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Old 08-18-2017, 10:56 AM   #1275
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Nice XXL' infusers there great idea for organizing this bits.

What's Tex Joy in the spice bottle in the center.

Got the needles/nettles, wood salt figured out.
It's an exceptionally effective blood-pressure-booster and salivary-gland inciter.
The ingredient list (in descending order): Salt, Garlic, Black Pepper, other Spices, Monosodium Glutamate, calcium stearate.
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Old 08-18-2017, 12:05 PM   #1276
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On a quick initial look at the photo I saw Sex Joy and that would likely do the same.

Upon zooming in on the photo I then saw Tex Joy .

Here in AZ we buy a seasoning called Arizona Dreaming (actually from Penzy's).

It's fun to try spices blended for a nod to regional tastes.
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Old 08-18-2017, 12:11 PM   #1277
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. . . So far, with limited driving, they don't swing so badly that I become motivated to do anything about them . . .
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They will probably wear down the edge of that wood (?) shelf on which the chains are rubbing IMO.
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Old 08-18-2017, 12:43 PM   #1278
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What is the weird/cut-off generator cable?

I am new owner of old Parkway. Crawled under to check generator oil and saw this strange cable. Comes out left side of generator and then just stops - looks like cut with cable cutters. Anyone know what this is?

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Old 08-18-2017, 04:22 PM   #1279
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I am new owner of old Parkway. Crawled under to check generator oil and saw this strange cable. Comes out left side of generator and then just stops - looks like cut with cable cutters. Anyone know what this is?

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Can you start the generator? That almost looks like the heavy 12VDC cable that feeds the starter and ignition.
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Old 08-18-2017, 08:23 PM   #1280
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I am new owner of old Parkway. Crawled under to check generator oil and saw this strange cable. Comes out left side of generator and then just stops - looks like cut with cable cutters. Anyone know what this is?

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I did a quick look, my 2006 Interstate is just the same.
Might be some sort of breather/drain.

My generator works fine.
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Old 08-18-2017, 10:13 PM   #1281
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I did a quick look, my 2006 Interstate is just the same.
Might be some sort of breather/drain.

My generator works fine.
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Agree. I looked at parts manual but this hose was not shown. There are two possible breather/vent tubes on these generators. One as a breather tube for the OH valve cover. The other is a vent tube from the LP regulator/mixer on the engine near the carburetor. The are all shown as terminating inside the cover, but one of these hoses may have been extended outside the case/cover.
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Old 08-19-2017, 12:58 PM   #1282
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If you look at InterBlog's recent post #17 on the "Interstate coach battery access" thread you will see a clear photo of her same vintage Onan generator and this same vent tube.

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f240/interstate-coach-battery-access-89849.html
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Old 08-19-2017, 02:21 PM   #1283
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Breather Tube

Took a closer look today at the part manuals for both new and old Onan LP generators used in Interstate/Parkway models. That tube on outside of generators on the older units is definitely the breather tube from the valve cover. It is crankcase ventilation that was eliminated on newer generators, no doubt to meet later emissions requirements. The newer generators have a crankcase vent tube that sends breather air, which has some oil and combustion residue, back into the intake via the air cleaner base where it re-enters the combustion process to get burned off like most modern engines.

A bit more trivia: the older generators had an Over Head Valve (OHV) engine with push rods, likely an Onan design; the new generators have a Robin Subaru Over Head Cam (OHC) engine.
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Old 08-20-2017, 07:02 AM   #1284
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Generator breather tub

My THANKS to all for the very helpful responses. I bought this Parkway model this past April and sadly it is lacking most of the helpful books, manuals, and other reference material. I found most things on-line but was stumped by the breather tube.
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Old 08-29-2017, 07:45 AM   #1285
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Storing 3" memory foam mattress

Like many of you, we added a memory foam mattress. Our jack knife chairs have a hard side bolster that sticks up and makes sleeping difficult so we went with 3" memory foam, queen size and very heavy. Putting the darn thing away in the rear overhead locker was a real chore so we slit the mattress down the middle and found these nifty oversize storage sacks at REI. Now the hard part is getting each half mattress rolled up with enough compression to get the sack around them, but once it's done they stow nicely with room to spare.

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Old 08-29-2017, 01:34 PM   #1286
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Of all the small space gizmos I bought for my big boondocking trip, my favorite thus far is the Kelly Kettle. It Has One Job - to boil water - and it does that very well. I had clothing, dishes and my hair washed in record time using it this afternoon. It heats water far faster than either the little SMEV stove or the onboard water heater, for which I don't need that kind of gallonage every time anyway.
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Old 08-29-2017, 06:59 PM   #1287
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Using the Airstream window shades

In the morning I like to let light into the cockpit. The stock window shades have ribbons that you trap in the raised window at night. If I choose to remove them I'd have to turn on the ignition key and listen to loud beeping that would wake my wife.

So I put a knot into the ribbon that hangs down and I can swing the shade up out of the way and slip it in between the overhead plastic shelf and the fuzzy surface at the center. The pics should illustrate what I mean.

Works great !

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Old 08-30-2017, 07:33 AM   #1288
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Foam mattress - a different approach

We have an older Parkway - 2006. But, it still had those fold-down beds with all the lumps and bumps. We thought about another mattress to layer on top but decided a better idea might be to remove the existing beds and convert them to two twin beds. These two pictures show the results. We now have walking space between, plus two standard futon mattresses. BTW the bolsters came straight from the Amazon site - not custom made.

The top now hinges up so we have access to all the storage space underneath without worrying about cables and boxes. I re-used the old frames so the entire project took about one day.
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