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Bob C

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About Bob C

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    One of God's children
  • Birthday 08/24/1955

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    I enjoy kayaking, canoeing, camping, hunting, my Goldwing, spending time with my family.

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  • My Toyota Motorhome
    1988 Escaper, 4 cyl, auto, bought 08-16-2011, 33,000 miles when we bought it, 58,000 now and enjoying it.
  • Location
    Baraboo, WI
  1. gas buddy app

    I check gas buddy daily while travelling and can really save a pile of money. Sometimes you can drive a block off of the interstate and save 20 cents a gallon. While travelling through Iowa, & Nebraska, I sometimes will fill up at 100 miles and then can skip the higher priced towns.
  2. lpg non-operational

    When did you get the lp tank filled? I would check to make sure that your tank actually has gas in it by loosening the spit valve. It is possible that the lp all leaked out after being filled. I would not rely on the gauge because I know that my gauge is not accurate.
  3. Tank refuses to receive fuel

    I wish that I would have gotten this information before it happened t me. I had to deal with it for 2000 miles before I noticed that as I tried to put fuel in, bubbles were coming out of the vent hose. After that, I never topped off the tank. When the pump turns off, I don't try to get any more in.
  4. Driver cab heating

    I took the door panels off and used a plastic garbage bag to seal up the inside of the door. I used some caulk ribbon to hold the plastic in place and then added tape to make sure that everything was sealed. After putting it back together I found that I pretty much stopped the air leaks. I didn't think this up, it was factory original in my 1982 toyota SR5 pickup. I was surprised it was not in my 1987 Toyota one ton. Maybe only in the fancier SR5?
  5. 19 gallon fuel tank?

    I carry 2 1/2 gallon cans on the rear bumper. I have to replace the sheet metal tube 5 years ago and the machine shop that did my repairs did a great job of rebuilding the bumper and mounts. 5 gallons will get me at least 60 mies and it gets my wife to stop worrying about running out of gas (yeah right.)
  6. Clearance lights too bright?

    I replaced my all of my exterior lights with led's. I find that people give me more room while driving at night and that is a very good thing. The top marker lights on my Escaper are aimed up slightly and I can see the light output when I drive under overpasses. I have also replaced all of the brake/tail lights on all of my trailers. Same result with other drivers, they give me more room.
  7. danpty-I don't know what was wrong with your late 80's 4 cylinder Escapers but I own an 88 Escaper with a 22Re. I can easily maintain 55 mph on flat ground and I have never put my foot to the floor. I live in southwestern Wisconsin where we have some pretty steep hills. They may be only 500 feet high but they are steep and crooked. By downshifting and keeping the rpm's up, I can maintain 45 mph on even the steepest ones. While driving in the Rockies, I frequently top the hills in second gear doing 4500 rpm's doing 45 mph. I drive my RV like it has a stick and never use OD. The RV is not fast but I am able to get around at a reasonable speed. Does and extra 15 hp really make much difference in a 6000 pound vehicle?
  8. Driver cab heating

    Did someone say Alaska? I am trying to convince my wife that we need to take that trip.
  9. Gas Water Heater Conversion Help

    I have heard several RV owners talk about having electric & gas water heaters. Why can't he use it with the electric element left in there and use gas when convenient?
  10. Sea Breeze Class C???

    Just go out and measure the height and get it weighed. The height can vary depending on your suspension and the air conditioner mounted on the roof. Your weight can very by hundreds of pounds depending on what has been added or removed from the vehicle in the years since it was built. My height has gone up by 4 inches due to the addition of my air ride suspension.
  11. The original clearance lights will always have problems with good connections between the bulb and the socket. I replaced all of mine 3 years ago and soldered every connection and used heat shrink tubing to insulate the connections. I have not had any problems since then.
  12. I have a marine frig in my Escaper. According to the owners manual for the frig, it can be run 30 degrees from level. I think my RV would tip over before that. The frig was salvaged from a damaged sailboat. The 3 way frig is just a unit that used 3 different ways to heat the ammonia absorption crystals. There is a heating unit that runs on electricity and also a propane flame that heats it.
  13. Driver cab heating

    I have an '88 Escaper built on '87 truck. The fan motor comes out without removing the glove box. My fan box was packed totally full by a bunch of mice. One mouse could not haul that amount of garbage. There where leaves, insulation, carpeting, and much more. The fan would not turn at all. After getting all of the garbage out of the fan box, I used a shop vac to clean out all of the duct work under the dash. Some of it I sucked out and some had to be blown out.
  14. RV antifreeze costs under $3/gallon. When I bought my RV, the previous owner said that her husband blew out the lines every year However, the water heater was split because it had water in it. I will spend the money on 3 gallons of antifreeze and run it through the system because a new water heater is more expensive.
  15. The overdrive has an altitude sensor that turns the od off at about 2500 ft. Mine turns off at about 2400 according to the altimeter on my gps. I am lucky that I found out about this before my first trip to higher elevations or I would have thought that the tranny was broken.