I just picked one up an I am jazzed.
I was intending to get one that needed work to be used as a hunting camp.
To my surprise I picked one up for 2100 that was in mint condition. I do not think it was even used (if it was used it was for a very short duration). There are no scuffs on the floor and the stove is clean.
It is a Forest River, Bunk House model.
Here is the list of things I will need to repair.
- Add floor vents (it looks like someone removed them).
- Replace missing lenses on two of the running lights.
- Replace the missing mattress in the BR. The bunk mattress were still in plastic.
- The vent fan does not turn on.
- Put fittings of sewer pipe.
So far the mattress is going to be the big expense unless I add tanks.
I have checked all of the lights, the converter, AC, fridge.
It came with a deep cycle battery and propane tanks. The battery charged right up.
I still need to check the WH and Furnace, both are Suburban models. Although the anode/plug was removed which leads me to believe that the water was at least drained before storage.
After my wife got a look at it, she has decided that it does not need to stay at the farm to much.
I am interested in adding tanks to make it self contained. I looked under it and there is plenty of room.
As far as I can tell the big difference between this trailer and a dealer model is the Porcelain Toilet, Fridge, general finish (not bad but not high end), smaller and less windows (no big deal for a hunting camp) and the lack of tanks.
I looked at the Cavalier models and in my opinion the Forest River model is better. Your right some of them were in pretty bad shape (mold, pets, bullet holes). Others were unused but had water damage from storage.
If anyone has information on how to add tanks please let me know. It looks to be pretty basic plumbing. I am wondering on the best way to solidly mount the tanks.