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Frank777
06-16-2007, 09:07 PM
We'll be picking up a 2000 3124 next week that is "almost new." It has been used twice and sitting the rest of the almost seven years. Original owners who never used the toilet or opened the awning.

Is there anything special I should be looking for? Items that might have deteriorated from lack of use? Seals, etc. Propane tanks? I'll replace the tires when we get back...a 900 mile trip.

Thanks, Frank

grakin
06-17-2007, 06:42 AM
You'll want new tires (they degrade in the sunlight and air). Quite possibly a battery too.

rtcassel
06-17-2007, 09:27 AM
We'll be picking up a 2000 3124 next week that is "almost new." It has been used twice and sitting the rest of the almost seven years. ... I'll replace the tires when we get back...a 900 mile trip.


I would suggest reading the many posts about tire failures and the damage they may cause. It may be prudent to spend time looking into buying tires before your trip home. You do not want to start your ownership experience on a bad note.

countrygirl
06-17-2007, 06:39 PM
Cool!!! Good Luck!!! Enjoy!!!!

wmtire
06-17-2007, 06:50 PM
Unless you are going to tow your newly purchased TrailManor back home on a flatbed trailer, I really think you need to listen to the sound advice everyone is giving you about replacing the tires FIRST.

Since you are already planning to replace them, you are really taking an unneccessary risk in not doing it before you tow it home.

If you read the terrible experiences that others have had with tire failures, hopefully you will take preventative measures to save yourself from it.

I am also a relative newbie to this site, but what I have already learned from everybody's wisdom here speaks volumes.

Bobby

Freedom
06-17-2007, 08:02 PM
Before too long you should consider the mod on the wheel wells. I wouldn't worry about it before the trip home, but a 2000 model will have the square wheel wells which trap the tread from a failed tire and do a lot of damage to the TM. The mod isn't hard, just time consuming - it took me about 4 hours.

camp2canoe
06-18-2007, 09:13 AM
You might check the expiration date on the propane cylinders as well. I'm at the office now (otherwise I'd run out and check) but I believe that propane cylinders are stamped with expiry dates after which they can't be refilled. I don't know if they can be tested and recertified or if they need to be replaced. Some years ago tanks were required to have overfill protection devices and those valves have a distinctive triangular handle. I'm not sure when those went into effect but if your TM has the vertical tanks, it could very well be that the owner has rotated the TM tanks with his barbecue grill tanks. - Camp2Canoe

Frank777
06-18-2007, 12:15 PM
I've made arrangements for new tires and packing the wheel bearings and I'll check the tanks on arrival.

The tire store in Iowa recommended MultiMile trailer tires. They are 8 ply radials. He's been in business for 31 years and says he's never had a problem with them.

Thanks for all the info.

I'll post photos when we get home.


God bless, Frank