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Old 07-29-2015, 08:49 AM   #29
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I love the flooring! Our PO put marble and glass tile on the bathroom floor, walls and galley walls. It's beautiful, but I wonder about the extra weight (had to be significant). The grout will eventually be destroyed by travel, and we will replace floors with wood.
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Old 07-30-2015, 01:18 PM   #30
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Made it to Jasper Alberta with zero issues. Jacksonville OR and some khakis in the Rogue, Portland with friends, Vancouver and picked up Mom, over some crazy mountain pass going the back way from Whistler to central BC and Kamloops with relatives. Stunning drive up to Jasper and relax with the brother!
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Old 07-30-2015, 07:46 PM   #31
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Looks like my kinda trip!
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Old 08-09-2015, 01:12 AM   #32
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Nice work SebasSF!
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Old 08-09-2015, 05:54 AM   #33
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Very nice work! Thanks for the info on the thermal/sound proofing for inside the engine doghouse! I will give them a call this week and see about what I need.
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Old 08-09-2015, 06:08 AM   #34
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That is a beautiful diesel pusher. I admire the work you do, and I like the "fix it correctly" attitude.

What a nice ride!
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Old 08-10-2015, 12:05 AM   #35
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Made it home! 3250 miles with my wife and son. All the way up to Jasper Alberta Canada and back down through Banff, Sand Point Idaho, Bend OR, and home. We took on some crazy mountain passes, saw bears and elk.

We had one mechanical adventure out of Spokane. The AC compressor looks like it came loose and got hit by the fan. I did not notice apart from no AC until I went to check the oil and it poured right out the bottom- through the broken filler tube. The fuel return was almost worn through from having the compressor sitting on it and actually started to spray a nice mist of fuel into the motor. I managed to patch everything up and drive 30 miles to the Cummins distributor and got most of the parts I needed to repair it myself and get back on the road...lucky to have a nice set of pliers to straighten out the fan and some extra fuel line and hose clamps to patch the fuel line.
We also lost a bolt from one side of our front shocks and had the remaining one blow out just before arriving home...good timing.
Did I mention the usual headliner sag finally got us as well...

Fun trip, great RV, drives great and does a good job on fuel consumption.
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Old 08-10-2015, 02:20 AM   #36
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Sounds like a great trip!

Did you talk to the shop that did the engine rebuild about the compressor falling off?

I've taken the filler tube off both of mine. Found it easier to service the oil through the cap on the #6 valve cover. I've never had to add oil between seasonal oil changes.

I've got to deal with headliners on both mine. Let us know what you decide to do with yours.

Hope you post some pictures of your trip.

How were the boarder crossings? We sold our cabin in Ontario after the Patriate Act BS kicked in. Got to be a real hassle.
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That's Airstream camping! We hope to take ours up to Alaska in a year or two for the summer.

They probably didn't have to remove it in the rebuild, but the air compressor mounting and pan bolts seem to be prone to loosening.

Did you stop by the AS shop in Spokane? Mine came from that area and was serviced there. I've been meaning to stop in on an overnight and check them out.
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Spartan is asking $740 for a fan, and I'm not even sure if you can swap one out without taking the radiator CAC and shroud off!
Any ideas? I will be talking to the shop hat did the rebuild for sure.
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Hey Kota, the border crossing was zero issue on the 5 up and 97 down even with my questionable credentials. I did not check out Airstream in Spokane. Believe it or not, after two years in business, our local Bay Area Airstream is now the largest in the US.
I'm thinking about aluminum headliner, or birch veneer with slats. I would do aluminum, but the end caps are the high dollar issue.
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Spartan is asking $740 for a fan, and I'm not even sure if you can swap one out without taking the radiator CAC and shroud off!
Any ideas? I will be talking to the shop hat did the rebuild for sure.

That fan should be pretty common. Freight liner might have the same one. Buying parts from Spartan will put a hurt on your wallet. Often 2 to 4 times the price I find at the local truck shops. Cummins probably has them.

The radiator assembly isn't hard to pull. I've done it twice. I can do it in about an hour. In and out. I can give you more info.

http://www.ebay.com/bhp/dodge-cummins-fan. Just as a reference on price.
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Now that you have some time in it, how would you compare it to the 300LE?

As I mentioned, pulling the radiator is pretty easy and open up the engine compartment for walk up repairs. My thread on the KDP in mechanics corner has pictures. You might be able to get the fan off without but it will require laying on the engine and a shitload of foul language.

You might be able to slide the shroud straight back after removing the 6 bolts across the top and 4 across the bottom. Remove the belts and it should slide up against the engine giving some room to get the bolts out and remove the fan. It's a heavy beast!

If it will get you by for a bit I might have one available. I'm considering installing a hydraulic puller fan mounted on the back side. I have my eye on the setup from a side radiator Spartan EC2000. Waiting for the guy to decide if he is going to part it out.
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