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Old 09-10-2011, 01:59 PM   #1
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I'm just wondering what happens

With all the floods we have had; what happens to all the RVs that got flooded?
I think its buyer beware time for all those looking to buy.
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Old 09-10-2011, 02:41 PM   #2
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Yep... they'll be moved to another state that did NOT flood and sold...
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Old 09-10-2011, 03:39 PM   #3
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Wish there was something like "CARFACTS" for RV's. I've seen a number of units that were either in or near enough to Katrina that were brought to Florida. One has to crawl under and look for rust, floor and wall boards for delamination to see. If in doubt it would probably be best to run like hell. Another RV that can be very problematic is one that set while the bank figures out who owned it and who was going to get the unit. Some dealers will claim they are last yrs unit and by The federal highway they don't get a TITLE until sold to a end user. The old saying still stands. BUYER BEWARE!
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Around 1974-76 Las Vegas had a huge flood which ripped right through the strip---piled up some very nice cars, hundreds of them, at the back of the Ceasars parking lot and others like MGM etc; Dealers could hardly wait to buy them cents on the dollar-----got a once over then sold--for as much as they could get------you bet.
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Wish there was something like "CARFACTS" for RV's. I've seen a number of units that were either in or near enough to Katrina that were brought to Florida. One has to crawl under and look for rust, floor and wall boards for delamination to see. If in doubt it would probably be best to run like hell. Another RV that can be very problematic is one that set while the bank figures out who owned it and who was going to get the unit. Some dealers will claim they are last yrs unit and by The federal highway they don't get a TITLE until sold to a end user. The old saying still stands. BUYER BEWARE!

I know you can get a "carfax" for a motorhome but not sure about a TT.
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"Carfax" is a voluntary thing, no-one is required to report to that company. It actually means little when contemplating a vehicle purchase. I echo what ED said.
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With all the floods we have had; what happens to all the RVs that got flooded?
I think its buyer beware time for all those looking to buy.
Some years ago (about '98 or so) we were looking at a well known lot in Oregon. Found a nice looking Safari, my wife loved the floor plan and still talks about it today. I found a "high water" mark in the storage bays and some damage to the inside front over the dash. I asked about the water line. They said they didn't know as it had come from one of their other lots. This was shortly after a flood in the SE. We walked away at that point, never have been back to that lot either!!
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BS.. they knew as they bought it at auction... the one they made a specific trip too to get cheap RV's...
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The first thing I do when buying a motorhome,(I have always bought used) is slide under it; thats even before I open the door; if there is rust. (more than just a little) I don't waste my time looking further. I would rather look at a motorhome with a dirty carpet, than one that has just been cleaned. same reason. always give them the smell test, a motorhome that has been wet will have an odd smell.
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I was looking at one once that was sooo rusty, I could poke a pen through the frame

Forget the brand/model, but it was a 2006 and they wanted in the $80's...

I have one I bought for $2000 (see avatar) and the only rust is where the water leaked at one time... The frame is completely 'like new'...
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