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Old 09-26-2012, 02:41 PM   #1
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Transporting an RV

Hey all! We just purchased an RV on ebay from a dealer in Anaheim but we live in Denver, CO. Does anyone know of a transport company that can move it from there to here? I don't care if they drive the RV (as long as they don't smoke and sleep in a sleeping bag). I would also use someone with a flatbed is that would work.

It's a 2000 30 foot RV.

Please let me know of any recommendations or suggestions. I've never done this before. THANKS!
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Old 09-26-2012, 03:39 PM   #2
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PM Me, I may know of someone who would be able to help.
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might be safer to fly out there and drive it back?
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Old 09-26-2012, 03:46 PM   #4
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Google "RV driveaway service".

Make sure that they are BONDED and INSURED. Make sure that your vehicle insurer will cover any loss under your policy also.
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A thought, have the seller send you new pictures of all 4 sides.
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Old 09-26-2012, 04:52 PM   #6
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A thought, have the seller send you new pictures of all 4 sides.
To make sure it's legit, you mean? He does have 100% positive feedback and a 193 feedback number with comments like "Just as Pictured" and "Was as listed, no surprises". Last feedback comment was from Sep 10, 2012.

But now you have me worried!
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My personal experience was I flew from Marquette, Michigan to San Fracisco to pickup my eBay purchase with the intent of spending upwards of 20K to upgrade it. When I got there I did not pick it up for a variety of reasons, once it's signed for on your behalf let alone after it's delivered you own it.

I know others have had great experiences, but things happen!

My suggestion is pick it up yourself if at all possible.
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You will always find someone to give you things to worry about. we just bought a class A on ebay that was over 2,000 miles away. I flew out, picked it up and drove it home. It was just as represented and the trip went flawlessly.

The seller only required a $ 250 deposit so I could have walked away with a relatively small result if necessary. Fortunately it went well and we love the RV

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I was high bidder on a Monaco diplomat 2006 on eBay a few months ago and I had to walk away. The description and pictures looked great but i had to put my eyes on it. I live in Texas, the unit was in New Hampshire. The seller wanted 10% within 24 hours...I told him no. I'd have to look at it before I dropped a dime. I flew out to look at it and boy was I surprised... The unit had body damage, rust, rodent feces in the bedroom closet, shot tires, non functioning ABS, a turbo that was questionable. All of these things may have been ok with me as long as I had known about it. The description said immaculate condition and the pictures were taken leaving out the sore spots. You would think that if someone traveled halfway across the country that they would have the decency to at let be straight up with me. Needless to say I walked away even though I got the unit at 45k less than average retail. Take a trip and look at it. I would also suggest that you have the owner write something in the purchase agreement that contract is void if it doesn't pass visual inspection by you.
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All Good Points

Well now I'm leaning towards flying out to pick it up. A one-way ticket on Frontier is only $110.00. According to google it's a 16 hours drive so I'll assume 20 in an RV (it's right at 1,000 miles door-to-door).

I just didn't want to take time from work but it's probably best if I do...
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Well now I'm leaning towards flying out to pick it up. A one-way ticket on Frontier is only $110.00. According to google it's a 16 hours drive so I'll assume 20 in an RV (it's right at 1,000 miles door-to-door).

I just didn't want to take time from work but it's probably best if I do...
If you have not had the unit fully inspected by an independent mechanic already, it would be a wise thing to do. Also, you may want to schedule an extra day or two in your travel plans, in case you find a problem early on in your drive home and have to return it to the dealer for a minor repair.

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In this day and age "Buyer Beware" is never more true.
To fly out and see it in person is the best decision you made.
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Old 09-26-2012, 07:47 PM   #13
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Bondad, do yourself a favor. Either fly out and inspect yourself, or hire a company that does that to look it over. I thought I knew enough to purchase myself (and it worked out .... okay), but, I would have gladly spent a few hundred to have a pro look it over. It probably would have saved me thousands in the long run. There could be issues that the current owner is not even aware of?
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