Hello all. I am new to Hi-Lo.
I just bought a used '95 26br I believe is its Model... paid 3300 for it.
I know virtually nothing about it... it has some quirks - but it's overall in pretty good shape I think. If there are ANY tips that anyone can provide to me - I would be greatly appreciative.
I will soon be going on the road to travel w/ the ren-fair circuit around the nation. I have been very concerned w/ what will tow this trailer. It says on the title that the dry weight is 5000 lbs. I have a 1994 Dodge Ram Conversion w/ a 250, 318 v-8. I'll be carrying literally everything I need to live - with me - I'm going to guess effectively increasing the weight to around 6500-ish. Will this Van tow that? Dodge has absolutely no information on this van any longer even before the conversion. They apparently have purged all documentation prior to 2000.
Also- it does have a strong odor - kind of sweet - but not really mildewy - doesn't seem to want to go away.
It needs a new water heater, possibly a black water tank, and leveling jacks.
Any tips on these items? Can the jacks be installed myself? What about the tank?
Also, the mid-seal seems to be super tight on one side (back) and very loose (you can see daylight through it) on the side w/ the door. I'm wondering if that's because the leveling jacks are not in use due to one of them being broken - but it's possible that something may be out of alignment... what would I look for to repair this? In the interim I've used plumber’s insulation tubing and wedged in the gap.
Is there any way to get the 120v outlets to run off of the DC power?
I'm very happy to be a part of this family now! I love the trailer and every minute I spend in it - I love it even more. I will be LIVING in it full time. And I have about 2-3 months before that happens. I'd like to have everything in ship shape by then. Any advice/ costs etc...
Thank you all! I'll look forward to hearing back.
Make it a great day!