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Old 08-19-2016, 08:36 PM   #1
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Dodged a Disaster!

We just returned from a 2000 mile road trip and the coach ran like a dream. Fuel prices were pretty good and the old girl got some pretty good mileage.

Prior to leaving I changed the oil and all filters greased etc. I had a few liters of oil left in the 5 gal. pail so I cleaned up a 1 gal. container and poured the oil in there.
I have a wire basket in the engine compartment to keep a spare jug of oil and antifreeze and funnels etc.
I put the container of oil on top of the other jug and it looked like it should be secure. It was, until the last leg of the trip.

We started up the long climb from Kamloops B.C. last evening and the temperature was in the nineties. I had to drop a couple gears to keep the water temp. down and we made our trip to Merritt B.C. and decided to stop for the night. As I was walking around doing my checks I noticed oil all over the back of the coach and on the toad. After checking the oil and filter and engine compartment I noticed something stuck on the exhaust pipe.

Yup, that 1 gal jug of oil somehow jumped out of the basket and lodged itself between the rear cowling and the hot exhaust.
I would think that should have started on fire.
I had to cut a bunch of melted plastic off the exhaust pipe and will have to grind the rest off. What a mess!!
I count myself lucky on that one.
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I have that wire basket in the engine compartment, and never knew what it was meant to carry, so I've left it empty. Think I'll continue to do so
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I do believe God was watching out for you.
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What is a diaster?
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Two asters.
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Glad it was no worse!!

We just left the Merritt, BC area. We were in Quilchena Golf and RV along 5A, maybe 20 KM's away! Ran down to Oliver, BC, to damage our budget and help the local wine growing community. Left Oliver earlier today, and now are South of the border, along 97, at the Dorado State Park.

A good power wash, and a securer way to hold the oil - and you should be ready for the 'Next story!'. (As we all know, another RV'ing adventure story, is never too far away!)

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What is a diaster?
A diaster is a spelling disaster.
Maybe because I can't spell it it didn't happen??
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In 2009 soon after buying our coach I was laid off work (actually found out about the layoff the day I made a down payment on the rig). Since we had time & a new to us coach we decided to take a trip to Alaska. We made it to Whitehorse Yukon and took a couple days down time to do laundry etc. Also did a good inspection of the coach and had to add ~1/2 gallon of oil & thought all was well. Drove the rest of the way to Alaska and decided our first city stop would be Valdez.

While there I decide to check oil again. Lifted up the back engine hatch and the whole inside was covered with oil. Evidently I didn't screw the valve cover oil fill cap on tight and it vibrated off. Yikes. There was oil splattered everywhere.

Went to a Napa store and bought 3-4 cans of WD40 and after a couple hours and a couple rolls of paper towel had everything cleaned up. I then decided to use the rear engine start for the engine retrieving a large fire extinguisher from our bedroom. My wife asked what I was doing & I said "Nothing" then proceeded to start the engine and make sure everything was OK.

Like you I dodged a bullet.
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Glad it was no worse!!

We just left the Merritt, BC area. We were in Quilchena Golf and RV along 5A, maybe 20 KM's away! Ran down to Oliver, BC, to damage our budget and help the local wine growing community. Left Oliver earlier today, and now are South of the border, along 97, at the Dorado State Park.

A good power wash, and a securer way to hold the oil - and you should be ready for the 'Next story!'. (As we all know, another RV'ing adventure story, is never too far away!)

Travel safe, have fun, stay cool,
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We were like ships passing in the night. We went through Washington State, Idaho, Montana and into Alberta. We were just on our way home from Alberta when we stopped in Merritt.

Enjoy your trip, Washington State is an awesome State to explore.
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In 2009 soon after buying our coach I was laid off work (actually found out about the layoff the day I made a down payment on the rig). Since we had time & a new to us coach we decided to take a trip to Alaska. We made it to Whitehorse Yukon and took a couple days down time to do laundry etc. Also did a good inspection of the coach and had to add ~1/2 gallon of oil & thought all was well. Drove the rest of the way to Alaska and decided our first city stop would be Valdez.

While there I decide to check oil again. Lifted up the back engine hatch and the whole inside was covered with oil. Evidently I didn't screw the valve cover oil fill cap on tight and it vibrated off. Yikes. There was oil splattered everywhere.

Went to a Napa store and bought 3-4 cans of WD40 and after a couple hours and a couple rolls of paper towel had everything cleaned up. I then decided to use the rear engine start for the engine retrieving a large fire extinguisher from our bedroom. My wife asked what I was doing & I said "Nothing" then proceeded to start the engine and make sure everything was OK.

Like you I dodged a bullet.
Wow, that could have been a fire as well. The engine compartments are so confined that there really is no where for oil to go. Enough of it on a hot exhaust is scary.

I always carry an extra jug of oil in that basket and there is no danger of it coming out. This time I put the extra jug in there and apparently it will not stay there.
I will build a lid for it just the same.
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