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Old 08-15-2013, 11:06 PM   #1
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Excel limited 36 clo

I going to look at a 2005 Excel Limited 36 CLO next week and need any advice about what to look for during the inspection. I'v had a class c in the past and this would be my first "5th" Thanks for all your help.
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Make sure it is hooked up to water and electric and try everthing out. Look at the roof, under the sinks for leaks. Check tank pulls, look at tires. I believe if you check the net, there is a list published somewhere-good luck.
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Check each of the slide floors for signs of leakage. You will be able to determine if there has been any issues by feeling the floors on the outside, underneath each slide. If there are soft or spongy spots they will need repair.

Excel had an issue with leakage in some slide floors due to a design problem. This showed up in a couple of model years, but I'm not sure it was ever an issue in the 05's. I believe it was 2008/2009 time frame. The President of Peterson Industries acknowledged the issue, and the problem was fixed.
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If it's the one I think it is, it's a great trailer and you will be impressed.
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Thanks you. We plan on looking it over next Friday. I "think" this will be the "one"
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You need to look at the problems Excel was having back then.
Water leaks around the slides. Specifically look at the carpet at the slide corners for water damage.

Next, the floors in the slides. They had issues with the floors rotting out. Check the bottom sides of the slides along the edges. Take a small hammer and tap the floor on the bottom. If should be solid.

Next frame problems at the front pin box area. Also check the corners of the bed room sides for cracks in the fiberglass siding.

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well we pull the trigger and are now the proud owners of the Excel 36 CLO. It has what the wife wanted and fit my budget so we both won.
drfife, i believe it was the one you knew about. It was Virgil's unit and he still has "Overkill" tractor for sale. Again , thank you guys for your help
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well we pull the trigger and are now the proud owners of the Excel 36 CLO. It has what the wife wanted and fit my budget so we both won.
drfife, i believe it was the one you knew about. It was Virgil's unit and he still has "Overkill" tractor for sale. Again , thank you guys for your help
Congratulations!

You will enjoy the trailer.

Glad you and Virgil were able to come to terms.

I'd love to have his "Overkill" truck, but my wife would shoot me....
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Roger,

Welcome once again on coming to the Excel family. Come on over to the Excel owner's corner here and introduce yourself! Check out the sticky near the top that says "Let's introduce ourselves"!!! rockin'
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