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  1. liverpool

    liverpool Read Only Funster

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    we went to look at 2 motorhomes one on a 56 plate and one an 07 same van same mileage 8000 however the tyres on the 07 had very little tread left on them . the dealer said it just looked like that because they were dirty but i measured with a key and they had very little tread compared to the 56 plate . any explanations ?
     
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    Don't trust the dealer if that was his half arse excuse
    It could have been clocked, or the owner liked to wheel spin everywhere:Wink:

    Alan H
     
  3. liverpool

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    thats what we thought :Smile: back to the drawing board :Sad:
     
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    Hi and welcome,,

    I have replied to your PM..

    Regarding the tyre situation, A few maybe`s,,, perhaps the one with more tread has had replacement tyres fitted,, perhaps the previous owner ran at the wrong preasures,, perhaps the tyres were run at the wrong preasure,, different tyre makes.

    Cannot think of any thing else,, except is it a reputable dealer..

    Years ago I bought a car,, but prior to taking the car I said the tyre`s were a bit low on tread,, the guy said no problem I will swop the wheels with that one over there, pointing to another Ford of the same make and size wheels,, and that is what he did. :Doh:
     
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    its quite common for the motor trade to swap wheels and tyres amongst their stock. ask them to put some new ones on .i bet they come up with some good secondhand ones . its all a game .draining fuel ,then offering to sell with full tank etc. if you arent happy dont buy. nobody makes customers buy. when i had my garage i would say bring who you like to look at it. if it should require anything can we come to an agreement ,if not dont buy .i still think waving a wad of notes nearly always gets you what you want .try it. cheers alan
     
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    we asked the dealer would he change the tyres he said no ! nor would he replace the damaged table . we have never dealt with him before so we have decided to stick with marquis who we bought our last 2 vans off and have never had any problems.
     
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    Thanks, mo old thing, for a useful point that I'd never thought of when buying any vehicle. Check the tyres on the car when you get it are the same as the ones on it when you agreed to buy!!
     
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    swop shop

    years ago whilst serving in Germany, I sold a Vauxhall to a dealer. My neighbour had the same car but my tyres were in better nick than his. So we swopped them before I took it for the valuation etc, Nothing wrong in that and that's whats probably happened here A swop somewhere along the line I
    I agree stick with Marquis>>
     
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    could even have been the previous owner pulling a fast one for the trade-in.

    could have swapped the good tyres and wheels with a 'motorhoming mate' for a small fee.

    ya just never know !!!!
     
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