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Old 04-12-2021, 10:34 AM   #1401
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So, you're at Zion NP? One of my favorites, on my return-to list.
Yep!
Certainly an amazing one. We've driven through before, looking forward to actually exploring more this week
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Old 04-13-2021, 10:23 AM   #1402
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Playing with the new toy.

Making rice in the instant pot yesterday used about 10% of the charge.

Hooked up all the computers and monitors this morning, even running it all through the inverter and taking that efficiency loss, it should provide at least 10 hours of runtime on a full charge. Looks like both work computers and both monitors combined draw 100 watts.
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Old 04-14-2021, 08:49 AM   #1403
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Vacuum gauge question, going back and forth with the tuner sending him logs to finally get the engine finer tuned.

His first response was to make sure nothing was wrong because "You are drawing an absolutely tremendous amount of vacuum" and "I've just not seen an engine that operates at this level of vacuum."

He's referring to about 20inhg at idle and 7.5inhg when climbing a hill at about 60% throttle, looking for a quick double-check that those are normal numbers for an rv 454, from google searching it looks pretty normal
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Old 04-15-2021, 10:04 AM   #1404
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My 82 310 with the 502 is 20 in Hg at idle. I would guess the 60% throttle is a little less than what you show but probably close.
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My 82 310 with the 502 is 20 in Hg at idle. I would guess the 60% throttle is a little less than what you show but probably close.
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About to start heading further west this weekend, any recommendations for a reputable shop in the northwest? Vaugely targeting the Bend OR area but anywhere from lake Tahoe to olympia to kennewick is an option, need to get an alignment, oil change, and some exhaust leaks fixed
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If you happen to go Hwy 5 through northern Calif into or out of Oregon, I recommend the following shop. I have had thousands of dollars of work done there on the MH and my F150. There is not another single shop that I would recommend, even out of all my former customer shops down here that I sold tools to. Well, there is one shop but they don't do MHs. But they do work on $500,000 Maserati's and 1995 F150s...anyway...



All Wheel is right off the highway at the north end of Redding. Large parking lot and they let there customers park over night or multiple nights while getting work done. I stayed there as well a couple of nights while getting work on the MH done...ranch is too far up the mountain. They will plug you into 110v as well. They also work on everything except interior RV appliances. They do check alignment on front and rear axles. And they know the difference between P30 MHs and P30 bread trucks.



Just want you to know that the temps in Redding right now are around 85 degrees. When the weather changes sometime end of May beginning of June, it will go up to 100/110+ like over night. Make sure your dash A/C is working! I almost passed out once, or could have, driving from Redding up to the ranch property when my MH dash air wasn't working once. I'm heading up there next week for a few weeks to enjoy the nice weather before temp rise and the mountains catch fire once again.



There is another shop that I haven't used but my dad did. Great reputation and they I believe are also the manufacturer of the Super Steer bell cranks. They are Henderson Line Up in Grants Pass OR, also right next to Hwy 5.


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Thanks a lot for the recommendation Dean, I'll definitely look them up!

And I actually had no idea Hendersons was a general RV repair, I thought they just made steering parts, that's another fantastic option!
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If you happen to go Hwy 5 through northern Calif into or out of Oregon, I recommend the following shop. I have had thousands of dollars of work done there on the MH and my F150. There is not another single shop that I would recommend, even out of all my former customer shops down here that I sold tools to. Well, there is one shop but they don't do MHs. But they do work on $500,000 Maserati's and 1995 F150s...anyway...



All Wheel is right off the highway at the north end of Redding. Large parking lot and they let there customers park over night or multiple nights while getting work done. I stayed there as well a couple of nights while getting work on the MH done...ranch is too far up the mountain. They will plug you into 110v as well. They also work on everything except interior RV appliances. They do check alignment on front and rear axles. And they know the difference between P30 MHs and P30 bread trucks.



Just want you to know that the temps in Redding right now are around 85 degrees. When the weather changes sometime end of May beginning of June, it will go up to 100/110+ like over night. Make sure your dash A/C is working! I almost passed out once, or could have, driving from Redding up to the ranch property when my MH dash air wasn't working once. I'm heading up there next week for a few weeks to enjoy the nice weather before temp rise and the mountains catch fire once again.



There is another shop that I haven't used but my dad did. Great reputation and they I believe are also the manufacturer of the Super Steer bell cranks. They are Henderson Line Up in Grants Pass OR, also right next to Hwy 5.


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Old 04-16-2021, 06:17 PM   #1409
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Got an appointment on the books at Hendersons Line-Up in Grants pass. I figure if anybody can sort out an alignment issue it's those guys, and they should be more than capable of fixing an exhaust leak. Plus they are free parking for a few weeks while we jet(drive) home to take care of some stuff. Plus they are near some destination locations... like Crater Lake.

Looks like taking "The Loneliest Road in America" (Nevada 50) is right on the way, and has been recommended to me as a route multiple times now, so might as well. Looks like from an elevation and grades standpoint it's not too bad with one 6% pass and a couple sections of 4s and 5s, but I see loads of reports saying it's perfectly fine for RVs.

Then the squiggly section through northern CA actually looks to be less of a hassle grade wise than staying on I80 down into the valley would be.

We have reservations at a state park outside of Medford starting a week from now, as for this weekend we will start driving tomorrow and see if we feel like doing all 900 miles this weekend, or if we want to stop somewhere scenic about halfway.
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Old 04-16-2021, 09:08 PM   #1410
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Hey Rob,


You are going to have beautiful weather for this drive. I can't speak for Hwy 50 through Nevada, but your drive from Reno north will be a beautiful drive. Looks like you are taking Hwy 89 from Reno to I5 at McCloud. Somewhere along the way you will start seeing Mt Shasta, one of the two volcanoes in Calif. You will drive around the south of it through McCloud and west of it up I5. You will be right next to it. The top is 14,000 ft.



I'm going to give you some unsolicited points of interest and I'm sure you have heard plenty already. If things work out make a stop in McCloud or just around the west side is the city of Mt Shasta. Just north of Mt. Shasta is the town of Weed. Nothing to see there, but it is always a good place for gas and of course you can get a laugh from the name Weed in Calif! I've taken 89 from McCloud to Reno. Nice two lane highway...don't know if it has been expanded in recent years. Just watch out for the idiots passing other cars and coming at you in your lane!



Once you have entered I5, you are above one of the big elevation climbs just south down around Dunsmuir. From Mt Shasta up to the Oregon border is no real elevation climb. I love that section as well. I always say this is God's country when I go through there...just something about the look and feel driving through there. Yreka is the last good sized town before you make the "great trek" from Calif to Oregon over the Syskiyou mountains. Some very long climbs and down hill sections. I5 is a large multi lane freeway and you will do just fine. After reading about your trip so far through mountains and elevation climbs, this will seem old hat to you. I have been through there many times with my MH towing a trailer with my UTV on it. No problem. You will be down to 30mph and take it easy going down the grades. I will use second gear at time so as not to overheat the brakes. Just let all those race car drivers out there pass you up and ignore them.



Look for the metal cow on your right side as you get close to Yreka. Also don't let the signs of "State of Jefferson" up there in north Northern Calif make you think you are no longer in Calif...you are. There are more than us liberals in Calif. Just don't go through Alturas, CA. They DO NOT like outsiders in the north east corner of Calif. I know this from experience.



Just in case you don't know, in Calif towing any vehicle/trailer is 55mph and I believe Oregon is 60mph. The Calif Highway Patrol and the Oregon State Police will pull you over for speeding up in these areas. Oregon police will be sitting on side of road just over the boarder waiting for you! No, I haven't gotten a ticket there, yet. But coming home one time, I did have an Oregon State trooper start following me from Grants Pass almost all the way to Medford. He would pull off on exits and come back on hoping that I thought he was gone. See in Oregon, they do not like Californians.



On the final downgrade out of the Syskiyou's, a long down grade so spare your brakes, is the town of Ashland. Ashland is well known for there Shakespeare Festival. Well worth turning off I5 and driving up and through downtown. It is a really neat little town, a great place for lunch or dinner.



Yes, you must drive up to Crater Lake. Drive up to the the National Park and walk through the lodge. Walk over to the edge and view the lake which takes up the entire inside area of the crater. They say the lake is bottomless. The hwy out of Medford is probably the best way to get over there. It is a bit of a ways from Medford. So make sure you plan your drive times accordingly. Don't miss out on this one!


North of Medford, in Canyonville, is Seven Feather RV Resort. www.sevenfeathersrvresort.com. This is owned and run by the Indian casino that is right there as well. It is inexpensive, new and a beautiful park. I stay there every time we go from the ranch to the Oregon sand dunes to ride the UTVs. The casino is on the east side of I5 and the RV park is on the west side. Over on the east side is free RV parking next to the casino, but you want to stay in the actual RV park. Pull through's, nice when towing, full hookups and very nice bath facilities. I think the last trip my dad did in the MH before he passed was staying at the casino free parking while he and my uncle went gambling. There is also a beautiful rest stop right next to the RV park if you need a little break.



Also, just to let you know, if things change for you a bit, you can also think about driving from Reno to Lake Tahoe. It will not disappoint. Sounds like your plans for each drive has worked out pretty well for you, but you never know. I've been to Tahoe more times then I can count, but I don't know about RV parks. The casinos used to allow RV parking overnight, but I don't think they do anymore...its all about the money!!!


Sounds like you have had a great trip so far and the "west" portion of your trip should be just a beautiful and fun!


Have fun.
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Thanks Dean, hadn't heard any of those recommendations and I really appreciate it, and there is noting better than recommendations from a local! Any others you think of don't hesitate, I'm all ears
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Old 04-18-2021, 12:23 AM   #1412
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Depending on your rate of travel and time available it is hard to beat a drive down the Avenue of The Stars through the California Redwoods. More than a little bit impressive.

Leaving Grants Pass, making your way to the coast will offer more points of interest than one could list. It is a slower drive and can be crowded with tourists but there is a reason they are there. A few miles south of Tillamook on the east side of the road is a vegetable stand, the gal is very interesting and a great place to take on provisions. The Air Museum in the blimp hanger at Tillamook is one of my favorites. I have a photo of 27 full size hot air balloons afloat inside the hanger. It goes without saying the cheese and ice cream is a must. The bridge from Astoria over the Columbia River to Washington is quite impressive.

There is a large Oregon State Park, Ft. Stevens near Astoria and a smaller Washington State Park, Cape Disappointment across the river. There is quite a bit of marine history here where the Columbia meets the Pacific Ocean.

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Old 04-18-2021, 08:12 AM   #1413
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Trivia time, guess what the only part of my drivetrain is that's original?

If you answered transmission, you'd be correct!

Now guess what went kaput yesterday and does nothing but make angry clunky noises and transmits zero power?

If you guessed transmission again, you're correct!

Sounds bad, like a planetary gear went or something. AAA messed around for 4 hours before finally telling me they can't fond anyone and I'm on my own, so I slept on the side of the road (actually pretty well) and got someone on the way.

Guess I'm getting a new transmission in Fallon, NV
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In other news, Nevada 50 is 10/10 gorgeous as far as routes go.
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Old 04-18-2021, 08:23 AM   #1415
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As I said by text, by far the prettiest breakdown pic Iíve seen in a while!

That sucks tho.
If you didnít have the gear vendors, Iíd say a 4L85e would be your best bet, especially as you have the EFI already and I believe thereís an add on box.
Whatís the plan?
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Ouch.

Definitely one of those worst case scenarios

If you can figure out a way to swing it I'm with Steve, ditch the gear vendors and go for a 4L85E. Obviously in your situation that may not be doable but it sure would be a nice upgrade.

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In other news, Nevada 50 is 10/10 gorgeous as far as routes go.

Beautiful photo. Sell that one to a travel magazine!
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Thanks guys
Would love to do a 4l85e swap but given the circumstances I'll likely do a simple swap. I don't need to be installing and potentially troubleshooting a new ECU and paying a shop to do all the required mods when they don't know what they're doing.

And I was actually thinking how pleased I was woth the transmission, climbing a small hill at 55mph, and then I downshifted to second aaaaaaaand, instead of second I got neutral. In all gears. Coasted to the side of the road and at least there is basically zero traffic.

It hadn't overheated, was only 120, and still had full fluid, so no warning or anything.

Trying to crank the engine resulted in angry clunk noises from near the output and I think it was putting enough load on the engine that it was struggling to start/wouldn't start. I expect they'll find the insides basically shredded and if it's anything less severe than being totaled I'll just be pleasantly surprised.
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Sorry you have to deal with that, Rob! You do know, if that would have happened down here in Austin, we could have installed my 4L80e I have sitting around. But even with all the tools, it would easily been a 2 weeks job with all the necessary mods, like shifter linkage, fluid lines, tail housing and the after market control unit.

Just in case, you end up going to a 4l80e/85e, you tail output shaft HAS TO be 6" without the housing installed. Most likely, you can use the TH 400 tail housing on the 4l8, if not the part number is ACD 8680912
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Oh, man. FWIW, our 310 came to us with a newly installed rebuilt TH475 swap, at least that has been trouble free for us. Hang in there.
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