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Old 05-11-2016, 06:02 AM   #241
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For your sake definitely fix it sooner than later.
As far as the coach or engine goes, mine went many thousands of miles with some leaking and no apparent damage. Your results may vary.
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Old 05-12-2016, 09:52 AM   #242
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Your engine wont sustain any damage unless the heat associated with the leak is directed at something that cant handle the given heat. The biggest issue is carbon monoxide, I would expect that everyone is already running a carbon Monoxide detector in their coach. the next biggest issue is creature comfort, a loud ride increases occupant fatigue.
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Old 05-26-2016, 04:29 PM   #243
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Just checking in with you here Tap......how are things going with the rig??? You certainly earned the medal of honor for your attendance at the motorhome get together! Any news on the rig that youd like to share with the crazies here? Hope all is going well and moving along.

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Old 05-26-2016, 04:36 PM   #244
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Just checking in with you here Tap......how are things going with the rig??? You certainly earned the medal of honor for your attendance at the motorhome get together! Any news on the rig that youd like to share with the crazies here? Hope all is going well and moving along.

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I was starting to get concerned as I have emailed Mark and got no reply; hope everything is OK.
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Old 05-26-2016, 06:38 PM   #245
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Now that the meet is out of the way, probably catching his financial breath.

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Old 05-29-2016, 11:06 PM   #246
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Tap, looking forward to hearing more about your motorhome.
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Old 05-30-2016, 11:57 PM   #247
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Tap, looking forward to hearing more about your motorhome.
Thanks for your interest Vycan, I'll put an update on here in the next couple of days. Take care bud.
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Old 06-16-2016, 08:42 AM   #248
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Well the project continues.
Working on big things and small things.

For small things, does anyone know where I can get one of these round lights that shines on my interior step?

There's just a hole where mine used to be. I got a photo of this elsewhere.

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Old 06-16-2016, 08:44 AM   #249
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Tap's 1981 280 Motorhome (Purchased January 2016)

Also, does anyone know where a fella could find a replacement molded interior step?

Mine is cracked:

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It's ok for now, but someday the crack will get worse.
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Old 06-16-2016, 08:45 AM   #250
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Old 06-16-2016, 09:00 AM   #251
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Well the project continues.
Working on big things and small things.

For small things, does anyone know where I can get one of these round lights that shines on my interior step?

There's just a hole where mine used to be. I got a photo of this elsewhere.

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These are very common snap-in courtesy/license plate lights Tap. More typically supplied in chrome but easily painted to match. You should be able to pick them up in your local auto-part store.
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Old 06-16-2016, 09:02 AM   #252
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Also, does anyone know where a fella could find a replacement molded interior step?

Mine is cracked:

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It's ok for now, but someday the crack will get worse.
Have you considered taking in out and repairing/strengthening on the reverse side?
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Old 06-16-2016, 09:40 AM   #253
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All good ideas Martin! Thanks!
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Old 06-16-2016, 02:09 PM   #254
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Have you considered taking in out and repairing/strengthening on the reverse side?
Having recently gone through the procesess of repairing the ABS front valance on my Argosy I can say that's really not as hard as it sounds to repair ABS.

I used pellets similar to these and mixed them with MEK.

There are a bunch of threads on Airforms about using ABS pellets and MEK.


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I checked today and the one in my parts donor is in pretty good condition Tap, just has some small cracks in the corners.

It still has the courtesy light and the switch which turns it on when the door opens (sort of the reverse of a fridge light!).

If you want it I can try and get it out for you?

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Old 06-19-2016, 03:17 PM   #256
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I checked today and the one in my parts donor is in pretty good condition Tap, just has some small cracks in the corners.



It still has the courtesy light and the switch which turns it on when the door opens (sort of the reverse of a fridge light!).



If you want it I can try and get it out for you?




Martin that would be fantastic!
Thank you!
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Old 06-19-2016, 05:32 PM   #257
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If you need any parts give me a shout. I have my airstream that I am getting ready to part out. I just bought myself an excella 1000 34ft replacement and and using some parts off of my 280.


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Old 06-19-2016, 05:41 PM   #258
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If you need any parts give me a shout. I have my airstream that I am getting ready to part out. I just bought myself an excella 1000 34ft replacement and and using some parts off of my 280.


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Oh my gosh ASTailgate, thank you SO much!

I will make a list and get back to you soon! Thank you!
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Old 06-19-2016, 05:48 PM   #259
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Gang, I don't know a d@mn thing about batteries, but I do know that my 280 holds 3 batteries that daisy-chain together, and that I need to buy all new ones.

I think I've heard that AGM batteries are best, but then I heard that gel batteries are best.

Which should I get? What voltage, 12? Or 6?

And what exact brand, model number, and store would be best?

Thank you SO much!
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Old 06-19-2016, 05:56 PM   #260
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Tap, depends what you need and what equipment you have. The best are lithium, but they are pricey, and require very specific voltages during charging cycles.

Flooded are cheap, but need attention for water levels.

AGM are nice with lack of mx, but have a reduced Ah compared to flooded.

Are these for boondocking, starting, or puttering?
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