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Old 06-11-2012, 06:40 PM   #1
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DW & I are ft wanna be's and never owned an rv. Got a line on a 1998 HR vacationer MH, model 32cg with Chev 454 I believe, 7.4L gas. ABout 36K miles. Not sure of asking price.
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It's older (like mine) so you have to be very careful regarding delaminated siding and roofing caused by current or even repaired water leaks. If I see much or even any of that (depending on where it is), I'll walk. Check the area around the shower skylight. That's probably cracked and leaking if it's original. Look for headliner that's loose, not firmly attached to the ceiling. Tires are a big deal. Know how to read the date codes. The amount of tread left is irrelevant. Check the corners of the windshield to see if they line up with the body panels - or if they need to be reset due to excessive coach twisting or possible structural issues.

After that it's about how it's been maintained, how it runs and drives, appliances functioning properly, and of course, the floor plan....
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Old 06-11-2012, 10:23 PM   #3
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Thanks for the reply! Items I never thought about. Looked at it tonite. Lic plates are Dec. 2010! Been sitting while, as owners are too elderly,and son trying to sell. with parents clothes and items still in cabinets. Started right up, after having a float charger attached for sometime I'm sure. Couldn't find date code. but size was :
225/70R19.5
Did have some HR options like: Power driver seat,drivers door,heated,remote mirrors,Raised panel refer,onan 5.5,dual pane windows,rear window,dometic ducted 13.5 ac
. Seems like they want me to make offer first?? Thinking better have camping world, or dealership where it was bought new by these orig. owners check it out. Did have some maint recs. and huge HR feature notebook. Thank very much
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The one near you could be different, but CW does not have a real good reputation as a rule. I would be looking for a Ma & Pa type operation, one that's been around a while to assure there's some experience available. Thinking the original dealer might be OK if they're still around, but finding that one in particular is not that big a deal. Familiarity with motor homes is a much bigger deal. Don't take it somewhere where all they have for sale is pop ups for instance?
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Thanks again for the tips! Mobile RV mechanic wants $350-$400 to check all coach systems. Thinking about 3K for 6 tire replacements. DW & I still discussing options. Thanks again, we do appreciate it.
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