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Old 10-28-2013, 10:03 PM   #15
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As a retired car dealer, I say you have to consider it a 3 yr old coach. You need to have it thoroughly checked by an inspector. The dealer has gotten factory rebates and has written the value down every year. He has been paying interest on it. Warranties start the day it is transferred to a retail customer. If it has miles on it then you want to make sure it's been cared for.
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Old 10-28-2013, 10:27 PM   #16
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As a retired car dealer, I say you have to consider it a 3 yr old coach.....
Great advice.

You have to treat this like you're buying a used coach. After all... as soon as you drive it off the lot, it will be a Used Coach.

Negotiate and inspect from that standpoint.
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Old 10-29-2013, 07:29 AM   #17
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If you are interested, I wouldn't be afraid of this, with caveats. I acquired a used coach that I later found out had been on the lot 3 years. I also bought it at huge discount. First this is not the usual used MH. It is new but older. I can almost guarantee that the lowest price you can think of will still have profit in it for the dealer. I would offer him something less than 50% of MSRP. Worst case is you walk. All the warranties should still be in effect as you would be the first owner. He is probably thinking he can get a premium over the same year used, maybe, but not from me.
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Old 10-29-2013, 07:40 AM   #18
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That coach is what is referred to as a "lot queen" It either has a bad floor plan, bad colors, etc where nobody has bought it in two years. When it comes time to re-sell it or trade it in, the problem will still be there and hard to get rid of. Unless the dealer is completely nuts on what he thinks it is worth.
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Old 10-29-2013, 07:53 AM   #19
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On a related note..

Here's another "new-used" Diplomat, but a 2008. I wonder why they still have it?

2008 Monaco Diplomat 40SFT Class A Diesel Lebanon, ME State Line Superstore

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Here's another "new-used" Diplomat, but a 2008. I wonder why they still have it?

2008 Monaco Diplomat 40SFT Class A Diesel Lebanon, ME State Line Superstore

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I think it's the LSU exterior. That thing would sell quick in Baton Rouge!
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Old 10-29-2013, 01:39 PM   #21
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Wow 2008, that's almost 6 years old! Tires are probably already 7 years old. According to NADA it originally was $267k, used prices now between $123k and $148k. Interesting.
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Old 10-30-2013, 07:16 PM   #22
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Would you be able to get Warranty work done on it??? If so , who's going to cover it ??? You are bound to have some issues with it sitting that long....,
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A friend of mine bought a Dutch Star that had sat on the lot brand new for about 2 years. This coach had lots of "lot rot" problems. Eventually they all got fixed but took about 2 years after he bought it. The problems he had were not all minor. And not all related to lot rot. Both his transmission and motor blew. That was not due to sitting on the lot, but about two dozen other things were.
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A few years back, a local dealer had a 30' Beaver Patriot DP that we were very interested in. He'd traded it on a bigger unit. It was in really nice shape and had a good floor plan for our needs.

I checked out KBB for a price, then went to see if we could get a deal. He was asking 2.5x the KBB estimate and refused to consider a lower offer. It sat on the lot for over two years and a few weeks after it disappeared, the dealer went bankrupt.
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Old 10-31-2013, 12:26 PM   #25
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Here's another one. A nice looking Holiday Rambler Endevour. This one is a 2010. Endeavor 2010 42 SKQ
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It strikes me that dealers are very dumb/careless not to move a rig around and put at least 15 miles a month or so on a troubled rig. As a buyer, I would surely be more willing to buy it if it had 2k miles or so on the odo after sitting unsold for 5 or 6 years.

Hell, even in the north winters, a tech could just drive it in circles on the lot to put up some winter miles and keep things good. Maybe they are just wanting to dump any problems on the buyer and let them deal with the trouble.
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What problems are considered lot rot on an RV?
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