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Old 08-09-2018
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Default is there anybody in the Austin Tx area that can help me inspect a bird?

NeWaBe looking at purchasing a WOG members BMC in the Austin area.

Hopeful buyer wondering if anyone would be available to inspect with me. Current owner states this ship is ready to sail, I have no reason to doubt, on all accounts he has been a straight shooter.

The problem lies with me, I am about as green as they come. I sure could use a set of seasoned unbiased opinion on this coach.

Timing may be tight though though. Seller is taking his family on vacation towards the end of aug, when he returns I plan on flying in and driving out. Not a vary big window but Its just how our schedules are lining up.

As stated seller is a grate guy and I do not want to inconvenience him, but sure would like to get another knowledgeable blue-birder to look at this with me.
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Prepare to buy inspection..

I have received no response so far, I am planing on flying out 8/19, checking it out to the bets of my ability 8/20.
Location Austin TX area.

Anybody going to be around that might be able to help out a green-horn?

Let me ask, What are the major components that are sometimes over looked and how do I determine if they are bad.

Thanks much.
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Aqua Hot is one I would check. Operation, leaks and listen to the sound of the Webasto burner. (early bmc may not have this) Start the generator and put a load on it. Put the AC units through their paces while on gen power. Turn the Refer on until it starts cooling. Check all the lights for proper operation. Pull the awning out. Look for tears, worn spots, proper and roll up. Micro Wave work? There are always the normal stuff such as paint, tires, batteries, service, etc.
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Can anybody in the Austin Tx area help Jim out?
a good pair of eyes would be nice for a newbie.
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What year / model is this coach? I might be able to help, I am 3 hours away, but if I can make my schedule work I am willing to run down and help. I am intimately familiar with the 1979 XV and the 1995 42'. I am fairly technical.
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95 BMC 37
Owned by a WOG member.
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Too much going on in my work / life right now to get away and help.

I would like to see it but I just can’t swing a trip like that in the next few weeks.

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Jim, email me, I need 3-4 days to work on my schedule. Are you flying in on Sunday and planning to depart on Monday? I do not have any depth on the BMC chassis but I can offer impartial opinions and help ask good questions.
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I am in Austin. I can certainly be a second set of eyes. While I know my 88 WB 40, the BMC has systems (Aquahot) that would be foreign to me.

I still work, so there are times that I would not be available, but my schedule is very flexible.

Feel free to give me a contact me.

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Thanks for taking the time to respond.

Yes, I am flying into Austin Sunday the 19th,Ill get in around 7pm then trying to rest up on the 19, Owner DeWayne has agreed to pick me up bright and early Monday the 20th and drive me to his home where the coach will be waiting in Cedar Park tx. If things go sideways, Ill be ubering it back to the air port and flying back to Ohio :{. Hopefully though, Ill be driving her north bound Monday later in the day:-)

My contact info..
snowpig32@gmail.com, 419-571-5997

Mark 3 hr is a ways to go, id be forever grateful however understandable that one would not want to make that long of a trip.

Diego, How dose your Monday morning look?

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