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Leeann

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Posted: 04/05/22 12:13pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Still here. Not doing much with ours, but I need to replace fuel line and oil pan gaskets before I take it anywhere.


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I’m still here too. Changed jobs, still have the old Dodge, still working on it near constant… getting tired of that though. Can’t replace it yet, so we’ll keep fixing it. Haven’t gone much of anywhere with it. I need new fuel line, but can’t find anyone willing to drop the tank to replace the last couple feet for less than a grand… and I don’t have the ability to do it in my driveway. I also had. Tire de-bead itself over the winter.

Ballenxj

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Griff, good to hear from you. If it ain't one thing it's three, right?
Stingray L82, I tend to agree with a lot of what you said here.


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StingrayL82

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my440 wrote:

Hi,miss all the old Dodge motorhome talk on here.

Funny I used to feel proud to drive my old Dodge motorhome through town. People would look and admire.
Now they look and see me as an old vagrant living in an old motorhome.
Things have changed and so quickly.
Is it just me?


It's not you. Times are different, and it's a combination of a lot of things....Covid, Antifa, BLM, Biden, Trudeau have polarized people to the point where I've noticed a massive lack of civility and kindness.

I had a widowmaker heart attack this past November and checked out for two minutes. Then Brooke was in the hospital with Covid pneumonia for a week. Then I got it. We both decided that life is too short, so she sold the business and we decided that our Monaco wasn't big enough, so it's up for sale, and we bought a 2005 Monaco LaPalma. 8.1L Vortec, Allison 2100MH, true dual exhaust and three slide-outs. I spent the last couple of weeks tidying the inside up and replacing what needed to be replaced, and now it's at Camping World getting all of the fluids flushed and filters replaced.

So, if anyone knows of someone who would like to buy our 1976 Monaco, it's ready to go, perfect for that young couple that want to see what life has to offer.


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Griff in Fairbanks

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Ballenxj wrote:

Monashees British Columbia, best not to worry what others think about you. Live life for yourself. I too miss the chatter here, and often wonder how Griff in Faibanks is doing.
The last vehicle that would vaguely fit here was a Dodge 3/4 ton van that I sold last year, but the chatter was fun. [emoticon]

I'm still here. A second heart attack, frequent bouts of angina, five-way bypass surgery, and the pandemic have kinda put a crimp in my life. Doing a lot better now, except I still need hip replacement surgery.


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1972 Executive Class A on a Dodge M375 chassis with 413 cu. in.
1973 Explorer Class A on a Dodge RM350 (R4) chassis with 318 engine & tranny from 1970 Explorer Class A


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Monashees British Columbia, best not to worry what others think about you. Live life for yourself. I too miss the chatter here, and often wonder how Griff in Faibanks is doing.
The last vehicle that would vaguely fit here was a Dodge 3/4 ton van that I sold last year, but the chatter was fun. [emoticon]

my440

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Hi,miss all the old Dodge motorhome talk on here.

Funny I used to feel proud to drive my old Dodge motorhome through town. People would look and admire.
Now they look and see me as an old vagrant living in an old motorhome.
Things have changed and so quickly.
Is it just me?





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Here's the no-frills circuit so far...this will stop sending charging voltage to a battery once it reaches 13.8vdc...
More on this one later.... I will entually it all layed out and ready for anyone wanting to attempt this fate
still trying to empty a 3 story house I've been living in for the past 8 years..... alone....I'm getting the flock outta this Low-IQ area....it seems to be contagious

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Central_Scrutinizer

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WoW, I'm leaving this Progressive Dynamics "Charger" alone, it's pumpimg out @ 15 amps all by itself, so why "fix" it?

But the more important reason for this post is that I came up with a soft-latching circuit instead of using a mechanical relay solenoid that stays "ON" and draws from battery while on, draining it.

tap SW1 switch, power is then latched (like a mechanical toggle switch), press #SW2, powers now un-latched (off)
Trying to come up with a 1-button on/off circuit that will sense either battery's voltage drop and send converters charge circuit, or Alternator's charge if running/driving current to the appropriate battery... bare with me.... it's on the tu-du list
based off a ZF44 Mosfet transistor, and n o current draw from anything while "Latched"
.... trying to reduce to 1 button and a 555 timer chip instead of Mosfet....
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Ballenxj

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A 50 gallon frame mounted propane tank? That's not only huge, but should be good for extended boondocking. [emoticon]
StingrayL82 wrote:

Ours sits restored, waiting for my wife to take some time off from her business (Idaho Fudge Co. - shameless plug, LOL) for us to take a trip in it.

She has a nice website. [emoticon]

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