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Old 05-30-2012, 08:11 AM   #1
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First trip with no kids

Don't get me wrong, we love our children but everyone needs a break now and then. My wife and I were in desperate need of some time to reconnect as husband and wife, not Mom and Dad.

My wife's usually the one to make plans so I took it upon myself to plan this one on my own. She's from the Oregon coast and I know she misses it while living here in the insanely flat, lakeless area of Minnesota. So I figured I'd take her to the North Shore where it's more like where she's from.

After getting the kids to Grandma's we were off!

I noticed it was running a little rough, but thought it might have been from sitting for a while. We made it to Bimidji MN and stayed in the WalMart lot because we were both wiped out. Up early and onward to Duluth.

Once in Duluth I wanted to see the aerial lift bridge. We found it and drove across, and back but couldn't find parking for a 37' MN. .

I ended up getting turned around and had to climb a steep hill. The MH was backfiring and getting hot so I stopped at the top and let it cool down. It was still backfiring and had almost no power so we parked at the mall for a couple hours while we devised a plan. It started raining so we parked at Sams Club for the night. In the morning the MH seemed to run fine, still rough but no back firing.

We went to Two Harbors and saw the light house then to Gooseberry Falls and hiked around for the day, then continued to Beaver Falls and parked for the night.

The last day was Tettegouche State Park and the High Falls. We slept until 11 on the last day so it was short and then continued home.

Over all I think it was a success. Just need to figure out the back firing.

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Old 05-30-2012, 08:26 AM   #2
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I noticed it was running a little rough, but thought it might have been from sitting for a while.

How old is the gas?? We had a similar problem early last year and I added a bunch of SeaFoam (helped somewhat). Mine popped a lot under slight acceleration. Kept running it, added fresh fuel and it eventually went away.

This new fuel sucks!

1991 32' Winnebago Itasca
bought used in 2009 - our first
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Old 05-30-2012, 08:35 AM   #3
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How old is the gas??
It's from last summer. I'm planning to go through the spark plugs and run some seafoam and/or carb cleaner through it to see if it helps.
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Old 06-05-2012, 08:25 PM   #4
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Who cares how the MH ran how was the honeymoon vacation without KIDS. Jim
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