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Old 07-19-2015, 09:58 AM   #1
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Just want to say hey. Just bought my first motorhome. It's a 2002 sunseeker 30". I found this forum and am excited to find lots of good information.

Any good advice for a virgin owner?
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Old 07-19-2015, 10:01 AM   #2
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Old 07-19-2015, 10:42 AM   #4
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Welcome!!
Let's get started.. check those tires, purify the water system, walk the roof, clean and caulk.
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Old 07-19-2015, 08:24 PM   #5
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Let's get started.. check those tires, purify the water system, walk the roof, clean and caulk.

Enjoy! Ask questions, that is what we are all here for.


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Old 07-20-2015, 11:33 AM   #6
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New motorhome owner

We were just talking about tire blowouts
My first RV (a 2004 jamboree)
Tires looked new but were over 5years old
RV sat for 2-3 years
This is a recipe for trouble
One of the reasons owners drive the unit at least monthly (when not camping season) is to keep the tires pliable and prevent dry rot
If you are going down the highway and everything starts shaking hard
Pull over,a tire is about to blow!
Keep the water up in those coach batteries
Make sure you check the roof caulking and add self leveling Dicore right over any dry cracked caulk
I know it's obvious but make sure you never plug into 220 volt power supply
(Shouldn't ever be a problem at a camp ground but camping at friends or remote private locations is trouble cause your plug matches a 220
Had a sticky worn flush valve/peddle and toilet overflowed
Of course have fun and don't stress but these were the things that almost ruined RVing for us
We have road side assistance and an extended warranty on our new coach.
The dealer misrepresented the used coach
Our new FR 2860 has been a good purchase and our new dealer a joy to work with
Good Luck and have fun
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Old 07-21-2015, 06:22 AM   #8
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You may already know this, but check your tires. If they are older Michelins, you may be lucky. They recalled over a million of the size used on Class C's and will replace them free. Look on their website and check your date codes. Don't forget to check the spare tire. It would be covered, too.
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Old 08-06-2015, 06:41 AM   #9
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What is the best way to purify the water system?
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Old 08-06-2015, 06:47 AM   #10
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What is the best way to purify the water system?
I believe he really meant "sanitize". Your owner's manual should give you step-by-step instructions on how to do this using bleach. You can also search these forums with the term "Sanitize" to bring up many threads.

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