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Old 06-27-2020, 02:39 PM   #1
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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!
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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.
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Welcome. Check Amazon for several books available that list basic steps for all RV systems. "Idiots Guide to RV'ing" etc.
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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?
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