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Old 06-04-2012, 11:32 AM   #1
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Wink newbie looking for a Class C

Any info on what to look for on a used Class C, best makes and models, extras that are important etc.


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Old 06-04-2012, 11:37 AM   #2
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Hi and welcome to the forum.

I've moved your thread from the iRV2 Issues forum (typically used to report technical problems with the site) to the Class C forum where you'll get more knowledgeable views.

I'm not a Class C guy so I'll leave the answers to your question up to our experts in that area.

Best of luck to you.


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Old 06-04-2012, 05:19 PM   #3
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Look at the rear springs. They (manufacturers) tend to overload the E450 chassis. Of course any oil leaks on the V10. Water or signs of leaks in the overhead front cap area.
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Old 06-04-2012, 08:01 PM   #4
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Used class c

Welcome. I bought our's used. I bought it with delaminated sides. It cost me 10,980.82 to have that fixed. With the initial invest of 14000 it is under Kelly Blue Book. If you buy from a private party a lot of RV dealers will give you a check up for about 200 dollars before you buy. The Kelly Blue Book is what most banks look at first. Good luck and happy hunting.
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Old 06-07-2012, 07:11 AM   #5
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One of the most expensive repairs we have on a regular basis on any RV is tires. Most people don't know it but tires have a shelf life. That shelf life is about 5 years. After that the rubber inside the tire starts to break down and when you get your tires up to temperature on the highway the tread decides that it really doesn't want to adhere to the tire any longer. Most of your RVs will have low mileage and thus the tires may look sterling. (A little tire dressing can mask dry rot to the untrained eye.) The good news is that you can tell how old a tire is by looking at the date code.

On the tire you will see a DOT number with 2 ovals next to it. In the second oval there will be some letters and some 3 or 4 numbers. It is the numbers that tell the tale. The first number or numbers are the week the tire was made the last number or numbers are the year the tire was made.

IE: A tire with a date code of 5201 or 521 means that the tire was made in the last week of 2001. The tires are well past their date and will need replacement. You also have to remember that the chassis of the RV may have been sitting on the lot of the manufacturer for a year or more before it becomes an RV. So if you get a 2012 RV your tires could have been made in 2010...

Hope this helps.
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Old 06-13-2012, 09:09 PM   #6
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You can google a motorhome checklist. I took a receptacle and GFCI tester to inspect mine. Have the dealer run the coach off the generator, battery, and generator. Run the water. Look for signs of previous water leaks by checking the furniture and window covers. Get a carfax report too. Just get in the mind set of testing all the features. Most importantly get a checklist. A thorough inspection could take two hours so plan for it. The dealer will expect it.

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