My dream has finally come true. I have purchased a travel trailer. It's my first ever! It's a 1979 21' Shasta that I bought from a private seller, (vs. a dealership). I wanted something small and something I could pull with my jeep without traumatizing myself!
Well, I brought it home today and I am so happy! Now here is where you all come in, if you so wish.
I'm as green as grass! I did plug in the electricity to our house power today, and drop my leveling jacks, but I didn't touch the heat or the water because the lady who sold it to me told me I needed to flush all the antifreeze out and I don't know how to do that. She said hook it up, turn on the water and let it run for 20 minutes? I think that is all she said to do. Either way, i though I would get some knowledge from those who do this all the time. The lady who owned it and used it said she never used the heat, beucause she was afraid of silent fumes...which she scared me with saying that so now i"m afraid to use the heater. It can run on electric or propane, that's probably an obvious to everyone, sorry I'm totally new.
But I need to learn because in June, I have to head out and be on my own for a grant I got hired on for which is why i bought it. (thats a story for another post.) But I know nothing. I dont know how to hook up my water..is it just hook up a hose to a spigot?
How do i fill my grey and black tanks?
when do I know/ how long until I dump my black tanks? There will be myself and someone else living in it full time.
I'm certain there were more questions which I have blanked on now.
I know what boondocking is, but what do I need to know to go "boondocking"
do I travel between places with my tanks empty or full?
how do I install a carbon monoxide/smoke detector on an older travel trailer?
there is a window A/C unit in it, but i have NO intention of using it..it's right above my bed and I DO NOT like cold air blowing on me when I'm sleeping.
I want to go solar, so how do i figure out what wattage i need?
okay, I will be parked in SD and MT mostly. and I plan to live in this thing full time, so as it gets colder i will need to know about winterizing it.
thank you for reading this, it's lovely to be here, and I'm so excited!
be well all of you!
I look forward to reading responses.
ps..sorry for the typos, i'm using a tiny little laptop and I'm very tired.