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Old 03-05-2017, 01:46 PM   #11
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Congratulations. I too am a new RT owner (as of last month). Despite getting a pre-purchase mechanical inspection, I am finding lots of small things that are keeping me busy. One is a propane leak.... I identified the source (a hose that runs from the wing-shaped cutoff to the LP tank), and ordered a new one. I had to replace the foam cushions (old and smoke-odors). I changed a leaky grey water blade valve yesterday. I found a leaky grey water pipe also.... gotta work on that this week.
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Old 03-05-2017, 03:28 PM   #12
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I spent a good amount of time in my driveway learning the systems with the manuals...and figuring out where everything is and assembling a toolset to stay in the van.
Mine came with pretty comprehensive service records for the chevy part.

I spent a good couple of days giving each screw a 1/8 or 1/4 turn as the wood dries and shrinks in our climate

so you learn to wave at the right tribe- RT's have 3 windows in the front, most other makes have 2
( i wave at everyone)

enjoy

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Old 03-07-2017, 08:11 PM   #13
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I hope to find a rally to go to soon....
Not super soon, but there is this rally
http://b-rally.org/

5/18-21, Williamsburg, VA
It will be our first rally!
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Thanks, everyone, for the messages. Yes, mine seems to have been well maintained, but I will be doing a thorough test of all the systems in my driveway, well before I take it anywhere. Also, there are a fair number of rattles and squeaks in the interior as I drive it. I'm going to try the "locate every screw and give it a quarter turn" and see if that helps. It's 18 years old and has a lot of parts that are screwed together. I also learned - after I bought it - that the water system hadn't been winterized this year.... we're in South Carolina and haven't had much cold weather, so hopefully I won't find any surprises. Good news is that the interior is immaculate and smells fresh. The previous owner took much pride.. matching comforters, stuff I don't really care about, but the pride of ownership shows.

Thanks for the info on the rally, too. I also have a Casita trailer and a Runaway teardrop style camper. We have really enjoyed going to ralleys to meet up with like minded folks and to learn about our toys! I hope to be there!
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