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randysan

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Posted: 01/08/19 06:51am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I am looking to buy my first RV, and this one looks interesting. (Yes this is my budget)

Anyone have anything good bad or otherwise to say about this vehicle?
Seems like a nice vehicle for the price
....I appreciate any input as I am a literal newbie.

thanks!
R

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1958345247801074?surface=product_details

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Clicky

The Swinger looks clean and in good condition.
Check for any roof leaks, stains etc.. A small leak can ruin the vehicle if not repaired fairly quickly.
A big thing is the tires. Check the age from the date code on the side of the tire.
RV tires usually age out before they wear out. Don't go just by tread depth.
Most RVers replace their tires between 6-10 years.

If you're not familiar with recreational vehicles, consider hiring a mobile RV tech to inspect the unit before you give the seller any money or sign any agreements. It will be a couple hundred dollars well spent.
Make sure everything works before buying any RV.

* This post was edited 01/08/19 07:17am by gbopp *

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thanks g, that's good advice!

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Posted: 01/08/19 09:09am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Before you buy it,make sure you listen to the engine stone cold. Those 460's are notorious for leaking manifolds. If you hear a steady click click click when starting cold that means warped manifold and you'll need headers. I use to have two of them.


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OK, good advice....i will def do a cold engine listen.
thank u!!

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Posted: 01/08/19 11:36am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I first read the title and thought this thread is going to be fun,lol

edit;
different rv

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Looks nice...be aware that even though 10K seems like a good price, reselling it will be difficult without a slide. Most RV buyers won't consider a unit without a slide.

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get it then you will be a real swinger.


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thanks gary....and, --i of course don't know what i'm talking about, but it's hard to believe that most RV buyers only consider vehicles with slides.

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edbehnke wrote:

get it then you will be a real swinger.


hah!--but once can't swing without slides [emoticon]

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