Originally Posted by Teddyspapi
Good Day and a Happy Belated 4th of July.
Well my search for a Class A continues. Came across a 1996 Winnebago Vectra 34' RA, Ford engine with 34,000 miles on it. Overall, the inside looks decent as well as the exterior.
They claim the tires are new but the DOT code indicates the last four digits are 1106. Which I believe they were manufactured the eleventh week of 2006.
Now for the ugly......couldn't get any of the interior lights to work....I'm sure there is a battery shut off somewhere......but we couldn't find it.....looks like there may be 2 coach batteries and 1 for the engine. I guess it's possible that the coach batteries are dead. The coach did start. the generator did not.
Appears to be a soft spot on the floor outside the bathroom. The coach has a side hallway and you do not have to go through the bathroom to get to the bedroom. Love that!!!!
Of course the graphics are faded and cracked. The driver side windshield is cracked and the passenger side windshield if cloudy in the corners. It's also missing the large awning....brackets and frames.
One of the things that most concern me is; the sheet metal of every basement door is rusted on the inside......the exterior looks great and does not have any delamination.
Please provide me with any imput......Apparently this is a repo as that is what the dealer primarily handles......the bottom line price is 9K.....
Ideally, I would like to take it to a local RV mechanic but they require at least a week to look at it.......don't think the dealer is going to go for that........
Thank you everyone for your kind assistance. PLEASE HELP!!!!!
Paul & Boo Boo (the little schnauzer boy)
Tires are old- maybe new to the rig but not new from manufacture date.- replacement required .
Way too much money for those issues on that year coach, floor rot means a leak- so you have to find the leak and fix it as well as the floor rot. Rust inside the bay doors could be leak from above or bad seals. Awning is going to cost you as well. Did they seal up the holes where the awning used to be? If not you will have water coming in those holes as well.
Good deals can be had from repos if the dealer or bank is going to seriously decrease the price based on condition.
Is this dealer going to fix anything? Replace tires/batteries, make sure everything works? Does it have the Norcold refrig? If so was all recall work done? Any service records with the coach or manuals?
If it were me, I'd move on.