We took the 3.5hr dirve to the lot and they had it parked right up front with a SOLD sign on it
Sale pending would have been a better sign
At 1st look from 50ft we were happy. The sales man greeted us and left us to look around and then I started my very intensive inside inspection. Less than 1 min it was obvious that they had young kids, crayon on the walls and broken crayons behind the seats. Not much of a cleaning job
. I climbed up into the overhead sleeper and pulled back the matteress and this is when I started to take money off the asking price. You could tell that there was or had been a small leak that was starting to discolor the wood and cause a mold odor. At this point im against buying it unless they drop 5k off. Now the dine table seat hinge was broken off and a stress crack about 2 ft long and the blind was broken. Now to the couch area, some trim nails were coming out, the blind was also broken. The kitchen area was good but needed cleaning. The upper bunk was about to fall do to poor structure support. The trim there was broken and falling off. The bathroom was good. The master bedroom had several problems, broken drawers that would not slide, Bowing wall from hanging to heavy of a tv without proper support, bad spots in the wall paper. At this point my wife and I said to "ourselves" we would offer them 45k. The sales man walks in and says "so what do you think", Our reply was "We are probably not interested", He replied " Why, whats wrong", I started showing him all the items i had concerns for and he said "what what will it take to make it worth your while", I said "Not sure yet, I want to keep looking", he said "ok" and left.
Now we head outside and right off the bat we noticed that the mirrors had been hit. There was some storage compartment trim issues, it had been bottomed out on something which dented one of the storage compartments, broken latches, torn decals. It had been backed into something which scratched the finish and cracked the tail light lens. The ladder had been tweaked. Once I climbed the ladder and saw the roof I came straight down and walked to our vehicle. The sales man came up and we said no thank you. I told him there was way to much damage for 54k and that i would not be willing to offer him 30k. He said he was sorry and if he found another one he would call.
We were very sad. We really liked the look, the colors, the floor plan, the interior and more. We just could not justify all the repairs to purchase this one.
Thanks for all your help and Im sure we will need more when we find our next prospect