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Posted: 08/03/19 03:50pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Just move on!! Plenty of fish in the sea.

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Any competent fiberglass repair guy could fix the cracks. Paint would be the biggest factor and you seem to have that covered.
Can’t imagine it would cost over a grand, as long as there is no structural damage.
You will also have a salvage title which can affect resale, trade in, etc.
Only you can determine if it’s worth it. The price would have to be pretty phenomenal for me to take it.


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have you checked to make sure the slide go's in and out? can't really tell from the pictures but it looks like maybe something came down on top of it. looks like most of the damage is on the slide. do you possibly have more pictures? you can get the new siding material from most any major rv repair place, they will have it on a roll. if you can get it CHEEP it might be a good deal. I've bought a few totaled cars before, i'm in the autobody business. if you buying it for yourself good, if your trying to make money off of it good luck. that salvage title will kill you.it may be ok after you fix it but NO ONE will want to buy it.

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No matter how cheap, it's not worth it unless you have money and a lot of your own time to put into it. If you don't have time and knowledge to do it yourself, that means you will be paying a professional to do all the repair work, which means you could spend that money on a different trailer.

Short version, in most cases I would say PASS! Good luck with your decision.


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That could be a steal for someone. And maybe totally serviceable as is depending how you use it.
The problem is, if you have to ask the internet, it means your not very well versed in the subject, so with that, be very cautious of what you’re getting.
Those cracks “seem” like maybe slide was out in extreme wind. And got racked?


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Adrian2Door wrote:

jfkmk wrote:

BarabooBob wrote:

That may be a "new' trailer but it is also a damaged trailer. I think that there is something wrong to have that many cracks in the sides. Maybe the frame is screwed up and putting tension on the side panels. I personally would not buy it.

I agree with this! This trailer is new??


The trailer is a 2018 but has a salvage title do to storm damage.


AND yet another person who will be whining about the title getting branded "salvage" down the road..

Honest to goodness, unless you are willing to do ALL as ENTIRE LABOR WORK you will never, ever be able to "recoop" the labor costs of this type of repair.

You have a compromised structural repair, most likely will need to remove the interior paneling and the exterior fiber glass in order to straighten out the racking which happened.

You most likely would be further ahead to build a completely new from scratch slide then remove the damaged slide and put your home built slid in place.

There is no telling just how bad the racking damage to the wall but it was plenty enough to rip the fiberglass AND the wood substrate under it.

RUN, do not just walk away from it.. There is way too many better used RVs out there and I doubt you are going to get a "deal" on a auction/salvage unit and it will have a salvage title to haunt you the rest of your life too boot.

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Keep in mind, the insurance company deemed it too expensive to repair properly and totaled it.

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I know of a trailer purchased recently that was totaled and it had very minimal damage. A dealer will do the assessment and determine that the cost of repair is too much giving him the opportunity to sell a new unit.

If the damage to the trailer in question is limited to the slide, I would buy it in a heartbeat.





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most totals are because of the labor cost. if your skilled and have the tools to repair, yes it can be a good deal. but probably not for resale.
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