OK KIDS GIVE ME SOME ADVISE--I have acquired this unit this fall
, hardly used. It lived in Scottsdale, Ariz. until two years ago. he couple I bought it from dry camped 2 times. I don't think it has been used before that, because there wasn't ever a liscense plate holder on it.
Here is the charge: Point by point.
ELECT-seems like everything works, installed a vw solar
charger in one window. Has tv hookup with signal amp. and roof antenna.
STOVE may have been used 1 or 2x-little spilled coffee around one burner. Oven works looks like new. No issues here.
HEATER lit up no problem.
REFRIG-on a/c works but not very well, can't get it to light
up on gas.
AIR/COND. works sort of.
HOTWATER HEATER-Don't think it has ever been used, plastic drain plug still installed, but can't light
the gas. Someone made a bypass system with Home Depot pvc parts, still have extra parts in the bag.
BATH-toilet was off, it needed all new valves probably from the heat in Ar. shower sprayer doesn't work.
EXTERIOR-Never been waxed. Decals shot, tried one of those decal removing wheels but that creates a bigger mess. I did make a plate holder and installed it under a brake lite cleaned out the bugs. New propane
tanks installed. Don't know how to use the brake away system. Battery
is cooked. It came with brake buddies but one fell off moving it to storage. Tires
were replaced about 10 years ago, they have some checking. No spare. Replaced wheel under the jack, but it still hits over dips, ride height says 18.5 inch. my hitch is 18.25 inch. Has ladder and roof rack. Has a dent in door from a wind gust, plus door holder is broken, one of those knob and rubber devices-rubber is shot (where can I get a replacement?). No mice or other critter damage.
INTERIOR-Clean, little fade in cushions and curtains. ugly carpet with ugly lino. under it. clock broken, windows
in great shape, lots of storage space with drop down bunk, shades need to be replaced. Dark woodwork.
HITCH-came with w/d hitch and sway bar. This could be a problem with tow vehicle which has air suspension.
TANKS-fresh water about 20 gal. but no direct drain. Don't think black water tank ever used, gray yes. Valves move easy. Pump works fine.
Please give advice on what I should do. Take it to the dealer/stealer to go through it and repair everything. or do it one item at a time? I know priorty one is axle
bearing repair. Should I replace bearing buddies?I have winterised it
I plan on installing cork flooring. Input please.
I found the original purchase price document in one of the folders $14k in '87.
I don't plan on selling it because it is ideal for wife, little dog and me. It was advertised in Denver and I got there first, sellers had to call others that it had been sold.
This is your winter project folks, help this poor sole!!
I find this site quite helpful. Plus you all have a great sense of humor. Have a Merry Christmas!!