Quick introduction, 1st popup purchased in 1986, a 1974 model... The popup was just a basic camper with patched and repatched canvas (oh those were the days). Kids came along so we moved up to a 23' Class C motorhome, and then later a 27 footer Class C motorhome. The kids started to get involved in a lot of activities, so the motorhome was sold, and I picked up a 1975 Apache hard sided popup. Used it for several years, until we just couldn't find the time to camp, so it too was sold.
Fifteen years later, we're ready to get back into the camping community, and we prefer popups.
I was looking at an Eagle Summit M14 popup with a large slide over the weekend. The unit is a 2002, and has been well cared for. The current owner was not comfortable with appliances with pilot lights, so the hot water tank and the furnace have not seen any use for a few years. Nor did they use the fresh water system. They only used the stove top on the outside of the camper and the fridge was only run on electricity. The unit has a shower / toilet combo, which they never used.... My concern is getting all the system to work as intended. I asked about the water pump, he didn't even know where the switch was to turn it on. From what I can tell the fresh water tank was empty as was the hot water tank, (plastic drain plus was removed). The drain from the shower was in the open position, so I don't expect too may plumbing related issues... I'm more concerned about the appliances. Sometimes nothing is more detrimental to an appliance then lack of use.
He mentioned a recent rash of tires issues. Since its a tandem axle (after doing some research), I'm also concerned about an axle being misaligned. Or he could have had old tires that needed replaced anyway.
On the plus side, the canvas was in perfect shape, no water leaks and no stains. The underside of the roof was perfect with no signs of water infiltration. The floor was solid, as was the underside of the bunks. The only damage was to the alum skirting to the rear after the tire. Someone may have made a turn too quick and clipped a curb. To me his price to me is a little high, but its now the off season, and he wants to move it... so I have some negotiating power. The unit does not have AC which I will add sometime in the future. Will the roof support an air conditioner? Do I need to add supports to the roof, and how do I know its pre-wired for A/C?
I plan to so see it again before making a final decision / offer. I'm trying to figure out how much time and money and I going to have in getting everything back into working order.
Does anyone know the location of the water pump and the fuse panel?
Can the rood of this unit support an A/C unit?
How do I know if it was pre-wired for A/C
I don't think I'll get a chance to fill the system with water to test them, what are the chances they're in working order? I understand it will need to be sanitized, I'm more concerned about functionality at this moment.
Sorry for the long rant, but inquiring minds...