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Old 06-30-2015, 03:31 PM   #1
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Hi, looking at a used low km 1991 35' "georgie boy". Looks to be in really good shape. just wondering if anyone has any experience with these. good, bad or ugly. has the ford 460.
also what are key things to look for in a used rv?
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Old 06-30-2015, 03:41 PM   #2
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Easy question to answer....look for somebody that knows motorhomes and pay them to give the coach a physical.

Then pay a mechanic to start the engine and do his thing to make sure that the 25 year old wiring, hoses, belts, fluids are either good or in need of replacing.

That's good for a start.
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After they've left, sit in the coach for an hour, test switches, gauges, lights, etc. Open every door and drawer and use a flashlight to see as much as you can; paying attention to water damage.

Put water into the holding tank and use all of the plumbing to see whether it all works.

Imagine yourself fixing these things and decide whether it's a fun project, or too daunting to tackle.
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Old 06-30-2015, 06:52 PM   #4
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There's one common thing that happens to RV's that sends more of them to the scrap yard than the next 10 reasons combined - 2 words - water damage.

Learn what it looks like in all it's different forms, where to look for it, and move on to the next coach when you find it.

If you find a coach with no water damage, THEN you can get serious about having it checked out/tested.
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Hi, looking at a used low km 1991 35' "georgie boy". Looks to be in really good shape. just wondering if anyone has any experience with these. good, bad or ugly. has the ford 460.
also what are key things to look for in a used rv?
they have bad design exhaust manifolds and are prone to broke bolts and cracked heads.......run,,,...
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