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Old 02-06-2016, 07:00 PM   #15
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If you're handy and price is rite I say go for it..enjoy it and happy trails
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Old 02-07-2016, 11:22 AM   #16
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If you're handy and price is rite I say go for it..enjoy it and happy trails
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There are a number of threads on the forum that deal with extensive repairs of RV's. It can be done and takes patience, some skill and money.

If you can fix it yourself you will know what has been done, how it has been done and you will have saved money.

Unfortunately once you get it open you will likely find additional things that you will not be happy with. At that point you will fix those as well.

One of those expanding project things but at the end you will/could end up with a unit that has better quality than a brand new unit for very little money.

All depends upon what you are willing to undertake.

Give them a really LOW offer. They will likely be glad to move it.
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Old 02-07-2016, 04:40 PM   #17
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You have some good footage of the problem. Send it to Newmar service and ask them you questions, and if they would be able to give you an approximate figure to go the repair, Then do your negotiating.
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You have no idea what is brewing on the ceiling or down the walls. I'd skip it.
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Thanks to all for your advice.. May ask for more help in the future.
PS. I am goin for it
.I'm from Texas and was taught ( "CAN'T Never done Nothing.)
Wish me luck....Thanks IRV2
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Please review the thread on re skinning a unit as it is a wonderful thread showing the great amount of work with fantastic results.

When you start this project we will expect lots of photos before during and after!
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Old 02-09-2016, 10:08 AM   #21
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Congratulations on the decision. It will be a lot of work but the result will be very satisfying.

Check out the threads RV Fire and the RV that needed some love" and "Total Rebuild". Similar fellows have undertaken large tasks and been well rewarded.

As mentioned pictures and progress are of high interest to many of us. Documentation will be great for yourself as you can relive the adventure when you are done.
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Good luck with your project. I'm in Texas too, yell if you need help!
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Well I been working on it some. Appears that moisture was 95% condensation formed on inside vinyl roof, forming the mold. Small amount of mold around inside edges of panels, inside cabinet. Removed all traces of mold. and wiped down well with tea tree oil. Dryed everything out for a week with fans and dehumidifiers. Recoated with tea tree oil again and reassembled. No other moisture or mold signs anywhere.
Did find one trace of a leak behind a locking device for slide.
Found leak by pressuring up inside of coach with shop vac discharge, & leaf blower attached to windows. Was very careful with amount of positive pressure on coach.( did not want my windshield to land in the yard). Pressured inside to about .05 " of water column. proved guage with a homemade water manometer.
Sprayed entire coach with soap bubbles. No leaks whatsoever in roof seams and joints, except for the slide lock. (This was in the mold area).
Resealed this area with foam rubber.( small place missed in manufacturing). I believe I got it. Now I have a beautiful coach, with a pretty good deal. Thanks to all for the advice, and encouragement. Even the naysayers, never hurts to raise awareness and be extra cautious. Hope the pictures come thru. It was fun..
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Man, you went right to work and sounds like you got a got lucky on the leak. Great job!
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