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J-Rooster

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All those speedometer roll back guys were sent to prison today in Federal Court! If you haven't heard they were rolling back the speedometers on cars, trucks, and motorhomes here in the Pacific Northwest. They were using Craig's List as there marketing tool and sales outlet. Why, I posted this is to make aware to you posters that buy used RV's to do your homework before you buy. They were caught when a buyer did a title search and was able to obtain service records!

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The same thing happened locally but it was 30 years ago. All are out of jail or dead today. Crime does not pay in the end.

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Dale.Traveling wrote:

Getting pretty hard to do with analog odometers going the way of the Dodo bird. I guess if you are smart enough and had the software you could reprogram the computer to change it.

BTW when I was on the edge of buying my coach I got a Car Fax report. Since it was a Flordia coach was worried about past hurricane/flooding damage.


The only problem with CarFax is that the information compiled is all sent in voluntarily by member dealers or independent shops. If a non-member dealer of private business repairs a blown engine, transmission failure or other repair you'll never know it happened.


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how about a link? I thought that modern speedometers had a roll back indicator or perhaps the electronic ones don't? I thought that they just pulled a speedo out of a wreck with fewer miles however.
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I hope they each got 5 yrs. to serve. At $35,000 per year cost to taxpayers for each prisoner, we maybe should just purchase the vehicles and shoot the prisoner?





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Getting pretty hard to do with analog odometers going the way of the Dodo bird. I guess if you are smart enough and had the software you could reprogram the computer to change it.

BTW when I was on the edge of buying my coach I got a Car Fax report. Since it was a Flordia coach was worried about past hurricane/flooding damage.


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Posted: 03/03/12 06:33am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

It's much easier to roll back today with digital and harder to detect (no numbers misaligned etc.). With the correct software and a computer it can be done quickly and without detection.

How people get caught is when a new owner applies for a tag/registration and fill in the current millage. A DMV cross check reveals a problem.

I remember a few years ago the Fla. DMV caught used car lots (buy here/pay here type) that was using odometer rollback companies that worked out of their cars/trucks and reset the odometers to what ever the dealer wanted.


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Posted: 03/03/12 07:12am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Brings back a memory also, in the early 50's I had an after school, weekend job at a car dealership washing the used cars, changing tires etc.
They had a tire re-groover come in and deepen the grooves in the tires, I remember when he went too deep and into the cord, he would get out his black paint and touch it up.


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peaches&cream wrote:

I hope they each got 5 yrs. to serve. At $35,000 per year cost to taxpayers for each prisoner, we maybe should just purchase the vehicles and shoot the prisoner?


A tad drastic, but could deter others no doubt.

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I recall that back in the early 60's there was a huge car dealership in Langhorn, PA, named Reedman Chevrolet, that had a building clearly labeled "Speedometer Shop" near their private test drive road course. All of their used cars had zero mileage on them, or just a few test drive miles. They made it known to potential buyers that they reset all of the speedometers on the basis that mileage was not a good indicator of car condition. It was, and may still be, legal to reset or alter a speedometer reading in most/all states, as long as buyers are made aware of it.


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