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Post Info TOPIC: Time to buy and how pay


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Time to buy and how pay


Hi,

we are come from Germany. In a few month we start the full time tour during the States. So we have  questions...

Can someone tell me if the Prices to buy an RV changes during the year ? In Germany the Prices in autumn and winter are very low, in the springs high.

Second question:

how i can pay the  RV, when i buy from a private seller or a dealer ? Opening a bankaccount and transfer the Money from my bank is the first step, i think. And then...Cashier check ?

 

Thanks a lot

Stefan

 



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Stefan:

I would be willing to accept payment in the form of a cashiers check. Don't be surprised if the seller wants to verify that the cashier's check is not stolen before the title is transferred. The seller may want to look up phone numbers themselves instead of using phone numbers you provide. This may take a day or two. In the mean time, you can check the VIN or serial numbers on the RV to make sure there are no liens against it.

Dave

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When we purchased our first RV from a private party we both met at our credit union / bank and did the transaction on their location.  He drove the RV there and we went inside.  They cut the cashiers check right in front of him.  We went back out and I drove away in our new to us RV.

It all worked out fine.



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5 months (Winters) in sunny Mazatlan, Mexico

6 months wandering in the USA in our Holiday Rambler Endeavor 40 PDT Motorhome

1 month visiting different countries (16 countries in the last two years) 

http://grandbanksruss.blogspot.com



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It sounds like you will be buying from a private party. I don't think that prices will change all that much from one season to another. The new model year here usually starts in the fall, so when you get here we will be maybe half-way through the 2018 model year. The older the vehicle, though, the less that means. Our 1993 ages with the calendar, so it just turned 25.

As for the finances, I'd suggest that you find a US bank that has offices in Germany and talk to them about opening an account for the purpose of having the money to buy the coach, other vehicle, and pay the necessary taxes. I think you would want something like Bank of America, which has offices all over the US. You can access your account from any BofA office. You and the seller could meet at the bank to do the transfer. Buying a car or truck would be less of a hassle IF you buy from a dealer. They will accept your check (as long as it is on a US bank).



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Thanks all for the postings.

Russ, when you drive away with the RV do you have a own insurance or you had already registered the vehicle ?

Thats one of my Problems, for example when i buy a RV from private in Atlanta an we stay in Washington. I drive to Altanta, go with hin to the Bank of America (for example my bank) and transfer the money to his bank. I must check the title if ist free....

the RV is registered in Montana. So i must send it to the Company in Montana. Is there any way that I can take the vehicle to Washington before ?



otherwise I would have to go to Atlanta again.....


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My whole transaction was done in Washington, so I have no idea about state to state.  I had notified my insurance company ahead of time, so I was covered from day one.

My credit union had a man that specialized in vehicles and he was there to lead us through the paperwork.  I knew him from several other transactions through the years.  He was a professional that had worked in the auto industry his whole working career.  

I would look for the same type of person to help with your transaction.

Credit Unions are a little more customer service oriented than is Bank of America.  I've banked with both through the decades.

 

Just a quick note to anyone suffering through cold weather.... we too are suffering with our coldest day this Winter in Mazatlan.... it topped out at 77....Brrrrrrr.  The Mexicans are all wearing their jackets and hoodies.



-- Edited by Russ Ranger on Wednesday 10th of January 2018 03:57:16 PM

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5 months (Winters) in sunny Mazatlan, Mexico

6 months wandering in the USA in our Holiday Rambler Endeavor 40 PDT Motorhome

1 month visiting different countries (16 countries in the last two years) 

http://grandbanksruss.blogspot.com

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