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Author Topic: Smoke Damage  (Read 1700 times)
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« on: August 06, 2009, 12:22:05 PM »

I was looking at a 1995 prevost with a fire that was in the living are. Will there be smoke smell for ever in this coach? The owner says "it dont smell" but I was told it will never go away. It might have some damage to the roof as well. Would this coach be a total or a good fixer upper?
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« Reply #1 on: August 06, 2009, 12:27:40 PM »

I have rebuilt a few fire damage smoke vehicles..    You have to strip the interior to raw metal.   Once you clean and seal everything, you will be okay.    This only applies to reinstalling a new interior.   Look at it as buying a shell and replacing everything.   "fire smoke" will get and migrate into everything.   This includes structual tubing.   

If the vehicle was declared a total loss, then you know that it was bad.   If it wasn't, the insurance company would have fixed it.

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« Reply #2 on: August 06, 2009, 12:36:06 PM »

Talk to some restoration companies.  I have heard that ozone generators work great, no personal knowledge.

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« Reply #3 on: August 06, 2009, 12:44:47 PM »

Buying a total is always going to have a re builders title hurts the value when selling.
I saw this happen to Dave at Southern Oregon when selling his H-45 he rebuilt thought he had 200,000 bus and didn't get 1/2 of that 

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