Going to buy a camper

Discussion in 'Camper Pre-Purchase Questions' started by Mtlangst, Jun 15, 2019.

  1. Mtlangst

    Mtlangst Member

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    so i was going to buy a camper today but it is raining all day and night. Should i go in the rain to be able to check for leaks or would it be better to wait until tomm so it will be nicer to check everything out and not get soaked? If its outside today closed with heavy rain all day it would show if it has leaks right?
     
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    If the camper is setup, go look at it. Heck, put money down on it if you want, but do not purchase until you have done a thorough inspection and have seen the camper raise and lower.... My [2C]
     
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    Your call but a good garden hose can simulate a rain storm. [LOL]
     
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    True. So do you run the hose over it while closed or olened?
     
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    When its set up, open all cabinet doors and take whatever is in them and look at the floors in them. If its leaked, you'll see a discolored floor or check for soft portions. Also crawl under it looking for any off coloring or soft plywood. Many old campers have soft, spoiled floors.....
     
  6. Mtlangst

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    Does a popup leak the same whether it is open or closed? Like if it is closed will it not leak but leak if it is opened or vice versa? Or is a leak a leak no matter the position of the roof?
     
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    Arlyn Aronson Well-Known Member

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    They can leak weather its up of down.

     
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    A roof will leak up or down but you can only tell if the canvas leaks if it is up
     
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    So how can you test if it leaks other looking for signs of water intrusion/damage inside?
     

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