Should We Buy A Used 1997 Thor Pinnacle Motorhome?
I was wondering if anyone has any information on the 1997 Thor Pinnacle. We are looking to buy our first motorhome and saw one on Craigslist. It has low mileage and looks very well maintained as far as appearances go.
What are the cons and pros? I saw one review that said this gentlemen had a 1998 and he couldn't find parts for it and customer service was very uncaring. What customer service isn't uncaring? Anyway we really don't want to drive 2 hours to look at this thing if it is an albatross
Greetings thanks for submitting your question on our Ask An RV Question Page.
Let me start off by saying that the good news is that the Thor Industries the manufacturer of the RV you are interested in is still in business. The reason that is good news is that in the last 2 1/2 years scores of RV Manufacturers have bit the dust due to the recent economic woes.
To get an idea of how badly the RV Industry has been hit take a look at the list I have compiled of RV Manufacturers that have gone out of business in the last two years. So, the fact that Thor is still manufacturing and selling RVs means that people are buying their product.
The concerns you have about customer service need to be addressed. When you are getting your RV repaired or ordering parts for your RV, you are not dealing directly with the RV Manufacturer, you are dealing with the RV Dealership or RV Repair Shop. Unfortunately not all RV Dealerships or RV Repair shops focus on great customer service, but that too is changing due of a lot of RV Dealerships and RV Repair facilities going out of business. So these dealerships and repair shops are learning that they better take care of their customers as they are keeping their business afloat.
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You do not state in your question whether the used Thor Motorhome you are considering is being sold by a private individual or an RV Dealership. Not that it really matters because whenever you are thinking about buying a used motorhome you need to conduct a Used RV Inspection before you make your final decision. Please visit our Used RV Inspection Page
and use it as a guideline to determine if this RV is a winner or an Albatross. You may want to print out the inspection guideline pages and take them with you if you decide to go look at this RV.
If you are going to be purchase this RV from a dealership you may also want to review My Wife's
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The only way you will know for sure if this is a good RV or a bad RV is by making the road trip and checking it out for yourselves.
I hope that this information has been helpful to you.
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