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Old 07-01-2013, 08:28 AM   #1
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Most Likely to Leak Vintage Class C or Class A

I am in the market for a vintage (economical) motorhome. I was wondering if a Class A or Class C is more likely to have or develop a roof leak? And which one, if either, is easier to repair?

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I am in the market for a vintage (economical) motorhome. I was wondering if a Class A or Class C is more likely to have or develop a roof leak? And which one, if either, is easier to repair? Thank You
Either Class can develop leaks. Just too many varables involved to make a blanket statement. I will say that I see a lot of comments on Class C's being prone to leaks in the overhead bunk area. Probably due to additional flexing/twisting in that part of the structure and the big window.
Either way you decide to go, just be as careful as possible inspecting the units. Leaks happen - even on brand new coaches! As long as it was fixed quickly there is usually not a problem. If the leak goes unnoticed for a while, now there is a problem.
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I don't know how old vintage is, but they say all Class-Cs leak up front, especially with the front window.

When buying a C, know that you've got to get up there with a flashlight and have a look. To me, a few thing indicate better chances of having not leaked:
1) Kept indoors
2) Up to date on caulking/seals
3) Monico / HR style fiberglass roofs
4) Class-C's without a front window.
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