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Old 12-13-2012, 10:07 AM   #99
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Oh yeah. Craigslist is hard to search because it has to be done by regions, so it's tedious. Anyone within 1500 miles of MA want to search their local Craigslist for me?

Anyone can search any region- it isn't any easier for a local to search than it would be for you to do it...
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Old 12-13-2012, 10:27 AM   #100
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Anyone can search any region- it isn't any easier for a local to search than it would be for you to do it...
Yeah, I know. Just trying to split up the work. People here have been more than helpful, many through PM's, so I thought I'd throw the idea out there.
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Old 12-13-2012, 11:29 AM   #101
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Old 12-13-2012, 12:29 PM   #102
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I just checked - the 'Power Bridge' chassis was used for the 2009 or newer Fleetwood DP models. The chassis is a very important component to the overall experience and enjoyment. The.general trend for all Auto, Truck, gas MH and DP MH has been to improve the stiffness of the chassis. This improves ride, reduced rattles and squeaks, better handling. I would pay extra for the 2009 because of the chassis improvements.
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ya found one in Nevada .. Should be able to find one closer use the same RV locator that you used before
now at 102 post! " Split the work up" you say ? Seems you have had a lot of comment on your issue . I still wonder .. Is this real ?
I guess one more smilie won't hurt
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Old 12-14-2012, 09:59 AM   #104
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ya found one in Nevada .. Should be able to find one closer use the same RV locator that you used before
now at 102 post! " Split the work up" you say ? Seems you have had a lot of comment on your issue . I still wonder .. Is this real ?
I guess one more smilie won't hurt
When we were looking at property in FL, the real estate agent said something about people form the north (referring to us) being so suspicious about having someone pulling the wool over their eyes. I wasn't surprised to see that you are from the north.

I've been asking a lot of questions here and getting some great answers which have been more helpful than you know. Out thought/decision making process has been relying heavily on this forum, because we know so little and you all know so much.

We changed our minds on some things because people here pointed out issues and they made sense.

Someone posted an ad from Craigslist (without me asking them). Because some people seem to want to go out of their way, I threw out the idea of people checking local Craigslists for me. If you've ever used Craigslist, you know how tedious it is. I'm working 2 jobs, and have limited time. (I'm in between right now) I know there are people on here who may have a little more time than I, so I asked for help. I had previously fully acknowledged and expressed appreciation for all the help they've already given.

Driving up to your door and introducing ourselves in person probably wouldn't change your mind, but I really don't want all of those people that have been so helpful to think that they've wasted their time. So, what would you need to prove that we are legit?

PS You think I ask a lot now, wait until we get underway!
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Old 12-14-2012, 05:00 PM   #105
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... So, what would you need to prove that we are legit? ...
Lynne - ignore that. Once you make your purchase and post your pictures, that's all the proof anyone needs. You ARE required to post pics, tho!!! LOL! That's your repayment for all the help.

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Update

For all of you who have followed this thread and our journey, we are now at the other end. We made a fabulous trip across the country and back and were so pleased with our decision to purchase the coach we did.

We are now selling our beautiful coach. We even considered keeping it many times, we loved it so much. But we need to stick with the plan.

You can view the ad on the classifieds on irv2 if you'd like. We will certainly let you know how it all turns out in the end in case anyone else is crazy enough to consider doing what we did.
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For all of you who have followed this thread and our journey, we are now at the other end. We made a fabulous trip across the country and back and were so pleased with our decision to purchase the coach we did.

We are now selling our beautiful coach. We even considered keeping it many times, we loved it so much. But we need to stick with the plan.

You can view the ad on the classifieds on irv2 if you'd like. We will certainly let you know how it all turns out in the end in case anyone else is crazy enough to consider doing what we did.


Hope you'll be posting cost/benefit numbers!
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Hope you'll be posting cost/benefit numbers!

Of course!
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Hope you'll be posting cost/benefit numbers!
I followed the "family" across their several threads and entire journey. I was skeptical at first. Now I find..... They did it their way and the way I see it, Benefit = 100% and Cost = irrelevant. I commend them for doing what they did - even if the rest of us think money was or will be left on the table. Who cares how tall the stack of $ is at the end of following your dream. Your dream, your $, nobody's business. What's a memory of a lifetime worth? YMMV and anyone who says I told ya so is a nitwit.

Congratulations on a plan well executed!
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I followed the "family" across their several threads and entire journey. I was skeptical at first. Now I find..... They did it their way and the way I see it, Benefit = 100% and Cost = irrelevant. I commend them for doing what they did - even if the rest of us think money was or will be left on the table. Who cares how tall the stack of $ is at the end of following your dream. Your dream, your $, nobody's business. What's a memory of a lifetime worth? YMMV and anyone who says I told ya so is a nitwit.

Congratulations on a plan well executed!
Steve and Annie

Thank you so much, Steve and Annie. I am hopeful for a positive financial bottom line, however, the experience was priceless as you can imagine.
So either way......
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I would like to throw my two cents into this...I have purchased three coaches online through Ebay. Two of them were 2500 miles from me. The first two, I didn't inspect until after I had purchased them and flown out to take possession. The second one was inspected by an independent RV inspector. He still missed a lot of stuff. When I bought the coach I have now, I flew out to Yuma, AZ and inspected it myself. Items I was not happy with were corrected the next day at a dealer and one item was settled by a reduction in price. I would not have known about any of the items if I hadn't flown out myself. My suggestion is: try and find someone on IRV2 that lives near where the motorhome is located and see if they will meet you at the coach and give you a knowledgeable report of what they see wrong. Maybe you can find more than one person...? A lot of people on here are quite knowledgeable and have owned several motorhomes over the years.
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I would like to throw my two cents into this...I have purchased three coaches online through Ebay. Two of them were 2500 miles from me. The first two, I didn't inspect until after I had purchased them and flown out to take possession. The second one was inspected by an independent RV inspector. He still missed a lot of stuff. When I bought the coach I have now, I flew out to Yuma, AZ and inspected it myself. Items I was not happy with were corrected the next day at a dealer and one item was settled by a reduction in price. I would not have known about any of the items if I hadn't flown out myself. My suggestion is: try and find someone on IRV2 that lives near where the motorhome is located and see if they will meet you at the coach and give you a knowledgeable report of what they see wrong. Maybe you can find more than one person...? A lot of people on here are quite knowledgeable and have owned several motorhomes over the years.
Good advice, but just a little late.
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