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Old 05-19-2008, 05:08 PM   #1
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I've got a question. The local dealer has two 2007 Damon Outlaw 3611. They've been sitting there a while. I'm sure I could get a decent deal.

I'm wondering if it would be wiser to go for the 2007 or a 2008 (that they do NOT have on site)?
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I've got a question. The local dealer has two 2007 Damon Outlaw 3611. They've been sitting there a while. I'm sure I could get a decent deal.

I'm wondering if it would be wiser to go for the 2007 or a 2008 (that they do NOT have on site)?
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Old 05-19-2008, 05:47 PM   #3
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Do you know what chassis its on.Ford had a few changes for 2008,nothing to drastic.
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A 2008 probably has a 2007 chasis.
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Its a workhorse
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Old 05-21-2008, 07:08 PM   #6
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I have the 2007 version w/workhorse chasis. We love it!!!! Be sure to check the roof AC's there is a fix they do for the back one to help for better airflow to the back of the RV. Also ask them for the railing for the loft bed. They sent it to me for free and it was easy to install. Makes it a lot safer. We use ours for hauling show dogs around so the AC in the garage is critical.
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Do you know what they did to fix the rear AC?

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Old 06-14-2008, 11:08 AM   #8
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I would look at the 07 that they have on location. If it is in good shape, and they give you a good deal, I say go for the 07. You can't make a decision on something they don't have, furthermore, because it is on their lot, vs something that is not on their lot, they may be a bit more anxious to sell it.

I say go for the 07, if it meets your floor plan criteria, drives well, and is in good shape, ie. not needing too much to make it deliverable.

Good Luck with it...

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Old 06-15-2008, 08:28 AM   #9
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I have also been in this situation. My thinking is on the 2007 was it should be a REALLY REALLY good deal (priced more like a 2007 used unit) because:

1)When you drive away in it there will be two (2) years of depreciation involved. (Look up the value of a 2007 unit as the 2009s are already out.) You know when they (the dealer) want to sell a unit it is brand new and worth every penny of the sticker price. But when you want to trade it in (maybe not even a month later) he gets out the blue book and tells you the sad news.

2)The tires, batteries, etc. effectively already are 2 years old. Their lifespan is based on age not use and that's a substantial percentage of their perceived lifespan.

3)The engine, generator, air conditioners, refrigerator, etc. have probably not been run for 2 years. Any mechanical item not operated or run on a regular basis is subject to premature failure (IMO). The seals, bearings, etc. don't get lubricated properly which can lead to many problems. Just the genset not being run regularly would cause the carb to gum up. (I know I have replaced/rebuilt a few in my time because I have been negligent.)

4)And remember there has been 2 years of people tromping through the unit while it has been on the dealer's lot. People pulling knobs, twisting latches, operating appliances, sitting on furniture. And oh yes, not to mention, their kids doing the same...

Sorry to sound so negative, just trying to be realistic.
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We bought a 2006 35ft Challenger in Sept 2007. New still in the box. Left for winter stay in FL 2 weeks later. Some moinor problems but nothing more then we could have had with a 2007 or 2008. As we plan on keeping the unit and using it depreciation was not a factor. Plus we saved $25,000 over the 2007.
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