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Old 03-27-2017, 04:03 PM   #15
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Back to your quesiton; things to look for. We once went shopping for a new 5er while wintering in Ft. Myers FL. The salesman showed us a "new" 5er that was sitting in their lot for 2 years.
Everything made from a materiel, sofa, curtains, carpet, etc., was so sun rotted that in places only the main backing was still there. The oak kitchen table was warped and had a huge split down the middle, cabinet door warped, don't know what else because we left. Oh, he was asking the MSRP too.
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As far as things to look for - most have been stated except batteries. I bought my 2016 last July - 1 year old as 2017 were just hitting the lot.

Purchase price was 43% discounted.

Dealers do a poor job in general of battery maintenance. Often they are deep cycled greater than 60% before any charging. Even "Deep Cycle" batteries will be ruined very quickly if allowed to go dead or are discharged deeply often. I had to replace mine this month due to these issues. Battery performance was poor from outset.

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I bought a new 2014 in 2015. 48% off with one year manufacturer warranty and 2 year Onan generator warranty. Only negative was the AZ sun took it's toll on the front cap graphics while sitting on the lot which began to fade after a year of having it. That despite it being stored in covered parking when not in use. The manufacturer agreed to pay for new graphics and labor.

Knock on wood all else has been great. Saved a lot of cash and happy with the deal.
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Walked away from this and drove to Detroit... traded for a 2017 coachmen Mirada 35LS...

Treated us better and got a much better deal...
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It sounds like the numbers your dealer is talking are way off. Here's a new 2017 for under $110,000.
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