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RE: gulf shores to spring hill, FL - US 98

Thanks for the information from everyone. We are definitely going to follow the coastline as much as possible. We have never been to anywhere along the Gulf Coast or Florida before and want to get beached out as at our ages another trip like this may not be something we can do physically or financially in the future. I have a cousin in Spring Hill who has a pad and FHUs for us to spend Thanksgiving there.
Vacationer04 11/11/19 10:50am Roads and Routes
gulf shores to spring hill, FL - US 98

I am traveling next week from Gulf Shores through Orange Beach to Pensacola then US 98 to our destination. We intend to follow the coast as much as possible using the state roads til we get to US 98. Are there any concerns as to highways or bridges that won't allow our 36' Class A & toad? I have seen news coverage of restoration issues along Panama Beach and Orange Beach but don't know if a pass thru will be affected. I don't want to have to a long detour out of the way.
Vacationer04 11/10/19 03:54pm Roads and Routes
RE: Workhorse 8.1 GM exhaust gasket replacement

I finally found a place that would take me in. It didn't turn out as planned. After dropping it off 40+ miles away, they called to let me know that a brake line had ruptured and was leaking brake fluid on their shop floor. Ok. Maybe I dodged a bullet there but? They had it a week before calling to tell me I could pick it up. When I arrived, I got told they had to replace my newer lifetime warranty spark plug wires because they were rotten upon removal from the plugs. I had just replaced the plugs a few weeks ago and they were fine then. When I raised an objection to that issue they credited back the cost of the new wires. But they also destroyed my woven boot heat shields that I will have to eat the cost of. My opinion is that they tried to torch the RH manifold nuts without removing the wires first. When starting to leave the engine had a miss and upon my own inspection, I found 2 wires on the other bank not on the plugs but just shoved in beside them. After I got home, I went to replace the heat shield that I took off while diagnosing the exhaust leak. When I tried to unplug the "new" wires with spark plug boot pliers the right way, on 2 wires the boots just shredded which now will require me again buy a new set of wires. I was taught years ago to use die-electric grease inside the boots on both ends before installing them on the plugs, which was not done by them. At least no broken studs needed to be replaced. The replacement brake line looks like a blind guy did it the way it was routed. It will function right but looks like hell. My total cost was $947. I wasn't told they automatically add a 2% credit card fee. I found that out after getting in my coach to leave. No Posted Notice to warn you in advance. My point here is to warn RVers in the area to avoid COMPLETE AUTO & RV REPAIR in St. Charles,MO. Their website looks impressive and the shop looks good, lots of Class As on their lot, but workmanship is less than acceptable. If I could have gotten access to a torch I could have done this repair myself, so I learned to look farther for assistance in the future.
Vacationer04 10/10/19 02:46pm Tech Issues
Workhorse 8.1 GM exhaust gasket replacement

My 2004 HR 36' MH (Workhorse - 8.1L GM) has a bad gasket between the exhaust manifold and the cylinder head only on the passenger. It does not at present have any broken studs or manifold but they are rusty enough that I do not have any confidence that I can get them off intact myself. I have called about every place that I can locate that does truck service but I get told that it's too big, too old, or it's a Workhorse with the reputation of broken studs and manifolds. Has anybody used a place near St. Louis for this kind of problem? I had planned to acquire an Ultra Tuning ECM but after talking with them and giving them the scanner data I discovered an exhaust leak that was not audible until checking fuel pressure with the doghouse open. I was advised that the ECM would not be an improvement to my low performance until the repair causing it to run lean was corrected. Help! I'm at my wit's end with frustration, unable to get anybody to consider my dilemma. I believe an acetylene torch would break the rust but I have no access to one.
Vacationer04 09/29/19 11:22pm Tech Issues
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