. My Dad says he did not want other peoples problems and liked the warranty.