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Old 02-20-2013, 10:09 PM   #1
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I have the come a cross a older 1976 - 18' hi lo, just want to a idea of what its worth and things to look for . It appears to be in pretty good shape for it's age
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Make sure the roof is solid as well as the floor. Press on all the interior and exterior walls. You will be checking for seperation,water dammage. Older units have been known to have great difficulty in getting brake parts. The solution is expensive axle replacement. Check our that all the appliances are working. New stoves, waterheaters and AC are expensive to replace. Best of luck in your search.
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I have the come a cross a older 1976 - 18' hi lo, just want to a idea of what its worth and things to look for . It appears to be in pretty good shape for it's age
Welcome to the forum. The NADA RV guide only goes back to 1979. It may assist you.

http://www.nadaguides.com/RVs/1979/Hi-Lo


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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thanks for the input will see how it goes !
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