Originally Posted by Doug Sage
Remember that you have a 21 year old motorhome. That is old. Your tire may have blown from overloading or old age. They should be replaced regardless of tread by 10 years or less. Check the age of the other tires and replace as needed to avoid any further problems. The rust in the refrigerator vent is common. It needs to have the rust brushed out completely and the burner cleaned. Then hopefully the refrigerator will be fine. All seals on the roof and around the windows and doors need to be checked and new caulking installed as necessary. These are maintenance items and there will be a lot with a motorhome that is this old. You might also consider changing the brake fluid, doing a tuneup and oil change on the generator and changing the tranny fluid. Also check the belts and hoses and flush the radiator. Replace the fuel filters and air filter too. This can be a nice motorhome that will last for many more years but it just needs some maintenance.
Lots of sound advice here Doug. You should go and read my other thread about the rebuild I'm doing on this vehicle. You will see that I'm doing lots of reqpirs and preventive mainenance.
Rebuilding 1992 TourMaster
The tires were only about 4 years old and they had beem checked prior to my trip! I do regular maitenance on the RV motor and gen set...oïl, filters, fluids, belts, ect...I leave nothing I think may go wrong to chance. I recently re did the roof and checked for any spots that may leak on RV...but missed one problem I created after reinstalling the main awning. This is a pusher diesel with air brakes. The brakes are adjusted every summer as required. Probably why I was able to stop so welll when the tire blew!
I am a firm believer that it is better putting out money to fix the RV when your home than being found with a dead machine on the side of the road somewhere.
I intend to leave the RV to the kids when I no longer want to use it. Not something most people want to invest in and you loose way to much money when you sell them.