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talreddad

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Posted: 05/31/19 10:27am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I bought my travel trailer 3 years ago and was told everything was fine. A few weeks later, I noticed part of the rear wall was soft and felt lied to. I assume because there had been a leak at one point. We had a few roof leaks fixed over the years and have had the roof sealed regularly over the last 3 years, so I don't suspect there's a leak currently. Now we're going to sell the RV. Last time I took my RV in for maintenance I asked the guy if he thought I should repair that wall before selling and he shrugged and said he wouldn't. My first impulse when I sell the trailer is to tell the potential buyer about the wall (since I wish the prev seller had informed me), but given the no-big-deal attitude of the guy at the shop and the fact that it wasn't disclosed to me, maybe it's the general consensus not to mention stuff like that. Any advice or opnions are appreciated. Thanks!

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I mentioned the soft spots when I sold mine. that said anyone serious should be able to dig them out themselves in an inspection. your call, ethics question with no right or wrong answer


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when I sell things I tell what I know,I like to sleep at night.

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If I was to buy your RV, I'd find it anyway. I know how to inspect any RV for issues and where to look and I always have my Fleer thermal imaging camera with me.


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midnightsadie wrote:

when I sell things I tell what I know,I like to sleep at night.


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Yep, you need to disclose what you know. When I bought my latest trailer (private party) I was assured the roof had always been maintained and sealed on a regular basis, also that the wheel bearings had recently been serviced.
I wish he had been truthful. I found some really weak spots in the roof as well as a tear over one of the rotted spots,and the bearings were not done.
I will probably sell the trailer next year as age is catching up to us and I will disclose the damage, as stated elsewhere I like to sleep at night and its the right thing to do even tho I know I'll take a financial hit.
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SidecarFlip wrote:

If I was to buy your RV, I'd find it anyway. I know how to inspect any RV for issues and where to look and I always have my Fleer thermal imaging camera with me.


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Disclose what you know. Never justify doing to others what was done to you.


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I disclose all issues that I am aware of. However I do have the buyer sign an "As is, Where is" agreement to protect myself from anything that may pop up down the road. I do this because I was once taken to small claims court after selling a truck and the new owner wasn't happy when a Ujoint went bad within a month of the purchase. The truck had 78,000 miles on it- things will go bad.
Judge agreed with me.

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the bear II wrote:

I disclose all issues that I am aware of. However I do have the buyer sign an "As is, Where is" agreement to protect myself from anything that may pop up down the road. I do this because I was once taken to small claims court after selling a truck and the new owner wasn't happy when a Ujoint went bad within a month of the purchase. The truck had 78,000 miles on it- things will go bad.
Judge agreed with me.


Items I am AWARE off...I tell
Otherwise it is 'AS IS'


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