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Old 02-26-2018, 05:57 AM   #1
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Steps on purchasing a used diesel

I am hoping to trade my 2015 Newmar Bay Star for an older Camelot diesel. After I visually look at the coach what is the normal procedure? I would want an independent inspection, how do I find someone, what is the amount of money I put down during this process which I assume can take a bit of time. This is a dealership I am working with 600 miles away. Any other help is appreciated. Thanks
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What is your current coach and what are they offering ???
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We bought out of state and made one trip over to inspect the coach. Then I only put down $500 and the deal was contingent on the coach passing a house and chassis inspection.

I paid $400 for the local (out of state) Freightliner dealer to do a thorough inspection which included taking off the wheels and pulling codes from the engine and tranny. They gave me a list of concerns and recommended service. That didn't stop me from going through an issue with the rear end which cost $2000 to fix, but things break all the time on a 16 year old coach.

The house inspection went south as my inspector had to cancel so I ended up doing it myself. It wasn't as thorough as it would have been had a professional done it, but everything worked and it turned out okay. It's been two years and there have been no unexpected surprises.
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I would also have a coolant and oil analysis done by a lab (like JG Lubricants ) which would reveal any hidden engine problems.

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"barmcd".....His procedure for doing the purchase is the way to go. Get a deposit down so you don't lose the coach and then get the inspection done. You can then negotiate any repair into the price.

Even though you might have it inspected, I would definitely look do your own detailed inspection. You can have mechanical items inspected, while you look at how it was cared for, like paint, interior carpeting, furniture, etc.
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