I'm not sure anyone even reads this forum anymore, but here goes:
What has happened to the RV descriptions in the last month or so? It used to be that bidders could trust the description, now that doesn't seem to be the case. Unit 37237, Jayco Greyhawk motorhome, picture 7 shows the back of the motorhome in shadow and there is no mention of fiberglass water damage/delamination. Seeing the motorhome in person shows the back of the motorhome with water damage and delam. Expensive repair needed. In my opinion: ***APPARENTLY NO ONE IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THIS OVERSIGHT, BUYER BEWARE***
Also no mention that the fiberglass has yellowed dramatically. Low light cranky ape photos don't reveal this information.
This is what you put in the description at the end "Please view all pictures for additional information. Feel free to inspect this RV in person at our Kingman, AZ facility" Basically what you are implying is that the pictures will tell the story not explained properly in the description and you (bidder) should come and look at it in person before to catch the damage/repairs that the Crankyape staff member didn't disclose. If you don't live in the vicinity of Crankyape and are a long distance buyer relying on the description/pictures to cherry pick a nice unit, it appears there is a good chance you are going to be disappointed when you pick the unit up.
Cranky ape buyer premiums have increased 40%+ on some units and over 100% on $15000, unit descriptions now seem vague and pretty much scream "buyer beware". Increased price and lower volume should mean better service.
Lately there have been a lot of misinformation in the RV descriptions about engine size, transmission, tires, general condition, body damage, smoke and pet smells....come on people, get with it.
ie: unit 38803, cranky ape writes; "1999 Monaco Signature-Series 450. RV is built on a Roadmaster chassis and powered by an 8.3L Cummins ISC diesel and Allison transmission." Wrong, according to the Monaco Brochure, this RV has an 11.0L Cummins M11 engine.
Unit 39289, Cranky ape writes; "2000 Monaco Executive 42.5'SLD. Coach is powered by a 500 horse 8.3L ISC Cummins diesel..." More mis-information, according to the Monaco brochure, this RV really has an 11.0L Cummins ISM engine.
I would encourage CA to get someone who is familiar with RV's/motorsports to write the descriptions and to disclose everything, good and bad about each unit.
Cranky ape description of Jayco, pics have been deleted;
http://www.crankyape.com/default.asp?pg ... &submit=Go!
Look at the pics in the link below and see if they match the description that CA wrote about it. Note the yellowing and delam:
Pictures from the Dealer who bought the unit: http://rvsuperdeals.com/inv/2007%20Jayco%20GreyHawk.htm