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Old 08-20-2017, 05:53 PM   #1
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Used 1996 Prowler 23LV

Just purchased a used 1996 prowler 23lv from an estate sale. It was parked for a few years under some pine trees. Tires look good, panel above bed has fallen down, and no keys. Door is unlocked but all outside compartments are locked.
What do I need to start restoration of this travel trailer? Any place I can get an owners manual?

All replies are highly appreciated.

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Old 08-21-2017, 06:08 AM   #2
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Tires might be a concern. Check the manufacturer date on the tires. https://www.tirebuyer.com/education/...-of-your-tires

ST tires ... no matter the thread depth are usually best replaced on or before 7-8 years.

Panels don't usually just fall down. Things like water intrusion or physical damage is likely.

Roof condition is most important. Look for interior signs of leaks. Pressure wash and reseal or in worse cases... replace.

The most difficult thing to do is offer suggestions for a trailer that has been sitting and to complicate the matter... no one knows the operating condition.

You have your work cut out for you.

Contact the factory for various owners manuals.
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Old 08-22-2017, 02:05 PM   #3
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Tires might be a concern. Check the manufacturer date on the tires. https://www.tirebuyer.com/education/...-of-your-tires

ST tires ... no matter the thread depth are usually best replaced on or before 7-8 years.

Panels don't usually just fall down. Things like water intrusion or physical damage is likely.

Roof condition is most important. Look for interior signs of leaks. Pressure wash and reseal or in worse cases... replace.

The most difficult thing to do is offer suggestions for a trailer that has been sitting and to complicate the matter... no one knows the operating condition.

You have your work cut out for you.

Contact the factory for various owners manuals.
X2 Tires, Tires, I wouldn't even consider keeping them.

Roof, caulking, rubber roof condition, check for leaks.

Pull brake drums, check wheel bearings, electric brakes and wiring.

Rodent intrusion

check all appliances for good working order.

Check rubber LP lines for rotting.

Water pump, faucet washers for leaks.

Just a small list. Hope you got a great deal and have the time and knowledge to do any repairs

The Achilles heel is that it sat for awhile. Could be a deal or a headache.
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Old 08-23-2017, 10:24 AM   #4
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Update so far...

I thought I would upload some pix.
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Start with the roof. Clean and inspect. If there are soft spots then you may need to strip it and replace the wood deck and membrane at a minimum. It was leaking somewhere. Maybe just a seam needs caulking. Either way it will be a project to bring it back. Take lots of pics and share the journey.
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Still figuring it out

I got on the roof and was sweeping & washing it off, when I put my hand on the A/C cowling, it busted through and broke the top of it. How do I find the right replacement cowling? I know it's a Coleman, just not sure on the model. The inside part has Ceiling Assembly part # 7330-713.

Also, I hooked up the water hose to the water supply inlet, turned on just a small amount. I heard the kitchen sink release some air and then nothing. I walked around the camper and there was water coming out of the pipe in the attached picture. (The red arrow)

The Black, Gray, Fresh tank monitor shows they are all empty. I thought it was the overflow hose. What am I missing?
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The red arrow points to your low point drain. You use this to flush your water lines for winterzation. Put a cap on it and try your water again. Best of luck.
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Old 08-28-2017, 11:05 AM   #8
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AC question

Can anyone tell me the model Coleman AC unit I have? I am ordering a new shroud and wanted to get the correct replacement.

Will the attached pic shroud work with my AC?

Thank you in advanced.
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Can anyone tell me the model Coleman AC unit I have? I am ordering a new shroud and wanted to get the correct replacement.

Will the attached pic shroud work with my AC?

Thank you in advanced.
There should be a tag or markings on the A/C unit showing the model #.

You than find the correct shroud.
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All the info on the side of the unit has faded away.
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All the info on the side of the unit has faded away.
Maybe a RV parts dept. can help out or possibly a Prowler forum.
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Does anyone have any suggestions on how to stop the built-in A/C holding nut (red arrow) from spinning, so I can take out the last bolt and and remove the inside portion of the A/C? I'm about to start a new roof install and this is the last thing holding me up. I've tried jb weld and vice grips. Total failure.

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Does anyone have any suggestions on how to stop the built-in A/C holding nut (red arrow) from spinning, so I can take out the last bolt and and remove the inside portion of the A/C? I'm about to start a new roof install and this is the last thing holding me up. I've tried jb weld and vice grips. Total failure.

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I'm assuming you have access to the nut and it's rusted to the bolt?

If so I would put some penetrating oil on the nut let it sit for a day or so and try again.

Heat with a torch is the best way to break a nut free, but not sure if that's possible without risking a fire.

You have to decide if that's a safe way to do it. I don't have a clear perspective of your situation.
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