Well I am finally
back in the saddle again. San Fernando Valley, CA
Just got a 1997 Bounder 34V
with single slide, jacks and a tag axle on a Ford Chassis with a 460 engine and no documents
ordered the owners manual from Fleetwood
The last time I had RV's and was in the RV business (1975>>1985) Dodge 440's were state-of-the art.
Owned Class "A" 1971 Winnebago, 1976 Explorer, 1978 Pace Arrow. Lived aboard MH and TT several years.
Rig has OEM (1996) Michelens on the Tag and 2004 Firestones on the steer and power axle.
I figure I need new tires and checking the Tire Threads
on this board, opinions are all over the place.
I need 235/85r 16's and might put 20,000 miles on them.
What do I get??? Can I leave the best of the Firestones on the tag and just get six tires for steer and power??
I have seen plenty of threads
on that. I figure to just wash and rinse it with dishwashing soap and a soft brush. What is the BEST WAY to reseal the seam at the front and rear caps?? How do you remove the old "goop" without damaging the rubber roof??
SLIDES AND JACKS
Any maintainance (change fluids, clean ram arms) or "If it is working, leave it be."??
Any favorite Ford Service in the Los Angeles Area and anyone to stay away from?? I figure to "lube, oil and filter" + fuel filter and air cleaner before I do any traveling.
Should I flush the fuel injector system and the transmission or leave them be?
It just has rubber and shocks (no air bags). How do I figure (and adjust) so the tag is carrying the proper amount of weight? I have not weighed the coach yet, but will as soon as possible.
Mine are dead. I figure to get Trojan 105's for around $120 each.
Any better deals and/or are Interstates better??
I have a 1993 copy of "Full Time RVing" by the Moeller's and a 2004 copy of "All the stuff you need to know about RVing" by Jones and Lowe.
Yes, I am going to sanitize the water system.
WHAT ELSE DO I NEED TO CHECK/KNOW????