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buying from a private seller


Hi all,

We have been looking and researching Class A motorhomes for almost 2 years now. Finally we are going to start looking at rv's that we might actually buy. What should we expect from a private seller? Should we have our lawyer draw up a simple contract? Is it reasonable to have a local mechanic inspect it first? Should we put down a deposit in order to take the time to get all this stuff done? I want them to show us how all the systems work. Are these reasonable expectations?

 

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IMHO you don't need a contract, it's no different then buying a used car. If you're an extended warranty person, I think they will want to do an inspection before offering the warranty, for a fee of course. Make the systems education part of the deal, 3 or 4 hours should be acceptable to them but you can't absorb it all that fast, it just takes time to learn. About the deposit, they should know you're serious if you're spending money on an inspection, but you might have to anyway to hold the rig.

Hope this helps.

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IMHO Agree with el rojo and Pam but would make sure that you mention (Texas 1 party state to legally record conversations) or put into a contract if you do one that the seller does not get a copy of the inspection report to use on other potential buyers if you do not buy the unit for whatever reason/s but would use same as a home inspection report to try and negotiate a better price (/repairs) if repairs are necessary. But the report can be purchased for a fee from you! :)

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We bought our Foretravel from an individual. I had prepared a Bill of Sale using a form from the Missouri Secretary of State's office (we lived in MO at that time). When we arrived the seller just added their information to the form and all was done. We brought a bank check with us, which their bank accepted immediately, so we left with both the coach and the title. Otherwise, the buyer usually takes a Bill of Sale and the coach, while the seller keeps the title until the check clears.

We now have that coach for sale, and expect to do something similar.

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Both of us went to the DMV and did tax-tag-title - Florida wants her tax - and I walked out with the title and tag.

If I was seller and someone handed me a contract my reply would be "As Is".

You have to do an exam first and I look for these things-

1. leaks - any sign of water damage on the ceiling or at the baseboard (no deal, bargain or not).

2. fridge works.

3. AC works.

4. I take a stepladder and check the top - if it's in bad shape or patched no deal.

The engine - only a mechanic can tell.

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How did you managed? Did you lawyers drew up the contract? Same situation happened with my friend. He told his lawyer (Bechara Tarabay) to draw up a contract to be on a safer side.



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CynthiaPettit wrote:

How did you managed? Did you lawyers drew up the contract? Same situation happened with my friend. He told his lawyer (Bechara Tarabay) to draw up a contract to be on a safer side.


 Cynthia,

To whom was your question directed?  3 of the 5 people who have previously posted in this thread haven't signed in since 2016.  They might not even be actively looking without signing in.

Be sure and look at the date of any thread to which you want to comment to check the dates.  We prefer than people not comment on threads that are over 1 year old.

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You can download a Bill Of Sale of the internet, You don't need any Lawyer to draw up a contract. It is a Used vehicles just like a used car. Inspect it to your hearts desire. then give the seller your money and they will give you the Title. Done Deal

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