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Old 09-02-2011, 09:02 PM   #1
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going out and looking at a class A 28 foot Mallard tomorrow I have my check list in hand. Has no leaks, everything is working, new tires. exhaust system, 46k miles,fress tune up. I can not find any info on them. I believe thay went out of business in 1992 or around there. I hope he has a manual...
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I went and looked at this today and it ran great. Tires looked good. Genny and all worked fine. now for The bad…water damage in rear bed room they tried cover ceiling with paneling. But the side walls are all dry rotted. Every cabinet in front and back had water damage. Not just a little damage mind you all the walls in the rear of unit. Out side in the back was wavy like the ocean on a normal windy day. It drove fine only had 39k miles. Thanks to all my prep reading before going out on this iRV2 forum... I shook my head no and bid a fond farewell to this unit…..off to the next adventure in used Rvs
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Nice job in learning before you buy.
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I went and looked at this today and it ran great. Tires looked good. Genny and all worked fine. now for The bad…water damage in rear bed room they tried cover ceiling with paneling. But the side walls are all dry rotted. Every cabinet in front and back had water damage. Not just a little damage mind you all the walls in the rear of unit. Out side in the back was wavy like the ocean on a normal windy day. It drove fine only had 39k miles. Thanks to all my prep reading before going out on this iRV2 forum... I shook my head no and bid a fond farewell to this unit…..off to the next adventure in used Rvs
Good move. If i remember correctly, they stayed with wood framing. They never switched to alum. or steel framing.
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What I saw on top was scary enough without digging to deep. I pushed on the wall and it sounded like dried up news paper crumpling. Then I tried to open the windows on that side. Ok if you like a tug of war … My first clue was they paneled the roof on the inside. So I was more diligent in looking deeper into the why. I can see looking for a good motor home is an adventure into detective work. Plus dusting off my wallet an looking at a higher price range….
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