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Re: Toter-home build.
« Reply #100 on: May 06, 2018, 09:32:16 AM »
The important question is,  did they charge you to tell you the choke was on or did they let you save face and not tell you that was the issue?


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He just said it runs fine for us. Come get it. Didn't charge anything.  He said when I get the wiring done and plug in the camper to run it under a load bring it back in and they will make sure its running at the proper rpm.
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Re: Toter-home build.
« Reply #101 on: May 12, 2018, 07:51:00 AM »
I just got the quote to fix my air conditioner. its going to be in the $4,000 area. I need everything from the condenser to the evaporator coils. except the compressor. I told him if we are changing everything else just as well do that too. It did squeak a little it. I looked at him and said Well I guess I should have bought a Volvo. He sad No they are ALL junk. (Meaning all trucks are junk no matter the brand). I'm going to have more in this truck than I expected but in the long run I feel its still worth it. Starting to get a little discouraged but that's the way it goes I guess. 
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Re: Toter-home build.
« Reply #102 on: June 06, 2018, 06:57:01 AM »
I haven't had the truck at home for a while. I took it to get the generator fixed. Then the A/C in the truck. After that I got it to the electrician to wire up the generator. Back to the truck shop because A/C quit again. Then back to the small engine guy because the generator still ran like crap. This time he changed points and condesor. I think he got it this time. It sounds pretty good.
We are leaving on our first trip in one week. Essentially everything is ready to roll but I have a bunch of odds and ends to do. Mainly cosmetic. Like paint the camper frame.

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Re: Toter-home build.
« Reply #103 on: June 06, 2018, 08:56:24 AM »
Wishing you and your family a great trip and hope all your work pays off for a trouble free adventure!
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« Reply #104 on: June 06, 2018, 10:42:07 PM »
Have a safe trip. Update is along the way.


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« Reply #105 on: June 11, 2018, 06:21:51 AM »
I think I have everything ready to go for now. Today is generator test day.  I am going to fire it up and crank down the A/c I the camper and let it run all day. I should have done it sooner. I want to have the guys around so there is more than one set of eyes on it. Just in case something goes wrong.

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Re: Toter-home build.
« Reply #106 on: June 11, 2018, 08:47:44 AM »
sounds reasonable
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« Reply #107 on: June 11, 2018, 06:37:20 PM »
I was not optimistic but everything performed as it should. Nice and quiet. A couple more odds and ends and we are ready to go.

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« Reply #108 on: June 11, 2018, 06:38:22 PM »
Great news!  :likebutton:
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« Reply #109 on: June 11, 2018, 08:27:56 PM »
Enjoy your trip Jon. Sounds like you got her squared away just in time.

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Re: Toter-home build.
« Reply #110 on: June 14, 2018, 07:17:31 PM »
Just pulled into little farm RV resort in South eastern Indiana.

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Re: Toter-home build.
« Reply #111 on: June 14, 2018, 07:41:51 PM »
Bet you got lots of attention!

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Re: Toter-home build.
« Reply #112 on: July 06, 2018, 07:16:37 AM »
Got home last night. Averaged 9 mpg. I have to make some changes but over all really happy with the truck. This is the way to go. I will never pull that 5th wheel with my pickup again. Unless we are just going to a local campground. Never once had to worry if I was going to be able to get stopped. Never slowed down on a hill.
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« Reply #113 on: July 06, 2018, 08:14:47 AM »
Glad you made it home safe and enjoyed the trip!  :likebutton:
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« Reply #114 on: July 06, 2018, 01:25:46 PM »
Glad you made it home safe and enjoyed the trip!  :likebutton:
Is that the mileage you expected?  That was about what I averaged with my dually until I deleted it..

Glad you had a good trip.


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« Reply #115 on: July 06, 2018, 06:22:05 PM »
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Re: Toter-home build.
« Reply #116 on: July 06, 2018, 09:19:45 PM »
I was hoping for 10 but I will take 9. The LBZ only got 10-13 so it's not much difference. I will sacrifice a couple MPG for the safety.

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Re: Toter-home build.
« Reply #117 on: July 06, 2018, 09:39:55 PM »
How about the comfort?  Did Johnny law mess with you at all or do you have not for hire on the door?
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Re: Toter-home build.
« Reply #118 on: July 09, 2018, 09:57:00 PM »
Nobody messed with us. There are law enforcement officers on the Escapees forum that recommend you don't put anything about "not for hire" on the truck. It draws attention. It makes them want to ho find out why you are not for hire.
I have all my paperwork in a neat little binder. Camper and truck registration and proof of insurance. Along with a copy of the rules of what it takes to be a Motor home in the state of Nebraska. I had the DMV print out a copy for me.
As for comfort it was a little more bouncy because if the air ride cab and air seat. Otherwise it was very comfortable. There is just so much more room in the truck cab than a pickup.

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