Originally Posted by twogypsies
Mike Brez: appreciate your friends' observations and we have a couple comments...when you put a RV on a consignment lot, we wouldn't expect the RVs to be cleaned up - inside or out. It's just like selling a vehicle yourself. You can clean it up to sell or not. That's the owner's responsibility if they want to sell it for a good price and fast. If we were looking for a used RV we would expect some RVs to look very worn. They're not all going to look sparkling.
That's a reflection on the owner's care and those are RVs that we would definitely pass up.
PPL does have a detailing service for a charge. I suspect many owners don't think detailing is necessary. Many car owners take their cars in for detailing very often. Those are owners that really care about their vehicles. Some owners never detail their vehicles. Yes, some dealers will make every unit sparkle but then you really wouldn't know the background on that vehicle as to care.
We're sure there's a lot of junk on a used RV lot. It's to be expected. It's up to the owners to clean up their RV or let PPL do it. Some choose not to do so. When you buy used you have to go through a lot of them to find one to suit you. That goes for anything used.
Another comment about "sitting out in the weather and getting hammered". We understand this is an outside lot so, yes, the RVs are going to get rained on and the wind is going to blow - just like being in a campground. This is a good test to see if the RVs leak. There's no reason to bring slides in and cover up a possible leaking problem. We'd want to know if the RV leaks.
Also, a picture doesn't reveal everything. You need to see things in person. We'd never buy a vehicle without seeing it in person.
I guess we're torn on this. We've heard many high recommendations for PPL although we're sure there are some bad-looking RVs put on a used sales lot. That's not PPLs fault. It's the owners and I suppose if we were buying we'd like to really see just how owners care for their RVs. If not cared for, they'll be passed up. So these issues can be looked on in two ways - positive or negative.
Well let's see were to start... First off these people were not my friends. I asked on this forum if anyone was going to PPL in the near future if they would mind looking at a coach for me. I posted the unit number and got those two responses here in my pm box. The big thing that pi$$ed me off us the salesmen telling me how good the unit was. I specifically asked about tire date codes and it looked like something was a little funny near the front wiper and told me it was just the picture. I would have been pretty pi$$ed if I flew from ct to tx to look at a pos..
I just purchased my rv a few weeks ago from a consignment lot also. All units are plugged in. All units were locked. All parked on nice concrete. I know PPL sells a bunch of units but sorry I'm not jumping on the band wagon.