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Dan Johnson

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  1. Installing a second furnace for the basement

    I know this is old thread but getting heat out of the hot water heater sounds neat. My 35 foot New Horizon has only one furnace and will no way heat if the outside temps were 10 degrees. I am thinking of adding a second furnace but has anyone done the hotwater heater thing Wkrnrvr suggested I was just thinking. If my propane/ electric HW heater will not keep up just put in a 5 or 10 gallon electric HW heater like in prevost?
  2. Installing a second furnace for the basement

    I know this is old thread but getting heat out of the hot water heater sounds neat. My 35 foot New Horizon has only one furnace and will no way heat if the outside temps were 10 degrees. I am thinking of adding a second furnace but has anyone done the hotwater heater thing Wkrnrvr suggested
  3. Reese Fifth Wheel Hitch

    So this is why in a post the phone number has one number spelled out! You learn something new every day.
  4. New tires for 16" rim MH?

    Tell us what the tire size is
  5. i shift trans?

    Mine will shift differently until the water temp gets fairly warm. It only takes a couple miles then things work right.
  6. Howdy all!

    Don't forget to look at truck conversions. Many have small garages for dogs etc. They are like class A DP but are way more easy to service and are suited better to pull large trailers. I sometimes wish I had gone this route but oh well. You can find many for sale on the racin junk web site.
  7. Necessary Tools to Carry

    Not to argue but the wrench listed above at tooltopia resembles a CDI torque wrench. If you go to their operators manual under warnings it states DO NOT use to loosen fasteners or exceed the limit range. Yes old beam torque wrenches have scales both ways. Lets say you torqued the fastener to 500 ft lb so what does it take to break fastener loose after several years. This might exceed the 600 ft lb limit.
  8. Necessary Tools to Carry

    Word of warning is torque wrenches are usually not supposed to be used to loosen, just tighten only
  9. Necessary Tools to Carry

    Nobody mentioned good fluke 325 ac/dc volt and amp meter, wire crimper stripper, wire ends, socket sets, larger channel lock pliers and last a large vise-grip. As a ex snap on man I could go on but you can never have too many tools. Make sure you have socket and the right extension for the lug nuts.
  10. Canada Border Crossing Did Not Go Well

    Quick storye about son-in-laws Dad going to Canada. While stopped at check point he declared his gun ammo etc. Then he remembered about the gun in his suit case. Remember he was still setting never put the car in gear at this time. After saying he remembered the gun they took him straight to jail for two weeks allowing his wife to see him only once per day. After many letters to Canadian officials he was released and told he would never be allowed in Canada again. I would NEVER go to Canada
  11. Best insulated slide-outs

    In regards to excelent refrigerator, I got a 8 cu ft in my new fifth because the manufacturer said they worked great. I wanted a residential but took his word. The results are they are no better cooling than the one I had in my 1998 coach.Now I am looking at a residential.
  12. High altitude driving

    I do not have a switch to turn on the fan so isn't downshifting one gear which speeds up the fan and doesn't pull the motor so hard do the same as locking on the fan? I just notice when pulling hills on hot days temp is rising by the time I am getting to the hill top so my instinct is to down shift.
  13. High altitude driving

    When I had my motorhome with the 5.9 cummins I could go over any pass in Colorado without heating. I would watch the temp gauge and when the temp started to climb I would drop down one gear and no more temp rise. Is this how I should run the Volvo or should I keep lugging it until the temp rises to 210 when the fan clutch kicks in?
  14. Nervous but jumping in

    I don't want to sound rude but I agree with your father. Grow up, buy an appreciating asset, "a house", settle down and raise the family and last but not least live on one paycheck and save the other. Like most of us have done when the family is on its own then throw the money down the pit and go camping full time. You have the world by the tail but you need to save some serious money for retirement and after you have done that life can be way more enjoyable. The world will still be there to see.Good luck in what you do!
  15. Direct Link Brake Controllers

    Directlink just emailed me yesterday saying they now can be used on 2014 thru 2018 volvo trucks. Call them for info.
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