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Old 02-10-2021, 11:02 AM   #3111
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1000 miles into my fall vacation, I'm at the Ford service dept.in Cortez, CO due to a major diesel fuel leak splattering everywhere. I sure hope they have parts here. I waited two days in their lot for them to open today. Uhhggg.
That happened to us a few years ago just as we were crossing the border into Mexico. We had to go through the truck scanner on the way across, and I noticed a major leak coming from under the hood. We drove around TJ looking for a shop and wound up in a really nice area off the main road. Eventually found a shop and asked if they could get us back on the road. Turned out one of the fuel lines had been rubbing and eventually rubbed through. No parts in Tijuana, but they said they could pull it, braze over the hole and get us back up and running.
Four and a half hours later they had it back together. I figured if I got out of there for under $350 I'd be happy. I asked him how much and he hummed and hawed, scratched his chin and said $50.

Put us a half day behind, but with five days ahead of us it was time and money very well spent

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Old 02-10-2021, 10:32 PM   #3112
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RL too funny! Yes it really does depend...but I guess you are bored with the most PERFECT weather in the USA eh?!? AND, I bet the snow youre going to is filled with mountains and beautiful scenery...our scenery is just frozen/harvested/empty corn and bean fields letting the Arctic blast breeze right on through!Today, 7 degrees, -35 degree windchill...18 inches of snow last two weeks...it'll get warm by May, lolol

Yeah. We’re spoiled here and we are going to the mountains. We recently went to Yellowstone and that -5 was a new kind of cold for us!

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Old 02-13-2021, 10:14 AM   #3113
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Yeah. We’re spoiled here and we are going to the mountains. We recently went to Yellowstone and that -5 was a new kind of cold for us!
Wow---I'd say that's a new kinda cold especially if SoCal is you home base!

Coldest I recall here in Ohio was in a suburb of Columbus, hit a -22 one winter. Now "cold" is in the middle 20's but we've hit another cold wave so middle 20's is "warm" now.
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Old 02-15-2021, 08:28 PM   #3114
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Finished the rear mud flaps...

And this is how we mounted the awming rafters and crank handles...

It's some 3-inch ABC pipe with a cap in one end and a plug in the other. Mounted with canton racing products accusump mounts - https://www.cantonracingproducts.com...l-accumulator/

We don't use the access door becuz we don't have propane anymore and we moved the shore power (smartplug) to the rear bumper.

We remounted the thule rack over the cab in case we need to carry something...like these https://www.sportsmobileforum.com/fo...ack-27836.html

And we got a deal on some 37-inch yokohama geolandar x-at's - once we get some 20-inch wheels, the new tires are going on!
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Old 02-22-2021, 08:25 PM   #3115
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I finally got around to putting in a mount for the Lagun table at the front passenger seat. The design was copied from Rick's (rsamco) post here:


But instead of having a machine shop bend 1/4" sheet aluminum, I used 4"x4"x1/4" extruded aluminum angle, and cut the mount out of that.

As a bonus, the aluminum angle has a thick corner that gives extra rigidity to the mount.

I used roughly the same dimensions Rick posted, but had to relieve the lower corner to clear the wall of the van.

The hardest part was making sure everything was plumb when I bolted it up.


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Old 02-22-2021, 08:29 PM   #3116
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I like it! Reminds me, I've been meaning to concoct a similar solution for my E-series.

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