I Just Got A Motorhome For Free, It Needs Work, Where Do I Start?
My 72 Dodge Commander Motorhome
I got one for free- seem it’s not getting any gas from the fuel lines so maybe the fuel pumps bad? Or fuel lines and the filter or just the tank has some bad gas in it - OK where do I start?Are You Thinking About Buying Or Selling An RV? You Should Visit Our RV Sales Page.
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First let me congratulate you on your free RV. As far as the fuel problem you mentioned; considering the age of the Motorhome the cause could be any of the items you mentioned above.
Ok let me answer your main question "Where Do I Start?" Before you jump into doing any repairs on your Motorhome, you need to take some time to evaluate its current condition and determine how much money it is going to cost you to get it roadworthy and livable.
Normally when a person is getting ready to purchase a used RV I highly recommend that they conduct a thorough used RV Inspection before they make the purchase. So I suggest that you start by visiting our Used RV Inspection Page and follow the guidelines I have outlined there. By conducting this inspection you will get a better feel for what priority items need to be done.
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It would be a shame for you to spend money on getting the fuel problem solved only to find out that the chassis on the RV is cracked or other major problems that may not let you take it on the road are present. Just an example is if the tires on the Motorhome are 6 years or older, for safety they need to be replaced and this can be very expensive.
The inspection allows you to calculate how much money and time you will have to spend to bring the RV up to par. By doing this you will not have any expensive surprises popping up.
I am sure that this is not the answer you expected, but it is what I think you should do before anything else.
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