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Old 10-06-2009, 02:50 AM   #29
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Will do, but I don't think we are going to stop there on our way down south this fall. But then again, I worked up a great route, and the BH said lets not stick to any rigid schedule, so that went out of the window.

I think it's better if we try not to have days longer than 250 miles, and anything over that and I am going to stay and extra day to make sure I am good and rested. Driver fatigue is a dangerious situation, and I don't want that. But again when traveling something of a route, I hate short days too, as I don't really get into my stride until I have knocked down around 150 miles anyway.

The last time we were in Morgan Hill, we left there early in the morning and drove all the way back to Vancouver, WA in one long day. I was not feeling well, so the BH had most of the driving to do, she was grumpy once we got home. That time we had the car with us, and had left the MH at home.
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Old 10-07-2009, 10:37 AM   #30
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Drill a hole in gas cap/ attach a piece of stainless/ monel whatever sash or small link chain to cap/ attach other end of chain to anything you want on chassis side of m/h. End of gas cap issue.
(29 comments on a gas cap) Absolutely incredible.
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Old 10-08-2009, 12:46 AM   #31
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We tend to go off topic on occasion. Most seem to like it that way. 31 and counting.......
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Old 10-14-2009, 12:56 AM   #32
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Today I did mine, took a couple of ring terminals, some Number 14 wire hooked all that up. Removed one of the three screws around the fuel fill and put one of the ring terminals there, and then took a screw and screwed the other end into the top of the cap. Now that is completed and done, and again I feel good doing little improvements to the beasty. Also purchased some pipe insulation, so as we travel along, I will add that to all the Hydro Hot lines I can get to as I hope it will improve their heat holding ability. Better thermals mean less diesel used at least I hope.
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Every time I crawl under the rear of my coach and look up at the (2) long sections of heater ducting running along the bottom of the floor I get upset at the stupid way it was installed. I just cant figure out how my chubby body is going to get up there to wrap them with some sort of insulation.
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Wayne is there any chance of a picture. I have not seen those two hoses, but now that you mention it, I do have a heater duck outlet like right at the foot of the bed in the middle. If it cannot be reached, how would one repair it if it deteriorated from heat from the engine? If it does fail due to heat, then the possibility of CO gas coming into the coach when going down the road is possible, hmmm. Seems to me cummings had to take the platform from under the bed apart to do that recall a couple of years ago, so would access be gained from doing that? I wonder!!!!

I think this is another benefit of owning an alpine as if the furnace quits you can use the main engine for heat and is another great innovation from WRV. Ok, I promise one of these days I am going to stop that, and I personally hope it's soon. It could be anyone's coach from any manufacturer.

I think the workers see so many engineering problems; they are overcome with what to do "this time"!!! Another thought would be battle fatigue.
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Gas cap-in question

Did the gas cap turn into a heat duct? Cannot the original subject be maintained so the topic makes sense?
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Ok, I described how I fixed my Fuel cap, but I don't totally like having to use regular #14 yellow insulated wire, what I really wanted was either a plastic ring which would go over the threaded part of the cap, and allow me to attach the other end. My second choice would have been some very malleable braded wire, using metal ring terminals on each end. But what I did work, it just does not look professional.
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