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Old 01-26-2013, 10:55 AM   #5307
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What's with all this reasonable and sensible posting here? You guys trying to kill this thread or sumpin'?

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Sorry. I slipped into a momentary laps of creating a resemblance of sensible intelligible posting. Will try and not let that happen again.
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Old 01-26-2013, 11:01 AM   #5308
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Les,
My thoughts are the guy who has only had it for a year and no records- is his a flip he got super cheap, fixed the easy stuff and make some cash versus the high mileage one with all records and taken care of for awhile. Still agree with Sarah that I would like to visually inspect both and face to face with the owners, you can get way more info just from body language than you can from over the phone.
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I know this doesn't help, but if it were me...I could not buy sight-unseen. I'd have to look at both of them before buying. Good luck with your choice.
I spoke with the high mileage coach guy. When I crunch the numbers for both coaches, although the high miler has a better layout, it's missing many of the things the other comes with.
The more expensive one (by $9000) has about $10,700 in new work and amenities, I haven't added in the power management system with auto generator start, auto air leveling, solar panel and charge controller (maybe someone can help me with approximate costs). This with a coach of half the miles of the high miler.

Sorry to borrow the thread to break up our normal silliness but I get more (possibly trusted) response from you guys than I do in the mainstream thread. I'm runnin out of time.

I fly to see the lesser mileage coach next weekend.
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Old 01-26-2013, 01:28 PM   #5310
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Les my thoughts on the price of the extras are between $2500 to $5000 CND
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How in the world did 4knights quote dog patch before he posted?
When you click on that little arrow next to the name in a quoted post... it is supposed to take you to the original post. With my browser (Opera), it goes into a loop that and re-cycles every 3 seconds... but only on this thread.

I think it was caused by a noobee(noobie - noob) with ~5,500 posts.
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If the higher priced/lower miles one has the items you know you want and would have to install in the higher mileage/lower priced model then it comes down to your personal choice for interior fit/finish and trust in the person selling them to you.

Either way I would spend a few bucks to have it professionally inspected- engine compression, generator compression tests, overall you need to spend what your comfortable with and don't regret anything after you laid the cash on the table.
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Keep in mind that a diesel is barely broken in at 100k.
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You could call Buddy Gregg here in Knoxville and see if they could send someone out to look it over for you? http://www.buddygregg.com/
I'm slammed this week with work or I would go look at it for you before you made the trip.
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I spoke with the high mileage coach guy. When I crunch the numbers for both coaches, although the high miler has a better layout, it's missing many of the things the other comes with.
The more expensive one (by $9000) has about $10,700 in new work and amenities, I haven't added in the power management system with auto generator start, auto air leveling, solar panel and charge controller (maybe someone can help me with approximate costs). This with a coach of half the miles of the high miler.

Sorry to borrow the thread to break up our normal silliness but I get more (possibly trusted) response from you guys than I do in the mainstream thread. I'm runnin out of time.

I fly to see the lesser mileage coach next weekend.
Sounds like you already made up your mind.. My concerns would be 'why did the lower mileage unit need all this work in the first place?' New mufflers tell me either the underneath rusted, or the engine had a problem - like running really rich/lean - or some such. Also, why did the guy put in so much work, only to sell?
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Sounds like you already made up your mind.. My concerns would be 'why did the lower mileage unit need all this work in the first place?' New mufflers tell me either the underneath rusted, or the engine had a problem - like running really rich/lean - or some such. Also, why did the guy put in so much work, only to sell?
He put on a new power awning, has a washer dryer combo, put on new Michelin shoes. Didn't necessarily do more work but has more options we like. Just a smaller coach 38PBS compared to 40PBD. Muffler had a hole in it. He put new batteries in. Has new flat screens and DVD players. He did the same as me, fixed it up to keep it then discovered there are things he'd like to change. He has a family of four and finds this one small after using it.
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Sounds like you already made up your mind.. My concerns would be 'why did the lower mileage unit need all this work in the first place?' New mufflers tell me either the underneath rusted, or the engine had a problem - like running really rich/lean - or some such. Also, why did the guy put in so much work, only to sell?
Haven't made up my mind at all. Torn actually.
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Haven't made up my mind at all. Torn actually.
I wish we all could help but actually all we can do is give input and you have to make the decision. I wish you and DW get exactly the unit you want and deserve.
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What's the hurry? "Buy in haste; repent at leisure." There's lots to choose from out there.
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