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Old 10-09-2018, 08:12 PM
Gregory W. Lewis Gregory W. Lewis is offline
 
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Default RV-14 pre-buy

I was contacted by a gentleman in Massena, NY who has just finished building a very nice RV-14. I drove up to see it and am giving serious consideration to possibly buying it, really enjoyed flying it. Unfortunately, NY is out of my territory, and I don't know anybody up there in the RV world (about 2 hours north of Syracuse). Does anybody know someone, good A&P, who could do a pre-buy inspection perhaps semi-close? To my untrained eye, looked like a quality build, he was very honest in pointing out a few minor flaws, but I'd like a good and impartial pre-buy. Any ideas welcome.
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Old 10-10-2018, 05:21 AM
vic syracuse vic syracuse is offline
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I might be headed up to Rochester NY soon to do another prebuy. Perhaps you and the other buyer could split the travel costs.

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Old 10-10-2018, 07:22 AM
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+1 for Vic. Hes the best and not too many know the 14 yet.
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Old 10-11-2018, 07:45 AM
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Definitely use Vic if you can make it work. Joe
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Old 10-11-2018, 10:29 AM
charger81 charger81 is offline
 
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I've been perusing this site for close to 15 years and Vic's is one of those names that keeps popping up in a positive light. You just kind of learn to pay attention when Vic, Paul Dye, Jay Pratt or RVBuilder2002 (Scott McDaniels) .....to name a few, post something.

If I were buying and had the opportunity for Vic to do my Pre-buy (having never met the man), by reputation alone, I would feel very comfortable.

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Old 10-11-2018, 08:23 PM
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I've built a few RVs over the years. Don't know if I have another build left in me. But if I ever get a hankerin' to buy a completed and flying RV, despite my experience, Vic is gonna inspect it.
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Old 10-14-2018, 09:07 PM
Gregory W. Lewis Gregory W. Lewis is offline
 
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Vic and all,
Many thanks. I couldn't react quick enough, was on some long planned travel/vacation. I appreciate the reply and when I get back in the country, will be in touch if I go thru with this purchase. Deeply appreciate the recommendations.
Greg
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