When reading the Motorhome coaches for sale ads on the web on various sites, the vast majority of sellers make the statement that the coach is a 'no smoking' and 'no pets' coach.
However, I find the 'no pets' almost impossible to believe because in my travels, on the road and in campgrounds, I RARELY see any coach or trailer without at least one pet, many have multiple pets, mostly dogs.
I estimate at least ninety percent (90%), plus coaches have pets, but when owners advertise the coaches for sale, the same percentage of sellers (owners) state 'no pets'. Seems like someone may not be telling the whole truth?
Does anyone have thoughts on this issue?
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I am not sure anyone, except the original owner could ever tell you if it has ever been smoked in, or had pets, and even they may not be upfront about it since the market is soft and they are trying to sell, and get the best price they can for it. As with anything, there is always the sniff test, if it smells musty, like smoke, or like pets, you know it probably was not well taken care of, or at least not cleaned well.
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Those ads means they are not smoking in the coach nor are there any animals, pets, etc. AT THAT MOMENT..........Dennis
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Here is one 5 year old coach, with 135,000 miles, that has never even been slept in and the shower has never been used. It is a toy hauler but it has never had any toys in the back compartment either. Kinda hard to believe what people claim in their ads about smoking, pets, etc...... Coach for sale
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I have been in a lot of used Rv's that stated no pets. The only ones that I've seen that had no evidence of pets were new from the factory. Look around the base of cabinets in a carpeted area or the seams of furniture and you will find pet hair. Vacuums are just not strong enough to get this area. If you hired a professional detailer they may take the time to hand clean these area's but most dealers or private sellers won't and most people won't even check. If you want to find pet, smoke, or mold/mildew smells just close up the RV for an hour on a hot day with no ventilation and those smells will come right out no matter how well they are covered up. Most people buy an RV so they can travel with their pets and more and more campgrounds are now pet friendly so the chances are good that a used RV had pets in it.
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I always chuckle when I see “No smokers, no pets” in RV ads as well. I think by nature, most RVers are pet lovers. I once read an ad for a motorhome that included that statement yet in one of the pictures there were two cats sleeping on the couch. Maybe they were just stuffed animals. I can honestly say my motorhome has never been smoked in unless factory personnel smoked in it during construction. But I would not be honest if I said “No pets.” Our Buddy goes with us every time we take our RV on the road.