RV News RVBusiness 2021 Top 10 RVs of the Year, plus 56 additional debuts and must-see units → ×
RV Trip Planning Discussions

Go Back   iRV2 Forums > iRV2.com COMMUNITY FORUMS > Vintage RV's
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 06-27-2020, 02:39 PM   #1
Junior Member
Join Date: Jun 2020
Posts: 5
Question 1979 Ford Empress 23 ft cutaway

Hello Vintage RV group! My wife and I are pretty new to RVing and just bought a 1979 Ford Empress 23 ft cutaway with 61,000KM on it. It's only had two owners and the last one used it once. Everything seems in great shape. Very well cared for. THE BIG QUESTION! We'd like to take if for its first outing to a fairly close campground. Is there a thread that explains what I need to "open it up" for the season? I assume I need to flush the water tanks, etc but don't know the proper procedure, and of course, no owners manual. Any check list out there of things I need to do? Thanks for your patience with a newby!
vthiessen is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 06-27-2020, 07:08 PM   #2
Senior Member
Join Date: Mar 2016
Location: Moving out of Connecticut
Posts: 545
Your drive way is far enough for the first night. See if you can find a friend to be a "native guide" for you.
Yes, you need to flush and probably sterilize the potable system, but I don't know this coach and without being there to look at it, I can only guess.
F76Marion is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-28-2020, 09:15 AM   #3
Senior Member
George Schweikle's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2004
Posts: 2,895
Welcome. Check Amazon for several books available that list basic steps for all RV systems. "Idiots Guide to RV'ing" etc.
George Schweikle Lexington, KY
1999 Safari TREK 2830, FMCA 190830, Safari International chapter
1995 Safari TREK 2630, 1983 Winnebago Chieftain, 1976 Midas Mini
George Schweikle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-08-2020, 03:13 PM   #4
Junior Member
Join Date: Jun 2020
Posts: 5
ROOF leakage

Thanks to everyone who responded with the excellent advice! Our first out of town trip was fairly good. We did discover some leakage at the front of our 1979 Ford cutaway right about the over-the-drivers side sleeper. Any advice on the best method of dealing with leakage on a vintage RV roof?
vthiessen is offline   Reply With Quote


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Empress :: 1979 Ford Empress 2300 vthiessen iRV2 Owners Registry 0 06-27-2020 02:28 PM
1979 Empress Class C Garbear Class C Motorhome Discussions 1 02-26-2017 12:15 PM
1979 empress class C Garbear Vintage RV's 2 02-22-2017 08:51 PM
Our new 1979 22ft Empress motorhome, Class A veercan Vintage RV's 11 08-05-2007 08:33 AM

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 01:16 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.