Join Date: Oct 2016
Location: 9,200 ft, Colorado
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Patience paid off..Buying T250, used 5k miles, PRE-PURCHASE INSPECTION?
Patience has (hopefully) paid off...I'm going to look at a nicely fitted used
T250 Cargo on Monday. med roof/med length
It's only got 5k miles, and a 2015 with 18 months of remaining bumper to bumper warranty.
Clean carfax..I think...I paid $3 independently on a well known auction site,seemed legit.
I'm jumping on a plane tomorrow, but hopefully will find a minute to research inspections more.
With such low miles, I'm just going to inspect the fluids, climb under and look for drips, chewed wires, check for body damage, look for body panel stickers with original VIN (yes on these transits?), and see if it drives/brakes straight at hwy speeds without excess noise/vibration/pulling. Check electronics system. Run a code puller. I hope the guibo is still intact. j/k
He did say he towed a 20' boat for a lot of those miles. When I asked the weight he said maybe 10,000 lbs but didn't sound sure about it, maybe a guess. Concerned, but googled 20' boat and the ones I saw weighed more like 5k to 7k pounds with trailer. I'll definitely inspect the transmission fluid. Is towing that weight a red flag even if it was 10k pounds? I think the limit if 5-6k lbs, but maybe that's for non-braking trailers and more about braking capacity?
Is there anything else I should look at? The price is very fair, enough for a bit of wiggle room in condition.
If there are any special teams out on Monday afternoon/eve, I may check in if any issues arise post inspection, otherwise I'll be headed for Florida sunshine, for a few weeks inaugural mission.
Last edited by SilverStar; 12-29-2016 at 02:23:PM.