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Old 08-28-2012, 07:23 PM   #743
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Old 09-02-2012, 12:28 AM   #744
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We are finally on are vacation.... so we stopped at a truck stop for air and ended up getting are Rims polished so we could be cool like KeyAire and all the rest of the Polished nuts ;-).
Just up the road was a tire shop that had the Glass Beads for balancing so we got that done to all 8 tires it only took them 2 hrs (so we slept in side while they did it). Just after we finally got back on the road and up to 75mph the "Engine Power is Reduced" (limp home mode) apparently after 900mils of driving with out a soot filter or its sensors hooked up it decided it was time to do a clean out of a system that does not exist. So we cleared the codes and it worked for 4miles then slowed us down to 48mph with no power even for small hills. We stopped near Coco Beach at Space cost RV resort for the night to try to get it fixed. I worked on it for hrs and need a delete kit that will not be avalable till after the long weekend so we decided to drive US1 at 48mph and see how far we can make it ....... and it is my wife's Watch now and we are making 48mph some were in southern Georgia... If some one knows Duramax LMM's call me and tell me what I can do to fool it.
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Old 09-03-2012, 09:07 PM   #745
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A big THANK YOU to Brad Kahler

Ok,

When purchased, the motorhome had several 'improvements' done. One was a complete paint job of the shower stall. Walls appear to be painted with a floor broom, tub part was sprayed with what appears to be black garage floor paint, specks included.
With the great help of bkahler on the forum, who is parting out a 345, I am the proud purchaser of the completely original tub part for the shower stall. Will have to wait on transportation. My folks are in Michigan, and will be heading to Florida for the holidays, so hopefully will have enough room in the F-150 long bed for a shower tub, lol.
Now all I have to do is figure out a shower door......

Thanks to Brad!
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Old 09-20-2012, 02:08 PM   #746
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Bling

We stopped by the Iowa 80 truck stop and had to check out the truckers museum and pro shop. The rusted tailpipe has been bothering me.

I pointed it aft a bit as the original pointed straight down. I'm expecting another 3 mpg, better acceleration, and more down force on the rear to help with the additional torque.

Ann wouldn't let me buy the Sitting Lady steering wheel!

If anyone cruises by, I suggest stopping. Huge selection of truck accessories. Lots of LED light conversion stuff.
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Old 10-04-2012, 03:41 PM   #747
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Had a Zemco Fuel and Trip Computer years ago(1985), and loved it.
It occured to me that it would be great to have one on the MH..

Last year, to my surprise I found a New In Box(NIB) ZT-4 which I think I posted ealier in this thread...



These units work on older style Carburettor vehicles only, and by using a fuel flow sensor, and speed sensor, give a readout of MPG, both instant and average, fuel used and fuel remaining, as well as speed, trip and other data.
Zemco made a few different units over the years and also some parts to allow it to be used on Injected engines and diesels... these are rare tho...and valued! I saw such a unit sell for $200 last year!

Last week I saw and won another NIB unit, but this time it is the later and one I have never seen before... an ZT-5!
It has pretty much all the same functions but a larger LCD display!




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Old 10-05-2012, 09:38 AM   #748
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Christmas present

Well last night I bought Miss Dee her Christmas present from e-bay, this should make her & the bullet happy
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Old 10-05-2012, 11:59 AM   #749
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Well last night I bought Miss Dee her Christmas present from e-bay, this should make her & the bullet happy

Wow... is that all new stuff???
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Old 10-06-2012, 06:32 PM   #750
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Preasher washer attachments

My poo tank level sensor has been inop since I purchased the AS. I've tried everything such as sensor cleaner and one of those twirly spray wands. I did manage to get the top sensors to start working but it still showed 1/2 full.

I was going to fabricate an attachment with two spray nozzles pointing off to the sides counter each other. I saw this adjustable angle attachment at Home Depot and grabbed it. Had to do a little mod to get it to go 90 degrees. It fits down the toilet and sprays down the walls, roof, and floor of the tank.

I won't describe what came out...

The sensors all work now and the tank is clean.

The other two attachments are ones I designed and built for cleaning mud, salt, dirt, and grime from the undercarriage of vehicles. I built one and everyone wanted one. I was encouraged to patent the design. $2500 later I'm looking at a challenge from a guy that hooked a pipe between a garden hose and twirly sprinkler with wheels. Claimed to have rights to anything with wheels and upward spray to clean the underside of vehicles. The attorney said we could beat it but it would cost another 5 grand.

They do a very nice job of cleaning the underside of the Airstream. One has 3 car wash type spray nozzles and the other accepts any standard spray nozzle with a smaller pattern for blasting heavy crud.
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New Awning release handle!
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Old 10-10-2012, 11:41 AM   #752
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New Velvac Mirror control and heater switchs and mounting panel...
Velvac MSRP for this assembly is $125 plus tax and shipping...
I got this for $34.0 from Ebay!
The heater switch is wrong or the mounting panel is wrong, but I dislike the toggle anyway, so will find something better.
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Old 10-12-2012, 06:03 PM   #753
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Thanks to BKahler, new rear view mirrors! He even machined aluminum spacers to adapt them to my old mounts. Will post photos when we get home, testing our furnace in Montreal right now.
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Old 10-12-2012, 06:43 PM   #754
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Thanks to BKahler, new rear view mirrors! He even machined aluminum spacers to adapt them to my old mounts. Will post photos when we get home, testing our furnace in Montreal right now.
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Glad to hear everything worked out! Hope you didn't have to much trouble enlarging the hole in the mount.

Enjoy your trip!

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Old 10-12-2012, 06:56 PM   #755
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As you can see from this first picture the manual steps on my Argosy MH have seen better days I bent them went I was loading the Argosy on the trailer for its trip from eastern Tennessee to Arkansas. I wasn't paying attention to the fact that the steps were extended and they got caught while winching it onto the trailer. Which also explained why it got real hard to pull at about that time

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So I've been plotting and planning and finally found what I felt was a good deal on a new Kwikee electric double step. Bought it from PPL and got free shipping to boot.

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I've got some rework to do in the entry way of the Argosy due to the manual steps being set up differently than the Classic motorhomes. I've got a plan and I think it's going to work. We'll see...
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Old 10-12-2012, 07:13 PM   #756
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we are making 48mph some were in southern Georgia...
Sorry we missed you, it would have been one of the the few mo/hos I could pass!
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