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Denbie1

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Posted: 01/21/23 05:23am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I'm thinking about moving back to a class C. Found one 5 hours away. Its a 2015 Holiday Rambler Augusta 29A. The owner thinks that there is only a chasis battery on it, no house batteries. Anyone ever heard of that? Thanks!

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According to these specs , rig came standard with two 6-volt coach batteries.
I am guessing the seller doesn't have any batteries in the rig.


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He likely doesn't know what a house battery is used for. I'd be cautious, find the batteries or their location and be very sure everything works as it should. What is the source of 12V house power w/o 120VAC? The batteries require water so likely not in good shape.


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As said, If the rig comes standard with two 6v batts then there must be a tray for them.
Probably under the entrance steps.

Confirm with the seller. Ask why there are no house batteries there now. If all was/is in working order then the seller should at least have some kind of 12v battery in place to show a buyer that things are in working order. Have him send you a dated now video of things working.

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Denbie1 wrote:

I'm thinking about moving back to a class C. Found one 5 hours away. Its a 2015 Holiday Rambler Augusta 29A. The owner thinks that there is only a chasis battery on it, no house batteries. Anyone ever heard of that? Thanks!


Cool!
Maybe the seller would believe since it’s a no house battery model it’s worth like 10 grand less!
Kidding… not kidding
If it’s got never touched house batteries either they’re really good or nothing works without being plugged in. Sounds like a negotiation point.


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If it’s a 2015 unit that makes it maybe 8 years old. If they were decent batteries from the factory and it was a newbie owner they’ve prolly never had an issue (or read the manual) and so are blissfully unaware there are house batteries.

Especially if it’s been parked the last couple of years because of what’s been going on.

That and it’s amazing to me how many people buy a completely self sufficient living space then never use it anywhere but on full services.

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Denbie1,
is the seller actually the owner or is the owner not able to be in the picture for whatever reason ?
Could the seller be a relative doing the transaction for the unavailable owner and really has no idea about rv’s ?
Or is a scam in place ? Playing dumb ? You need to find out before you waste your time making the trip.

Ask for the vin # and see what they say.

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I called the seller back and was very persistent on it having house batteries. I saw online where it had "dual 6 volt deep cycle auxiliary batteries. He was getting somewhat ill with me on my insisting that it had more than one battery. (Chassis battery) In his defense, he's 78 years old, original owner and bought it new. I told him about the auxiliary starting switch on the dash. He said that he had used it once! I said "how do you think it started then since your house battery was dead?" That got him to thinking....he finally started searching more and found 2-6 volt batteries!! He sent me a picture of them. They were probably 8 years old, still working! Within the next hour, he had gone and bought new replacements. He thanked me and said he was thankful that I had been so persistent. He is such a nice gentleman. I intend on going to see it, hopefully this week. Thanks everyone!

* This post was edited 01/22/23 01:08pm by Denbie1 *

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Thumbs up! It’s probably like new! I love buying grampa vehciles!

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Ok that makes better sense.
When I’m 88 i probably won’t remember that i ever owned rvs.
Good luck have a safe trip.

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