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Old 08-03-2016, 02:07 PM   #1
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Hi folks, Looking at a used S/A fun finder X. Kitchen in the rear and bed in the front. Looks like a full bath. I have been looking at Scamps to pull behind my Grand Cherokee but the price is pretty high. I don't know anything about these trailers. What kind of maintenance should I expect on the roof. Does it need periodic resealing? Are the trailers dependable? Thanks Bob
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Old 08-03-2016, 03:07 PM   #2
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I miss read the information and the unit I am looking at is a 2009
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I am on my second Fun Finder, and I really like them. But no inexpensive trailer is problem-free. The roof has to be inspected regularly and sealed if necessary. Casitas and Scamps are more water tight, more expensive, and a little cramped for headroom.

And as with all manufacturers, a few Fun Finders are lemons. I know of two or three very credible folks who have gotten bad units -- these folks are not grouchy malcontents. Both of mine have been wonderful. Whether buying new or used, do a really thorough inspection. If you don't know how to do that, get someone knowledgeable to help you.

And then once you buy, ask lots of questions!
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Thanks, Any specific areas of concern other than the roof. I am assuming if there are no water stains there is a good chance there isn't a leak to date and then the issue is when to recaulk.
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You want to make sure the axles and wheels are in good shape. They can be replaced. And new tires are a must -- old tires are ticking time bombs.
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I'm on my 2nd Fun Finder.

First one - 2008 X-160 - was problem free.
Current - 2015 189FDS - has had it's issues and oh so very frustrating, but now that the issues are all fixed, I'm loving it.
The layout is wonderful.

But I have learned on this Forum that NO RV - no matter price or brand - is trouble free - it's the nature of the beast.
One guy here has a mantra - "Some Assembly Required"!

I've learned to go over every inch of "seam" on the outside (roof and slide included) at least once a year - more is better.
I took care of a couple suspicious seam areas all by myself and I'm a short, old lady! Just make sure you get the right caulk!

Be careful of those front windows - it's a known problem area.
In my newer 2015, the front window has been eliminated.

So, definitely give that 2009 a look and get yourself out there camping...
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As Michelle said, inspection of the seams and resealing when necessary is an annual maintenance requirement. I have 2009 model that I bought new and no leaks in 7 years. But recaulking has been needed from time to time over the years. Kinda like changing the oil on your vehicle - part of standard maintenance and you can expect problems if you don't do it.
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