Hi all, glad I found this place not too many people can help with Hi-lo issues around Toronto. I'm recently retired and planning on just parking the Hilo at some site for the summer.
Anyway we own an 85 fun chaser. It's been in the family since 87. Not used very much. Actually it sat untouched in our driveway for 11 years
You would think I'd have have a horror story but actually it is amazing. First thing I had to do was get 4 new tires for the trailer as the old ones were flat and cracked. Now at least the camper was movable. I haven't moved it out of the driveway yet but the first place I take it will be to have the axles greased and repacked.
Anyway I next bought a battery to see if the camper would rise. It did, I was surprised as heck, would have bet anything it wouldn't. I just thought I could get the battery at a cheaper price than a trailer place would charge me.
Tested the lights all but one interior light worked, as for the outside, all marker and running lights except the license plate light worked. All the receptacles worked. Fridge works on electric, for now I'm not going to bother with the propane. I know nothing about the gas lines and will just not use propane for now.
Briefly turned on the water pump it sounds like it works. I haven't put any water in the tank yet.
There are no leaks anywhere, no water damage anywhere. A few cobwebs, a few dead moths a little dusty. it all cleaned up easily. The only thing that seemed to age was the vent above the gas stove. It rusted I'm guessing just the moisture in the air caused that.
Anyway I'm just thrilled what a solid great little camper it's been.
Looking forward to reading other people's experiences with their adventures and their campers.