Well, A new issue has presented its self.
Upon returning home from our last outing it was time for the yearly oil and filter changes. When I crawled under the coach, a spot of oil was spotted and upon a closer look, oil was leaking from the air compressor casting, not the seal area(s). I say seal areas because the power steering pump is mounted and driven by the compressor.
I did go ahead and change the oil and filters and have been keeping an eye on that leak. The leak is getting a little greater as I drilled into the web for a replacement and the other parts required to complete the job. Some of the parts appeared not to be the common over the counter items. LOL
Now, it is tight in there, with the need to remove some water cooling hoses, air compressor governor and the power steering pump before attempting to remove the compressor.
The big issue for me now is the best way to approach this one, do I attempt it at home with out the aid of a lift and outdoors with the first signs of winter or get it done at a service location I use for much of the involved work I no longer wish to attempt when the weather is on the cold side.
My main concern is driving the distance required to the service center and hoping that the leak does not become catastrophic, with a large loss of oil and total pump failure. Resulting in no air pressure, loose of power steering and the need to have the coach towed.
Kind of between the proverbial rock and a hard place at the time.