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Old 07-07-2021, 12:38 PM   #1
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Hi there, I'm mostly new here and would love some advice!

My wife and I are at a family reunion this week in North Carolina, and a family member has a 2000 Allegro Bay M-36 with 2 slide-outs, 26k miles, and has always been stored indoors when not being used. They are asking $20k, which seems to be a really good price. The inside is immaculate, and the outside is in great shape. It has the Ford V10 which needs a new fuel pump. Good news is they have a guy who does all their vehicle service who is coming out to fix it all up sometime this week.

The only hold up is there is one guy coming to look at buying it in a few days, and if he passes we are next in line.

If my wife and I buy this, it'll be our full-time home and we would hope to fully renovate it over the next few years.

If it hasn't been used in several years what should I expect to be replacing right off the bat? Hoses? Seals? Tires (these are probably original, so needing new ones are probably a sure thing)?
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We purchased a 2000 Hurricane in January this year. This is the list of what we replaced or need/want to replace.

Pre-delivery (replaced by dealer)
Passenger-side windshield
Batteries
Awning fabric

Replaced
Tires, all six
Mattress (see mattressinsider.com)
Bedspread
Several window shades with rotted strings
Storage bay locks
Fitting for hot water behind shower wall (connects to shower spigot)
Shower wand
Front privacy curtain rollers
Thermostat
Kwikee step cover
All indoor lights changed to LED

Future fixes
Carpeting
Dinette cushions
Flooring
Outside window seals
Entry door seals
Exterior lights to LED

Comparing the size and price we paid to your situation, you might be getting the better deal, but resign yourself to a few more $1000s to get it roadworthy. We had expected to pay about $10k more for a coach, but are happily putting those “savings” into making the rig we did buy worth having.
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Welcome to the forum.

You are joining a good group of friends here with good information to share. Read the various threads here and ask questions as they come up or add information if you can.

John has given you some great tips.

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The tires alone 5 to 8 thousand and a must.. all new batteries.. sky is limit there.. change all... and I mean all fluids. There is another thousand or so.. get up on roof.. before you buy... that is must.. look at condition.. check closely at caulking around the vents and skylight.. if cracking.. if faded or white comes off of fingers.. 2 to 5 thousand.. you better be mechanically inclined.. or you will soon find your guy no answering you calls.. many hose and belts need closely check or changed.. climb under a look for frame rust.. rust in or on the square tubing used to anchor the coach to frame.. fill with water check plumbing.. for leaks.. many put up and don't properly antifreeze.. big mess.. but it's best time you will have fixing up.. if you can get the kids to put down computer games and learn about the real world.. good luck and let us know what you did and maybe better members then me will help you..
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Oh check closely at dash a/c.. it better work and all a/c.. if they use their guy.. you bet they are not going to spend all that in this market to sell it.. and to get one into shop could be months right now.. and people are waiting on parts.. then check closely all hydraulic system.. its a lot.. but you will have such an adventure and fall in love all over again..
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The tires alone 5 to 8 thousand and a must.. all new batteries.. sky is limit there.. change all... and I mean all fluids. There is another thousand or so.. get up on roof.. before you buy... that is must.. look at condition.. check closely at caulking around the vents and skylight.. if cracking.. if faded or white comes off of fingers.. 2 to 5 thousand.. you better be mechanically inclined.. or you will soon find your guy no answering you calls.. many hose and belts need closely check or changed.. climb under a look for frame rust.. rust in or on the square tubing used to anchor the coach to frame.. fill with water check plumbing.. for leaks.. many put up and don't properly antifreeze.. big mess.. but it's best time you will have fixing up.. if you can get the kids to put down computer games and learn about the real world.. good luck and let us know what you did and maybe better members then me will help you..
Are you buying gold plated tires?
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Hi all, thanks so much for the responses, super helpful!!

It appears I may be incorrect about the model. It looks like the model may be the 36 DB since it has 2 slide-outs. The MH models seem to only have 1 slide.

Great news is that the family members we are dealing with are super helpful and trustworthy. Turns out the guy they had come out to work on the fuel pump was not their usual guy, and they decided not to go with him. They will be having the RV towed to their usual service guy within the next couple of weeks for a full assessment.

In other good news, it seems possible that the guy who is first in line to buy was hoping to have it sometime in July, and that will most likely not be happening. Hopefully he bows out.

I did climb up on top while we were there, and things looked great. As I said, this RV has been very well taken care of.

I'm planning on another $3-4k for tires ($2k), hoses ($?), etc. All the plastics on the inside looked good, but of course I can't speak to the brittleness.


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