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Old 11-21-2015, 09:08 AM   #1
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looking at buying 2005 allure he is saying it has a lot of checking should I be concerned any help would be great


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Old 11-21-2015, 09:45 AM   #2
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Not sure if you meant the coach has had a lot of checks done already or it needs to be checked.

In both cases it is buyer beware so most here will recommend a thorough check over by a knowledgeable person, or paid expert to support your purchasing decision.

There are a few people that are ex Country Coach staff that fall in the "paid expert" category, and may be available depending on location of coach.

It is worth the expense when you are considering a 75-150K investment, IMHO.

Hope this helps,

EDIT: just crossed my mind that you may be referring to "paint checking" in the dark colors. This is common in some units in that era, as the fibreglass curing in the hot sunshine after painting created some flaws in the painted surface. Can't remember the correct term used....

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Old 11-21-2015, 09:49 AM   #3
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looking at buying 2005 allure he is saying it has a lot of checking should I be concerned any help would be great

I am sure he means paint checking. It can get very ugly on some coaches in the dark colored areas and there is no fix. It will only get worse.
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Old 11-21-2015, 10:11 AM   #4
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Or tire sidewall checking?...2005 tires are surely past their life expectancy.

These big RV tires are not cheap, but a blow-out could be more expensive or worse

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Old 11-21-2015, 03:30 PM   #5
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Originally Posted by ccdreams View Post
looking at buying 2005 allure he is saying it has a lot of checking should I be concerned any help would be great

Welcome to the forum!

Micro Checking is mostly cosmetic in nature. Darker colors will typically have more checking then lighter colors. IMO it's mostly cosmetic, vs any real concern on structural integrity of the sidewalls.

This happen in many years, and in many coaches in addition to some of the Country Coach models (Believe Intrigue on up, used a different material provided, and do not have the Micro Checking concern. But, it may have been Magna on up!)

So look it over, and see if it bothers you. If not, and there best of the coach checks out well, negotiate a price that you feel is warranted for the age and condition of this specific coach!

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Love my coach and figured out how to minimize the paint checking on my coach with wax

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