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Old 03-01-2015, 08:20 AM   #1
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The average retail is about 47,000, the problem is it has been sitting for 5 yrs. battery are no good the roof leaked around AC, all the cabinet door cracked in 1/2. I would like to pick it up as a fixer upper. What would you offer for it. P.S. its a diesel and has not been run in 5 yrs. Thanks for your in put. Ya the Gen. has never been run .
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The average retail is about 47,000, the problem is it has been sitting for 5 yrs. battery are no good the roof leaked around AC, all the cabinet door cracked in 1/2. I would like to pick it up as a fixer upper. What would you offer for it. P.S. its a diesel and has not been run in 5 yrs. Thanks for your in put. Ya the Gen. has never been run .
Dano51...
So everything is an unknown with roof leaks.. Do you feel up to competent to do what is necessary? May be fine but who knows..
If so maybe start around 20K if it will start..
At the first moment.. New Tires, New Batteries.. All fluids and filters.. Then the roof!
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Hi Dano51,
Welcome to iRV2. At this time, the amount of fixing is not known. Before getting into money, one should have an approximate gut feel for how much the fixing will be in work and $s. The big items need to be understood.
1. engine and the entire drive train (all fluids).
2. Chassis systems (shocks, front end parts) bearings, etc.
3. Tires and batteries (coach and chassis) will need replacing
3. All coach systems (HVAC, fresh water, waste, refer)

Knowing what you know now, there are two choices:
1. offer junk value (about $2K)
2. Hire two techs
2a. A certified RVIA tech to check out the coach.
2b. A certified ASE tech to check the automotive.
This will cost, around $1 to 1.5K total.

If you are around when the diesel is first started up, that engine is going to make quite a bit of noise, Do not be alarmed unless the noise remains after five minutes.
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First if the motor and genny don't run good, nothing. They need to pay you to haul it off. You know you have a roof leak how much rot does it have? Why would all cabinet doors cracked in half? If you go at it like your going to pay someone to fix it because you don't work for free your time worth something deduct that value from book value in less than poor condition. Don't forget what others have said about tires and batteries$$$$.
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Sounds like too much trouble to me. The leak is the worst problem I would think. Engine and tranny next. And on and on.


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Old 03-01-2015, 10:49 AM   #6
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Doors cracked in half is a good thing...

It indicates likely made of real wood and as such easy repair.

Roof leak depends on downflow damage.

First priority is running gear.

Just check dipsticks to see the condition and color of fluids to see.

If it was well maintained the fluids will indicate that.

If looks clean and fresh then maybe good.

If oil very black and cruddy not so much.

Need to start it up to hear it run and drive it before next steps.

Batteries may take enough charge to start it.

Place charger on them and see if they come up in a week
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You can probably buy a similar coachmen like that for low thirties so you really need to buy this one very cheap to make it worth all the work. Good lick
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Hi Dano51,
Welcome to iRV2. At this time, the amount of fixing is not known. Before getting into money, one should have an approximate gut feel for how much the fixing will be in work and $s. The big items need to be understood.
1. engine and the entire drive train (all fluids).
2. Chassis systems (shocks, front end parts) bearings, etc.
3. Tires and batteries (coach and chassis) will need replacing
3. All coach systems (HVAC, fresh water, waste, refer)

Knowing what you know now, there are two choices:
1. offer junk value (about $2K)
2. Hire two techs
2a. A certified RVIA tech to check out the coach.
2b. A certified ASE tech to check the automotive.
This will cost, around $1 to 1.5K total.

If you are around when the diesel is first started up, that engine is going to make quite a bit of noise, Do not be alarmed unless the noise remains after five minutes.

Gary lays out a good thought process here. Personally I would walk as there could be so many possible issues now or in the future, but if you get what you feel is a steal and you are handy, reviewing the points noted is a good starting point . Good luck.
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i would be very concerned about the leak. water tends to spread everywhere.the next problem is mold and mildew. you can't determine the damage until
you get into it.

i would walk on this one.

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Personally, I would run away. I think by the time you figure out all that you don't know plus fix what you do know you can be into a coach without the issues of similar vintage. For example, sitting that long with mice could mean huge electrical problems, etc.
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