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Posted: 01/22/13 08:49pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

HiTech wrote:

On a 2000 10k extra miles may not make much difference to the value.

Jim


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Posted: 01/22/13 10:35pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

n7bsn wrote:

I have a question, was there any hint of a line above or below the miles, before the "change".


I don't think so.... to be honest, I don't remember looking that closely at the digits. Decided to bit the bullet and put the 48K mileage in my ad on Craigslist as there is nothing I can do. Will just let the RV sit as I'm afraid to take it out again -- it might happen again and I do NOT want it to read 58K.

Thanks all who replied. I am disappointed but, it is what it is!


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Posted: 01/23/13 09:23am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

On some motorhome chassis' you can hold the trip reset rocker switch on for about 3 or 4 seconds and it flips from miles to kilometers. Or vicy-versy.
When I bought my MH it was on kilometers and I gained a lot of miles on my warranty when I got it back to miles.


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Posted: 01/23/13 01:10am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Hope you didn't pay alot for it because you will not get much for that old of a motorhome even with 10,000 less miles on it.

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Posted: 01/23/13 01:22pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Chakara wrote:

Is there any way your camper could have been "borrowed" and actually had the miles put on it? Just sayin...

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Is there any way your camper could have been "borrowed" and actually had the miles put on it? Just sayin...

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Posted: 01/23/13 02:17pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

If the speedomter is broken hence the mileage jumped 10K then I don't think its illegal to get the mileage corrected but going to a speedometer shop the tech could check it out and tell you what your legal options are... Of coarse its illegal to roll mileage back if its been driven... But if it has not been driven then I believe you are legally allowed to have it set to what it should be you might have to sign a form or something but talk to someone who does it for a living I'm sure he could tell you what your options are it is his lively hood for goodness sakes.... I swear the IQ of some people nowadays isn't to be believed....

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Gale Hawkins wrote:

lawaco12 wrote:

dont be suprised if jumps a few more thousand.i would say that the milage has been turned back and did not get it locked in proper.i would be checking with the person i bought it from and get more proof of the low milage.


Technically how is that possible?


Simple, speedo assy can be changed (repaired, replaced, rebuilt), programmed with a "agreed" mileage then installed.

The rub is the mileage now days is also "recorded" by the GEM computer or body/engine control computer. It is possible that the speedo may have been "updated" by the GEM with the "real" mileage.

Another scenario is the speed sensor located on the rear axle may have a fault causing the speedo to record more miles..

As far as "rolling back" the miles, well that is an offense in any state. The burden of proof would be on you and most likely would not be allowed unless the on board computer does not match the speedo display.

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dont be suprised if jumps a few more thousand.i would say that the milage has been turned back and did not get it locked in proper.i would be checking with the person i bought it from and get more proof of the low milage.

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lawaco12 wrote:

dont be suprised if jumps a few more thousand.i would say that the milage has been turned back and did not get it locked in proper.i would be checking with the person i bought it from and get more proof of the low milage.


Technically how is that possible?

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