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Old 12-08-2019, 11:40 PM   #1
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Possible cabinet sagging issue

We looking into possibly buying a 98CC intrigue, there is a few things on the coach that are concerning to me. in the front of the coach the cabinets look like they are coming apart slightly (apx 1/8"). The coach has had previous water damage due to a leak on the roof 2 years+ ago. the current owner had the leak fixed but said the first rain after he got it there was water dripping in through the cabinet above the front door. Im debating if this is an easy fix or if this is a sign of a bigger issue. what do you guys think?


When we looked at the coach it had been raining all night and the only wet spot on the ceiling I found was a small moist spot around the shower sunroof.
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Old 12-09-2019, 07:14 AM   #2
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If you found a wet spot after it rained, then the roof is still leaking.

Run.
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Old 12-09-2019, 08:38 AM   #3
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There are too many watertight rigs out there to look, brother.
I'd give it a pass.
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Old 12-09-2019, 10:26 AM   #4
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Agree with the others about different coaches available that do not leak and have never leaked.



As far as the cabinets in the photo, they have been compromised by the water and the joints have separated. The only repair is to remove, disassemble, re-glue, and re-clamp. If those are doors, that is relatively easy. If cabinet frames, not so much. It's possible that the strength is not weakened to the point of failure or collapse, but, cosmetically, they are in poor shape and there is no real way to fix that.


There is still a leak over the shower. The damage to the cabinet was two years ago, and the leak was "fixed." Why the entire roof was not resealed at that time is telling, for if it was, there would not be a leak over the shower. This may be a clue to other, unseen, maintenance items as well, especially if there is a lack of service records.
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Old 12-09-2019, 10:43 AM   #5
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we really like the coach but the damage does worry me, i can tell by looking at it that before the current owner got it the roof was not properly maintained.

I don't mind fixing some water damage but am worried about what is behind the walls that i cant see, the roof has some light stains on it too. i walked the roof and most all the seals look good, there is a small crack in the sealant around the skylight.

We really love this coach, it has the perfect floor plan for us and the price is really good, and everything worked properly in the coach. Im just worried about the roof structure
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That good price may not be so, IF you dig into repairs and find lots of wood rot and mold and possibly rust...

Unless the owner is willing to knock off another $5K for repairs, from that already good price - I'd keep looking for another rig...

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we really like the coach but the damage does worry me, i can tell by looking at it that before the current owner got it the roof was not properly maintained.

I don't mind fixing some water damage but am worried about what is behind the walls that i cant see, the roof has some light stains on it too. i walked the roof and most all the seals look good, there is a small crack in the sealant around the skylight.

We really love this coach, it has the perfect floor plan for us and the price is really good, and everything worked properly in the coach. Im just worried about the roof structure
You have walked the roof yourself. Did you notice any soft areas? Did the owner tell you where the original leak was located, and did you inspect that area carefully?

You should hire a professional inspector to go over all facets of the coach anyway, so it would not be too difficult to get a verification off the integrity of the roof and especially the area of the original leak. It will cost you, but that is an expense that should be expected when purchasing a used coach.

You say the price is "really good," and that's likely due to the damage you noticed. If the coach passes an inspection (house, chassis, and power train), and you are willing to tackle some cosmetic issues, there is no reason why you should not proceed. Just keep a large budget available for further, unexpected repairs.
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didn't notice any soft spots everything felt good,

The original leak came from a small crack in the roof above the entry door, it looks like a branch or something hit the roof and caused the crack, it has been repaired. The sealant around everything else on the roof has been redone 2 years ago, its probably time to redue it all again as maint

We are still working on price but im looking to ask 7k less than asking and work from there if we decide to make a move

Im concerned about the ceiling panels, there carpeted and I don't know where to get them if i end up not being able to be cleaned
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We have carpeted ceiling panels and had a leak (now fixed) at the location of an OTA antenna that I removed.

Oxyclean in our carpet shampoo machine did a great job cleaning the liquified dust out of the carpeted ceiling.
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