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Old 11-16-2019, 09:47 AM   #15
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Other than planning an immediate and full service of all fluids & filters, I would not be concerned in the slightest. Even the coolant is probably Okay, but i would likely change it anyway so that I knew I was starting with a clean slate. Don't forget the air dryer cartridge, though.
Absolutely agree.

Sounds like it has been stored for only 4 years and possibly only 3. Inside climate controlled decreases any potential problems due to storage

Since the owner died the person selling it probably doesn't understand the consequences of extended, no use, storage.

Explain this to them and they may come off their desire for a premium price.
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Old 11-16-2019, 09:58 AM   #16
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It seems that the general consensus is to change all the fluids and filters. Personally, if it were me and I liked the floor plan and model of DP, I would negotiate an acceptable price and drive it home. What can happen to a DP in a climate controlled storage for 4 years. Not much. Were the batteries kept charged? If not, load test them after charged and replace if necessary. The tires are six years old, but because of the environment they have been in, they are easily still good for 3-4 years. The fuel filters are no different than the ones on my coach 5000 miles after a change. The transmission oil and coolant are no different than they were in 2015. Have a full service done after you are home (mostly to help you sleep better) and enjoy your almost brand new 2014 DP.
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Old 11-16-2019, 11:23 AM   #17
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I’m sorry but all I would do is crank it up go on down the road.
Guess I should explain: During the mid-70s fuel shortage, I bought 10-year-old diesel, mix it half-and-half and it ran just fine. Recently cranked up a truck that has sat for 10 years to move it... half a turn it cranked. It even aired up and the clutch and brakes were not locked. Granted, I store things with full fuel tanks so there’s no water in the diesel fuel to worry about.

The 3000 mile oil change was the debunked 50 years ago when oil’s were not near as good as they are today. How the need to change oil every year regardless of mileage is beyond would think by now people would’ve wised up for a engine that works hard...Not driven a mile to church on Sundays.

If nothing else, for me, a lot of the advice given on here is only good for a good laugh. Your mileage may vary.
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Mechanically it will be fine, however most likely with that little bit of use there may still be some things that need to be addressed that did not get done as as warranty work. Typically there are some bugs to work out on a new rig. On that one there may still be a few. That being said personally I would buy it but I would also check every system before I bought it.

For example If it has a Aqua Hot you should figure you are going to need all new pumps as the originals are most likely were the ones they had issues with and I doubt It got enough use to have a issue and warranty pumps installed.

Long and short of it if there are any issues it probably will be with the House systems not the Chassis.
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