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Old 07-09-2019, 05:37 PM   #1
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Question Considering purchasing a 2017 Thor Miramar 35.2 from a private party

Hi all, my first post!

We are experienced RVers with travel trailers, and are looking to upgrade to our first Class A motorhome.

We have come across a 2017 Thor Miramar 35.2 and will be seeing it this weekend. Any thing to look for in particular? Or any issues that are common with this model? If we decide to proceed, we will get it inspected by an RV inspector.
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Old 07-11-2019, 03:10 AM   #2
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Welcome to the forum!

I can't give you any specifics about that model, but suggest you use the search tab for posts that inform you. An RV inspection is a good idea.

Keep in mind that forums tend to draw complaints. It's the disgruntled owners that vent their dissatisfaction on forums like this. Most of the happy campers are too busy having fun!
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Old 07-11-2019, 03:28 AM   #3
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Welcome, I love the Miramar.

IMO most of the Thor Gas Motorcoaches are very simular. So if you read a lot of post about the "Instant Hot water tanks" .... it will most likley apply to all RV with similar HWT. Or issues with "loose trim, screws falling out" etc. Just expect that as well.

The engine and Chassis all seem solid on all models so I think your safe with that part. Ford does a good job with them.

Check for signs of water leaks! Inside and out. Inspect the roof looking for bad caulk, rips or tears etc. Run the slides out, awning, etc.

Spend at least 2 hours looking over the rig, take pictures, go on line and ask question before you put down a deposit.

Do your research. Check every little detail of the RV BEFORE you purchase (because you will always overlook something... hopefully it will be minor).

And what ever they are asking offer them like $20 K less (no joke). Most likely you will get $10K off. You can use that money to repair and customize your RV. If its a dealer... be prepared to walk out the door. I bet They wont let you .... so then you know you have the upper hand.

Keep in mind that many RV's are sold new with 30% to 40% off of list price. So a new $150K RV on the window sticker could be purchased for like $90k back in 2017. So if the 2017 is advertzied for $90 or $100 IMO thats TOO MUCH (Imo).

(I dont know the list prices im just giving you examples)

So this used 2017 Mirimar Needs to be like $75?? Not sure on $$ but much less than the best deal one can get on a brand new model.

Just take your time and ask lots of question.
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Old 07-11-2019, 03:33 AM   #4
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Here is a 2019 for $117,000. I bet you can get it for $10K less if you were serious. They have 2020 models comming in so they will give you a deal on old stock.

https://www.mhsrv.com/2019-thor-moto...-a-tx-i2127052
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Old 07-11-2019, 11:44 AM   #5
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Welcome to the forum, and please let us know what you think of that Miramar...
Good luck, and happy shopping.
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Old 07-11-2019, 11:54 AM   #6
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We have the 2016 Miramar, and have driven it across the entire United States with very few problems, in fact we are leaving at noon today for about a week to go upstate N.Y. Just make sure that the windshield wipers function properly, there is a major recall on them and it affected us during a heavy rainstorm. Hopefully it was corrected by 2017. Other than that we are satisfied with our purchase.
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