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Old 07-15-2018, 10:11 AM   #1079
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This is great... wife, kids, wife’s sister and her kids, and the nephews are all in Kennedy Space Center... and I just stayed in parking watching TV, reading, and resting my foot... A/C on of course...will be a good break-in for generator

Glad your AS stayed cool with the AC. And did I miss something about your foot?
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Old 07-15-2018, 11:14 AM   #1080
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I have to share...can’t keep all the laughter just in the family... I am here at the local Jewett Orthopedics with an excruciating pain in my right foot... I am thinking fractured foot or something... Nope, all good...it is due to an over exercised big toe... turns out I did not realized that I brake with just my toe instead of my whole foot... not a problem with light weight cars but an issue with doing the same in the AI... I mean
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...And did I miss something about your foot?
No fractures only strained . I have it on ice and taking some Advil...getting better. And learning to drive the AI correctly so this does not happen again.
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Old 07-15-2018, 11:43 AM   #1081
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... A/C on of course...will be a good break-in for generator
WACHUKO - I really happy with how generator runs my A/C even at altitude. When I was at Grand Junction & Palisades, CO we used it a lot during day to keep A/C running and it ran all week before I needed to refill LPG.
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Old 07-15-2018, 01:26 PM   #1082
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Alex, it has been working great. But I have to follow some of the recommendations in the “Beating the heat” thread. Got the reflective mats and magnets to make outside covers for the AI to help with the heat. I do not have the double shades so I get additional heat via the windows. Plus the heat radiating from the parking... I have the A/C in auto at 72 since we got here... I have not opened the doors and the temp is still at 85 in the front and 80 in the back of the AI...

On another topic... thanks to the other thread on the rear doors... I think that I found a solution for a lightweight roof rack to install in the back.

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On another topic... thanks to the other thread on the rear doors... I think that I found a solution for a lightweight roof rack to install in the back.
WACHUKO - Yeah MIKE pointed me to HEIN. I thinking same thing for the small roof rack
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Old 07-16-2018, 09:51 PM   #1084
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Ordered a free sample kit from 80/20 Inc. Wanted to see what the system looked like and how it works. Pretty cool stuff. Tested two of several of the clamping methods available...

Also sharing a couple of photos Mara took while in Kennedy Space Center... Not an Interstate.. but still pretty cool...
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Thanks for info on 80/20.
There is a similar display of the Airstream trailers used for Astronauts at the Udvar-Hazy Center of National Air and Space Museum at Dulles Airport in Virginia. Like Kennedy they also have a Space Shuttle on display. But the Kennedy Space Shuttle display is much more dramatic. The Shuttle at Udvar-Hazy is just sitting on the floor.
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Old 07-22-2018, 09:15 AM   #1086
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Onan Generator Maintenance

Finally doing the oil change in the generator... I was not sure how much oil it took so I just bought a gallon of it... turns out it only requires. 0.63 qt... so this gallon is going to last me a long time

I could not find the filter quickly enough to change it in this round. Good thing the one in there is still in excellent condition. I will get a filter and spark plug to keep in the maintenance box. EDIT: Found air filter and spark plug at www.rvupgradestore.com

Spark Plug: 167-1652
Air Filter: A030Y328
Amount of oil: 0.63 qt / 20.16 oz

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Old 07-22-2018, 10:39 AM   #1087
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Oil changed at 10.7 hours of use... everything back in place. Ran it for a few minutes. Level is fine and no leaks. Also took the time to clean and spray all battery terminals again with CRC Battery Terminal Protector
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Old 07-22-2018, 01:17 PM   #1088
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Oil changed at 10.7 hours of use... everything back in place. Ran it for a few minutes. Level is fine and no leaks. Also took the time to clean and spray all battery terminals again with CRC Battery Terminal Protector
What kind of oil? Is there a filter?
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On mine there is no fuel nor oil filter...only air filter. Check the exact model of what you have to confirm.

You can buy a quart of the Cummins Onan oil for 12.00 or a gallon of the one I got for 14.00

By the way... O'Reilly Auto Parts has a special on now and you can get the gallon of 15W40 (Mobil Delvac 15W-40 Conventional Motor Oil) for half... 6.99 for the gallon. I found out just now when I get there to get a frame for the tag... too late for me, but others here can take advantage of the offer.

Oil recommended is single grade 30 or 15W40
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Updating list:
  • Updating Fusion head unit software to 3.7 - doing tonight.
  • Screen room – ordered a Coleman Instant Screenhouse, 15' x 13' for now. Should be here tomorrow.
  • Fix slow leak in rear tire, driver side, in the inner wheel. Yeah, I know...still have not fixed this.
  • Rubber mat to replace the dirt magnet of a carpet that I have now...carpet looks great but I am a slave to it. Going with WeatherTech - need to confirm style and order tonight. Going with black color instead of gray.
  • Rear shelve - intially I wanted to build it with matching TB laminate – link to what John did... - I ended up ordering everything to build it with 80/20 material.
  • Redo the cover of the foldable bed. I need to round the corners that I forgot to do and are damaging the vinyl. Will recover each piece of wood panel separately in a different material (cloth and beige color). Got everything that I need for this task. Got lazy and did not get to this before our last trip.
  • Buy and install a drain valve for the fresh water tank (suggestion from Protagonist) to replace the plug currently there. I have been looking at very compact ones and tight 90º elbows to keep it all as close to the tank as possible.
  • Install the ShowerMi$er. Parts moved from the garage to inside the house… that is progress Just need to see when I tackle this one…
  • RakAttach swing-away hitch - size large. This will allow opening the rear doors even if the Vespa or cargo tray are in place. Sweet setup that I saw on Mark's (Lotus54) AI
  • I ordered few things that were discussed in the Spare parts to take on the road thread
  • Self-leveling system
  • Prime Design - Rear Door Access Ladder
  • Quiet A/C from Advanced RV
  • Fridge fans modification. Following this thread: Refrigerator ventilation and doing a similar mod to what SeeMore did - link - for now it is between 29.1º-44.7º - I want to do the penny test on the ice cube to make sure stuff in the fridge is not at risk. I also noticed an additional vent in the back of the fridge... but not sure where that vents to since the top is blocked by the TB bar insert.
  • Light weight roof rack in the rear of the roof... using three set of these brackets - I know it will not be for anything heavy, but having the flexibility to carry something and when not in use, not blocking the solar panels, would be a nice to have.
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Old 07-24-2018, 05:46 PM   #1091
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Rubber mat to replace the dirt magnet of a carpet that I have now...carpet looks great but I am a slave to it. Going with WeatherTech - need to confirm style and order tonight. Going with black color instead of gray.
I have the black rubber mats. I installed them over the carpet, because the carpet serves an important sound-deadening purpose in reducing road noise.
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I have the black rubber mats. I installed them over the carpet, because the carpet serves an important sound-deadening purpose in reducing road noise.
Great idea. Will try that. I ordered the black WeatherTech 44249-1-2 DigitalFit Floorliner Set just now. Will not be here for our next trip, but will install once we get back.

Also did the update to the Fusion head unit.

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