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Old 01-24-2016, 11:10 PM   #323
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Old 01-25-2016, 08:46 PM   #324
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Looks nice! Be careful when backing up to a curb as the propane connection hangs down behind the curbside rear wheel and is very low. Easy to scrape off.
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Old 01-25-2016, 10:08 PM   #325
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Looks nice! Be careful when backing up to a curb as the propane connection hangs down behind the curbside rear wheel and is very low. Easy to scrape off.
Amen to that! The hinged plastic cover on mine is in dire need of replacement because of exactly that— or at least the half that hasn't broken off needs to be replaced. I count myself fortunate in the extreme that only the cover was damaged, and not the fill port or bleeder valve.
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Old 01-25-2016, 11:56 PM   #326
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Thanks guys! I will careful with that!
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Old 01-26-2016, 12:13 AM   #327
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Be careful when backing up to a curb as the propane connection hangs down behind the curbside rear wheel and is very low. Easy to scrape off.
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The hinged plastic cover on mine is in dire need of replacement because of exactly that— or at least the half that hasn't broken off needs to be replaced.
I have considered mounting some old-fashioned curb feelers behind the fill port to serve as an audible reminder when I've reached the limit of how far I can back in, but never did it because I was sure I'd never need them. It may be time to revisit that idea…
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Old 01-26-2016, 03:30 AM   #328
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So far today & every day I learn more and more...

yet verdict: ))) I LOVE MY BUS ! )))

Ps: ordering the manual and pictures book which was recommended on the page 21 of this thread. Thanks! Will reply with review.
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Old 01-26-2016, 04:16 AM   #329
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Purchased the e-Book. Not a technical one, but good enough for the RV beginner.
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Old 01-26-2016, 06:09 AM   #330
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When I had ny early model interstate I put rear air lift shocks. One of the advantages was I could remotely raise the rear when backing to a curb to avoid scraping the pipe ,etc.
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Old 01-27-2016, 01:34 AM   #331
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Gentlemen, I'm reading the book mentioned above, and am confused with the furnace. As I know from fellow forum member here, the heater furnace under the galley is working on gas only, and I've checked it well today. However, the book author says that it also works from the engine when it is running. Can you please tell me if it is true? Does the furnace work without LPG but from the engine when it's running, or the book author messed up? Look to the page of the book I am attaching.
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Old 01-27-2016, 04:25 AM   #332
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It reads " this is a separate heat source from the engine to be used to keep the interior warm while camping"

The furnace only works off propane, however most people use a small space heater when camping with a hook up..

On our last trip I set the furnace temp at 60, we were in a hotel room and the outside temps went into the teens and I had no way of plugging in, over 9 hours and it hardly used a gallon of propane..
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Thank you Migman, for English grammar explanation, my native language is Russian that's why I simply did not properly understand what the book author means. )))). Now I got it - he means that while driving we all use our regular car heating...

And it's really news for me that for 9 hours of furnace heating you used only a gallon of propane, I've never imagined such a good LPG fuel economy. Mhhh... Very good!

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Old 01-27-2016, 10:39 AM   #334
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You are welcome my friend..

Yes it was a nice to use the coach through our winter trip.. I was a bit concerned about things freezing..

I bypassed the water heater and put anti freeze in it just in case there was some water left.. I used anti freeze in the holding tanks.. Used the furnace if I couldn't plug in and used the space heater if could to keep the coach above freezing..

The only thing I couldn't keep warm was the fresh water tank unless I could plug in then I could use the tank heaters..

Overall it was a good experience the coach spent several nights in the low teens and nothing froze up..

Happy travels in your new coach, they are a blast to have and tour around in..
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Excellent! You did great. You said were heating holding tanks with tank heating pads only from shorepower, but you could use them from gen, why didn't you? Or from 12V house batteries while driving.
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Old 01-27-2016, 12:19 PM   #336
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We stayed in a few hotels and I didn't have access to shore power and the generator would have been too loud to run at night..

The heating pads will drain the coach batteries in about 4 hours.
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