Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 06-23-2006, 07:13 AM   #1
Winnebago Master
 
smlranger's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Glen Allen, VA
Posts: 2,170
It's official, I have secured 4 weeks time off in September/Oct. for our first long trip out West. Since the time off is so valuable, we seek to minimize any coach downtime. To that end, I'm planning to take a spare fuel filter, a new engine belt, and I have an unmounted spare tire. These are the simple things I can think of that, if they fail, I could be back in service quickly.

All my maintenace items are up to date but I plan to have my RV mechanic check things over before we leave.

Other suggestions from more experienced travelers are appreciated.
__________________
'07 Country Coach Allure 470 Siskiyou Summit #31578, Cummins ISL 425; 2014 Ford F150 toad; Air Force One Toad Brake.
Glen Allen, VA; Smith Mountain Lake, VA.
smlranger is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-23-2006, 07:13 AM   #2
Winnebago Master
 
smlranger's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Glen Allen, VA
Posts: 2,170
It's official, I have secured 4 weeks time off in September/Oct. for our first long trip out West. Since the time off is so valuable, we seek to minimize any coach downtime. To that end, I'm planning to take a spare fuel filter, a new engine belt, and I have an unmounted spare tire. These are the simple things I can think of that, if they fail, I could be back in service quickly.

All my maintenace items are up to date but I plan to have my RV mechanic check things over before we leave.

Other suggestions from more experienced travelers are appreciated.
__________________
'07 Country Coach Allure 470 Siskiyou Summit #31578, Cummins ISL 425; 2014 Ford F150 toad; Air Force One Toad Brake.
Glen Allen, VA; Smith Mountain Lake, VA.
smlranger is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-23-2006, 07:25 AM   #3
Winnebago Master
 
John_Canfield's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Back at the ranch
Posts: 2,041
Hey - good for you Gary We just had our first oil change on the Cummins yesterday and I asked the mechanic that very question. I had thought about carrying a spare belt for the engine but never followed through with the thought.

He recommended a spare belt, primary and secondary fuel filters and an oil filter. And of course we carry the very popular tourist attraction around on the top of our Jeep, the spare tire for the coach.

So we now have spare fuel filters and the belt is on order.

I think the big show-stoppers would be an engine problem or tire trouble. If you are current on all of the other maintenance I think you can get most other things fixed on the road or just work around it until you get back home. You can't carry a spare for everything.

Even in Alaska I have noticed many ads and cards for RV service at practically every park we have stayed in.
__________________
--John

2005 Horizon 40AD, 2005 Jeep Liberty CRD
John_Canfield is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-23-2006, 07:53 AM   #4
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 729
Apparently U-joints....we are in California for a couple of weeks..we have a horrible popping noise under our couch when underway....random...might be U-joints...who knows....back to the shop again (its favorite place) when we get back to Colorado....
FrontRangeRVer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-23-2006, 09:11 AM   #5
Winnie-Wise
 
troth's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: NE Ohio
Posts: 387
-Possibly the side-thruster jet sucked up some seaweed?


Tom
__________________
Last Brave 2004 34D
troth is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-23-2006, 10:18 AM   #6
Winnebago Master
 
tderonne's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Motor City, Mich
Posts: 739
What parts to take?

Mastercard or Visa.

Done.
__________________
Tim.

tderonne is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-23-2006, 10:35 AM   #7
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 729
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by troth:
-Possibly the side-thruster jet sucked up some seaweed?


Tom </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

I'm thinking a loose anchor....
FrontRangeRVer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-23-2006, 12:38 PM   #8
Winnebago Owner
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Posts: 211
smlranger....Also takinga long trip out west in a month..I suggest also taking a heater hose plastic splice joinerin case your heater core starts leaking like mine did. Simply disconnect the two hoses and splice together to complete the loop back to the engine or shut off both valves underneath but you will loose the water heater coolant benefit...
Also do you have the serp belt part # for your 330 cat? and the other belt for the power steering and ac? I haven't been able to find the numbers...
I just bought an unmounted spare for my Journey, (275/70/22.5.) I plan to mount mine underneath between the frame rails with nylon ratchet straps....How did you mount yours? straps thru the tire or underneath the tire? How many spraps and is the tire tight to the bottom of the coach so it won't move.....Thanks for any input.....RKL
RKL2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-23-2006, 01:10 PM   #9
Winnebago Camper
 
RVAITOR's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Orange, Ca
Posts: 12
I thought the Master Card or Visa was a great answer.
__________________
[b]2003 Winnebage Adventurer 38G

W22 Chassis and 8.1 Vortec
RVAITOR is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-23-2006, 03:40 PM   #10
Winnebago Master
 
ichn2go's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Seaford, VA
Posts: 1,047
Gary, Congratulation on getting the time off. I wanna go too! Not a part but include a drill motor, bits and an assortment of screws..I wish I had mine with me this weekend...Think you have the parts covered unless you want to include a extra, motor, tranny and Genny...Darn you will have a great time..I know Julie and Bear are excited. Good Miles
__________________
Happy Trails! ICHN2GO, Seaford VA,
06, 34 Newmar Ventana
02 Jeep Liberty
ichn2go is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-23-2006, 03:46 PM   #11
Winnebago Owner
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Posts: 98
Several yrs. ago we took the love boat to Alaska, and it was recommended to take 2 creditcards. We took Discover and Visa, and sure enough one got comperised... Took a couple of days to get
it ironed out. But do take two!!!!TENN.
__________________
2002 WGO Adventurer 32' P32
Tenn.Vol. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-23-2006, 04:14 PM   #12
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2001
Posts: 71
Don't forget the turkey ties. Both long and short. A good assortment package would be helpful.
Good luck on your trip..
no18yes is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-23-2006, 04:16 PM   #13
Winnebago Master
 
smlranger's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Glen Allen, VA
Posts: 2,170
RKL: I ordered the belt for the CAT 3126 from RVChassisparts.com. They listed only one belt. However, my mechanic told me today I will need a second belt for the AC compressor. He is going to check my belt/s and hoses before I leave. Regarding the unmounted spare, I have mine stored in the upper section of the compartment just in front of the LP tank. It fits there perfectly (if you don't need that space for other things). Regarding the heater core, I have those new fittings and will be changing those out soon. I will take along a plastic fitting in case I need to bypass the core.....thanks for the reminder.
Jim: good suggestion on the drill. I have some bits and one of those hand-crank tool box drills but I will take my Bosch. Hey, fill your tank and come along with us.
__________________
'07 Country Coach Allure 470 Siskiyou Summit #31578, Cummins ISL 425; 2014 Ford F150 toad; Air Force One Toad Brake.
Glen Allen, VA; Smith Mountain Lake, VA.
smlranger is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-24-2006, 12:55 AM   #14
Winnebago Master
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Posts: 980
Add a roll of Eterna Bond tape for sealing just about anything from roofs, holding tanks to radiator hoses along with a few extra fire extinguishers wet and dry stored at different locations in and under the coach.

Our last trip ended on the highway with a total loss due to not having enough fire extinguishers to keep a wheel well fire at bay while waiting for the fire dept to arrive. Having just one extra fire extinguisher could have bought us enough time for the fire crew to get back on track after they got misdirected within sight of us and turned off in the wrong direction.

Regards,
__________________
Neil V
2001 Winnebago Adventurer WFG35U
NeilV is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
How Long on the Lot is too Long? traveler of california Winnebago General Discussions 13 07-23-2014 08:06 AM
How long is too long for a gasser? RayAndLin Electrical | Charging, Solar and Electronics 46 05-08-2014 09:30 PM
Just ordered a 2011 35 J Sightseer how long will it take to get to dealer ct78barnes Winnebago Class A Motorhomes 9 03-18-2011 02:45 PM
How long is too long Higgins Winnebago General Discussions 39 08-17-2008 07:44 PM

» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by Winnebago Industries or any of its affiliates. This is an independent, unofficial site.


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 01:17 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.