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Old 09-29-2013, 02:22 PM   #1
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Hi! Newbie Canuck living in Texas with eyes on Oregon

Hi all,
My wife and I are looking to buy a Class A.
We went and looked at a 2005 Winnebago Adventurer with 11000 miles for 59000$.
We visited the RV Outlet Mall in Georgetown Texas.
Talked to Alaska John their salesman.
They seem OK.
I am a pretty Unnaive guy.I can spot a huckster a mile away. LOL
Good skill but I know nada about RVs so I am a good target. HAHA
So Thanks for this forum and for any advice.
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Old 09-29-2013, 02:26 PM   #2
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Seems like a decent deal. Check for rot and all that good stuff. Blow outs.
Hook it up to water/elec before buying.
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Hi and

You might want to consider hiring an inspector to perform a PDI (Pre Delivery Inspection) for you.
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Old 09-29-2013, 02:41 PM   #4
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Sounds like a good deal. With only 11,000 miles, it will most likely need new tires. Check the manufacturer's date on the tires. They should be changed if more than seven years old.
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Outlet Mall went way beyond the call when we had a slide problem with our 5er while in Georgetown. We did talk a bit to a salesman while we were there and he seemed decent and no pressure.

We were at Cedar Breaks COE park when the slide would not come in, right before a holiday weekend. They were booked full and we needed to leave. After I talked to the service manage, he agreed to send out a service tech to help get the slide in. It took about 2 hours to get the thing to come in. They do not have a mobile service department. The couple of local mobile techs would not return a call at all.

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Hi all,

We went and looked at a 2005 Winnebago Adventurer with 11000 miles for 59000$.
I'd worry much more if a rig with miles that low were diesel; but, a well-maintained gasser might be fine.

All rubber is worn out, be it gaskets, hoses, belts, tires, etc. Look for progressive replacement of those items, at this vintage. If everything is original, I'd factor that into an offer. You should be able to purchase it at 75% of NADA Avg Retail nowadays, easily. That is, with optimum maintenance and condition.

Good luck, and holler if you swing past Pecan Plantation, to your north. No LaBatts Blue in the 'fridge, but we speak fluent Canadian!
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Canuck, Eh? Welcome aboard. Good advice so far as to what to look for on the unit you mention. Take your time and haggle a bit and you may even get a better deal. Good luck and hope all works out.
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I don't consider my 06 to be that old or prone to more repairs due to it's age and I have more miles that that on mine.
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Hi Jeff! Welcome to IRV2! It's great to have you join the gang!

Hope you find the class A you're looking for! Enjoy the forum!

Good luck, happy trails, and God bless!
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