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Forum: Projects, Modifications and Known Issues 08-27-2021, 06:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 489
Posted By dhally
Based on advice from this forum, we keep all...

Based on advice from this forum, we keep all windows closed on dusty roads, and the AC fan on. This seems to pressurize the cabin and help keep dust out. When we drove with Windows open, the back...
Forum: Projects, Modifications and Known Issues 08-25-2021, 09:48 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,957
Posted By dhally
Good point. I'll check the tank and start...

Good point. I'll check the tank and start bleeding the hose better.
Forum: Projects, Modifications and Known Issues 08-22-2021, 09:37 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,957
Posted By dhally
Reviving an old thread here. We have a tiny 5 lb...

Reviving an old thread here. We have a tiny 5 lb propane tank for outdoor cooking, and carry it in our Aluminess box. It seems there is always a faint but noticeable propane odor when I open the box....
Forum: Projects, Modifications and Known Issues 08-16-2021, 12:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 374
Posted By dhally
My van without the rear sway bar corners ok. I...

My van without the rear sway bar corners ok. I use a 2 stage cornering approach: initial understeer until the van rolls out, then more neutral steering around the corner. Transitions and bumpy roads...
Forum: Homemade SMB - Ground Up Builds 08-10-2021, 05:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 568
Posted By dhally
My bed felt like it had a hump in the middle. I...

My bed felt like it had a hump in the middle. I blocked and jacked the van in the driveway to get the floor level, then shimmed the bed to flatten it out.

I do think the floor can flex, so get it...
Forum: Engines and Drivetrain 07-08-2021, 04:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 921
Posted By dhally
We picked up our "broken" van at the Ford dealer...

We picked up our "broken" van at the Ford dealer in Prineville yesterday. They could NOT find a problem. They did diagnostics and tested the fuel delivery system, also let it get hot and went up a...
Forum: Engines and Drivetrain 06-30-2021, 10:43 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 921
Posted By dhally
The Subaru has both ambient temperature and...

The Subaru has both ambient temperature and engine oil temperature displays available. The Ford van not so much. The van has been getting good fuel mileage so I assume the AFR is within spec. The...
Forum: Engines and Drivetrain 06-30-2021, 10:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 921
Posted By dhally
Lol. I just have the OEM multi function display....

Lol. I just have the OEM multi function display. A bit of internet humor...

My Subaru has an oil temperture display. Which I did watch on my way home hauling the trailer and all the stuff out of...
Forum: Engines and Drivetrain 06-30-2021, 06:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 921
Posted By dhally
Are you saying the oem display should have it? Or...

Are you saying the oem display should have it? Or that I should add it?
Forum: Engines and Drivetrain 06-30-2021, 02:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 921
Posted By dhally
I don't think my HUD has that parameter. It...

I don't think my HUD has that parameter. It didn't feel like the ECU cutting power. I didn't get a check engine light but maybe the dealer can see what happened.
Forum: Engines and Drivetrain 06-30-2021, 10:24 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 921
Posted By dhally
5.4 Liter engine lost power hot weather

So Silvan is at the Ford dealer in Prineville waiting for diagnosis. But I think this forum can diagnose it better!

Van has 50000 miles. I was towing about 1000 pounds and it was HOT, maybe 110F....
Forum: General Sportsmobile 06-23-2021, 12:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 418
Posted By dhally
Maybe put a solid gasket under the vents?

Maybe put a solid gasket under the vents?
Forum: Electrical and Electronics 06-23-2021, 12:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 880
Posted By dhally
Propex furnaces are usually installed inside a...

Propex furnaces are usually installed inside a cabinet. There are gas and electric components in it. This can't be a avoided. The propane tank, regulator, piping, and most connections CAN easily be...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics 06-21-2021, 10:53 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 880
Posted By dhally
My advice is to follow RVIA, NFPA standards and...

My advice is to follow RVIA, NFPA standards and appliance mfgs intructions, exactly.
Forum: Meetups and Trip Reports 06-15-2021, 01:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 515
Posted By dhally
There is dispersed camping around Steens Mt....

There is dispersed camping around Steens Mt. There is also private land so a good map/gps is nice. The campgrounds have fences to keep the cattle out though. The south half of the Loop road is really...
Forum: Van Body 06-08-2021, 10:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 560
Posted By dhally
Make sure and study the instructions for vent...

Make sure and study the instructions for vent placement!! The top of the upper vent needs to be ABOVE the top of the frig. The builder of our van installed the vent level with the top of frig, and I...
Forum: General Sportsmobile 06-04-2021, 01:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 504
Posted By dhally
Help for Making RV Decisions!!!

Here is somebody offering help on all things RV! (no relationship just found it interesting)

https://virtualrvcoaching.com/
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Forum: Show & Tell 06-04-2021, 11:58 AM
Replies: 820
Views: 206,636
Posted By dhally
Ms. dhally does the cooking (and most of the...

Ms. dhally does the cooking (and most of the foraging) We had some of the 'shrooms on home made sourdough pizza. The rest went in the dehydrator for winter enjoyment.
Forum: Show & Tell 06-03-2021, 03:35 PM
Replies: 820
Views: 206,636
Posted By dhally
We were looking for mushrooms in a burn and...

We were looking for mushrooms in a burn and decided to camp at the road turnout. (yes we removed the fire ring after...)

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Forum: Meetups and Trip Reports 06-03-2021, 03:13 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,136
Posted By dhally
Spring is the best time to adventure! (After the...

Spring is the best time to adventure! (After the snow melts).
Forum: Electrical and Electronics 05-22-2021, 10:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 283
Posted By dhally
Just disconnect the hoyse battery ground wire.

Just disconnect the hoyse battery ground wire.
Forum: Forum Support | Suggestions, Account Concerns and News 04-15-2021, 09:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 595
Posted By dhally
Cleanup on Aisle 8!

I appreciate the work of our Moderators. It looks like they will be busy.
Forum: Campfire 04-14-2021, 08:56 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,396
Posted By dhally
We're not too worried about getting stranded in...

We're not too worried about getting stranded in the van, since we carry lots of food and water, and we stay mostly on graded roads. OTOH I have been places on my motorcycle where a breakdown or tip...
Forum: Campfire 04-01-2021, 02:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 860
Posted By dhally
VW Van has new campfire option

I would buy this, in a heartbeat!!!

https://www.reddit.com/r/VanLife/comments/mhq7rr/volkswagen_drops_new_feature_for_their_camper_vans/?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3
Forum: Forum Support | Suggestions, Account Concerns and News 04-01-2021, 01:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,507
Posted By dhally
<blockquote class="reddit-card"...

<blockquote class="reddit-card" data-card-created="1617306773"><a href="https://www.reddit.com/r/VanLife/comments/mhq7rr/volkswagen_drops_new_feature_for_their_camper_vans/">Volkswagen drops new...
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