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Forum: General Sportsmobile 06-30-2022, 12:57 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,713
Posted By Orv
I'll add I had one place refuse to fill my tank...

I'll add I had one place refuse to fill my tank because they said it needed to be inspected, but I went to a different one and they filled it no questions asked. It seems like there's some...
Forum: Member Classifieds 06-17-2022, 12:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,022
Posted By Orv
I don't like seeing BBQ bottles inside the van....

I don't like seeing BBQ bottles inside the van. If the tank pressure gets too high -- for example, if it's overfilled and gets hot -- the safety valve can release propane directly into the van....
Forum: Forum Support | Suggestions, Account Concerns and News 06-16-2022, 03:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,259
Posted By Orv
A rain-on-snow event can be really bad because...

A rain-on-snow event can be really bad because not only does it trigger rapid melting, usually the ground is still frozen so none of it can soak in. When I was in college we had a similar event on a...
Forum: Welcome Mat 06-13-2022, 01:38 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,971
Posted By Orv
IMHO those temps don't look that bad. If you have...

IMHO those temps don't look that bad. If you have the stock thermostat I don't think it's even fully open until around 220F.
Forum: Van Body 06-13-2022, 01:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 827
Posted By Orv
On a more serious note, though, there's no harm...

On a more serious note, though, there's no harm in figuring out what you've got before you decide. A lot depends on how deep it was flooded and how long it sat. I'd probably pull the valve covers and...
Forum: Van Body 06-13-2022, 12:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 827
Posted By Orv
Jack up the top, and slide another van under it....

Jack up the top, and slide another van under it. ;)
Forum: Show & Tell 06-13-2022, 12:53 PM
Replies: 872
Views: 250,864
Posted By Orv
It shouldn't have provoked your van. ;)

It shouldn't have provoked your van. ;)
Forum: Forum Support | Suggestions, Account Concerns and News 06-06-2022, 07:15 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,554
Posted By Orv
If you get a portable A/C, try to find one with a...

If you get a portable A/C, try to find one with a two-hose setup -- a separate air intake and exhaust for the condenser. Single-hose portables take air to cool the condenser from inside the van and...
Forum: Projects, Modifications and Known Issues 05-25-2022, 03:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,376
Posted By Orv
Makes sense. In Western Washington even a slow...

Makes sense. In Western Washington even a slow leak will cause it to get wet and stay wet for weeks to months, since the water never really gets a chance to evaporate.
Forum: Projects, Modifications and Known Issues 05-24-2022, 07:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,376
Posted By Orv
Same, and mine's 32 years old. I attribute that...

Same, and mine's 32 years old. I attribute that partly to the van having spent a lot of its life west of the Rockies where it doesn't rain a lot.

I would definitely figure out why water is being...
Forum: Online, Craigslist, eBay and Local Ads 05-17-2022, 11:52 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 392
Posted By Orv
Very nice, but does seem like a lot of weight for...

Very nice, but does seem like a lot of weight for an E-150 to be carrying around.
Forum: 4x4 05-17-2022, 11:49 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,055
Posted By Orv
https://images.dailykos.com/images/649774/large/Ki...

https://images.dailykos.com/images/649774/large/Kiddie_pool_fenders_truck.jpg?1551550850

;)
Forum: Engines and Drivetrain 05-13-2022, 04:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 449
Posted By Orv
They can be noisy, depending on the type of...

They can be noisy, depending on the type of gearing used. Early VW Buses used portal axles for the additional gear reduction needed to move a cargo van with a Beetle engine, and the way the...
Forum: General Sportsmobile 05-09-2022, 06:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,440
Posted By Orv
I know mine has a leak because it works if I add...

I know mine has a leak because it works if I add refrigerant. Just can't find a shop that will touch it.
Forum: General Sportsmobile 05-09-2022, 06:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,440
Posted By Orv
Having the same problem with mine, places locally...

Having the same problem with mine, places locally just want the "quick fix" where they can dump a can of refrigerant and some stop-leak into a stock system. They don't want to mess with anything...
Forum: Campfire 05-05-2022, 01:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,592
Posted By Orv
I've used the Radiate portable campfire tins in...

I've used the Radiate portable campfire tins in places where I didn't want the mess of a wood fire. They're on the expensive side but they pack compactly, burn nicely, and don't throw embers or leave...
Forum: General Sportsmobile 05-02-2022, 07:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,816
Posted By Orv
I think the idea is that most thieves will use a...

I think the idea is that most thieves will use a sawzall, and it's very hard to cut a cable with a sawzall. Any angle grinder with a big enough wheel to cut all the way through the exhaust piping is...
Forum: Welcome Mat 05-02-2022, 01:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,398
Posted By Orv
Welcome, from a fellow Central Coast-er! Here's a...

Welcome, from a fellow Central Coast-er! Here's a pic of my van at Figueroa Campground.
Forum: General Sportsmobile 04-26-2022, 12:16 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,013
Posted By Orv
All of this stuff can vary based on details and...

All of this stuff can vary based on details and what state you're in. GEICO would not insure my van because it had a "commercial VIN." (It started life as a cargo van, although it's never actually...
Forum: Campfire 04-26-2022, 12:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,592
Posted By Orv
People can be pretty oblivious. I was behind a...

People can be pretty oblivious. I was behind a trailer that caught fire going through the Mojave. Flames were coming out of a vent on the driver's side but it still took a while to chase the guy down...
Forum: Van Body 04-26-2022, 12:03 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,159
Posted By Orv
Cracks propagate because stresses concentrate at...

Cracks propagate because stresses concentrate at the sharp tip of the crack. The idea of stop-drilling is when the crack reaches the hole, you have a nice round surface to spread out the stress. It's...
Forum: Sportsmobile Builds and Factory Modifications 02-22-2022, 07:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 796
Posted By Orv
The converter's large enough but I haven't...

The converter's large enough but I haven't examined all the wiring, so it's possible there's a voltage drop. The difference is not dramatic but it's there; it will hold the same temperature either...
Forum: Engines and Drivetrain 02-22-2022, 06:59 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,788
Posted By Orv
When I lived in Michigan back in the 2000s you...

When I lived in Michigan back in the 2000s you could get B20 (20% biodiesel blend) at a fair number of gas stations. In Washington that was less common but there were biodiesel co-ops that sold it,...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics 02-22-2022, 06:51 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 27,573
Posted By Orv
Mine came with clips but I cut them off and wired...

Mine came with clips but I cut them off and wired on a plug. I installed a matching socket on the van; since my panels have a built in charge controller this socket goes direct to the house battery....
Forum: Engines and Drivetrain 02-22-2022, 06:34 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,788
Posted By Orv
In general the biodiesel blends have better...

In general the biodiesel blends have better lubricity than modern low sulfur diesel, which is good for mechanical diesel injection pumps. I remember when biodiesel was new seeing an engine...
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