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Old 10-04-2005, 07:32 PM   #1
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I am taking delivery of a 2004 32 ft travel trailer next week which I purchased from a private party. The previous owner told me he winterized it last year and never used it since. Because this was over a year ago is there anything I need to do since I also will not be using it until April 06. I am new to this and do not really have a clue.
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I am taking delivery of a 2004 32 ft travel trailer next week which I purchased from a private party. The previous owner told me he winterized it last year and never used it since. Because this was over a year ago is there anything I need to do since I also will not be using it until April 06. I am new to this and do not really have a clue.
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Old 10-05-2005, 12:11 AM   #3
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med97jr, first let me say welcome to iRV2.com and that we are glad to have you join us here. We look forward to reading of your adventures and experiences. You will find we are a group of fun loving rvers that like to help each other where we can. I would recommend that you try to find the time to use it at least once before you may have to rewinterise it again (if you live in the cold country) so that you can verify that everything is working and if not you could get it repaired so when April comes areound you will be good to go. You will especially want to make sure the battery(s) are fully charged or they will freeze too. Is this your first RV? If so you have come to the right place for good info and advise from those that have learn from our mistakes. Good luck and enjoy the website and your new RV.
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Old 10-06-2005, 01:19 AM   #4
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med97jr, my advice would be to check all systems, water and electrical, propane and than re- winterized. Ed.S
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Even though the current weather may not require it, test the heater and the air conditioner. Test the refrigerator on electric and on propane. Test the oven (cook something) and the stove top, test water heater (both on electric & propane if so equipped). Test the lights while hooked up to electric and while unhooked (bateries). Open the awnings (if equipped) to practice how, and check for mold/mildew. Clean if necessary.
This way if anything needs serviced, you can have it done during the off season instead of spring when everyone else is trying to get stuff fixed. Read this forum regularly for good info.
Maybe someone can post a delivery inspection list for you to help check the trailer
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Thanks for all the advise this is our 1st trailer and I am kind of nervous because it was a large purchase and I have no previous experience.
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