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Old 09-14-2017, 10:23 AM   #1
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Really could use some advice on 2008 Phaeton 35DH

I am very torn about this but figured there certainly would be some good opinions on here. We have about $60k budgeted for an A class that we would use likely 10 times a year for family trips and weekends. We will likely keep it for about 10 years or when it gets to a point where it just makes sense to get rid of. I have never looked at Phaetons because they just don't fit my price range but I am looking at a 2008 35DH with a salvage title for about $60k and I am seriously considering it. The damage was to the passenger side and involved a tree along the entire side of the coach. No more details at this point.

It has many new upgrades including all new windows, new tires and the repair work appears to be increadible. I am planning on having an RV/Autobody expert give he his opinion on the repair and associated long term risks. It has low miles, I did a Facetime video walkthrough of everything, it is in exceptional condition, no repairs needed, everything works. He has owned it for a few years, covered storage, and is a small business owner and appears to be completely transparent.

One last question, why can't I find that there is a 2008 Phaeton 35DH made but there was in 2007?

Here is the ad.

"Are you looking to travel in a high end Tiffin Coach for 1/2 the resale value. , 8500 Watt Onan generator with auto start for charging, Here it is aTiffin Phaeton 35 DH with lots of bells and whistles, air brakes, double slides, 2 queen beds, rear bed is adjustable for comfort, full bath with additional sink area in Rear, lots of storage in and out, medium dark color cabinets, This coach is in great shape with 41,000 miles, Caterpillar 350, most everything works. 3 Upgraded smart Tvs, and sound system.outdoor TV with outdoor sound bar, new tires 750 miles on them ,polished aluminum wheels, complete new set of new power wind censored awning 2/2017t,seats re-upholstered in customer leather and stitching 3/2017, this coach is ready to go. recent oil change with all filters including air, Overall this is a used coach in great condition, a couple items on the negative side, front windshield has a crack on left corner but out of the view of operating it, near entrance step leading edge of tile has a crack, a couple flaws on exterior when repair was made, front A/C unit may need recharging or replacement. (NEW COST IS COLEMAN $875.00), the air doesn't blow ice cold, the rear A/C runs very cold. the roof is in perfect condition, was stored indoors until beginning of this year, Title is salvaged due to previous incident that was repaired by a repair center and the dealer. This coach Blue Books for $115,000.00. Selling for $69,650.00 Possible Trade whats your trade? Willing to negotiate as we have another coach on hold till 10/1-17 sale stipulation currently . Upgrading to 40' -44'. Many years of enjoyment left in this rig. Will show it to serious buyers only and in the order emails are received. Thanks for looking......"
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Looks pretty nice, but there are issues to consider with the salvage title. First is resale value. Second, and probably just as important is that your insurance company may refuse to insure for anything other than liability.
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I don't worry about a salvage title as much as others do. Looks like a lot of coach for the money. I love the 35' length. I would have the repairs inspected and offer $60K. I'd love to have seen it last year before we bought our Allegro Bus.
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