Friday, May 24, 2013

The Joys of Owning a MH


Well things haven’t gone all to well with the Motor Home. When we first got it, we found a leak behind the shower and fixed it..We thought!   A few weeks ago I went out to it and connected the water hose, so I could do some cleaning. The water came barreling out much too much. I hadn’t connected the water regulator..  So when the bathroom rug and hall rug were soaked the next day, my first thought was I blew a line.  Joe my son in law, tried to see how to get to the hoses but never could get to them. He tore up the bathroom and hall rug so we could let everything dry out.  Not knowing where to go from there, we decided to take it to a professional. I called a place not far from here and they said bring it in.  We did and after two weeks, we now know we have bad news.  The leak was found, behind the shower, where we originally had the problem. They had removed the wall and could see it trickling down the wall. We have no idea how long it has been like this, however they found water damage all the way through the floor, with some mold.  The end result, they will have to remove everything and replace the flooring. If that wasn’t enough, they found a problem with the roof . That also needs replacing.  So what we thought was a good deal when we bought it, has turned into a very expensive fix.. They are also fixing the heat and replacing the toilet..We are hoping when this is all done, which will take about 4 weeks, then we will have a like new home.   Of course in the meantime, we have to cancel some reservations, hoping by July we have it back, so we can do some fun summertime trips with the kids. 

Going back to the owner is not an option. The fella that sold it, lied about selling it for his grandfather. We found this out, going through papers that were left behind. Turns out he had bought it from someone whose wife had owned it and passed away. It was an as is, when it was purchased and I understood that at the time.  On the other hand I have also seen this same year and mileage being sold for   ten thousand more than I paid, so I guess you get what you pay for….


Mac and Netters said...

So sorry to hear about all of this Arlene...hopefully after these issues are fixed you can enjoy the MH for a long time!

Still not sure when we will be back to TX and where they will send us when we get there. Will let you know when we find out.
Hugs! Nette

Anonymous said...

I'm so sorry you're having these troubles, Leno! Maybe once it gets all sorted out, you'll hit the road and forget all about it!...Love and miss you!

Sandra Merrikin said...

The joys of buying used. We bought our first Class C on a private sale too. We didn't have all the problems you've had but it wasn't without its problems. Hope once it's fixed you'll have a good home to tour around in.

Molly and Bob said...

It will be SO worth it Arlene, when it is all done and you'll know it's fixed. Sorry about the issues, but just think about the good times waiting! Wish you were coming to Gillette!
Hugs!! Molly & Bob

Rick and Kathy Rousseau said...

The previous owner sold it because he knew there were problems. You should still come out ahead on the deal. Be Safe and Enjoy!

It's about time.

Elaine said...

once its fixed hopefully it will be like new and you can forget the nightmares..:) you will have so much fun in it..