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RE: Multiple Buyers. Who gets the RV?

We had a potential buyer of our RV call yesterday and then look at/drive the rig today. He indicated he was interested but had to discuss with wife. They live less than an hour away. We have another buyer who contacted us over a week ago when we were out of town. We told him when we get back we'll contact him and he plans on coming tomorrow. He lives about 4 hours away. Both individuals know we have someone else interested. If the local buyer should call and make an offer after the buyer who is 4 hours away has left to come to us, how should we handle the situation? First one to make an offer? First one where we have deposit in hand? Should we have a bidding war? As OP stated, he told 4 hour away guy he would contact him when they return and the guy 4 hours away plans on coming tomorrow (which is today). If local guy makes an offer, I believe OP still owes 4 hour guy a shot, especially since the scenario he paints is 4 hour guy is on his way. He promised him a chance to look at it, so he should honor his promise. If local buyer makes an offer for full price, I would explain the situation to local buyer, and show him Im an honest guy, and if the roles were reversed, I would treat him in the same manner. Most people would appreciate that. If local buyer makes offer anything less than full price, I'd tell him another guy is on the way, and I owe him the look. Once 4 hour guy gets there, I would tell him I have an offer, and whether it was full price or less (not what the actual offer is if less). At that point, whoever negotiates the best deal gets it, in my opinion. That way, local guy gets a shot. 4 hour guy gets a shot. And if it ends up a bidding war, so be it. I still disagree that first one with cash gets it, at least in this scenario. OP made a promise to 4 hour guy. That should be honored in my opinion (and in the opinion of some others here). ScottieMom - I remember your posting about your situation. I think you handled yours as best as it could be handled, albeit it was a royal PITA. Will be interesting to see how this ends up and how OP handles it. Mike
Walaby 01/29/22 08:19am General RVing Issues
RE: How heavy on a srw crew cab f350 3.5 with godzilla

I assume 4600 is total payload, not all on rear axle. Mike
Walaby 01/29/22 08:05am Truck Campers
RE: Multiple Buyers. Who gets the RV?

I was going to say what Crowe said. If you promised the guy 4 hours away a shot, you owe him the shot, within a reasonable time. Once you agree on a price with either one, and the individual commits, even with handshake only, in my mind, you honor that agreement. That's how I do it, and have done it in the past. You can tell the other guy (if both interested), that if person number one doesn't come through, you will call him. I've kept my word multiple times, even though someone else would offer me more for whatever I was selling. It's the right thing to do. Mike
Walaby 01/28/22 07:13pm General RVing Issues
RE: Negotiating Trade-In

I think there's a number of variables in today's market that we haven't experienced in previous years. 1. Sales of new RV's continues to be hot. So, dealers less inclined to negotiate prices on new RV's. They still negotiate, but much harder to get the significant reductions from MSRP that have been routine in the past. 2. Hot market for used RV's. That plays to your advantage here in that as long as you ask a reasonable price for your RV, never a better time for private sale than now. 3. Inventory shortages. I don't know how it is lately, but there's been a real demand on inventory. So, makes finding a replacement harder. If it were me, I would consider selling it separately. Depending on what you can sell it for, you will offset most, if not all, of the tax benefits to trading in. Work up a small spreadsheet to figure the tax reduction on a 15K trade, and then make sure you sell it for at least that much over 15K. Will be a net increase to you. If it doesn't sell quickly, you can always still trade it in. Worth taking a shot. Mike
Walaby 01/28/22 08:29am General RVing Issues
RE: Dumb mistake

Im with the majority. Why take a chance for $20 bux or so of fuel. Question is how to dispose of it. Mike
Walaby 01/16/22 08:31am Fifth-Wheels
RE: When is a purchase a purchase?

Purchaser owns it. When he signed the paperwork, he took delivery.. even if he didn't drive it off the lot. Willing to bet the dealership doesn't have it on their books anymore. VIN will point to a delivery with individuals name and it is now in custody of service department, not part of inventory or part of sales department. Mike
Walaby 01/12/22 08:00pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Towing capacity

Im sure that's a true statement. But SAE J2807 doesn't calculate payload. Mike
Walaby 01/07/22 02:45pm Towing
RE: Towing capacity

"one correction, 300 lbs of passengers are already accounted for in the payload capacity. Also some amount of hitch wt, maybe 100 lbs(?) is also accounted for." I don't think so... Payload usually does not include multiple passengers, just a 150# driver and half a tank of gas and does not address the WDH/weight. We do agree the OP has way more trailer than truck... :C Towing Capacity usually includes a 150lb driver and full fuel tank. Payload Capacity only includes the full fuel tank. The driver is considered as an Occupant and not factored into the Payload Capacity. Dan and Captain, SAE J2807 specifies 150 lb driver and 150 lb driver along with 100lbs of hitch equipment. All the OEM's have signed up to follow the standard. “Tow Vehicle Total Weight” (TVTW) for testing for ¾- and 1-ton trucks allocates 150 pounds for the driver, 150 pounds for a passenger, the weight of all tow package equipment, and 100 pounds of optional equipment (hitch ball, weight distribution bars, and such) split evenly between the front and rear axles. Motor Trend summary article on J2807 Cliky link Phil J2807 is the TESTING standard. It doesnt change how payload is calculated. J2807 TESTING, which all manufacturers have signed up to, merely establish the test conditions under which the vehicle must be able to pass a test in order to establish the Gross Combined Vehicle Weight (GCVW), which is the combined weight of trailer and tow vehicle. It is simply a standard test methodology to establish GCVW, nothing more. It did not/does not change how payload is calculated. Look at your yellow sticker. It says combined weight of ALL passengers and cargo must not exceed xxxx lbs. It does not say all passengers except one that weighs 150 lbs must not exceed. We all know towing a flat bed trailer with weight is far different than a RV and with an RV, one will likely exceed payload way before reaching their GCVW. Mike
Walaby 01/03/22 07:24am Towing
RE: Do you use EKON OX BLOX Trailer Jack Blocks

Okay.. Don't know if that takes more stress off or not. They mount with either four or six bolts (can't remember and it's dark outside(, so not sure their position on the mount adds more stress or reduces stress. I don't think anyone is taking offense. I sure wasn't. Just saying you don't have to justify your decision to any of us. It's all good. Interesting though that no one else uses them. Maybe you'll start a trend. Mike
Walaby 12/31/21 07:31pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Do you use EKON OX BLOX Trailer Jack Blocks

Not sure I understand what you mean about setting the jacks at the same tow height. I would think you want the jacks to be fully retracted while towing, not set to the same towing height, but whatever works for you. Not sure what you mean about less to deal with either. Put down pads, initiate auto level. Done. You don't have to justify your decision to us. Enjoy. Mike
Walaby 12/31/21 11:46am Fifth-Wheels
RE: How to prevent Keirig from freezing??

If it's cold enough for your Keurig to freeze while you are in the camper, with heater on (because it is cold), then can't help ya. If your RV is parked for the winter, take the Keurig home with you and keep it in your nice toasty home. Mike
Walaby 12/31/21 07:29am General RVing Issues
RE: Do you use EKON OX BLOX Trailer Jack Blocks

Heckuva lot more plastic options alot cheaper that work fine for the majority of us. I just use the Camco plastic lego squares. Work just fine and can get 10 for the half the price of one of your Ox Blox. To each there own I suppose. i haven't had any issues with my cheapo camco blocks for oh, I don't know, nearly 10 years. Mike
Walaby 12/29/21 08:41pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Camper basically chopped in half by tree

Holy cow. Crazy the lady was just thinking about getting up and sitting at the table. Wow. I just bought my son a new Porter Cable buffer. Think it will work? Mike
Walaby 12/28/21 07:42am Truck Campers
RE: Is all DEF the same?

When my wife heard about the DEF shortage she ordered 4 jugs from Walmart . Got it the next day , free delivery . I sure wish some one would tell her that there is a shortage of Snicker bars and Krispy Kreme donuts ! Panic buying and hoarding will create the alledged shortage. It becomes a self fullfilling prophecy Exactly! I actually believe in some instances these sort of "shortages" are artificially created in order to increase consumption and raise prices. All you have to float is an internet statement that looks real enough to ignite a flurry of reactions like this thread and increase your bottom line. Mike
Walaby 12/24/21 09:43am Tow Vehicles
RE: Broke down on the road, what's your insurance experience?

Honestly, they all have their pros and cons. 1. Good Sam and Coachnet will FIRST find a shop willing and able to take your rig. THEN, only after they confirm that, will they then locate a tow truck to get you there. This can cause delays. My breakdown was at night, in the rain. Coachnet towed me home. That said, I was probably 70 miles from home, and they said the nearest repair shop was in my town, so I had them take me home vice the shop. They did tell me that they would have to charge me if there was a difference. They did use the nearest shop policy, but the dealership was already closed, so there was no way for them to get a confirmation that they would accept my truck. I was out in the middle of absolute nowhere, and fortunately did still have cell service. I got the impression they would have towed me anywhere I wanted to go, as long as I was willing to pay the difference. Good thing there wasn't a shop closer. Mike
Walaby 12/21/21 07:40pm General RVing Issues
RE: Broke down on the road, what's your insurance experience?

I use Coach Net. Had one instance. Broke down middle of nowhere. They took care of everything. If i used my regular insurance, I believe I would have to find tow truck company, call, and then get reimbursed. Ajriding, I don't think having a claim for towing would impact your insurance rates. At least not with any insurance company I've ever had. Neither does having a claim for cracked windshield. Mike
Walaby 12/21/21 01:46pm General RVing Issues
RE: Stop using AIOW please!

I agree with OP. Some of the basic acronyms like RV, TV (for television, and tow vehicle here) and the like are one thing, but when I have to google acronyms just to be able to understand a conversation, that's beyond ridiculous. Its a shame we can't communicate effectively without the use of internet to look up obscure acronyms. Mike
Walaby 12/18/21 09:02pm General RVing Issues
RE: Coach Net has wrong name on my account

I just checked my account and everything is fine. Thanks for reporting it though. Hope they give you an answer. Mike
Walaby 12/16/21 05:42pm General RVing Issues
RE: Crooker River SP, GA

I've watch a couple come thru the inlet past Fort Clinch unsubmerged. It's an impressive sight. Gun boats fore and aft with attack choppers overhead. They move back and forth to a repair facility in Mayport as needed. Didn't think about them moving out for repairs. Good point. Was just thinking operationally. Friend of mine's ex son in law was stationed there as a submariner. I know their departures were generally at times you and I would probably be sleeping. You know, heard it from a friend who... heard it from a friend who... Mike
Walaby 12/13/21 06:38am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Crooker River SP, GA

Yeah, I've stayed at Crooked River several times. We go to the Amelia Island Shrimp festival and stay at Crooked River. We still go down there, even with Shrimp festival having been canceled past two years. Not much of anything going on locally. We go just to relax and chill at the state park. You won't see any subs.. their movements are concealed/not disclosed on purpose. The submariner museum is cool, so that is one thing you could do. Mike
Walaby 12/12/21 12:41pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
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