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Forum: Engines and Drivetrain Yesterday, 12:34 PM
Replies: 4
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Posted By larrie
Coolant reuse

A month or so ago I drained the coolant and replaced the hose assembly on the 5.4 in the van. Put all new coolant in the system. The coolant that came out of the radiator is sitting in a couple of...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics 10-14-2018, 12:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 136
Posted By larrie
Thanks for the link and the post. Sounds and...

Thanks for the link and the post. Sounds and looks much simpler than I thought it would be.
Forum: General Sportsmobile 10-13-2018, 01:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 10,627
Posted By larrie
Can you do a write up on cleaning the evaporator?

Can you do a write up on cleaning the evaporator?
Forum: General Sportsmobile 10-13-2018, 01:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 564
Posted By larrie
Many years ago I had a wood stove in my 59 VW...

Many years ago I had a wood stove in my 59 VW transporter. It was mounted to the barn door so that it was out of the way when the door was open. The flue went out the same door. It kept the vain nice...
Forum: Member Classifieds 10-12-2018, 09:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 177
Posted By larrie
I have one that with lots of tread left. It was...

I have one that with lots of tread left. It was my original spare tire. You can have it in trade for one of yours.
Forum: General Sportsmobile 10-12-2018, 09:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 564
Posted By larrie
We use a 1500 watt electric heater when shore...

We use a 1500 watt electric heater when shore power is available.
Forum: General Sportsmobile 10-12-2018, 03:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 124
Posted By larrie
Also check the fill and fill vent lines. Mine...

Also check the fill and fill vent lines. Mine started leaking and I thought it was the tank. After dropping the tank we found the original, 2002, filler line had started leaking.
Forum: General Sportsmobile 10-12-2018, 11:00 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 10,627
Posted By larrie
Had the same issue come up on the way back from...

Had the same issue come up on the way back from Mexico this summer. The van sure get hot without AC.

I pulled the plug out of the fire wall in the passenger foot well. Then after some thought cut...
Forum: Projects, Modifications and Known Issues 10-12-2018, 10:33 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,535
Posted By larrie
Saw this setup a couple of weeks ago. Looked...

Saw this setup a couple of weeks ago. Looked pretty stable.
http://www.sportsmobileforum.com/forums/members/3457-albums1066-picture38874.jpg
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Forum: General Sportsmobile 10-12-2018, 10:27 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 973
Posted By larrie
Finely got photos taken. Here is the...

Finely got photos taken.

Here is the Aluminess spare tire carrier and the stock bumper. You can see that the tire iron will no longer fit into the hole to lower the spare tire....
Forum: Welcome Mat 10-10-2018, 03:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 86
Posted By larrie
Welcome. There is lots of good information here....

Welcome. There is lots of good information here. Be sure to ask questions.
Forum: Vendor Specials 10-09-2018, 07:29 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 133
Posted By larrie
Super Bright LED Halloween sale

Super Bright LED (https://www.superbrightleds.com/) is offering 15% off all their products with the code GHOST18. The sale ends Thursday October 18th at 11:59 CDT.

I went to their site to look at...
Forum: Campfire 10-09-2018, 05:28 PM
Replies: 860
Views: 122,590
Posted By larrie
Was on Oregon 205 south of French Glenn headed to...

Was on Oregon 205 south of French Glenn headed to meet some friends in Fields on October 4th. Saw a nice looking Sportsmobile headed north about 10:30 am.
Forum: Homemade SMB - Ground Up Builds 09-29-2018, 05:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 896
Posted By larrie
Average coolant temp is around 190 degrees once...

Average coolant temp is around 190 degrees once the engine is warmed up. Typical radiant floors use a water temp of between 120 and 135F. You would need to add a mixing valve and a few other goodies...
Forum: Welcome Mat 09-29-2018, 05:27 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,041
Posted By larrie
Are you planning on outfitting the interior...

Are you planning on outfitting the interior yourself or having a company like Sportsmobile do it? Either van will do what you want. The V10 has lots of miles left in it. I would take the 2010 and and...
Forum: Homemade SMB - Ground Up Builds 09-28-2018, 05:24 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,687
Posted By larrie
JWA, will definitely try tighten the nuts first...

JWA, will definitely try tighten the nuts first before pulling the window.

AT, I know what a mess Gorilla Tape can leave. I usually use acitone, rubber gloves, respirator and putty knife to...
Forum: Homemade SMB - Ground Up Builds 09-27-2018, 05:10 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,687
Posted By larrie
Itís my turn. We had a heavy rain a couple of...

Itís my turn. We had a heavy rain a couple of weeks ago. The water leaked into the van and into one of the plastic storage tubs in the closet. Definitely not something I want to deal with in a...
Forum: Campfire 09-25-2018, 05:55 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,279
Posted By larrie
Excellent point. We would be in bad shape if our...

Excellent point. We would be in bad shape if our van caought fire. Right now very little of the things we would need to survive is easily accessible from outside the van. Am planning on reorganizing...
Forum: Member Classifieds 09-23-2018, 06:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 370
Posted By larrie
It would help to know wher you are. They are...

It would help to know wher you are. They are expensive to ship.
Forum: Welcome Mat 09-21-2018, 05:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 155
Posted By larrie
Welcome to the forum. Good looking van. For...

Welcome to the forum. Good looking van.

For starters read through some of the build threads to get some interior layout ideas. Also visit the Sportsmobile website and look at their canned...
Forum: Campfire 09-21-2018, 05:52 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,279
Posted By larrie
He seems to have pulled a of stuff out of the...

He seems to have pulled a of stuff out of the rig. Makes me want to rethink how I pack my van. Right now it would be hard to pull much stuff out of it once the interior is burning. To much stuff in...
Forum: Meetups and Trip Reports 09-21-2018, 10:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 384
Posted By larrie
No I have not.

No I have not.
Forum: Meetups and Trip Reports 09-20-2018, 09:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 384
Posted By larrie
Descend on Bend September 27-30, 2018

Is anyone going to the Descend on Bend (https://www.descendonbend.com/)event? I may try to make it.
Forum: Homemade SMB - Ground Up Builds 09-16-2018, 09:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 289
Posted By larrie
The Coleman 13,500 btu units weigh about 90...

The Coleman 13,500 btu units weigh about 90 pounds.
Forum: Electrical and Electronics 09-15-2018, 09:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 496
Posted By larrie
We have the Delorme now Garmin inReach. It was...

We have the Delorme now Garmin inReach. It was great for sending text messages to the spouses and significant others on three week Arizona and Mexico trip. The S and Sís really appreciated following...
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