The newly christened 'USRV Dreamer', finally seemed to be ready to try and take a trip & the front tires that looked almost new (actually c1990 still had the nubs) went bad before we ever got out of town. Thank goodness me and my new puppy been driving around with it for a week. Got some newer 16" tires and GM wheels from a guy on craigslist (GM wheels will only work on the front). I learned a bunch from him about tires. I learned 20+ year old tires ain't gonna make it very far. I also learned how to read the date and size. She still needs 16" tires and wheels on the back but the 15+ year old 16.5" tires (on Ford wheels I had to drill the alignment holes in) I traded for, seem to be holding up so far. The new batteries disguised the bad alternator until they went dead (duh). Did a quick job of silicone on every potential crack in the caulking on the roof, cause it looked like rain (I'll make some time this summer to do it good). Took apart the tail-lights and fixed and sealed them up as well. The propane fittings were outdated got that fixed 'by the pro's'.
HA! well kept stored RV can sure be deceiving from a lot of aspects but I still stole it! We'll try a shorter trip in a couple of weeks.