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Old 08-13-2012, 04:48 PM   #1
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Default Does anyone know something about a 1996 26rd

I have a chance to get one for $4K . I'm going to look at it this week. How do I inspect the lift system? I beleive it may be a 26cd
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Look up the price on www.NADA guides.comActually feel the interior ceiling for ripples that would indicate water dammage. Feel all the interior walls. The cables would not be that expensive for you to replace. Bring a ladder to go on the roof and feel for soft spots. Have the owner fill the water tank and turn on the hot water heater. Turn on the AC unit,is it noisy. Does it cool enough. Most likely could have wall dammage in the shower area. Have the owner turn on the ref. two days before you view the trailer. Is it ice cold.? If the owner does not want to do these things for you then walk away. Take pictures ith a camera phone,capture areas of concern. If you aren,t sure post and we can help you decide. Water heaters,refrigerators,furnices and toilets are expensive to replace. Roll out the awning to see if it is okay,what condition it is in. Unlatch the front rock shield to make sure that is secured properly with no dammage. Go back for a second look if necessary. Hope this helps you.
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I have a chance to get one for $4K . I'm going to look at it this week. How do I inspect the lift system? I beleive it may be a 26cd
This was taken from NDgent's post here on the forum. It is a great go-by list. You can do a search of thinking about buying and find his post to read it first hand.

Basically, start with the visual items –
1. Exterior
• Look for water stains and discoloration on inside walls and around ceiling anywhere vents, skylights, windows, etc. exist.
• Push and prod with your hand on the inside walls for soft spots (which could indicate a water leak and a damaged or rotten interior wall).
• Check for bubbles in the wallpaper (a sign of delimitation or water intrusion)
2. Interior cleanliness of the unit-
• Look for water stains and discoloration on inside walls and around ceiling anywhere vents, skylights, windows, etc. exist.
• Push and prod with your hand on the inside walls for soft spots (which could indicate a water leak and a damaged or rotten interior wall).
• Check for bubbles in the wallpaper (a sign of delimitation or water intrusion)
3. Test appliance functions –
• lights
• fans
• refrigerator
• air conditioner
• heater
• water pump
• range hood
• stovetop
• oven (if equipped)
• microwave (if equipped)
• stereo (if equipped)
4. Lift System-
• Does the unit raise and lower properly
• Check the lift system for hydraulic leaks (puddle under the trailer)
• Check the lift cables to see if they are in good shape and not frayed
• Check the seal between the upper and lower body halves for tears or damage
5. fill the tanks to the top and check for leaks
6. Battery
7. Solar Panel (if equipped)
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