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prolandsurveyor

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Posted: 03/13/18 07:36pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We are thinking about buying a class c mot or home (Ford e 450 gas burner) it's a 2013 with 110,000 miles on the drive train. Is that too many miles? What's your opinon.....thanks in advance


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Posted: 03/13/18 07:46pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Yup. Too many miles for a long term RV use. When you studied the maintenance records what did they prove up?

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Posted: 03/13/18 07:56pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

It was a rental unit.

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It got some use? Was it used as a second car? That's a lot for 5 years of use. Was it a rental?
That said, if it's been serviced regularly and looks good, might be worth getting it checked out mechanically at least. You can test the coach systems yourself with a little help from someone, a friend, that has something similar.

EDIT: Hmmmmm, thought so.


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On the drivetrain? No, not if it's been properly maintained. Three times that and I would be somewhat concerned. Many commercial vehicles such as shuttle busses and cargo vans are built on the exact same basic chassis and go for at least a few hundred thousand miles regularly. Of course, there are some maintenance related things that do start to become due, like spark plug replacement etc.

I would check to see how worn the house part is; depending on how it was used, that many miles could mean many feet trodding on the carpet and many back ends sitting on the cushions and so forth. Nothing that can't be fixed or improved, probably, but it can add up in time and cost and inconvenience if things are just generally worn out.





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Posted: 03/13/18 08:17pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

If properly maintained,not at all,as a Former Rental it more than likely has had the proper care of the Chassis and drive train.

In the thread in the clicky above there are 95 owners of former rentals and there has been very few problems reported, all seem happy with their choice.


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Just budget for typical repairs; brakes, shocks, ball joints, etc.

What is more important is the condition of the roof and how watertight the back half currently and WAS ! Water intrusion will cause the flo0r to rot.

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Sounds like you may be looking at a former rental... We own a 2012 CA Thor Majestic 28A. We are very happy with it! We have done a few upgrades to add some creature comforts. The only issues we had were with the water pump and generator. Both of which were repaired under CAs warranty.

It is just super important to go over everything before you drive off the lot and make them fix aesthetic issues on the spot. Also make sure the tires are good and all the systems work.

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just me , I think 100k on anything is a red flag, things will start to break down.

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It cones with a 5 year/100000 mile warranty

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