Good advice for a friend buying a used RV
- from my expert parents....
Frankly, I'm not handy enough to own an RV ... can you fix a slideout
with a home-made cotter pin? Dad can.
Anyway, here's their check list -- good luck!
Life is a hard battle anyway, and if we laugh and sing a little as we
fight the good fight of freedom, it makes it all go easier. --Sojourner
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First off--check the tires. Tires over four years old even though they
look fine, need to be replaced. (about $2000.00). Especially if the rig
has just been sitting. Skip's tires looked wonderful until the rig was
taken for a test drive.
Put a thermometer in the frig to see if the temp holds. CheckToilet to
see if it holds water between flushes. Where are the outlets to drain.
What size holding tanks. One of Hollis rigs had the handles on the
opposite side from the drain hose. Not nice....
Kind of traveling to be done. Slide outs are nice but can you get in to
the kitchen and to eat without putting out a slide. Can get a much
better bargain without slides but that is a personal choice. And do the
slides work properly. Jim repaired Hollis'-David's more than once and
Lynn have been repairing theirs from the git-go. Roof leaks (check in
all the upper cabinets as well) and appliances and water heater, furnace
and A/C. RV appliances are expensive.