…….. You saw his generator fire up after a 2 year nap on a video last week……. Now, he’s washed up and in the big house for some delousing….
My best friend from high school once said, “If you haven’t missed it in a year, you don’t need it”. I didn’t quite understand that until I got so much stuff I forgot about most of it! Either way, I don’t want JayGee to go away so I’d better get it road ready!
Let’s see….brown gator dash?…..checkMan, I enjoy sitting thereYeah, that’s the FiTech display on the stalk to the right of the steering wheel.
The 10 gallons of fuel we put into the coach to do the Onan video was also enough to pump some fresh fuel to the motor that also woke up naively. Drove it down the the water hole for some liquid gold….ouch…. and then I took him home for a thorough housecleaningAfter 2 Brookings I’ve got fans to move some air around. I mean after 2 years of COVID hang-out quarters for me…….well, there needs to be some cleaning done and the shop isn’t the place for that. Folks take their coach home and clean it all up making it again familiar and their own place….. That’s what I need to do with JayGee.
The mechanical list is …not short, the fresh water system leaks, my awnings seam split, brakes are needed and tires, we sold 2 Alcoas right off the coach…. I have 2 more if someone’s lookingI will be changing tires soon too.
The guys at the shop are digging into the frame replacement projectA key element of replacing the frame rails is to treat the 8nner frame separately be for the rails are bolted to it.This was the mistake Explorer Vans made back in the 90’s when they totally “frame off” restored @ 40 coaches. Sand blasting then undercoating the frame without separating them cause rust to take many frames. These frame sections will all be descale repaired and coated with POR-15 before it’s reassembled. Stay tuned for more
Why is our Toronado oil pan so unique?
You can see the round cutout from the outside. From the inside you can see why you can never drain all of the oil when changing your oil.But in that this “deep sump” pan holds more oil they figured a little old with the new won’t kill it I guess…….
That pan is part of this 403 breakdown.
So that’s a look at some of the goings on at the Co-op village. Thanks to the 2 workers coming in last week…..they’ve already made a difference
And the beat goes on, no matter what people say, open your eyes for yourself and see! See ya next time…..