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Old 01-27-2023, 02:59 PM   #1
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Pulling a Monty that has been stationary.

I have a question for the experienced 5th wheel croud. We own a 2003 Montana 3670RL that is parked in a campground in Wisconsin where we pay a yearly fee. We have owned it for 3 years and it has been sitting where it is for at about 10 years. We have no way to pull it and no intention of buying a truck to do so. It is in good shape with no water damage. If we were to sell it, how big of a project would it be for the new owner to pull it out. I imagine the tires would need to be replaced, Electric, water and sewer lines disconnected and the stabilizer jacks raised, Other than that is there more that would have to be done? We like the site and the neighborhood. Just playing with the idea of maybe getting something newer (not new).
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Old 01-27-2023, 03:05 PM   #2
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New rubber, pack the bearings and inspect the brakes - it should be easy to move. Exercise the slides to make sure they still work. You can hire someone to move it.
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Old 01-27-2023, 03:06 PM   #3
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Replace tires
Grease the bearings
Inspect/test the brakes, lights etc.
Inspect/grease suspension.
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Old 01-27-2023, 03:38 PM   #4
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If you are selling, then you really don't need to do anything to it. Just be honest with the new potential owner that it hasn't moved in 10 years and let him / her deal with the logistics of moving it and doing any necessary fixes or maintenance on it after they buy it. Just be honest and price it low enough and someone will take it and figure out a way to move it. Let all of that be on "them."

If you put ten thousand dollars of updates and repairs and fixes in the camper, you won't get a penny more for it than the expected value. So, just offer it as is, make the price low enough it's attractive and take the money!

Depending on how far it has to travel, if you are considering trading it in for a newer one at a dealership, you definitely don't want to put money into it. It should "move" just fine as is provided the tires still hold air.
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Old 01-27-2023, 05:28 PM   #5
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If it's solid, no leaks, and everything works I would keep it rather than taking the gamble on getting into something else loaded with problems. Now this is just my personal opinion, we're living in our very early 2016 (built Mar of '15) and have yet to see anything we would trade for. Follow any RV Forum on the internet and look at all the issues and problems with the new crop of units.
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Old 02-08-2023, 01:27 PM   #6
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Consider thisÖ

You may be able to find a buyer who wants to keep it right where it is. In that case, thereís very little to do other than to let potential buyers see it, demonstrate plumbing and electrical operability, and operate the slides. Set it up and let a potential buyer take a look. Advertise it as sitting in a RV Space space, hooked up, and ready to live in.
Get the word out to the people who already live in that same RV park.
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Old 02-08-2023, 01:46 PM   #7
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2007 3400RL. Multiple upgrades. No way I would trade or sell it for a new unit.
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Old 02-08-2023, 03:29 PM   #8
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If we were to sell it, how big of a project would it be for the new owner to pull it out.
Be upfront with the buyers, let them know you haven't moved it in x years.

From an effort perspective, some people will just hook on and go, only stopping if they lose a tire. Others will be proactive; inspect, grease, pack the bearings and drop on some fresh tires.

Doing everything, isn't a huge effort, but make sure it isn't your effort to deal with.
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Old 02-08-2023, 09:58 PM   #9
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I agree with post #5. Mine is a 2005 and I would not trade it for all the headaches on the newer rigs that I read about on this forum.
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