So I called a repair person from one of the RV supply stores we recommend to our guests at the RV park. I told the man what I wanted him to look at and he arrived the next day. While I explained, he examined and asked me to write the list of items I would need.
The steps are frozen in the down position and the electrical wire to the motor was cut. He said he would order new steps.
The shower leaked under the RV and the shower head/faucet combo also leaked. He said the p-trap was disconnected (he tried to reconnect but he couldn't squeeze his arm through the small opening). He said he would order a new shower head/faucet combo.
Two of the overhead 12 volt lights aren't working, although the fuse is good. He said he would order two new lights and bring covers to replace the cracked or burned ones (along with smaller bulbs that would not burn the light covers).
The porch light shorted and he said he would order a new one.
The electronic ignition on the propane water heater works but does not ignite the propane. He said he would order a new circuit board and some kind of assembly.
The air conditioner motor ran but the fan didn't work. He said the fan was on the roof and I would need to bring it into the shop. It would take about two hours to repair.
So I wrote all this stuff down and paid the man for a $90 service call. When he returned with the parts to do the work, I wouldn't have to pay him again for the call.
Meanwhile, my friend Rick came over, the man who noticed the missing tailpipes and gas leak problem. Within an hour, he had the p-trap reconnected, the air conditioner repaired (it's amazing what happens when six wasp nests are removed), and managed to fix the rusted accelerator pedal on my old RV so it not only starts but is drivable. He removed the ignition switch and took it to the local auto supply. The man told him I would need to check at a Chevy dealer for the type of switch I need.
Tomorrow, Rick will look at the steps and water heater to see what he can do.
I believe I can have all the work done by Monday including the installation of the tailpipes and the smog certification. I'll register the RV on Tuesday and drive it locally to get a feel for how she handles. On Wednesday, July 4th, Independence Day, I will take my first long road trip in several years.
By golly, I think this is going to be a fun adventure!