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Old 03-12-2021, 07:37 PM   #1341
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I do have exhaust leaks from both of the flexible baffles that are just behind the tube headers. Doesn't sound great. But not hurting anything either, other than my pride when people ask if I have a cracked exhaust header.
When I got back from the propane run, it was a little loud on the front driver's side. I looked underneath and it looked like there was some exhaust (hard to tell as it was getting dark). I wonder if I have the same issue. Strange thing was that when I started it today to check the issue... there was no issue.

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Oh, i forgot to mention my microwave bit the dust, I must have called it invincible one too many times

Hopefully it's just an internal fuse, but if not... Anyone found a good replacement of the same dimensions?
I can't help with something for the proper dimensions, but I will say this: the microwave in my house, my Landyacht, and my Argosy were all purchased from Goodwill for around $15 each. They are all $400 or more "fancy" stainless microwaves that have lasted me years.
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Old 03-13-2021, 02:02 PM   #1342
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This mornings climb went pretty well, between second and second OD to keep the revs happy, the last 2 miles of the pass were 6% and we went a steady 40-45mph, transmission didn't exceed 130 though that was certainly helped by the outside temp being only about 50
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Old 03-13-2021, 09:14 PM   #1343
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Hit the road at 8am, just about 500 miles covered today in just about 10 hours, a really good pace. Headwinds+ elevation from Las Cruces to Tucson over the continental divide was brutal. Headwinds gusting up to 30, I think I averaged 5.9 mpg @65mph through that section.
Some snow and rain just past the continental divide coming into tucson too.
Downhill all the way from Tucson to phoenix the wind died down and driving was a breeze @70-75mph without breaking a sweat

Sedona and the passes to it got a fair bit of a freak snow storm today so while we technically should have been able to get in in just another 90 minutes of driving or so, we stopped north of phoenix before the pass at a Walmart resort. Should be sunny and clear by 8am.

So the real hill climb test will begin at 8am tomorrow.
5 miles of 6% up the pass!
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Old 03-14-2021, 01:00 AM   #1344
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Make sure you make time to attend the seminar on posting pictures correctly at the “ Get-Together”.......Regards, Bob
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Old 03-14-2021, 01:37 PM   #1345
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Just rolled into Sedona View RV resort... The advertising isn't false.

I17 posed no problems from Phoenix to Sedona. Ended up behind a semi that was going 25 in the worst of it. Could have passed him pretty easily on the way up, but rather than annoy everybody else trying to pass, we just settled in and just enjoyed the views. Obviously at 25mph the airstream wasn't even breaking a sweat, 2nd overdrive @2000rpm, by the time 5 miles was done the trans was around 135. Did pass him shortly thereafter.

The way down was some serious grade, put it in 2nd which holds pretty well at 45mph and, again, enjoy the views. Sorry porche club outing, that's what the passing lane is there for
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Old 03-14-2021, 04:47 PM   #1346
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I17 posed no problems from Phoenix to Sedona. Ended up behind a semi that was going 25 in the worst of it. Could have passed him pretty easily on the way up, but rather than annoy everybody else trying to pass, we just settled in and just enjoyed the views. Obviously at 25mph the airstream wasn't even breaking a sweat, 2nd overdrive @2000rpm, by the time 5 miles was done the trans was around 135. Did pass him shortly thereafter.
This is a major breakthrough, forget the few minutes lost going a little slower and sit back and enjoy the views. This is what traveling by "recreational" vehicle is all about. Well done my friend.

As an added bonus it appears the Airstream liked it too.
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Old 03-15-2021, 03:09 PM   #1347
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Well, it looks like my "let's see if this thing works" time frame just got moved up drastically. I'm headed to Indiana to visit the folks on Friday!

I've got AAA RV Plus, and I learned a valuable lesson when I got stranded in Wyoming with my Airstream and tow vehicle around 6 years ago, so if the Diskotrek ends up breaking down, I will be parking it and renting a car, and then taking care of the issue at a later time when I don't have the kiddo and deadlines.

So, another Indiana boy will be joining you on the road soon!
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Old 03-15-2021, 03:14 PM   #1348
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Well, it looks like my "let's see if this thing works" time frame just got moved up drastically. I'm headed to Indiana to visit the folks on Friday!

I've got AAA RV Plus, and I learned a valuable lesson when I got stranded in Wyoming with my Airstream and tow vehicle around 6 years ago, so if the Diskotrek ends up breaking down, I will be parking it and renting a car, and then taking care of the issue at a later time when I don't have the kiddo and deadlines.

So, another Indiana boy will be joining you on the road soon!

which one will it be?Or do you have more hidden away behind the barn?
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Old 03-15-2021, 03:50 PM   #1349
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which one will it be?Or do you have more hidden away behind the barn?
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I do have more now but this will be the maiden journey for the Argosy... the only one with a motor (all the others are trailers).
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Old 03-16-2021, 11:41 AM   #1350
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Well, it looks like my "let's see if this thing works" time frame just got moved up drastically. I'm headed to Indiana to visit the folks on Friday!

I've got AAA RV Plus, and I learned a valuable lesson when I got stranded in Wyoming with my Airstream and tow vehicle around 6 years ago, so if the Diskotrek ends up breaking down, I will be parking it and renting a car, and then taking care of the issue at a later time when I don't have the kiddo and deadlines.

So, another Indiana boy will be joining you on the road soon!
Awesome, best of luck!!
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Old 03-26-2021, 02:35 PM   #1351
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Like a dingus, I forgot to mention, the rig seemed to be pulling a bit to the left on this last jaunt. One of those dang things where I know it always pulls somewhat to the left per the alignment, so at first I wasn't sure if I was imagining it, but it definitely seems more notable now.

Hitting the brakes does not make it pull any more or less, and everything stayed at expected temps (no hot rotors) so I'm not worried it's brake related (i wouldn't have come into the mountains had I thought otherwise)

This appearing coincided with my first boondocking experience, that roads was pretty dang rutted at the frontage to the road, and I did some steering with the wheel cranked to the max (which I usually try to avoid) so I'm mostly thinking I may have screwed up the alignment. Or lost a steer-safe spring.

About to crawl under there and have a good look at everything before the next jaunt up to Flagstaff this weekend, seeing the shredded coupler in the other thread gave me the heebie jeebies, anything else to check that I'm not thinking of?

I'll be finding a shop for an oil change here in the next few weeks anyway, hopefully I can find somewhere to check alignment too

Edit, forgot to mention, no extra play in the wheel
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Like a dingus, I forgot to mention, the rig seemed to be pulling a bit to the left on this last jaunt. One of those dang things where I know it always pulls somewhat to the left per the alignment, so at first I wasn't sure if I was imagining it, but it definitely seems more notable now.

Hitting the brakes does not make it pull any more or less, and everything stayed at expected temps (no hot rotors) so I'm not worried it's brake related (i wouldn't have come into the mountains had I thought otherwise)

This appearing coincided with my first boondocking experience, that roads was pretty dang rutted at the frontage to the road, and I did some steering with the wheel cranked to the max (which I usually try to avoid) so I'm mostly thinking I may have screwed up the alignment. Or lost a steer-safe spring.

About to crawl under there and have a good look at everything before the next jaunt up to Flagstaff this weekend, seeing the shredded coupler in the other thread gave me the heebie jeebies, anything else to check that I'm not thinking of?

I'll be finding a shop for an oil change here in the next few weeks anyway, hopefully I can find somewhere to check alignment too

Edit, forgot to mention, no extra play in the wheel

I forgot, if you ever mentioned that you checked or replaced the upper and lower ball joints. Something easy and well worth doing. just have to jack up the tire and use a crowbar of some sorts wedged under the tire and observe the play. It should have very little.
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Old 03-26-2021, 04:14 PM   #1353
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So the steer-safe looks normal, the steering coupler, while rusty and old, doesn't look to be broken in any way (though I added the one brad posted to my amazon cart and will order it when I get to the next campground, might as well get it swapped put when the alignment is redone https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000CSZGDQ...ing=UTF8&psc=1)

And no obvious signs of a tie rod jumping a thread, though that doesn't mean it didn't happen without me noticing
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Old 03-26-2021, 04:16 PM   #1354
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I forgot, if you ever mentioned that you checked or replaced the upper and lower ball joints. Something easy and well worth doing. just have to jack up the tire and use a crowbar of some sorts wedged under the tire and observe the play. It should have very little.
I did replace the upper and lower ball joints a couple years back. I believe Joe checked the wheel play at one point when doing the bearings, but definitely a good idea to check again and make sure it's still snug
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A worn ball joint will normally not create a pull....until you apply the brakes. That being said, the P30 front end is extremely light duty for our applications. I would check and see if you lost some shims on the upper control arm. That would be my guess or you might have lost some air in the front right tire. Regards, Bob
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Old 03-26-2021, 05:07 PM   #1356
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A worn ball joint will normally not create a pull....until you apply the brakes. That being said, the P30 front end is extremely light duty for our applications. I would check and see if you lost some shims on the upper control arm. That would be my guess or you might have lost some air in the front right tire. Regards, Bob
Thanks Bob, I'll check those shims.

No tire pressure issues, at least according to the tpms. Speaking of, what do you run your 225/70r19.5s at? I'm at 80 and based on the "look" of the sidewalls I don't want to go much lower.
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The 370LE weighs a lot more than your 310, I would say 70-80 is good for you. We run 100 PSI on the Michelins.
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Old 03-26-2021, 06:38 PM   #1358
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Rob, I run 80 on the front, and 75 on the rear. That is according to weights with full gas and fresh water.
That is the recommended pressure from Goodyear, might be different on your coopers!?
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Thanks both. Suppose I can't blame my ride on the tires then... Interstates are fine, other roads I still feel every little bump. Could be time for new bilsteins.
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