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Would look really close along the edge of the ceiling and corners look under all inside compartments and inside cabinets I've seen some carry a small 10oz little hammer to tap on the floor to listen to see if it's solid
Mark Anderson - Nebo NC - western NC - RV Restoration tech - 9 Doggies - Outdoors person
1990 33ft Wilderness Cimarron 33X
On checking roof, walls, floor for signs of leakage. Nose is best for detecting mold and mildew signs of leakage. Tires (age code), brakes, bearings should all be good. Check wiring for mice chewing, haphazard repairs, corrosion. Smoke, CO, and LP detectors will need upgrading/replacing if it hasn't been done recently.
Bob & Donna
'98 Gulf Stream Sun Voyager DP being pushed by a '00 Beetle TDI
I would bring a ladder to climb on the roof. Tell the owner ahead of time to have the ref. on electric and then you can switch it to propane. Explain to the owner hat you will be spending some time to check everything out. Make sure the furnice and AC works. Have the owner fill the water tank up and fire up the water heater. Bring a check list of items you want to check. On the inside use your hands to feel/press on every inch of the walls. The BR walls can be soft from showering. Check all vents both inside and outside. Open up cupboards and check for staining. If the interior ceiling is stained that would indicate water dammage. Ask the owner how they used the unit. Approx miles per yr. Short or long trips. Was it stored outside or in a barn/garage. Crawl underneath and check the flooring ect. Rust. If the owner won't you go on the roof then walk away. Check out this web site Mark Polk RV education 101. He did a complete restoration of a 70s Yellowstone trailer. Good luck in your search. Tell the owner ahead of time you will be wanting to go on the roof. If they object don't even take the long drive. Ask him if the trailer has had any leaks.