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|'94 Bounder Kountry Star||Don||9-9-09|
|The wife and I are looking at a '94 Bounder Kountry Star Class A RV to possible buy.|
Is this a good model year? And, what should I be looking out for? Any tips on what questions to ask the owner?
Thanks in advance,
|Re: '94 Bounder Kountry Star||Les||5-15-11|
|I'm new to RVing myself, I picked up an 86 Yellowstone Cavalier 25' class C a couple years ago, it had been sitting for 5 years before I bought it with a blown engine and later found out why the engine blew, they had lost 3rd gear on the Transmission and kept driving in 2nd...|
pulled the engine, had the block welded (small area near the oil pan) replaced 2 pistons, crank, oil pump, timing chain, seals, water pump.
had the altenator rebuilt and reinstalled the engine....
first test drive revealed the tranny problems, along with a note book found in storage compartment, which confirmed transmission problems......
initial voyage was only a couple hour drive, and a few months later, we took it to Virginia for a family renion... only one problem.. was an alternator belt at ablout the halfway point, luckily had spares...
but as far as checking out one... look at all the seams, make sure they have fresh (or at least complete) caulk or silicon, plumbing, if it isn't already winterized, turn on pumps and make sure system works, generator powers up and runs smoothly, look at tires... make sure you have a matching sized tire, the tires are not dry rotted, cracks or worn, because RV tires are not cheap, it can be a price negotiation point
The mileage of the vehicle will rarely be an issue, as they typically don't get driven too much, because of time restraints (work, vacaction and scheduling issues, not to mention gas milage...)
also many RV parks are not particularly fond of older models and either don't allow them in or charge an additional price...