This is what I found out:
800+K miles on the chassis (too much for ME)
Reman engine installed 85K miles ago (original tranny
Four (possibly more) owners (too many for ME)
No service records (A BIG "no-no" for me
Last time serviced (without documentation) two years ago
Recent all new airbags (
No leaks, no rust reported (coach lived all it's life on the East Coast
Needs new tires ASAP (eight of them!
Not enough cabinets in the living area (existing ones installed by the previous owner
Dash A/C doesn't work (
Needs new carpet
Needs new fender skirts
IF closer to me, I'd take a look in person/test drive, and offer the appropriate amount for it.
According to my calculation, it would cost ME appx. 10-15K to "zero it out" (bring EVERYTHING up to date). That does not include more cabinets, possible issues with tranny, brakes, and shocks.
Current owner inherited the coach few months ago from an elderly father, and doesn't know much about it. Father can not be contacted.
It was driven recently for 900+ miles, without knowing whether it has compression, or exhaust brake (supplemental braking system not being used), which can mean overheated brakes/bearings (or even bigger problems).
EXACTLY the same scenario I faced in January, when I drove 1100 miles to look at Prevost. Made myself few promises at that time,........"unless all service records/papers are available, and unless I can get answers from the person that knows the coach in detail,....I'll pass". "More than two owners...pass". "More than 200K miles on the chassis.....pass". Stuff like that.
You may feel different. Good luck.