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Old 03-03-2013, 06:24 PM   #15
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Sorry for your experience. But there are others that have spent far more on similar projects before learning the sad truth.

Should you decide to go down this road again, do a search for PDI or Pre-Delivery Inspection checklists. Use one before any money changes hands the next time.

Hope you are successful in parting it out.
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If you wish to sell the appliances, etc. I think contacting an RV salvage yard might be a quick sell, providing there is one nearby. The trailer frame is re-saleable, an add in the newspaper or local craig's list would help. From my point of view it makes a very good hay trailer for the farm, with a new wood floor installed.
I'm sorry you are in this position. You sound like you're keeping a positive attitude, that's good. Every bad experience or mistake can be turned into a learning experience, for everyone involved. Hang in there!
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Well we sold the 5th wheel. Got most our money back. Yesterday we went and bought a 1997 jayco 24bh for 2500.00. Its super clean. And NO ROT! yeah....a lot lot smaller than we wanted but at least we can use this one and it doea have bunks for the kids and its ready to be used. Does anyone have any experience with these trailers. I don't even know were the pump is. I also have a seasonal site and our power hook up is on the wrong side of the site and the cord won't be long enough. Any suggestions for extensions? I don't want to melt anything from the long run to the electrical hook up. And should I run a filter from the water hook up to the trailer?
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Well we sold the 5th wheel. Got most our money back. Yesterday we went and bought a 1997 jayco 24bh for 2500.00. Its super clean. And NO ROT! yeah....a lot lot smaller than we wanted but at least we can use this one and it doea have bunks for the kids and its ready to be used. Does anyone have any experience with these trailers. I don't even know were the pump is. I also have a seasonal site and our power hook up is on the wrong side of the site and the cord won't be long enough. Any suggestions for extensions? I don't want to melt anything from the long run to the electrical hook up. And should I run a filter from the water hook up to the trailer?
We had a '96 Jayco way back. Don't remember the model number. It was a great trailer except it had an aluminum roof. We bought it as newbies thinking aluminum would never leak. And it never did. Except every place where it met an edge seam, the caulk would almost constantly develop leaks when the large expanse of sheet aluminum would expand and contract. It was an ongoing maintenance headache. If you have a model with a rubber roof, you are likely better off.

As to electrical, if you have 30 amp, another 25 ft of 30 amp cord should be fine. Do a search on amp loss for various gauge cord lengths to be sure. A water filter can't hurt, especially if the water source is questionable as far as particulates that might clog showers or faucet aerators.
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