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Old 05-15-2012, 06:51 AM   #29
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Old 05-15-2012, 07:03 AM   #30
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When we pruchased our previous coach we had all the records from the original owner. I added everything I had done to the coach in keeping those records up and included them when we let the coach go. Our new to us coach came with records as well and as with our previous coach I maintain these documents as well. I believe inclucing them with the sale are a good idea. JMHO
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Old 05-15-2012, 09:21 AM   #31
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I delivered my 5er to the new owner and even gave him a P(ost)DI.

Another reason the dealer doesn't want you to know who the PO was is so you don't find out how much they made on the deal.

I asked dealer if he would contact the PO to find out if there were any documents that they may have forgotten to leave with the MH. He didn't hesitate and said he already did. Just the way he quickly answered told me he was telling less than the truth.

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Old 05-15-2012, 03:30 PM   #32
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I have always left records with my old units with no problems. I think it is the right thing to do.
Same here...why keep them, they are no good to you once it's sold.
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Old 05-15-2012, 03:43 PM   #33
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Each of the units I have bought had service information. You never really know if you got all of them but having them is helpful. I pass all info on to the next guy. The dealer(s) I've used showed the packet to me.

When I read the info I found out that I was the third owner. All three of us bought it from the same dealer.
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Old 05-18-2012, 08:29 PM   #34
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I always leave records and all manuals etc.
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Old 05-18-2012, 08:56 PM   #35
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I would leave all records, but as many others, I would remove my name or account numbers. I would want the next owner to know, like I knew how the vehicle was maintained.
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Old 05-20-2012, 12:03 PM   #36
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I always leave records and all manuals etc.
Same here.
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Old 05-20-2012, 12:28 PM   #37
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Personally, I enjoy talking with people at the many RV parks/resorts about their MH and how they work or don't work. I have been asked at a FlyingJ by a new owner how to use the dump. It was their first experience. With no one else in line, we spent a good 40 minutes doing explainations of things the dealer should have told them...then again, with the excitement of a new MH, maybe they were not listening.
I would leave as much literature and history as is prudent, removing only credit card numbers or cell phone numbers. If a new owner needs assistance, why not help. If they become a bother, tell them they are bothering you and ask that they reduce their questions...nicely.
After all, we follow this website to give assistance and opinions to others. We get private messages. If bothered we just ignore or offer the briefest of replies.
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Old 05-20-2012, 03:43 PM   #38
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I keep folders of maintenance, repairs, & modifications on all my vehices, they always go with them when I sell something, along with a list of sources for parts, and any spares I have.
But when I bought my current motorhome it was from a crook of a dealer, ($3,000. worth of lies) and I didn't do my homework but it all worked out in the end, it was emptied out except for the owners manuals that I found behind the sofa, but when they mailed the title to me it had the name of the original owner, the dealer he traded it in to and the dealer I bought it from, I Googled the owners name and called and left a message, he called me and gave me LOTS of great details about it, told me he had left all the receipts, air & water hoses, leveler blocks, a ladder and all the little items you accumulate over the years, but what made my day was that he told me they had replaced the engine 3,000 miles before I bought it, I had wondered about that because it seemed odd for a 22 year old engine to still have paper stickers and engine info detail stickers from the Ford factory, that would of been a very positive selling point if the 2nd dealer had known it, someone threw the paperwork out before looking through the stack.
One funny note is mine has a built-in fireproof safe in the floor, I asked if he knew the combination and he said he wrote it on a piece of paper and put it inside the safe, but someone spun the dial so now I need a safecracker.
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Old 05-20-2012, 04:01 PM   #39
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My used unit came with all the manuals and the major repair and maintenance records and I have been more than pleased. It showed that the transmission had been replaced just a few miles prior to my purchase. The next (?) owner will get all of his and mine. BTW--I thought of contacting the previous owner, but did not. Jerry H
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Old 05-20-2012, 05:10 PM   #40
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When tradeing in a motor home you should do a few things records wise.

First make a copy of the records and leave it with the motor home. That way the new owner can figure out what has been done (Assuming the dealer gives them the copies) then take the originals and file it in your personal file.. That way if someone says "YOU DID NOT DO THIS thing you should have.... And files a complaint, you have the records to prove you did take care of that problem.
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