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Community thoughts on 2005 Fourwinds Mandalay

I have RV trader send me an e-mail when a listing fitting our general criteria is added.

DP, 38 to 40 ft, Newmar, or similar. $50 to 75K,   Most coaches I see (on line Photos) are 2002 to 2004, or older

All are OK, but I got a bit more interested in the 2005 Fourwinds available at Karolina Koaches for 59,888

Over 100 pics, it appears to be in good shape. The mileage isn't listed, I already sent an e-mail.

The tire history is "interesting", new in 2009, but those are still on the rig. Could be a simple as more use when newer and now unit is for sale.

Any and all thoughts and opinions welcome,  esp on this particular unit / brand  and dealer






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I just sold a 2005 Four Winds Majestic. My only advice is to have someone check it out really well, run water through the pipes to make sure there is no leaks and have someone you trust to look at the roof.

Leaks can turn an RV or camper of any kind into something that is worth nothing, that is what happened to me. Even though I had the roof sealed, and you know the dealer that did the roof seal did not tell me there were any issues with the roof. Whoever checks out your unit for you needs to be honest with you about any issues that you may run into or have with that unit.

Tires are very important. My RV "looked" like it had good tires and the dealer where I bought it said they should last a lifetime. Have someone check the tires, I believe the standard that if they are over 5 years old, a tire place won't mess with them, only replace. I found that our when they went to air one of my tires up and it exploded. The poor tire tech had hearing loss it was temporary and I was extremely sorry for what had happened to him. I immediately had 6 new tires put on with all the stems so that they could all be checked.

I just say be careful on your investment.


Anna M. Miller

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I seem to remember a story a few years ago about (I think it was Four Winds) an RV manufacturer having numerous motorhome chassis under water at the manufacturing plant during flooding and still selling those once everything dried out. There were photos of units folks had bought of the frame and drivetrain showing rust and caked mud. Some had developed soft spots in the floors.

I'm not 100 percent certain it was Four Winds but one look underneath on the units shown in the story, it was obvious the chassis had sat in water.

-- Edited by The Bear II on Wednesday 1st of February 2017 11:28:27 AM


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