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Old 06-13-2016, 12:12 PM   #1
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Buying a used 2014 24R - What do I look for?

I am new to the group and we are buying a barely used (4,000 miles) 2014 Solera 24R from Camping World. We pick it up on Saturday June 18th. We are new to RVs and are not sure what things to make sure are good to go when we are doing the walk through. Any suggestions regarding what a dealer should do and what to pay specific attention to? Anything that is unique to look for in the 24R? Any advice would be most appreciated.

Below is what the Camping World sales person agreed to:

Here is the list of things our friends have advised to make sure is ready to go (I would assume this is all done in the Camping World prep on the sale of an RV):
1. 30 (aprox) foot power cord to hook up at campgrounds
2. Water hose to hook up at campgrounds
3. Fresh oil change in the engine
4. Black and gray water tanks flushed and clean
5. All owner’s instruction manuals included
6. Tires fully inflated including the spare
7. New windshield wipers (with only 4,000 miles the previous Owner probably never changed them and we will be driving in rain country)
8. Generator fully serviced and operational and ready to go.
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Old 06-13-2016, 01:12 PM   #2
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Just ensure you get some kind of warranty and that they will service it.
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Old 06-18-2016, 10:08 PM   #3
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Make sure it has the blue MBS medallion on the hood.
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Old 06-18-2016, 11:25 PM   #4
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You forgot the 20' of sewer hose to hook up to services
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Your list is comprised of inexpensive 'stuff'. Plan on about 2 hours making certain everything works as it is supposed to. Make sure all is 100% or repaired prior to signing on the dotted line. Every dealer is going to fix everything on THEIR camper to make the sale and have less incentive once it becomes yours. Do not sign until everything is done even if the purchase is delayed waiting on parts. Do not drive it away until 100%.
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^^ What he said. Make them fix any discrepancies BEFORE you drive it off the lot.

We were so eager to get ours (used 2015) we agreed to come back to get an oil change/minor fixes.

Salesman and Service manager are two different departments that almost never talk. It was like pulling teeth and I had to go all the way to the top of sales to get them to "ok" what they had approved in writing - an oil change.

As for the fixes, we kept getting the, "we're waiting for the parts to come in." Excuse. Just gave up and fixed myself they were all minor.

Don't believe the RV sales man's pitches. They're just trying to make a living by selling.
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Old 06-19-2016, 09:25 PM   #7
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I am new to the group and we are buying a barely used (4,000 miles) 2014 Solera 24R from Camping World. We pick it up on Saturday June 18th. We are new to RVs and are not sure what things to make sure are good to go when we are doing the walk through. Any suggestions regarding what a dealer should do and what to pay specific attention to? Anything that is unique to look for in the 24R? Any advice would be most appreciated.

Below is what the Camping World sales person agreed to:

Here is the list of things our friends have advised to make sure is ready to go (I would assume this is all done in the Camping World prep on the sale of an RV):
1. 30 (aprox) foot power cord to hook up at campgrounds
2. Water hose to hook up at campgrounds
3. Fresh oil change in the engine
4. Black and gray water tanks flushed and clean
5. All owner’s instruction manuals included
6. Tires fully inflated including the spare
7. New windshield wipers (with only 4,000 miles the previous Owner probably never changed them and we will be driving in rain country)
8. Generator fully serviced and operational and ready to go.
Regarding the oil change. If CW does not sell the MB sprinter,
you need to check they used the right oil. If they havn't changed it yet, tell them to skip it, as putting the wrong oil will cause damage to the emission system. Most dealers who do not sell or regularly service the MB diesel, are clueless on the spec oil required. Just sayin'
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Thanks to all who replied. We picked it up last Saturday June 18th. The only thing that did not work and we could not get it to work was the GPS. Suspect it is a bad SD card in the back of the unit. It just brings up a picture of a highway then locks up. The rest of the steroe/dvd works perfectly. They ended up deducting $750 off the already agreed on purchase price and I was good with that. From what I have heard the GPS is not that great anyway and I have a portable TomTom and a Garmin and our cell phones so no big deal. The dealer had an off-site MB dealer do the oil change. The RV only had 3,800 miles on it and we put another 900 on it driving it home. Now we are making it "ours".
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What radio/gps does it have?
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The only thing that did not work and we could not get it to work was the GPS. Suspect it is a bad SD card in the back of the unit. It just brings up a picture of a highway then locks up. The rest of the steroe/dvd works perfectly.

We purchased a new Forester MBS 2402S and our gps didn't work either. Turns out the SD card that came with the unit was to small. I replaced it with a new larger SD card and now the gps works.


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