We are going to look at an FMC for sale in our area. We are feeling really good about this one but also are totally willing to walk away if it doesn't feel right. With gas prices the way they are, motorhome prices are going to go down, not up. We can wait.
This particular model needs almost nothing mechanical but looks to be untouched (except for a new fridge) on the interior. That's good for us. We know that we will have some pretty specific wants and desires and will probably change even a completely redone FMC to suit our needs. But, it would feel better fixing something old rather than tearing out something new.
We've spent our free time the last few days pouring over photographs and learning about these machines.
One of the things we learned is that there were only 1050 made and there is a database with all the numbers where they are trying to keep track of them. So, we're curious which number is the one we're looking at -- I think (based on my research) that it is 642. It will be interesting to see if I'm right.