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Old 04-25-2012, 07:47 AM   #1
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Used Georgetown MH maintenance tips

I recently purchased a 2010 330ts and love it (8k miles and 200 hrs on the gen). I plan on bringing it home this weekend to do some catch up maintenance as there were no records as to what was ever done to it. I had CW do an engine oil change along with the required maintenance on the generator. Below are the other items I plan on doing:

1. Flush out the water heater
2. Change the anode in the water heater
3. Apply a rust converter to the bottom of the chassis (it has lots of rust)
4. Wash and wax (rubbing my hand on the white paint leaves a white chalk residue on my hand)
5. Replace the engine air filter

If you guys don't mind, will you list out anything else you can think of that I should take of?

Thanks so much,
Louis
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Old 04-25-2012, 07:58 AM   #2
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You should check corking around windows
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Old 04-25-2012, 09:50 AM   #3
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Check ALL fluid levels, (don't forget the slideout and leveling fluid)
Tire air press and condition
Battery water (distilled)
All lights inside and out
Roof clean and treatment
Frig and freezer operation and temp
Flush all water tanks (black, gray and fresh)
I bet there's more,
but that will get you started.
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You should check corking around windows
I assume this is just a visual check or are you you hitting the outside windows with water?

As far as visually, I assume I'm just looking for any gaps in the seals. Anything else to look for?
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Check ALL fluid levels, (don't forget the slideout and leveling fluid)
Tire air press and condition
Battery water (distilled)
All lights inside and out
Roof clean and treatment
Frig and freezer operation and temp
Flush all water tanks (black, gray and fresh)
I bet there's more,
but that will get you started.
Good Luck, & Happy camping.
Thanks, that's good info.

Concerning the roof. My roof is fiberglass. What treatment are your referring to?

Also, I'm aware of the hydraulic reservoir for the slide outs but is there a separate reservoir for the leveling jacks?

Any tips on flushing the fresh water tank. The black and fray are easy because of the dump valve. I'm guessing there is a plug on the fresh water tank.
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Sanitize the water lines. Use 1/4 cup of household bleach for every 15 gallons of water you put in the fresh water tank. Pump the water through each line to the faucets, toilet, shower until you smell the bleach. Then let it sit for at least a few hours or overnight. Turn the by-pass to closed on the water heater since you're replacing the anode rod you'll be draining it if there's any water in there already. Drain the fresh water tank and water lines and refill tank with fresh water and rinse out the lines. The bleach mixture will not harm anyone should it all not come out.
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Old 04-25-2012, 12:12 PM   #7
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My Georgertown is a 2008 model 373 on a F53 2007 Ford frame

I guess with a fiberglass roof you just clean and wax it
Mine is a rubber membrain type (read as cheap)

The drain for the fresh water is next to/by the propane tank

and my hydraulic reservoir for the slide outs and the leveling jacks
is one reservoir for both of them. in a seperate conpartment

cfsoistman helped with the water tank question
now your all set.
Go to work!

hope this helps,
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Thanks guys... I guess after reading the previous posts, I'll add checking that the cosmetic lug nuts that are holding on my wheel caps are secure.

What about lubrication? Is there any routine lubrication (silicone or lithium grease) that you find yourself performing?
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If you need any manuals on any of the equipment just ask and you shall receive.
When you are finished you can come by my place and check mine out if you have free time left.
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When you are finished you can come by my place and check mine out if you have free time left.
I've been scouring the forums, downloading everything I can get my hands on. As a first time MH owner, I feel like a sponge. This forum rocks!
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