View Full Version : Buyer Beware my Elite Suite has lost $120,000

Terry Weier
08-15-2018, 08:04 PM
I have been in the pipeline industry traveling and full timing for over 20yrs.

I own a 2013 DRV Elite Suite when purchased it had an MSRP of $160,000 with trade of a 2006 Koutry Air (that I wish I still owned) I financed $110,000 in other words I got my trade stole from me. I was informed last week that high trade value was $40,000. I would like to know how I've lost $120,000 in 5 years. Invest your money wisely and $120,000....loss in 5 years is not wisely!!!! If I could do everything all over again I would have saved my money and I would have bought a used diesel pusher 5+ years old (((look around at the high end low mile flagship pushers on the net great deals for about the same price of a new 5th wheel))) so most of its depreciation has happened they are built 10000 times better than any fifth wheel on the road and I'm talking low quality beginner entry level diesel pushers. If I took the time and got into the level of detail of issues I've had with my Elite Suite you would get sick and tired of reading. It would read like a very boring novel all I can tell you is I've had issues from day one (I have the receipts to back it up). I will never own another DRV product as long as I live. If you must stay with fifth wheels I would sure check out probably New Horizons, Spacecraft, or possibly a Lux I've heard good things. New Horizon and Spacecraft are one-off in other words they're not built on some assembly line where they're being paid piece work.

08-15-2018, 09:04 PM
Looks like someone misinformed you concerning the definition of a good investment. If the MSRP was $160K, what do you think the actual retail selling price would be? Might I also ask what a 8 year old Kountry Air was worth for a trade in 2013? I’m not trying to poke a stick at a barking dog, but might I ask you what the original owners of all those class A RV’s are thinking. Most losing 55% in 4 years. It just is the real world

Terry Weier
08-15-2018, 09:57 PM
Exactly that is why I am looking at spending $200 on a $690 coach that is 6years old....there loss is my gain. It is like new and the build quality is 100 times better then any 5th wheel on the road if you don't believe me look at a high end unit someday at a show....I mean look at it not just stand there and say how pretty it is open doors and look behind things...you will wonder why isn't my 5th wheel like this. It is simple I bought a DRV Elite Suite thinking I was getting the best and if this is the best there are a lot of blind people in this world. I am on my way to a shop in two weeks to spend over $10,000 in repairs. I have averaged over $5000 in repairs every year since new this is by far the biggest POS I have every owned look around and read do you think for a second that I am the only UNHAPPY Elite owner. I am very very good with tools I do most repairs myself these are repairs I cant handle. My entire bedroom slide needs to be removed rebuilt and installed that is a little hard to do at the KOA. Like a said this thing is a POS and the last one of its kind that I will ever own.