Buying an R title truck, what should I watch for?

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  1. CSTrucking

    CSTrucking Bobtail Member

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    Looking at buying an R title truck, what do I need to watch for when I go look at it? Anyone else buy one how did it go?
     
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  3. Ridgeline

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    Everything, it was rebuilt but it could have serious issues.
     
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    wis bang Road Train Member

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    Even IF the repairs were well done and minor, just having the R title means you could be stuck with it as the re-sale value is affected by the reconstructed title.
     
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    Catmando Road Train Member

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    Most lending institutions don't want to loan money on a truck with a R title. For a number of good reasons
     
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  6. CSTrucking

    CSTrucking Bobtail Member

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    That’s what I’m afraid of.


    I never even thought about that. I bought a brand new international in June but every time something happened it was weeks wait for parts and some things they couldn’t get at all, I got tired of that so I sold it, started looking for an older no def truck so if I have to wait for parts I’m not making as high of a payment.
     
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