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Old 01-19-2014, 05:17 PM   #1
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Lazy Rv owner

As a lazy rv owner that ran into hard times here is my story of getting this rig back on the road.

1st day: Rv been sitting for two years need to get it on the pavement to work on it. Hooked up some chains to pull it onto the drive way but the brakes are frozen shut. Figured out how to jack up this thing on sugar sand and managed to get all four wheals moving. Pulled it into the driveway after braking a few chains and destroying a tow strap expedition didn't like pulling 14000lbs.

2nd day: start to cleaning and listing what needs to be looked at. Drained oil and filled with new. Found leak in brake line which probably burst when towing with expedition but shows weak link and will be addressed. Here are the picks of a dirty rig. Cleaned all day and started this punch list not in any order:

Bleed brakes due to leak
Front Sway bar bushings replace
Drain hose for water tank needs replacing
check for pro pain leaks
cracks on rear need to be fixed
antenna needs repaving
battery charge and replace if necessary
Power inverter fix
need oven grommets
repaint stove cover
seal on rear window needs replacing
change filter on extractor fan
change bathroom vent
clean out intake and check exhaust for critters
drain fuel and check tank

alot of things for a few days feel guilty that i let this rig sit but going to do her justice and get her back on the road budget willing.

Just wanted to share. will post more pics of the cleanup but it got dark.
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Old 01-19-2014, 05:38 PM   #2
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That looks like you have your work cut out for you. Good news is if that is the total list spread out over some time it should be manageable.

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Old 01-19-2014, 05:54 PM   #3
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Forgot to add that I need to replace the rubber roof$$ Will get it started next week gonna drain fuel tank and will fill with 10 gallons and sea foam gonna run it for a bit then change fuel filter if it starts ok. inside is nice though after clean up.
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Old 01-19-2014, 06:00 PM   #4
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Old 02-04-2014, 06:26 PM   #5
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Moving on

Got AC/DC converter working and now trying to get the slide out to go out
Pick of the clean up here. only getting .6vdc to the switch.
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Old 02-04-2014, 06:43 PM   #6
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think it won't go out due to the batteries being dead would have thought the inverter would have done it.. Will replace the batts tomoorrow and update.

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