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Old 10-19-2014, 12:47 AM   #911
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Old 10-19-2014, 04:32 AM   #912
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I get so tired of paying mechanics to fix things and they do a poor job. Our MH is back in the shop to get the starter replaced and new spark plug wires because the mechanic, in Omaha Nebraska, who replaced the starter did not put any of the heat shields back in place so the headers cooked the starter and the spark plug wires. Also, all the bolts on the right header were loose from not being tightened properly after removing it to replace the starter. Oh well, at least this breakdown happened close to my regular mechanic so I know everything will be fixed properly.
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Old 10-20-2014, 10:12 AM   #913
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Old 10-20-2014, 06:37 PM   #914
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I do the same thing. Then whem time permits I get busy instaling new things and replacing old thing
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Old 10-20-2014, 06:54 PM   #915
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Winter in Southern California is camping season for me but I started making my list for major maintenance items like full brakes, roof sealing and I'll finally get the in-dash A/C working again.

Hey, just making the list is a Huge step for me!
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Old 10-25-2014, 08:49 AM   #916
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I stripped the engine block back to bare metal and re-painted it.

Fitted some new freeze plugs too. Getting ready to rebuild...

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Old 10-25-2014, 09:34 AM   #917
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I stripped the engine block back to bare metal and re-painted it.

Fitted some new freeze plugs too. Getting ready to rebuild...

Just thinking about it made my knuckles bleed. Mechanical stuff just isn't my forte.

Looks good!
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Old 10-26-2014, 10:10 AM   #919
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COMPLETELY rebuilt the door to our Southwind. The wood frame had completely rotted causing the door to sag to a point where you could not close it. Built a new frame, reinforced with wooden angles, glued and screwed (as opposed to factory-made stapled frame ). Resealed everything with silicone.

Now we can close the door with one finger.

Next step is to add floodlights to the backup circuit so I can see when I back into a space at night.
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Old 10-26-2014, 10:29 AM   #920
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I got an old 1988 Georgie Boy 34 footer that I love. No slides, but the inside is in great shape. I only use it for weekend and vacation trips. I plan to keep it for another 5 years. Then, conditions permitting, I plan to buy the next unit for fulltiming.

The RV has been sitting parked for 2 years now. I have just finished caulking the roof and around the windows. But, planning on lots of other work in the next 6 months.

Need to do the following:

- Replace 6 tires.
- Replace original NoCold with residential refrigerator.
- Replace original gas generator.
- Add some AGM batteries for the refrigerator
- Add an inverter for the refrigerator.
- Add some solar panels.
- Replace anything that is rubber in the engine compartment.
- Redo all brakes.
- Flush and replace all fluids.
- Replace spark plugs.
- Think about replacing the Alternator with a higher amperage or even a dual output unit. Although the new generator should be good enough to charge the batteries and provide juice for one AC while driving. Need to think about this some more.

I wonder what else others think I should think of checking or replacing for a gas motorhome that has been sitting idle for a while.

Then, the plan is to get on the road next summer on a long trip from TX to FL for 3 weeks.

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Old 10-26-2014, 11:57 AM   #921
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Was going to winterize this weekend but it was way too nice. Temp in the 80's. So I took her for a weekend camping trip. Absolutely great weather.
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Old 10-26-2014, 11:14 PM   #923
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Suspension bushes? Can you get replacement silicon ones?
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