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Old 08-19-2016, 09:08 PM   #29
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Ancira closed, the facility is still open under another owner. I doubt they tore down the leak test facility.
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macjac69 sorry to hear about the water intrusion issues. When buying my coach I saw evidence of past water issues. So that became part of the buying deal with the understanding that I had work ahead. After buying the coach, I went "all-in" regarding the roof. Here is a link to my experience: My Roof Story
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As far as Pre-purchase Inspections, I would certainly research inspection services independent of any dealer. Sorry, I just do not trust dealers. They are there to sell to make a living. Too often at the expense of truth. There is qualified/certified RV inspector sin various parts of the country, but not in every location. Prices range from $500 to $1,500. This process is not unlike buying a house, it is money well spent, if, you go into it ready to walk away from what seems like a good deal. I firmly believe, when buying an older used coach, the selling price is just the beginning. If you plan for the additional expense up front, there will not be as many disappointments.
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@ Gannet @twogypsies I purchased this coach less than 3 weeks ago, these leaks didn't just develop. When I did purchase there had been a dry spell for several weeks. This post is basically to let anyone who is considering buying a used coach know of the possible ramifications and to be diligent in the process. I bought this coach at MHSRV so that's where my experience took place. So it has everything to do with me.
Our law forums are filled with buyers who don't do their own doe diligence when buying used vehicles, as is. They fail to inspect, then claim dissatisfaction after the fact.

I think you should have started from a point that there would be numerous things wrong with any coach you're buying.
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Our law forums are filled with buyers who don't do their own doe diligence when buying used vehicles, as is. They fail to inspect, then claim dissatisfaction after the fact.

I think you should have started from a point that there would be numerous things wrong with any coach you're buying.
I think the OP did everything he could to avoid exactly what he is experiencing. He inspected it himself and hired an independent inspector. Though I too would question the wisdom of hiring an inspector recommended by the seller. But if you're in unfamiliar territory you do what you can.

Perhaps if the OP went back to the dealer and gave him a link to this thread and explained to them people are watching it will nudge them a little. Anyway I'm in the market and I'm watching.
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macjac69 sorry to hear about the water intrusion issues. When buying my coach I saw evidence of past water issues. So that became part of the buying deal with the understanding that I had work ahead. After buying the coach, I went "all-in" regarding the roof. Here is a link to my experience: My Roof Story
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AK ONE; Your roof story is really outstanding! I made sure to save this for later use. Thanks for sharing. Regards
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One of the members here was going to buy a used coach from MHSRV and since it is down the road and me and my wife is retired I told home I would give it a look for him. The pictures they sent him was not that coach or the edit the pictures. When I arrived there the salesmen were not that great when I told them what I was there for. That coach was beat up pretty bad. Everything you think was wrong was on that unit. I have no problem looking at a unit for our members and I don't change for this. And if it is a good unit then I will tell the buyer get a inspector. They don't care for is its our money they want. At least around the DFW area. We should help one another here if we can.
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Again thank you to all who have submitted advice and possible solutions.
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