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Old 11-28-2020, 01:34 PM   #1
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Well folks...here I am again...asking for help on THIS rig

This is on Facebook so I don't know if this link will work or not, but here goes, Click HERE.

We are heading over there tomorrow to check it out after doing a video walk through today and I wanted to touch base with any current or past owners of this or similar rigs, to see what I should pay close attention to.

Since this on a Spartan chassis is there anything in particular I should look at or ask about?

The current owner has told us it needs all new toppers and I've got another post going on here about that, but my general feeling it's not a big deal and something I should be able to do myself.....with help.

So what do you think? Look good? Worth the money? Any recommendations on what I should ask for it?

The owner is selling because they bought a house and just don't use it anymore as they thought they'd be going full time in it. They are a young couple and as far as I can tell, very honest and above board.

Okay...let me know what you think and I'll report back tomorrow with our thoughts and probably more questions.

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Perhaps...Does this have a king bed?
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I know pictures can be deceiving but the one on Facebook you are looking at seems to be the better coach. Yes it costs more, but you can figure around 4K for those 8 new tires in 2018. You are right the toppers can be changed out pretty easily but it is labor intensive and you will need a helper. It sounds like that you live close enough to look at it in person. Regardless whatever you buy never purchase anything sight unseen.
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That coach will break your heart and your wallet.
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Well, I canít offer anything worthwhile in form of advice on these, or any, coaches youíre looking at BUT it sure is fun to follow along on your journey to find your new home on wheels.
Used is always a gamble but if you can find one from a private one owner youíre one up. Hard to do tho. Keep the faith, itís out there!!!

FWIW- I liked the first one!!!
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Well, I canít offer anything worthwhile in form of advice on these, or any, coaches youíre looking at BUT it sure is fun to follow along on your journey to find your new home on wheels.
Used is always a gamble but if you can find one from a private one owner youíre one up. Hard to do tho. Keep the faith, itís out there!!!

FWIW- I liked the first one!!!


Ha! Thanks BobMar, glad weíre entertaining you! Itís beginning to drive me crazy!! LoL!
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I think what USMCRET is trying to say is the coach was “Road Hard & Put Up Wet”. Just a couple of things I noticed was the paint was coming off the front of the Coach and above the entrance door. If you do decide to take a closer look at it have a professional inspector look at it before making any kind of offer.
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We had a 2005 4301 bought used in 2010 and sold it July of this year. It was a great coach for those 10 years but was becoming more expensive each year to maintain. We went a total different direction with a 5th wheel.

I tracked all costs in a spreadsheet over the 10 years and came out just north of $30,000. This is not including registration/insurance/fuel!!!

They great coaches just be ready for $3k per year in maintenance to keep them running in top shape.
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That RVTrader coach shows neglect. Itís missing the awning over the door, it has the original Diamond Shield which needs to be removed and replaced, the slide topper on driverís side is not properly affixed, I donít even know whatís going on with the refrigerator doors, and there are wood trim pieces laying on he floor beside the dinette. Lord only knows what more there is not pictured. I wouldnít give that one the time of day.
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The first one is the nicer of the two. The first one is 43 versus 40 feet. The first one also has a tag axle. The second one has trouble written all over it.

Either way get them inspected before putting out money.
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That RVTrader coach shows neglect. Itís missing the awning over the door, it has the original Diamond Shield which needs to be removed and replaced, the slide topper on driverís side is not properly affixed, I donít even know whatís going on with the refrigerator doors, and there are wood trim pieces laying on he floor beside the dinette. Lord only knows what more there is not pictured. I wouldnít give that one the time of day.


Oh, but what about the one on Facebook?
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From what little I can see (I don’t have a FB account), that one is worth investigating.

Look up RVGEEKS on YouTube. They full time in a 2005 Mountain Aire, and they take impeccable care of it. Their channel can give you some insight into what that coach is supposed to look like and some of its features.
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