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Old 08-31-2015, 12:51 PM   #11
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Old 08-31-2015, 12:53 PM   #12
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I have a beautiful 40' custom built yacht for sale.If you can send me $1000 I can arrange to have my captain bring it back from south america to look at!I can send pics for $100 each.

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Old 08-31-2015, 01:03 PM   #13
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Old 08-31-2015, 01:07 PM   #14
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We bought our motorhome on E-bay. After speaking with the person by phone, he gave us a purchase price, which we then came to an agreement on. We made a verbal agreement, and asked for more photos - only 5 were on e-bay. We had also done research on the selling price of meany of these Lexingtons. The next day the owner sent us 72 photos! WE liked the look of the unit, made arrangements to travel to his home (you would have to meet somewhere - and make it very public!!) with a cashiers check. Upon inspection and driving (our insurance covers us no matter whose vehicle we drive) we paid the man and drove off, with the arrangement that we would camp close the first night and contact them with any questions. We had no issues, and drove our baby home. We have loved it since. Lucky? A little, just do your homework and know your values. Meeting at an RV dealer and paying for an inspection is a great idea, if the owner is honest he should have no issues with that. And he should have an asking price.
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Old 08-31-2015, 01:22 PM   #15
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X 2. Funny how something that may be legit just sounds off. Be sure to meet at a very public location if you decide to go with this one.

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Old 08-31-2015, 02:10 PM   #16
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Thank you all--we are definitely thinking this could be a scam or at the very least it is getting too difficult to spend much more time pursuing it. (also not worth the $$ to figure out how to go meet him)--He has listed the VIN on RV trader (so if we decide we care enough we can run that) and he does have an asking price--$47,500 but via email is asking for an offer (IF we made an offer it would definitely be lower than that asking price). I don't know if it is free and clear but at this point it probably doesn't matter as I doubt we will pursue this. Based on all of the responses here, I am assuming that if we decide to purchase used from any private owner we should be able to expect not only a test drive but also to see/inspect the motorhome prior to making an offer. I understand that buying a used motorhome is very different from buying a used car and since this is our first time with this type of purchase I just wanted to check with all of you to be sure we are realistic in our expectations. Basically, I think that if we are willing to make the effort, take the time and the $$ to travel anywhere to see a used motorhome that should convince the owner/seller that we are operating in good faith and serious enough to consider at least trying to reach a deal fair to both parties and I mainly just wanted to check to see if that is the general consensus out there--(it seems to be!). So thank you all so much for your helpful answers!
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Old 08-31-2015, 02:29 PM   #17
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I sold my Class A and provided the seller with all my maintenance records, had an emission test and a safety check done on it before the purchase. My insurance provides for occasional driver so I let the buyer drive the motorhome, but I was present during this test drive. We negotiated a price and I transferred the ownership, with the buyer present, at the licence bureau. As far as I know, he is still enjoying his Class A. Now having said this, there are unscrupulous people out there who will try and scam you just as there are honest people who have decided to give up the RV life or are upgrading. View every deal carefully, check into the seller, ask for a VIN and run it to see if there are any problems or liens. If they will not give you a VIN, walk away. I would buy from a local rather than this wanderer no matter what price he is asking. I once saw a great deal on Craig's List and sent an email asking for info. They stated it was stored in a warehouse and they were going back to Asia. They would forward me all the info and pictures. Of course they were at the other end of the country. When I asked them for the warehouse number as I would have my nephew check it out as he happens to live in the area, I never heard from them again. The ad was taken off Craig's List when I advised them that this was a scam. Buyer Beware. Everyone is not a crook or scam artist but also not everyone is honest. There are a lot of great deals out there. Be patient.
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Old 08-31-2015, 02:30 PM   #18
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Actually, buying a used MH is almost exactly the same as buying a used car.

Its hard to make an offer on something based on photos and a description. When we bought our first MH, It was in Albuquerque NM, I was in Ohio.

I had the owner send me a copy of the title and about 100 photos of everything I could think of.

I sent him a PayPal for $100 non-refundable to hold the vehicle for me for 1 week so I could get an airline ticket.

If I decided to not show up or call off the deal, the $100 was his. He was welcome to let other people look and drive the MH but I had first rights.

If I showed up and the MH wasn't as shown in the photos or title, I could call off the deal and he had to give me my money back.

There is still a lot of trust in this kind of transaction. On a high price MH I would use an Escrow service.

We use these when we buy airplanes. Everything is deposited in escrow, when all the conditions of escrow are met, they release the title and funds.

Good Sam had a little writeup, but I'm getting error when I try to goto that page.. Make sure you use a reputable firm, do NOT send ANYONE any money, you will lose it.

Look at this one - Escrow services for RVs

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Old 08-31-2015, 02:32 PM   #19
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Purchase used motorhome

I have a 2007 Georgetown 338SE for sale in Southeast Michigan . Near Ann Arbor! Would be glad to talk with you.
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Old 08-31-2015, 03:03 PM   #20
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TOTAL SCAM!!!!! Run like hell!!


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