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Old 03-29-2018, 12:37 AM   #1
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Just a quick Hello! Have been RVing since 2006 with several trailers ranging from 20 to 29 feet. Decided to purchase an older Class A (1999 Thor Hurricane) to restore and update as a hobby. Hoping the vast pool of knowledge with this group can help me with this project.
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Old 03-29-2018, 01:49 AM   #2
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Welcome! You are in the right place. You might find many of the answers you seek by utilizing the "Search" tab. Beyond that, there is a wealth of knowledge in this group.

The first thing I would check on any older RV is the tires, check the date on the side of each, and if 5 years old or if weathered, replace them. No fun to have a blowout on the road. (Voice of experience here!)
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Old 03-29-2018, 03:14 AM   #3
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Congrats and welcome to the forum! You are definitely in the right place.
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Old 03-29-2018, 01:02 PM   #4
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Hi Russ!
I see that you like BIG projects...
The best of luck to you with it, and welcome to our end of the Pool!
We'll want to see lots of pictures!!
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Old 03-30-2018, 06:21 PM   #5
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Just a quick Hello! Have been RVing since 2006 with several trailers ranging from 20 to 29 feet. Decided to purchase an older Class A (1999 Thor Hurricane) to restore and update as a hobby. Hoping the vast pool of knowledge with this group can help me with this project.
Thanks to all for the warm welcome. The previous owner of the '99 Hurricane had already replaced the floor carpeting with laminate. I've upgraded and replaced the cockpit and dog house, cable run housings and night stand carpeting. Pictures to follow. Just completed servicing the Onan generator with new oil and filters and will be doing the Triton V-10 in the next few days. Need to replace the older vent cover with a Fantastic Vent cover then clean and seal the roof. Will be reinforcing seals at the roof caps ends with Eternabond to prevent future leaks in that area. The unit has about 143,000 kilometers (88,856 miles). The previous owner is a retired stationary engineer and maintained the mechanicals extremely well. Cosmetically there is the normal oxidation on a unit this age but the decals on the sides and back appear to be in good condition. (no chipping or cracking). The front requires a couple of new "swooshes" but the Hurricane logo is intact.

Currently researching tire valve extenders. The tires were installed new two years ago and have been protected from UV rays. Any suggestions regarding the extenders???

Thanks for any help the group can provide.
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Old 03-31-2018, 03:50 AM   #6
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Thanks to all for the warm welcome. The previous owner of the '99 Hurricane had already replaced the floor carpeting with laminate. I've upgraded and replaced the cockpit and dog house, cable run housings and night stand carpeting. Pictures to follow. Just completed servicing the Onan generator with new oil and filters and will be doing the Triton V-10 in the next few days. Need to replace the older vent cover with a Fantastic Vent cover then clean and seal the roof. Will be reinforcing seals at the roof caps ends with Eternabond to prevent future leaks in that area. The unit has about 143,000 kilometers (88,856 miles). The previous owner is a retired stationary engineer and maintained the mechanicals extremely well. Cosmetically there is the normal oxidation on a unit this age but the decals on the sides and back appear to be in good condition. (no chipping or cracking). The front requires a couple of new "swooshes" but the Hurricane logo is intact.

Currently researching tire valve extenders. The tires were installed new two years ago and have been protected from UV rays. Any suggestions regarding the extenders???

Thanks for any help the group can provide.
Best Regards,
Russ
Sounds like you have a good start on the project. If you find out you need to change radiator hoses, belts & pulleys...beware! It can be tedious.
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