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Old 06-27-2011, 09:55 AM   #1
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Hi there! This is Tracy from NB, Canada. I am proud to say that we just bought our first camper yesterday. 1977 Prowler- 20 feet. We are very proud and happy for the great deal we found. Thanks to the wonderful previous owners who took very good care of the the 1977. I am wondering if anyone has any suggestions for a first time camper owner. We are pretty green, so we need to know everything!

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Old 06-27-2011, 10:29 AM   #2
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Congratulations on you "new" camper and welcome to this great site!

I too have an older camper that we enjoy greatly, the previous owners took great care of ours for 27 years and and still has plenty of life left.

A few things I would recommend, check all the seals around windows, vents, door and roof and reseal as needed, being older the seals dry out and need some TLC.

Also have your wheel bearings checked and grease repacked unless you know for sure they where done recently.

Find out what brand and model the accessories like A/C, hot water heater, refrig, etc... are and google manuals, read and learn about them.

When you plug you camper in many of your items in the camper do not directly run on the 120 from your plug. the 120 from the plug goes to a converter and converts the 120 to 12v DC to charge a battery and run the lights and some other items.

Learning the camper is as fun as camping IMO.

Again Welcome! and there will be others that chime in with more info as well
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Old 06-27-2011, 10:32 AM   #3
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Thanks so much for the reply! The information is very helpful. I will look into all those things you suggest.

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Old 06-27-2011, 10:39 AM   #4
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Also, Regarding the 120V ac and the 12v dc, this is speaking for my model and every manufacturer did things different, some campers have ac and dc lighting.
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Old 06-27-2011, 10:07 PM   #5
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Welcome to the forum and congratulations on becoming the owner of a "vintage" RV!
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