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Slightly overweight on the steer axle?
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Okay, other than the jokes I'm going to get to lose 80 pounds and always park a passenger in the rear dinette seat, I'm not sure how I can lose weight up front.  Pat me on the back - I got the nerve…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Lakota Wolf Oct 20.

Shakedown Shook Out More Than Bargained For...
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...Well, I have to say I'm feeling a little discouraged.  Our shakedown trip went wonderfully, and I really couldn't believe that after all my plumbing work there were no leaks.  Everything worked,…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Robert beesley on Monday.

Question about propane...or rather, propane accessories...
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Hi all - Yes, I'm a King of the Hill fan!  I'm going to post here directly a picture of my propane tank, and regulator - I'm not even sure there's enough room to squeeze in a bypass kit, but in the…Continue

Tags: heater, mr., bypass, propane

Started this discussion. Last reply by John "T" Nordhoff Sep 25.

Leaking Water Pump?
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Hope everyone is having a good holiday?!Developed a leak on the shur flo - coming out of a screw - I took that out and cleaned it, but didn't seem to solve the problem.  I'm guessing I need to open…Continue

Tags: flo, shur, pump, leak

Started this discussion. Last reply by Lakota Wolf Sep 5.

 

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Robert beesley replied to Dawn Michelle's discussion Shakedown Shook Out More Than Bargained For...
"How about you take a 2 gallon can of gas and hook it directly to the carburetor and take it for a ride. If it doesn't stumble than you know it is a fuel problem but unless it is really leaned out it will not make it run hotter!!! Timing issues…"
Monday
Dawn Michelle replied to Dawn Michelle's discussion Shakedown Shook Out More Than Bargained For...
"Of course you are right - but, I have to say, on the FLIP side I've learned so much about my engine I didn't know before-and we have a lot of variables cleared out of what it ISN'T :-)  I'm just looking at it as education is…"
Nov 11
John "T" Nordhoff replied to Dawn Michelle's discussion Shakedown Shook Out More Than Bargained For...
"  Dawn, as I best recall NO WARRANTY In later model fuel pumps in order to address the vapor lock issue the pumps and system had a third return line so gas was recirculating HOWEVER if your pump is still a two terminal In and Out …"
Nov 11
Dawn Michelle replied to Dawn Michelle's discussion Shakedown Shook Out More Than Bargained For...
"Well here in Denver labor is $159 an hour :-)  I think I need to try to move further south to a cheaper and warmer clime for that task!!! Sounds like a good idea, though.  I have heard that the new mechanical fuel pumps were supposed to…"
Nov 11
Richard W. Cobbs replied to Dawn Michelle's discussion Shakedown Shook Out More Than Bargained For...
"Well Dawn, I find your pictures quite interesting.  The electrical fuel pump was added because there was a problem.  The mechanic that added it was too lazy to drop the fuel tank and replace the rubber hose at the top of the tank. …"
Nov 11
Dawn Michelle posted a status
"No words can ever express enough gratitude-but THANK YOU to all the VETERANS on this forum. You served. You sacrificed. YOU ROCK."
Nov 11
John "T" Nordhoff replied to Dawn Michelle's discussion Shakedown Shook Out More Than Bargained For...
"  Mornin Richard, I agree a carb (unlike modern fuel injection)  engine uses low fuel pressure because if its too high it can over ride the carb bowls needle valve and seat mechanism. I never used any fuel pressure gauge on a…"
Nov 11
John "T" Nordhoff replied to Dawn Michelle's discussion Shakedown Shook Out More Than Bargained For...
" My mechanic had a fuel pressure gauge he plumbed in then we started the engine. I don't think its quite as critical on the old carb engines versus later fuel injected, but you have to have enough fuel flow to keep the carbs bowl filled…"
Nov 10
Richard W. Cobbs replied to Dawn Michelle's discussion Shakedown Shook Out More Than Bargained For...
"My head is a little fuzzy too!  I looked on Ebay and Amazon for fuel pressure gauges and they were showing gauges up to 100 PSI.  Somebody correct me if I am wrong, but I believe that fuel pressure on a carburated vehicle should be 3-5…"
Nov 10
Dawn Michelle replied to Dawn Michelle's discussion Shakedown Shook Out More Than Bargained For...
"Yes, and fuel pressure gauge!  My head is fuzzy, but I liked the sound of that idea.  I also have to remember the WD-40 test and report back on that.  I actually need to go back through this discussion and make sure I haven't…"
Nov 10
John "T" Nordhoff replied to Dawn Michelle's discussion Shakedown Shook Out More Than Bargained For...
" Great work and pics  but SHUCKS that shoots down all my suspicions lol  Id insure all the lines and hoses from pump back to tank are good and no air leaks maybe blow n clean and purge it all out and insure a good inline…"
Nov 10
Dawn Michelle replied to Dawn Michelle's discussion Shakedown Shook Out More Than Bargained For...
"Alrighty.  I got under the chassis today rather than letting someone else do the work to listen and found the fuel pump (not in the tank) and to me it looks like it was disconnected.  I'm attaching some photos in case there is…"
Nov 10
John "T" Nordhoff replied to Dawn Michelle's discussion Shakedown Shook Out More Than Bargained For...
"  GOOD PLAN even if its there and has been by passed, all the jury rigged fittings and splices and rubber hoses may be enough of a restriction its hampering the mechanical pump. On the low pressure SUCTION side of a mechanical pump you just…"
Nov 10
Dawn Michelle replied to Dawn Michelle's discussion Shakedown Shook Out More Than Bargained For...
"That's what I'm suspecting.  Either not working and causing my issue, or it has already been bypassed by a PO.  Going to take it over to the mechanics either today or Monday and see what they can determine since I wasn't…"
Nov 10
John "T" Nordhoff replied to Dawn Michelle's discussion Shakedown Shook Out More Than Bargained For...
" Daniel, You state   " Any RV I had (Dodge or otherwise) when you turned the key before starting you heard the pump kick in. A low whine or vibration for about 4-5 seconds. It was pressurizing the fuel…"
Nov 10

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Mallard
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Western North Carolina
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Full-timed a few years ago, and although we made every mistake in the book, I didn't get it out of my blood. Or maybe I always had it, and the experience didn't deter me.

This time we are doing a few things differently. Purchased a cheaper (older) and smaller (key is MUCH smaller) RV to fix up This time we will have a "home base" we can always retreat to.

In realtime I am a going-on-gray web designer, am back in school studying anthropology and taking art and writing classes. I live with three rescues - a cat, a border collie mix and eccentric, but much adored, boyfriend.
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Excited about this forum as everyone seems very enthusiastic and supportive about these "labors of love".
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Road Report #1

I have to say the first leg of my trip, from Asheville, NC to Denver, CO was stressful and there were several times I was close to turning around and packing it in.  Those that I've caught up with on chat have had the dubious honor of providing emotional support.  In addition to the strangeness of sleeping in new places every night, I was dogged by a mechanical issue that still hasn't been resolved (I'm on my fifth mechanic now and just won't know whether the last fix resolved the issue…

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Posted on November 4, 2017 at 10:42pm — 2 Comments

And, Liftoff!! Well, Tomorrow...

Had one last day of loose ends to tie up, but tomorrow, after all these months of renovations, I'm ready to go. 

Tire pressure good? Check.  Water level in batteries good?  Check?  Fluids good?  Check.  Everything packed, details taken care of, fresh water filled, electronics charged?  Check.  If anything breaks now, it has to be dealt with on the road.

I've been promising interior shots for awhile now.  Remember - being an 84 I felt at liberty to mix it up and…

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Posted on October 17, 2017 at 7:54pm — 5 Comments

On The Home Stretch

I finally came to accept that Juno is never going to be done.  There's always going to be another project. And, that sooner or later I have to get on the road "imperfect".  Don't chuckle so hard, this was difficult for me to come to terms with!

So, sooner is better than later.  Next week a shakedown cruise over to Tennessee and then that weekend, if all goes well, I'll get on the road west.

She's currently at the new mechanic's for a last bit of work.  My…

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Posted on September 28, 2017 at 6:13pm — 14 Comments

Some Good...and, Some Bad

First let me start by sharing that we all survived our first overnight camping trip!  By we I mean my mother, the dog, the cat, and myself.  Juno still has a long list of things to do, but we had water, fully working electric, a working toilet, good bedding, a fridge, and mechanically needed to put her through some paces so when I take her back they can try to track down the oil/transmission fluid leak (I think it's the former from the cardboard spots).…

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Posted on August 19, 2017 at 7:32pm — 2 Comments

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At 1:27pm on June 15, 2017, Ken and Cindy Haney said…
Congrats Dawn.
At 11:05pm on June 14, 2017, Tina said…

I'm here to congratulate on you being "featured".  Can someone tell me what "featured" means?  Is there a page for featured RV'ers or something that I can read?

Congrats!  :)

At 3:31pm on January 11, 2017, Lakota Wolf said…

Dawn ,its best to tarp cover during cold rainy ugly nasty weather,,, roof sealers and such dont bond very well in wet conditions. Thats a project for better weather days.. The plus side,, it gives you the excuse to tinker on the inside,,, you know,, those little things that you want to do, but usually fall on a nice sunshiney day when you don't really want to be inside. This is the time to do those little projects. You sound as if its Christmas morning with a new toy and just cant wait to play,, I admire your enthusiasm.. Have fun and enjoy.. and dont forget, take pictures.

At 8:27pm on October 2, 2016, Robert Daggett said…

thanks for the comment back  i do love my old winnie  almost as much as i do Mount n Dew that's why its called the Mount n do me winnie i will let you decipher what it means my daughter named it that but its her first RV experiences and she is the same age now that i was when my great uncle introduced me to the RV world and been loveing it ever since

At 5:20pm on October 2, 2016, Robert Daggett said…

Dawn my advice don't delay every minuet you delay is 10 minuets of fun and enjoyment you are missing i have a 1976 Winnie and i wanted to buy one in 1976 when this thing was new instead i waited till 2015 to get mine so that is 39 yrs of fun and enjoyment i have missed out on all because i delayed for one thing or another. when you do jump make sure you will get one you can be not only happy in but also proud to own and as for repairs look at it this way your brick and morter home has to have repairs on all the time too so this way your investing in your enjoyment good luck and happy camping

 
 
 

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