Ethics or None of my biz

Discussion in 'General RVing' started by DARLING, Mar 11, 2008.

  1. DARLING

    DARLING New Member

    Several years ago we bought a new class a. We used it for almost 3 years then sold it privatly. We recently saw it on a DEALERS lot with less miles on it than when se sold it.
    The salesman said that it was a 1 owner & that the owner had traded up to a larger unit.

    Honey said it is none of our biz. I thought that they should be informed about it.

    Any thought about this? Does this happen often?
    :question: :question:
    Thanks Darlin :cool:
     
  2. DL Rupper

    DL Rupper Senior Member

    Re: Ethics or None of my biz

    Contact the Better Business Bureau and State Attorneys office and turn them in. If the previous owner did it they will find out or if the Dealer did it he will get his come uppance. Otherwise some poor unsuspecting RV'er will get burned. :( :eek:
     
  3. C Nash

    C Nash Senior Member

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    Good advice DL. The previous owner or dealer may have rolled the miles back, had the speedometer replaced if it is indeed the same rv. IMO it is your business to report this.
     
  4. DARLING

    DARLING New Member

    Re: Ethics or None of my biz

    Rv's are like children. You can always tell your own. :)
    Darlin :cool:
     
  5. C Nash

    C Nash Senior Member

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    i agree Darling but though maybe you may have just seen a listing. Turn them in
     
  6. Grandview Trailer Sa

    Grandview Trailer Sa Senior Member

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    IF the odometer has been LEGALLY changed, there will be a sticker in the door jam stating orginial miles, replacement odometer miles and the date that the change took place. After all, a lot can happen in 3 years.
     
  7. DARLING

    DARLING New Member

    Re: Ethics or None of my biz

    We sold it with 42,127 miles on it. When we saw it again it had 39,700 2 yrs later.
    Will go back & check door jam for the sticker. I would not like to be the one ripped off.
    Thanks all for help.
    Darlin :cool:
     
  8. Grandview Trailer Sa

    Grandview Trailer Sa Senior Member

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    I would not like it either. If you dont see a sticker, someone is at fault and should made to account for it. Let us know what you find.

    Good luck
     
  9. DARLING

    DARLING New Member

    Re: Ethics or None of my biz

    Will drive past tomorrow after work to see. With the market like it is, RV's are not moving very fast.
    Thanks to All
    Darlin
     
  10. C Nash

    C Nash Senior Member

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    Maybe the previous owner just backed up a lot :eek: . :laugh: :laugh:
     
  11. DL Rupper

    DL Rupper Senior Member

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    Gee I never thought of that. I guess I need to mount a 5th wheel hitch to my hood and start going backwards. :bleh:
     
  12. H2H1

    H2H1 Senior Member

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    way to go DL only you would have thought of that :laugh: ooop maybe Chelse, but he has a Class A HE MIGHT HEAD BACK HOME BACKWARD
     
  13. C Nash

    C Nash Senior Member

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    If I go in reverse will I produce gas, well, I know I would but would the MH :laugh: :laugh:
     
  14. Kirk

    Kirk Senior Member

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    With modern speedometers, backing up does not roll miles off since the pick-off from the transmission is electric and an electrical wire, not the mechanical cable that used to turn backward in reverse. Backing action adds miles today, the same as normal travel.

    As to the "one owner" BS, I suspect that part would be considered to be normal sales "puffery" by most agencies, but not the mileage part. Commissioned sales people who do not lie to sell products are very rare creatures.
     
  15. DL Rupper

    DL Rupper Senior Member

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    Dangit Kirk, I really had hopes about driving backwards. Thought maybe I could sell my Dodge in 5 years with Zero miles. :laugh: :approve:
     
  16. Grandview Trailer Sa

    Grandview Trailer Sa Senior Member

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    I wonder what happened to Darling?
     
  17. Steve H

    Steve H Senior Member

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    Perhaps the "Witness Protection Program" ? :laugh:
     
  18. DARLING

    DARLING New Member

    Re: Ethics or None of my biz

    Hi All
    I drove past he lot last nite & i did not see it. Could not get back into the service area to see if it was there. Will try this evening.
    Darlin :cool:
     
  19. DARLING

    DARLING New Member

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    Hi all
    Sorry all no "Witness Protection".
    Just got back from Walmart where I saw one of the tech that work for the dealer, & I asked him about the unit, that i did not see it on the lot outfront. He said that I do not want anything to do with it. It had SERIOUS issues. I said like what? Was it in an accident or something? He said that it had been in an accident, fixed poorly, and many other issues his boss did not want to deal with. So he whole saled it out. He said not to tell anyone where he worked as he could loose his job. They are a good dealer to work for, not like some he worked for. I just thanked him for his help & his honesty. I told him that I will continue to keep looking.
    Darlin :cool:
     
  20. Grandview Trailer Sa

    Grandview Trailer Sa Senior Member

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    Sounds like the dealer got "hood-winked" and unloaded it.
     

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