Originally Posted by Meeker
I've recently purchased a 74' International and I have a question. Is there a such thing as a trailer tune up? I don't mean for transportation, I mean for living. I know when I purchase a used car, I need to make sure certain things are in order to ensure safe and reliable travel. What are those things in a trailer. I'm assuming, water, heat, cooling, ect..... What do I need to know.
BTW, I purchased a Service Manual from Airstream last week.
Every system should be thoroughly checked.
The furnace should be removed, taken apart, cleaned, gaskets replaced and then bench tested.
Reefer flue and burner cleaned.
Water pump overhaul?
Water filter replacement?
All window, door, access door gaskets, and especially the sewer vent pipe cover gaskets, along with the vent cover gaskets, unless replaced, have passed their life expectancy.
Window latch adjustments, entrance door lock condition (striker bolt and striker pocket)?
Ceiling vent cover condition?
Rear end separation, missing interior/exterior rivets?
Brake, bearing, grease seal and axle condition?
Tire and wheel condition?
Integrity of the gray, black and fresh water tanks?
Alignment and proper fit of all the doors?
Any rain water leaks??
Correct any possible damages caused by vibtation to the furniture and/or shell?
Sealing the exterior of all the stack and vista view windows?
What's the condition of the vinylclad walls? Are they sticky? Do they need cleaning? Do they need a couple of coats of Future floor acrylic?
That will keep you busy, at least for a while.