Got our '98 17WB in February 2011. Has serial and dry wgt. sticker in both door frame and on tongue. Drove about 90 miles instate to look and buy same day. Paid 5K. Yeh, I know you wish you had my lucky charm but the exterior looked pretty rough and the interior was just dingy. But for 5K? Absolutely everything worked except the rocker switch for the water pump circuit, the 3-way (weak performance on 110VAC), and a small leak from the ball valve in the Valterra commode. By June 2011, I had it shipshape inside and out and added microwave
, FantasticFan, 80 watt pv panel and 14" wheels and tires
with a higher load rating than OE. This spring I removed the 3-way and replaced with a dorm fridge
and 1500 watt inverter and several itty bitty refinements. It has turned out a very good bargain. I figure I have less than 7K in it all up. The rear dinette is now a permanent bed; new countertop and boat seats on the locker decks up forward; also permanent. I do have the sockets and legs for the rear dinette so could be put back to convertible both ends by the FO when we fall
off the twig. Hope that aint tomorrow but long may it tow in any case.