Sunday, August 7, 2016

Winnebago Fuse Maintenance - Front Weep Holes

There is some maintenance that has to be done more often that others.  There is one spot on the Winnebago Fuse that has to be checked pretty often.  Maybe once a week.  This is the area around the weep holes under the front window.  

Fuse engine

The Ford Transit portion of the Fuse is a real nice.  The engine compartment is laid out pretty well.  One thing that I have noticed is that the front window weep holes are easily blocked. Ford made it easy to clean, but it has to be cleaned.

Winnebago Fuse Weep HolesWinnebago Fuse Weep Holes

The first part of this maintenance is just to clear the leaves and debris out of the gutter under the window where the wipers sit.  There are two small holes that need to remain clear so no water backs up.  One on the passenger side and one on the drivers side.

Winnebago Fuse Weep HolesWinnebago Fuse Weep Holes

Under these holes are trays accessible with the hood up.   The tray on the drivers side is easy to pull out and clean.  It just slides out and then you can wipe it out.  Putting it back in is just as easy.

Winnebago Fuse Weep Holes

The one on the passenger side is a little more complicated, but easy never the less.  You have to slide a clip holding the washer fluid tube off and then it comes out almost like on the drivers side.  Putting it back on is easy as well.  Just make sure the wire clip is attached again.

Winnebago Fuse Weep Holes

I have been cleaning the top side of the holes of debris about once a week and pulling the trays every month or so.  This keeps the water from backing up and possibly leaking into the coach.  This is especially important if you have a wooded lot like I do.  There are always leaves wanting to block the holes.

Pulling the trays and cleaning them is important as well.  This morning when I cleaned them I found a couple of ants starting to take up residence in the organic matter that had accumulated down there.  I don't want any unwanted passengers causing problems.

1 comment:

  1. Excellent, Don. Just what I was looking for. Perfect timing, if you saw my recent post on the FB site.