Go Back   iRV2 Forums > MOTORHOME FORUMS > Class A Motorhome Discussions
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Reply
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on iRV2
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 01-27-2014, 07:59 PM   #15
Senior Member
 
djbmsu's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Charlotte Harbor, FL
Posts: 1,806
Any RV that has "set" that period I would want nothing to do with, unless you need a long term project and are willing to inspect and replace many items from the ground up Like brake cylinders, shoes drums pads rotors, shocks, hoses, anything rubber, etc etc the list is long and will be costly.
Far too many nice coaches out there for sale.
__________________

__________________
Don and Nancy
[2014 40QBH Phaeton, 2015 Buick Enclave, 2yr old sisters Sara n Kaycee, Havanese, Two Segways
djbmsu is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 01-27-2014, 08:10 PM   #16
Senior Member
 
Theberrys's Avatar


 
National RV Owners Club
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 2,605
Our 1999 Tradewinds sat for about four years right before we bought it and I found no real ill effects. This was in New Mexico where it's very dry and for the most part critters aren't a major problem. You didn't say which model National you were looking at, but they were built well and hold up for many years with proper maintenance. You should be able to get the seller to forward copies of the maintenance records.

It's a given that after seven years you will need to replace the tires, so factor that in your price. Even if they look good they will be past the age to replace.

Here is a paper I wrote for a guy a while back. Some of it is about Tradewinds but a lot of it is generic.
I'd have a pro check it out for you. That would cost less than going there and finding out there are deal busters.

https://skydrive.live.com/view.aspx?...=WordPdf&wdo=1

Good Luck
Dick
__________________

__________________
1999 Tradewinds 7372 Cat 3126
Albuquerque, NM
Theberrys is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-27-2014, 08:26 PM   #17
Senior Member
 
rbpower's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Posts: 292
brake calapers will lock up befor u get out of town . as said before fuel and fuel pump will need to be changed. after that belts and hoses. it is a big project
__________________
rbpower is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-28-2014, 12:14 AM   #18
Senior Member
 
mojoracing's Avatar


 
Fleetwood Owners Club
Ford Super Duty Owner
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: northern IL
Posts: 2,557
My major concern would be the roof and water damage. If it was stored indoors or at least undercover, it would be a big plus. Tires and batteries for sure. Wouldn't be so concerned with belts and hoses. Gas is going to be an issue. Drain the tank and lines, put some fresh gas in. Squirt a little oil down the spark plug holes and fire it up. I would try to fire up the appliances after some cleanup but doubt there would be much problem there unless mice got to it. Brakes may or may not be an issue. Might be worth a flight out there if you can get a ticket cheap enough. See what you can do to get it up and running. A few hours should give you a pretty good idea of what will be needed and if your son is out there, he could facilitate the things you need to get done to get it home. Once home you can go through the rest and if your handy the rest wouldn't be bad. If the shell is sound it sounds like a fun project but thats me.
__________________

__________________
2014 Fleetwood Bounder 35k
mojoracing is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Are You A Thread Killer max49 iRV2.com General Discussion 17000 Yesterday 12:49 PM
With which branch of the military did you serve? Peacekeeper6 Military / Veteran RVing 1190 12-09-2017 01:20 PM
Weekend Dog sitting Ron & Dee RV'ing with Pets 12 07-04-2013 02:52 PM
D-Day 69 years ago Route 66 Military / Veteran RVing 7 06-06-2013 08:21 PM
Meet the Masters Madame Boomer Rally Master's Forum 0 04-16-2010 07:21 AM

» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 11:15 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.