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Old 03-19-2007, 10:58 AM   #1
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I was wondering: what is the acceptable amount of mileage that should be on a Class A? I was looking at Altman's website and they are selling "new" Class A's with 1,500+ miles. What do all of you think?
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Old 03-19-2007, 10:58 AM   #2
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I was wondering: what is the acceptable amount of mileage that should be on a Class A? I was looking at Altman's website and they are selling "new" Class A's with 1,500+ miles. What do all of you think?
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Old 03-19-2007, 11:07 AM   #3
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The distance from the factory to the dealership is typically the mileage seen on "new" motorhomes.
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Old 03-19-2007, 11:17 AM   #4
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Agree, mileage to factory is the key. Mine had 480 miles on it which is almost exactly the mileage to the factory.
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Pretty much can plan on them having the mileage from the factory to the dealer plus a few local miles if they were taken to a show. You can't exactly load thmeon a traile rand haul them there. If you want one with no miles on it, you will need to pick it up at the factory.

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Old 03-19-2007, 12:06 PM   #6
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"New" normally means not previously registered to a private owner, regardless of mileage. My "new" DP came with just over 5k miles on it as it had been a dealer show coach throughout Texas and Oklahoma by a dealer with six locations. As the others say, figure out mileage from the factory to the dealership, and go from there. Around 1k would have been "reasonable" in my case for factory delivery plus a few test drives. If you really like the coach, figure excess miles into your offering price and negotiations.
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Old 03-19-2007, 01:36 PM   #7
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by AFChap:
"New" normally means not previously registered to a private owner, regardless of mileage. My "new" DP came with just over 5k miles on it as it had been a dealer show coach throughout Texas and Oklahoma by a dealer with six locations. As the others say, figure out mileage from the factory to the dealership, and go from there. Around 1k would have been "reasonable" in my case for factory delivery plus a few test drives. If you really like the coach, figure excess miles into your offering price and negotiations. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Delivery miles. Twice that and I would factor that into the bargaining. This is one reason I always order a coach from the factory rather than buying one off the lot that has been used weekends, taken to shows, etc.
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Thank you everyone for great advice!
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I'm not so sure, I think they use the Motor Homes for tail gating before delivery, hence the high mileage.
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Road Dreamer:
I was wondering: what is the acceptable amount of mileage that should be on a Class A? I was looking at Altman's website and they are selling "new" Class A's with 1,500+ miles. What do all of you think? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

The delivery miles on any Winnebago product will be over 1,800 miles.

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Hey, look at it this way...hopefully they managed to find a few of the factory bugs and fixed them before you got to the coach.

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Something to think about, due to the wonderful records the transmission readout keeps, it shows the top speed ever driven by my (new at the time) rig to be 84 miles per hour. Wasn't me Wonder who--------

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I order a coach from the factory. I picked it up two days after it was delivered to the dealer. Top speed was 74.5. Obtained somewhere between Iowa and Hamburg, NY.

I've bumped that up to 77.4mph since then. Probably a long downhill before an approaching steep uphill.

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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by ruppr:
Something to think about, due to the wonderful records the transmission readout keeps, it shows the top speed ever driven by my (new at the time) rig to be 84 miles per hour. Wasn't me Wonder who--------

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Bob, that factory delivery driver must have came down one heck of a long steep hill. Sure won't run like that on the flat.

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