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Songbirds

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Posted: 04/29/19 04:43am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Pawz4me, some good feedback on Warranty work as that is good information to know. Thank you.





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Trackrig, Good feedback thank you.

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Songbirds wrote:

F From what I see the best flight time is into Cincinnati, rent and drive to the hotel outside Delta, Ohio. That is as close as I can fly into the area sadly.


Is this due to flight times? Toledo is the closest (but probably has limited flights). That said, Detroit is actually much close to Delta, OH, and Cleveland and Columbus are also notably closer than Cincinnati.

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One thing that can trip you up a bit is differences in titling procedures between the two states.

I bought an RV several years ago in Ohio & brought it home to Missouri. In Ohio, when you buy a vehicle (at least, if you buy one with a loan), they don't give you the title; the lien holder gets the title and you get a piece of paper with a bunch of the title info on it (I think they called it a Title Memorandum, or something like that). It has enough info for the Ohio DMV to register your vehicle.

However, when you buy a vehicle in Missouri, you always are given the title even if there is a loan on it. You take the title to the License Bureau and turn it in with the registration paperwork, and the state will issue a new title in your name (which may be sent to the lien holder if there is one & they want to hold it).

So when I walked into my local Missouri License Bureau without the actual title certificate for my RV, I got turned away at first - that Ohio Title Memorandum meant nothing to them. I had to go to a couple different offices before I found somebody who knew how to handle the situation (basically, they give you a form to send to the lien holder instructing them to mail the current title to the Missouri DOR so they can issue the new title).

My point being, you might want to brush up on what's required to register an out-of-state vehicle in your home state so you're prepared for any differences like that. If I had known about the necessary paperwork, I could have tried to get the title certificate from the Ohio dealer, or at least could have informed the first Missouri registrar I talked to about the required form.

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in conclusion, Follow UP: Thanks to everyone's for their most informative feedback. We have been able to learn more about doing this out of STATE RV pick up and buying an RV out of our STATE and comfort zone.

A few first for both of us on this adventure. First about going out of state by air as from our point in Florida. There are no direct flights closer than Cincinnati, OHIO all other flights cost go up and aircraft size goes down. But a one-way flight is a cost cutter.

We never bought an RV out of STATE before. Be we have bought Class A RVs in the past in our local area. So we do know how to buy an RV. We were concerned about Milage Manatince, Brake-in speeds for longer usage, Not liking the model shown after making a deposit to hold until our review.

So as of today here is our plan. First, we will check back over the Class B Galleria Flyer of details Options, selections, and ask the dealer in Ohio for a Coachmen RV Galleria "Build Sheet" and send to our dealer in Ohio a copy of the Build Sheet/Purchase Order and a deposit. In this way, we can ensure of getting what we want on our Galleria. Then the dealer who is about 35-miles from Coachmen won't have to do any guesswork.

Once we arrive in Ohio, we can rent-a-car and drive to a nearby hotel keeping the dealer advised. Then arrive in the morning after a rest and breakfast before heading over to the RV dealer Center, in Delta, OH.

Now here is a bit of an overview of how this will happen when our Galleria Arrives at the dealership. This is as we understand. First, the Dealer will notify us when the Coachmen Galleria WHITE with Li3, Model 24A arrives and will make arrangements on our end to visit the dealership.

Without Completing a "Build Order or Purchase Order" we would just be taking a shot in the dark and we may run into lots of problems or issues last minute.

In talking with many of you experts who have done this before has been helpful to us. So completing a Build Order or Purchase Agreement Build Order or Purchase Agreement, as this will help take out all the guesswork in our selection. We already know we will pay whatever Florida Taxes are required as the 2020-Galleria will be tiled in Florida.

Then will return the rent-a-car and perform our own braking in speeds for our sprinter driving back home.

TRULY, Thanks to everyone who has been so helpful to us as this is what RV.net is all about. Fellow RV'ers helping each other. Doing this will stop many problems from happening prior. Thanks again.[emoticon]

FOR your own help and information Coachmen RV Galleria Models Shafer R.V. Truck Sales in Delta, Ohio

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As of today we still don't have a CLASS B, From the time of this posting as you know, we were looking for some helpful tips and information on buying out of our state.

As you can not buy directly from an Up-Fitter, I did ask them who was close and they provided the information. We then made contact with an RV Dealer in that state, Who then, in turn, sent us a PRICE SHEET. Kind of a wish list of available options. We returned the wish list along with a holding fee. Now we wait. In August 2019 we learned that Mercedes-Benz would be making 20.000 MB-Sprinter vans for AMAZON. Sept, Oct came a went and we called them up fitters and learned that they would be getting an allotment of some 2020 MB Sprinter Vans and a new price sheet wishlist was completed and returned to the dealer as now were looking and waiting for a 2020 model.

The last word is now it looks like Jan or February for a NEW Class B MB-Sprinter VAN 4500 Camper 170"-Wheel Base. Auto sliding door, So now we wait.

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The reason is obvious as we see the daily repeated rounds of the Amazon delivery vans, which are now omnipresent in urban areas.


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Buying from an OUT of state RV Dealer is nothing like driving into a local in-state RV Dealer. I can see how anyone would think that but this has been nothing at all like the past 18-RVs I've owned or converted. WAY SO MUCH DIFFERENT.

First, it's not just finding any RV Dealer, but one you can work with fairly.

Travel arrangements.

Hotel or Motel Stays

Finding Places to eat and shop while all come together.

Rent-A-Car for some or the Dealer can help with traveling which is nice.

Meeting new people and making new friends.

WAITING MONTH AFTER MONTH.

All the above and inspections

Money transfers with out of state Banks.

LOT MORE TRUST is required.

Working out the options and getting updates on the unit ordered.

Were not their YET

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