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Old 03-07-2012, 08:21 AM   #1
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purchase procedure?

Where purchasing a 2002 Sea Breeze 8341XL and the dealer wants us to sign papers /purchase agreement (paying in full) THEN do walk thru. Is this the way to finalize. We felt doing the walk thru first in case there are problems. Any input would be great. We have always purchased from private party. Great Day!!!

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Old 03-07-2012, 08:28 AM   #2
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Hey, it's your money. You can set any conditions of purchase. It's his MH, he can agree or not. Personally I do not think this is an unreasonable request & I would stick to it.


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Old 03-07-2012, 08:36 AM   #3
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Sight unseen? Not this buyer !
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Old 03-07-2012, 08:38 AM   #4
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Having just gone through this I bet he wants you to do the deal with an as is statement
and you will play hell getting him to fix anything he does not want to.
Make sure the paper work you sign is the same paper work with agreements that you
worked your deal they will switch or forget to include if not watched.
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Old 03-07-2012, 08:38 AM   #5
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Our dealer took us thru the entire coach before we signed papers and handed them the check. Actually it was twice as we made a list of a couple of things that I thought we missed after the initial walk thru. I mean you're holding the check in your hand and I would stick to your plan. I don't see where you're out of line at all. If he doesn't want to sell you the coach over that then I guess it's his loss. JMHO
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Old 03-07-2012, 08:46 AM   #6
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It doesn't sound like your dealer has a lot of confidence in this motorhome. You shouldn't either. Remember, it costs you nothing to walk away. There are plenty of used coaches out there. It will cost him the sale.
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Old 03-07-2012, 08:55 AM   #7
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Find a different dealer When you buy a house do you walk through after the closing Any reutable dealer will walk through the entire rig and operation before paying including a test drive> I would run away
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Old 03-07-2012, 10:16 AM   #8
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Do the walk thru first!! You own it at the point you sign. The dealer will have more incentive to agree to do any repairs if you haven't signed yet. He still stands a chance of losing the deal if he dosen't agree.
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Where and what name is that dealership? I'll put it on my list of places to avoid. You should be able to spend a lot of time looking in and around the RV WITHOUT signing any paper.
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Once I was looking to buy from a dealer on consignment and the dealer would not let me talk with the owner. I was asking to adjust for the poor condition of the six tires and again he refused to let me even speak to the owner. I walked. JR
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I would never buy a used coach without a walk through and a thorough test drive. I would like to take it to a trusted mechanic. The dealer I have purchased three RVs from encourages all of the above. Bought my first from a private seller who let us give it a complete inspection, but we did not drive it. On the way home the brakes froze and later it did not pass state inspection. In MA lemon law does not apply to private sale used MHs. However, PO payed to have the inspection items fixed, not the brakes.
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Not only should there be a walk through but a reputable dealer would take the time to show all the operating proceedures including leveling, slide outs, t.v., microwave oven, test panel, location of water pump and holding tanks, hot water heater, refrigerator and all and anything that need to be explained. If a used RV make sure all the operating instruction are in the vehicle for quick referance.
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NO!! NEVER!!!!!!!!

Sounds like the dealer doesn't want you to inspect the rig before you pay for it as someone else said.

I know I'd RUN if a dealer ever suggested that to me.
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PDI, walk through and everything is 100%, the dealer gets the rest of the money. He has your deposit to hold it and show your intention to buy.

My immediate thought is what is he wanting to hide.


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