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Old 06-08-2015, 04:39 PM   #1
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The DW and I have been shopping 5-8 year old DPs in our area. We've tried to stick to the better quality coaches like Newmar, Monaco/Beaver, Country Coach, etc.. Looked at 8 of them so far. Only 1 showed any real pride of ownership.

We have been appalled at the lack of prep done to offer a unit for sale. I mean, just plain dirty, moldy, greasy fingerprints, gouged and scratched up woodwork, broken mirrors, cat and dog hair, cat marking stains and with the prices that don't reflect the condition.

The salesmen say it can and will all be taken care of at time of sale. Really? What I wonder is if the previous owners didn't take pride in the interior, what else was neglected that you can't see so well?

Just venting our frustration here. We don't understand why anyone would buy such a nice coach, not take care of it or clean it up for presentation. Our '05 Suncruiser that we bought new is immaculate and well loved inside and out. I guess we expect other folks to be like us and we shouldn't.
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Good luck with your search. Hope you find one that you love. We bought both of ours from private sellers and were just lucky I guess that the PO took care of them.
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When we went looking at Country Coaches they were inside a bldg and plugged into 50 amp at both Premier and Country Coach. They were pretty clean and shiny too. We had also been to Guaranty RV and the new Newmars there were cleaned up and ready for a close look.

Guess it depends on the dealer or owner!
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The DW and I have been shopping 5-8 year old DPs in our area. We've tried to stick to the better quality coaches like Newmar, Monaco/Beaver, Country Coach, etc.. Looked at 8 of them so far. Only 1 showed any real pride of ownership.
I just went through the same thing. Went to PPL which is a huge consignment dealer. Looked at units that they rated at very good+ to Excellent. Every single one was trashed and I wouldn't have bought them at 50% off the asking price. MHs with huge amounts of rot on the inside, obvious water leaks, zero maintenance history, smell awful, all batteries discharged, etc... You can't tell via the photos.

"Smoke free" units with obvious cigarette burns and smoke smells.


We did find a few privately owned coaches that were kept stored that were mostly maintained to our specs, but it was probably 1 in 20 or 1 in 30.... The issue with these is that prices varied wildly.

Keep looking, don't get in a hurry, you'll find one.
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I am really not surprise we looked at a few too. But there is nothing more repulsive to me than people who try to sell a unit and they traveled with pets and did not have it professionally cleaned before trying to sell.
We have traveled with pets and it takes a lot more work to keep the coach presentable.
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When we went looking at Country Coaches they were inside a bldg and plugged into 50 amp at both Premier and Country Coach. They were pretty clean and shiny too. We had also been to Guaranty RV and the new Newmars there were cleaned up and ready for a close look.

Guess it depends on the dealer or owner!
We've been hoping to avoid it but I strongly suspect a trip down I-5 to Junction City is in our future.
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My favorite was when DW and I were looking for a new coach we would show up and the waste tanks would be full!
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My favorite was when DW and I were looking for a new coach we would show up and the waste tanks would be full!
I've never run into that but the best (worst?) I saw was one private seller with roof damage, visible outside and inside a cabinet. Called them up and said I wanted to take a look at the damaged area. When I got there I found that they had covered up the outside damage with liquid roof sealant and cleaned the cabinet inside. Took one look and walked away. It was gone a few months later so I guess they sold it.
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The DW and I have been shopping 5-8 year old DPs in our area. We've tried to stick to the better quality coaches like Newmar, Monaco/Beaver, Country Coach, etc.. Looked at 8 of them so far. Only 1 showed any real pride of ownership.

We have been appalled at the lack of prep done to offer a unit for sale. I mean, just plain dirty, moldy, greasy fingerprints, gouged and scratched up woodwork, broken mirrors, cat and dog hair, cat marking stains and with the prices that don't reflect the condition.

The salesmen say it can and will all be taken care of at time of sale. Really? What I wonder is if the previous owners didn't take pride in the interior, what else was neglected that you can't see so well?

Just venting our frustration here. We don't understand why anyone would buy such a nice coach, not take care of it or clean it up for presentation. Our '05 Suncruiser that we bought new is immaculate and well loved inside and out. I guess we expect other folks to be like us and we shouldn't.
I'm right with you, I am a neat freak when it comes to my rev,cars and even the golf cart.
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Keep looking be patient, the right one is out there, just for you....there are plenty of us out there that love and respect our possessions, and care for them....
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I appreciate the all of the encouragement. We'll keep looking but I'll make it clear up front to the salesmen to just show us coaches that are clean and well cared for. Show us a pig pen or a beater and we're gone. Nicely, of course.
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I just went through the same thing. Went to PPL which is a huge consignment dealer. Looked at units that they rated at very good+ to Excellent. Every single one was trashed and I wouldn't have bought them at 50% off the asking price. MHs with huge amounts of rot on the inside, obvious water leaks, zero maintenance history, smell awful, all batteries discharged, etc... You can't tell via the photos.

"Smoke free" units with obvious cigarette burns and smoke smells.


We did find a few privately owned coaches that were kept stored that were mostly maintained to our specs, but it was probably 1 in 20 or 1 in 30.... The issue with these is that prices varied wildly.

Keep looking, don't get in a hurry, you'll find one.
I always laugh when people say go to their website and see what other's have sold for and use this as a basis for what another one would be worth. Almost anything coming from there is in poor to terrible shape that's why they are there!
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