Filter? You have a filter on your water filler line???? Can't say I have ever seen one like that.
If so, I suggest tossing it. Anything old and/or unknown can be harboring who knows what. And, at the very least, if you are going to use the water tank and pump you need to sterilize everything before first use. I always cook with bottled water, those tanks are old and make great bug incubators.
As mentioned, check those bearing and repack them before going. If they have been sitting for even two years the grease can cake up and it will be bye-bye to the bearings.
A whole new set of wheel bearings and seals is less than about $30, a good present for your rig.
When I bought my Hunter, as I had a 450 mile tow home, I paid the seller an extra $100 to put in new wheel bearings. He made about $70 for an hours work and I had peace of mind going home.
And, if those tires are really more than about 5-6 years old, you might rethink going very far, especially if you don't have a spare. Aged out tires are well know for sudden side wall failures.
Originally Posted by Peter Bale
Thank you folks for your speedy responses.
I'll try and get some pics when I take the Compact out this weekend.
Going to one of Oregon's beautiful lakes to canoe and fish, and hang out.
I will also check the date of the tires to see how old they are.
The water inlet filter seems like a good idea. I'm guessing the filter itself is washable?
Bye ofr now.