Thanks popriche77 and sam. I know its a lot of money, but I could have been stuck with the whole bill since the unit was sold "as is". I had a verbal knock down dragout with the owner to get him to do this much.
I looked at the DIY cable replacement post and it is impressive, but I don't trust myself to do the job.
The narrative and pictures will help me when I lubricate the cables and ram every year.
I am still baffled as to how the cables could rust thru that fast. As you know, a lot of HiLo rv's from the 80's and 90's are still going without a cable replacement.
They ordered the cables from J.R.'s I think.
Should be up and going by middle of next month.
Thanks again for the comments