It's that time!
It is motorhome maintenance and modification time! A couple of the biggies coming up are going to be on the maintenance end... Things like changing the oil, changing the fuel filter and turbo cuff, and the air filter. Steve has most of the stuff ordered and he will probably work on that next week. I will be sure to take pictures of the step-by-step as he services the 3L Mercedes-Benz diesel engine on our new to us motorhome.
Then there's little things here and there that we want to do to improve our comfort and organize inside of the motorhome. One thing we noticed is that the two valances over the windows in the bedroom seem loose and wobbly. The other valances are secured to the undersides of the cabinets. But these are just secured to the walls above these 2 windows on each side of the bed. It seemed the screws were not adhered very well into the wood above the windows. Upon closer examination, they are really just screwed into the paneling and there's nothing really behind it holding them!
So we came up with the idea of removing them, flipping around the angle iron so the wider more supportive pieces against the wall, and adhering it with some sections of Gorilla double stick tape. Then we will run the screws back into new areas by shifting it over about half an inch. So that was our project yesterday afternoon.
First we popped out the brackets holding up the MCD heavy roller shades. Then Steve was able to access the screws that were holding the big padded valance into place.
I used some command velcro strips to put up this large digital clock that we had gotten from Steve's dad's motor home when he sold it. I used the velcro type of Command Strips so it can be pulled off to change batteries or reset the time during Daylight Savings Time. It has nice large numbers so it can be seen without having to put on glasses! And if it's during the night, remember, I have that little LED flashlight I can just shine on it to see what time it is. The silly things we need to do when we wake up in the middle of the night as we age. For some strange reason we always want to know what time it is when we've woken up? Oh boy!
That's it for these modifications.
Later on today we are going to go out and test putting up our Weeboost cell phone antenna booster and finding the best locations for the booster, the antenna, and the receiver as well as the best places to wire it in and power it up.
The other project is going to see about getting our Tire Minder TPMS sensors mounted onto the valve stems. We are going to switch over to all metal Borg valve stems in the future, but not until we order them and find a place that will adequately bend them and put them on correctly for the rear dually wheels.
In the meantime, I would like to have the tire pressure monitors put into place, as I always feel more comfortable when we have them on and running.
The weather is warming up and it looks like we might have a couple nice days coming along... Maybe we will get in some camping???