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 9/7/2014 12:15 AM
 

Does anyone have experience with a 1986 Holiday Rambler Signature Edition motor home? I am looking to buy one from a lady for $1000. However it has a starter issue. I've been told that it had carburetor problems and she had that fixed. Supposedly the mechanic broke a few teeth off of the flywheel and never returned to fix the problem as he promised. Now the campground we use is wanting her to move it due to rule changes and she doesn't want to bother towing it, fixing it etc.. I'm willing to pay for the rig but my concern is how much this 'problem' could cost, and what to do about the bad gas that's been sitting in the tank for 18months now.

Any advoxe, suggestions ??

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 9/7/2014 1:17 PM
 
 Modified By RVA  on 9/7/2014 12:30:21 PM

Melinda - You could be buying a money pit. A 28 year old MH that hasn't been driven in 18 months and has some known problems, some of which have "supposedly" been fixed, is risky. The flywheel could probably be replaced for a few hundred dollars, but unless the engine can be started you don't have any way of knowing it's condition. In addition, regardless of the tire tread it's possible the tires are more than 7 years old and unsafe. A MH is a complicated machine and there are lots of things that can break and are expensive to repair. Your best bet would be to hire an RV mechanic to examine it and give you an idea of what you'll have to spend to make it roadworthy. The old gas is the least of the problem. It may be OK, but if not it can easily be drained and replaced. Good luck. - Dave

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