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Some components on vehicles (pumps, electric motors, and hydraulic mechanisms, etc.) can have problems when they sit up for extended periods of time without use. We had a 2001 Windstar that was a beach vehicle/third vehicle for years and kept in a garage getting driven only about 6 times a year in weeklong trips- it only has 72,000 miles on it and really didnt start getting driven as a daily car until the last two years. It had all sorts of trouble with the power door locks and window motors at around the 45,000 mile mark. You wouldnt think that a vehicle would have any problems at that low a mileage kept in a controlled environment, but it did and it was only components with electric motors- everything else on the van is in pristine working condition. I have had other cars though that have sat in open weather environments for months on end and would crank up after months and months of sitting and everything worked fine for years, so it may be an engineering problem. RV's are the same way. People who buy them but dont really use them regularly tend to have trouble with the some of the similar components. Hopefully, once you start driving the vehicle regularly and get the quirky problems fixed it will turn out to be a good van for you.Report it
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