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Old 07-04-2020, 12:20 PM   #1321
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Old 07-07-2020, 06:10 PM   #1322
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I can tell you this...all the suspension parts on the 370LE are larger than the 325LE, and heavier. New microwave came yesterday as well as all the new light ballasts and lense covers. I got the front, rear, and tag axle shocks off today as well as the rear air bags. Since I am home for the holiday weekend I will get plenty of time in on the Airstream as well as finishing up some staining projects that I started in June LOL.Attachment 270719Attachment 270720Attachment 270721Attachment 270722Attachment 270723Attachment 270724Attachment 270726Attachment 270727Attachment 270728Attachment 270732Attachment 270733
hi bob hope all is well .delayed by backordered parts but road tested today new engine trans and upfront calipers brakes and hoses . all happy. can you tell me what was the best way to get those wheels back to the original spotless shine ? also how about sourceing the 30 lug nut covers I am obviously getting to some details that are totally superficial - but I guess thats why I like aluminum
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Old 07-07-2020, 06:45 PM   #1323
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i have one of my guys do the wheels on the Snap-On truck every year....that's what he does for a living. For the motor home, the best thing to do is to wait till the end of camping season, remove the rims, and bring them to his shop. As far as the lug nut covers, I have that info, just have to look it up for you, I sent that info to John, (shepherd57) a year or 2 ago.....will look it up when I have the time, Regards, Bob
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Old 07-07-2020, 08:16 PM   #1324
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i have one of my guys do the wheels on the Snap-On truck every year....that's what he does for a living. For the motor home, the best thing to do is to wait till the end of camping season, remove the rims, and bring them to his shop. As far as the lug nut covers, I have that info, just have to look it up for you, I sent that info to John, (shepherd57) a year or 2 ago.....will look it up when I have the time, Regards, Bob
thanks BOB hope you get lots of miles on this summer .we will stay in touch
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Old 07-10-2020, 05:59 AM   #1325
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I made an installation error while installing the central vacuum 2 years ago. I installed 2 vacuum ports in the 370LE. One in the rear for the bedroom/bathroom and one in the front for the living room/kitchen/driver/passenger area. The rear one had a vacuum leak where I installed it through a double wall in the dinette, so while using it the vacuum sucked ( pun intended ). So now that it all repaired and the vacuum sucks excellently ! I installed the new range hood/exhaust/light....works excellent and is silent ! I have to install interior engine cover/dog house hold downs because at around 72 MPH it starts to lift off the floor and engine heat starts to enter the driving area. The list continues this weekend and we are vetted set for blast off next Sunday. Our first stop will be Pennwood on the way out west. I plan on doing a day by day account of our travels here on the forum on our travel to Yellowstone and back so stay tuned. My good friends at Solid Signal replaced my signal booster (cell) under warranty which I bought a few years ago. The power unit fried out at the end of last year an it will be great having it on this trip out west. Regards, Bob
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Old 07-10-2020, 04:00 PM   #1326
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Can’t wait for the blow by blow commentary. Literally! Plan your road time around the weather. Winds can be a bitch. Heat can be nasty! Then there’s hail... Plan your driving around the weather if you can. I always tried to drive early and be parked early afternoon so I could drink beer and watch the thunderstorms build. Watch the radar as you are driving. Thirty some years of driving and flying out there reinforced something an old guy thought me sailing, “gentlemen don’t beat into the wind”.

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Old 07-11-2020, 02:38 PM   #1327
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new engine for my 345

happy trails everyone w we launch tomorrow with new engine trans and a bunch more .curious to see how many places are open
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Old 07-14-2020, 06:13 PM   #1328
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Almost ready......maybe. Blast off is scheduled for 8:00 AM Sunday. Some final pictures of the interior.....Regards, Bob Click image for larger version

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Old 07-14-2020, 07:53 PM   #1329
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Old 07-19-2020, 07:15 AM   #1330
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Blast off? Godspeed and fair winds!
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Old 07-19-2020, 12:49 PM   #1331
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370 LE start to finish.....

I prefer the term “launch”. “Blast off” sounds a bit violent

Good luck, and run the checklist twice!!
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Old 07-19-2020, 01:07 PM   #1332
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I prefer the term “launch”. “Blast off” sounds a bit violent

Good luck, and run the checklist twice!!


Buck Rogers “blasted off” for adventures! He didn’t “launch”!
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Old 07-20-2020, 06:08 AM   #1333
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Day 1
Sometimes to much information is a problem. With the new gauges installed it’s easy to see everything that’s going on. Driving through 97 degree heat is not new for me in the 370LE as last years trip through Kentucky proved uneventful. Being able to monitor the transmission temp is a little worrisome, towing the Volt showed transmission temperatures at 260 on the long uphill climbs. Although I’m using Merton 5 that’s a little high for me, I’m going to have to look into either installing a second aux. tranny cooler or a larger one. Other than a slight glitch with the AC thermostat for the roof AC units we have had an uneventful day 1. Day one brings us to one of my favorite spots, Pennwood. They just installed 2 new 50 amp hook up sites and gave us one, with the temps outside like a blast furnace, it was nice to have both AC units running at the same time. Regards, Bob
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Old 07-20-2020, 06:33 AM   #1334
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... Being able to monitor the transmission temp is a little worrisome, towing the Volt showed transmission temperatures at 260 on the long uphill climbs. Although I’m using Merton 5 that’s a little high for me, I’m going to have to look into either installing a second aux. tranny cooler or a larger one..

I have dual trans temp gauges, showing 200 at the input of the aux tranny cooler and 140 on the exit. So they definitely work well as long as you are moving. Once I slow down or idle the exit temp goes up rapidly. It was 100F in Texas and I was worried about 200.. Even had a discussion with Brad about it and how anything above 220 starts to hurt things

May be one of the PO of my rig wasn't all stupid when he installed this desert cooler, that sprays mist of water supplied by the fresh water tank in the rear. it will mist all the coolers at a settable interval
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Do you have a lock up torque converter? Thought you mentioned transmission controller programming.
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Old 07-20-2020, 12:01 PM   #1336
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....Even had a discussion with Brad about it and how anything above 220 starts to hurt things
Actually it's 240 degrees and above where damage to the internal components of an automatic transmission can occur.
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Old 07-20-2020, 07:31 PM   #1337
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Our 345 has a gear vendors unit and a funky trans temp gauge that just has colors, no numbers. I have noticed that the trans temp gets too close to red when the gear vendors is in overdrive, especially when climbing anything. I have disengaged OD many times to bring the temp down.
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Old 07-21-2020, 04:15 AM   #1338
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Old 07-21-2020, 04:24 AM   #1339
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Day 2 brings us to Huntington, Indiana. A really nice drive across Ohio on state road 30, a 4 lane highway, 2 lanes going east and 2 lanes going west. Solid 70 MPH, smooth as glass, There are 2 rest stops and plenty of places for fuel. We are at Timber Lake campground, $35.00 for the night, nice lake, great store, 50 amp service and 4 pull through sites. Temperatures yesterday averaged about 87 degrees, engine temperature and tranny temperature stayed within normal ranges unlike Sunday where we do the extreme upper limits. With the front roof AC on now and the addition of the dash AC, it makes for a pleasant drive. Regards, Bob
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Old 07-21-2020, 06:27 AM   #1340
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Looks like a nice camp! What’s your route west?
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