Steve is happiest when he has something to putter around with.
Motorhome maintenance is always at the top of his list. He has done all of our maintenance on any of our rvs, vehicles, lawn equipment etc and rarely does he ever rely on a repair shop.
For those of you who don't know him, Steve's career before retirement was handling all of the maintenance on the large equipment used for groundskeeping at the University of Wisconsin - Green Bay. He took part in their interior construction and repair projects as well. He also went to school to be an electrician. From there, for his last 5 years with the state of Wisconsin he handled all of the maintenance of the equipment and grounds and services at High Cliff State Park.
Now that he's retired, he is able to put more time and attention on his OWN things he says!
One of the first projects he wanted to get done on the new-to-us Winnebago View was to lube all of the slides and then condition all of the rubber seals. Even though it was slightly drizzly yesterday, he was looking for something to do.
We ordered up two of these from Amazon
and they will be here next week:
The link is: https://a.co/d/28KGsUP
The next upcoming project on our list: we want to have Borg solid stems attached to our tires rather than the flexible braided kind. We want to add our Tire Minder TPMS, (tire pressure monitoring system).
The Borg stems are said to be the best alternative to the braided ones. The braided ones can be sheared off or leak. The solid stems seem to be much more reliable. We had them on our last two motorhomes. The inner dually wheels need to have a valve stem that extends out in this manner shown below from someone else's picture.
So that will be one of our upcoming projects.
Also the simulators, or commonly known as hubcaps, can actually pivot or spin on the rim and shear off those braided stems, especially on the rear wheels. So we removed the simulator caps for now.
We have joined the online groups for View/Navion owners of these particular years. It seems to be a problem that the simulator caps go flying off. Some have even resorted to buying thin metal wire ties and attaching them to the rims so they don't pivot. Our previous owner actually attached metal tabs right to the hub bolts to try to prevent it from spinning. But then it makes it harder to remove the simulators in case of a tire change.
So we think we might go without them for a while. The rims are pretty good looking just as silver painted rims. We will see.
The very last item on his agenda is to do an oil change and replace the cab filter. He was careful to get the proper ESP oil rated specifically for the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter engine and the proper Mann filter.