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Old 01-04-2022, 12:27 AM   #1
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Inspection list/winterproofing

Getting ready to buy a 2007 vectra 40td. My wife, 4 year old daughter and I plan to live in it and travel as much as possible. I am buying from an individual so It would be awesome if I could get a list of stuff to check that I wouldn’t think of. Also it was 9 degrees last week. I’m going to have to winter proof this thing anyone have any tips.

I am very mechanical plan on ripping the carpet out and putting some kind of hardwood or pergo. Any tips on this would be great also.

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Old 01-04-2022, 04:31 AM   #2
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You did not say if you have RVed before or not. I will take it that you have not rved before. With that in mind I would search out a certified RV inspection service in your area. This would not only give you peace of mind but a good starting point for maintenance.

The list you asked for will go on for ever the good folks on this forum will provide great information.

You will need to check everything from tires to caulk. Leveling jacks to tv antenna.

When I purchased my 07 meridian I took it to a shop that deals with rvs and busses for a look see. It turned out need front wheel bearings. The cat c7 needed air dryer. My point is a certified rv inspector would have found these items and saved me some time and money.

When you say "winter proof" theres really not much to do as the current owner should have winterized the water system already. If you mean make it livable in the winter good luck. You most likely will need to get an adapter for the propane so you can get a larger free standing tank. Some type of insulation around unit.

These links may help you down the road

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Old 01-04-2022, 10:21 AM   #3
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Yes I am new to rving. And I will need it livable in the winter. Thanks for the info much appreciated!
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Old 01-04-2022, 11:08 AM   #4
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Here's a link to get you started with what appears to be a decent motor home pre-delivery inspection check list for both new and used, if you plan on undertaking this very important task it yourself. Though, as "be happy" suggested, I would second the idea of using a certified RV inspector.
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