We all started somewhere with our rigs and we all learned how to do all kinds of necessary things with them to repair, restore, renovate...etc. The forums here on this site are pure gold for how to information.
I am a single 68 year old woman, with two artificial knees. I am quite capable of hitching and unhitching, driving around , leveĺing and parking my 17 ft Boler
. Backing it up smoothly and perfectly still challenges me but I keep trying.
I've repaired leaks
in my trailer, checked my own gas lines, cleaned and greased my own bearings and anywhere else that needs to be greased . I empty my own black and grey water tanks, flush them out and fill the fresh tank with water. I have a portable 'honey pot' that I drain the black and then grey water tanks into and then take it to drain and clean it.
My toughest challenge is getting down to do some of these things and getting back up with my knees.
Every spring my Boler
gets safety checked and the serious repairs get left to the professionals, like brakes
. Last spring all the electrical
harnesses and wiring was replaced as mice got in and damaged them. That was professionally done.
I winterize it totally by myself now including using a pressure hose to bow out the hot water tank.
A very good friend said to me "it is your trailer, no one else's so you had better be able to handle things yourself". I totally agree with him.
Janis it feels soooo good when something gets figured out . If I truly cannot do it after trying a couple of times I will ask for help.
My back went up when you wrote " being female and not understanding mechanical things". Really? What on earth does being female have to do with it?
"Look it up yourself" raised my eyebrows and I am certainly glad you apologized for that.
Ask questions, try fixing things yourself.
Your questions were all very good ones. I am in the process of replacing my battery
and Carol's information is very helpful to me.
Thanks to you Carol for the information.