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I’d imagine that for most people, changing their van’s cabin air filter is like flossing. We all know we’re supposed to do it. We all know it would be healthier for us. But it’s probably not really hurting anything to leave it alone. Plus, it just sounds boring to spend time actually doing it. So… we don’t.
But the good news here is that in addition to being easy (Stef, who’s not a trained mechanic, replaces ours in this video), it also TAKES LESS TIME THAN FLOSSING!!! Check it out.
So – if you’ve got a ProMaster (whether it’s an RV or not), the very first thing you’ll need to pull this off is a fresh cabin air filter. We get ours off Amazon, and the one you see in the video is here:
EcoGard XC10257 Premium Cabin Air Filter Fits Ram ProMaster
You’ll also need a Phillips screwdriver, which I imagine most people have. You’ll need one that’s neither too long, nor too short – you’ll see why when you look at the screws for yourself. There’s a screen above and lip near the screws that may get in your way, so the length of the driver comes into play. Stef just uses a multi-driver we had in the van for this video.
But once you’ve got those things, it’s pretty much a snap, as Stef demonstrates.
So, now you’ve got no excuse. Go change your cabin air filter!
PS: I do floss, by the way. (sometimes)
Steph: this is a great video. We couldn’t figure out how to put the filter back in, watched your video again and easy peasy!
And we had the screws ready to put it back in.
Our van The Great White and our lungs thank you.
Awesome! Glad the vid was useful! Wishing you and The Great White happy and healthy travels! xo
I appreciate this Stef, I’m alone with my 2014 T and need to learn more that I can do myself. I’ll do mine early spring as I bought my T last June and have found a few things that need doing. This is cold NJ.
Awesome, Joyce! Hope you’re loving your T and I’m sure you’re learning as you go. Here’s hoping warmer weather shows up soon for you! xo
Way to go Stef! Great fix. Thanks
Good reminder–thanks! (Did you guys get a new camera? This video looked SO crisp–very nice.)
Glad you liked it. Just shot it with a GoPro Hero 8.
Your thoughts on incinerators for poop disposal?
Well, the systems I am aware of require propane. That makes them kind of energy and resource intensive, as well as producing heat and combustion gasses.
Compare that to composting, which requires almost nothing but time.
I don’t see us investigating those seriously any time soon
I just did mine last week, but we couldn’t do it with a regular screwdriver at all. Just wasn’t going to happen. My dad finally got a sideways thing — notice how well I know my tool names, ha — socket-something maybe? Something that gave us a different angle on it, that fit over the top of the screw and angled out to the side and that made all the difference. But I definitely spent some moments grumbling about it not actually being easy at all first.
I have an offset screwdriver (sideways thing), of course, but we didn’t want to throw an oddball tool into the video and make everyone think they couldn’t do it unless they had the tool. Admittedly, the length of the screwdriver is more important than it should be. But we got it done with the multi-driver we bought at Camping World, so we figured it was within the reach of most RVers.
Still waiting for Stef to do an oil change that we’ve talked about a couple times….:)
LOLLL, Bob! It’s still on my radar to do a video on, but I’m a fair weather oil changer. 😉