Bought a 1983 Airstream Sovereign
yesterday. We are building a home and intend to live in it for up to a year. Heres the kicker; The owner did not know anything about the camper (wife was there only), visually it is in very good condition; few cosmetics on the inside. All the manuals came with it. I was unable to hook up power, water, or test the propane and battery. The house site is remote and has no power, water, or septic. My thoughts are to purchase solar equipment until the power pole goes in.
I would like step by step guidance as to; what to do to the unit before I move it (Predicitive/preventative maintenance, what needs lube, how to check the battery, should I clean out the holding tanks? etc., I think it has been 2 years since used. One I park it that will be it so want to attend to as many things while in town with it.
Next; how should I chock it or park it and secure it for the year? What should be looked at under the camper? Anyone have experience adding a screen porch? Wondered how to do it considering the unique shape and if it should incorporate the awning?
Any assistance would be most appreciated. It was kind of crazy
to buy it like this but the unit is so clean and well cared for I felt confident.