Welcome to the forum Dave!
Originally Posted by Dave Tharp
I leave Sunday to fly to the East coast to buy a 2013 Pleasure Way Pursuit.
This motor coach will be replacing a 2000 16 foot Scamp Deluxe that we have had for 14 years. We wanted to up scale but still have something to take into the back country the Pursuit seems to fit our needs. If anyone has some advise for a new coach owner please let me know.
And welcome to the world of class "c" rv'ing. The Pursuit is nice with a lot of room in a fairly small package.
As far as tips go. Remember you are buying a vehicle and a camper, so don't forget to check fluid condition, service records, and crawl under the engine looking for leaks. For the camper part, try and have them demonstrate that all systems work. That means try them out, not just flick on switches. I also picked up my van from out of town and ran out of time to check all the coach appliances. Up till the last 5 items on my checklist, they all seemed fine so I skipped the rest. Well, 2 of the five remaining items cost me about $500 to repair/replace so don't let them off the hook and allow sufficient test time.
My coach batteries were nearly new, yet bad as they had been abused or neglected on the consigner's lot. Hard to tell, but check those as best you can.
Expect a few issues on the drive home or over the next few months. Get them sorted out before a long trip. This forum is a great resource so when the need arises, ask away.