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Old 07-11-2017, 12:34 PM   #29
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It's been mentioned in your thread multiple times already about towing. On my maiden voyage I finished with a $3000 tow bill to go 600 miles. Up in Canada it's called AMA down in the states it's AAA? Well I have rv premium now( I had rv plus which did cover the first of 2 tows on my maiden voyage). I have 5 tows per year 90 mile? And one big tow at 200 miles! ( I actually just bought s junker argosy I had to pay for an additional 40 miles. Well worth the coverage! Also it's based on my anniversary vs calendar year so I might get the girlfriend to buy for July 15th or I will lapse in may 2018 and repurchase July 15th.

It's kinda obvious with where I'm going lmao! Local trips within my tow limit . My coach will take years of work but that's not going to stop me from enjoying my airstream tent on wheels

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Old 07-15-2017, 10:34 AM   #30
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Yikes! That's not too encouraging. Well, I have many projects to do to both the chassis and living space. It's probably safe to say it will be a 1-2 year project just to whip it into shape. Part of my issue right now is that I'm in the middle of a move, and I have to pour a slab once I move in just to have the MH handy to work on. Right now it's in storage. If I get AAA insurance it won't be for a while. In the meantime I wouldn't be too surprised to see towing coverage removed from their offering if there are too many of these gems out on the road. Not a great track record.

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Old 06-27-2018, 03:33 PM   #31
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Th 400/475 kickdown

So last summer I got the Ď82 280 moved from itís location to a storage facility. Enroute was a stop at a tire shop where I got all 7 tires replaced after sitting for 8-10 years. The trip was uneventful except that the tranny would not downshift with throttle application. If Iíve read correctly, there is an electric kickdown switch under the accelerator pedal? So is the vacuum line to the passengers side of the tranny just a vacuum modulator? I didnít see a switch next to the steering column which is where Iíve been led to believe it is located. Maybe itís been stomped too hard and has slid down below the floorboards. Any insights would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance. Newbie
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Old 06-28-2018, 01:52 PM   #32
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Have a look at Sticky post 94ish. Download the unit repair, electrical and other Chevy service manuals. They will set out all the test procedures and parts for testing that switch
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Old 07-07-2018, 11:23 AM   #33
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Hello Dave. I also have an '82 280. Please post pics. I would love to see the interior of yours!

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