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Old 11-17-2022, 08:09 PM   #1
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Default Found a 2009 Roadtrek Adventurous RS to buy, but.

Hello from Vermont. I am looking to purchase a class B and found this 2009 Roadtrek for sale by owner and I have a few concerns. I has been parked for over a year. It was winterized prior to parking. It has been exposed to all of New England's weather the whole time. My initial observation was that the rotors are rusted and some minor body rust starting. Interior is clean, but signs of mice in drawers.
We are newbies and would like some guidence and a check off list before I make an offer and get it on the road.
Thanks in advance. DB
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Old 11-17-2022, 10:24 PM   #2
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Mice infestation and rust? Unless it's free, I'd keep looking. It can take months of searching every day to find a good used van.
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Old 11-17-2022, 11:54 PM   #3
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Hi and Welcome,
As you know rust never sleeps.

A vehicle not stored over winter and subjected to salt will rust.

Rusty brake rotors is no big deal, but body rust or frame rust can be a real problem.

I've noticed crazy rust damage on some sprinters.

what to do ?

Call around for a mercedes sprinter specialist to inspect it for you.
There is mercedes and dodge or you may need to call freightliner due to the height and weight of our vans many shops cannot accomodate. some sprinters were badged as freighliner and some truck dealers are comfy with them.
You may want to get the DEF and emissions systems scrutinized and/or do research on which model years are more reliable than others.
( and while doing this you may appreciate why many of us go for chev or fords)

the R/T may be a 2008 model year chassis, common with RV's for the chassis to be a year earlier than the RV model year

rodents- if bad, I suppose a matter of removing everything possible and spraying down with a cleaning agent like bleach. That should be worth a healthy discount- does that mean all the soft surfaces and upholstered have to be redone ?
I use mothballs here in AZ

good luck to you!
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Old 01-04-2023, 07:57 PM   #4
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Default What Price?

Not cared for = -$10,000
Work you have to do ?
- Rats = - $2000
- Body Rust = -$10,000
- System not working i.e, frigerator on gas, inverter, A/V system, generator, air conditioner coach and engine, etc. -$2000 each problem.

Go from there and have fun with it.
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