On vehicles with Hydraulic brakes, if they sit for an extended period of time the master cylinder often needs replacement very soon. Slaves (Wheel cylinders) may or may not... That is really the only thing (At this point) other than routine oil change/lube job and a good inspection (and possible replacement) of tires I'd advise.
Nothin adds excitment like something that is none of your business
Kenwood TS-2000 housed in a 2005 Damon Intruder 377
Just as an FYI, I'd dump what gas was in there and add fresh. Just got to replace a few parts and lines on a truck that sat for a year or more, was then driven around for about 15 minutes and parked for a few more months. Wouldn't start the next time and varnished gas in the lines and fuel pump ended up being the culprit.
ALLISON & DAVID
Bailey - lab mix; Gabby - min pin Nicolas, Mason, Vixen, Peyton, Morgan, & Sealy - the kitty klan Preston - crossed the bridge 7/12/2006, Maddox (6/26/2003 - 7/12/2011)
I have talked to tire guys about the expiration date. I never get a simple answer. Generally what they tell me is that it depends on the tire brand. If it's a cheap tire 5 years is a good number. If it's a good quality USA made or something like a Michelin then it may go as far as 7 to 10 years depending on dry rot, wear, etc.. My personal rule is at five years I will start getting critical about a close inspection of the tires. At seven, if they still look good I will keep driving on them but, at the first whiff that something isn't right... Before ten I will replace them. After the harrowing experience we had with a blowout the cost of a set of tires don't hurt my feelings at all. If it get's to where I can't afford good rubber I will sell the motorhome. It's too dangerous and the life of my wife and the dogs are at stake. Not to mention the bus load of nuns that I might run over.
Brakes and tires are non-negotiable to me. I might blow the engine up but, that's not likely to kill anybody. Running off of the road, flipping the motorhome or not being able to stop, heck no..
When I was a young police I responded to a call where a motorhome was flipped out on the interstate. Basically, it was a gasser class A, probably a late eighties model, I don't recall that exactly. It went over into a muddy median in a construction zone and flipped. It was on it's back when I got there and it was crushed. It was a man, woman and one of their's mother. The mother and the wife were hurt. The man wasn't hurt enough to be transported to the hospital. The motorhome was in small pieces except the rolling chassis. They let it lay there a couple of days till they could come out, block the interstate and pick it up with a tree removal equipment. They used a piece of equipment with a big claw on the front of it to clean up the mess, along with a dump truck and a huge wrecker to pull the chassis to the junk yard.
Anyway, I think about that when I feel the need to take any chances with the RV. They were lucky to survive. Their investment was gone and they probably ate some clean up cost.
Wow, all that just from a broken speedometer?
Normally disconnecting the battery should not wipe out the speedometer. I'd be curious if it starts counting once you drive it around the block. The problem with electrical stuff is when it sits, it collects moister and the connections all corrode. Worst case, you may end up needing to pull the dash apart and re-seat all the connectors. Not sure how the odometer remembers its reading, it may have a battery back up. I would not be surprised if it just started counting from zero.
The Flying Fortress
'83 Revcon Prince 31' FWD
502 w/Howell/GM 16197427 ECM/Edelbrock MPFI,Thorley's & Magnaflows,
4L85E 4 speed, KoniFSD,
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