There is always something that goes wrong. On Monday we went to look at a possible camper van. It was about twenty minutes away from our home so in terms of transportation it wasn't far at all. Once we were there we got to work. Immediately I could tell that the outside was in pretty decent shape. No real dents and the ladder leading to the top was still in place. The only things that might need some work were the paint and the windows. After all, the thing was built in 1989 so I expect some maintenance to be done.
They opened the door so that I could take a look on the inside and popped open the hood so dad could take a look at the engine. On the inside, I was pretty impressed. It had a shower, toilet, fridge, double stove top, mattress, working AC and lots of room for storage options. I knew looking around that I would 1) have to tear out the carpet and 2) It needed and inside paint job. Of course, that's some minor details that I am ok within the long run.
The engine looked pretty ok but there was a light on saying that something was wrong with it. The issue was, we didn't have the right adaptor to check and see what it was. The spark plugs looked like they had never been changed and we were unsure of how bad the brakes on this vehicle were. Unfortunately with the way that its set up it was impossible to crawl underneath the vehicle to get a good look at the full structure, springs, and so on. Overall though it looked to be in decent shape and that in itself was super reassuring. So we decided to set up to look at it a second time but with more supplies to make sure everything checks out.
Once we got home my dad asked if I had asked the owners about the title. Realizing I had not I went ahead and sent a message. The answer was the bummer. It was not a Florida Title. It was a Tennessee Title...and the guy is moving next Monday. Oh great. We're still going to look at it again on Thursday and I have no idea what will happen but I am hoping that things are not as bad as they seem. We will have to go through great lengths to get this taken care of if the second look turns out to have really good results.
Fingers crossed people.
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