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Old 07-27-2010, 05:54 PM   #1
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2001 Flagstaff 827FLS Thinking of buying???

Hi All- My husband and I are looking to purchase a 2001 Flagstaff 827FLS unit. Does anyone have any pros/cons? My cousin is asking $4000 which I think is a great deal for only being used once a year and has new tires. Thanks in advance for your feedback J
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Old 07-27-2010, 06:03 PM   #2
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Do you really mean NEW tires? If they only LOOK new because the TT has been sitting in a park or storage most of that time...beware!

I just traded a ten-year-old trailer that had been driven about 20 miles and parked for that entire ten years. The tires still had the little rubber knobby things and crayon markings and looked brand new. I'll bet some poor sucker will be changing those when they explode some day on the interstate.

Also, you can do some web searches on that model to see what the market trade-in value is and that will help determine if $4000 is fair or not. One thing I would add is that buying used vehicles from family can be a dicey affair. You will need to decide if your cousin's future goodwill (or more accurately, your goodwill towards him) is more important than any problems a 10-year old trailer is certain to have.

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Old 07-27-2010, 08:57 PM   #3
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RV 2001 FLAGSTAFF M-827FLS prices, specs and options at NADAguides.com

Check it over good.
Some of the earlier models were prone to water leaks around the front window area.
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Old 07-27-2010, 10:40 PM   #4
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One thing I would add is that buying used vehicles from family can be a dicey affair. You will need to decide if your cousin's future goodwill (or more accurately, your goodwill towards him) is more important than any problems a 10-year old trailer is certain to have.
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Wow, I could not agree more.

Rules to live by:

Never buy a car (or RV) from a friend or family member.
Never hire a friend or family member to sell your house or buy one.
Never use a friend or family member as a lawyer.
Never use a friend or family member as your doctor.

You need to be able to fire them with no regrets about what comes later or cut their throat if the car (or RV) was a lemon they unloaded.
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Old 07-29-2010, 12:45 PM   #5
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Thanks all for the sound advice
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