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Hi everyone, first post here and could use some brain trust input.

I just moved my coach to a new location and next to us is a 2007 Holiday Rambler Imperial 43DSQ that was parked in 2009 and basically left - not started or maintained. Covered from sun exposure but still outside. The facility manager says it hasn't been touched but the bills are getting paid. Looks decent on the exterior but 10 years!!

My wife and I are interested in possibly asking to purchase and taking it on as a project but we have no idea what to offer. Any thoughts? NADA shows $125-$150k and we're seeing them sell closer to the lower range online. That said, this one is almost on all flats and hasn't moved, been started, or cared for. We're thinking the original owner passed and his estate or spouse is just making the storage payments. It's heartbreaking.

Of course we'd have it thoroughly inspected but sitting for that long breeds plenty of gremlins that may stay hidden for years beyond the inevitable fluids, seals, fuel, gaskets, all of it. We anticipate at least $20K above purchase to get her up and running again but don't honestly feel that it would be as easy as just subtracting that from any fair market value because of the neglect.

Thanks again and Happy Easter 2019!

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Yikes....buy an old Mustang if you want something to rescue. Some of these Motorhome need “rescuing” as soon as you drive off the lot. Never mind sitting outside for 10 years. No way would I get involved.


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I’m partial to the big Monaco products on the RR10S chassis but not the bath and a half floorplan. $80K max if rats have not been living in it, not in the serial # below, and if the AquaHot system was properly winterized...RV antifreeze was pumped into the domestic hot water side of the system. There are copper coils around the burner that cannot be protected any other way. The ISL engine may be in the wrist pin recall # and the rig probably does not have enough miles on it so maybe it will not put a hole in the side of the block. The serial # is on the side of the valve cover. Amazing what all rats can eat up...wiring in particular.

BETWEEN OCTOBER 17, 2005, AND APRIL 18, 2006, WITH ENGINE SERIAL NUMBER RANGE FROM 46543077 TO 46603939

Hopefully it’s not for sale.


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Sounds like a fun project to me, but off the top of my head I'm thinking closer to the $15-20k range, and thats if the interior is good.

It may be a gem, it may be a money pit. I'd plan on option B and offer accordingly.


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The problem with RVs that sit unattended is that a small roof leak can do horrendous damage over the course of 10 years. Occupied ones have the leaks noticed and fixed but this one..... I'd sure pass.

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Not quite the same model but it should give you an idea about pricing. The highest bid received for this 2007 coach was $46,100 and it is apparently in good condition and ready to go. It was a "no sale" at that amount but it gives you some idea of what the buyers are thinking on an older coach since it received 25 bids. 2007 Holiday Rambler
This coach was re-listed so you need to look at "completed auctions" to see it.

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proost wrote:

I just moved my coach to a new location and next to us is a 2007 Holiday Rambler Imperial 43DSQ that was parked in 2009 and basically left - not started or maintained. Covered from sun exposure but still outside.That said, this one is almost on all flats and hasn't moved, been started, or cared for.

Of course we'd have it thoroughly inspected but sitting for that long breeds plenty of gremlins that may stay hidden for years beyond the inevitable fluids, seals, fuel, gaskets, all of it. We anticipate at least $20K above purchase to get her up and running again but don't honestly feel that it would be as easy as just subtracting that from any fair market value because of the neglect.

Assuming Phoenix area under cover, the main visible damage would be sun exposure and heat to body and interior. Are you doing the work or the $150/hour shop? If you are not doing the work don't even consider it. The engine and drive train are going to go through lots of hours of labor and material.


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Proost, it does sound interesting and if at the right price, it might be a good buy (meaning.....super low).

You never know, the owner might want it gone NOW!, they just don't know how to do it. Tires are going to be at least $5,500-$6,000.

Keep us posted, at least it was under cover, being outside is not a plus.

Good luck,
MM.


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Sounds like National Lampoon's vacation MH to me. I'd pass. Money pit 110%


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New tires $5-65K likely, old fuel pumped out and changed, all new fuel and transmission filters, transmission fluid replaced, brake fluid replaced, replace all belts and hoses, brakes checked and repaired, radiator rinsed and filled, recaulk roof and sides, wiring checked for rodent/heat damage, check for unseen water damage with soft spots of roof/floor, air bags(?) checked, levelers checked and serviced as needed, new batteries engine and house, generator checked out and serviced - likely needs work to get it running, and the list goes on.................just a small start of the potentially massive to do list. Unless you are extremely mechanical, this could be a real money pit. Too many unknowns. Water damage, heat damage, bugs and critter damage? In AZ anything rubber or plastic gets brittle due to extreme heat. Upholstery and curtains will have taken a beating too. Buyer beware is really critical here! My first instinct is to pass. If still considering, get it inspected both mechanically and RV systems.

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