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sailor_lou

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Posted: 02/05/18 11:41am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Another thumbs up on what BurbMan stated.

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Posted: 02/05/18 11:43am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I agree with the consensus. Why raise a flag on older tires and give away a bargaining point before it is raised. If the buyer brings it up, you have options and are no worse off. If the buyer ignore the issue, you saved yourself a fortune by not raising it.

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Posted: 02/05/18 11:47am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I agree clean it up make it shine and make a deal if they want a concession on the tires. I’ll almost bet the average buyer will look at the tread left and outside condition without much thought to age. I certainly wouldn’t not disclose if asked, but cross that bridge when you get there. Tires batteries etc are all good negotiable points to close the deal but not deal breakers before someone even looks. Condition being spotless and being cleared of all your possessions are the best selling points.


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burbman said it all. now price it too sell and move on.

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Posted: 02/05/18 12:13pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Sell it as is and be ready to negotiate a price reduction if necessary. As a buyer I would rather choose the tires.


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Sell it "As Is"

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I agree with one caveat; you know the tires have aged out and now would be considered a safety issue. How would you feel if one failed on the way home and something tragic happened?

With that said, I certainly wouldn't discuss them or bring them up until the time was right, but I would bring it up at some point. If the buyer decides to chance it at least you stated your case.

As far as who pays if the buyer decides they're a deal breaker, that's when it's time to negotiate.


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When I bought my used RV, I considered the battery and tires to be standard items to replace in short order. Unless they were rotted out completely, I see it as an expected expense in addition to the purchase that I, as the buyer, will need to make. I don't expect the seller to have to buy new tires for me.

I would say have the tires checked but don't make a presumptive strike. Simp!y tell the buyer that as they are 7 years old, you had them inspected as recommended and here are the results of that inspection. Unless the inspection says they won't survive a drive to the corner, then just provide the results to the buyer.

The exception to that would be if the buyer came from a long distance and needs to drive it home. In that case, I would mention that it might be good to get new tires first and you'd be happy to refer him to your preferred tire shop and maybe take him out to lunch while its done.

Yes, RV tires are expensive. But they are a recurring expense and as long as you have been following good tire practices (i.e., not refraining from buying new tires for 2 years of your use because you figure you can eek out the last viable usage and sell it with bad tires), then it's the buyer's expense.


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Posted: 02/05/18 01:00pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Bollee wrote:

It also identifies, tires that have been in use for 5 years or more should continue to be inspected by a specialist at least annually.


Definitely get the tires inspected as advised by Michelin, Bruce is correct, you don't want to send the buyer down the road with a problem.

Unless you already did that and you know they need to be replaced, in which case I would just get them replaced now and price the coach accordingly rather than push it off to the buyer.


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As long as there is no sign of impending failure and you don't do anything to hide the age, it's on the buyer to ask about it.

Now if there is a bulge on the inside of a tire that you are aware of that is the sign of impending blowout, that's a different story. Now you would be putting the buyer at risk but even then, I would point it out after the buyer makes an offer and let the buyer research the price.

For all you know, the buyer will drive it 10miles down the road and park it never to move again, so he could care less about having new tires.


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