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mooreth

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I am looking at purchasing a new Class C Motorhome. However, one of the dealers at which I am looking claims that the motor homes are new but they show to be 2004, 2003 and even 2002. Is this a common practice and if I purchased one would I truly be getting the latest updates if they are not 2005 or 2006 models?

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It is very common to buy a 2005 coach but have a 2004 chassis. Other than that I'd look elsewhere. It is possible that a dealer has coaches from past years that were never sold but I don't think I'd be interested in buying them. Patter


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It is common for the chassis to be one year and the coach itself the next year. I don't believe you could have more than two different years chassis for any coach model year.


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The opposite can be true too. I saw some CruiseAmerica rental units that had been rechassied. The coach had been removed and put on a newer chassis. The salesman claimed it was because they found a buyer that wanted all their older chassis. But I bet the real reason is because they wear out fast as a rental and they probably got a good deal. That and maybe accidents etc.


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The dealer either mismanaged his inventory possible because he is too big or he has a poor reputation and is stuck with old stock.

He should be selling these unit below his cost! I would have a expert check the unit and offer a little over Blue Book resale for the unit that passes inspection.
Motor, trans, tanks,gen ,old fuel, air, filters, etc...
Remember tires older than 5 years old used or not are no good. 6 times $$$


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Our 2004 Tioga 26Q was built on a 2003 E-450 chassis and was sold by the dealer as a new 2004 model in Sept 2003. The VIN # reflects 2003 on the DMV title. I had to provide AAA a copy of the purchase order for them to show the rig as a 2004 model on the insurance policy. I didn't argue with the DMV about showing it as a 2003, they might charge me more in fees. When I sell the rig I will show the buyer the purchase order to prove the year model info.

I would worry about taking the dealer's word about a 2002 chassis on a 2004 rig, etc. A two-year gap could mean that your rig does not include improvements that may have been incorporated and the rubber goods including tires, belts and hoses are all one year older.

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I was shopping this weekend and found a Kodiak chassis manufactured in Oct 04, coach built in March 05, and the dealer claiming the title says it is a 06 motorhome. The unit we saw was a Gulfstream Ultra Super C. It may be true, but I couldn't believe it!

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