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  1. Where can you get this kinda work done? Like at what type of shop? I am Canada so wondering the name of good shop, garage etc in Ottawa Ontario or Gatineau PQ
  2. any chance there is wiring diagram for the Slumber Queen body as I am also thinking the AC needs a lift up?
  3. Maybe. what is the layout of parking. pics. any happy hours bars nearby?
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    Fixed roof solar panel for me. I hooked two old panels I had kicking around to 3 batteries I got from a buddy which were used to back up oil pipeline monitoring station they replace them every 4 years but they are like new. Had lots power all winter long in AZ running furnace etc. Get cheap controller on Amazon and you are all set. Portable ones seem like a chore. Go cheap and don't listen to people on the internet. they are fools!
  5. check your battery terminal posts, clean or just tighten them. has happened to me before, good luck.
  6. My 87 22re rig automatic trany made it up to Flagstaff AZ which is 7000 ft above sea level then each morning for 4 days we took it up to Snowbowl, 9500 ft above sea level. The last couple miles were switchback and we often went down to 2 then 1st gear and had a line of pissed off snowboarders behind us in fancy SUV but we made it fine. It ain't fast but it made it up and back. not something i would do every day so I think your east coast stuff isn't nearly as high. Good luck.
  7. Hmm that is helpful as my backup lights don't work I just found out. I don't usually back up at all if I can help but the other night I had too and I was told no back up lights. I will use this to see what the hell is going back there. thx
  8. YEAH THX I shouldve looked before I asked. I will check out tomorrow as they are closed today. Sure hope it works. I had no mice problems in Arizona all winter but I did keep lights on at night under the rig to deter pack rats?not sure it is an issue but I saw lotsa folks doing it so rather than find out the hard way I just copied the big dogs.
  9. cannot buy it in Canada of course. what is canadian brand? thx
  10. The problems with upgrading. Pays to not upgrade in my mind. Just like our rigs.Keep the old stuff running as it is better than the new. Haha. Good luck
  11. my r22e had OD stop coming through Big Springs Texas last fall. Stopped working all the way to Tuscon AZ which was ok cause it was lots of hard climbing for the wee beast. I read the shop manual and tried to figure it out and saw something about a sensor needing the right temperate. I checked my rad and it was low so I add a quart of water and when I ran up to Phoenix it worked fine. The light was on indicating the OD was off but it was not in OD despite that. Good luck. BTW it only works in OD while yep you heard it here 'going down hill, with good tailwind, or in my case if I can sneak in behind a slow moving tractor trailor and piggyback despite the buffeting.' I drove it from Phoenix to San Diego and back this xmas and it worked fine but with above caveats for OD
  12. I added water to my radiaotor as it was low and the manual said the sensor or a sensor had to reach certain temp as in hotter for the OD to kick in and so it worked from Tuscon oer to Phoenix and all way to San Diego and back to Phoenix, well not up hill but downhill and on flat road with tailwind. 60-65 had to add transmission fluid in Palm Spring on new years day there was a small leak and I guess it just got low. All good now.
  13. Left Chicago area Monday morning at 4 Am and arrived in Tuscon 8 PM Weds nite. Drove down to Memphis>Dallas>el Paso (or as I call it NO paso) then right across New Mexico battling a strong headwind until I dropped down to Tuscon. Left Oct 29/18 Tried to use ethanol free gas which I got at a few Walmart stations but it didn't seem to matter as price was higher. Only problems were: 1- wicked winds in Dallas ripped some trim off and at Big Spring Texas lost overdrive but didnt need it the rest of the trip into big hills. I later fiddled around and noticed the rad was low so added some water and then the OD worked fine all the way to Apache Junction where I stayed for 3 weeks before flying back to Chitown. Iil Rig is in storage until I get back thee in xmas time for a tour over to Salton sea. Hope she rests well. Everybody passed me even a burro but i passed them at the gas station. Met a Dolphon and anther Toy MH and we were just like family amidst the monster RVs so big and ugly with no character. Lotsa sun for solar in AZ and lots of great hiking. still looking for gold though and peyote too. Cheers
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