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Old 04-03-2016, 04:02 PM   #29
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....next job is to find out if it still starts and runs (I drove it off the trailer when it was delivered to AS NE) because if it does it opens up more options for getting it shipped.
You could find some brave sole to drive it from Massachusetts to Kentucky
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Old 04-03-2016, 04:11 PM   #30
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Yeah, it kinda goes without saying that you almost have to bear in mind that fixing what is wrong with Peanut would apply to any 30+ year old motorhome, as that's usually why the PO's are selling it in the first place; that's if the PO even knew the extent of some of the problems.

I'm glad she has found a good home.

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Old 04-03-2016, 04:38 PM   #31
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You could find some brave sole to drive it from Massachusetts to Kentucky
No worries we just need ~7000 people to chip in a dollar for one of these

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And Chevy to donate a nice shinny 3500HD for all the good work we are doing with their products, of course if those nice people at Ford wanted to give a F-350 for competitive testing that would work as well
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Old 04-03-2016, 05:32 PM   #32
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That would certainly do it! Let me know if you get Chevrolet or Ford to donate a vehicle. I'd be happy to do the driving

Here's a shot of mine being transported on a 24' gooseneck trailer.
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Ok I'm a little stumped on how to replace the heater hoses where the hoses travel inside the heater box itself.

Looking at this picture below you can see where the heater hoses pass through two holes and into the box.
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There is enough other stuff for me to deal with at the moment that I haven't had the time to really look into the problem. The question I have is how do you get access to the heater core to replace the rubber hoses? As you can see in the picture above someone has cut the hoses coming out of the box and spliced in new hoses from that point to the engine.

My first thought is there might be access to the hose connections once I pull the fan motor/blower out.

Any suggestions?!!

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I found this in the 1977 Owners manual Brad - seems to all come out from the passenger foot well - seems crazy to me but who knows!

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The 310 and 345 that I'm familiar with all came out through the passenger foot well as well. So far I don't think I need to mess with the heater core, just the heater hoses. I'm thinking if the radiator needs to get pulled then replacing all of the heater hose at the same time just seems to make sense. Do you want to use regular heater hose or silicone style heater hose?

Looking at the diagram it would appear the heater hoses might be accessible from the where the heater blower opening is.

If I get some time this evening I might try removing the blower to get a peak inside.
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If its the same as the 310, I believe the whole box pulls out from the footwell. No way I could get my hands in there next to the heater core to disconnect the coolant hoses. I can see them, and the valve, but very tight on the side of the core.
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Mike, according to the directions provided in the picture supplied by Martin it says from the front engine access compartment a) disconnect heater hoses at core outlet.

If your 310 has the heater motors accessible from the passenger compartment then it's not the same as this one. The single blower motor is removed from the engine compartment.
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Do you want to use regular heater hose or silicone style heater hose?
Whatever is going to be the easiest to fit and last the longest Brad (hopefully those two options aren't mutually exclusive!!!!)
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Whatever is going to be the easiest to fit and last the longest Brad (hopefully those two options aren't mutually exclusive!!!!)
That probably means silicone hose. In this case I don't think they are mutually exclusive
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Ok I'm a little stumped on how to replace the heater hoses where the hoses travel inside the heater box itself.

Looking at this picture below you can see where the heater hoses pass through two holes and into the box.
Brad,
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just popped off the carpeted plywood passenger footwell panel, and the heater core hangs from two brackets onto the firewall. I can feel the heater core hoses entering from the front.

looks like 5 or ten minutes off, 5 back on. (famous last words!) taking the passenger seat out would give you some working room.

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Brad, any favorite brand of silicone hose?

or, is a silicone hose just a silicone hose?
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Brad,
Martin,

just popped off the carpeted plywood passenger footwell panel, and the heater core hangs from two brackets onto the firewall. I can feel the heater core hoses entering from the front.

looks like 5 or ten minutes off, 5 back on. (famous last words!) taking the passenger seat out would give you some working room.

ymmv,
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Thanks Joseph.

Either later this week or weekend I'll look into pulling that footwell panel. I just finish mowing the middle pasture and I seldom feel all that great after doing so.
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