I'm checking out a 1970 motorhome later this week. I'm confident with checking out the frame and mechanics, but I wasn't sure if there was a good way to find rot without simply poking my fingers and toes on the ceiling/walls/floor.
When we bought our trailer there was more rot than good wood, which I expected, so I wasn't too concerned with identifying it all ahead of time. With this motorhome, I'm hoping for less of a tear-down project, and more of a beautification project.
Here's the craigslist ad. It's a 1970 Apollo, Dodge 440 engine, International Harvester frame. This model is supposed to have a full fiberglass roof cap, which I'm hopeful will have kept the water damage to a minimum.
Last Edit: Dec 22, 2020 11:35:11 GMT -8 by oakback
Wow. That looks like the Barth 1976 22’ motorhome we just bought. I went to look at it. Interior not sure if the guy had Alzheimer’s or on meth. E.g. he used a green garden hose cut in half for trim around kitchen counter top. But all aircraft aluminum solid one piece roof. Pocked and looked everywhere. No leaks except of course around the vent. the picture below of the gold trimmed one is the spare parts one that comes along with the blue one. Also picture of kitchen cabinet with beautiful carpet and green garden hose trim. Just saying...I did not want this. I like stick and tin. Husband is a mechanic he wanted it..what is that saying. “Happy husband...not happy wife”. Haha Good luck Lila
Thanks, that's what I figured, I'll just try to be real discreet and only around around where it may not be so obvious. I'll also bring a ladder. I'd like to look at the roof, but I'm not going to trust a 50-year-old ladder/roof to hold me.