Originally Posted by Piker
Well, our Endeavor is 20 years old this year... So far, it's been an adventure since we bought it in the summer of 2012. I spent the entire first year fixing and repairing (and fixing some more, and then a little more fixing... don't forget the fixing
) in preparation for our first trip that was to be a 6200 mile loop of the west.
If we are fortunate enough to continue RV-ing, I would like to somehow upgrade the looks of the exterior, but I'm not sure that's practical. Some of the siding would need replaced, and as far as I can tell, there is no good way to do that with lasting results. We've also got an engine oil leak to take care of before our next trip to florida in a couple months... I haven't looked too closely but I'm worried it's the rear main seal... not a fun repair.
You've done a great job to keep an old rig on the road and in service. Great job!
As for the delam issue you seem to have, it would probably be too much time and trouble to do yourself or even pay to have it done. That cost alone could put you in to a newer coach, I'd bet.
Now, that oil leak. I'd hold off judgement on the main seal. I thought my 5.9 Cummins had a bad seal until I found that I had two issues. One, the slobber tube for the engine was just plain coating the entire front of the engine and radiator. Two, I had an oil pan gasket leak. Zip tied a Gatorade up over the slobber tube to catch the oil and replaced the pan gasket. No more oil baths and crud. I do have a valve cover gasket leak that will be addressed this summer when I pull the rads for cleaning and inspection and have all the rubber cooling hoses replaced.
That was being brought about, as I used two gallons of antifreeze on my recent 3k mile trip to Florida. I am hopeful that it is a minor hose leak of some kind. I'm pretty sure all the coolant lines are 1999 vintage and they are all going to be replaced asap!!
Good luck with your coach and the repairs. May they be cheap...the repairs, that is...