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Old 04-06-2015, 01:27 PM   #29
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I believe it was mentioned it was a diesel.
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Old 04-06-2015, 03:10 PM   #30
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Yep. Diesel. Slow diesel.
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Pics from today and yesterday.
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Old 04-06-2015, 11:24 PM   #32
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I am home. Took hubby and son for a drive on West Cliff to see the ocean then tried to figure out how to get it in the driveway. That was hard. I think we need to buy little ramps for in and out. Big ramps. Also, the gate is in the middle of the driveway and neither side is long enough for the airstream. We knew that though and plan to build a new one taller and closer too the street so the airstream is behind it. Tonight it hangs into the sidewalk a little and the gate is open. But I am home and safe. We have to take care of this one because I am not doing that again.
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Old 04-06-2015, 11:38 PM   #33
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You did a great job of getting that MH home. Very few wives would have attempted that!
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Old 04-07-2015, 12:02 AM   #34
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Lanikai,

Nicely done. What motivated you to try this?
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Old 04-07-2015, 12:16 AM   #35
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Old 04-07-2015, 05:50 AM   #36
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Fantastic Consider yourself in a pretty elite club; albeit a pretty lonely club of one, as I know of only one other lady in her 70's that has taken a 325 on a long trip herself after her husband died. Luckily she knew her coach inside and out, which you didn't.

Very well done.
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Old 04-07-2015, 11:06 AM   #37
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Waiting for old gate removal to fit all the way in. I am thinking about the motivation question. The short answer is stupidity. I will have to get back to you on the long answer.
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Waiting for old gate removal to fit all the way in. I am thinking about the motivation question. The short answer is stupidity. I will have to get back to you on the long answer.
I get the stupidity part, but as to really why, I maybe able to help.

This may give you a clue..........How many people gave you the thumbs up, hooted at you on the highway or gazed longingly at your coach while towing SOB white bread box; did anyone want to see inside or just stand there and take her all in....

Glad you made it home in one piece.

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Old 04-10-2015, 05:02 PM   #40
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Thank you.

Back at work, school and mothering this week. We ripped out our old driveway fence and hope to get started with the new one this weekend. Since it is mostly gate we might just buy a pre-fab one and figure it out ourselves. Not something we want to spend much time on, but will feel better once it is up. Protect the airstream and ourselves.

I will take sometime of next week and go to the DMV and hopefully take care of all the paperwork. Then we need to start the cleaning and assessing process. There are all kinds of things in it plus the dust of many years. I expect a few trash bags and a couple of free boxes to be removed. The previous owner left a lot of stuff.

I does not seem to have water damage, probably because it was kept inside. We need to replace almost all the seals I have seen, but our California drought is keeping it dry for now.

We also need to find local mechanics and systems help. Suggestions are welcome.
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We have our first repair to do. Shore power comes to this and then nothing... Some small sparks. Oh. This part is totally broken off. AC current works fine from the generator. Not sure if the exact name of this part but as you probably all know it is some kind of a time delay relay switch. Just have to order the right one online. I swear it was working in Tennessee, but all the plastic is 32 years old so I guess things will break.

We have cleaned out three bags of the PO's things and a few boxes of stuff to keep. Washed the curtains and will be buying new plastic slider clips for those. Paul washed more than half of the walls down with 409 because he handles those fumes better than I do. Finish washing the walls then one more time with a diluted citrasolve. Then we vacuum. It is already much better.

I guess one of these relay switch parts, and a service manual will be our first orders. We have started a list of tiny things to order and it is already getting pretty long, but I would rather get a bunch of the cosmetic stuff at the same time.

Anyone have any speciality tools you wish you had bought right at the beginning? I remember reading something about a power voltage investigation tool that could tell you all kinds of things but now I can not remember what thread that was on.
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It's a digital multimeter, and it will become the first thing you reach for to figure out electrical stuff. Does the furnace (or light, or refrigerator, etc.) not work because it's broken, or because it isn't getting enough voltage? Get the multimeter for the answer.
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