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Old 12-20-2015, 09:08 AM   #99
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Glad the aluminum gods were smiling on you.

On the steering, a mechanic found on ours that the "rag joint", aka steering coupler that connects the column to the box, was shot. Replacing that took a lot of play out of our steering.

On the bulbs, we replaced all of our tail/brake/backup and running light bulbs with led's that I found on Amazon. Plug and play, they work fine and hopefully will let a little more juice go to the headlights.

Good luck from here!
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Old 12-20-2015, 10:57 AM   #100
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WooHoo. Home safe and sound, congrats!

The donut gasket between the collector end of the headers and the tailpipe is a frequent exhaust leak point. Also the manifold gasket is worth checking out.

So nice to have it home where you can dig in and really make it nice.
Will you be keeping it at your home?

Please do keep us posted as you uncover what's needed and the fixes as we are are all still learning too.

Congrats on the awakening and good first trip.

Cheers Richard
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Old 12-20-2015, 10:59 AM   #101
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I have always made an effort to keep the coach usable while I am working on it and not to overwhelm myself with starting everything at the same time.
This is a good rule, unfortunately I have not followed this rule...
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Old 12-20-2015, 11:10 AM   #102
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This is a good rule, unfortunately I have not followed this rule...
you are the official exception to that rule, since are doing just a tad more than a renovation
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Old 12-20-2015, 11:22 AM   #103
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you are the official exception to that rule, since are doing just a tad more than a renovation
That's probably true but I've also not been good at following rules anyway
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Old 12-20-2015, 11:52 AM   #104
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This one is for you Peter
Its the "Whilst I have that off, I better fix this".
Which very quickly cascades to become "Whilst I have that, and that, and that, and that, and that, and that, and that off, looks like I should fix this....

Very soon you become this guy....
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Old 12-20-2015, 02:43 PM   #105
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First fix.

Trying to empty water tank that is about half full. Turned the valves under the bed and it seems some insect has plugged the holes up tight...
Decided to try using the pump to drain it. Water starts gurgling in the shower and coming out underneath. Click image for larger version

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Old 12-20-2015, 03:33 PM   #106
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That sure seems like an odd place for a break. The only thing I can think of is the system had water in and froze.

Hope you don't have to much trouble finding a replacement.

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You're lucky you have access to it. There is no rear access on the rear bath models like mine! This will be an easy fix for you!
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Dean, so how do you get access on the rear bath models?

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Old 12-20-2015, 05:30 PM   #109
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Through the front hole...wasn't a fun job!


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Reminds me of a joke I heard about a proctologist who wanted to become mechanic and for his final exam he got 150%. Surprised by the score he asked why he had exceeded 100% on his test. His teacher told him that the rebuilt engine was worth 100% and the bonus came from him doing it all through the tail pipe!
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Where's the rimshot---we need a rimshot here!!!😄😄😄


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