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Old 09-18-2009, 06:09 PM   #127
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Found another hose that needed replacing, one of the heater hoses that connects onto the back of the rad. Had to drain half of it of course
Still no leaks on a good note i`m coming up with a lot of good names for my new rig just can`t say any of them here.
Yep I've used a few choice words also but ya'know the end results are well worth it....

I had NO freon in mine when it was purchased so it was NO problem when the front end was completely removed (A.C. & Radiator) and decided if it turned or had rubber it will be changed out PERIOD....

Purchased 25 feet of both 5/8 and 3/4 inch hose along with new stainless clamps just for the peace of mind.....

With your new discovery (leaking hose) you can see why that recovery bottle had a "Tuff" time sucking the water back in.....Heck I even replaced the 20 year old air conditioners and the "Coleman power saver" & the Coleman "Polar cub" both now can be run at the same time on 30 amps.

From top to bottom and end to end it's a pleasure to drive that rig..

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Old 09-18-2009, 06:28 PM   #128
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Looks like the AC lines will have to come off in order to get the AC rad out of the way if i replace the rad.
The front of this rig doesn`t come apart so looks like a real squeeze gettin things out.
Maybe she`ll hold on the bars leak, not my first choice on dependability but it might be alright.
It`ll hold until the morning we leave at 4 am then leak.

Wish i`d put my hand under that leak this morn to see if it was hot, ya know that channel under the rad, that could of had coolant in it from all the draining and filling and where i parked might of run out of there.
Now wouldn`t that be something to write home about.
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Old 09-19-2009, 09:22 AM   #129
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I hear you on the "Liars"......In the small town of Indio there are only a few mechanics that are trust worthy..
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It's a small world... I currently live and work in Riverslide. I work in an RV restoration shop there.
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Old 09-19-2009, 09:45 AM   #130
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It's a small world... I currently live and work in Riverslide. I work in an RV restoration shop there.
Working in a "resto" shop hasta be one great job......I'm glad "Walt's" is back cuz the transition sorta put a crimp on parts needed and they are a few miles closer.

It's summertime and the heat (118ŗ) put a stop to my projects anyhow, How are your parts suppliers?

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Want to be clear about what I said about liars and was talking about my experiance in looking and buying a MH.
I must of called six people about MH`s to go look at before buying this one, every one of them said their rig had new or like new tires and everything worked and clean as a whistle inside. All of them were pieces of junk when we drove a 100 miles or more to look.
This rig was real clean inside and did have like new tires but everything didn`t work as stated. The fridge never worked on anything and the engine needed a lot of work as you`ve seen by this thread.
My statement about people being liars was not meant to say everyone selling a rig lies and i by no means intended to draw Jim into saying something that would make waves.
Please forgive my loose wording, no harm intended.
Still no leaks and getting hopeful again.
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Put a 150 miles on it today and no leaks and temp stayed around 195-200 but the outside temp was only 70 degrees.
Also put some new Venision blinds on the living area windows, makes opening and closing lots better.
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Old 09-21-2009, 08:40 PM   #133
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Put a 150 miles on it today and no leaks and temp stayed around 195-200 but the outside temp was only 70 degrees.
Also put some new Venision blinds on the living area windows, makes opening and closing lots better.
"Cool"
Is your "Overflow" bottle still burping the system?

Also installed blinds in the bedroom, Even got the blinds that holds the proper angle to the back window......
Other blinds throughout the RV are the ones that are top down or bottom up and if I knew how to post a picture I would show you

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I haven`t checked the bottle tonight yet after cool down.
The windows had those cloth blinds that ya had to pull up and even up covered part of the window.
These will be lots nicer, the ones in the bed room are those roll up pull down type that work good also.
I`m thinking i`m only going to get 7-8 mpg with the rig, it got 8 before i started tuning because it was so lean it would hardly run. Price ya pay for a good running engine i reckon, though a lighter power piston spring would prob. help quite a bit.
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I haven`t checked the bottle tonight yet after cool down.
I`m thinking i`m only going to get 7-8 mpg with the rig, it got 8 before i started tuning because it was so lean it would hardly run. Price ya pay for a good running engine i reckon, though a lighter power piston spring would prob. help quite a bit.
Never know what the MPG cuz of the road & wind conditions, In about 1 week I'll be on the road for 1 week cuz it's party time with my old classmates.....
Just glad you found all of that crud in your carb and cleaned it up, Once that ignition is finally figured out then it's playtime with your carb....

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Never know what the MPG cuz of the road & wind conditions, In about 1 week I'll be on the road for 1 week cuz it's party time with my old classmates.....
Just glad you found all of that crud in your carb and cleaned it up, Once that ignition is finally figured out then it's playtime with your carb....

Jim

Yep and with all these short test runs and idling it`s hard to get a good reading. Flat ground with a tail wind and light foot might surprise a guy.
Have fun on your trip, party and stay out of trouble now.
We`ll be heading out in a couple weeks so if i miss ya take care until next time.
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Hi everyone, don`t know who alls interested but we`re in south west Kansas at a little RV park called four aces.
The rig has purred like a kitten the whole way but been on pretty flat country and the weather has been cool.
Engine has been running from 160- 190 average at 55-60 mph.
They say freezing weather coming so tomorrow we will head further south.
Wish us luck.
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Hi everyone, don`t know who alls interested but we`re in south west Kansas at a little RV park called four aces.
The rig has purred like a kitten the whole way but been on pretty flat country and the weather has been cool.
Engine has been running from 160- 190 average at 55-60 mph.
They say freezing weather coming so tomorrow we will head further south.
Wish us luck.
Hi Oldvet...
Glad to hear your rig is running well in the cool weather.....Wonder about the huge temp swings tho...Go south and stay warm

My rig ran ever so good over the past week also, Good milage and every function was perfect.....Swatted the "Trucker antenna" with a tree but no real damage..

Enjoy your trip..

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Ran 160 in the morning when the temp was only 35. ran 190 in te after noon at 60 mph.
Hey i`m not complaining it`s running good.
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Ran 160 in the morning when the temp was only 35. ran 190 in te after noon at 60 mph.
Hey i`m not complaining it`s running good.
Remember we set this thing up for hot weather with the water wetter and lean anti-freeze mixture so it`s bound to run a little cool at 35 degrees.
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