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JimBfishin

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Posted: 05/06/21 04:52pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I'm getting ready to take my camper out after it basically sat for 2 years. It's had antifreeze, which I renewed, and the hot water tank has been drained and standing with the plug out all this time. Replaced one tire that had dried out and gone flat, then used vinal/rubber renewer on all of the vinal, rubber, tires etc. Any suggestions on things I'd better do to get it ready to go back out?
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Posted: 05/06/21 05:55pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Just replaced one tire? Age of tires? Both covered from sun exposure? Yes...place the other tire!


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Posted: 05/06/21 06:30pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

If you’re taking it any distance, new tires if they’re over 4-5 years old.
Bearings and brakes?
Batteries
Run it through its paces. Fridge stove ac furnace etc.
Go camping.


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Posted: 05/06/21 08:12pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Some beer.

Don't forget some beer.

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Posted: 05/07/21 05:57am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

First thing that comes to mind is....what have the mice been doing the past 2 years?

2nd, I'd replace the other tires and have a driveway campout and operate everything to get an idea.

Don't forget to inspect the roof.

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Posted: 05/07/21 06:03am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

water tank plug left open for two years??
Better flush bugs/insects out good before reinstalling the plug. If thats the case you may want to disinfect your fresh water system.

Check DOT date code on tires especially after sitting with weight for two years. Replace if 3-5 years old and know problematic ST C/D/E tire brands. If the trailer will be making long all day runs I would replace them with a good tire for trailer use made to go the distance (mileage and years).

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Give 'er a good bath (top to bottom) and get some new Dicor for the roof seams. Clean out the window weep holes. Look for any wasp nests.


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Posted: 05/07/21 09:53am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Did the tire just lose air or did it dry rot? If it dry rotted, odds are the other tires are due for replacement.

Check the roof, take a short local trip and then check it again. It may look fine before you move but a good shake down the road may open up some cracks if it's sat for a couple years.

Otherwise, it's just normal de-winterization. Plug it in and make sure everything is running.


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Posted: 05/07/21 01:08pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

noteven wrote:

Some beer.

Don't forget some beer.


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Popcorn should be fine, can't wait for someone to suggest a new RV because it sat for two yrs without use..

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JIMNLIN wrote:

water tank plug left open for two years??
Better flush bugs/insects out good before reinstalling the plug. If thats the case you may want to disinfect your fresh water system.


Ditto on the water heater flush and plumbing system flush.

Both tires need replaced, not just one of them.


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