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Old 04-27-2018, 08:17 AM   #75545
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Yaknow... it's amazing ya didn't do more damage to Smartie.... I'm a tad concerned about water for your consumption if you are out in the boonies....
We have about 25 gallons onboard. Another advantage to motorhome living.
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Old 04-27-2018, 08:22 AM   #75546
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Well you all canít be alone with problems. Just near the Georgia border I get a stop engine light. Pulled into the rest area and guess Iíll deal with it in the am.
We have a gremlin amongst us. Looks like we need to ramp up the mohmms. (Ohms for mechanical entities) I hope this evil prankster leaves soon.
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Old 04-27-2018, 08:54 AM   #75547
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Well it may be as simple as low coolant. Looking at the ECU data, itís been complaining about coolant level and low reading. Guess I need coolant, wonder where it went.
It could have evaporated. If just below the sight glass it wouldn't take but being a cup. Or so low. Hope that's all it is. Safe motoring.
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Old 04-27-2018, 09:41 AM   #75548
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Yep, TST. Great customer service if needed and they back up their product.

Also I recommend the TST flow through sensors. So much easier to put in or let out air when needed. With the non-flow through you have to use the special tool to take the sensor off. This would be every time you go through a car wash, check the tires, etc.

Check, check, check, to ensure that the sensor will not stick out pass the edge of the rim. TST will give you the dimensions of the sensor and then just use a tape measure to eye-ball the stem and sensor length. Shorter stems can be installed and they should be metal stems, not the typical rubber pull through stem.

Questions always welcome and If I can't answer them I'll ask Mr. Know It All, Tim.


Another great monitoring system is the BKM. It's the one I use and used for years starting back to my truck driving days. Yep, had pretty good luck with the Boot Kick Method. Boots are extra but come in a variety of colors.
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Old 04-27-2018, 10:06 AM   #75549
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Another great monitoring system is the BKM. It's the one I use and used for years starting back to my truck driving days. Yep, had pretty good luck with the Boot Kick Method. Boots are extra but come in a variety of colors.
From what I have read on this thread you could substitute forehead for boots and you could just stay barefooted.
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Old 04-27-2018, 10:25 AM   #75550
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We have a gremlin amongst us. Looks like we need to ramp up the mohmms. (Ohms for mechanical entities) I hope this evil prankster leaves soon.


I was crankin up the mohmms machine and the crank broke off in me hand.
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Hohmms sent, (that's H for handle ohmms).
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I learned from Barb. Walked into the Cummins place with Mac on my shoulder and that got them hopping

After telling me no part to be had (it was the coolant sensor), I called Spartan to get an order in or find someone who might have it. They gave me another non-Spartan part number and said Cummins may be able to find that.

Sure as heck, they had 5 of them at Jacksonville Cummins., where I was parked. Just needed to get it installed and before their lunch hour was over, a technician Dustin had it in.

I cannot say enough praise for this shop and Brian the service person helping me. They were extremely nice the whole time, went out of their way to squeeze me in and Iím back on the road with power again!

I asked where the power went and they told me the engine probably went into protection mode, which means no power to really go.

So all is well now and weíre riding the rainbow again!
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yay! Now, just waiting to hear Barb got her problem solved and is rolling again!
Wow... that Hohmms worked fast!
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Old 04-27-2018, 01:27 PM   #75554
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Closed on a lot today and close on my dad's house and lot on the 1st. Now we can concentrate on getting our placed fixed up and sold. The rainbow is getting closer. Barb, you wouldn't recognize the inside of our place with new floors and paint.
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yay! Now, just waiting to hear Barb got her problem solved and is rolling again!
Wow... that Hohmms worked fast!
Well. I have a plan, but parts need to be ordered and wonít be in until Monday. No big deal since I have no schedule to keep. Sena and I went to the Lehman Caves visitor center this morning and will go to the Great Basin National Parker visitor center after a nap.

I've decided to have Smarty towed to the Les Schwab tire center in Draper, UT instead of buying 1 tire from the Mercedes dealer. Since roadside assistance paid for the 300 mile tow, my insurance will pay the crosstown tow bill. I'm going to have all 4 tires replaced and Les Schwab's customer service and warranty are outstanding.

But, everything has to be ordered. We'll probably be in Utah until Tuesday. That's ok. There's plenty to do.
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Carl, I call it playing the "monkey card". People just seem to be nicer to me when Sena is on my shoulder. AND, we're always remembered.

So now you see the advantages that go along with you playing the "Mac card". :laugh"
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Closed on a lot today and close on my dad's house and lot on the 1st. Now we can concentrate on getting our placed fixed up and sold. The rainbow is getting closer. Barb, you wouldn't recognize the inside of our place with new floors and paint.
Wow! Take pictures of your newly spiffified house. I hope it sells fast. Itís gonna be fun to have more Muties riding the Rainbow.

So where are you and Dale planning to travel? Does geocaching have a circuit? I hope we can bump into each other several times each year. I'm already chatting with Dennis and Denise about meeting up on the Rainbow.
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