Originally Posted by sdf1jbh
I posted on here earlier and decided to buy a 1993 hi-lo. It is model 2693br. I have a few questions because the previous owner was not sure:
1) how do you know when the hot water heater is full?
2) How do you know when the hot water pilot light is lit?
3) What kind of maintenance should I do to the lift system?
4) How do you "seal" the roof?
5) If you do not have wtaer hookup, how do you use the portable water system?
Any advice from you experienced people would be appreciated.
#'s 1 and 5. You stick a hose (White drinking water safe hose if you will be drinking the water) in the fresh water tank fill and leave iit there till it overflows, then cap it off. Then turn the water pump on in the trailer and open the furthest hot water tap from the water tank to purge air from the lines. Expect some spitting and splashing till a full stream comes out. One the water is coming out solid, the hot water heater is full.
#2 Is your water heater a DSI (lights via a switch?) or manual light? If it's a manual light, you will be able to see the pilot. I'll let someone who is more familiar with those explain the process.
#3 Under the trailer, grease the guide rod and spray WD40 on the cables. Use a dry lubricant or parrafin wax on the guide bars on the side of the trailer. If using a spray on dry lube, make sure it's clear as the dry graphite will look like black spray paint.