Originally Posted by macraekw
Thanks. That seems to be the prevailing thought on the forum however out of fairness to the dealer, the independent chassis inspector who caught the leaking radiator told me that there was no checking of the sidewalls and except for some alignment issues and cupping on the tag tires, the tires appeared to be in good shape and had another 10,000 miles on them. (The coach had been kept in inside storage). We already beat the dealer up pretty good on price so I don't know how much more he is willing to invest in this coach. NADA retail is around $140,000 or so and they committed to sell it to us for $115K. Replacing the radiator is probably around $6K to $7K alone I am thinking. Perhaps they made a lot on the trade though??
When I got my coach in January it had 17k miles on it and the first thing I did was to get a new set of tires. Went through FMCA and save around $1500 and my tires looked good but they had 8 years on them. From everything that I have read you need to dismount the tires and check the inside, to me that is a waist of time and $$$$ to get one or two more years and hope they hold together.
The cost of the radiator should be around $5400 (parts and install) Mine was installed by Quinn Cat in CA. Radiator was shipped to them from Sweet Home, Oregon.