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Old 09-29-2016, 09:16 PM   #1
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Thinking of purchasing a hail damaged trailer

I may have the opportunity to purchase a hail damaged trailer from an insurance auction site. Any thoughts or experiences in this situation?

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Old 09-29-2016, 09:31 PM   #2
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Check the ceiling for water damage due to leaks in the roof. If it has been leaking it will probably have mold which could be expensive to get rid of.


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Will you be able to actually go inside the RV or is it just bidding online?

If you can't actually inspect the RV yourself I'd pass on it.
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Old 09-30-2016, 05:35 AM   #4
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I've bought many RV's from salvage auctions. ...and autos, hundreds and hundreds of autos.
Never had a problem.
But understand that it is totally "as-is".

Most auctions will have a day you can go in and inspect the units before the sale date.

I don't buy fiberglass campers. Much to hard to repair.

Aluminum siding campers are a piece of cake to repair.
Floors are the most difficult repair, anything above the floor is not that difficult.

Also, don't try to re-invent the wheel.
Make repairs in the same manner as originally built.

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