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Old 08-09-2009, 09:17 PM   #71
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Really,
I never got below 6, and that was doing 80 across Oklahoma and Texas trying to get to Alburquerque.<sp
8 is about average.

10-12 ? I cannot think of a nice word to say.
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Old 08-09-2009, 10:38 PM   #72
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We get 5-6, but we're towing and loaded for 4 seasons(9 months)...usually don't go over 55-60...working on the too much stuff thing, but there's something about antique and thrift stores...so-o-o many of them......kinda like flamingos...how many is too many?
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Old 08-09-2009, 10:52 PM   #73
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hows your mileage with both AC's running? Mines consistently around 6-7
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Old 08-10-2009, 07:06 AM   #74
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milage

We get about 7.5 to 8 with jeep wrangler in tow at average speed of 60-62. Note I also have gear vender overdrive and tuned banks headers.
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Find the two leads (hopefully) near the tank. Once you have, either connect them to make the light go off or drill two holes in the tank at the need collant level and put through bolts with rubber washers so they don't leak and attach one lead to each. The level of the liquid will complete the circut and the the light will go off.
Thanks! I forwarded the info to the mechanic.
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Old 08-12-2009, 11:09 PM   #76
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OK fellow desert dwellers. I should have the 345 back soon. Question is-what can be stored permanently in the RV, or does everything have to come out because of our heat?

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Old 08-12-2009, 11:14 PM   #77
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Just think of about 125^....what will be OK at that temp?
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Old 08-12-2009, 11:28 PM   #78
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Holy cow. I never knew about a safe there. I'll check that out this weekend in my 87 345.
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Old 08-12-2009, 11:31 PM   #79
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Can anyone with an 1987 345 tell me what kind of gas mileage you are getting?
I consistently get 7 MPG, no matter where or how I drive. Never varies.
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Old 08-13-2009, 05:22 AM   #80
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I consistently get 7 MPG, no matter where or how I drive. Never varies.
One thing I find interesting is the wide variances in mileage reported by various owners and it doesn't seem to matter which model they drive.

It seems the range is as low as 5+ to to as high as 10+ mpg (assuming 454 engine). Our 310 gets around 7mpg when pulling a 3500 lb trailer and somewhere around 9+ when not pulling the trailer. Our old Winnebago was a big square box and we were lucky to get 6 mpg with it. We did improved its mileage up to about 6 to almost 7 by adding a cold air intake. Not bad when you can spend $8 for a piece of tubing and improve your mileage by about 15%.

So is it the condition of the engine, driver, road/wind conditions or what?

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It is a three prong cord, but the original bill of sale says 50amp.

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came with a 50amp ADAPTER! bought a replacement.
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If it helps any, just replaced all 4 of mine on our 89. Zipdee canvas and install on existing hardware ran $2,200. Be sure to have the dealer get you an up to date sample before they construct the new awnings.
Just calling around for pricing right now. $1872 + tax
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Find the two leads (hopefully) near the tank. Once you have, either connect them to make the light go off or drill two holes in the tank at the need collant level and put through bolts with rubber washers so they don't leak and attach one lead to each. The level of the liquid will complete the circut and the the light will go off.
Worked great. But how do you get a low coolant warning?

What seems to be left-
CB not working
Window gaskets need replacing
Rear passenger leveler needs repair
Blinds need to be tightened
Awning to go to a Zipdee dealer to check if it's parts or replace-Desert West Coach
Clean up

Everything worked with the electrical hookup at the house last night and the mechanic just put in new batteries an hour ago. I'll put in propane on the way home.

Question-There is a spot in one of the cargo areas on the passenger side near the back. Someone said it was to attach an air hose to fill all the tires. Does anyone know about this?

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Old 08-15-2009, 12:03 PM   #84
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Karen,
In the large storage bay on the curb-side rear there is an air fitting. It will be sticking out into the bay on the rear wall, up high. This is a quick disconnect fitting. It is supplied by the rear suspension air compressor.
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