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    North Ranch Congress Az
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    Travel ,History of the U.S., old machinery

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  1. Past time to leave Montana

    Finally in warm Vegas weather. Pulled into Clark county shooting preserve late today. Hang out here till Saturday morning then on to Congress Arizona. Truck did need fuel filters in Missoula Montana. It has run great since then. Did drive on some 1" of ice on I-90 but stoped asap and rested for 3 hous. Then south to Idahoe and to Vegas . Resting ,. Vern
  2. Generator front cover on motorhome

    Dig the wood out and clean it extremely good. Sand the old glass where the wood was and then fill it with glass and resin Vern
  3. HDT Members On The Road, Including Their Current Locations

    After driving on some ice on I -90 just west of Butt Montana on Tuesday , we are at Nephi Utaw. On I-15 at Mike marker 222. 337 or so miles from Clark county shooting preserve in Las Vegas. Hopefully be there tomorrow night. Vern
  4. Past time to leave Montana

    Ok I messed up pushing wrong buttons ok now we made it to Missoula Montana. Truck wanted new fue, filters, so changed them. Now it is windy cold and snow flakes outside. Will see what tomorrow brings Vern
  5. Past time to leave Montana

    Yesterday I plowed a 3" drift from in front of the fifth wheel. Woke today and someone blew it back in again. so I plowed it again. Then plowed out the jeep, moved it forwards. Now if the truck will start tomorrow it will be moved out so I can load the jeep. That is if the ice melts of the ramps. temps tonight at about 8 degrees. When we get to our site in Montana I bury the water and sewer macerator lines. It was windy along with the snow. Yep 100' of frozen water and sewer lines this am. Pulled them out today. Sota had to pour water on a few spots to thaw the ground. So the water lines are in a heated shed. Will have water for the tank tomorrow and pump sewer also. Luckily the macerator pump did not break. Put heat tape an insulation over them with a heat tape. Now the Auquahot heating system is working really good. Did not want to try it out like this, but ----- happens. The wife is doing really good for her shoulder surgery. Now we have been practicing her climbing a ladder so as to get into the truck. No left arm to use for at least 3 months. But she really wants to get out of the white stuff. Just got back from buying tire chains. Safe Travels,.
  6. Past time to leave Montana

    Yesterday I plowed a 3" drift from in front of the fifth wheel. Woke today and someone blew it back in again. so I plowed it again. Then plowed out the jeep, moved it forwards. Now if the truck will start tomorrow it will be moved out so I can load the jeep. That is if the ice melts of the ramps. temps tonight at about 8 degrees. When we get to our site in Montana I bury the water and sewer macerator lines. It was windy along with the snow. Yep 100' of frozen water and sewer lines this am. Pulled them out today. Sota had to pour water on a few spots to thaw the ground. So the water lines are in a heated shed. Will have water for the tank tomorrow and pump sewer also. Luckily the macerator pump did not break. Put heat tape an insulation over them with a heat tape. Now the Auquahot heating system is working really good. Did not want to try it out like this, but ----- happens. The wife is doing really good for her shoulder surgery. Now we have been practicing her climbing a ladder so as to get into the truck. No left arm to use for at least 3 months. But she really wants to get out of the white stuff. Just got back from buying tire chains. Safe Travels,. Vern
  7. Installing a Auquahot in a fifth wheel

    Just to keep everyone up to how this system is functioning has had a delay. My wife hurt her arm while packing to travel south and had to have rotator cuff surgery. She is doing really good, just can not do much for packing stuff for travel with one arm in a sling. So there has been some really good results from how the system is working. Much more even heating as the livingroom and kitchen floors are about 68 to 70 degrees with the floor heat on. With the floor heat on in the living ,kitchen areas the room stays nice until about 25 degrees outside. Then the room heat is turned on. For now the room heat is the original gas furnace heat and it has three vents into the living ,kitchen area. So this winter while in Arizona I will install several room heat exchanger vents into the living room. The bedroom heat works really good and even. We have had temps as low as 8 degrees here in Montana. So this system has made the RV much more comfortable than with just the original two gas furnaces. There is more to do to get the system refined, but it really is much better than the gas heating system. The four heat exchangers I made work really good for the system. The heat exchanger for the kitchen is noisy as I used a Suburban furnace motor for power. I have install a speed controller on that motor but have not tried to slow it down yet. There has been too much stuff happening in the last three weeks so we were in survival mode with the wife's situation and several snow days, with drifting conditions. Will get back with more info in about two weeks. Be Safe,. Vern
  8. Past time to leave Montana

    This post that I just posted did not post when I thought it would. So yesterday we really did try try to get going. But finally decided to go Monday morning. The DW is doing much better with the left arm compared to when her right arm had rotator cuff surgery. Basically no pain meds now. But she is bored and frustrated that she can only do so much. Then I help her , and packing was frustrating for her as she had to waite for me to come in from my outside packing to help. So yesterday I moved the truck into position to hook up this am. Only less than a foot to go backwards and latch the hitch tight. Hooked the lights up and tested them. All work properly. Hooked the charge line from RV to the truck batteries and it is working. Just need to pull in two slides yet and th electric line. Hookup and pull jacks up. Yesterday the truck moved on the ice and snow without slipping at all. The ground is still frozen so I think we can get out without chains. But I have them just in case. Today's forecast at sunup is freezing fog. Maybe black ice. So the plan is to get out of our spot and about 1 mike to a pulloff so we can see what the roads are like. So need to Waite for warmer temps to drive. Then to get into travel mode and get south of Salt Lake City as fast as possible. Safe Travels,. Vern
  9. Past time to leave Montana

    I been out digging out of snow and ice. Got back to the electric cord that I poured RV antifreeze on. Cord came out with just a little help Yesterday it was stuck. There maybe some stuff I will find in the spring. The sun even made an appearance. Safe Travels,. Vern
  10. 3 Months in the truck????

    You can it with some simple planing. I have stayed in our truck for weeks at a time for work. When I had jobs out of state. The DW wife was still working so she had to stay in the fifthwheel. Now the truck has everything to camp in. Like a small grill, potapoty, sleeping bags and fishing gear. It also has electric heat, generator, sink, refrigerator and misc. stuff. So yes it can be done with a good attitude. Safe Travels,. Vern
  11. should one think about what motor is in the truck. I think either Cummins or Detoit as for parts and finding someone to fix it if you can't. Now a Cat motor mite be questionable. That is just my thoughts. In Kalispell Montana Volvo's don't fit in with the local repair shops. But other makes are what most run for what ever business they are in. Lots of parts, reasonably priced and knowledgeable folks to repair them. I have noticed around the country that over the road trucking has a lot of Volvo 's. But construction, logging, cattle hauling and local stuff is is mostly non Volvo. Just something to think about,. Vern Maybe a trip to Iowa 80 truck stop of some looking. Just had to say that
  12. Past time to leave Montana

    I been out digging out of snow and ice. Got back to the electric cord that I poured RV antifreeze on. Cord came out with just a little help Yesterday it was stuck. There maybe some stuff I will find in the spring. The sun even made an appearance. Safe Travels,. Vern
  13. Electric door locks not functioning

    Will look into the working parts once we settle in a the North Ranch for the winter. Thanks for help,. Vern
  14. I will be number 1 fan of having truck like that. Years ago I notice a truck like that sitting in a driveway in South Carolina. So I went back and talked to the owner. It was origanally a show truck. It still was in exceptional shape. He was polishing when I stopped. With 2.6 million miles. I have also see some nice stuff at the 75 Chrome shop in Wildwood Florida. Go for it,. Vern
  15. Electric door locks not functioning

    I have been outside doing things to get out of Montana. Shoveling snow and ice off the edge of the road where the truck will hopefully enter paved street. Hey dummy try the door. It works as before. We had several days below 10 degrees at night. So I guess it just wanted me think about the doors. Push snow and ice off the slides. Thanks, for the help,. Vern
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