Now we’re in the “Get Ready To Roll” mode. Monday, we pull out of the Naval Weapons Station Earle FamCamp , destination Sioux Falls, SD. Of course, we’re not going to be as rushed this time as our last December dash to Oregon. Plus, this me we won’t be worrying about snow storms (we hope!).
I crossed off a few items on my list, including changing the 8KW Onan Quiet Diesel generator oil and filter. I have a way of doing it on the road with no mush, no fuss.
Just a few simple tools, a ratchet with a 3/8” socket, an oil filter wrench and a funnel. I bought 3 quarts of Rotella T 15W-40 oil and a new filter. Also a disposable cooking pan and an empty gallon water jug.
I drained the old oil and filter into the cooking pan, then poured the oil into the gallon jug for recycling. A quick wipe of the cooking pain and into the recycle bin it went, along with the plastic quart bottles that held the new oil after putting it in the generator. I drained as much old oil out of the filter, then wrapped it up and put it in the trash.
A test run of the generator for about 15 minutes to ensure there are no leaks and I was done.
One thing I always do is take a careful look under the Journey any time I work on it, just keeping an eye out to ensure everything is ship-shape and ready to roll. Everything checked out fine, but then it hit me.
These RVs are magnificent machines. All the intricate parts, the wires, the lines, hoses, engine, transmission, brakes all work together. Inside, all the comforts of home, beds, furniture, showers, sinks, toilets, TVs, DVRs, radios, surround sound, stoves, air conditioners, heaters lights, etc. And it all moves down the road to wherever we want to go.
Too often, the little bugs and repairs cloud our views of how wonderful these machines are and how much joy and happiness they bring us. We are lucky people, fortunate to be part of this RV lifestyle.
Have you hugged your RV today? ;c)
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