New 1006 Deluxe owner.
I am a recently new owner to a fairly decent shape 92' 1006 Deluxe pop-up.
Wife and I purchased it last year. This is the first RV and pop-up I have owned. So far repairs have been minor. Tightening hinges, replacing broken clasps and magnetic clips, the exterior dome light and a couple marker light lenses.
I did a couple upgrades to it last year, Added a small solar Kit with 10A charge controller and deep cycle batteries on the tongue. Replaced the lighting with LED. Dome light lenses were brittle and falling apart from years of heat wear so I just trashed them. Installed a DC brushless fan in the roof vent. Everything works. Stove, furnace and fridge. Canvas is in fairly decent shape. No leaks, only a couple spots on one bunk window flap that was wearing thin that I applied some patches to. The only real issue is the seams are coming apart on the flap that folds under the bunk. Doesn't cause issues with leaking, but will have to find a way to repair that. It would be a shame to replace the whole canvas since it is in such good shape otherwise. Had it out 3 times last year and getting ready for this season.
This year I have a few more minor repairs and upgrades to do and am looking for a bit of advice.
First is on one corner, there was some water damage to the side where the roof latch connects to the roof. It pulled out and the back half of the camper is currently held closed with a ratchet strap for transport. Since it is just a small bit near the bottom my idea is to remove the bad wood, replace the gap with new plywood held in place and reinforced with construction adhesive and another piece of plywood over top with adhesive and screws. I would have to remove the lift post bolt from that corner to gain proper access and am just wondering how simple that is.
From what I can tell is the lift system works by a cable pulling a guide in a track that pushes a spring up the lift post to raise the roof and the bolt at the top most is purely for anchoring the post to the roof. If I raise the roof to gain access and lower it on blocks on the corners, I should be able to remove that bolt to gain access without loosing any parts to the lift post?
I can't tell if there are any parts inside the top most of the post that are also held in place with that bolt. If it is how I think it is, I should be able to pull that bolt, re-enforce and reseal that corner and attach a new latch clip.
The other thing I need to do is oil the furnace fan motor. It squeals a bit on start up and then runs quiet after a few seconds. I downloaded the manual for the furnace, but I cannot see any information on maintenance to the motor and fan bearings, just installation instructions. Wanting to know the recommended lubricant type and where to access the lubrication points. hopefully without removing and disassembling the furnace.
Finally I managed to score a 12v danfoss compressor truck fridge for next to nothing. The wiring was all disconnected so I assumed it was dead, but after hooking everything back up, it works perfectly fine. been running for weeks on 12v. I plan to remove the old 3 way Dometic and replace it with this. Based on my measurements it should JUST fit. Afterward I plan to sell the dometic (working on 120v and propane, but needs burner and flu cleaning etc), to fund another solar panel to max out my solar system.
I just bungee strap the panels to the roof rack and run the cables into the power port access flap to plug into the charge controller. 150W of solar and 90Ahr of battery by my calculations should be good to keep that fridge going, batteries charged during the day and run a light or two.
Just looking for some advice or tips. Mainly on the lift system attachment to the roof and the furnace motor. I pretty well have the fridge covered, provided it fits with not too much difficulty.
Thanks in advance.