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Old 05-29-2012, 08:35 PM   #1
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Saturday is the day...

Saturday, 2 June 2012 shall be a day to remember. It's the day the new-to-us 1971 Puma Travelstar comes home. Well, Sunday it comes home, 'cause it's going camping first

Throughout the initial inspections leading to the purchase, we've done pretty well at identifying potential issues. The only thing I am not all that sure about are the propane lines. She's got one tank, newer style with OPD regulator. Previous owner says he had no issues with the fuel delivery system, and I have no reason to question him on it.

(History of the trailer is that we are the third owners of it. Second owner bought it for him and his boys after their mother died to take to car shows. First owner bought it new and used it with their three girls. It comes with maintenance records, new canvas, newer tank, new tires, repacked wheels, and all the original paperwork.)

I am curious, though, as to what kinds of things should be on our watch lists as we use her for the first time. Tips, tricks, ideas, suggestions - we'll listen to most of 'em.

Thanks in advance!
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Congrats on the new trailer. I guess on of the primary thinks to stay on top of is seams and potential leaks. I would go ahead and pressure the gas systems and go over it with a soap bubble leak detector. Next check all of the electrical system...all 12 volt light work?

And always chock the wheels before you unhitch the trailer.

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Thank you for the good advice, its quote solid. The soap trick in particular I will use this weekend.
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Also, the lights do all work. When we initially looked at the trailer, it was connected to shore power, and he had just finished towing it the previous weekend without issue.
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