Just a few days into 2020 and already planning
We bought our 1993 Jayco Jay Series 1008 in May of 2019. I spent the next few months getting everything road ready...
I took the back end off, fixed some rot around the spare tire mount, replaced all lighting inside and out with LED, replaced all outlets with USB charger style outlets, replaced electrical and water inlets and resealed, replaced non-functional door latch, resealed roof and replaced vent with one that has a fan, replaced faucet and plumbing to allow for either outside city water or pump from reserve tank, replace tires and wheels (including spare & cover), wheel bearings redone, added a LP tank cover and replaced some missing cupboard doors.
Seems like a lot of work but the canvas was new, the seat covers were new and there was no floor rot. The roof was solid except for back edge, which I re-enforced with aluminum strips and sealed.
We went on a 5 day trip to the West side of Michigan in August (we're from mid-Michigan) and had no problems. Looking to do a much bigger trip now and starting to prep and look for tips for longer trips. We're hoping to do Fort Wilderness at Disney this summer. We are NOT making the trip in one drive. Planning to stop in Gatlinburg overnight before continuing on.
Currently working on adding 10K BTU AC unit (portable), reflectex and popup gizmos to maintain cool temps in Florida heat.
Concerns: Tire blowouts (planning to have 2 spares) and temperature.
Any tips appreciated!