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randy1953

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I've read a lot about problematic roof leaks with Class C homes. Seems like they develop pretty easy with motion from travel. Thoughts?

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DutchmenSport wrote:

Was it Alfred Lloyd Tennyson that said, "Tis better to have loved and lost than to never have loved at all."?

I've read the same thing many times. But my thoughts are, if you are truly interested in a CLASS C, it's better you go ahead and get one, even if it ends up leaking and you have some disappointments, than to never do it and always wonder what it would be like.

Beside, you might get lucky and get the ONE that never has a leak. They are out there too you know!


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Regular preventative maintenance (resealing, etc.) and regular inspection after a rain will keep any leaking to a minimum. If you want to park it and ignore it for the winter, you will have problems.


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It all about maintenance. Do it and you’ll be fine.


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Any RV will leak if it's not properly maintained. Eternabond and Dicor are your friends.

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We had a 26' Class C for a couple of seasons. It was something of an orphan. Ours was a Winnebago version, but we found out later that the model had been a Winnie for only about 9 months of its production life. They sold the design off to another manufacturer.

We bought it to "see if we liked RVing". We did, but that thing was a turkey, mainly because of its odd-ball layout and equipment. It was a 198-something with a carb equipped Ford 460. Enough anti-smog gear to get the space shuttle a street license and 5 mpg (average) at sea level.

On the plus side, we never had any problems with water ingress. It was a very solidly built rig, rectangular steel-tube body frame with aluminum skin. We managed to sell it through a local dealer's consignment plan and didn't lose too much from our original purchase price.

Subsequently, we bought a 32' Class A, which we used for four seasons before giving up the RV life.


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toedtoes wrote:

DutchmenSport wrote:

Was it Alfred Lloyd Tennyson that said, "Tis better to have loved and lost than to never have loved at all."?

I've read the same thing many times. But my thoughts are, if you are truly interested in a CLASS C, it's better you go ahead and get one, even if it ends up leaking and you have some disappointments, than to never do it and always wonder what it would be like.

Beside, you might get lucky and get the ONE that never has a leak. They are out there too you know!


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Regular preventative maintenance (resealing, etc.) and regular inspection after a rain will keep any leaking to a minimum. If you want to park it and ignore it for the winter, you will have problems.
Absolutely true.


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I have a 2007. So far no leaks. I check it frequently and cross my fingers a lot.


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First RV we bought was a used class C (10 years old), we used it for another 9 years and had NO leaks. 2nd RV was another class C, also bought used (10 years old), and we used that one for 14 years; had 1 or 2 minor leaks during that time that were addressed quickly and resulted in no damage. 3rd RV is a class A, bought used (at 10 years old...hmmm, anyone else seeing a pattern here?). Have had 2 leaks already (1 in front, 1 in back).

My point? ALL RVs (A, B, C, DP, TT, 5er, TC) can and likely will leak at some point in time. Keep up with maintenance and it's really a non-issue.


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4x4van wrote:

First RV we bought was a used class C (10 years old), we used it for another 9 years and had NO leaks. 2nd RV was another class C, also bought used (10 years old), and we used that one for 14 years; had 1 or 2 minor leaks during that time that were addressed quickly and resulted in no damage. 3rd RV is a class A, bought used (at 10 years old...hmmm, anyone else seeing a pattern here?). Have had 2 leaks already (1 in front, 1 in back).

My point? ALL RVs (A, B, C, DP, TT, 5er, TC) can and likely will leak at some point in time. Keep up with maintenance and it's really a non-issue.


I do see the pattern, and it makes cents to me!
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