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Old 11-08-2015, 07:55 PM   #1
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After about 6 months of blood, sweat, and tears I finally scored a Motor Home!

This is the 4th MH that we seriously pursued. Two motor homes were on consignment lots and were beautiful and clean to the uninitiated eye. However, the inspection process found both engines had serious problems ($2000 for the privilege of finding that out btw). One motor home, a very promising 2000 Monaco Dynasty was sold out from under us after we had purchased plane tickets to go pick it up.

Finally, we found this gem. It has 60,000 miles and was used in a business only within the state of Texas. The bottom looks showroom clean. The PO said they only took one vacation in it in 8 years of ownership.

The coach has maintenance records and has been used fairly continuously throughout its life. The Cat technician said it had no codes in the engine and passed the cylinder cut out test and high pressure fuel test. (He also said "buy this coach")

The main flaw with the coach (so far) is a place on the rear fiberglass where PO hit his trailer hitch that needs repair and some paint touch up. The coach has been kept under cover its whole life. The tires are 2011 (probably another year left before I start to worry, but my first purchase was a TMPS).

My dear wife is laughing at me because I am obsessing over the details. The remote keyless entry fobs would not work. I found the manual and it said to push the button once to unlock. Turns out mine takes two consecutive pushes and works every time. Also, i figured out the button for the steps...

I have a lot more learning to do, but that is all the fun. Oh, by the way, the first thing I did when I got it home is to break off the handle that raises the batwing antenna (anyone know where I can get one?)
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Old 11-09-2015, 01:29 PM   #2
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Nice Rig Sir, As for the fobs, check to see if the batteries are ok, and for the Ant Handle, any RV dealer should have one. Happy Trails Y'all.
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Old 11-09-2015, 01:54 PM   #3
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Looks nice. I'm sure it will work out for you. Unless there are visible issues with the tires I wouldn't worry about them for another few years. We run our tires as per Michelins recomendations. At year eight we have them properly inspected by our tire guys. If they are questionable we change them.

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Old 11-09-2015, 08:13 PM   #4
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Thanks guys. Feeling more confident already.
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Old 11-09-2015, 09:59 PM   #5
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Nice looking!
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Old 11-10-2015, 10:20 AM   #6
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You have a beauty there. Enjoy.
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Congratulations on purchasing a very fine rig. May it give you many yaars of trouble free travel and enjoyment.
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Nice looking rig, if you haven't done so, join the Discovery Owners Club. They have a great forum and is dedicated to Discovery. Lots of very knowledgable owners.
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That is a nice looking rig Now start racking up the miles and making memories.
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Nice looking rig, if you haven't done so, join the Discovery Owners Club. They have a great forum and is dedicated to Discovery. Lots of very knowledgable owners.
I have joined, thanks
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I'm glad you finally found one. I am bouncing back between a TT and a class C. If i am looking at a Class C Used, I do not know enough to about engines myself to look under the hood to determine what's going on. Is there an etiquette to follow as far as getting the engine or whole RV checked out by an unbiased 3rd party? I'm not sure how to approach this an any input is appreciated. I assume I would pay for this service? Thank you.
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I'm glad you finally found one. I am bouncing back between a TT and a class C. If i am looking at a Class C Used, I do not know enough to about engines myself to look under the hood to determine what's going on. Is there an etiquette to follow as far as getting the engine or whole RV checked out by an unbiased 3rd party? I'm not sure how to approach this an any input is appreciated. I assume I would pay for this service? Thank you.
I think it depends on how motivated the seller and buyer are. If the seller is motivated, you can ask them to get the coach and chassis inspected and they may do it, they probably will if you offer to pay. I had one owner give me maintenance records and offer a warranty, but that is pretty motivated.

If it is a very nice RV and you are afraid someone else is going to buy it, you can have mobile technicians come to the RV and do the inspections. This will cost you ($1000?).

In my experience, if a coach has been for sale for a while, there is very little chance someone else will buy it before you can get it inspected.

Search mobile RV technicians in your area to find a technician. It helps to look at their on line reviews and BBB ratings.

Good luck

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That is a nice looking rig Now start racking up the miles and making memories.
I agree with Benji,
Don't let set around! You and your wife go make memories, and lots of them... even camping somewhere close can be magical.

I speak from experience, as my wife was recently diagnosed with Alzheimer's. So for us every trip, whether I'm working a rodeo or not is a memory for me!!!!

Congrats, ENJOY your rig!
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I agree with Benji,
Don't let set around! You and your wife go make memories, and lots of them... even camping somewhere close can be magical.

I speak from experience, as my wife was recently diagnosed with Alzheimer's. So for us every trip, whether I'm working a rodeo or not is a memory for me!!!!

Congrats, ENJOY your rig!
Really sorry to hear about your wife. We have alzheimers very strong in our family (grandmother, aunt, and mother). I think there are some new drug treatments that my help. Keep strong and seek help of others.

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