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  1. Chuck

    Davco filter

    I added fuel to the Davco this morning. Completed about 250 miles. No change in level.
  2. Chuck

    What a hoot!!

    On our maiden voyage from Nor Cal to El Paso in the 2003 vnl 610. Unfortunately, still pulling my 29 ft Maxlite TT. Been out 3 nights. Got the Harley on a Rampage lift on the bed. The comments are great. "Got enough truck?", "is that trailer heavy?" , "Overkill?", " I been thinking about doing that!". To "that is a beautiful truck." Lol. We still have 3 months to go!!
  3. Chuck

    Davco filter

    Thanks all. I do have the manual. But, when panic mode sets in, the best place to go is here. I am in Benson AZ and it will be Sunday. Not much here anyway. Lol
  4. Chuck

    Davco filter

    I don't know. I check it every day and this evening was the first time I noticed the issue. I think tomorrow I will get a gas can to carry some diesel and fill it part way and continue to check. I will be in El Paso tomorrow afternoon and look further into it while I am there for a couple of weeks. Service was done at Speedco.
  5. Chuck

    Davco filter

    On maiden voyage in the610. About 800 miles. Had the fuel filters changed prior to trip. Level in the glass had been hanging about an inch or so above rim. Now can't see level. What is going on?
  6. Chuck

    Fuel-water seperator, how often do you change it?

    Yes, the glass bulb. I guess watching the fuel rise gradually to the top is an indication of restriction. On you tube, they recommended doing a slight drain everyday!! I guess this would be more for commercial use.
  7. Chuck

    Fuel-water seperator, how often do you change it?

    I am new to this, but a you tube vid detailed that the separator filter should be changed when the fuel approaches the top of the separator. Based on some service records that came with the truck, the filters had not been changed in 4 years. I also noticed some black crap when I drained some fuel from the separator. It does not appear my Volvo (d12) had had an oil change in 4 years as well. I needed a fresh starting point, so I went for a complete service at Speedco, plus oil analysis. Waiting on results.
  8. Chuck

    Volvo emissions issues?

    Guess I may be glad I have a 2003 vnl https://www.overdriveonline.com/volvo-emissions-systems-running-into-degradation-issues-company-investigating-scope/
  9. Chuck

    Deer/Moose Guards

    I have started looking for deer/moose guards for my 2003 VNL. The on line sites I have reviewed seem to list guards for 2004 and up. I can’t imagine the placement of the front receivers changing. Does this have to do with a change in headlights? Are the newer guards constructed where they may cross or interfere with the headlights on my older VNL?
  10. Chuck

    Diesel is $2.77 at Walmart in Hutchinson

    $4.15 at Loves in Ripon Cal. I think I added just enough to get me into AZ, when I head out in a couple of weeks. One of many reasons not to live hear. Volvo and trailer titled in South Dakota. So, at least for a few months, I can pretend I don’t live here.lol
  11. Chuck

    Vnl 610 cab shocks

    Much improved ride. The cab shocks have been replaced. The shop also found a bad leveling valve and changed the control rod. Also added the Donvel valves on the air bags. I live in the mountains of the Sierras and it felt a little out of control on mountain roads at times.
  12. Chuck

    HDT/hitch for tow behind travel trailer

    Thank you all for the input. Definitely will be making a change before the next outting. Trending toward the Gen Y. Probably the 1224.
  13. What is the straight scoop on the need for a special hitch for towing a TT with HDT. I have been towing my TT with a 2000 F350. Its suspension is pretty stiff. I have towed my TT for a few miles with my HDT. The TT actually appears to tow better with the HDT based in my view through the back up camera. No issues with stuff inside moving any more than previously. It is a light weight with a dry weight of about 5600#. As our move to a fifth wheel and full time, will likely not happen soon, due to our home not selling, is there real need for a hitch with a spring mechanism?
  14. Chuck

    Will there be a day?

    I think they are stupid and crazy. If they have the time to go after cow farts and straws, there could be a time when our old diesels will not be welcome. You mention tourism. The threat of lost tourism has not stopped the crazies in SF. Soon as the house sells, see ya.