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  1. Hi there, Thanks for the replies. What we are looking at is a 2000 Eurovan Camper, so not a full RV, but still with some RV appliances and tanks. I was referred to Lemon Squad by an RV blog, but upon reading Yelp reviews I am feeling pretty skeptical about them. Have also been referred to Your Mechanic, but it doesn't seem like they will look at the RV components of the vehicle and will just do a standard inspection of normal engine/structural parts. We are located in San Francisco. Thinking about trying for a VW shop, but it would be much more convenient for both ourselves and the seller i
  2. Hello there, My husband and I are getting ready to purchase our first camper and we are buying it used from a private buyer. We have seen the vehicle and think it could be perfect for us, now the next thing to do is get it inspected by a third party. What we are unsure of is the difference/benefits of taking it to: 1. A brand specific shop 2. A general auto shop 3. A private mechanic who will go to see it on site Any insight about the pros and cons of these different methods for inspection would be much appreciated!! Thank you.
  3. Thanks everyone for taking the time to weigh in! We really appreciate all the input and can already tell what a wonderful community this is. We are going to pass on this old girl and try to find something with less miles that we will feel more sure of. For our first camper van we need something with a slower learning curve. Thank you!!
  4. Thank you so much for your replies! It's a private seller in his mid-30s. According to him the original owner drove it for a long time and put almost all the miles on it. They rebuilt the engine and transmission and there are records of this although we haven't seen them yet. The next owner had it for a couple years and didn't drive it much, then the current owner bought it and has had it for a year and a half. He seemed pretty fastidious. He replaced the A/C unit and driver's seat, front brakes, front tires, and front shocks as well as a bunch of the hoses in the engine and the blac
  5. Hello! My husband and I are new to the RV life and are looking to purchase our first camper van. We plan to live in it full time for the next 10 months and take it all across North America. So far we have been drawn to Class B vans that are 21' or less. Yesterday we looked at a used 1999 Road Trek 170 on a Dodge Chassis. It has seen some wear but has had many things replaced and drives well. We took it on the freeway and up a hill and felt good about how it was running. Overall we really liked it and for $10,000 the price seems right. However, it has been well used and has 260K miles on i
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