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Old 08-03-2016, 04:07 PM   #1
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Correction on the title. On my way this weekend to look at a 2013 36rl. Anything special I should be wary of on the 2013 model? I would have an inspection done, probably by one of the national inspection companies prior to any final deal. Any recommendations on one of those?
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Old 08-03-2016, 05:24 PM   #2
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Correction on the title. On my way this weekend to look at a 2013 36rl. Anything special I should be wary of on the 2013 model? I would have an inspection done, probably by one of the national inspection companies prior to any final deal. Any recommendations on one of those?
Have a very close look at the roof. These of this year have problems with the roofing losing its bonding. Also look at the caps where it meets the roofing.
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Correction on the title. On my way this weekend to look at a 2013 36rl. Anything special I should be wary of on the 2013 model? I would have an inspection done, probably by one of the national inspection companies prior to any final deal. Any recommendations on one of those?
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Old 08-04-2016, 05:52 AM   #4
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Check out National Recreational Vehicle Inspectors Association. https://nrvia.org/
They may be able to put you in touch with an inspector in your area. I have no personal experience with them, but they are connected with Workamper.com which I am a member.
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1) I would check the tires - Goodyear LT in the 16" or 17.5" are a better choice and the spare.
2) The wheel seals - look inside the rims for signs of grease.
3) The slide out seals, both inside and outside, above and below. Plus those "D" seals.
4) as mentioned above - The Roof material and all seals, seams, roof vents, skylight, a/c shrouds + possible faded fiberglass front and rear caps.
5) Appliances - Refrigerator, stove, microwave, dish washer (if installed) heater, A/C, Generator (if installed), Battery and Inverter/Converter.
6) Look for possible water leaks inside, under sinks, storage bay, carpet near slides, etc...
7) Do they have any repair/maintenance receipts (would be nice) and the owners manuals.
And this is just my short list - don't forget exterior paint, graphics, under belly, carpet, furniture, cabinets, ceiling, lights and switches, electronics (TV, Radio, Speakers, Antenna, TV Booster, etc.)

Maybe a video camera to use during your walkthrough - cause most will only remember 50% of what was said, if that much...

This is just my list, hope it helps!! Good luck and hope to see you back here as the "Owner".
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Thanks to all of you

We passed on the 2013 36rl. Too may problems.
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do a quick check with say Good Sam to see if the inspection you are getting done would be acceptable for a report to buy an extended warranty. And what that would cost. Have a good look underneath to see if it has been greased etc.
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We passed on the 2013 36rl. Too may problems.
Curious - did you mean too many problems noted here? or too many problems found on the unit itself?
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