Author Topic: Projects on the fly  (Read 131 times)

Offline FarPoint

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  • I own: a Motor Home
  • Year: 1997
  • Make: Winnebego
  • Model: Warrior 25RU
  • Chassis: Chevy
  • Engine: 454
Projects on the fly
« on: January 09, 2020, 10:24 AM »
Thought I’d post a list of the protects I’ve done since I picked up my 1997 Winnie Warrior last summer with 65,000 miles. Sitting forgotten on a back part of the dealers lot. I probably should have checked it over more carefully, but I made it home with no disasters. So no harm done.
The list as I did it- and its ongoing - of course. The more I read here, the more I realize I need to do.
New Front Tires, Super Steer front springs (air bags deleted), new upper and lower ball joints, new outer tie rod ends, new shocks (all around) .
New batteries. Lead Acid. (I have given up on AGM given my experiences in the marine industry)
Replaced battery cables.
Removed overhead CRT TV From area between driver and passenger. Built in storage instead and removed left over 110 V wiring no longer needed.
Removed e brake drum, cleaned and adjusted e brake shoes.
Engine oil change, new plugs, cap, rotor, plug wires, air cleaner, valve cover gaskets, main fuel filter
Generator oil change and cleaned up compartment
New CO detectors, new smoke detectors - new CO detectors started alerting when engine started!!
Fastened rear wall of the house to the floor frame. It had never been fastened properly from factory - all factory screws had missed their target and failed. There was a gap and the wall could be pulled back at least a half inch with moderate force.
Been replacing a lot of the interior faux oak finish. It’s dried out over time and it’s peeling in places.
Replaced the ends of the dinette seating - the factory used particle board and the ends had started to swell - I guess someone used some water to clean the floor.
New windshield wipers- also painted the corroded arm with black trim paint. Looks great.
Repaired the aftermarket stereo head - now have hands free and Bluetooth
Reskinned the bathroom door
Relocated and replumbed the  water tank to centerline under the bed. It was offset to the left side and supported on some Winnebego wall material cut to the dimensions of 2 X 4 and set on edge. Very shaky factory install.
Replaced thermostats on hot water heater and flushed unit
Installed new 7 pin trailer harness connector
Now installing an Amazon backup camera system. Wired.


I’m sure there’s more.
There always is.....
But it runs and drives great.



We the Willing
Led by the Unknowing
Paid by the Uncaring
Have been doing so much
With so little, for so long
That we are now qualified
To do anything- with nothing at all.

Offline Rickf1985

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  • Year: 1989
  • Make: Winnebago
  • Model: Chieftain
  • Chassis: Chevy
  • Engine: 454
Re: Projects on the fly
« Reply #1 on: January 09, 2020, 11:03 AM »
WOW!!!!

Offline FarPoint

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  • Posts: 12
  • I’m so far behind, I thought I was out in front
  • Member since: 2020
  • I own: a Motor Home
  • Year: 1997
  • Make: Winnebego
  • Model: Warrior 25RU
  • Chassis: Chevy
  • Engine: 454
Re: Projects on the fly
« Reply #2 on: January 09, 2020, 10:17 PM »
Hmm. I’ve been reading Mikes Total Tear out.
Compared to what he’s accomplished, I think what I’ve been doing is better described as routine maintenance.

We the Willing
Led by the Unknowing
Paid by the Uncaring
Have been doing so much
With so little, for so long
That we are now qualified
To do anything- with nothing at all.

Offline LJ-TJ

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  • Year: 1975
  • Make: Winnebago
  • Model: D21
  • Chassis: Dodge
  • Engine: 440-3
Re: Projects on the fly
« Reply #3 on: January 10, 2020, 07:06 AM »
 :)ThmbUp Got any pictuers. We LOVE  pictures.

Offline Rickf1985

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  • Year: 1989
  • Make: Winnebago
  • Model: Chieftain
  • Chassis: Chevy
  • Engine: 454
Re: Projects on the fly
« Reply #4 on: January 10, 2020, 10:32 AM »
Hmm. I’ve been reading Mikes Total Tear out.
Compared to what he’s accomplished, I think what I’ve been doing is better described as routine maintenance.


Well yea, but you are starting with a unit that is thirty years newer also. You did mention the floor was damaged so you never know................... W%

Offline FarPoint

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  • Posts: 12
  • I’m so far behind, I thought I was out in front
  • Member since: 2020
  • I own: a Motor Home
  • Year: 1997
  • Make: Winnebego
  • Model: Warrior 25RU
  • Chassis: Chevy
  • Engine: 454
Re: Projects on the fly
« Reply #5 on: January 12, 2020, 02:44 PM »
Hey Rick - sorry (I’m Canadian) missed your PM.
Just caught it today.
We the Willing
Led by the Unknowing
Paid by the Uncaring
Have been doing so much
With so little, for so long
That we are now qualified
To do anything- with nothing at all.

 

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