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Old 05-14-2011, 01:05 PM   #155
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It is custom and there is no drain... There is no need i have a scrubing system so even if i get bad fuel i can clean it without wasting it (@ $4.50 a gal i plan on using every drop).
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Old 05-14-2011, 01:22 PM   #156
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have a scrubing system so even if i get bad fuel i can clean it without wasting it (@ $4.50 a gal i plan on using every drop).
What's the "scrubing" system? Is it an aftermarket part?
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Old 05-14-2011, 02:08 PM   #157
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SOLAR SCREEN!!!
It is staring to hit the 100's here. Put on the bathroom window and am going to make a snap on piece for the street side front room area. It will do till I can get an awning for that side.AC barely keeps up with full sun on side.
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Old 05-14-2011, 03:12 PM   #158
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SOLAR SCREEN!!!
It is staring to hit the 100's here.
That's why we left Ajo a month ago, only to hit the wettest spring the Northwest has ever seen...is there no half-way? (We prolly should have stayed up in Flagstaff for another month)
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Old 05-15-2011, 01:08 PM   #159
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Here is the basic system: I am putting it so that, bimonthly, I can polish my fuel for 3hrs or so. I figure that I will be using the airstream a lot, then it will sit for 2 or 3 months while we live in it and in that time fuel goes bad so if you agitate it and break up the larger chains that form in diesel and cause clogged filters and injectors we will be all good
The boat I am currently running in the caribbean was built in 2006 with the best money can buy 316L fuel tanks and 4, 500 racors and was still not able to keep up with the fuel problems. I bought one of these Algea-X (not Algea-X brand but one that the original inventor was selling at the Miami Boat Show) systems and went from changing my filters every 20hrs to every 300. Now that speaks a lot for this system.
It payed for itself on the first filter; $75 Algea-X (similar)=300hrs/20hrs=15 filters @ $5ea=$75
I use about 400 gal a week on S/V Yellow Shoes so my fuel filter costs were hi and keeping the boat from smelling like Diesel when you change Filters is hard.
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Old 05-15-2011, 01:16 PM   #160
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It payed for itself on the first filter; $75 Algea-X (similar)=300hrs/20hrs=15 filters @ $5ea=$75
That is very cool! I'm suprised some of the marine outlets have not told me about it. I'll check them out, I assume they have a website. Thanks for the tip, it will (hopefully) end one of my larger concerns with the coach sitting for a month or so.
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Old 05-23-2011, 09:16 AM   #161
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not much but I like it

a little bling for the door
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Old 05-23-2011, 10:28 AM   #162
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a little bling for the door
Looks Good.

I like Your Coach color scheme.
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Old 05-27-2011, 05:21 PM   #163
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Here is what I got for my motorhome, this week... It is called a BikeTow. I kept having trouble deciding if I wanted to take my bike to Alumapalooza then I realized I did want to take the bike, it was my 6X12 enclosed trailer I was dreading hauling all over the countryside... So I bought the BikeTow unit and a Geza Gear Elite Plus towing cover to protect my bike's paint. I pulled it to Fort Chiswell, Virginia this morning and it did great. Plus the whole unit weighs just 70 pounds, doesn't require a title, tags, registration or anything. I'm sure it will wear the back tire a little but not nearly as fast as riding does. Besides I'd rather wear my back motorcycle tire than wear two trailer tires, burn more gas and put my classic motorhome in an unneeded strain pulling 1,300 lbs of trailer through the Blue Ridge Mountains with just one 650 lb bike in it. Anyhow, now my bike is coming to Alumapalooza with me and I will have a way to get around while I'm there and at the other stops I am making on my one month adventure. You can't even tell you are towing anything with it back there, I can't say the same for my enclosed trailer loaded with bikes.
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Old 05-27-2011, 09:39 PM   #164
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Got a new dash air conditioner condenser. It is all aluminum and much more efficient than the old. Only $49 + shipping.
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A new brake master cylinder. Painted it black. Bench bleeding before installing. Pressure bled the lines...oh what a pain in the...

To late now, so will press brake pedal tomorrow to see if I have brakes!
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Also made the easiest fix so far to the MH. Got a new $10 water pressure regulator for the end of the hose. Now I have good constant pressure again!
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Great idea. Thanks for posting it.
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Got a new dash air conditioner condenser. It is all aluminum and much more efficient than the old. Only $49 + shipping.
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