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Old 08-09-2013, 11:22 AM   #1
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Who has a Class A former rental?

We currently have a Class C and plan to buy a Class A in about 3 years, when I hope to retire.
While looking at options, one is buying a former rental unit. While I hear from folks who would NEVER consider buying a rental unit, I've never heard from anyone who had a former Class A rental. I have talked to people with Class C former rentals and heard overwhelmingly good feedback

So is anyone out there bought a former rental Class A? How did it go? What were your experiences? Who did you buy from? Would you do it again?
Linda
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Old 08-09-2013, 04:22 PM   #2
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JMHO, of course, but I would not buy a used Class A that was in service as a rental.
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Watch the Robin Movie, RV and decide if you would want one after he used it. While exaggerated, there is a lot of truth in what happens with newbie RV operators.

Rental units get a lot of high wear on them in a short period of time.

Just my 2 cents worth.

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Why would Class A rentals be any different from Class C's? Misuse is misuse.

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In a rental car, a speed bump is a signal to accelerate.

How many rental RVs are used by total newbies? Kind of like being on your first date.
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We made the BIG mistake of renting our Class A using a reputable rental company. Our goal was to make some money. Needless to say we didn't make a cent after repairs & general maintenance they insisted was needed AND our coach was ALWAYS renturned in poor condition....dont do it!
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Rentals are typically to people who have no RV experience. No experience driving, and no experience operating or maintaining RV systems. Over and over and over again. Newbee after newbee after newbee.

A rental would have to be a screaming (I mean a major, give-away, scrap value kind of) deal, AND pass a thorough and rigorous inspection of all systems and chassis, AND have verifiable service records before I would consider it.
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Rentals are typically to people who have no RV experience. No experience driving, and no experience operating or maintaining RV systems. Over and over and over again. Newbee after newbee after newbee.

A rental would have to be a screaming (I mean a major, give-away, scrap value kind of) deal, AND pass a thorough and rigorous inspection of all systems and chassis, AND have verifiable service records before I would consider it.
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Actually, IMHO, if you have a good mechanic check out the engine/drive line/ rear end and etc., any you check out all accessory, and everything checks out ok then there is no reason to not buy an ex rental.

I'd think that it would be no more risky than buying ANY used rig when appropriate checkout procedures are observed.

However, I understand the normal emotional upheaval of such an act in certain social circles.


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You can get just about the same deal on a used dealer or private unit with service records and proof of non rental use for the same money and they are higher end units than most bought as rentals
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I really appreciate everyone's opinion, but I was hoping to hear from folks who actually had bought an ex rental...
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I have a friend who bought a Class C rental unit and he was happy with it. I see a few Class A rentals at RV Parks now and then but don't know anyone who owns one.
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I rented one before I bought one and personally I would never buy rental. I know this don't help you in your quest. But even after renting one and me be very careful with it things do happen! And someone said things that happen in the Robin Williams RV movie is true! "I know"
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We bought our 2007 Damon Daybreak from a rental company. Our experience was VERY good. The woman who owned the company was OCD about maintenance and care of the unit (she spent 3 hrs showing us the systems on our firs visit). It did come with more miles than average (65k) but we got the unit for a very good price. Would do it again....from this lady. Looked at 2 other companies and they looked like they had been used to haul cattle! No way!!!!!!!
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