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Old 04-28-2012, 07:33 PM   #1
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You think YOU have a mold problem...

I took my coach to the auto body shop and they showed me another coach they were currently working on.

Evidently the poor owner of this coach bought it and his wife soon passed away. It sat for a few years and he then started to use the coach again. The ceiling panels were sagging so he brought it in to the shop.

The ceiling panels and the insulation were saturated with water. Any wood in the ceiling was rotted. Mold covered everything in the ceiling. They had to pull all the cabinets out, take out the ceiling, insulation and the fiberglass panel on the roof. A $20,000 repair...

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Plywood under roof rotted.

Coach with no roof.

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Old 04-28-2012, 08:16 PM   #2
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Whoa! That sucks.

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Old 04-28-2012, 09:33 PM   #3
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I know someone who has a leaky roof , and will not do anything yet. Will show him the picture.
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Old 04-28-2012, 09:37 PM   #4
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In laws 5th wheel had a leak. Brand new rig. Used twice. Sat for several years. In the end, it was sold for 2,500 - 10% of its purchase price. So key to fix leaks!
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Old 04-29-2012, 12:39 AM   #5
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Believe it or not, I've seen worse. But the adage that if you don't use it, you lose it is very true with an RV. Having skills to repair such things yourself can save your bank account. You can work for free. The shop gets $100 or more per hour.
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Old 04-29-2012, 01:04 AM   #6
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These things do not like water. You have to keep them dry. A few bucks in caulking or new seals can save thousands down the road.

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