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Old 08-22-2015, 09:27 PM   #15
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They also have free lunch on Saturday's. It's not the Original Oyster House but it's food. (Yep, I'm from the Bay Area).

Really nice coach! Hope everything works out!
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I bought my coach from there 3 months ago... seems like a good place
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UPDATE on the inspection (performed by fellow member Johndale) He and his bride got a big surprise, because what looked like a perfectly beautiful motor home had been ridden hard, put away wet, and left to rot.

The ad from Motor Home Specialists showed a beautiful coach. What was there showed, "the rest of the story". Both windshields cracked, water leaks in several areas, cabinet doors (the solid wood doors) Cracked and split. Carpet too dirty to know whether it's cleanable. Mattress had been used for non-sleeping activities and needed replacing. A/C units didn't cool the coach.

...and that's before any of the mechanical systems had been checked.

To their credit, Motor Home Specialists refunded my deposit quickly, with zero hassle. To their damning, they mis-represented the coach to the max, and their salesman and I had shared a dozen e-mails and numerous phone calls. There's a difference between poetic license, stretching the truth, and outright deception and false statements.

Motorhome Specialists were (I thought) about as good as it gets with dealers. Well, their Consignment Division needs a new manager, and their salesmen need new direction. They need to be honorable.

Photos in that ad are amazing. What was seen today was amazing.

Thanks to the man that saved us a nightmare. I owe ya', John
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UPDATE on the inspection (performed by fellow member Johndale) He and his bride got a big surprise, because what looked like a perfectly beautiful motor home had been ridden hard, put away wet, and left to rot.

The ad from Motor Home Specialists showed a beautiful coach. What was there showed, "the rest of the story". Both windshields cracked, water leaks in several areas, cabinet doors (the solid wood doors) Cracked and split. Carpet too dirty to know whether it's cleanable. Mattress had been used for non-sleeping activities and needed replacing. A/C units didn't cool the coach.

...and that's before any of the mechanical systems had been checked.

To their credit, Motor Home Specialists refunded my deposit quickly, with zero hassle. To their damning, they mis-represented the coach to the max, and their salesman and I had shared a dozen e-mails and numerous phone calls. There's a difference between poetic license, stretching the truth, and outright deception and false statements.

Motorhome Specialists were (I thought) about as good as it gets with dealers. Well, their Consignment Division needs a new manager, and their salesmen need new direction. They need to be honorable.

Photos in that ad are amazing. What was seen today was amazing.

Thanks to the man that saved us a nightmare. I owe ya', John

Well at least my DW didn't look at any new RVs.
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It was fun a short drive and was very surprised driving up to that RV. Salesman didn't hang around at all. Had to call them twice for him to come back. Like Rick said it needs a lot of love and money to get her going again. So Rick I am ready for another road trip. Hawaii sounds good.


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Hawaii?? Dang, yer an expensive date!

Seriously, though, if it hadn't been for your kind offer to look at what I expected to be a slam-dunk perfect coach, my coming Saturday would have ended up in the dumpster.

This is the essence of good forum camaraderie; helping others. John exemplifies that spirit....so I'm having a drink in your honor!
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Wow, what an enjoyable read, its nice to know people are still helping people.
Glad everything worked out
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Wow. Just, wow. Sorry it didn't work out for you. I know you and your wife were excited about the unit. But, it was far better for you to find out the true condition before you traveled to Texas. The right one will eventually find its way to you. Also, since fall is coming you might be able to find a better deal.
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Sounds like a good deal for someone that's looking for a killer deal on a fixer upper. I did that a few years ago. Took me a year and a half to bring it up to speed but was well worth it.
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Next weekend I'm buying a consignment coach at Motor Home Specialists in Alvaredo, TX. Seems that all they do is wash it off without checking fluids, etc.

Does anybody know somebody in the area that would make sure the coach is road-ready (check fluids, make sure it starts, tires are new)? The RV service company that the salesman told me about does nothing but PPIs and he's booked up next week.

Coach is a Travel Supreme with 30K miles, so ought to be excellent, but I'd feel better if it got the once-over before I get there.

Thanks in advance.
It looks like you have had a lot of good advice and good help from other fellow RVers. One thing I would like to add is ask the sales folks if you can talk to the Consignor. They (MHSRV) sold my 05 Essex and was happy with the outcome. Good Luck and safe travels!
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It looks like you have had a lot of good advice and good help from other fellow RVers. One thing I would like to add is ask the sales folks if you can talk to the Consignor. They (MHSRV) sold my 05 Essex and was happy with the outcome. Good Luck and safe travels!
The condition of the coach precludes a DIY project unless the price were to drop another $35,000, minimum. My offer was $90K, so I was prepared for some surprises, but:

a. one windshield cracked, one popped (windshields + X-bracing = $5000
b. wood cabinets were water damaged or split/cracked = $8,000+
c. water damage on several interior walls below windows = ???
d. all slide toppers were shot, front cap needs full paint job = $6000
e. carpet and mattress were in need of replacing = $4000
f. Both A/C units and dash air blew warm = $5000
g. Several boxes of fuses were laying around = ????

None of the systems were checked, nor was engine or genset. The coach looked like it had been lived in by some nasty folks. Photos are beautiful, and we cannot imagine a photographer so skilled as to be able to do that.

What's disturbing is that Motor Home Specialists charges $5400 to sell that coach, and they didn't even bother to clean it, or discard the bed linens, or try to clean the carpet.
The salesman outright lied to us ("there is no sign of water damage") and did not mention any of the items above. He described it as very clean.

My image of MHS is in the toilet. I cannot understand why they would ruin their reputation by not presenting consigned coaches in the best light, or by allowing out-of-state people to be lied to and deceived, or to not even bother to contact us after we cancelled. The Consignment Manager has not made contact, despite our message to him. That's poor business on MHS part.

...and yes, there's always something around the corner, so life goes on.

Gentlemen, if you ever get the chance to help somebody by checking out a coach, please consider the Golden Rule. JohnD saved us a ton by being a nice guy. We'll pay it forward...


P.S. for those in the market, here is the coach. Beware of;
http://www.mhsrv.com/2007-travel-sup...er-tx-i1683710
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I had a similar bad experience with MHSRV on a consignment unit. if your from out of town, my advice is ask if it is a trade in used unit or consignment. If consignment, don'w wast your time looking. With consignment there is no customer service from there teams. Consigned units may work for some one in the DFW area that can drop in and see reality.

I've had several friends here in Washington state buy "used units" that MHSRV owned, and they got good customer service. One thing to note, while we sat in the waiting room the Video on TV talked about the inspection etc. on used units including under-coating. Fresh undercoating in my opinion just hid potential issues. Especially with many coaches coming from south Texas during hurricane and flood season.

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Thanks for sharing your story & to Johndale for going to take a look-see. I've heard of people buying site unseen, some are lucky...most end up with what you would've gotten. I am glad MHSRV didn't hesitate returning your deposit, but it doesn't absolve them from what appears to be deceitful advertising.

It's as if the photos on their website are of a completely different coach. I don't care how good someone is with PhotoShop, they can't make what Johndale reported look that good. That's like making a silk purse out of a sow's ear.

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Amazing how good the pics look on this rig. From the looks of it MHSRV was hoping someone would buy it on the way it looks in the picks and any smart buyer would never do that.
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