I have to vent a little. My neighbor has a 2008 Diplomat 40 SKQ. He's not the type to work on his own stuff because he doesn't have the time. He's been bugging me to do some repair work on the coach. I finally agreed and spent two full days fixing and adding things he wanted/needed.
I told him I wouldn't do a full service, but I would change out his filters (air dryer, 2 fuel, air cleaner) for him. Only the air filter had been changed before. I was breezing along on the second day and just about finished. I changed all of the filters easily until I got to the secondary filter located at the right rear of the coach. It was original, rusted on and painted over with undercoating by Monaco.
I'm no slouch and have been doing my own repairs for 35 years. I fought with that filter for 2 hours. I'm also fairly strong and could not bust that thing loose.
Finally, I unbolted the entire mount, dropped it out the bottom and used a large pipe wrench and Channelocks to break it loose. What were they thinking when the located a filter that is dang near impossible to get to, when there were sooooo many other places to put it. On mine, its mounted next to the water separating filter in the bay with the air dryer.
I just thought I would whine a little. I was doing all this work for free and got jammed on this stupid filter location.
Since I was washing and rinsing out his air dryer bay, I had the garden hose with a twist nozzle laying where I was working. To top everything off, I accidently kicked the nozzle while I was laying under the coach......yep.....it was pointed right at my crotch and soaked me before I get up and grab it.