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Old 05-02-2013, 10:08 PM   #15
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The Kohler generator is dripping oil. Appears to be a good candidate for Keyair's Mod.



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We found all the attachments in the pantry



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Eclipse AVN 7000 DVD, CD, GPS...pretty cool!
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Old 05-02-2013, 10:18 PM   #16
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DW found the central vacuam system under her bed. Hoping to give it a whirl this weekend.


Am assembling a list of the PO repairs, mods and parts replaced...fairly extensive.
Here is a sampling:

Replaced In 2009:

New Tires (marked 0808)
New Shocks
New Front Air Bags
Replaced bushings, bell cranks, etc...
Rebuilt Carburetor
Replaced AC Compressor
New Electric Radiator Fan
New Fuel Pump (electric)
Generator Head Carbon removed
New Exhaust System
New Alternator
New Starter
New Batteries
New Wiper Motor
New Radio
New CB Radio
New Antennas
Reupholstered driver & passenger front seats, two dinette chairs, couch
New carpet in bedroom
Install laminate floor in living room
New Battery Isolator
New Battery Cables
New Radiator and coolant hoses
New belts
Replaced distributor cap, rotor, plug wires, etc...

More to come...
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Old 05-02-2013, 10:27 PM   #17
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Today, attempted to register Kimee...

Court Clerk requires Kimee pass inspection.
So, back to then house to get the Moho.
Passed emissions and light inspection...failed parking break test...inspector didn't want coach to move at all...
So back to house, crawled under chassis and adjusted drum on the back of the transmission...in the rain no less!

Will return to inspection station Friday morning.

PS: sorted thru all the spare parts to determine which to store in Kimee and items for the garage. Went thru the 5 cardboard boxes and 1 of the plastic bins. One to go, tomorrow maybe...
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Old 05-03-2013, 06:57 PM   #18
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We passed!


DW and I drove Kimee to the inspection station to verify the parking brake holds when the transmission is in drive.
And we passed!

Returned Kimee to the barn and drove down to the title office. Transferred the title and picked up our new license plates.



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Unfortunately, when pulling away from home, I brushed up against a tree limb and ripped the rear awning support off the coach. Looked up Zip-Dee Awning online and was relieved to know the parts are still available. Contacted Zip-Dee and ordered the replacement assembly. Hope to have the parts in hand by the end of next week.



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Old 05-04-2013, 01:13 AM   #19
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O U C H ! ! ! I have yet to remove an awning arm, but I did remove a tree stump with the steps...
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Old 05-05-2013, 05:49 AM   #20
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Minor success!


On our pre-purchase walkaround, noticed the pull-up table between the chairs was not secure.
Today, shined a flashlight on the guide rails during operation and identified the culprit. Appears previous owner relied on the wall trim to act as a stop for the table travel. The weight of the table forced the trim up and it would flop over. Picked up some small "L Brackets" at the hardware store, drilled small pilot holes into the guide brackets and voila! The table is secure and functional.



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Old 05-05-2013, 05:56 AM   #21
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"A level playing field"

Played with the hydraulic levelers today, nice feature. Assume they were installed post manufacture as every other coach I've read about has the control levers installed to the left of the driver. Our control levers are mounted behind the drivers chair.
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Old 05-08-2013, 09:49 PM   #22
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UPS delivered my Zip Dee Awning replacement parts, WooHoo!

Town & Country Mobile RV Repair is coming to the house to perform the installation while I am at work, doesn't get any better then that!

I plan to finish provisioning the coach Thursday evening in preparation for a weekend getaway with the DW and our good friends. Also proud owners of an Airstream Classic 310.
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played with the hydraulic levelers today, nice feature. Assume they were installed post manufacture as every other coach i've read about has the control levers installed to the left of the driver. Our control levers are mounted behind the drivers chair.


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ups delivered my zip dee awning replacement parts, woohoo!

Town & country mobile rv repair is coming to the house to perform the installation while i am at work, doesn't get any better then that!

I plan to finish provisioning the coach thursday evening in preparation for a weekend getaway with the dw and our good friends. Also proud owners of an airstream classic 310.


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Old 05-09-2013, 12:48 PM   #25
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Mobile RV Repair team arrived this morning, removed the broken assembly, installed new, adjusted and we now have a working awning!

Town & Country Mobile RV Repair is very thorough and conscientious. I will continue to recommend them to friends and family.
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Town & country mobile rv repair is very thorough and conscientious. I will continue to recommend them to friends and family.


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Old 05-09-2013, 05:14 PM   #27
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Sounds great!
You only did a half hearted attempt at ripping the awning off... Thank goodness!
Mine's PO did it really well! Its funny to see that little ding that it left... if only mine was that small!

The Kohler oil leak...
See if the filler pipe is loose... I know of about 6 that have had the same issue!
Its tricky, but not impossible.
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Sounds great!
The Kohler oil leak...
See if the filler pipe is loose... I know of about 6 that have had the same issue!
Its tricky, but not impossible.
Keyair,

I have read and re-read your repair scheme for the Kohler generator.
I need to replace the oil cap (loose) first and observe the leaking...
If it continues to drip, will follow your repair method.
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