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Old 03-23-2011, 07:59 PM   #1
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the joys of a vintage rv

almost done with rv i thought new tires, tune up all fluids replaced, got the dash air blowing cold, got the storage problem fixed( the better half took all the inside space so i added on to the rear) every thing except the water cked out
suppose to still freeze this week.
lets go for a drive went fueled up took off for the afternoon left the wife at home, got gen-set running(didn't run until I repaired it 35 hours on a eight year old set) roof air on high
other then the wind between 25 and 30 miles an hour everything working like a charm then the gen set dies drive about 45 minutes get home won't start tear down nothing wrong that i can find try it again fires up , go to thinking maybe over heating let run door up air on high good drop door in twenty or so minutes down it goes so now it has a much larger air intake on the gen set door.
works OK now the next big test will be this week end going to hook up the dolly tie down our toad and go to Tulsa and speed the night see what else need fine tuned
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Old 03-24-2011, 05:29 PM   #2
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maybe the genset is cutting off because the fuel level is too low in the tank. they draw from a higher supply line to avoid draining the tank leaving you stranded. i like the extender you made; if i wasn't hauling so much length i'd do that too.

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Old 03-24-2011, 08:11 PM   #3
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gen set

had just topped the tank for the genset i put a new 22 gallon tank in and the pickup for the fuel lets me draw about 16 gallons.

i ran it after rebuilding the air intake on the door for 2 hours with the a/c maxed out and it stayed running it had an onan originally an i think it's air intake was much closer to the front of the compartment then this honda'.s is

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Old 03-24-2011, 09:02 PM   #4
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Yup....there simple to work on and paid for too!
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Old 03-24-2011, 09:12 PM   #5
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Good job on the genset intake screen... however, I would watch the weight on that rear deck carefully. Thats a long ways from the wheels.
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Old 03-24-2011, 09:53 PM   #6
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......Frank & Cricket, you two have done a wonderful job, hard work always pays off. Let us see what Cricket has done to the inside. Good luck on your trip, and travel safe. BTW......WELCOME TO IRV2.
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will post as soon as she will let me ,have a couple more curtains and i will get her blessing on inside pics.

will only have about two hundred extra lbs on the rear the drivers side box has sewer hose,water hose, 30 amp ext cord and a hand full of water hose fittings the pass side jack,lug wrench.jack stand and hoses and belts. had them inside and was told that was her space. the sewer hose tube/bumper was smashed in when i bought it that's were this ext got started and my dollie only puts 90 or so lbs on the hitch so in theory i should be good.
we're going on a shake down sunday to make sure all my mods work as good as planned before vacation in may.

thanks for the feed back just love this forum learned a lot from the folks here.
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Old 03-25-2011, 09:14 PM   #8
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One question. Why would you keep the sewer hose and water hose/fittings in the same box?
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A suggestion if you still have problems with the genset stalling. Check the fuel hose and pick up tube inside the gas tank. They have been known to develop pinhole leaks which will suck air into the carb.
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the sewer hose is on the bottom shelf with caps sealing it up and in a large zip lock type bag,the water hose is hooked to it's self the next shelf up and the fittings are on the top shelf in a tupperware type box sealed up good question though ,the better half asked my the same thing this isn't top load box but more like tool box the door opens down and has two shelf's and then the bottom of the box and it is painted inside in case ever had a mess could sanitize it

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OK Frank, Sounds like you got things pretty much figured out and ready to go. Have fun on your shake down cruise. Inside pics next...

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