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Old 10-09-2012, 05:55 PM   #1
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Well after reading all the post on here for a couple of weeks I had to join. A Month ago I got my self an old Mallard 30 ft. Motorhome. I really like it. It has been well taken care of. And seems to be built well. I was an air Craft Mechanic In the Air Force so I am not over whelmed with anything on this thing. But there is a lot I need to learn. I already installed a Third battery is one of them AGM batteries. I am looking at installing Solar. I was sad to winterize this week. I blow out the water lines but to me I felt better to have antifreeze in the hot water lines and water heater so yes I put like 11 gallons of antifreeze in. I hope that will not hurt anything when it comes time to clean it out. Gray and Black water tanks emptied. And tonight I will clean out the Black water tank and then empty it again. Installing a back up camera tonight. Oh If anyone is interested Manards had Antifreeze on sales so was only like $2.50 a gallon. Going to look at Harborfrieght parking lot sale this weekend for solar panels but the quality of Harbor freight stuff is not the greatest so not sure If that is a good ideal. My Defroster and engine heater does not work is the only thing that was wrong with this motorhome. Is an atwood. K had maybe be to much coffee so I better stop now before I talk my head off on here. Feel free to ask me anything and I am glad to be on here. Peace
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Old 10-10-2012, 06:34 AM   #2
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You did not have to fill the HWH next time just bypass the lines in the back by a kit or make a pipe with 2 elbow fittings to connect hot and cold you will have to flush it out good in the spring. If you run into any more snags just ask
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Old 10-10-2012, 06:55 AM   #3
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Old 10-10-2012, 06:57 AM   #4
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Welcome to the forum. I worked on A7's when in the Navy. You can winterize with about 2 gallons of AF. You just have to drain the hot water tank and put the AF in all the traps and lines.
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Old 10-10-2012, 07:01 AM   #5
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Sounds like you and your RV are a good match.

It is always great to use your skills in a slightly different way. My DH was a boiler technician in the Navy & has always had a boat & trailer, so TT maintenance is just another way to take care of things.
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Welcome to the forum! Always nice to have more experience here. There are lots of kind and helpful folks eager to help should you ever need it.
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Old 10-10-2012, 08:59 AM   #7
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Enjoy your stay here and you will find all sorts of info and shortcuts in maintaining your motorhome. Enjoy and welcome to group.
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I too get too much coffee overload sometimes in the morning!

Welcome aboard and enjoy! There is a rich background of knowledge here and the folks are great! I hope you enjoy it as much as I and keep us posted.

Also, post some pictures of your new 'baby'! I love pictures!

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Old 10-11-2012, 02:47 AM   #9
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Thanks for the ideals anything I hear helps. It does have hot water heater by pass but I still to fill the all the lines and the tank I love this thing and I did not mind spending the money for all the antifreeze but like I said thanks any I am glad to hear and ideals. Glad to be on here looks like a lot of good people on here. Also if I can try to help someone let me know. keep it on the road. Peace
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I forgot to add Thanks to all who welcomed me.
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Old 10-11-2012, 05:20 AM   #11
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Howdy and welcome aboard. Hope you enjoy the site. Congrats on the Mallard puchase and hope you enjoy all your future travels.
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Welcome to IRV2! We're sure glad you decided to go ahead and join the bunch here! Congrats on the new rig! I'm sure you will have it in tip-top shape in no time at all! Good luck & God bless!
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Old 10-12-2012, 11:18 PM   #13
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Well I over looked the age of the tires cause I just wanted it so much and was to much in a hurry. The problem is they look just fine to me but they are just about 9 years old and I read that no matter what type motorhome tires are only good for 7 years. I want to be safe and I know of course new tires are better then old. Any buddy have any input I would be glad to hear what you have to say about this. Also I am looking at Satillite internet service and of course hardware. I know I can use my Verizon USB wireless modum but would like more speed as I have never been really happy with there service. I do watch movies using my Computer Netflix. So if anyone has a service they are happy with I would be interested. I like to write songs while on the road in the RV and I use the computer to send songs to my friends and band members but yes I still fine lots of time for the camp fire and swimming and things like that. This sight sure is interesting I love it and I love my Motorhome. Peace
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Well I over looked the age of the tires cause I just wanted it so much and was to much in a hurry. The problem is they look just fine to me but they are just about 9 years old and I read that no matter what type motorhome tires are only good for 7 years. I want to be safe and I know of course new tires are better then old. Any buddy have any input I would be glad to hear what you have to say about this. Also I am looking at Satillite internet service and of course hardware. I know I can use my Verizon USB wireless modum but would like more speed as I have never been really happy with there service. I do watch movies using my Computer Netflix. So if anyone has a service they are happy with I would be interested. I like to write songs while on the road in the RV and I use the computer to send songs to my friends and band members but yes I still fine lots of time for the camp fire and swimming and things like that. This sight sure is interesting I love it and I love my Motorhome. Peace
Welcome to the forum. You are correct; 9 year old tires need replacing no matter how good they look.

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