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Old 09-10-2015, 02:27 PM   #1
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Advice/thoughts on a new MH

My wife and I are looking at purchasing a 2005 Dutchmen Four Winds M-34R. It is a C+ on the 5500 Kodiak Chassis with the 8.1 and Allison trans. It has 26,000 miles. It appears to be very well kept, very clean, no obvious signs of water leaks. It has had two owners and I have the receipts from I think everything that has been done including all of the original purchase paperwork, manuals, books etc. Is there anything I should be checking on in particular? I am going to have an inspector take a look at it as well. I notice a little oil on the oil pan, not sure where it is coming from but no spots on the driveway underneath. There is a clunk in the front drivers side when going over a bump. The steering wheel is slightly off center as well. Any thoughts on these?

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I would recommend two inspectors. One for the house side; so a certified RV technician is needed and an ASME chassis mechanic for the chassis and drive train. It will be money well sent to know exactly what you are buying. Good luck and keep us posted.

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X10 on the inspections. You get what you inspect, not what you expect.
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