Are used motorhomes with low mileages going to cost a lot in future bills?

I have seen a very nice 2011 Peugeot Boxer diesel motorhome for sale with very few miles on the clock. It appears to be immaculate but I wonder if the low mileage will be a problem as I also will only be doing a low mileage. Most motorhomes seem to only do low mileage and, as I'm looking for ones of about this age (because of my budget), am I looking to incur big expenses in the future? Thanks.

Asked on 17 July 2020 by william smitham

Answered by Dan Powell
It's always important to note that a motorhome is based on a van chassis. Vans, by their nature, are designed to run up high mileages over 10-years before being be scrapped. They are not designed to sit around for six months standing doing nothing. Vehicles that are left standing for long periods are usually prone to corrosion, particularly within the suspension, exhaust and joints.

That said, the above vehicle may be fine if it's been dry stored and serviced regularly (with an oil and filter change every 12 months). However, if you do buy it, I'd recommend going in to the ownership with the expectation that the motorhome will need considerable work and money to keep it on the road for the next 10 years.
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