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Old 03-30-2009, 03:12 PM   #41
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Are you selling that small one you bought a year or two ago? I think it had a small diesel engine? If so, why sell so cheap?
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Old 03-30-2009, 03:29 PM   #42
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Are you selling that small one you bought a year or two ago? I think it had a small diesel engine? If so, why sell so cheap?
The Sprinter you are referring to was traded in on the one mentioned above (huge improvement in living space) - actually got a big check back from the dealer to make the trade work.

By now, we've decided we really liked the way RVing fits into our ESR plans and lifestyle and will probably go for the Class A late this year. Then we can start trading up to fancier Class A's, in the tradition of SteveR .
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Old 03-30-2009, 04:35 PM   #43
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Regarding wire transfers. I've done it a lot for funding bank or brokerage accounts. Works great. BUT, be careful. As I understand it, if you are not using a Federal Reserve to Federal Reserve qualified bank, there may be a multi-day delay period for the funds to clear. What you need to ask the receiving bank is whether you can withdraw the funds the moment they are received at the receiving bank. JUST BECAUSE THE FUNDS MAY SHOW UP IN YOUR ACCOUNT - DO NOT ASSUME THAT THE FUNDS HAVE CLEARED THE FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM. MAKE SURE YOU HAVE ACCESS TO THE CASH BEFORE YOU DELIVER THE ITEM TO THE BUYER.
Of lesser importance, as a seller, check to see if you must pay an incoming wire charge (and then incorporate that charge into the selling price).
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I once bought a car in the US and paid by wire from a Canadian bank. It showed up in the seller' account immediately (and showed gone from mine when I checked a couple of hours later). Whether he had access to the money, I don't know, but I couldn't retrieve it.

I paid a fee to sent the $. I doubt, but don't know, that he paid to get it.
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Hey Rich a little off topic but... Have given any consideration to a super C RV? Most are built on a Kodiak chev 5500 chassis while almost all the rest are on and International truck Chassis. The Kodiaks are gas or diesel,the Internationals are diesel. You might want to drive and compare prior to going straight to a class A DP.
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Hey Rich a little off topic but... Have given any consideration to a super C RV? Most are built on a Kodiak chev 5500 chassis while almost all the rest are on and International truck Chassis. The Kodiaks are gas or diesel,the Internationals are diesel. You might want to drive and compare prior to going straight to a class A DP.
No decisions made, but we're only looking at gasoline for now, Triton V10 or Workhorse in most of them.
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Your plans regarding the certified check sound find. Calling the issuer should take care of any forgery issues.
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I mentioned this a couple days ago, went back through all the posts and can't find an answer to this question. Lets say that the transfer of funds or bank check or a suitcase full of case is all taken care of and there is not a problem with the funds. This is great if you are holding the clear title. What happens if there is a lien and you have to pay it off to get the title and the lien holder is in East Jesus, Iowa? So, how to get the funds there and get the clear title back. No bank branch in your area.
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I've sold some high end motorcycles, and I gave a zerox copy of title until check cleared, then mailed original. Also, made copy of driver's license and took a photo of buyer.

Prob. overkill, but they knew what I was going to do beforehand and never had a problem.
I've done the same. I always include the phrase "title will be sent once check #XXX has cleared and funds have been deposited" on the bill of sale document. Please note that a bank will clear even a fake check so an extra 2 or 3 days may be required to be certain.
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I mentioned this a couple days ago, went back through all the posts and can't find an answer to this question. Lets say that the transfer of funds or bank check or a suitcase full of case is all taken care of and there is not a problem with the funds. This is great if you are holding the clear title. What happens if there is a lien and you have to pay it off to get the title and the lien holder is in East Jesus, Iowa? So, how to get the funds there and get the clear title back. No bank branch in your area.
Most of the time you can arrange with your own bank to help with a closing with the other bank, with a wire transfer of the funds between the two. We sold our first motorhome to a person out west, who wired the money to our bank and our bank actually sent the title to his bank upon receipt of the funds. Although no debt was involved it helped with trust issues. The person who bought it never even looked at the vehicle and had it shipped on a fatbed to him.
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RiT,

There is a thread in another Forum that speaks to this same issue:

RV.Net Open Roads Forum: General RVing Issues: RV sellers BEWARE!! Almost got scammed!!
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There is a thread in another Forum that speaks to this same issue:

RV.Net Open Roads Forum: General RVing Issues: RV sellers BEWARE!! Almost got scammed!!
Thanks, Ron. The buyer is due to arrive here in about an hour. I have already called his bank at their published number and authenticated that a certified check was disbursed to them, made out to me. He's been very diligent so far so I am not too worried (you never know).
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I'll probably wait til after the summer hurricane season to buy the replacement. But I did spend an hour at LazyDays this morning.
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Rich, you didn't make it past April! Patience is highly overrated, right?

Congratulations once again, I hope you enjoy it as much as we're enjoying ours.

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So the deal went down, the check was confirmed by the buyers' bank, and the Trailmanor is gone.

DW gets on the web, finds the coach we had selected and does some due diligence. She finds one priced virtually at invoice, and way > $10k less expensive than the one we had seen locally. TGTBT? Mayb, but a few phone calls later and a quick check of the BBB and the RV boards turns up no problems with this dealer.

So in a couple of weeks I'll go pick it up a thousand miles away. Ain't over til it's over but so far everything seems legitimate. I'll post more when the deal is done.
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DW gets on the web, finds the coach we had selected and does some due diligence. She finds one priced virtually at invoice, and way > $10k less expensive than the one we had seen locally. TGTBT? Mayb, but a few phone calls later and a quick check of the BBB and the RV boards turns up no problems with this dealer.
I can hear the women on the forum now: "Blaming it all on his wife. Typical man...."

Had you not posted that interesting "potty etiquette" thread on iRV2 I would never have stumbled across this information. Didn't know you were a member over there.
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I can hear the women on the forum now: "Blaming it all on his wife. Typical man...."
More like giving the DW all the credit. Praise Google.
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Congratulations Rich. I'm glad everything went well.
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