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RE: Extended run gas cap for Champion Digital Hybrid 4000?

This man is a gold mine of info, possibly you will find some info there to help. Contact him and if he sees a market he may make one up. https://www.pinellaspowerproducts.com/
jjrbus 11/14/19 06:31am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Yes boys and girls, you REALLY need to carry a spare...

I am surprised the insurance coughed up with a few bucks, until I read this I would have just ate the cost assuming the insurance would not pay. Because people do things differently does not always mean either one of them is wrong.
jjrbus 11/13/19 08:09pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Yes boys and girls, you REALLY need to carry a spare...

Because tires are a maintenance item I assumed that damage from a blow out would not be covered by insurance?
jjrbus 11/12/19 03:52am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Brake fluid change?

Interesting topic. Remembering my father oiling the carburetor linkage and such and being overly concerned about maintenance when young I am embarrassed by how seldom I look under the hood on my newer vehicles. Yes I remember honing out cylinders. So I took a look, I see no reference to brake fluid change on my 2011 Honda fit and have went over 10,000 miles before the computer told me to change oil. I am sure that if I went to the Honda dealer they would insist that they recommend changing the fluid, but would be unable to provide a technical service bulletin from Honda. My 94 Toyota Sea Breeze RV manual makes no reference to changing brake fluid. The Toyota truck manual, not an RV manual. Although when I bought it with no service records I did change all fluids, doing a diy flush and fill on the transmission and replaced brake fluid. Seemed like the sensible thing to do.
jjrbus 11/10/19 01:23am Tech Issues
RE: Yes boys and girls, you REALLY need to carry a spare...

Interesting, it was a canyon, wonder if there was cell service at the top of the canyon??
jjrbus 11/03/19 05:50pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Yes boys and girls, you REALLY need to carry a spare...

You pay for insurance and need an attorney to negotiate with the service. Things have really gotten out of hand. Plus, even with a squad of attorneys ... one is probably not going to get ERS out in Death Valley places like this! (What I would like is "RV ERS" for anyplace we managed to get to in our RV before calling for help.): https://i.imgur.com/9mv94LGl.jpg Try Hell's canyon SD, with no cell phone service and the Sheriff has no idea where to get a tow truck from. I did not see any attorneys either, but did not think to ask the Sheriff for one, I sure he could get me an attorney in a few minutes LOL
jjrbus 11/03/19 04:26am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Costs of things

Your welcome. I see some interesting RV's around, one of my fav's is a locomotive. Also saw a space shuttle bus conversion. https://i.imgur.com/FsIcpcCl.png
jjrbus 11/02/19 04:35am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Costs of things

I don't see anything on the market today that is compact, good on fuel and decent price, that I would be happy with. Now a heli home would be right up my alley. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MJRlQrN8RAY
jjrbus 11/01/19 04:28pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Yes boys and girls, you REALLY need to carry a spare...

You pay for insurance and need an attorney to negotiate with the service. Things have really gotten out of hand.
jjrbus 11/01/19 04:15pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: NOISEY GENERATOR

When doing bus conversions we built sound box's for the generators, they can be quieted down, same as boats. What the RV manufactures sell is unconscionable! Google generator sound box to get some ideas but there is unlikely enough room to do much. Then they duct the AC units and put a hole in the ceiling directly under the motor and blower fan. Yep that makes a lot of sense! For some people no amount of noise is an issue, wish I was one of them. I am sensitive to noise and firing up the genny and turning on the AC is like running a shop vac in the RV 24/7. I use a Honda 2000 and an 8k window unit.
jjrbus 11/01/19 07:41am Tech Issues
RE: 28 Foot / Chevy Chassis, Looking to upgrade suspension...

I bought a 94 Toyota and on the drive home it felt like it was going to tip over in turns, trucks pushed it all over the road and it wandered, taking constant steering adjustments. Replaced all bushings with a bushing kit from energy suspension, new KYB shocks, new air springs and replaced all steering components. Tie rod ends, ball joints etc. Handles at least 5000 times better now. Sounds like a lot, but I knew it would need to be done when I bought it. Tires were shot so I replaced them and the tire place inflated them to the max rating on the side wall 65 psi. I though I was going to lose my teeth or hurt my back on the way home. Like riding on bowling balls! Am I the only person that has heard of load and inflation tables? Start with the basics and see what happens, they will never handle like a car.
jjrbus 10/30/19 05:23am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Costs of things

...this years average was 8.0 mpg as usual...Oh,we have a smaller class C. Thor Freedom Elite 22e E350 Triton V10 and there are just 2 of us.I have been looking at newer small Class B+ with the V10. But 8 mpg, ouch!We own a 2007 E350-V10 Phoenix Cruiser 2350 SEEN HERE. When not towing our Jeep Liberty, our "truely accurate" trip average is 10.5 mpg. That is significantly better than 8 mpg. Aerodynamics and cruising-speed seem to be most influential. The difference in fuel economy between Phoenix Cruisers, the shortest 21 foot model to the longest 31 foot model is different, but less dramatic than taller boxy conventional class_c's. With our rig traveling across the country, our practiced top speed hovers around 67-68 mph. A tall boxy "C" would go through gas a lot faster at those speeds. Towing our Jeep Liberty, our fuel economy drops by 1.3 mpg. But the fuel loss is more than recovered by driving the Liberty around at our destinations, and leaving the motor home at the camp site. So it's a win-win. Nice camper and thanks for the response! I try not to pay attention to my mpg, if I actually knew what it is I would probably not drive it. That cheap thing. But left Florida and noticed that I was filling up far too often even with a small tank. Something was definitely off, so I checked my MPG. I was getting 10mpg, did a few things and now the little Toyota is back up in the 13+ area. Most toy owners report avg between 12 and 14.
jjrbus 10/29/19 02:19pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Costs of things

That house part, sold my house, built a bus conversion and full timed for 10 years. Decided to sell the RV and buy a house in Florida. This was at the height of the housing bubble. What I wanted I could not afford, what I could afford I did not want! Fortunately the bubble burst and I could buy something reasonable, cheap actually. But if I decided to run away again, I would definitely keep the house. Lesson learned.
jjrbus 10/29/19 02:12pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Costs of things

We called it a season last weekend (finished winterizing yesterday). We had a very enjoyable season. This is a breakdown of our basic costs for the season: Total Miles: 6560 Cost of gas: $2,123 (this years average was 8.0 mpg as usual and the average cost per gallon was $2.59 RV park cost:$1785 (51 nights at average $35 per night) Total basic cost(Gas and camps only)$3908 or $105 per day Not included: food, occasional t shirt, supplies, or whatever. This falls in line with our last 4 years since we started this wonderful hobby. Making plans right now for another 10 week cross country trip next summer. Laying out our back road route and began to set cash aside for this run already. The wife and I truly enjoy the road less traveled. Oh,we have a smaller class C. Thor Freedom Elite 22e E350 Triton V10 and there are just 2 of us. I have been looking at newer small Class B+ with the V10. But 8 mpg, ouch!
jjrbus 10/29/19 09:48am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Costs of things

Cost of things! Google cheap and you will find my picture. I dislike staying in hotels and detest using public bathrooms, the real biggie is I like to take a nap when I want to. So I spend the money. I have a 94 Toyota and if I had to pay people for repairs I would have to let it go and stay in hotels, and nap in the car. Repairs are not bad enough, then there are the dishonest shops. I wanted to get a AC expansion valve replaced 3 years ago and took it to the local AC place as I did not have time to mess with it. They gave me a $1200 estimate. TWELVE HUNDRED US DOLLARS. So I changed plans and did it myself, total cost less than $100 and at most 4 hours work. This is fresh in my mind as here it is 3 years later and I am in the middle of replacing the valve again. I full timed for 10 years and was able to live very inexpensive even with the loss of about $40,000 when I sold the RV. That was a bus conversion I had built myself, sweet machine. Things I learned, the friends I made doing that and the experiences of RV'ing I cannot put a dollar amount on. Being cheap is tough, sometimes I do myself a disservice by trying to save a $, I have to watch that. You know that feeling you get when realizing that $12 was spent on gas to save $8 on a campsite.
jjrbus 10/29/19 06:27am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Yes boys and girls, you REALLY need to carry a spare...

I also carry a large 3/4" breaker bar, my lug nuts are torqued to 170 ft lbs so takes a bit to get them loose. I read that the table support leg can be used as an extension on the bar, but have never thought to try it.
jjrbus 10/28/19 04:59am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Quiet generators

What is the Harbor Freight warranty? I looked online and do not see it. 90 days unless you pay extra for the extended warranty. Thanks I should have said extended warranty, I looked online and do not see it?
jjrbus 10/27/19 06:49am Tech Issues
RE: Yes boys and girls, you REALLY need to carry a spare...

RV'ers seem to be mislead on proper tire inflation pressure. I have been accused of trying to act like an expert on this. I have found a video by Michlen tires that explains how to weight the rig and use a load and inflation table for PROPER inflation of the rigs tires. So it is no longer my experience and opinion, it is by Michlen who may just be experts on tires. I do not much care what Randy the RV guru said, I will listen to Michlen. They also have a couple good videos on RV blowouts. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wb7W-nRAPrk&t=471s Disclaimer, I do not know if anyone here is named Randy and if so it was not directed towards you, only meant as a pun.
jjrbus 10/27/19 06:35am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Quiet generators

What is the Harbor Freight warranty? I looked online and do not see it.
jjrbus 10/25/19 04:20am Tech Issues
RE: Soft Spot in Floor, Can't Find Leak!!!

You have my sympathy, leaks can drive a person nuts. I have a worst case story but was not an RV. Worse comes to worse you can try a pressure test. Can be DIY or pro done. Goggle RV pressure test. Even that is not 100% guaranteed to find it.
jjrbus 10/19/19 04:48pm Tech Issues
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