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Old 12-11-2009, 12:08 PM   #15
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We have a 1977 Midas Mini on a GMC Vandura G3500 chassis. Running gear, motor items are listed under the chassis model and you can get them at most any car parts place. We even got Firestone air bags thru JC whitney for the GMC "mini motor home". We also do well on oil. This year, we drove it from NC to NM (1500+ miles) in the hottest part of the summer. We used a quart of oil (it was low when we left out). And we did nothing else... except pour gas in it. We were very surprised at how well it handled the trip.

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Thanks for the boost of confidence Lorma.

One thing I did forget to mention is the cab A/C dont work. this will be a must fix If we plan on any distance trips next summer. Any Ideas, as I dont believe I will tackle this one myself.

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Old 12-11-2009, 05:55 PM   #17
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Thanks for the boost of confidence Lorma.

One thing I did forget to mention is the cab A/C dont work. this will be a must fix If we plan on any distance trips next summer. Any Ideas, as I dont believe I will tackle this one myself.
You can run the roof air just as cheap as the dash when going down the road. Most gen.s use between 1 and 1 1/2 gals an hour. Plus it takes the load of the engine. It's what we do on the real hot days.
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Old 12-21-2009, 04:36 PM   #18
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I've run our gen set and A/C for as long as 48 hours, uninterupted. I don't think the gen set has ever used more than 1/2 gal per hour.

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