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Old 03-12-2018, 08:52 PM   #1
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A friend has a 2000 34Q 275hp. Original owner, 67k miles with fresh tires, 4 year old batteries, oil changes current. Has had all decals removed and a killer full body paint done. Interior looks nice. No knowledge of cooling sys service.

Book shows it arounds $22k. It is a nice clean unit. He is thinking $30k

Does it have a rubber roof? What are known issues I need to check? This would be a 4-5 month a year use rig.

We have been Rv'ing for close to 30 years, but first time considering a pusher. Presently have a 2012 Ram 3500drw, 2014 Montana.

Thanks guys
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Old 03-13-2018, 11:49 AM   #2
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If there isn't anything wrong with yours keep it especially since it's newer.
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Old 03-13-2018, 07:10 PM   #3
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If you like to tinker and want to move to a motorhome then should be a good coach if itís been well cared for.
You will spend lots and lots of time figuring things out and fixing little things that go wrong.
I had 97 model and it did have a rubber roof that was pretty much wore out.

The NADA book is useless for almost any motorhome and especially older ones, I just sold a very nice 99 Monaco a few months ago that had a NADA value $10-$12,000......sold it for 29,000 and it was a good deal for the new owner.
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Old 03-18-2018, 07:33 PM   #4
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I agree with Mike, throw out the blue book. We purchased our 04 discovery in 2016. Single owner, stored inside, full maintenance receipts, 42K miles. This coach was simply like new. If I remember correct, the book only showed 58K value. We paid more than that and glad we did. prior we had a Winni A gas. All I can say is: we should have bought a DP many years ago.
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Old 03-19-2018, 06:39 AM   #5
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Thanks guys, passed on this one. Going to find a coach with a fiberglass roof and more engine. We spend a lot of time out west, and the 275/610 B Cummins is border line on power, plus the wheelbase ratio was a bit on the short side.

While it is a beautiful coach with the full body paint, when I got to talking to the owner, the past maintance was questionable. Even he admitted it had never seen the mountains and towing his Chevy suv was plenty of load, going from S Texas to Michigan.

Again, Thanks.
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One thing to remember, those older coaches are much lighter with fewer slides, etc.....if I recall my older discovery was probably something like 6000 pounds lighter than the newer one.

I never went in the mountains with the older one but Iím fairly certain that it had as much acceleration as my newer one today with the 380 Cummins.
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