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Old 04-02-2019, 07:10 PM   #15
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I wouldn't hesitant to poke around under the Hood - Not all that bad.
Yes it was near a fire and has visible sidewall damage-It's repairable. Did't see the mileage . If you going to flip it a decent buy would be around 20 K - Put 10 K in it and sell it it for 35 to 40.
But if it has a Salvage title - Some one most likely had it totaled and collected the Insurance. Just my Thoughts !
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Old 04-02-2019, 08:21 PM   #16
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This would be home sweet home in the winter months as we run away from WI when the snow gets deep. Not looking to flip but not against doing some restoration and maintenance to keep depreciation away!
GF has some health issues and a warmer climate in the winter would really help her out.
I don't have a problem with it. Might try to sand it some and use a clear coat to try and blend it. I like the looks of the inside and don't plan on being outside and looking at the scorched parts much. GF's concerned with he way the exterior looks.
You know how that goes, if mama ain't happy, nobody's happy
I need major buy in on her part so the first time something major breaks I'm not hearing about it for the rest of my life. I need to hear "I want this one" a number of times before I'll be safe.
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Old 04-03-2019, 05:48 AM   #17
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I don't have a problem with it. Might try to sand it some and use a clear coat to try and blend it. I like the looks of the inside and don't plan on being outside and looking at the scorched parts much. GF's concerned with he way the exterior looks.



A shop should be able to do the paint repair/ blending necessary to make it look good again for a few thousand dollars. I used to do that kind of work and an off the cuff guess would put it in the 2-5k range. It you were willing/ able to do a lot of the prep work, it would help the cost. Stuff like removing the awnings, door handles, sourcing the replacement covers etc would be very helpful for the shop, and would help you out with the bill. If I were still in the market, I would have already gone to look at it and most likely would have it in the driveway now. Good luck!
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I heard that you won't be able to get full insurance coverage on salvage title vehicles
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I've never had any trouble getting insurance on a salvage title vehicle.
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Who did you use ?
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Wasn't able to take off today but I did Email them and they said it was around 78,000 miles back in 2013. Apparently they don't have any of the service records on the coach and the odometer isn't working.
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Wasn't able to take off today but I did Email them and they said it was around 78,000 miles back in 2013. Apparently they don't have any of the service records on the coach and the odometer isn't working.



That is a common problem for these units. My odometer works sporadically also. There is a place which will replace the LCD for $100 and I intend to send them mine as soon as I have time to pull it out.



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American Eagle -- Speedometer/Odometer





Also, I have had salvaged title vehicles and never had a problem with insurance. I have used allstate to insure a couple. Insurance companies deal with this sort of thing all the time and are familiar with the process. They may want to inspect it, but typically they handle it just as anything else would be.
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Just an additional thought...

Research the refrigerator and read some of the fire related discussions here on burnt-to-the-ground motorhomes from a Norcold 1200LRIM.

I just replaced my fridge due to related horror stories and found evidence of excessive heat inside the exterior refrigerator compartment. I found several melted wires and burn marks on the cavity wall, and the refrigerator was still working. The refrigerator I removed had all of the “recall” work completed in 2011. Close-call averted and it was a major undertaking to get a new refrigerator inside the coach.
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Old 04-06-2019, 11:45 PM   #24
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I'm planning on making a run up there on Monday and then stopping off on the way back to look at a Beaver I fell in love with. Problem with the Beaver is it's been neglected and the lady knows nothing about it. It was all the late husbands.
This Eagle has the near white wood finish and that's something neither of us like but I think for the price it's something we could live with. I just don't think the exterior looks that bad unless the heat started to delam the siding.
Because my GF is challenged the idea of possibly having to use the escape window isn't much of an option so a residential fridge would be top of the to do list.
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Our refrigerator did not function properly when we purchased our MH so I replaced it with a residential unit. I was leaning towards that path eventually anyhow. I did not find any signs of heat damage when I removed it, but I am happy it is gone. The new has WAY more room and an ice maker to boot. I removed the side window and valence to pass them through. It was an involved project, but not terrible. I would be happy to give pointers etc, if you end up purchasing it.



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Well I never made it up to look at this one and I think that's my loss. I think we really would have liked the extra room the slides would afford. We did end up purchasing a Beaver today that I've been to see a number of times and today finally managed to get it running and check out the systems. If the GFs happy, I'm happy.
So now the learning curve really begins.

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Congrats on the Beaver!
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