Go Back   iRV2 Forums > iRV2.com COMMUNITY FORUMS > New Member Check-In
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Reply
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on iRV2
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 04-21-2011, 07:35 PM   #15
Community Moderator
 
JMonroe's Avatar


 
Newmar Owners Club
Spartan Chassis
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Deer Creek RV and Golf Resort, Davenport FL
Posts: 6,853
The first thing most will tell you to check is the age of the tires. Anything over 7 years old need to be replaced, regardless of the tread left. There's been many a story posted here as to the destruction caused by a tire that blows out due to age. As for everything else, make sure you are shown how to operate everything. Furnace, water heater, water fill, dumping the holding tanks, where all the fuses are, how to check fluids, the stove and oven, the microwave, the TV antenna. In short, everything. Don't fail to ask any question because you think it too silly or stupid. And don't hesitate to ask questions once you have it, either here, or of fellow RV people you bump into at the campground. You'll find 99.9% more than willing to help a newbie.

Good luck!
__________________

__________________
Jay & Peggy Monroe with Dolly
Can't take it with you - don't plan on leaving any behind
2016 Newmar London Aire 4553, Spartan chassis
2017 GMC Acadia toad
JMonroe is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 04-21-2011, 07:55 PM   #16
Moderator Emeritus
 
TXiceman's Avatar


 
Vintage RV Owners Club
Texas Boomers Club
Oklahoma Boomers Club
Ford Super Duty Owner
Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: Full Time, TX Home Base
Posts: 17,150
Blog Entries: 21
We had a 1989 Pace Arrow...a fancier Southwind. The big thing on these coaches is leaks at the front and rear cap which leads to delamination of the siding. The problem is you cannot see the damage within the walls. I would recommend sealing both cap seams with Eternabond.

Ken
__________________

__________________
Amateur Radio Operator (KE5DFR)|Full-Time! - 2012 6.7L Ford Crew Cab Dually -2013 HitchHiker Champagne 38RLRSB - Travel with one Standard Schnauzer and one small Timneh African Gray Parrot
TXiceman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-23-2011, 12:54 AM   #17
Senior Member
 
clarkgriswold's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Dublin, VA
Posts: 391
Quote:
Originally Posted by TXiceman View Post
We had a 1989 Pace Arrow...a fancier Southwind. The big thing on these coaches is leaks at the front and rear cap which leads to delamination of the siding. The problem is you cannot see the damage within the walls. I would recommend sealing both cap seams with Eternabond.

Ken
I'll second that on any RV with a rubber roof.
__________________
clarkgriswold is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-23-2011, 10:51 AM   #18
Junior Member
 
Tradewinds55's Avatar
 
National RV Owners Club
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 2
Send a message via AIM to Tradewinds55
Hi
You Want to check the front Brake calipers after driving and making a few stops, to make sure they are not sticking or holding pressure on the pads. The older Brake Lines can act as a check valve. Good Luck & Happy RVing!!
__________________
Tradewinds55 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-25-2011, 09:18 AM   #19
Member
 
Fleetwood Owners Club
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 37
Pick up couldn't have gone better!
Drove her home with no issues. Runs beautifully.
Maybe a little work needed on the carb/choke, because she doesn't like to start cold.

Checked out all the systems and everything is running well -- except the refrig, which I knew about before.

This being a 22 year old coach, I am amazed at how well maintained and cared for it was. I have all of the manuals, not just for the coach but for every system and appliance in it!

I spent the weekend doing cleaning and started on some of my updates!

So sad that I had to come to work today....would much rather be shining up my new toy!
__________________
HeidiM is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-25-2011, 11:40 AM   #20
Senior Member
 
clarkgriswold's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Dublin, VA
Posts: 391
Excited for you HeidiM and I can totally relate to not wanting to come into work on a Monday and leave my new toy! LOL We bought a 1999 National RV a few years ago (sold it this spring) and loved it. We also had great luck with it and could only complain about one issue.....a small leak that was nearly impossible to find. So, with that said, you might want to check the ceiling and walls over next time you get a good rain. You'd think it would be easy to find a leak but those things are devious....coming in one spot and appearing half the lenght of the RV away!

Love to see photos of RV as you progress. Hang in there today at work. It'll be sitting there waiting patiently for you to play with for as many years as you like. Of course spring fever doesn't help does it? LOL
__________________
clarkgriswold is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-25-2011, 11:59 AM   #21
Senior Member
 
Ken-55's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 343
I'd recommend a couple of overnight stays in the driveway . . . much easier to go back "home" for the things you forgot or the repairs that you didn't realize you needed to make!
__________________

__________________
1991 32' Winnebago Itasca
bought used in 2009 - our first
Ken-55 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
New Newmar Dutch Star Owner PoetryJoe Newmar Owner's Forum 14 12-02-2017 08:49 AM
Need Owner Manual - Trekmate Security System Don Parker Newmar Owner's Forum 4 02-18-2011 12:56 PM
Need Trekmate Owner Manual Don Parker Class A Motorhome Discussions 1 02-05-2011 05:08 PM
Second Owner - extended warranty policy. H. Miller Class A Motorhome Discussions 5 05-01-2009 07:16 AM
First Oil Change Recommendations for new owner John Mo Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 5 10-27-2007 05:25 AM

» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 08:57 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.