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MercySakes 08-02-2011 08:14 AM

Leaky roof, now repaired?
About to buy an Airstream, seller acknowledged he had had vent with fan installed, a leak appeared in two areas of the trailer, after much searching they discovered the new vent was incorrectly installed - had it repaired, no more leaks. However am wondering should one be cautioned about possible mold or mildew problems in the insulation??


captmatt 08-08-2011 07:08 PM

Seams to me that leaks in used AS is just a fact of life, like in any travel trailer. Less of a problem and generally easier to fix than in many other TT, but still a fact of life. Mold and mildew is not something I have read about for small leaks but I guess if water got into the wood floor it could be a problem. Thank God AS never used the 'Chinese dry wall'.

Djmclean 08-08-2011 07:42 PM

I can tell you of our experience with a leaky roof. We have a 1988 Argosy that has had a leaky roof for, well, let's just say a while. We just purchased it and are restoring it. We just tore out the ceiling and some of the insulation was actually dripping wet. There really is no musty smell and I haven't found any mold at all (not counting the nasty tub);).

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