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is 53k on an 86 toyota motorhome unusual?


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although i will be keeping my 77 chinook, primarily for more remote solo trips(the aussie locker has worked well for getting me out of some tuff spots), i'm now looking for something larger that my wife can accompany me to less remote locations -- i've come across an 86 conquest with only 53k on it, will be going off to see it -- the guy is asking $12k -- it has the 22re, auto, and the 6 bolt rear end, but 5 bolt front -- my understanding from the wiki is that in 86 the 6bolt rear was factory, but they did not add 6 bolt to the front until the next year -- that 53 k seems unreal, but so far i trust the guy -- but still, is $12k reasonable for a 37 yr old rv, even with only 53k on it?

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No it happens. Lots of people only take short trips and only in the summer. I bought mine 20 years ago but it only had 30,000 miles. I feel like I've used mine a bunch but because I stick to my home state it still only has 68,000 miles. Sounds like a find. Go for it

Linda S 

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You already have one so you know what you're looking for. Leaks and rot in the camper; recent or hx of routine maintenance on the motor. Low miles does not mean the motor won't need work because of its age; rubbers and gaskets need routine replacement. I'm imagining you know this as well. For 12,000 I'd expect previous owner had resolved most of the issues. If not its priced high (in the Midwest anyway). 

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mines an 84 -63k miles

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This members IP address is coming up from a suspect location. Don't answer any private messages until Roky explains himself.

I could be wrong but always better to err on the side of safety. People have gotten hacked in the past. Roky just PM me and we'll clear this up.

Linda S

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yeah, you can't be too careful -- being originally from nyc area, the home of many famous con artists, you tend to be suspicious -- but the internet has taken it to another level, which is one reason i run linux, not windows

 

we'll be looking at that conquest friday morning, will see how it looks(i'm a mechanic), and report back to y'all -- my s detector says the owner is decent, but the proof will be in the inspection.

 

thanks for the help

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I don't think so, when I bought my 1991 it had only 35,000 mi on it and I've seen others for sale with real low mileage. Some original buyers purchase them and only go on one or two trips a year and then just keep it in storage for many years.

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ok, i wound up buying it, at a reduced price, due to some issues, roof sag at the ac, though no evidence of water damage, yet -- but an unusual thing, i pointed out to the seller that he needed 2 spares, since this 86 has 5 lug front, 6 lug rear -- he didn't know this -- so i uncover the only spare, and heres some kind of aluminum rim with about 10 bolt holes, fitted with a tire that matches the front and rear tires -- is this some kind of rim that fits both front and rear on this toyota? -- of course, i'll know on monday when i drive get it home. 

also, he's trying to say that he's burning oil -- with a 53k engine, and though he admits its never smoked? -- i did find evidence of a leak, however

and finally, if anyone can stear me to a source for a manual for this coach, would be great, seller has nothing cept the owners manual from toyota, nothing for the appliances, etc.

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I'd like to see that spare wheel

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i'll take a pic after i get it home, i will also be trying it out on rear and front, which should answer my question pretty quick

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I got my 1986 Mini Cruiser with only 32k on it!  And I had a pile of receipts to prove it too. I don't know how many miles I put on it, but sadly it wasn't a lot...  I miss it, but I still have visitation rights!  My best friend eded up with it.  

 

As for coach manuals, there may not be any.  And if you do find one, it probably won't go into details on the appliances.  Builders would frequently put in whatever they could get, or a customer could also make a special request.  My Mini came with a stack of various manuals, one for each appliance.  And I added a few to the pile.  

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when i get it home i'll get the appliance model #s, good chance i can find it based on that -- and then if not, i'll figure it out -- i've had a few rvs over the years, though mostly older -- and also once i know the models, i can post a question on here, and other sites.

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