Originally Posted by Hocky
Thanks for the info. How do I find any other recalls on that unit. The unit has a Workhorse Chassis & I have heard brakes have been a problem. Would a recall of brakes show up in another location? Thanks again, great info. Hope I can help out on this forum after some experience under my belt.
Regards, Hocky (Florida)
The best place is www.recalls.gov
It is easy to use and that is where I got that information. Just follow the search steps for "vehicle" to start and then it will ask for the year...make...model. Then you can click on a button that says "print version" and that will make the information display in a neater version for printing out a hard copy or doing a copy and paste to MS Word.
I had forgotten to do the "print version" when I did the info for you. That's why it was not neat looking.
Then when you have that info you can start all over at www.recalls.gov
and this time click on "Technical Service Bulletins". (it is over on the left hand side) and start there. That will bring up things that should be looked at by authorized repair places or known problem items. Not quite a recall, but problems to consider.
I didn't know about this site when I bought my former coach and I ended up with a TSB and about four recalls! The company had gone bankrupt so I couldn't get the things fixed unless I wanted to pay myself. The dealers will say that they didn't know of any problems.
One of the posts said that you should have an expert check out the unit before you make a decision to buy it. That is REALLY GOOD ADVICE
because there is so much that can be wrong with a MH that you might only find out about after you own it. You could also ask the dealer to write on the contract that he will take care of repairs, at his expense, for anything that is found to be defective in the first thirty days OR something like that. If he says no then it might be best to pass that one up.
The coach I have now had two recall items
and the dealer took care of them before we exchanged any cash! That is only because I had knowledge of recalls.gov this time around.
Many years ago we bought a used MH from a private person and really got ripped off. We had even hired someone to check it out and take it for a test ride, etc. To make a long story short, the expert had never done a MH before, he had only done cars. So make sure the person checking that MH has a proven track record.
I hope this all goes well for you. I don't want to see anybody ripped off. It happened to me. Joe