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Old 01-23-2009, 06:12 PM   #1
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Need Help with my first Purchase

I found a 2008 Rockwood 8318SS for 15K. There is one thing I found wrong it has a bubble in the wall over the rear slideout after doing some research I found that it is from a water leak. I really like the trailers layout and the price seems to be good. The seller say's he is not aware of any leaks. Any advice would be great.
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Old 01-23-2009, 07:40 PM   #2
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Is the bubble on the inside or out side wall? Like is it in the laminate or is it in the inside wall board.The price seem about right though ,but i would definitely have that bubble checked out further before i bought it
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Old 01-23-2009, 08:32 PM   #3
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I think it is the laminate and it is inside above the rear slide. I went to rv dealer that had some used rockwoods and one of them had the same bubble above the slide. That dealer said it was from the trailer not being level and water pooled and seeped in.
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Old 01-23-2009, 10:09 PM   #4
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Bubble=trouble
any questions?

There are too many for sale right now to get into something that has a "possible" problem from the very beginning.
just my opinion.
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Old 01-23-2009, 10:20 PM   #5
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Thanks Guy's
I think I should keep on looking
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Old 01-23-2009, 11:22 PM   #6
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good idea, save yourself som hassle, look around
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Old 01-24-2009, 09:20 AM   #7
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To buy a camper with an exsisting problem can put a bad taste in your mouth for Rving. Camping can be alot of fun and meeting new people on the campgrounds and on a Forum like this to help you with most issues that come up. Hopefully you are handy, that will help alot. Just wondering, why are these people selling there camper?
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Old 01-24-2009, 07:42 PM   #8
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The story I got was they have a 40 foot motorhome and they were tring to sell it. They had a buyer put a down payment on the Motorhome. So they went out and bought the 8318SS new. Then the buyers finanicing fell throught and they are stuck with two trailers.
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Old 01-25-2009, 08:49 AM   #9
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Well, that sounds like a good story, but I would still look around as suggested.
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Old 01-25-2009, 09:10 AM   #10
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I already started looking around I found a couple that are around the same price but a little older. I have been partial to Rockwood is there some other trailer that are just as nice that you might just.
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Old 01-25-2009, 11:26 AM   #11
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i went to an rv show yesterday just to look at other models and i didnt see any thing i`d trade my rockwood for other than some high dollar 5ers, but i dont have the truck or money for that.
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Old 01-25-2009, 01:39 PM   #12
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I know there is an RV show coming up soon at the Timonium Fairgrounds in Md for those of you that might want to attend, I don't know the date yet but I have a phone number to the Fairgrounds to find out if you would like to call....410-252-0200. They have three buildings full of RV's and all kinds of venders.
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Old 01-25-2009, 06:43 PM   #13
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Maryland RV Show
February 15-17 and 22-24
Maryland State Fairgrounds
Timonium, MD
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Maryland RV Show
February 15-17 and 22-24
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Thanks wildwood, I posted it not too long ago.
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