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Looking for a junker Onan 4000

Anyone know where I might be able to find a junker Onan 4000 within a hundred or so miles of Chicago?
lane hog 06/30/20 03:31am Tech Issues
RE: Climbing steep grades...

We just finished a Yellowstone run towing our Honda van. Coolant temps averaged 195F, running up to 208F on extended uphill grades. Temps via DashCommand and our OBD2 wifi reader...
lane hog 06/23/20 08:33pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Battery Life?

FAfter full charge from solar, it reaches 12.2v overnight (per new charge controller with history function). Current batteries are Interstate 27DC Marine/RV from Costco. You're not hallucinating. I just bought a pair of batteries (4/20 manufacture date) from Costco, and can't get them above 12.5V having tried both my solar+MPPT and a Victor smart charger. I even tried a new PWM controller, and it stayed steady at 12.5V.... These will probably go back to Costco, but I think I'll be taking a trip over to the Interstate battery outlet a mile away from Costco to have them take a look at them.
lane hog 05/25/20 11:01pm Tech Issues
RE: Battery wiring ???'s

Yeah, standards are only as good as whoever builds your coach. The 12V system in my Winnebago uses yellow for positive.
lane hog 05/22/20 05:45am Tech Issues
RE: Battery Sales for Memorial Day?

If you have an Interstate Battery outlet near you, call and ask if they have deep cycles. I've gotten rebuilts for half the price of new batteries. They get new plates and fluids when they go thru the rebuild process, and haven't failed me yet.
lane hog 05/22/20 02:33am Tech Issues
RE: Should I carry a spare tire?

I've always carried a spare, and it's been put to use three times when time was a premium for us. Having to wait even 24 hours to get a tire locally would have been catastrophic for us on each of those trips, but turned into 2-4 hour inconveniences waiting for the tow service to come out and use the right tools to swap things out. Our Class C has a carrier under the rear frame for the spare. It isn't easy to wrestle, but the tire service folks have never had trouble with it. I carry the jack and breaker bar, but really don't want to risk my coach if I can make a phone call and get the service our insurance provider offers as part of their RV package.
lane hog 05/22/20 02:31am Tech Issues
RE: DirecTV dropping DNS

We stopped carrying a dish receiver over ten years ago and haven't missed it. Occassionally put up the batwing to see what we get OTA, but can usually stream everything we need. If we don't have service, oh well. I've had both Dish and Direct, and Direct has been the lesser of two bad choices. Wouldn't surprise me if AT&T is trying to get rid of the satellite service altogether and stick with streaming as 5G rolls out.
lane hog 05/22/20 02:24am Technology Corner
RE: Traveling around lake michigan

Personally, I'd just stay in the UP. Skip the west shore in Wisconsin and Illinois, because you won't find anything as nice as what you will on the east shore... Use that time to go along the Lake Superior shore and see Pictured Rocks and the Porcupine Mountains.
lane hog 05/22/20 02:05am Roads and Routes
RE: Towing 5th Wheel from IL to PHX in March

I-55-> I-44 -> I-40 to I-35 and then down to I-20 -> I-10 is how I've done it during the winter and springtime. I-40 can be pretty unpredictable across the Texas panhandle, and based on how little snow we've seen so far this year, I'd be nervous about what we're in for during March & April...
lane hog 01/14/20 04:20am Roads and Routes
RE: Glacier National Park to Yellowstone National Park.

FWIW, book early. June and early July is already booked up solid for RV sites.
lane hog 01/14/20 04:13am Roads and Routes
RE: Flipping Axle

Flipped axles on my FW in our driveway using cribbing. Only use cribbing on a job where you have to go underneath the frame. Anything else can fail.
lane hog 01/14/20 03:57am Tech Issues
RE: toilet treatment for black water tank

We just can't afford sewer gas or poop smell in our garage from a poop tank that we are unable to thoroughly clean. My wife and I are both concerned about it. If one of us had an emergency, we'd surely poop in the toilet. But we've managed to avoid doing so up to this point. Yeah, you don't want smells in your garage, but I'd be curious to see if that would even be a problem with normal use & cleaning... Sewer gas is heavier than air, so I'd think you'd need quite a lot of build-up to have enough volume to exit the vent stack absent a vacuum effect (e.g. driving or wind). Worst case, you could always rig up a vent to the outdoors with some dryer vent hose... ;)
lane hog 12/03/19 03:13am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Tucson to Depoe Bay, Oregon

We've also never had issues going thru Vegas, especially now that the bypass is in place down by Hoover Dam. Hop on the 11 to the 515, and then onto 95 or north on I-15 to 93.
lane hog 11/26/19 12:05am Roads and Routes
RE: toilet treatment for black water tank

It amazes me that people would be afraid to poop in their RV toilets. You paid good money for that privilege...
lane hog 11/25/19 11:57pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Wiring Diagram

Winnebago and Itasca have wiring diagrams online you can download. Same for plumbing. Invaluable resources... but not all manufacturers seem to care about service after the sale.
lane hog 11/25/19 11:19pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Hulu price increases TWICE this year!

Yep. Unbundling hasn't been successful with satellite due to the (no pun intended) overhead costs, but for streaming services it's a lot more practical. My guess is that I'll be able to eventually have a way to pick out only the 10 or so channels we watch and dispense with the rest...
lane hog 11/21/19 01:07am Technology Corner
RE: Hulu price increases TWICE this year!

Hulu is in trouble IMO Not really. Disney controls them as of May 2019, and will own them outright by 2024.
lane hog 11/20/19 02:10am Technology Corner
RE: How big is the market for Dinghy Towing?

Yeah, a lot of upgrades/replacements are going to be in the sales number, and I'd also be a bit skeptical about the 90% floated earlier. If you look at full-timers, it's going to be that high, but your novice owners (i.e. those who make the mistake of buying a Class C only to use it twice a year) probably aren't going to be investing in towing gear, and I suspect they make up a fairly big number.
lane hog 11/11/19 11:14pm Dinghy Towing
RE: Mobile hot spots

AT&T allows us to use our phone as a hotspot, no added cost but they only allow about 30Gb of streaming before they have the option to throttle your bandwidth. Setting the resolution to 720p makes a huge dent in bandwidth usage.
lane hog 11/05/19 12:17am Technology Corner
RE: How big is the market for Dinghy Towing?

Sounds like someone wants some free market research to me... Go visit a campground and take notes.
lane hog 11/05/19 12:03am Dinghy Towing
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