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Old 01-16-2013, 11:18 AM   #1
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How many miles should a "new" RV have?

My wife and I are about to buy our first RV (2013 Thor Hurricane 34a) and the three units the dealer has on their lot each have between 1,600-2,200 miles. Does that seem right?
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Old 01-16-2013, 11:20 AM   #2
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I would expect the new unit to have a bit more mileage on it than the distance from the factory to your dealer. Then there may be test drive mileage on top of that.
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Depends upon how far your dealer is from the factory. In our case 1300 miles, so that is what the coach had on it.

Then you add in the dealer test driving to make sure it's OK to sell, customer test drives it all ads up.


Motor homes are not loaded on trailers like cars, they're driven to the dealerships.
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There could be an RV Show or two in there as well.
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Old 01-16-2013, 11:47 AM   #5
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Yep, our new DP had 2200 miles on it. Just over the distance from the factory to California. They don't deliver these things on trucks.

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Okay, I feel better now. In a way, I suppose it's a good thing that it's getting used and the bugs worked out while still at the dealer. Less surprises for me later on hopefully.
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It may be getting driven, but don't plan on the bugs being worked out. There are issues that can only be determined by actually camping in the rig.
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Okay, I feel better now. In a way, I suppose it's a good thing that it's getting used and the bugs worked out while still at the dealer. Less surprises for me later on hopefully.
In the stack of papers that came with my rig I found the delivery sheet filled out by the driver who delivered it from the factory to the dealer listing all of the flaws he had found. There was quite a list just from his time driving it.

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There could be an RV Show or two in there as well.
In which case check the hours on the generator....
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It's not just distance from the MH factory to the dealer that's involved, but also from the chassis manufacturer to the MH builder. A workmate of mine had been an engineer at Open Road in the early 70s, when they were in Florida (Sanford, I think). The employees used to get occasional delivery runs to dealerships. He told me of taking a brand-new unit to a dealership in Los Angeles. and it had close to 5000 miles on it when it got there. The chassis had been driven to Florida from Detroit, then he drove it from Florida to Los Angeles.
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My new Fleetwood Bounder had 3,300 miles on it when I drove it home from the dealer.
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Only 340 miles on ours when we bought it! Now we have over 3,000 miles after 4 months.
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we have had 2 new units less than 650 on both since we are about 600 mile from northern indiana that makes it just about right
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Spot on answers. If you buy it the mileage will be noted and you will get the full mileage warranty and not be charged for the ones on it now.
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