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Old 03-04-2019, 07:39 PM   #1
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Maintenance Procedure

I am curious as to what the maintenance procedure is for an old camper, I just bought a 1991 Dutchmen. I also wonder how to ensure that everything is up to par, without tearing the whole camper apart?? Thanks!!
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Old 03-04-2019, 11:43 PM   #2
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As you know from another post, leaks are your enemy. Inspect and reseal all areas on the roof.
Some folks carry a moister meter to check interior walls.
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I am curious as to what the maintenance procedure is for an old camper, I just bought a 1991 Dutchmen. I also wonder how to ensure that everything is up to par, without tearing the whole camper apart?? Thanks!!
Look into Eternabond, this will help.

Iím new too. Iíve been told with any used camper, you need to go through every system and ensure itís working O.K. Since you already know itís his you have a good head start. So if the tires are recent and good, and bearings were repacked, you can cross these off the list and move on.

I divided up the systems between safety and comfort,and prioritize the safety issues first like tires, bearings, brakes, hitches, propane, etc..then I work on the comfort like fixing a hot water heater or changing to led lights.

The forums and YouTube are your friend, but always get information from more than one source. Lots of opinions out there.

I hope this helps. Good luck and have fun!
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Here is a link to a pre-delivery checklist. Use this to keep on track as you go. Make a list of all your major appliances; make, model and serial number. Manuals are available online for a lot of them.

Roof, windows, and penetrations are the first place to spend your time. Water intrusion will kill an RV in very short order.

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