I'm super excited to have just bought my first motorhome and can't wait to get out there with the family! Also, I do need some repair advice on a hydraulic jack, so if you're willing to give me some, read below.
About a year ago, I bought my first RV, a 2006 Keystone Zeppelin Z191, which is 22-1/2' Ultra Lightweight Travel Trailer. We decided to see if RV'ing is for us. It was a big improvement from tent camping, so I was hooked. But the trailer only sleeps 4, and we're about to have our 3rd child (any day now)... so we needed a bigger RV. Also, my wife wanted to be able to travel while the kids could be more comfortable in the back of a motorhome.
So, yesterday, I bought a 1994 27' Fleetwood Tioga (Class C) with 4 bunk beds in the back, and sleeps 8 comfortably (perfect for the 5 of us). I'm so excited to get started! It needed a new roof, so as soon as I bought it, I drove it straight to the RV repair place and got them started on the new roof. As soon as they're done (by next Friday), then I will be getting new tires and will be using it (with the impending newborn) for the first time on Christmas Eve (Eddie Griswald style outside of my wife's Aunt's house for our annual family gathering).
So, I could use advice on two things:
1. Selling my 2006 Keystone travel trailer. Would it be best to sell on Ebay, or Craigslist, or RV Trader? And I'm not sure how to set a price.
2. The seller of my new 1994 Fleetwood tried to fix a leaking hydraulic jack for me by replacing a bolt/o-ring where the leak was coming out of. But when he tried taking the old bolt out, it broke off in the cylinder! I took possession of the RV yesterday, so now it's my problem. I'm currently getting a new roof put on so I should use this time to fix the jack too. Should I have the jack sent into the manufacturer (HWH) to get fixed, or should should I just have an RV repair man pull the bolt out with some vice grips (which is possible) and put the new one in? Hereís the link to the assembly drawing for the lift, itís item three on the right hand view ( P/N RAP7072 Hex screw kit ). http://www.hwhcorp.com/mr242300.pdf