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Old 08-19-2018, 06:22 PM   #1
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5th Wheel Upgrade

Greetings fellow campers! Who (besides me) has an extremely handy husband? We have "remodeled" a few campers in the past but just recently purchased our very first bank repo unit. It's a 2011 Montana 3400RL with quad slides. This was a voluntary repo and had minimal things wrong with it. The dealer was very helpful in going through it before we purchased it and made a list of everything they found wrong with it. We were then able to negotiate the price and bought it well below book value as it was. Within a week we had everything on the list repaired or replaced by ourselves at a cost of just under $400. Now that's what I call a win!! We'll be camping in it in no time.
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Old 08-19-2018, 06:26 PM   #2
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Welcome to the forum from Washington state. That sounds like you made a pretty good deal.
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Old 08-19-2018, 07:28 PM   #3
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Sounds like a good deal to me. Enjoy.
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Old 08-19-2018, 07:45 PM   #4
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Congratulations! Welcome to our group!
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Old 08-19-2018, 08:00 PM   #5
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Buying a Repo

We were hesitant to buy a repo at first. But, the unit seemed to be in such good shape and we thought we could never afford something this nice. We were able to negotiate and came out saving about $8k off it's valued price. Repairs were said to be several thousand dollars. Dual A/C units had electrical issues (spent $9 for a new wire and fished wires through duct work-now both units work as they should). Fireplace did not come on (light bulbs were burnt out-cost $10). Samsung home theater unit was missing (found one on Ebay for $70). Ignigter on kitchen stove would not spark (wire was unattached-cost $0). Kitchen faucet was missing ($40 on Amazon). Water Pressure Regulator Switch was bad (replaced whole unit for $60 as it was cheaper than buying switch). Water line had a hole chewed in it (free to repair as my husband is a plumber). Furnace door was melted in the corner ($35 on Amazon). The dealer wanted to replace the carpet. I know this would be pricey so I had it cleaned for a little of nothing and the unit is almost back to the way it came out new.
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Old 08-19-2018, 08:27 PM   #6
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It sounds like your husband will be able to help us out here. He sounds like he knows a lot and has a lot of common sense.
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Old 08-19-2018, 09:11 PM   #7
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Sounds like a great deal for you.
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Old 08-19-2018, 09:22 PM   #8
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Welcome to the forum! This is the place to get ideas to modify your rig. It's been a costly experience for many of us
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Old 08-20-2018, 04:46 AM   #9
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Welcome and enjoy the forum.
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Old 08-20-2018, 06:49 AM   #10
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Sounds like a great deal.

Welcome to the MOC family.
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Old 08-20-2018, 08:06 AM   #11
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Welcome to the forum! We can show you how to spend all that money you saved! Just keep reading. LOL!
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Old 08-20-2018, 09:04 AM   #12
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Welcome from northern Indiana and awesome job on the rig. Next time I need service, I'll just take it to you guys
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Old 08-20-2018, 09:30 AM   #13
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Welcome to the forum from Arizona. Congratulations on a great deal. Have a wonderful time with your new rig and be safe.
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Old 08-20-2018, 11:21 AM   #14
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Welcome to the forum!

Good luck with your new rig.
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Old 08-20-2018, 12:04 PM   #15
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Old 08-20-2018, 12:49 PM   #16
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Welcome to the forum, consider coming to the national rally in Goshen Indiana next year. It is in September. You will really enjoy it lots to learn and good people to meet.
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Old 08-20-2018, 07:12 PM   #17
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Great job, enjoy! Welcome to the MOC.
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Old 08-26-2018, 07:08 PM   #18
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Hi from South Carolina (although we are from Long Island, NY). I do have a handy husband that turned our center bunk room into my office/sewing room so I can work and sew. Enjoy the forum and your new RV - hot exciting!
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Old 08-26-2018, 09:24 PM   #19
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Welcome to the MOC from Washington St! Sounds like you guys are having fun getting back into shape. Make sure to check out the tires if it has been seating look at the date on the tires if they are the ones that came on it it's time for some new Sailun tires.
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Old 08-26-2018, 10:29 PM   #20
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Welcome to the forum. Sounds like you like your 3400RL as much as we like ours. Great layout and we enjoy spending the winters in Quartzsite in it.
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