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About Gulfstream Greg

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    Happy Trails!
  • Birthday 04/07/1955

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    Ham Radio - Computers

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    Santa Cruz Mountains, CA
    In the Redwoods!

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  1. 1 ton Dual axle

    What about the drive line, will they just bolt up?
  2. Boondocking anyone?

    There different levels of boondocking. Some need to run all their 120VAC appliances and consider a large group areas with no designated assigned spots to be boondocking. Then at the other end is the rv'er who stays out for more than a couple of days where no one else is in sight. Conservation of your RV's resources becomes necessary. You did not say what your going to boondock in. Our first toy was a Sunrader 18 foot 4x4. The biggest problem was the size of the black water tank. 8 gals I believe. The shower also uses the blk tank. I replumbed the drain from the shower so that it could dump into a 5 gal bucket. I also removed the stock shower head and installed one of the house sink sprayers that are on the long hose. We could get a shower with about 2 gals or less of water each. My point is water usage really needs to be minimal for several days of boondocking. Battery charge is another concern. Led lighting, only enough lights on to get'er done. The small camping led lanterns are great. If needed the small Honda Generators can be run quietly for along time to recharge the coach battery. But still try to orient the genset so that if you do have neighbors they will not hear it. In a dead quiet area you can hear them at a good distance sometimes. Watch the weather. A barometer is a handy item for unforeseen weather approaching from a direction you do not have a view of like a snow storm. First aid for when you or someone is losing some blood! Insect repellant. A way to start a campfire if all the wood is wet. A small shovel. The more you do it the more you will know what there needs to be. As far as finding that great spot research, look at it with google earth then go there. Good chance you will find a different better spot. Always best to let someone know the general area or direction you took off to and how long. Cell phones usually don't get a signal at your favorite spot.
  3. Ads

    At the bottom look for "Theme" with a drop down arrow
  4. Ads

    Is everything visible?
  5. Ads

    OK give it a few mins and see what you get.
  6. Ads

    Hi All, first sorry about the ads. This site needs to pay for itself to stay alive. Google made some changes to their way ads are put on a page. I made an adjustment so let me know if the problem is still there. Also what theme you are using? I cannot reproduce the problem here using "Tower Theme". Thanks Greg
  7. RV curtains...velcro?

    There used to be what looks like a really long spring that screwed to the bulk head at each end. The spring fed through the curtain so that they could slide to open. If the bulk head is slanted then a spring top and bottom. https://www.ebay.com/gds/CURTAIN-STRETCH-WIRE-for-the-Home-Caravan-Motorhome-or-Boat-/10000000178464290/g.html
  8. Portable generator question

    jjrbus thanks for posting that. 58 amps! I suppose it is for just a fraction of a second, enough to wake up the generator. I think that might be the same A/C unit that is on my trailer but I think the BTU is higher.
  9. Portable generator question

    Anyone ever measure the start current for any of the A/C units? I would like to know as a reference point.
  10. Portable generator question

    Not 100% sure but I think a 2000i is rated at 1600 watts continuous, 2000 surge. This is right from their specs "120v 2000W max. (16.7A) 1600W rated (13.3A). Use ohms law to calc unknown values for powe needs. P devided by E = I, P devided by I = E, I time E = P.
  11. Added some emoticons

    Added some camping emoticons
  12. Looking for TV install location ideas.

    For Android phones without an HDMI there is Google Chromecast https://store.google.com/product/chromecast_2015 I have not tried it though.
  13. The stock V6 engines I believe are built to run on regular gas. Maybe I am incorrect here but my original thinking was Premium should give better performance. So I ran premium for a several long trips knowing that I was going to just fly up that mountain. Gas mileage and performance eventually dropped. I have to say it was kinda like getting old, took awhile before I realized that the rig was loosing some guts. It was the little hills and mountains where I noticed a difference. Somebody here or locally told me that the Toyota V6 needs regular gas. Higher grade gas burns differently. So I went back to regular and everyone (engine too) got happy. When I switched back to reg it took awhile before life was happy though. Maybe the bad combustion burns built some crude and it took awhile to clean out. Other factor are your ignition components in good condition? Depending on what kind of ignition wires you have, factory, bad aftermarket, the wires can break down and not conduct as well. That can reduce the intensity of the spark to ignite the fuel. Ignition coils are another item. They also can break down. No way to really know unless you can read the actual output voltage. Factory vs aftermarket ignition parts, Maybe some can chime in here. As Derek said, tire pressure, what does it say on the side of your tire, mine were around 60 Lbs. Front tires start hopping, could be out of balance tires, bad shocks or both. Good shocks can handle more out of balance than worn out shocks. Ditto WME's advice. I think OD for me worked best when running at around 60 to 65 mph. A bit more rpm and inertia flying down the road. Seemed to give the engine a bit more breathing room for road conditions and just ran really well.
  14. Looking for TV install location ideas.

    The google tv box looks like a cool thing, connects via wifi to the internet https://www.gearbest.com/tv-box-mini-pc/pp_633912.html?currency=USD&vip=759849&gclid=Cj0KCQjwprbPBRCHARIsAF_7gDZqmR7l-Lii5Ig_Hfb_r-JhHFsyUVVm6Etqxe830B3BurVxVqbWFbMaAvQNEALw_wcB
  15. My 91 V6 got 12 - 13 (sometimes higher) on a good day. Overdrive for me did help out on the flat long hauls with no head wind. On the freeways I was zipping at 65 plus MPH. With the V6 I found that my trans ran much cooler in overdrive.
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