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frater_secessus [untitled vehicles]
rv:finding [2020/08/02 09:06] (current)
frater_secessus [areas with many good vehicles]
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 **Colorado** does not use road salt, relying on gravel instead. ​ Locals advise that cracked windshields from gravel are to be expected.((http://​www.cheaprvliving.com/​forums/​Thread-Might-buy-van-in-Denver-possible-altitude-complications?​pid=228754#​pid228754)) 4x4 campers may be more common in mountainous areas. **Colorado** does not use road salt, relying on gravel instead. ​ Locals advise that cracked windshields from gravel are to be expected.((http://​www.cheaprvliving.com/​forums/​Thread-Might-buy-van-in-Denver-possible-altitude-complications?​pid=228754#​pid228754)) 4x4 campers may be more common in mountainous areas.
  
-Vehicles that have not been on the beach in **California** will be in good condition but will generally be more expensive((http://​www.cheaprvliving.com/​forums/​Thread-Which-regions-are-good-for-finding-used-vans-or-RV-s?​pid=157213#​pid157213)) and may have complicated ​and MPG-stealing smog abatement.+Vehicles that have not been on the beach in **California** will be in good condition but will generally be more expensive((http://​www.cheaprvliving.com/​forums/​Thread-Which-regions-are-good-for-finding-used-vans-or-RV-s?​pid=157213#​pid157213)) and may have complex, expensive, ​and performance-altering CA-specific emissions.((the 49-state car was effectively made moot by EPA adopting CARB-like standards in 2016)) 
  
 ===== finding vans ===== ===== finding vans =====
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 The [[https://​www.carfax.com/​press/​resources/​flooded-cars|free Carfax Flood VIN check]] will identify flooded vehicles. The [[https://​www.carfax.com/​press/​resources/​flooded-cars|free Carfax Flood VIN check]] will identify flooded vehicles.
  
-[[https://​www.checkthatvin.com/​stc/​|Check That VIN]] is currently the lowest cost VIN check for branded titles or liens at $3.99.  ​It queries the   You [[http://​www.aamva.org/​WorkArea/​linkit.aspx?​LinkIdentifier=id&​ItemID=2701&​libID=2687|may be able]] to get this information for free from your state. ​ The federal reminds us that:+[[https://​www.checkthatvin.com/​stc/​|Check That VIN]] is currently the lowest cost VIN check for branded titles or liens at $3.99. ​ You [[http://​www.aamva.org/​WorkArea/​linkit.aspx?​LinkIdentifier=id&​ItemID=2701&​libID=2687|may be able]] to get this information for free from your state. ​ The federal reminds us that:
 > Consumers CANNOT receive NMVTIS Vehicle History Reports from Carfax, CVR, DMVDesk, Experian, or TitleTech; these five entities provide information only to car dealerships.((https://​www.vehiclehistory.gov/​nmvtis_vehiclehistory.html)) > Consumers CANNOT receive NMVTIS Vehicle History Reports from Carfax, CVR, DMVDesk, Experian, or TitleTech; these five entities provide information only to car dealerships.((https://​www.vehiclehistory.gov/​nmvtis_vehiclehistory.html))
  
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 ==== vehicles salvaged from floods ==== ==== vehicles salvaged from floods ====
  
 +The free Carfax Flood VIN check will identify flooded vehicles.
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 +Pay attention to mold/mildew smells. ​ Lift trunk carpet and look for mud.  ​
 ==== vehicles from salt belt states ==== ==== vehicles from salt belt states ====
 [[https://​en.wikipedia.org/​wiki/​Salt_Belt|{{ https://​upload.wikimedia.org/​wikipedia/​commons/​thumb/​0/​0f/​Salt-Belt.svg/​300px-Salt-Belt.svg.png|the "Salt Belt"​}}]] ​ [[https://​en.wikipedia.org/​wiki/​Salt_Belt|{{ https://​upload.wikimedia.org/​wikipedia/​commons/​thumb/​0/​0f/​Salt-Belt.svg/​300px-Salt-Belt.svg.png|the "Salt Belt"​}}]] ​
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