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When looking at an RV to purchase (mainly a used one) make sure to check for water damage. Water damage is caused by water seeping into the RV from any opening in the exterior. Check around roof vents and air conditioner units, check around all windowsills and wall joints. Look for water stains on the walls or roof. Gently push on the walls/roof around openings and joints to feel for any 'squishy' areas. If you find any this is an indication of wood rot. Also check for a musty or mildew type of smell. A damp area hidden behind a wall or the roof can cause these types of smells.