Originally Posted by LeeOts
I'm envious of people like you who have the knowledge and skills to tackle jobs like this with an attitude of, "...it is a small project." When we were looking to upgrade from our Class C, I saw several rigs that looked good on the surface but not being able to intelligently assess the engine, drive train and suspension made me nervous. Whoever it was that coined the phrase, "Buyers are liars" never met an RV salesman!
Honestly, all my "skills" were learned by simply jumping in, and doing it.
Generally, you can't mess anything up worse than it already is, so at the worst you learn something.
I look at some of the morons, and ner'-do-wells that come to the house to fix stuff, and i figure I am smarter than they are. Most mechanics now a days are mere parts changers. A real mechanic is a rare jewel.
The reason I started working on my on vehicle, was when I did the math, and added up parts, and labor, i found out I for a tune up, I could replace plugs, wires, distributor cap, rotate tire, change the oil, belts, and buy a bunch of other wear, and tear parts for less than I could get a tuneup.
Brakes jobs are so easy, after you do a few, i am not sure why anyone has it done by a mechanic
When I bought my old Miata, it needed a water pump, and timing belt, seals, which is a 700-1000 dollar job, the kit for it cost 100 bucks, and i found a step by step You tube video, that showed me the step by step process....6 hours later.. done.
Jump in and try it sometime.