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Old 07-29-2013, 07:51 AM   #1
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New guy here, currently working in Thailand and will be home in Texas in 7 months.
I have the 'opportunity' to buy a 1991 Mallard/Fleetwood Sprint 32', Cummins/Allison with 113,000 miles on it in what by the pictures looks to be in good condition for 10,500 $ and needs all tires as it has been sitting for 1.5 years the guy said.
He said everything on it is working and it is ready to go, at least go to a tire shop.
I have scoured the internet and have yet to find anything comparable.
What do you folks think? Opportunity for a good deal or opportunity for disaster?
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What do you folks think? Opportunity for a good deal or opportunity for disaster?
Both. Unless you have someone you trust with your cash to make a sound mechanical and functional decision for you (the seller is not that someone even if he is your uncle), I would wait the 7 months and hunt when you get home. Too many variables and the stakes are too high. JMHO.
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from NH. I agree with the above poster, Wait until you can see what your buying or have someone who knows what to look for check it out. Do not take a sellers word, his interest is his not yours. Good luck.
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Ditto....wait till you get home and then start your search. That's an older rig which may or may not be in good shape. I would never buy an rig without inspecting it personally.
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Welcome to irv2. I think you got some good advice here. Also when were those pics taken ? Could have been years ago.
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Another thought might be to contact and independent RV inspector in the area and have him/her conduct a thorough inspection.
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Another thought might be to contact and independent RV inspector in the area and have him/her conduct a thorough inspection.
I don't disagree with this - but do it when you and your DW are present. An inspector can tell you if it's sound and identify issues. They cannot tell you how the floor plan works for you, how you really feel about the colors, livability, all those personal decisions that only you can make. I read once that before you buy you should hang out in the coach 5 or 6 hours. Try everything out. Sit, lay on sofa bed, chairs etc. Walk past each other while one pretends to be cooking - getting into bathroom, stand in the shower. It's good advice. We spent hours in ours before signing on the bottom line.

Good luck and keep us informed.
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Unless you have someone you trust with your cash to make a sound mechanical and functional decision for you (the seller is not that someone even if he is your uncle), I would wait the 7 months and hunt when you get home. Too many variables and the stakes are too high. JMHO.
I have to agree with the above.
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I am with them all too - for that price with no slides it's a fair deal - it's not an amazing bargain that needs you to jump on it sight unseen and take a risk.

There are plenty of others out there at this price point and many will have a slide.
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