Elddis 140 Gt

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  1. RS SPIKE

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    Can anybody give me an tips on buying a 2008 autoquest 140 ?
    Going to view one at the weekend this will be our first MH so it's a bit scary.
     
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    My top tip..
    Irrespective of make, check for damp with a damp meter ..

    others will add
     
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    Anywhere in particular ??
     
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    All over it especially at roof to wall junctions,wall to floor junctions both inside and underneath with particular attention at wheel arches, below all windows and around all roof openings. I'm sure more experienced funsters will further advise you
    All the very best in your search but be prepared for it possibly being a relatively long one!
     
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    All the panel joints, along the floor, roof and corners.. around windows, door and roof lights.. basically anywhere there is a joint or seam where water could get in..

    You can sometimes smell damp if it's been present for a while.. has a musrty smell you can't mistake.. poke your head into bed boxes, lockers etc .. you can also sometimes see it .. look for tell tale marks on the surface.. tide marks around roof lights etc

    Appliances can be fixed or replaced.. damp is a killer.. and it can cost thousands to remedy .. never be tempted to buy if a seller says it is only a little damp patch and can be dried out .. or it's been fixed.. just walk away

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    Forgot to say.. buy Jim's Motorhome Buyers Guide.. an excellent publication.. even the most experienced will learn something from it.
     
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    managed to source a DIY damp meter but not to sure what percentages im looking for ?
    can anyone please advise me :)
     
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    It's not an exact science.. and with a hobby meter only a guide.. and I'm certainly not an authority.. this is just my view..

    generally readings up to 20% of no real concern.. 20 -25% worth rechecking and looking closer.. 0ver 25% may mean there is water ingress .. over 30 % structural damage is probable .. I'd be walking away

    as I said.. only a guide.. to get really accurate readings requires a calibrated professional meter .. and someone who is trained to use it..
     
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    Take your wife, they have the best noses for the job(y) Like a blood hound mine is, only forgot to change me undercrackers once:doh::crying::blush:

    Good luck on your search(y)
     
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