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#1 BillyBonds

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Posted March 24 2016 - 07:46 AM

My girlfriend has a camper on her horse property, and as we get ready to move into my place, we want to get it ready to use as an office/break area for her. The camper was lived in for over 6 months by a hired hand, a little over a year ago. To my knowledge, it was winterized. To my knowledge, it does have its own septic tank. It does have electric, but I think it is rigged from the garage as opposed to having it's own 30 amp circuit from the house, which I guess we will remedy. There is a frost free water hydrant right outside, but I am not sure about whether it had full time water before. The wooden blocks under the jacks seem to have been knocked out of place, so it needs to be leveled. I do not really know anything about campers, their maintenance, how they work, and how you keep them working.

I am looking for someone with the proper expertise to come by and go over everything with me, showing me what to do and how to do it as well, for future reference. If there is a company that does this, I am more than willing to pay. If a fellow member wants to lend his expertise, even better.

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#2 LongIsland Guy

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Posted March 24 2016 - 07:52 AM

Check out Long Island Campers Forum for advice and help....you may recognize the moderator

Edited by LongIsland Guy, March 24 2016 - 07:54 AM.

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#3 Steve936

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Posted March 24 2016 - 08:04 AM

I've owned some sort of camper my whole adult life.

It sounds like the unit has been set up to be stationary. Are you looking to leave it stationary or make it moveable again?

Where is the property located? How old is the unit?

I might be able to give you a limited, basic overview of RV systems and how things work.

#4 100MPG

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Posted March 24 2016 - 08:23 AM

My girlfriend has a camper on her horse property, and as we get ready to move into my place, we want to get it ready to use as an office/break area for her. The camper was lived in for over 6 months by a hired hand, a little over a year ago. To my knowledge, it was winterized. To my knowledge, it does have its own septic tank. It does have electric, but I think it is rigged from the garage as opposed to having it's own 30 amp circuit from the house, which I guess we will remedy. There is a frost free water hydrant right outside, but I am not sure about whether it had full time water before. The wooden blocks under the jacks seem to have been knocked out of place, so it needs to be leveled. I do not really know anything about campers, their maintenance, how they work, and how you keep them working.

I am looking for someone with the proper expertise to come by and go over everything with me, showing me what to do and how to do it as well, for future reference. If there is a company that does this, I am more than willing to pay. If a fellow member wants to lend his expertise, even better.

where is her place? Long Island?
Just think of a camper as a cheap, crappy house. Thin cheap walls, cheap plumbing, cheap electric, cheap furniture, cheap windows. With that in mind, anything you do to it will make it better.
I can help you, just let me know where i is.

Edited by 100MPG, March 24 2016 - 08:47 AM.


#5 BillyBonds

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Posted March 24 2016 - 02:39 PM

Camper is in Bohemia. Yes it is stationary, and intended to be so. It's a 2002 model year.

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Posted March 25 2016 - 12:11 PM

If a Camper is "Winterized" special antifreeze should have been put in the water lines after the water was drained to prevent the lines from freezing. Not sure of you set up but it sounds as if someone was living in it during the winter. Maybe I'm reading it wrong but I can't imagine having those water lines full of water through the winter without damage.

I've had a camper for 8 years now and always had to winterize it.
You also mention it has its own septic tank.
Internal or external?

Maybe a few photos would help.





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