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Old 11-02-2011, 08:31 AM   #43
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another reason to buy one that is a couple of years old,if the last owner has fixed everything
One the other hand; the last owner just got tired of repairing it traded it in because nothing worked.
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Old 11-02-2011, 08:41 AM   #44
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One the other hand; the last owner just got tired of repairing it traded it in because nothing worked.
Thats what I was thinking!!
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Old 11-03-2011, 06:39 PM   #45
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It's sitting in my driveway at this moment leaking hydraulic fluid! What a mistake! Know anyone interested in a as-new coach?
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Old 11-03-2011, 06:51 PM   #46
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One the other hand; the last owner just got tired of repairing it traded it in because nothing worked.
I prefer to have a positive attitude. Bought my 2 year old coach after doing some checking. Two main reasons I bought used; 1) let the original owner take the 20 to 30% depreciation hit as soon as he drives it off the lot and 2) check the maintenance records and recall to verify the original owner took care of all the stuff that the factory goofed up.

Not that hard to check on these things. I got a great deal without it spending 5 months out of the first year in the shop. Original owner paid 321,000.00 booked used for 179,000 I got it for 130,000. Took it to the shop for filters and fluids just for piece of mind. Had 13,800 miles on it when I picked it up.

Since buying it, Ive made2 trips (NV to AK and AK to OH) on the ALCAN, I'd say that equates to a pretty good shake down cruise.
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I prefer to have a positive attitude. Bought my 2 year old coach after doing some checking. Two main reasons I bought used; 1) let the original owner take the 20 to 30% depreciation hit as soon as he drives it off the lot and 2) check the maintenance records and recall to verify the original owner took care of all the stuff that the factory goofed up.

Not that hard to check on these things. I got a great deal without it spending 5 months out of the first year in the shop. Original owner paid 321,000.00 booked used for 179,000 I got it for 130,000. Took it to the shop for filters and fluids just for piece of mind. Had 13,800 miles on it when I picked it up.

Since buying it, Ive made2 trips (NV to AK and AK to OH) on the ALCAN, I'd say that equates to a pretty good shake down cruise.

You have a wonderful coach and at a very good price! That is as good a shake down as you can get. I would jump on a deal like that and hope to be as lucky ( my search would be over )
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Old 11-04-2011, 10:59 AM   #48
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I can empathize with you. Nothing but problem after problem with all three pushers we have owned. (Winebago Vectra, Monaco Camelot and Executive) We finally gave up on pushers and bought a truck and a fifth wheel trailer.
Count me in that switched to a 5th wheel club too. Way too many issues and down time in the MoHo. Went to New Orleans with the 5th and the truck air quit. Got a camp spot and took the truck to a Ford dealer. They gave me a ride back to the 5th and the next day dropped off the truck with ice cold air. No waiting around a shop, no taxi, no packing up bags, no motel room.... much better....

And the only thing to go wrong with the 5th so far was the city water back pressure valve broke. $13 for a new one....
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I'm a rookie but, I just didn't want the 5th wheel, may be regretting it now. I did get a great deal on the coach, below invoice but never thought it would take so long to fix.
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I'm a rookie but, I just didn't want the 5th wheel, may be regretting it now. I did get a great deal on the coach, below invoice but never thought it would take so long to fix.
I feel for you bro. A lot of us have been there, did that and got the T-shirt.

That is one of the reasons this forum is so good. Not only can you get answers when you need them you can also scan the threads and see what others are saying about their units.

One of the most stated opinions is "never buy a new one". Let someone else lose the 30% value driving it off the lot and let them spend the first year getting it fixed. Then you can hop in it and just enjoy it. (for awhile anyway)

I don't think you got a lemon but it sure seems like it needs some TLC.
Good luck.
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Old 11-05-2011, 07:37 PM   #51
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If this was a house I would have it condemned. I can't believe that they haven't got this quality control thing figured out by now. For something this new and all the things that happened, I figure it, and call it my gremlin.
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I was determined to buy one at least 10 years old. I never thought I would be able to afford a diesel pusher, but I stumbled upon this 200o holiday rambler Endeavour in Tucson while on vacation( with a rental car).
Looked to good to be true, bought it anyway. We drove it home to Cleveland, everything worked like a charm.

Sometimes life is just good to you, sometimes it's not. Just hang in there, be patient , and get everything fixed.
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I was determined to buy one at least 10 years old. I never thought I would be able to afford a diesel pusher, but I stumbled upon this 200o holiday rambler Endeavour in Tucson while on vacation( with a rental car).
Looked to good to be true, bought it anyway. We drove it home to Cleveland, everything worked like a charm.

Sometimes life is just good to you, sometimes it's not. Just hang in there, be patient , and get everything fixed.


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I prefer to have a positive attitude. Bought my 2 year old coach after doing some checking. Two main reasons I bought used; 1) let the original owner take the 20 to 30% depreciation hit as soon as he drives it off the lot and 2) check the maintenance records and recall to verify the original owner took care of all the stuff that the factory goofed up.

Not that hard to check on these things. I got a great deal without it spending 5 months out of the first year in the shop. Original owner paid 321,000.00 booked used for 179,000 I got it for 130,000. Took it to the shop for filters and fluids just for piece of mind. Had 13,800 miles on it when I picked it up.

Since buying it, Ive made2 trips (NV to AK and AK to OH) on the ALCAN, I'd say that equates to a pretty good shake down cruise.

the same with me,got a 07 bounder 35e which was in like-new conditon all recalls were already done.got it with 18000 miles with all options for $70,000 that includes ext. warrenty. so far so good. i think i got a good deal
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Ah, quit making the guy feel even worse....
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