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Hey Guys- Long time lurker, first time poster. I bought a 1987 Escaper last June and put about 13,000 miles on it taking the circuitous route from Boston to Seattle. This summer has been good too, but we haven't put quite as much mileage on it. It's been largely pain free so far, though I have replaced some fuel and brake lines, and an alternator belt, in addition to the usual wear-and-tear items. With the 22RE it's really easy to take care of the truck portion. Before fall is upon us I'm thinking that I should be doing some preventative maintenance on the coach portion. I've perused the forums for info on roof maintenance, but haven't found a soup-to-nuts guide as to what a newbie to RV-ing should be doing to maintain the roof. Should I be stripping the rubber off of it every few years? Just applying a new coat of some kind of sealant? Something else? I'm finding a lot of conflicting information in different corners of the internet, so I thought I'd come to the experts for a beginners guide to the best way to keep the roof of my Toyota waterproof through a Seattle winter. Thanks a bunch. And enjoy the picture from Grand Teton last summer. -Matt
Since I drive for an auto parts store, I can get parts wholesale. As I look under the hood of the 1986 Toyota Pickup, I'm thinking maybe I should replace some of this stuff. Less things to worry about. Any ideas on parts I could replace just for the halibut? Already got new battery, alternator, wires, plugs, belts.
I have a 1990 Odyssey Santa Fe with about 73K miles. She's been sitting in my driveway for over 3 years with a battery problem and I replaced both the engine and coach batteries yesterday. She started up immediately so no engine problems...that I can tell, anyway. When I started her up, the battery light and brake lights stayed on. I have taken her to Les Schwab (franchise tire, etc shop) for a free tire and suspension check up-will probably get new tires all around. What I'd like is a checklist of DIY type things I should do before I take her out on a short trip to get back into the swing of driving and maintaining her. I must admit she's been neglected, but have a few extra $'s to get her back into tip top shape, with your help. All feedback is greatly appreciated. Thanks. Rennie-Lil Gpsy
My neighbor came down and said he heard a horrible screeching sound when I backed out of my driveway and into the street. Then he schooled me on Toyota pickup steering aka turn stops. Wow, what an eye opener! While under there I put some zerks on the ball joints and lubed them also. So I made a quick video. Also have one of our progress so far. Kim