I toad you so!
my toad has taken many, many kisses to turn into a princess. I should have been more suspicious on closing day, but REALLY wanted one! Long story short, we went to look at it a year ago, parked in a back yard 40 miles away. Guy was living in it, had pulled it from Ohio where another guy was living in it. It was FULL of stuff, junk, crap, debris, etc. But basically looked sound, so I gave him a deposit and 3 days to clean all his crap out of it and empty the holding tanks, which he said he'd do. Show up on said day (I had ridden my bike) to pay and drive home (It came with an '89 ford f-250) and see it hooked up to the truck, ready to go. I pay him, go to put the bike inside the coach and see the door is locked. He reluctantly unlocks it ("why can't you put your bike in the truck?") and the door opens to reveal the entire load of trash he failed to remove. nice guy, I thought, do I walk? No, I still want it. So I ask him if he wants to get some trash cans or if he wants all the stuff just thrown onto the lawn. We fill 2 barrels with junk, other bigger stuff too. I get it into my driveway, where the truck promptly overheats in a steaming, dripping mess. I sell it 2 days later, and about a week later discover an absolutely full black tank. The usual surprises come later- rotten floor in bath, rodents and bees, defunct furnace, water heater, univolt, and water pump- etc. I guess the moral of the story is don't be too impatient to get one, or you'll have only yourself to blame later. Of course, a lying seller doesn't help any. she's turning out to be a beauty with a lot of labor and new materials- But with hindsight, I probably should have walked. Listen to your intuition!!!- tim