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Old 10-14-2016, 11:34 AM   #1
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Purchased a 2000 Jayco Kiwi 17A- now what?

Hello All- brand new member, first time poster. I participate in a couple other forums of interest (Disney and Blu-Rays), and will try me best to not be a "selfish" poster who only asks questions and never offers advice. But being brand new to RVs and Camping, I'll be in the questions department for a while- so thanks in advance.

Just purchased a 2000 Jayco Kiwi 17A for $2800- I think I did pretty well as I researched what to buy quite a bit. The floor had a ~12x12" soft spot previously but has been repaired and it doesnt leak anymore- also floor was replaced.
Everything works- Microwave, AC, gas grill, furnace, fridge, all lights, awning in good condition, etc. Brand new wheels and tires and battery.

He hadn't used it in two years- so should I get the gas lines tested prior to usage? They worked while I was there, but I only pressurized the lines for a minute or so to test furnace and grill hookup (forgot to test outside grill hookup).

I still would like to go over the roof and all seems with a nice epoxy coating- any suggestions on an effective, yet inexpensive brand? I've worked with 2 part epoxys before doing garage floors (700 ft worth at a time)- so a 17' sounds like a breeze.
Outside of that, anything else major I should check? And any tricks to maintaining the canvas?

I, unfortunately, didn't check the water lines (sink, shower, toilet)- like a moron- so I guess that's the next step as well.

Thanks in advance everyone- I plan on taking it out a couple times before winterizing. Or do I even need to "truly" winterize it outside of emptying tanks since I'm in Dallas?
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Old 10-14-2016, 11:39 AM   #2
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Yep, even in Dallas, you'll need to winterize unless you are parked indoors or have some other method of keeping it above 32. Like if it fits in your garage at home, you'd probably be ok just emptying the tanks... *probably* - I've seen some crazy ice storms out there. Hopefully the guy that owned it before you winterized too but you'll find out soon.

Me personally, if the propane works, I probably wouldn't sweat it, but I'm sure some would say otherwise. I would give it a thorough inspection for cracking lines, 'hard rubber' etc.

As far as the roof goes, someone else will probably chime in. I'm not familiar with 'epoxy coatings' on campers. Most of us use Dicor products on our roofs.
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Old 10-14-2016, 11:47 AM   #3
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someone else will probably chime in. I'm not familiar with 'epoxy coatings' on campers. Most of us use Dicor products on our roofs.
Is the roof EPDM so I can grab the right one?
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Old 10-14-2016, 11:55 AM   #4
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Looks like you might have a TPO roof.

Does this look like your owners manual?

http://www.jayco.com/files/downloads...lename_120.pdf

If yes, I'd start your search by googling for TPO roofing. I saw a bunch of products and videos for redoing them..

One such company...

GAF | TPO Roofing Systems
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Looks like you might have a TPO roof.

Does this look like your owners manual?

http://www.jayco.com/files/downloads...lename_120.pdf

If yes, I'd start your search by googling for TPO roofing. I saw a bunch of products and videos for redoing them..

One such company...

GAF | TPO Roofing Systems

Thats it exactly- sounds like it'll be low maintenance outside of some sealing
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