Here I am, fresh after spending almost $900 to get my 1985 Scamp
16 road-worthy again, after a three-year period with only one overnight trip. Several maintenance items all came due at once:
that had aged eleven years or so. They weren't cracks and had plenty of tread, but every tire and RV vendor shook their heads when told how old they were
-- Replacing an old DC battery
-- buying a replacement roof vent hatch cover
-- overdue registration
fee- Is it that time again!?!
-- replacement wheel bearings- the old ones fell apart when the shop tried to pump grease through them!
I'm so glad I took care of the bearings, which might have been in there 15-30 years (they were from Hungary- is that a clue?). But with that exception, everything else aged to replacement while the trailer was sitting still, unusued.
Folks considering a TT for occasional use ought to keep these kind of expenses in mind. I'm disturbed to see the fixed cost of mere ownership, but these expenses shouldn't come around for me in a long time.