40' Alpha 5th Wheel Questions - (Houston RV Inspector?

Discussion in 'Towables' started by TMitchell, Dec 23, 2008.

  1. TMitchell

    TMitchell New Member

    I'm thinking of purchasing a three-slide 2002 40' Alpha Leisure Ideal 5th wheel, the asking price of which is $21,995. Being an RV newbie, I am concerned that there may be something wrong with such a unit at such a low price. I note, for example, that the ceiling above the refrigerator area is water stained, but I haven't a clue how serious the implications of this might be.

    Anyone have any warnings to give me? Anyone know of a qualified RV inspector in the Houston area who might assist in a pre-purchase evaluation of this unit?

    FYI, I have no immediate intentions of taking this unit on the road, but instead intend to use it as a full time residence and maybe take it on the road for RVing at some point in the future.
     
  2. Grandview Trailer Sa

    Grandview Trailer Sa Senior Member

    Re: 40' Alpha 5th Wheel Questions - (Houston RV Inspector?

    Go to a dealership and ask them to check it for you. It will cost you a little money, but if they find serious problems, it could save you LOTS.
     
  3. Shadow

    Shadow Senior Member

    Re: 40' Alpha 5th Wheel Questions - (Houston RV Inspector?

    Have you tried PPL in Houston. If not they may be able to point you in the right direction. Like GTS said I would have someone look at it.
     
  4. TexasClodhopper

    TexasClodhopper Senior Member

  5. C Nash

    C Nash Senior Member

    Re: 40' Alpha 5th Wheel Questions - (Houston RV Inspector?

    If you can see a stain from a water leak there is probabaly major unseen damage JMO Also, I think Alphia is no longer in business which might lower the price.
     

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