My wife and I just purchased this travel trailer a few days ago for what I felt was a good deal based on the campers and prices in our area. Came with the bunk slide and the larger dinette/couch slide. Even came with everything for the sewage and water, plus extra 30amp extension cords and a Blue Ox SwayPro weight distribution hitch. Our plan is to camp down on the Ohio river with some families on our sons 8yo football team. We got a boat as well, just to make sure I'm really up to my neck in maintenance items before, during and after the summer season
There were a few items that are going to need immediate attention that were noticed or disclosed before our purchase that I need to take care of before using it during the summer.
1)Hot water heater is broken/not working due to not being winterized with the rest of the system. I have no doubt I can fix it, just wondering if there are any tips, tricks or anything to watch out for when tackling that job.
2)The larger slide has what I would consider severe water damage, but not a total loss. The ceiling is sagging a few inches across the entire slide, but the roof of the slide isn't bowed in at all. I assume the wood is saturated or just rotted and needs to be replaced. I've done plenty of wood work and can tackle the job, I just want to see if there are any instructions to show how things went together so I can prepare for it. Such as Trim, ceiling, electrical, light mounts, what kind of materials to use, etc.
3)Is there an online source or one stop shop for TT parts and maintenance items? I want to get 2 of the slide toppers for sure, but still want to fix the ceiling in the slide before the season starts.
4)MOST IMPORTANT: Interior switches
Any tips or tricks on how to figure out what they control? I have a few that I'm still unsure of, but spent 30 minutes checking lights and appliances to no end. I've got the vast majority figured out after a few minutes, just trying to make sure I keep everything perfect for the season.
I know it's a long winded post and I very much appreciate the help if you do decide to tackle these questions!!! I am sure they're the simple easy things for you all, but I'M NEW lol. They'll be simple enough for me in the coming months I'm sure, but until then, you all are my guidance lol