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Old 12-03-2013, 07:30 AM   #15
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And back on the road with a non leaking cooling system.


So really the point of all this is its a good idea to check your heater hoses in the back of the engine compartment to be sure they are not in contact with the hydraulic tank there.

Cheers Richard
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Old 12-03-2013, 08:11 AM   #16
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The constitution assures us the pursuit of happiness, you have to catch it for yourself!

I just caught this out the back window.
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Old 12-03-2013, 08:15 PM   #17
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While digging thru the coach looking, it dawned on me that The long sockets in my new tool set offered a full selection oh diameters to choose from.

Soon the repair was done

And I was back on the road
BRILLIANT!

I carry emergency tape for such an occasion, but your solution is truelove ingenious and I will tuck it away for future emergencies!
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Old 12-04-2013, 09:29 AM   #18
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Brilliant...m
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Old 12-08-2013, 08:36 PM   #19
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Plus he has taught me much more about the systems and helped trouble shoot the electric drain of the start battery.

What were you able to figure out was causing drain on starter battery?
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Old 12-09-2013, 04:35 AM   #20
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Hello Richard and welcome.
One thing you should not overlook with handling is tyre pressures. Make sure you have correct pressure on all tyres especially the inside ones. You have a few to check on a 345!
Second thing is adjust the steering box (but you already did this) but not too tight so it binds up. Check your air suspension is working and the leveller is working when loaded and check your dampers. Get the best. I don't know if Koni or Bilstein make them for P30's? Good luck for the coach. Get stuck in.
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Old 12-09-2013, 08:51 AM   #21
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that repair to your coolant hose is brilliant. that is some field expediency right there.
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Old 12-09-2013, 02:12 PM   #22
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Thanks guys for the "at a boy". For the heater hose repair, I thought it might come in handy for others some day. I hesitate to mention that it took over two hours for the idea to dawn on me. I was thinking on it the whole time I was in the caverns looking around, very cool place.

Derick, the start batt. Still has some drain, yet to be identified. We did remove a bridge wire that was redundant on the isolator. But there is still something to be found yet.

Montreal, those are all good tips. The current front shocks are Monroe HD. May replace with bilstien when the time comes.
I've come to realize that the first days of driving in heavy truck traffic and cross winds were a tough introduction to driving an RV. With a little more tuning on the steering gear box and better conditions , and getting used to the realities of driving a larger vehicle thing smoothed out nicely for me in driving the coach. Still more improvement is possible, but I'm enjoying the driving in the coach.
Great touring vehicle as well a nice place to stay along the way.

Been staying aboard in us freezing weather a lot since getting to Northern AZ.
First few days without any hook up quite a struggle to keep thawed out with the generator trying to keep up with the electrical needs.

Just trying to stay warm :-)
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