Buying advice PLEASE 1999 7370
Hi my first post here.
i was hoping for some quick buying advice. I have been offered a 1999 tradeswind 7370 with 80,000 miles. This week My friend is getting ready to trade it in for a brand new C class. He offered it to me at trade in price of $11,000. The trade deal is not completed. The dealer is going to list it for probably $18,000-20,000.
I borrowed it spring break for 1700 miles. This was not babied and garaged.
What i found it needed
Windshield/Windshields. Driver is cracked and the window seal has a large gap on the passenger side i attempted to seal with window seal. The wind noise was unbearable and drafty. I also suspect the door might leak at the same passenger A pillar
Water heater needs replaced
Wanders some on the road, but this is the only motor home I have driven. I first drove it in a high wind storm
Roof light no working
I never tried the jacks as he said one time it stuck on him
Window dust seals? Black rubber between double glass is shrinking
Entrance step under the passenger seat stuck in step positions. (Bus style)
Everything else works.
Roof has been sealed a few times
Tires 2.5 years old
I can probably afford the maintenance, but how much should I expect based on the description at this mileage. I have actually proposed the idea of co owning it with my neighbor. He is a former mechanic, so parts will be our biggest expense. Any ideas what am I missing that the dealer is not asking more than $20,000.
Hoping someone can shed some light on buying or running from it.
I was hoping to buy it for $11,000. Own it for 5 years and sell it for $11,000
I really appreciate it