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Old 05-13-2014, 07:26 AM   #15
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inside or outside, it still depreciates . . . a lot.


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Old 05-13-2014, 07:36 AM   #16
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Low or high milage sitting for long periods can lead to problems. I would much rather have something that moved a few miles every year than something that went on a long trip then sat and let corrosion and settling have a turn. Then there is the age of rubber and plastics that oxidize anyway.
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Old 05-13-2014, 08:23 AM   #17
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I too would be very concerned about the low miles!
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Personally it didn't bother me. We bought our 82 PA 44,000 miles 3 years ago and have only had to replace the 3 fuel filters first trip.
Now I have replaced the plugs points and a tune up last season, and maintance as usual. Now has 49,000 miles and still a happy camper.

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inside or outside, it still depreciates . . . a lot.


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How does that apply in this case? Anything depreciates once you buy it wether it's sitting or used. And in this case it does not apply as he's asking about mileage, not value.

It wouldn't bother me in the least on the mileage, everyone always uber worries about things that haven't happened yet. It's only 14 years old, not 40! Have it checked out and drive it! Ya know it could be it only got used a few trips a year, so what it's still good. Change all the fluids, verify the tires, check systems and go for it as long as the rest of it is legit, especially if the price is right.
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It doesn't scare me but it does make me think and of course ask why. The bummer is private sellers think that the low miles justify a higher price.
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It doesn't scare me but it does make me think and of course ask why. The bummer is private sellers think that the low miles justify a higher price.
On that i will agree.
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That mileage doesn't scare me. How many hours on gen set? It is likely more sensitive to lack of use.

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Like palehorse, I have a 2000 MH. When we bought it in April 2000, it had 23,000 miles. We bought an extended service contract at purchase, and to date it has paid-out over $4,000 in covered expenses; for items like non-working electric rearview mirrors, non-working step-cover, keyless remote door-lock replacement, etc. The chassis and coach proper have never given me any problems. When we bought the MH we took into account such problems and negotiated accordingly. We could have re-sold our MH last winter and recouped every dollar we have invested, minus fuel money and scheduled maintenance of course.
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Like palehorse, I have a 2000 MH. When we bought it in April 2000, it had 23,000 miles. We bought an extended service contract at purchase, and to date it has paid-out over $4,000 in covered expenses; for items like non-working electric rearview mirrors, non-working step-cover, keyless remote door-lock replacement, etc. The chassis and coach proper have never given me any problems. When we bought the MH we took into account such problems and negotiated accordingly. We could have re-sold our MH last winter and recouped every dollar we have invested, minus fuel money and scheduled maintenance of course.

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The engine, tranny and Chassis would not worry me at all. The idea that they need to be driven all the time is hog-wash. Instead it will be other things that will be showing their age.
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Like palehorse, I have a 2000 MH. When we bought it in April 2000, it had 23,000 miles. We bought an extended service contract at purchase, and to date it has paid-out over $4,000 in covered expenses; for items like non-working electric rearview mirrors, non-working step-cover, keyless remote door-lock replacement, etc. The chassis and coach proper have never given me any problems. When we bought the MH we took into account such problems and negotiated accordingly. We could have re-sold our MH last winter and recouped every dollar we have invested, minus fuel money and scheduled maintenance of course.
Sorry for the mistake. We bought it in 2013, not 2000.
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Lol. Wish that was true, but of course as we all know it's not.
I have a 54 Chevy with 35000 original miles. All original paint Hardly ever spent a night outside. Throw a wax on on and it shines like a dimond. Dont tell me if it had sat outside for the past 60 years it would be the same. Indoor storage is always better.
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