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Old 06-15-2015, 05:26 PM   #351
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I don't know about a plan coming together, but it sure felt good taking it on a 1000 mile week long camping trip with minimal issues!

As a pilot and mechanic, I'm pretty focused on the mechanical. So far we've had 20,000 trouble free miles and have had the Aluminum Falcon places most wouldn't pull a pop up with their 4x4.
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Old 06-15-2015, 07:04 PM   #352
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As a pilot and mechanic, I'm pretty focused on the mechanical. So far we've had 20,000 trouble free miles and have had the Aluminum Falcon places most wouldn't pull a pop up with their 4x4.
Next MoHo Rally you have to do a mechanics corner! It has been a struggle the last 2 years getting everything to where I want it. All I really have left mechanical wise is a new tag axle and looking to beef up the tow hitch assembly so I can pull a toad.
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What's wrong with your Tag axle?
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Old 06-15-2015, 08:12 PM   #354
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What's wrong with your Tag axle?
The tag axles are the same style that are used on the trailers. They only last for 20-25 years before the rubber no longer functions as designed. This will translate into a significantly rougher ride and the tag not supporting the weight the way it was designed.
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Next MoHo Rally you have to do a mechanics corner! It has been a struggle the last 2 years getting everything to where I want it. All I really have left mechanical wise is a new tag axle and looking to beef up the tow hitch assembly so I can pull a toad.

I won't pretend to be a diesel expert. This is a learning experience for me which I share here. The skills I've acquired over the years, starting with growing up in my dad's machine and welding shop, have come in handy. And vice versa. Just helped my brother put this Cummins 4BT in a 83 Bronco I gave him.

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It is a HUGE learning experience for me as well! Glade I didn't buy your model cause I never would have though to look under the bed for the engine


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Old 06-17-2015, 08:51 AM   #357
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It is a HUGE learning experience for me as well! Glade I didn't buy your model cause I never would have though to look under the bed for the engine


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Definitely pros and cons to both engine locations. The advantage of the front engine is clean ram air vs dust and dirt sucked into the rear engine compartment by a big fan that runs constantly. The rear engine is very quiet up front. The engine compartment on the rear engine pretty much dictates the location of a queen bed. I really like the rear bedroom but the front engine coaches give you the option of other configurations like bunks, twins on the sides, convertible dinette... The side twins give a lot of bedroom storage under and above the beds with a nice usable area between them. The crossways queen has a more intimate bedroom feel. Your not looking over your feet to the front of the vehicle.

The engine compartment in the front is very cramped and hard to work in. The engine room in the rear is big enough to convert it to a boiler and a couple steam turbine.

Heat generated by the rear engine blows directly out the back instead of heating rest of the vehicle.

The short driveshaft of the rear engine generally runs smoother with less problems. Unless some idiot reassembles it out of phase! No drive shaft from the front allows for a more convenient installation of tanks and storage.

Lots of give and take! For me, after a couple thousand miles of driving a front engine Triton V10 around Alaska, the lack of engine noise is the biggest draw. They also tend to be more of a commercial vehicle chassis than the bread truck.
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Lots of give and take! For me, after a couple thousand miles of driving a front engine Triton V10 around Alaska, the lack of engine noise is the biggest draw. They also tend to be more of a commercial vehicle chassis than the bread truck.
Gotta agree with the noise factor! I am at 86 db but hope to improve that once I get the from cockpit redone. Put down mass loaded vinyl and will put down sound carpet mat on top of that as well. I will also be putting a layer on the engine cover as well since the turbine noise is pretty dramatic at full boost.
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...I love the B&W pic. Please post more!


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Dean these are for you. I like the B&W shots my self! Here are two of my favorites:

As Sir Mix-a-lot says "Baby got Back!"
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Those are great pics! Thanks!

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Dean these are for you. I like the B&W shots my self! Here are two of my favorites:

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Dave,

Ir was good to meet you in person and see your coach.

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The short driveshaft of the rear engine generally runs smoother with less problems. Unless some idiot reassembles it out of phase!
Funny you should mention this, as Shepherd57 explained to me this past weekend what this meant.

To those that don't know what driveline "in phase" means. All U-joints in the driveline must be in line with each other. If the driveshaft is installed out of phase the driveline will bind slightly promoting wear and tear on the U-joints. To fix this just remove driveshaft and rotate what ever number of spline needed to place all U-joints inline and "in phase".

I hope I explained this correctly. Allways learning and never afraid to ask, no matter how ignorant it makes me appear.

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Funny you should mention this, as Shepherd57 explained to me this past weekend what this meant.

To those that don't know what driveline "in phase" means. All U-joints in the driveline must be in line with each other. If the driveshaft is installed out of phase the driveline will bind slightly promoting wear and tear on the U-joints. To fix this just remove driveshaft and rotate what ever number of spline needed to place all U-joints inline and "in phase".

I hope I explained this correctly. Allways learning and never afraid to ask, no matter how ignorant it makes me appear.

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This would be a good one for a picture or drawing. I was worried about this after they took my drive shaft out to to it, but never did figure out what they meant and my mechanic said it was good. Too many other issues at the time to delve deeper into it!
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