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Old 01-12-2010, 08:26 AM   #1
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Vehicle Assessment

I am interested in purchasing a fellow forum member's rig:
http://www.sportsmobileforum.com/vie...php?f=7&t=4005

SO under the advice of another forum member, and without stepping on anyone's toes, I would like to solicit the general SMBF population to provide me with their opinion of the above vehicle (what kind of shape is it in, what I should look for, what is going to need to be serviced/replaced soon - things of that nature) and what they think a fair price is for said vehicle.

Obviously everyone's opinions are going to be formed w/o seeing the vehicle in person - so all assessments are going to be limited in that regard. But I have a general idea of what I think The Grey Whale is worth, and I have some idea as to the required vehicle service looming on the horizon - I am new to the world of SMB and just wanted some seasoned opinions.

I would prefer to have all responses sent as PMs or emails - that way folks can speak candidly w/o fear of insulting either VegHead or myself.

A preemptive "Thank You" for all of the input.

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Old 01-12-2010, 09:19 AM   #2
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By the looks of the condition, and all the upgrades listed, it is worth every penny he is asking. My .02
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Old 01-12-2010, 09:35 AM   #3
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By the looks of the condition, and all the upgrades listed, it is worth every penny he is asking. My .02

basically my same thoughts - I just want to make sure I am not missing something or have over/under valued any of the extra goodies.............

trying to purchase a vehicle unseen is a little nerve racking - I am just looking for that extra push off the edge - and maybe someone to loan me some dough.
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Old 01-12-2010, 02:17 PM   #4
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Make sure Veghead's SMB comes with that 12 pack of Sierra Nevada Pale Ale shown in his pics, or no deal, IMHO.
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Old 01-12-2010, 04:30 PM   #5
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trying to purchase a vehicle unseen is a little nerve racking - I am just looking for that extra push off the edge - and maybe someone to loan me some dough.
You need to contact the Bank of Dad, like my kids do.

Seriously, VegHead's van looks like a good deal.

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Old 01-12-2010, 08:17 PM   #6
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trying to purchase a vehicle unseen is a little nerve racking - I am just looking for that extra push off the edge - and maybe someone to loan me some dough.
How about this: you'll regret it if you don't.

In all seriousness, imagine waking up tomorrow and reading SOLD on that ad. I pined over my van for a good month before pulling the trigger, and then had negotiations and travel to set up... wish I'd done it sooner, glad it was not too late.

Also, I could loan money, but you won't like the interest rate!
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Old 01-20-2010, 10:43 AM   #7
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thanks for all your replies.

I have surrendered to the fact that I am not ready to make this purchase. Thankfully I did so on my own - and before I knew that VegHead sold the rig --- so my disappointment was not too sharp.

I will be in the market for a rig - most likely in the spring. I need to raise some capitol first so..........

again thanks for the input and I will be asking for you opinions again in the future.

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Well stick around in the mean time... can't be here very long without forming an opinion of your own!
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Old 01-20-2010, 04:42 PM   #9
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yeah everyone's got one...............
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