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Posted: 01/10/18 06:05am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Congratulations....I think.
You can still back out of eBay deal if you like. I would not worry about my eBay rating.
Not sure if this unit is on a workhorse chassis but if so make sure the brake issue has been taken care of.


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Revickers, the RV is 15 yrs. old. There are so many things to inspect and it will certainly need something. I'm just wondering what the description said about tire age, maintenance, etc.

I've never bought anything on Ebay and don't know the rules on backing out. I will be watching this thread to see the outcome.

I wish you and your wife the best of luck. If the RV is in good shape overall, you dodged a huge bullet.

My brother bought a new 2005 Damon Astoria (diesel) and had very good luck with it (kept if for 9 yrs.)

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Go to NRVIA.org and search for an inspector in the area.

If it's the same one on RVTrader (Ft Myers), it looks good on the surface. No real big issues with a workhorse chassis event though they don't make them anymore. Parts are available.


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Posted: 01/10/18 08:23am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Tom/Barb wrote:

Mile High wrote:

bacil wrote:

Don't want to hijack this thread but i would have made one with exactly the same subject [emoticon]

would any of you chose New gaser in 100k range or used DP ?
DP. As long as you don't have to go back so far you are getting into dated equipment and interior. $100K will put you in a nice older DP.


Less than that will put you in a quality high end coach.

NICE coach
Way to old for me, but like you say, to each their own.


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In business the rule is location, location, location.
In vehicles including and especially motor homes it is condition, condition, condition. Drive-train and house.

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Posted: 01/10/18 09:49am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Mile High wrote:

Way to old for me, but like you say, to each their own.


Why do you believe this coach is way to old ? Just curious ?


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Tom/Barb,

Age of the materials. Plastic is made from long chain molecules. As they age they become fragile. Replacements may not exist. My RV is from 2005 and bits and pieces are starting to fail now.


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pianotuna wrote:

Tom/Barb,

Age of the materials. Plastic is made from long chain molecules. As they age they become fragile. Replacements may not exist. My RV is from 2005 and bits and pieces are starting to fail now.


Newmar has no plastic parts, bodies are 100% fiberglass, and every one is readily available from the factory.
The only thing I would do to the one listed above would be to up grade the TV to flat screens.

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Tom/Barb wrote:

Mile High wrote:

Way to old for me, but like you say, to each their own.


Why do you believe this coach is way to old ? Just curious ?
The year. I personally would not feel comfortable investing that kind of money into a 15 year old coach. I would rather have lesser of a coach that was 10 years newer. Just my preference. I could go buy an 20 year old Bentley, or just drive my late model Ford. I don't want to offend as I know you have the same coach that is older.

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Posted: 01/10/18 12:34pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Get what you can afford

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