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Old 04-13-2018, 02:38 PM   #1
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New guy in Maine

Just picked up a 1992 classic 180 Dutchmen rear bath side dinette.

Let the modernization begin!

Plan on new flooring, LED lights in and outside, repairing a marker light in the progress, and a new commode. Although everything works, I want to upgrade a couple things.

Need to source a new door and look into what I can do to the roof to keep things good. No leaks, but looks like it has seen a few years without any coating. Kind of a newbie in this regard, prior camper was a teardrop with a solid fiberglass roof. Help?
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Old 04-13-2018, 02:48 PM   #2
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Nice looking rig! Welcome to our forum..... I am sure you will be able to enjoy both months of your camping season in that rig
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Make that 3 months, plan on swamper tires so I can do mud season too lol
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Make that 3 months, plan on swamper tires so I can do mud season too lol
IF they have NOT been changed yet, I would highly recommend it. Looks like a nice rig. Welcome to this place!
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Front axle has 2 quality Goodyear trailer tires 6 mo old. Rear axle needs 2 new ones. Obvious older tires although still good to great tread, no cracking. Problem: one is 15 inch like the fronts, one is a 14 inch! D'oh! The good news is the very new spare is a 15, so I will replace the 14 with that one. Will buy a second just like it for the other side. The older 15 will become the spare for now.
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Front axle has 2 quality Goodyear trailer tires 6 mo old. Rear axle needs 2 new ones. Obvious older tires although still good to great tread, no cracking. Problem: one is 15 inch like the fronts, one is a 14 inch! D'oh! The good news is the very new spare is a 15, so I will replace the 14 with that one. Will buy a second just like it for the other side. The older 15 will become the spare for now.
May want to check them for load range and stuff... a blowout on the road can be a disaster and take ALL the fun out of a trip.
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Did that, spare and front axle all have matching load capacity and speed rating. Plan on having the axles greased and spindles inspected before first trip
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