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Old 09-16-2018, 09:20 AM   #1
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After reading the thread on buying a used RV (vs new). We found this Coleman for sale. But one question. Looking at the picture, there is a fair amount of "waviness" to the exterior on the back end. Is this a concern??
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Old 09-16-2018, 09:24 AM   #2
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To me it would be of concern but It seems they all look that way.
Looks like separation of the adhesive holding that skin to the underlying structure.
Of most concern would be the roof. Get up there and look it over very well. I have seen dozens on them on the road with a big bubble on the front. If the roof coating is loose in the slightest wall away.
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Old 09-16-2018, 09:25 AM   #3
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I'm definitely not an expert, but at the very least, there is some adhesion letting lose of the siding. Also, the slide out looks uneven and is not fully extended.
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Delamination. Could be nothing, but could indicate moisture. Ide pass on it if it were me, unless it was a smoking deal.

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Old 09-16-2018, 09:30 AM   #5
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Delamination. Could be nothing, but could indicate moisture. Ide pass on it if it were me, unless it was a smoking deal.

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Old 09-16-2018, 09:32 AM   #6
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Awesome, guys. Kinda what I thought, but I have very little experience. Thanks.
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Old 09-16-2018, 12:45 PM   #7
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Check the roof! Thats the number one problem on used RV’s
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Old 09-16-2018, 12:49 PM   #8
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Keep looking. No need to buy someone’s problem.
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Not normal. Those are kinda “budget model” campers new. ( not knocking them, just lower end campers). That’s either adhesive failure or moisture damage... or both.

If goal is to pull it somewhere once and park under a cover... and a great price. Might be ok
If you plan to travel with it and leave exposed to elements it’s probably on borrowed time

Curious as of asking price if not to personal?

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Old 09-16-2018, 02:14 PM   #10
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Not normal. Those are kinda “budget model” campers new. ( not knocking them, just lower end campers). That’s either adhesive failure or moisture damage... or both.

If goal is to pull it somewhere once and park under a cover... and a great price. Might be ok
If you plan to travel with it and leave exposed to elements it’s probably on borrowed time

Curious as of asking price if not to personal?
2014 model , $18000. For a little more, we can get a brand new one. So looks like we will keep looking. Not in any rush.
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2014 model , $18000. For a little more, we can get a brand new one. So looks like we will keep looking. Not in any rush.
I bet it didn’t cost that new cash price. I’d definitely keep looking.

They will finance them forever with 0 down so people buy them keep em 3 years and owe full price on a unit worth 1/2 value
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