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Old 08-07-2015, 08:05 PM   #1
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Cool New Motorhome has miles on it?

Just curious, for all those of you who bought a new motorhome, what mileage was on the odometer when you took delivery?
Mine has 3,000 miles on it and I have yet to go on our first road trip.
I feel thats a bit excessive. Is it?
I live in WA state.

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Old 08-07-2015, 08:53 PM   #2
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Driven form Indiana to Washington State around 3K
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Old 08-07-2015, 09:00 PM   #3
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Motorhome's are not trucked to the dealer..they are driven. As fhenn points out your Palazzo was built in Indiana and was driven to Washington.

Trailers and 5th wheels are also "driven" (ok towed) to their dealers as well (there is quite the little industry transporting RVs from the plants to the dealers across the country).
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Old 08-07-2015, 09:09 PM   #4
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Concur with everyone else on Motorhomes. However TT's are not always towed and in fact many are trucked.
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Old 08-07-2015, 09:51 PM   #5
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Cool. Thanks!

Well that answers that!

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Old 08-07-2015, 10:34 PM   #6
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I have a cousin who did RV transporting for 15 years and loved it so much that now he RVs full time...
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Old 08-08-2015, 02:26 AM   #7
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yep, mine had approx 1,000 miles, which happens to be the distance between Elkhart, IN and the dealer.....
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Old 08-08-2015, 03:20 AM   #8
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I initially wondered at the mileage on our "new" 2016 Hurricane - somewhere a bit north of 1800 miles.

I first thought that someone did an awful lot of test driving! But then I inquired and determined that those miles were put on when the coach was driven from IN to AZ.
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Old 08-08-2015, 04:05 AM   #9
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Ours was driven 1700 miles from Indiana to Florida.
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Old 08-08-2015, 10:36 AM   #10
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Ours was driven 1700 miles from Indiana to Florida.
roughly 1500 miles form elkhart to key west, o unless you're in south florida I'd say there's a bit more than delivery miles on that one!
still, not enough that would overly concern me......
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Old 08-08-2015, 11:53 AM   #11
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I had 850 on mine. Indiana to SE Virginia.
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Old 08-08-2015, 12:11 PM   #12
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roughly 1500 miles form elkhart to key west, o unless you're in south florida I'd say there's a bit more than delivery miles on that one!
still, not enough that would overly concern me......
A few extra miles may indicate that it was used in shows. Thus the carpet may have an extra few hundred footprints in it.
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Old 08-08-2015, 08:42 PM   #13
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Ours had 699 miles on it the day we took delivery in Statesville NC.
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Old 08-10-2015, 04:11 PM   #14
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A few extra miles may indicate that it was used in shows. Thus the carpet may have an extra few hundred footprints in it.


And probably some gum under the seat or table from some uncontrolled brat!
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Old 08-10-2015, 04:54 PM   #15
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One of the selling reasons and why we decided to fly to Elkhart and pick ours up from the dealer (Total Value RV). Had ~ 30 miles on it.
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Old 08-10-2015, 05:19 PM   #16
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My coach had 1200 miles at delivery from IN to Baton Rouge, La.
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Old 08-10-2015, 06:46 PM   #17
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Many dealerships also will drive their "new" motorhomes to RVShows, State Fairs, etc. That will add a few miles, and they can still sell it as new.
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Old 08-10-2015, 08:19 PM   #18
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My coach had 866 miles when I took delivery. It is approx. 650 miles from Elkhart to the dealer's showroom which means the dealer put about 150 show miles on the rig. I put 50 miles on it for the test drive.
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Old 08-11-2015, 03:58 PM   #19
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Mine had about 1200 miles on it. That's Ind. to Texas.
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Old 08-11-2015, 04:01 PM   #20
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My coach had 866 miles when I took delivery. It is approx. 650 miles from Elkhart to the dealer's showroom which means the dealer put about 150 show miles on the rig. I put 50 miles on it for the test drive.

50 mile test drive?
wow, that's a good test!
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