Yesterday we went and picked up the motor home. The roof was completely sealed, brand new looking. They replaced half of the rubber on the drivers side and wood too - eterno bond tape was used everywhere in the roof reconstruction, and the entire roof was sealed with some compound that has some texture but appears 'thick'. I thought I saw overspray so perhaps that was the application method. Inside, the wall that was soft in the dinette was removed and replaced, as well, a small wall in the bathroom. They were able to do this without full destruction. The repairs look top notch, well done with care, and although I would have preferred the b-room to be gutted and replaced (especially the shower), the plain truth is we didn't pay all that much for a coach that only had 12K miles, and everything else appears to be as good as you could expect on a coach of 14 years old. We have driven it over 2000 miles now (unfortunately a lot to get it and return it and then re-retrieve it) however, it has performed really well on the road. We can tell inside that they allowed it to dry out and it feels and smells better as well.
We have some to do to combat the water ingress still because it did go on for a while at some point in the coach's life, but we didn't sell the farm to buy the coach - it was our entry into being RV'ers - I wanted a 'big' coach - and we found this...we're really happy and now it isn't leaking and has a new roof and coating and such...we want to put in new driver/passenger seats and a different seat like swivel/rocker/recliner - and some new blinds - and we think we have a coach that will last us several years...and if we end up really liking doing this we'll upgrade as we can and want to bigger/nicer things...
We learned a lot - we think the dealer did us well and we recommend them whole-heartedly. We do not believe they sold the coach knowingly with this damage. We realize it shouldn't have happened but it really is nice and was a GOOD deal...and they fixed it for FREE.
We dealt with DaysBros RV's in London, Kentucky. Kenny Day personally sold me the coach after I had seen it on EBay... - his service Manager treated us with respect, and we see they have great coaches on their lot consistently -
Our biggest lesson was to use kindness and to see what outcome we could gain - we could have screamed and yelled but we didn't and they did what they felt they could to help. If they wouldn't we probably would have been pretty upset but the fact of the matter is they did a tremendous amount of work for us for free and the coach I'm sure does not leak any longer...which leads us to the other BIG LESSON - First Buyer Beware, and Have it INSPECTED...I would have I think would I have known how. We will in the future, or will fly and look and be willing to walk...this time we lucked out some but we also had 'faith' in 'mankind' and in a good-faith deal which this was. We know regardless of where you buy a coach, how much you spend, what you have done to check it, that something can happen.
We're SATISFIED Customers of DayBros RV's in London, Kentucky...check them out and I hope you'll be satisfied...I know one or 2 folks on here had 'guessed' at them and said 'oh-no' but we're here to report they did a nice job - Here's a photo of the motor-home today...I'll post a few more of the roof when I have a chance to take them, as well the inside.
Happy RVing to each and all of you and thanks for following our little saga!!
We live in Cleveland - we're taking the motor home to an old limestone mine to store it for the winter - we'll miss it but it will have a new roof when we pull it out next year -
Thanks so much -