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Old 06-02-2015, 10:31 PM   #1
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Hello, I'm new to the thread and am already finding out awesome information.
I'm looking to buy a 2002 23d. It will be my first ever TT, I'm excited an a little scared as well. The TT was kept under a cover and has been really well maintained or so it seems by my untrained eye. My big concern is; do TT's last a decent amount of time if well taken care of/should this have a few good years left in it?
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Old 06-02-2015, 10:36 PM   #2
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When you look at it again don't give it that "I love it look" and check all systems to make sure they work. It should give you many good years of service and memories.
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Old 06-02-2015, 10:44 PM   #3
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Trailers require some work, and it sounds like the current owner worked to keep it in good shape, likely fixing some things along the way.

You can do it too. It's a labor of love

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Old 06-03-2015, 12:59 PM   #4
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Thanks for your replies. The current owner has done a good job walking me through everything. We ran heater/AC, hot water, fridge, toilet. And all works well. Being new to the TT world, I'm just nervous about a purchase like this. The only thing I saw was the corners being soft on the ceiling, which seems to be "normal". Other than that, just some caulking on windows to shore up, and it seems good.
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Check the date code on the tires. Even though they may look good, trailer tires that are 5-6 years old are ready to be replaced. Being that ST tires are $50-$80 each, you'll want to know how much life is left in them.

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Old 06-03-2015, 01:45 PM   #6
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Check the caulking, especially on the roof, it is known that every couple years new sealant is needed to be added. It is common just to clean up what is there and apply right over the top. This is very normal maintenance item, that must be done. Note; the roofing membrane is really thin and can tear fairly easily. I put towels around my extension ladder, when I lean it against the TT, while the stabilizers are down, to keep the ladder from damaging the roof.

Also, on that particular style bunk ends some people have issues with the screw latches. It is not difficult to replace them with the modern style, but look them over.
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The soft corners may be a sign of some extended leaking. If you are able get on the roof and inspect it from the top. Looks for repairs or holes in the membrane (rubber roof) and look at the caulking around the edges of the roof and around anything that goes thru the roof (black tank vent, bath vent, radio and tele antenna...). Being a 2002 I would expect additional caulk to have been added. There should not be cracks or gaps in the caulking.
I assume you have looked over the tent ends and they are in good shape.
Might be a good idea to make the final point of the deal being a good hose-down to check for leaks.

I've decided these things are like boats or airplanes, there is a constant need for maintenance and if you stay ahead of it they will last decades, fall behind and ...
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The only thing I saw was the corners being soft on the ceiling, which seems to be "normal". Other than that, just some caulking on windows to shore up, and it seems good.
What do you mean by this? Soft spots in the ceiling could be a really big problem indicating a water leak. Is there any discoloration? Or is it more like it flexes because that particular spot doesn't have a joist above it? Does the adjacent wall show any evidence of discoloration or water damage? Or the floor below it?

I don't know much about hybrids, so I could be missing something obvious here, but if I were buying a used unit (Hybrid or otherwise), you can bet I'd be looking over that roof VERY carefully, and I'd be closely examining the areas under any "doubtful" or "suspect" spots on the roof.
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Also, on that particular style bunk ends some people have issues with the screw latches. It is not difficult to replace them with the modern style, but look them over.
This is good information. Thanks
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I've just noticed that on these threads that corner leaks are common, and easily fixed by extra caulking. No bowing, or dis colored.
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