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Old 09-13-2015, 06:54 PM   #15
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Im just curious.... did the salesman in LA hear that gem of a sales technique from Elvis or was that prior to his alien abduction?

I mean, seriously... "lot rot?
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Old 09-13-2015, 09:17 PM   #16
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I work at an Airstream dealership in Tucson and got a kick out of "lot rot". Unless it has been setting on the lot for three years, I think you are pretty safe. Over a couple of years' time, tires exposed to the sun can develop cracking on the sidewalls, and a SOB can delaminate and the decals can fade, but that is why Airstreams are so awesome. None of that to worry about. It is true that setting out on the lot can affect the batteries. I don't know what desert autoplex does, but at my dealership we don't put batteries on until delivery so they are brand new when the customer takes delivery.

Enjoy your new Arizona Airstream!
Hi Laura... we met you last spring at LD. Nice to see you here. That's great how you guys deal with your batteries!

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Old 09-13-2015, 09:49 PM   #17
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I would be more concerned about customer traffic, trying things out every day for months on end.
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Old 09-14-2015, 03:12 AM   #18
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Thank you all! I wish there were "Like" buttons here. The salesman is justifiably upset, but honesty is the best way to earn a customer.

Yes, definitely there could be wear from customers checking it out. They swear it's in good shape. We'll see. And thanks to all for your suggestions on what to check. I have a fantastic list from Lou, and will keep adding to it.
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Thank you all! I wish there were "Like" buttons here. The salesman is justifiably upset, but honesty is the best way to earn a customer.

Yes, definitely there could be wear from customers checking it out. They swear it's in good shape. We'll see. And thanks to all for your suggestions on what to check. I have a fantastic list from Lou, and will keep adding to it.
lb... which model are you looking at? Are you going to visit DAP to see the coach first hand?
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Old 09-14-2015, 09:53 AM   #20
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Regardless, I would ask for BRAND NEW Batteries and check in cabinets for any sign of water/bug/rodent action.
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@DHart It's a 2015 30' International Signature —*close to yours, but I'm jealous of your recliner option. This one is remaindered so a good price.
I'll definitely be driving out to pick it up and sign papers, but that's a bit late to detect a fatal flaw.

@Hittenstiehl, that's so nice of you! They lock it up because it's under deposit, but I could talk to the salesman...

They've been sending me pics of my "lot rotted" AS and it looks showroom-perfect to me from the overall and detail shots. (of course you can't see everything this way). He says the dealership is laughing at that term. They keep a bucket of water in the kitchen sink on all of theirs to add moisture to the inside air. I got a pic of that too.
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Lot rot

I bought a 1973 Safari from Desert Autoplex and was very satisfied with what I got.
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@DHart It's a 2015 30' International Signature —*close to yours, but I'm jealous of your recliner option. This one is remaindered so a good price.
I'll definitely be driving out to pick it up and sign papers, but that's a bit late to detect a fatal flaw.

@Hittenstiehl, that's so nice of you! They lock it up because it's under deposit, but I could talk to the salesman...

They've been sending me pics of my "lot rotted" AS and it looks showroom-perfect to me from the overall and detail shots. (of course you can't see everything this way). He says the dealership is laughing at that term. They keep a bucket of water in the kitchen sink on all of theirs to add moisture to the inside air. I got a pic of that too.
lb... we've spent a LOT of time in that particular coach when we were formulating our decision on what to order. It is the one with 30amp/one AC unit and Espresso (dark) wood work. You can use the single AC unit as a bargaining chip. The single AC in a 30' coach is not very desirable here in Arizona and that's why it hasn't sold yet.

As I understand it, that coach was originally ordered by another dealer that for some unknown reason was unable to or decided not to take it. I believe DAP probably picked it up at a little bit of a deal.

It is a nice coach. If I recall correctly, one of the lower kitchen cabinet doors may have come loose for some reason, which is no big deal, and I'm sure that would be corrected prior to your inspection. My only qualms about buying that particular unit would be the lack of 50 amp/two AC units. But that may not be as important to someone else who travels in cool climates.
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As I understand it, that coach was originally ordered by another dealer that for some unknown reason was unable to or decided not to take it. I believe DAP probably picked it up at a little bit of a deal.
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Thank you! That's great to know. And also it's good to know you saw it and though it to be in good shape.
I will probably not intentionally spend time in very hot climates at the peak of the hot season, so the 1 AC should be enough for me. And sometimes having only a 30 amp draw is a campground advantage.
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Thank you! That's great to know. And also it's good to know you saw it and though it to be in good shape.
I will probably not intentionally spend time in very hot climates at the peak of the hot season, so the 1 AC should be enough for me. And sometimes having only a 30 amp draw is a campground advantage.
It may well serve you wonderfully. We don't intentionally spend time with the Airstream in very hot climates either! Even with two AC units, spending time in temps of 100*+ isn't all that enjoyable!

Having 50 amp, however, doesn't preclude you from plugging into 30 amp, or even 20 amp power supply. It just enables you to have a great amount of power when it is available. Running AC units, coffee maker, hair dryer, microwave, hot water heater, fridge... ALL at the same time, can be a nice convenience. But it certainly isn't necessary most of the time.

With 30A service, you have 3600 watts available to you (30A x 120V).

If you have 50A service you have two 50A legs, so 50A x 120V x 2 = 12,000 watts, nearly 4x the wattage of 30A.
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We got ours from Desert Autoplex and could not be happier with the dealer, Denny is the guy to get anything fix, we had ours in two times for little things and they fix it while I waited.

Denny told me to call him anytime if I need help with anything while on the road, what a great place.
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