Chinook & Rialta Scams
My son is getting married in October so I figured what better wedding present that a old Class B that he can use with his new wife. After all, he's been vacationing in motorhomes since he was 6 years old.
After getting sticker shock at how well the Chinook's and Rialta's retain their value, I saw a few listings on Craig's list for a 2000 Chinook Diesel for about $4k. Saw another 1999 Chinook gasser for $3200.
Emailed both listings (using a rarely used Gmail account I have) and got an individual reply for both listings from the same 'Donna Mills'. Same story for both - run great, can't sell at blue book, dropped price, recently divorced. Never answered my questions about interior pics, where is the MH located, etc. Upon further googling, saw that this same ad is posted all over the country on Craigs List.
So beware that if you see these ads that it could very well be a scam and don't send ANY money or give out any personal information.
PS - Based on the fact that most Chinooks and Rialta's are going for about $30k, my son will get a nice check for his wedding present (for much less than $30k)! Unless you know of someone legitimate who is selling one for rock bottom pricing...
Tom and Katharine
'07 Winnebago Tour 40TD, 400hp Cummins
RVing for 19 years & 150,000+ miles