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Old 06-21-2013, 11:52 AM   #1
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What Would You Rather Deal With?

Well our search continues for a affordable (I like to say vintage) Class C motor home. Within our price range it looks like I will have to deal with either water damage (leaks) or mechanical issues (breaks, tires, belts, etc). Given the choice which would you rather deal with?
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Mechanical damage if it is a reasonable handiman fix..... I have the unsightly interior damage in my current used rig and I hate it plus...I have no clue what else (like MOLD and rot) is lurking in the roof or walls.
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Old 06-21-2013, 12:01 PM   #3
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"Better the devil you know than the one you don't" Brakes, belts, tires, ect... All known wear items with age/use. Water damage/leaks...Who knows whats behind those walls!
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I'd rather have mechanical problems over leaks/water damage any day.
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I'd rather have mechanical problems over leaks/water damage any day.
X 2!
Although mechanical problems can get you in a lot of trouble financially, usually they are more easily resolved.
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Mechanical over water damage any day of the week.

And I hope it is Brakes you are dealing with rather than breaks.

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You folks have convened me to rule out about 90% of what's on the market. How had will it be to find a "leak free" motor home?
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Just depends what your price range is.
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Some water leaks can never be cured...or so we decided with a former motorhome. We tried everything. Glad you are persuaded to go for mechanical issues. But, don't give up, there are some solid old rigs around.

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I got all the bases covered and purchased one with mechanical and water damage now that I've dealt with them, I'd take mechanical anyday over water leaks.
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JHUFF... I was not able to find a leak free Bounder in my price range when I went looking... SO....I did a great inspection knowing that I was in a rough area... and did find a compromise. But after tons of labor and a ROOF Reseal....plus all the clean-up....I ended up Painting the carpeted ceiling. I just could not get the stains out to my satisfaction.
I went with a close matching interior latex after reading some articles on carpet painting. It looks much better. I am happy with my work....my 1995 Bounder will not be an eyesore if I have guests tag along.
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