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Old 05-10-2016, 06:20 PM   #239
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The answer probably depends on where the leak is in relation to the cockpit. Assuming its behind the cockpit then fumes shouldn't be a problem as long as you're moving forward.

As far as whether or not you'll enjoy the trip is a whole different issue
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Old 05-11-2016, 04:50 AM   #240
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Tap, last summer we road tripped from TX to MN in our Argosy. Thankfully with a brand new exhaust system. On our way up we got caught up in a 3 hour traffic jam outside Oklahoma city. Creeping just enough that we had to idle for the entire duration. Even if we had all our windows open, had we still had the horrible exhaust leak underneath, the fumes would have made us all completely sick. I know one never plans on being stuck in traffic like this, but I can't tell you how happy I was to have that new exhaust. I've got 2 little kids, but even if it was just me and the wife I wouldn't have wanted to sit in the fumes. Well worth the expense to have things sealed up. Not to mention the sound difference while on the road. If you're header-back parts are good it shouldn't be too bad to either install some new manifolds or collector donuts to seal up your system. I'm all for fixing it first.

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Old 05-11-2016, 05:02 AM   #241
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For your sake definitely fix it sooner than later.
As far as the coach or engine goes, mine went many thousands of miles with some leaking and no apparent damage. Your results may vary.
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Old 05-12-2016, 08:52 AM   #242
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Your engine wont sustain any damage unless the heat associated with the leak is directed at something that cant handle the given heat. The biggest issue is carbon monoxide, I would expect that everyone is already running a carbon Monoxide detector in their coach. the next biggest issue is creature comfort, a loud ride increases occupant fatigue.
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Old 05-26-2016, 03:29 PM   #243
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Just checking in with you here Tap......how are things going with the rig??? You certainly earned the medal of honor for your attendance at the motorhome get together! Any news on the rig that youd like to share with the crazies here? Hope all is going well and moving along.

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Old 05-26-2016, 03:36 PM   #244
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Just checking in with you here Tap......how are things going with the rig??? You certainly earned the medal of honor for your attendance at the motorhome get together! Any news on the rig that youd like to share with the crazies here? Hope all is going well and moving along.

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I was starting to get concerned as I have emailed Mark and got no reply; hope everything is OK.
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Old 05-26-2016, 05:38 PM   #245
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Now that the meet is out of the way, probably catching his financial breath.

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Old 05-29-2016, 10:06 PM   #246
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Tap, looking forward to hearing more about your motorhome.
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Old 05-30-2016, 10:57 PM   #247
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Tap, looking forward to hearing more about your motorhome.
Thanks for your interest Vycan, I'll put an update on here in the next couple of days. Take care bud.
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Old 06-16-2016, 07:42 AM   #248
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Well the project continues.
Working on big things and small things.

For small things, does anyone know where I can get one of these round lights that shines on my interior step?

There's just a hole where mine used to be. I got a photo of this elsewhere.

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Old 06-16-2016, 07:44 AM   #249
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Also, does anyone know where a fella could find a replacement molded interior step?

Mine is cracked:

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It's ok for now, but someday the crack will get worse.
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Well the project continues.
Working on big things and small things.

For small things, does anyone know where I can get one of these round lights that shines on my interior step?

There's just a hole where mine used to be. I got a photo of this elsewhere.

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These are very common snap-in courtesy/license plate lights Tap. More typically supplied in chrome but easily painted to match. You should be able to pick them up in your local auto-part store.
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Also, does anyone know where a fella could find a replacement molded interior step?

Mine is cracked:

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It's ok for now, but someday the crack will get worse.
Have you considered taking in out and repairing/strengthening on the reverse side?
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