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Old 01-31-2012, 02:52 PM   #211
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You are correct. I do have a tilt wheel.

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Paula, here is my tilt steering wheel. The small lever is the tilt lever. Here is the range of tilt that I have.
The lever is there and it works.......such as it is.....horn is still not working and the gear indicator is not there.

The peace officer did not fill out the inspection form....just signed it so I was busted at the DMV....hopefully tomorrow. paula
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Old 01-31-2012, 06:19 PM   #212
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The lever is there and it works.......such as it is.....horn is still not working and the gear indicator is not there.
Hard to understand what happened to the gear indicator. Depending on the horn configuration, you will have a fuse under the dash and a relay in the front compartment if you've got roof-mounted horns. It could be something so simple as a bad ground.
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Old 01-31-2012, 06:43 PM   #213
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Hard to understand what happened to the gear indicator. Depending on the horn configuration, you will have a fuse under the dash and a relay in the front compartment if you've got roof-mounted horns. It could be something so simple as a bad ground.
I don't know about the gear indicator either. I don't remember it being missing when I test drove Suite P in Florida but then again I must have been delusional in the Florida sunlight to think that buying her and schlepping her back to get her smogged in California was a great idea. I think I was taken by the fact that she was only 24 feet long and she feels huge inside inspite of that. I keep telling myself that this is all a good idea in spite of the fact that we are not handy, have no place to work on her ourselves if we were and we live really far away from Keyair.

There are horns on the top and they are checking....I will suggest to look at the fuse and relay for a bad ground. Thanks for the input.
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Old 01-31-2012, 06:44 PM   #214
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I have two different appointments at the DMV

at two different locations......let's hope one of them likes my paperwork. paula
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Old 01-31-2012, 07:59 PM   #215
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Does the Tilt make it better for you Paula?
If its still an issue, I will take a look tomorrow at mine and figure out if its possible to space the upper mouting away from the dash and closer to the driver.
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Old 02-01-2012, 09:58 AM   #216
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LMC truck has the shift indicator assembly for $29.99, new...
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Keyair, you are the best

I will print out the page and see if that will work for me.....thank you so much....will keep you posted. I don't know if the tilt is enough but they are going to move the seat forward a bit.....I have to have room to get in and out......thanks again. p
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Old 02-01-2012, 07:49 PM   #218
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Does the Tilt make it better for you Paula?
If its still an issue, I will take a look tomorrow at mine and figure out if its possible to space the upper mouting away from the dash and closer to the driver.
Steve, if you're able to figure out how to 'space the upper mounting away from the dash' I'd love to know. Even with Steering Wheel tilted all the way 'down', I can't read half of my gauges. Mostly annoying more than anything. I do remember driving around town in 2nd gear because I'm unable to see the gear selector indicator, lol.
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We are licensed and legal in CA

Today we were able to actually get license plates for Ste P........we are now street legal in California....phew!!!! I will have to say that business is slow at the DMV if you have an appointment....I was able to get appointmes for next day for a couple of days......seems like they are trying to do better.....Now on to other stuff......p
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Today we were able to actually get license plates for Ste P........we are now street legal in California....phew!!!!
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I also have the Onan 4.0. I'll send you the tuneup parts numbers tonight.
I have the Onan 4.0 BFA-1R/16004 C

I got my tuneup parts from www.cumminsonanstore.

Your 4.0 will probably use the same tuneup kit.

I've also used Champion plugs RH18Y
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Old 02-02-2012, 11:46 AM   #222
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Thank you for this info.

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I have the Onan 4.0 BFA-1R/16004 C

I got my tuneup parts from www.cumminsonanstore.

Your 4.0 will probably use the same tuneup kit.

I've also used Champion plugs RH18Y
I will take your advice....thanks, paula
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Old 02-03-2012, 10:25 AM   #223
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Slowly but surely

We test drove Ste P yesterday about 80 miles......she drives great.....have to get used to the hard braking.....takes a strong foot......but she sounds great and has good pick up....she tracks straight and she is, indeed, a truck......oh, yes, and the fuel needle goes down quickly......will have to get a night job to pay for the gas......but then we had been warned....

The shop where she has been worked on is a good one....they are very respectful of keeping her as original as possible....they installed the front license plate with plastic clips in the back of the grill so no drilling.......

Found out that the cook top works as does the furnace.....water heater not so much....it has a lot of rust...is an Atwood with the switch in the bathroom.....did not light....the refrigerator is a 3 way.....and we already determined the water tank connections and water pump leak. Thinking of taking her to a rally at Lake Cachuma next weekend and see how she is......

we got lots of second looks on our trip yesterday.....like what is that? a trailer driving itself? Paula
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Old 02-03-2012, 11:07 AM   #224
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You seem happy with your new baby...
What does Ed think now???
Wanna see pics of your trip and future trips, as well as some grins from behind the wheel!

My Suburban struggles to get 10mpg, and I would expect you to get close to that on the freeway, so 6 or 8mpg would be ok. My 1973 K10 Pickup with a big Campershell on does 7mpg tootling about, and it only has a 5.7 liter in it!

I guess what I am saying is in the end 8 to 10 mpg is ok. We crunched some numbers the other day for a trip we are planning to Yellowstone maybe in 2013.
Look what we found out.
Hotel's are a minimum of $100/night. Some places its $150..
Driving our Jeep or Range Rover 300 miles per day @15mpg @$4.00/gallon =$80
Driving the Airstream instead is $150 for 300 miles...
Plus its all about the freedom... what if we want to drive 500 miles or share the driving and do more one day top spend more time somewhere the next?
Freedom, is what is its about... no fixed Hotel bookings to worry about... sleep in a parking lot if need be... or stop at a campsite.
Plus we can take the dogs... and/or with other people sharing the gas... It soon starts making sense... but maybe I am biased!
Lets face it, if its all about the destination.... FLY!
For me, like life, its about the journey!

I think that the Motorhome thing is different to the Trailer. Maybe you notice people looking more because you are in it and driving it rather than people looking at what is 20' behind you.

Its long been said that you can roll into a Park in a $500k mega Motorhome and barely get noticed, yet the Airstream Motorhome is stared at and people come asking for a tour.
Maybe its that people feel its more approachable?
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