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Old 12-03-2015, 11:07 AM   #281
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So when using the additive, and add 1 pint to a fresh 60 gallons, if you fill up with fresh fuel at half a tank, do you add a half pint of additive? Each fuel stop?


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Old 12-03-2015, 11:54 AM   #282
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Yes, in essence.
I must admit, I sometimes just add the full tank amount for a topup too...
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Old 12-05-2015, 12:04 PM   #283
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Just replaced my wiper blades with ANCO 52-20 direct fit. Is there a way to increase the pressure of the wiper on the windshield? Mine seem pretty weak when I lift them off the glass by hand. Ive read what I could find on the subject and didnt come up with much. One suggestion was to carefully bend the wiper arm towards the glass. I realize that I dont want too much pressure for fear of motor and blade wear. Is the tension spring in the arm an item that is adjustable or worth trying to replace?

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Old 12-05-2015, 01:08 PM   #284
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In response to your dosing question...

As I have a small tank in my 190D(14g), I use a dosing syringe(2 stroke oil thingy), and I can't remember what it equates to off the top of my head, and can't look as one of the kids is driving her while I rebuild the Subaru motor.
I want to say I add 2 syringes full... and I think they are 3ozs, so 6oz to my 14g tank.

Based upon Powerservices instructions, I would say they say 16oz for a 40g tank, so that would equate 24oz for a 60g tank.
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Also note that they say that for faster cleaning action use double...
I am wondering if you get another 10% gas milage boost????

But then I am a "if one beer is good, then 3 is better" kinda guy!

If I was you, I would buy a 32oz can, fill your tank, and tip the whole lot in... that will clean the system, and give you a chance to assess if what I have found is true for you... then keep that empty 32oz and buy a bigger one and just refill that as your measure!
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Old 12-05-2015, 03:33 PM   #285
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Ok. Thank you. Thats exactly what I just did hahahaha. really looking forward to see what mpg is going to be, starting with everything fresh as it is.
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You could try these....

http://www.amazon.com/SureWipe-Unive.../dp/B00PB0YCDU

There are also add on airfoils that you can install on the wiper, HOWEVER I think the flatness of the front end would make it difficult for these to work.

Or what I do is clean windshield and then add Rain-X windshield treatment or Aquapel. You can drive through a hurricane WITHOUT your wipers on with Rain-X and Rain-X windshield fluid in the tank.

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Old 12-06-2015, 04:51 AM   #287
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Ditto on the Rain-x, its amazing stuff. I HAVE driven the rig through pretty heavy rain without using my wipers without issue. Im a bit concerned about snow though.

I saw those little helper springs, I may give them a try. Theyve been around awhile.
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Im a bit concerned about snow though.
You drive your coach in the snow and salt??????? I look at my road tires and can only imagine the carnage as mine start swapping ends going down the 401 at 100 kph.

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Old 12-06-2015, 11:00 AM   #289
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Well, not intentionally.
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Old 12-19-2015, 07:38 PM   #290
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All loaded and ready to hit the road West in the morning. Headed for Golden CO for 7 days then up to Fort Collins for another 6-7 days. Taking US 36 all the way to Denver, same route we took to the motorhome gathering in April. Daughter lives in Denver and son up in Fort Collins. It will be our first time in several years that we will be spending the holidays all together......cant wait. Gonna really take our time going and coming, going to drive about 250-300 miles per day. Found a couple of interesting looking little city campgrounds to overnight along US36. We should have time to explore the small towns if we feel like it.

I guess we are gonna find out if its crazy to do some cold weather camping in the 310 or not. I believe we are well prepared......we'll see about that!!

Heres hoping for dry pavement to and from!!!! Merry Christmas, Ill let you know how it goes.

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Old 12-20-2015, 06:29 AM   #293
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Mike, have a safe and fun filled trip!

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Have a great trip, and a great visit with the family. Hope to see you in PA in May.
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Old 12-21-2015, 05:25 PM   #295
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So far so good, the 310 is running great with no hiccups. This is our second trip this year along this route and we love it. I72 to US 36 all the way to Denver. We had 20+ mph winds yesterday with gusts over 40mph so 250 miles was plenty of driving for the day. Stayed at Long Branch State Park in MO last night and it was really cool to have the campground to ourselves. Such a different experience than crowded summer weekends.
Tonight we are Washington KS at a little city run campground. 30 amp electric and they have frost proof water spigots with potable water.
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We promised to stay out of the fountain. Temps have been pretty mild so getting by with two small electric heaters when parked. The dash heat is doing a good job on the road for the most part. Kicked on the furnace for just a little while while driving today.
Doing our best to minimize our waste tank use. I found a plastic tub that fits real nice on one side of the galley sink and we are using it to wash and rinse dishes then throw the water outside. Adding a bit of RV antifreeze with every toilet flush. Its a good exercise for us anyway to really monitor our water use and waste. It will pay off while boon docking in the summer months.

Should have some fuel mpg numbers with tomorrow's fill-up. That stiff wind on the first day will have an affect. Our trip in April we were getting between 10 and 12 mpg. Repairs and maintenance this summer included: valve adjustment, replaced cracked plastic bowl on the Racor filter, replaced upper and lower fuel filters, cleaned and oiled the KnN filter and added a pre filter sock, fresh oil change, and now using Diesel Kleen additive. Hoping to see some significant improvement in mpg. It obviously all needed done regardless.

So much fun driving these old rigs!!!! For the first time in our travels we passed another Classic headed the opposite direction on US36. Looked like possibly a polished Excella 28' footer. BIG WAVES as we passed each other, our brethren!!
SuperSteer Bell Cranks, new stabilizer, ball joints, new tires, new shocks, new air bags........ALL MONIES SO WELL SPENT. It is truly a pleasure to drive now.


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Love your Santa on the front grill.
Glad everything is going smooth.
Happy trails and have a wonderful Christmas!
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Very nice Mike! Safe travels!
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Old 12-21-2015, 05:53 PM   #298
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Alright Mike and Lynn. Off on another big trip. Woo Hoo!
Hope the weather is kind with you.

The coach should know the way this time.

Keep us posted, love trip stories.

Cheers Richard

PS. I'm back I Hawaii for a while, really liking the short and tee shirt weather.
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Old 12-21-2015, 06:15 PM   #299
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Rub it in Richard......now grab a board and "shoot the curl" or whatever you surfer dudes do.... Thanks for the well wishes. Just now starting to get our heads right.....in vacation mode. Always takes a few days.
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Mike, I really like the stretch of 36 going across Missouri, I take it every time I go home to Lincoln to visit family. Just passed through there a couple of weeks ago.

I was wondering if you were going to hit head winds, sounds like you did

Enjoy your trip and with luck you'll have tail winds on the way home!

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