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Old 09-09-2011, 09:14 PM   #1
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We haven't seen it yet. But it's a 1990 Hi low funlite. The seller told us over the the portholes are starting to buckle. Not sure exactly what that means. Does that mean water damage. The fridge doesn't work -- he thinks it has something to do with a vapor lock. Can anyone help us out and give us some ideas?

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Old 09-10-2011, 12:05 AM   #2
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In 1990, I believe the walls had wood framing in the walls. This is area I would be concern about. I'm not sure about portholes( that would be a boat ), the bottom rails of the upper section may have dry rot below the windows causing it to roll under (the wall will twist inward ). If the wall is wavey above the window, its a roof leak. This a costly repair because you have to rebuild the walls in the whole upper half. The most common cause would a water leak from the roof or window. It's a tough call because sometimes you don't know how bad the water damage is until you start opening the walls for the repair. This sounds like what has happened to my 97 towlite, ( dry rot of the bottom rail )I don't have an area at my house to rebuild it. As of right now I'm not sure what I'm going to do. It's still in campable condition,so I plan to enjoy it.
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