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Posted: 06/08/22 09:22am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Lwiddis wrote:

Roof maintenance is the key. Check those records closely on a used RV and do maintenance at least twice a year.


I don't know anyone who keeps records of every time they work on their roof, change the oil on their gen, winterize, or any of the other stuff that people do all the time. I doubt legitimate records exist for most used RVs unless the previous owner took their RV to a service center for all of their routine maintenance.


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Posted: 06/08/22 09:32am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I have an 03 fiberglass unit sitting outside, no cover since new and is still good to this day. I think Bigfoot makes an all fiberglass trailer but the condensation in winter with full time use would build up inside.

Your best bet is to get a small mobile home like a single wide. Has 300% more insulation and the composition roof is no big deal to replace if used. Just negotiate the price accordingly and get a good deal. Otherwise build the roof deck cover is a great way to go.

Personally I would want the mobile home with a septic system so I don't have to empty the tanks, that sort of thing.

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Posted: 06/08/22 02:37pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

"so I don't have to empty the tanks, that sort of thing"
I have an outhouse
Also, where I'm putting it, a mobile home will be assessed and raise property taxes. No property tax on a camper!

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Posted: 06/08/22 11:39pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Sorry about that! I did hear you say, ''permanent vacation home''.

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