jcliff wrote:I don't think I'll drive out on the playa....but I'd like to go up to Gerlach. I've always wanted to stay the night at Bruno's.
Mosin wrote:While I don't carry it on the rig, one item that will be essential if one decides to do most of their rv maintenance themselves is a grease gun with a whip-end. For those who don't know what that is, this is a cheap one on Amazon:
Your chassis manual will point out all of the lube points and intervals, but IMO the most important item(s) to keep well lubed are the driveshaft lube points. I add one squeeze of grease to each every ~1500 miles. This often neglected piece of vintage RV hardware (that is, your driveshaft and its bearings... especially if it has a hanging u-joint/bearing coupler) can potentially destroy your rig and/or cause a serious accident if not maintained.
jcliff wrote:Okay...so a follow-up to all this. The RV is a Chevy 350 engine. Do I need to order all this in specific sizes? Metric or US customary? I was thinking of giving at least the basic list to the RV mechanic who is going to work on her and offer to pay him to order the parts for me to make sure everything was compatible with my rig. But I hate to pay someone to do that if I can do it myself....and it would be easier for me financially to order a couple parts every pay period between now and next summer. I just hate to order stuff and no know whether it is going to work for me. Are most of these parts interchangeable with most vehicles? I hate to keep sucking you dry for advice, but it's been so helpful so far! I really appreciate it!
jcliff wrote: We could use my RV as the teaching tool, and I would be thrilled to offer cocktails and snacks to partcipants.
dragonpilot wrote:Most of the time there's plenty of room, but I've had folks set up their tents right up against the RV in hopes of snagging early morning shade in spite of my friendly caution that the engine/gen w/b running at some time or other.
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