rv with slide out

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  1. do1977

    do1977 Read Only Funster

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    i have been offerd a 34tf winniebago 1998 32000 miles in good condition with a slide out and cant make my mind up as it is £18,500 is a lot of money

    do the slide outs have problems with them or go wrong?
    it is the chevy turbo engine are they as good as the 6200cc chevy?
     
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    We were saying at the Stratford show "look at that MH for £60K, look at that RV for 60K, there is no comparison".

    £18K would buy you a reasonable little motorhome maybe 8 years old. You are looking at a just run in mobile village for the same money - though massive running costs from that engine that must be good for 200K miles.
     
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    I seriously suggest that you take long hard look at some of the £18½k European motorhomes and then compare them to what you will get in that Winnie.

    Most RVs in this Country will do an absolute of 5000 miles per year - yours has done 3500 per year. Look at the inside bottom of the slide-out - is the carpet damaged, water stained, rust marked - no, then why should it have problems? Does it slide in and out easily - no grunting and groaning, no sticking to stop the smooth even sliding action, no shuffling from side to side?

    Remember you are buying virtually a commercial engine on a commercial chassis which is designed to do hundreds of thousands of miles in its lifetime - yours is barely out of the cradle yet!

    Look out for rust underneath - was it undersealed - say you want it MoT'd before you purchase it - if it passes an MoT I would grab it with both hands!
     
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    Wouldn't even worry about rust..

    chassis on RVs are solid . reminds me of the Irn Bru add ... made in Scotland or in this case Yankland from girders .. :Laughing:

    as Dick says.. with MOT .. grab it before someone else does.. :thumb:
     
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    My Winnie was stood in a field for over a year...........chassis was rusty as hell but with a wire brush and some bitumen paint it comes up like new :thumb:

    All the underfloor is alloy so no worries there............like others have said, get a MOT with it ..................then put on your mask and buy it!.............deals like that are hard to come by dude :Wink:

    Boo
     
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