Hi....I was reading a very interesting post on the pros and cons of buying ex rental but I can't find the thread now but I have a couple of questions I was hoping some one can answer...
Does the 12 month warranty cover Canada as well?
And is the warranty transferable to a new owner?
Does cruise america have a sales office near boston ny
Me and wife and two boys are coming over from Australia in July, we land in Boston and plan to drive up too Quebec then across to vancouver,then down the west coast and hopefully into Mexico as far as mazatlan before flying out of la home.we have 6/7 months for the trip,so I was thinking the Rv might might be more appealing to the next owner with 5/6 months warranty still left? Buying ex rental could be good for me as I don't want to spend too much time driving around looking at Rv's when we arrive and if cant sell it we may store it for another year and tome back to do another trip...thanks for advice you can give...
Although I'm a pleased buyer, I would never take their warranty again. If you read the fine print it doesn't cover much
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Welcome to the forum.
If you want to see the thread that talked about buying a rental it can be seen Here
I did the comparison between Cruse America and El Monte RV and El Monte came out on top. I was given a 1 Year power train Warranty with the purchase at no extra charge.Where as Cruse America wanted to sell me one at a very HIGH price. If you get a newer one they may still have the factory warranty that is transferable. Here is what is covered on a El Monte waranty
Read thru the thread and if you have any more Questions just ask or send me a PM.
It sounds like you have a very ambitious trip planed,that being said you can see on the thread that the ones that ACTUALLY OWN a former Rental are very pleased with their choice and have had many miles of trouble free RV ing.
I hope this helps and keep in touch to let us know how it works out
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Cruise America has a rental office in Stoughtom, MA. Not sure if they sell used models. Check out their web site.Cruise America http://www.cruiseamerica.com/?src=google&gclid=CNnH9If05bQCFUid4AodCVsARA
P.S. Welcome to Boston!
If coming in through Boston, the closest Cruise America sales office will be Sainte-Rose, Quebec, just over the border from northern New York. From New York City, that might be the closest, although the sales office in northern Virginia might be easier to get to by rail or one-way car rental.
It might be possible to arrange a purchase from a sales center, with delivery through one of the rental agents.
Depending on how the well the state where you are buying implements Homeland Security mandates, it might be easier for a non-resident alien to purchase a vehicle in Canada.
If you have plans to buy in one country, and sell in another, be sure to investigate how each country handles movement of motor vehicles across frontiers.
For U.S. and Canada, citizens and legal residents can move private vehicles back and forth fairly easily, with verbal statement of intentions, but for non-residents the process might be more complicated. The purposr of our tighter vehicle registration controls post-911 was to directly address how easy it was for visitors to one country to stage attacks there, then travel in private vehicles to execute them in the other.
If you can get past those restrictions, there would still be customs issues and different vehicle certification standards, Canada vs the U.S., if you are buying in one country and selling in the other.
Going into Mexico, there will be a bit more import paperwork, directed to making sure you are not bringing in a vehicle permanently, or to sell it, without paying the appropriate fees and tariffs. Mexico allows imports, but the rules get complicated by tourist vs. resident issues.
North America doesn't work quite like the EU, where once you land as a visitor, your status is the same all the member countries.
If you actually come to MA, there is a private rental company in Boylston, which is about 40 miles west of Boston. We rented from them several times before buying. They take exceptional care of their units and have a pretty good inventory. Their prices are a little higher than the national outfits, but I always believe you probably get what you pay for. http://www.usamotorhomerentals.com/
Something we found out when we were buying ours that we would never think of. Some folks (or different family members) use their RV every year and leave it in storage. We thought that some good out of box thinking. One couple drove it from west coast to east coast and later in year their older kids were going to drive it back on their "holiday" (vacation) as they call it.
Cruise America has more rental locations than sales locations. The following Cruise America locations also sell motorhomes: http://www.cruiseamerica.com/buy/sales_centers/
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