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Old 08-03-2016, 08:52 AM   #1
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1995 Allegro Bay 32 foot Advice

My wife and I are looking for our first motor home. Based on our research we have decided to go with what I consider a midsize Class A and have found a 95 Allegro Bay for sale that we are interested in.

Am looking for any information about these types of RV's. As a newbie it is really hard to get a good feeling about quality that isnt so obvious when looking one over (i.e leaks, visible damage and etc.)

Any advice would be appreciated.

This unit has a slide, a 460 ford engine with 64,000 miles, a rubber roof and only one roof top AC which has me a little concerned but will not be a problem for my wife who gets cold at 75degrees lol.
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Looking for evidence of leaks is a good start. Having a professional mechanic check out the engine and drive train is also a good idea, even get an engine oil analysis done. Learn to read tire age codes is also important. RV tires age out before they wear out, you don't want to buy an RV with tires older than 6-7 years old unless you're prepared to put 6 new tires on within a year or so. (Big $$)

Have every system demonstrated that it works.

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My wife and I are looking for our first motor home. Based on our research we have decided to go with what I consider a midsize Class A and have found a 95 Allegro Bay for sale that we are interested in.

his unit has a slide, a 460 ford engine with 64,000 miles, a rubber roof and only one roof top AC which has me a little concerned but will not be a problem for my wife who gets cold at 75degrees lol.
Our dealership was a Allegro dealer. Tiffin made a good motorhome. The rule of thumb was 30 ft or less 1 AC. 31 ft and over 2 AC's. Your best bet is to pay someone to check it out. The day you check it out, It should be full of water. have some propane to test the Water heater, Refrigerator, Furnace, Stove top and oven. Have them start the ref. a day before and test temp. in box and freezer. Start the water heater before you get there to check for hot water.
Run the generator. Make sure it stays running for a couple of hours. Test drive it. After returning from the test drive, DO NOT turn it off. let it idle for at least 20 min. Check oil pressure and engine water temp.at the end of that time. This is just the basics.
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