I have been a member of FMCA for a couple years and have been lurking in the background trying to learn. My wife and I are retiring and looking for a motor home.
We found a 2011 Newmarket Essex on consignment with 95000 miles. Ran a car fax on it and see that it has had six different owners. Is this any reason for concern?
Also, we were expecting this year model to have a DEF system in it. It does not have DEF. Looked at the exhaust (500 hp Cummins) and do not see a particulate filter either. Could it be possible a prior owner removed the particulate filter? Would this be legal or cause problems down the line for a new owner?
We are considering a full inspection including taking engine oil, tranny oil and coolant samples for analysis. The only service records available go back to May 2019. I wish they went back to 2011.
By the way, the coach just completed a 1200 mile trip to the consignment dealer, so I guess that is a good sign if it made that trip w/o anything blowing up.
Any of your thoughts or advice would be welcome.