Originally Posted by zzjea
Just a note on PPL Motorhomes in Houston. We live here and have been there a number of times. The good news is that they have a lot of RVs to choose from. The not so good news is that they are all on consignment unless they took one on trade in for a customer. Either way they do not do much if anything to the unit until you buy it or pay for an inspection. Even if you buy, they will charge you to fix most anything on it.
It seems that most people who consign there just drive it in and drop it off. The cosmetics are usually rough. The mechanicals might be ok but you really need to get them checked out before purchasing. They are not like a RV dealer who also sells used units. They are a business designed to sell (promote, advertise) someone else's RV.
If you want a fixer-upper, then this might be the perfect place. They do not sell cheap like an individual might because they make less commission if they do and the seller would not be too happy either.
This is not to say I would not consider them but be cautious. Also, do not buy without seeing first hand unless you are willing to deal with the unknowns.
The most expensive units might be the best condition, but I did not look in most of those as they were too $$ for my needs and wants.
For the purpose of full disclosure, I do not live anywhere near PPL and only roamed the DP lot there once.
Could not disagree more with this post, found the units to be generally clean and aesthetically in the condition that one would expect for a coach that has been "well looked after" and generally priced to sell.
Just my 2 cents!
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