We just got a 1989 Aluma Lite XL Too!
I have been working on fixing things...
- Wiped every surface with clorox wipes, tilex and steam cleaned every piece of fabric... from stem to stern... smells much better!
- Fixed water heater... the igniter wires just need a light sanding.
- Traced wires to fog lights, seat air compressor, radio, cb, and rewired.
- changed out most of the compartment lockers with thumb locks rather than key locks... and the two i wanted locked got combination locks.
- Went on the roof and sealed every seam with 3M 5200 Marine sealant.
- Took it to a heavy duty truck shop and had the engine checked out... everything was good.
- Took it to a generator shop and it was also good to go.
- Replaced the Battery Assist switch from momentary to an on/off switch, so when the RV is plugged in next to the house that the on board charger also charges the engine battery.
- Put in a 22" HD TV and Blue Ray player to replace the old one.
- Replaced every ballast in the florcent lights expect for 2.
Things still to do...
- Replace the headlight units... some research i did told me they are Ford Escort headlight combo units.
- Replace the Fridge (electic only and old) with a combo gas/electic/12v)
- Fix the cruise control
- Replace floor carpeting and kitchen flooring
- Repair bathroom floor (water damage)
- (Wife) redesign interior color and look... more beach theme.
- Stock kitchen, pantry and closets with everyting for living in it.
- (Me) Paint outside with a new design.
- Install a backup camera (got it for christmas)
- Fix or replace outside TV antenna.
Does anyone know where to get the windshield washer nozzles? Mine are cracked and need replacing... and I can't find any.
Does anyone have a momentary round push button on their dash? I traced it to a in-line tap that goes to a relay that seems to control an engine fan... doesn't make any sense to me. Could be a previous owner mod.
So my wife and I have been trailer sailors for sometime now....
Kinda like RVing... just no tires.
We decided to venture into the land of RV's... we kinda tested the "waters"
by renting an RV for a week, headed down to Florida to visit brother and mother in law, and then went to Disney world's Fort Wilderness and had fun learning how to RV (and how not to).
Learned that a refigerator that uses propane does not work on an incline... and the fastest way to get the kids and wife out of the RV quickly is to leave the value open on the sewer hookup (there's no P trap on the toilet??? ...
We are looking forward to what I call a "learning" adventure and modifying this RV to make it our own. Love this forum... it's just like the one I use with the boat... great attitudes and helpful members...
Would love to hear more about everyones experience with this model... we are planning a trip to Savannah GA in few months for a trial run.
It's funny, I have seen more Aluma Lites near my city lately since I have one now!
Erik & Jean