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Old 05-30-2018, 05:50 PM   #1
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We are looking at a 2006 Itasca Ellipse RB with 63000 miles, 36 feet long. Can anyone tell me what to look out for! Thanks Don
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Check the plastic coolant tank in the back as the sun degrades them and they crack and leak. Also make sure the radiator has been cleaned as those years have a slobber vent tube which needs to be routed out the back of the RV. If not there will be a mist of oil getting on the radiator and that combined with dust will plug the radiator and make it run hot.


Also make sure that basement air works OK and both compressors kick in. That is an expensive repair if not functioning properly.
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Thankyou for the info. I will check it out.
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Don--not specific to that RV, but for any model... check all the systems and appliances to make sure they work. Run the slides in and out; extend/retract the levelers, etc. Then check the date codes on the tires since RV tires usually age out before they wear out. Look closely at the ceiling for any signs of leaks. Good luck.
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If you are considering purchasing a 12 year old coach, hire a pro to inspect it. Use his/her report for making the deal.
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Take a close look at the tires. Check date codes and any weather checking. These are a quick $4,000 to replace. Nice that it has a fiberglass roof but check all seals. Like Larry said, a good inspector will go up there.
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Look for any evidence of hydraulic leaks (and any other issues) relating to your jacks and slide-outs and, if there is any, get it evaluated and a firm repair quote before moving forward. I had to have several hoses replaced on my 2002 Suncruiser 35U and I still notice some minor leakage from the synchronizing cylinder which balances the pressure between the two cylinders that operate my front slide out.

Hydraulic system repairs and especially replacement can be expensive.
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Thanks for all your answers ! I will take a look at everthing you have said. Thanks Don
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Check out around windshield for signs of rust or repair. You'll find plenty info on youtube. Just bought 2007 Itasca. Have minor issue which I resealed the top of windshield. Found problem by hitting ceiling inside at windshield. rust particles fell onto dash. No leaks, so think I'm ok.
I also installed aTrack Bar on rear axle to reduce swaying from wind and passing semi's. Not cheap, but well worth the expense.
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Check out around windshield for signs of rust or repair. You'll find plenty info on youtube. Just bought 2007 Itasca. Have minor issue which I resealed the top of windshield. Found problem by hitting ceiling inside at windshield. rust particles fell onto dash. No leaks, so think I'm ok.
I also installed aTrack Bar on rear axle to reduce swaying from wind and passing semi's. Not cheap, but well worth the expense.

Had that same problem with a winnebago we had. The rust ended up cracking the glass. Cost about 2k out of pocket for new metal to be welded in. Insurance paid for windshields.
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