<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by ctcamper:
12,000 a year is not an excessive amount for an internal combustion engine. The auto industry considers 12K per year an average use.
Tires should be changed when the tread is worn out or the age of the tire is 5 to 7 years. You can find out the manufacturing date of the tire by reading the DOT number on the sidewall.
Locate the series of numbers preceded by DOT. The last four digits of that number represent the week and year the tire was built. A three-digit code was used for tires manufactured before the year 2000.
As far as batteries, they usually last a few years before requiring replacement. You may or may not need to change the house battery depending on if it is holding a charge and your intended use. If you plan on using the MH for campground camping and some one night overnighters, you can probably get away with the current battery, or if it's not holding a charge then getting another 12v replacement. If you plan on dry camping for extended periods of 3 days or more you might want to look into buying two 6v deep cycle golf cart batteries that you would place in series to get 12 volts. I had that setup on my previous Adventurer and I was able to fit the two 6v batteries along with the chassis battery in the battery tray.
Aside from that, Welcome and enjoy your new toy
Good stuff Ctcamper! Thanks.I didn't know how to read the tire date, so thanks for that. I will probably go to the 6v when I change batterys. I saw one thread where a fellow had replace the 2 12v's with 4 6v in the same loaction. He had to remove the battery clamps to do it, but I doubt they will be going anywhere when the box is that full. I will have to give that some serious thought when the time comes.
Joe & Sherri