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Old 02-26-2006, 05:11 PM   #15
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Ed, I forgot the other part of your question. It seems more and more dealers are delivering new units with less than a full tank of gas. It was the $3.00 per gallon barrier being broken that started this trend. With propane, it is a different ball of wax. Even with the cost at roughly $3.15 a gallon in California, that still amounts to less than $75.

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Old 02-26-2006, 06:01 PM   #16
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I would back out of that deal. You will add over 260lbs in no time and be wishing you had more. My Rexhal Aerbus 3550BSL had a few lbs under 3000 CCC. Albeit we are Fulltimers and need all the CCC we can get, even weekenders will need more than 260. Yes the W22 has a 26,000lb GCWR, not 31,000. Any good dealer will fill the fuel an LP tank. Remember, this is a 2 year old coach, check NADA for the price of a 2004 before making the deal. If you need to sell it for some reason you may be way over your head. Think this one over real good before forking out the cash!

Rexhall has a number of older coaches that never sold laying around. It could very likely be a "New 2004".

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Old 02-26-2006, 06:26 PM   #17
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When we looked at buying MH, Dealer said all tank's would be full at time to pickup. On the day we went to pick up, had full propane, water, half tank of gas, Had already signed paper's before checking gas, told salesman needed gas, He said they never put over half tank. After we had nice conversation, he followed me to gas station with credit card, and topped off tank. He was very nice.
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Old 02-26-2006, 06:49 PM   #18
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TOM N & ROCKY 2 : thanks guys. I learn something almost every time I come to iRV2.com. Your replys were both informative and "eye opening". ED
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TOM N & ROCKY 2 where do you pick up all these tid bits of info that you post thru out the forums. Keep it coming much appreciated. "007"
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Just to backup and reiterate Fulltimers comments, I'm not so sure this is a deal I'd go through with. The ccc is over 1,000 lbs lower than it should be. Even for weekend use. When you add up clothes, groceries, lawnchairs, tools, water / sewer hoses you're going to have 1,000 to 1200 lbs in added weight. Even if you run with holding tanks empty and only a quarter tank of water you're going to be over weight.
Then if you add in Rexhall's lack of a dealer network for service and their own financial problems, I'd be very concerned about the service you'd get after delivery. Unless you got one phenominal deal and you're very handy with household type repairs, I'd reevaluate your decision. Again, don't forget, this coach is a 2004 model even if it's new. Take a close look at what a 2004 used Rexhall is worth in today's market. You may also want to look at the date on the tires. If the coach is a 2004 you may have a 2003 chassis. The safe useable lifespan of RV tires is 5 - 6 years irregardless of miles.

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I just had another thought you might want to pursue. Before you take final delivery on your new coach, insist on taking it to a local truck stop and get it weighed. You may discover (as has happened before) that the listed ccc is not correct. It may be more or less, but when you're as close as you're going to be, I'd want to know exactly before I signed on the dotted line. If the sales person refuses to do that, I'd also really wonder why.
Also, to help you estimate your weight a little better, I just looked up these on the web. Water is 8.3 lbs per gallon and gasoline is 6.1 lbs.

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Hi everyone... thank you so much for your posts and insight. Just started the financing portion of the transaction, so we have not taken delivery yet.

I think Jack Foster is right in recommending taking it to the nearest scales and getting it weighed before signing papers. It is on the 2003 W22 Workhorse chassis... appreciate the advice about the tires.

Full-Timers: Checked NADA on this coach before writing the deposit check; I was at about $95K-$105K (assuming 500 miles - this coach has 5 on it) for resale, assuming can find a buyer if decide to buy and flip. I know the coach is heavy, and the scales will tell all. Paying $86,700 Out the Door.

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I will keep y'all posted... Still excited about the coach but getting all kinds of returns on the offers of credit...
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Welcome to iRV2- you'll find a plethora of info here to guide you through your purchase. I, too, would suggest getting the coach weighed before signing the final papers- there's alot of weight info that the Mfrs are not being quite honest about- I've been right in the middle of that for a while now (my SLC said I had 2937# if CCC, but after the first time I weighed it after we bought it, I found I only had 540#. I'm in the process of trying to get WW to re-sticker for at least 16,000k, preferrably 18,000k GVWR).

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