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RE: FORD 460 Overheating Mystery

When your engine is at 230+ have you tried an IFR temperature gun on the radiator or block? Possibly a bad gauge.
okhmbldr 06/22/20 04:09pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Generator question

This might sound like a stupid suggestion, but if you are running synthetic oil in your generator it's pretty thin oil. Maybe too thin and tends to slosh around triggering the oil sensor. Next oil change try a 10/30 conventional and see what happens. You won't hurt the generator (maybe your mileage will decrease, hehehe).
okhmbldr 06/14/20 06:04am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Any advice for replacing exhaust manifold gasket in a 454?

Great job! I think the composite gaskets would work just fine.
okhmbldr 05/16/20 12:51pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Any advice for replacing exhaust manifold gasket in a 454?

Those look like stainless steel headers to me. Blow up the photo. It has several places with welds and the tubing doesn't look cast at all. Spray and soak then give them a twist. And don't try to patch with mixed up junk.
okhmbldr 05/14/20 08:35am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Water Hearter Source For Full-Time

Years ago I had a pickup with a 100 gallon propane tank in the bed. It would run on both gas and propane. When my propane tank emptied the truck would begin to run rough, I would hit a button and it would switch to gas. I would run a full tank of gas thru the truck while I refilled the propane tank. Then I woul refill the gas tank. Saying that; since you have a 250 gal. propane tank, why don't you just switch to electric about one day a week (or any time period that works for you) and keep everything in good working order.
okhmbldr 04/27/20 06:17am Tech Issues
RE: Need Information about Pacific Coast Highway Trip

Thanks for all the great suggestions. I plan to copy and past/print and work them into the trip. I favor late August/September travel, mostly because the tourists are home for the year and the weather is usually still warm. May/August dates weren't necessarly for this year, but I'm always hopeful and would like to do the deed this August/Sept. We'll see. Keep adding suggestions, all are welcome. thanks,
okhmbldr 04/20/20 02:09pm General RVing Issues
Need Information about Pacific Coast Highway Trip

West coast folks I need some input; I live in Oklahoma City and plan to drive the Pacific Coast highway (101 and 1) from the Vancouver, BC area to San Diego this year, either late May (if possible) or late August in a Mercedes SL500 convertible, so no camping, just driving….just a few questions: With a convertible what are the best months to travel? Would you start at Vancouver and head South, or start in San Diego and go North? What are some must see sights along this Highway? (15 years ago I drove from OKC to San Francisco then up to the Redwood Forest and into Washington). I’ve never headed south towards San Diego. It will take about 3 days drive to get to the West Coast, and 3 days to get home. For a two week trip that leaves me 8 days to drive the coast highway, is that too many days or not enough? Any additional suggestions are appreciated. I know this topic isn’t about RV’s or camping, but the members of this board have the best knowledge about travel tips. Thanks, Geo.
okhmbldr 04/20/20 08:59am General RVing Issues
RE: new microwave

When the Microwave failed on my Holiday Rambler I went to Lowe's and found an inexpensive replacement. Fit perfectly until I tried to open the door. The left side of the original Micro fit flush against a long wall and the door was designed to allow for the flush swing out. I had to take it back and find a Micro that would work against a wall. It cost more, but it worked. Just check your fit before purchase.
okhmbldr 01/11/20 07:05am General RVing Issues
RE: Off again off again, jiggedy jig...

STOP GARY!!! You're definetly overloaded. You MUST get that thing weighed on all four corners, air up all the tires. Move heavy objects around inside. Empty all the beer cans, etc. You'll never make it. Rebalance all the holding tanks. Wait...we need to get something about a generator in this narative.... Enjoy your trip, we'll all be envious of your adventure.
okhmbldr 01/03/20 11:14am General RVing Issues
RE: Camper - tow car mismatch

Go to Lazy Days and hook up to another similar camper. Check the lights. Take that camper, hook to shore power. Then rehook to this camper and check the lights. If the module blows then it's your Jeep. If it all works well with a different camper, then it's your camper. With this test Lazy Days and you will know exactly where the problem is. Also, you could hook your trailer up to another vehicle, Chevy or Ford, or Dodge, etc. after it has been hooked to shore power and see if it affects a different vehicle. If it blows with another vehicle, it's the camper. If it works with another vehicle, it's your Jeep.
okhmbldr 12/18/19 09:12am Tech Issues
RE: Need dash air servicing

Call a moble mechanic, he doesn't have to be an RV guy. Most mechanics can diagnois and repair/add freon.
okhmbldr 07/28/19 02:28pm Tech Issues
RE: Can someone tell me what this is plz

Looks like a water pump to me. Input line on the left side and the supply lines on the right. Follow all lines until they terminate and see what they hook up to.
okhmbldr 07/28/19 02:27pm Tech Issues
RE: using a 2012 ridgeline for towing

Dump the Ridgeline. It's unsafe in that situation and will be putting everyone and their families at risk on the road. Get a 1 ton dually with a Cummins Powertoke Max diesel, get some airbags and a Hensley. Make sure you have LT tires on the truck and trailer or better yet see if you can get some military spec bulletproof ones. Take the whole shebang over to a Cat scale and weigh it every way you can think of. OK folks, I found this to be very humorous. Every time someone posts a thread with a 1/2 ton pulling anything.....there is always someone who chastises the poster for even thinking of pulling anything with a 1/2 ton pickup. So I thought it was funny.
okhmbldr 07/27/19 06:27am Travel Trailers
RE: Motorhome drinking oil

Another reason for this sudden use of oil is possibly the quality of oil added at the last oil change. I have an Avalanche with 205,000 miles and has never used a drop of oil....until my oil change guy forgot and added their "house blend". I noticed that after 1000 miles it used a full quart and I was sad. All those years and never used a drop and now I was a user! Later I noticed on my receipt he noted that the house blend had been used instead of the Castrol 10/30 that has been in the truck since new. Anyway, I went back and he changed to my Castrol, and the truck hasn't used a drop since. Just a thought. Two things: 1) the base stock of almost all oils is so similar that this is not possible. 2) I highly doubt your Avalanche calls for 10W-30 oil and it absolutely did not come with that "new." Thank you soooo much for correcting MY story. Your are right, the Avalanche originally came with 5w30 as the recommended oil. But, at 205k miles and living in a hot climate, I choose to use the 10w30. And why would you care? Second, the quik lube I used explained that their base oil that they put in my truck by mistake is actually a re-refined oil for the cheap oil changes and he admitted that it does burn in many vehicles. So, I'm just passing on the quik lube guys info. I thought if the OP had received a similar oil change recently that his problem could have been the same as mine. Thanks again for setting me straight.
okhmbldr 07/22/19 09:30am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Is a travel trailer with a slide out a good idea for me?

Go for the trailer with a slide. More room is always better. And, in the future when you want to upgrade, a slide is a very good selling point. Whether it be a Class A,C, TT, or Fiver, the ones with a slide or two always sell the best.
okhmbldr 07/21/19 06:44pm Travel Trailers
RE: Motorhome drinking oil

Another reason for this sudden use of oil is possibly the quality of oil added at the last oil change. I have an Avalanche with 205,000 miles and has never used a drop of oil....until my oil change guy forgot and added their "house blend". I noticed that after 1000 miles it used a full quart and I was sad. All those years and never used a drop and now I was a user! Later I noticed on my receipt he noted that the house blend had been used instead of the Castrol 10/30 that has been in the truck since new. Anyway, I went back and he changed to my Castrol, and the truck hasn't used a drop since. Just a thought.
okhmbldr 07/19/19 04:42pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Selling Canadian MHome in US with no title

Does the MH have a Canada tag or a US tag? If it's US, then follow the tag to the state and file for a lost title. With that info contact the original titled owner and have them sign it over. In absence of a title, the dealer should be able to do a title 42 (in Oklahoma), a lot of paperwork but it will establish the person in possession as the proper owner, then allow them to get a tag and new title. Wrecker services do this all the time to get a clear title to abandoned vehicles so they can sell them at auction with a good title.
okhmbldr 07/14/19 02:10pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
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