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Old 06-21-2017, 11:36 AM   #11
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yeah took out the cabinet of three drawers on the drivers side. We plan to make a shelf or something and put feet on there.

yeah mice for sure.....I just took out the fridge to clean the back...yeesh! some of my water lines exposed too....I'm either draining or modding to be more cold tolerant....Summers almost over! can't wait to ski!
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Old 06-21-2017, 06:01 PM   #12
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I agree that winterizing the water system is important. Even driving in snowy conditions can freeze mine. I also have a flat plate to contend with. The coldest I've slept in the penthouse was when it was 8* outside. O degree bag, and only the privacy curtains down plus reflectix in the van windows. Back in the day SMB didn't do insulation very well. I wish I could do that all over.
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Old 06-30-2017, 08:03 PM   #13
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Rear differential seems to have died. 4:10 gears and Limited slip...Its on a lift at a shop I got towed to from the highway....On Monday they will dig into it and see whats wrong....ABS light could have been activated by the rear diff sensor magnet picking up metal pieces....
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Caught up with a high school buddy and camped a night at Horseneck beach in Westport, MA
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Ouch....van rear axle almost complete....seems to have taken awhile to get parts etc etc....
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Old 07-25-2017, 06:02 PM   #17
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Cha ching!!!

New Ring gear, pinion, limited slip carrier (whole thing new) rear axle bearings, bearing kit

tranny service with filter,
transfer case service,
front diff service,

$2,700 parts ~$700 labor.
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Ouch...........but good.

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Old 07-27-2017, 01:43 AM   #19
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Yikes. I guess I was a bit more lucky when mine went. Glad you got it all sorted out. You should be good for a long time.
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Old 08-05-2017, 09:57 AM   #20
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Need ideas/suggestions....We have two remote key fobs one ford one code alarm

sticker on drivers window says Ford Security system.

To start the van you need to press the "unlock button on the remote. Once the truck starts all the doors are immediately locked.

How can I remove these two features? I want to be able to unlock and start the van with just a key...

Any ideas...Review of extensive paperwork that came with the van show 1 receipt for additional code alarm fob @$39....
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