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Old 07-31-2016, 06:47 AM   #15
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Look for rust and corrosion.
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Old 07-31-2016, 07:04 AM   #16
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Originally Posted by dabrooks View Post
Look for rust and corrosion.
Just looking at the pictures, some seem to have rust issues around the bay door, others around the genny, and some in the battery bays. I understand and would expect the battery areas. the bay doors could indicate that the slides could also have rust. the genny is weird because the rest of the front end does not show the same amount of rust...

I guess in general signs of rust show the overall care given to the coach or flood exposure or sea air long term exposure.... all concerns.

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Well, if you were buying our coach, which is NOT for sale, I could hand you a folder of every maintenance task/annual maintenance performed on the coach! That includes engine, Onan, oasis, chassis AND every other maintenance task that's been performed on the coach... If I were buying and that sort of folder wasn't available I would walk!
I totally agree. I have personally sold a Class A Allegro Bus, and a Class B Winnebago ERA, both I had bought new. I had always had the required maintenance performed and when the prospective buyer inquired, I was able to produce a notebook with EVERY maintenance detail documented WITH receipts to prove it. This record is what really sealed the deal for me as both buyers said they had never seen a better documented motorhome and had no worry about what condition my unit was really in.
I do the same thing with my cars/trucks and when I sold my C5 Corvette, the maintenance records again, proved invaluable.
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If the owner doesn't care enough to deal with some surface rust on their motorhome, I would not be interested in that unit. It only takes a small amount of time, and a few $$ to address surface rust these days and stop it once and for all. If this is too much trouble, I worry about the maintenance items that takes much more time and $$$$?
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You could also buy from people like us. My wife and I both work as RN's in surgery. We are naturally "AR", clean, pay attention to detail and are not happy campers if everything is not in perfect order in our home and motor home. We actually pre ordered our 2014 Via 25Q and flew up to Forest City in order to keep some kid from driving it back to Georgia and not breaking it in for those first crucial miles! Btw, it's for sale. Alan
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