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Old 03-03-2011, 04:54 PM   #1
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HELLO ALL i just purchased a new to us 2000 salem 32' quad bunk TT to replace our 2000 starcraft pop-up.I paid $5000 from the second owner who puchased it in 2002 and the trailer is in good shape,it does have some minor dings and scratches.The owner said he winterized every year and packed the bearings but only did 1 roof treatment since owning it.I know it will need tires and im going to check all the silicone joints.I will be towing with my 2001 2500 suburban with a pull-rite hitch system.Im looking for any advice on what to check when i pick it up and what to look for THANKS
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Be sure to check for any evidence of leaks on the inside cabints, etc. Be sure to have it connected to elec. to check if it's working properly. Check your outside lights, clearance and brake turn signals. The floor should be solid, if you notice any soft spots beware. The roof may be metal and if so it should be easy to seal and coat, if it is rubber be sure to check for tears, and along the roof edges,
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Old 03-03-2011, 07:35 PM   #3
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Also check for soft spots on the roof, that can be a MAJOR issue! I've seen newer rigs have roof problems like that and end up having the roof collaps going down the road! Scary. Also, you will want to look into a good load leveling/anti sway system. I use the reese dual cam system with my suburban and 33 footer. Its a little TT club and have fun!
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well i went to pick up the TT today and under the garbage can next to the kitchen was water damaged tiles and soft wood the owner could not get the heat or hot water to work so i told him no thanks...so the hunt goes on
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well i went to pick up the TT today and under the garbage can next to the kitchen was water damaged tiles and soft wood the owner could not get the heat or hot water to work so i told him no thanks...so the hunt goes on
This has to be disappointing but sounds like you found out just in time about the water damage.
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yes it was disappointing but i think i need to start looking at newer trailers.I have looked at a lot of TT in my price range and all had water damage of some sort
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Bummer. Hope you have better luck in the future. Might be worth checking out some dealerships, prices might be a bit higher but theyll usually stand behind them at least a little bit. Good Luck!
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