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Old 03-01-2014, 06:28 PM   #1
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Still looking to buy a class a MH

The Itasca Suncruiser I was looking at had a lot of delamination and a couple of trash can size patches on o0ne side. I passed on it. I am now looking at a 2001 HR Admiral, body is very clean and straight, Interior needs a good cleaning but will clean up nicely. It has 90,000 miles and a new engine at 65,000. What should be looking at one this unit?

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Hi dpc1951,
1. Does the floor plan meet your needs?
2. Will the coach carry you, your people and all your stuff? GVWR minus unloaded vehicle weight rating (CCC).
3. Will the coach tow what you want to tow? GCWR minus GVWR.
4. Will the hitch/receiver tow the weight you want to tow?
5. Have the coach checked out by an RVIA certified tech.
6. Have the automotive checked out by a ASE certified Tech.

Does the coach level with 3 or 4 jacks? If 3 jacks, level the coach and walk around. See if it is okay for you.

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Old 03-03-2014, 07:41 AM   #4
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Check the integrity of the roof and the seals around vents, etc.. Check for any sign of water intrusion on the ceiling and around windows. Inspect every cabinet, cupboard, compartment and smell for mildew. If there is any smell of mildew forget it. You'll never get rid of it. If the interior smells of air freshener the seller may be trying to cover something up.
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Old 03-04-2014, 09:08 AM   #5
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Go to rv.org pay what they are asking, it will be the best money you spend on your rv!!!!!
Then go to oodle.com plug in what you're looking for check the right boxes and it will give you daily updates.
Happy Hunting and good luck
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Old 03-04-2014, 09:27 AM   #6
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There are too many lightly used low milage mohos out there. One with 90000 miles is well past that description. If you look on craigslist in the southwest you can find garaged, low miles, never lived in RVs with no rust and 35-40000 miles under $50 for a pusher or under 30 for a puller. The nice ones go quick so look often. Apache junction az is full of them.
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Not knowing your price range its hard to say what's a good buy. Or more importantly what to look for. Age certainly will lower the value but doesn't mean it can't be a good rv. I just sold a 1994 31ft gas challenger that was exceptionally clean last year for 11,500. But it was like brand new and only had 13k miles on it.
In that age range the things to check are tires, appliances, look for signs of leaks or mice. If possible ask to use it for a night and try everything out. That's the best way to see what you have.
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Old 03-04-2014, 10:53 AM   #8
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There are too many lightly used low milage mohos out there. One with 90000 miles is well past that description. If you look on craigslist in the southwest you can find garaged, low miles, never lived in RVs with no rust and 35-40000 miles under $50 for a pusher or under 30 for a puller. The nice ones go quick so look often. Apache junction az is full of them.
How do you know what their budget is?

OP, I would look at everything that you looked at on all the others in your search. You already caught Delamination and ran form one so that is a good start!
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