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Old 08-22-2011, 04:41 PM   #1
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Tell me what you think????????

I've been seaching for my Rv after my Divorce as I had to sale the nice Bounder I had to pay her off. So I searched and search for about two months and finally found the one I wanted. A 2005 bounder 32W workhorse 8.1. So we agreed on everything and I noticed that the miles on it was 24,700 about. So I gave him a deposit to hold it and he agreed to hold it up to 30 days as I needed to get a loan and to take care of other issues. 3 weeks later the deal was complete so I got a ride down there bought it from a guy in HB calif. and went over everything again and I drove off. While driving I noticed the speedo was on trip mode but I was driving and really didn't think about it so I kept on until I got hom which is about a 34 mile trip from his house. When I got home I figured out how to go back to the miles on the MH and to my behold there was 27, 071 on the mh? I was shocked so I called him and left a VM and said at least you could have told me you took a 2300 mile trip but to me that was not cool not to say anything and I should charge you rental fees and the guys like don't tell me I'm not a stand up guy so I just let it go at that. Yes I should have checked it before I left? Would it have made a difference in the deal? No so then whats the big deal? I just hate it when people hide things and are not up front with them. Anyways what would you think or do if this happend to you? Thanks for letting me vent. Marty PS he never admitted to taking it anywhere but I know when I called him oneday he was up in reno so I assume he took it on a last trip
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Old 08-22-2011, 05:25 PM   #2
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Im trying to be neutral here. its not to say i wouldnt feels as you do somewhat,cause I probably would,but....

Technically he still owned it regardless of a deposit that shows intent to sell/buy at some future time.

As a buyer many of us might object to what he did,but is it within his right as the current owner?

If the additional mileage he put on it would have been enough that it would have prevented you from buying it,had you not known of the trip,then you might have a case.

I know, its just the principle of the thing,right.

Heres a positive spin for you to consider.

He took it on a trip,so you should be reasonably assured by that alone, that he is less likely hiding any major issue that would have occured on your first trip with it. You would have eaten the cost since it is sold to you without warranty etc. "AS is"

Im not taking sides. Im trying to be impartial.
remember you asked me what I think. That is what I think . i could be completely wrong too!
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Old 08-22-2011, 05:30 PM   #3
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your right with that

At least he tested everything for me, I think its just more of a hey I just wanted you to know that we took our last trip in the MH and had a great time so you should not have any problems instead on putting it on the trip mode and not saying a word about it thats all............. but your right and I really was not looking for a court case as my divorce took up all of my going to the courthouse anymore in fact I can't get that smell out of my nose. LOL!!!!!!! thanks for your input..... I still love my 4th bounder......
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Old 08-22-2011, 06:49 PM   #4
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Understand you frustration but your deposit was to hold it from someone else buying it, so it was still his to use as he pleased. Not the nicest thing for him to do but still his until paid for. He should have told you though!
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Old 08-22-2011, 11:59 PM   #5
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Milage on a vehicle is important when selling and when buying. When you gave him deposit for the vehicle it was based upon the lower milage. During the time he was 'holding' it for you he materially changed the vehicle you were purchasing, and therefore, you should have had the opportunity to re-evaluate your purchasing decision, including price paid.
He was basically dishonest by putting those miles on 'your' vehicle he was holding for you to finalize your purchse. I would not be a happy camper!
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Old 08-23-2011, 12:25 AM   #6
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Ex friend sold us a boat, the day before we were to take possession he took out the bottom on something. We decided not to go through with the deal. He turned it in to his insurance company.
He still owned the boat as we had made a verbal commitment to buy but no money had changed hands.
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Old 08-23-2011, 06:36 AM   #7
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You are basically right if not from a pure legal view then---well the seller does not get many style points but:

I think it sounds like you both have what you wanted---you the motor home and he a last trip. Not really much you can really do as long as everything else is fine and no material changes were made or damage done----2300 miles on a six year old rig material? That can be argued either way until the end of time-----time to move on and enjoy your rig.
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