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Old 09-27-2012, 01:41 AM   #1
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Default 1997 Roadtrek 190 - advice on maintenance completed

Hi forum

I'm looking at a 1997 Roadtrek 190 Popular that is for sale for $13K.

It's done 207,000 kms.

It looks like it has just had 1 owner and they have been pretty diligent and kept an account of all the work the van has had done on it from the very beginning.

I'm just wondering if there is any cause for concern in the following things I see in the records:

2012: transmission rebuild

2011: radiator replaced

2009: front stabilizer replaced

2002: right hand side body damage repaired

Those are the biggies.

Does this work sound reasonable? Is it just the usual upkeep of a vehicle this age? Are there specific questions I should be asking the owner?

Just FYI, it also has:

NEW All Terrain LT225/75R16 Load Range E Radial Tires
Coach Battery
Rust check
Front Stabilizer Link Kit
Ball Joints
Monroe Gas Magnum Shocks
Disk Brake Hardware
House Battery- 2009

Any advice you can give me would be great.

Thank you in advance,

Gemma
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Old 09-27-2012, 01:53 AM   #2
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What happened to the no name van? Did you read the check list I gave you?
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Old 09-27-2012, 11:49 AM   #3
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The maintenance and repairs / parts replacement to normal to me.

207,000 kms is about 129,000 miles. That's the part that will affect resale in my opinion.
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Anyone - how many miles is too many when it comes to buying a used campervan?
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Old 09-29-2012, 11:22 PM   #5
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An American V8 should go 175K-200K miles if it's had proper maintenance and been well taken care of. I'd probably plan on rebuilding the engine in the next 25K miles or so. If it's still running well and not burning oil at that time I'd consider it a bonus.
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