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Old 10-11-2016, 08:40 PM   #1
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Smile New to RV's - '07 CC Tribute 260

Looking at my first MH, a Country Coach Tribute 260. Any thoughts out there on what to look for in this coach? Thx.
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Old 10-11-2016, 10:54 PM   #2
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Check the service records. How old are the batteries. How old are the tires. Any fogged windows, I have had all mine redone. Does it has all the coach books.
For me the down side is it has a rear radiator, I like to see the motor but it does have a pull out tray for the gen-set and 4 slides plus I think it comes with a Magnum converter.
How many miles on it and does it have a Cat C-9?
I just looked at some on line to see what they look like.
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Old 10-12-2016, 03:44 AM   #3
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First thing I would be interested in is chassis maintenance records. I would want to see the history, or if a dealer has it, ask to talk to last owner. Then I would check date code on all tires. Side wall cracking is a recipe for disaster. Especially inner duals. Batteries would be next and can be another big expense.

Assuming the floorplan works, run slides in and out a couple of times. Samething with leveling jacks. Test all appliances and run water via the freshwater tank and pump as well as city hook up. Run generator and power coach off it as well.

Look for signs of water leaks inside cabinets. Feel along inside walls for mushy feeling. Look closely at roof and side walls for signs of delamination.

Another approach is to hire a professional RV inspector. They will do this and more and give you their findings. Don't get caught up in the moment. It's your hard earned money being spent.

Once you are thoroughly satisfied, negotiate the price. Get it on the road and enjoy the lifestyle. Hope it works out for you, but if this one doesn't, there will be another one.
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as above said, other than the general appearence and the layout, the most important thing to look at is the chassis maintenance records. you want to make sure those big items, i.e. engine and tranny, have been in good hands. any negligence could bring a money pit to a reality. (i recently looked at a newer cc. everything looked good until i requested the maintenance records the dealer couldn't provide, though they said initially they had. to my understanding, if the seller has no maintenance records, the coach could be either a repo or from auction. i stopped right there). hope you pay a particular attention to that. good luck!
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I purchased mine without one maintaince record. So far so good.
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The first thing you should do, if you haven't already, is look at other CC models that are higher in the lineup. Records are nice but wouldn't keep me from buying a coach.

It took me almost two years looking at coaches before I purchased mine. I like purchasing from private owners. It gives you an opportunity to learn more about the previous owner, and the history of the coach.

Take your time, look at many as you can. You'll know when you found the right one. Good Luck!
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The '07 CC Tribute has a C9, with a rear radiator. From my understanding the issues with that are 1) keeping clean and 2) more difficult to service. Assuming the price is right, any other reasons to avoid that anyone knows?
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The '07 CC Tribute has a C9, with a rear radiator. From my understanding the issues with that are 1) keeping clean and 2) more difficult to service. Assuming the price is right, any other reasons to avoid that anyone knows?
OK, does it have the wet PTO, this is a must. It's about a $850 install.I had mine installed other than that if you can live with the RR go for it.
http://www.jdrv1.com/sitebuildercont...s/pto-101a.pdf
One other thing you should think about a RR frig.
How many miles on it?
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i could be wrong though... side radiator is a must on my checklist. if budget isn't an issue, you might want to check out intrigue and up...
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