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  1. i tend to agree with most of your observations regarding our 'OLD' rigs. i have some strong opinions as well. i dispute your view as to value. these are desirable vehicles to a segment of the RV world. simple economics law of supply and demand regulate the price of anything, including these rigs. i have found most owners, in my opinion, truly are invested in keeping them road worthy and attractive. i also feel a certain passion exists because owners know that they are preserving a bit of history by maintaining and updating their rigs. When i bought my rig i was as neubie as one could be. not ever having owned a MH before. i give a ton of credit to this forum for helping with information, and answering a ton of questions from neubies . almost every inquiry from prospective buyers on this forum have had an answer that hopefully will be of benefit in directing the buyer to make an informed purchase. advertised prices are also usually negotiable. it is very true that even "mint" rigs will require upkeep, and that should be factored in when considering a purchase. that said name something with a motor and wheels that DOES NOT require upkeep. bottom line is if you feel the price is too much, don't buy it. joe from dover.
  2. HEY DEREK, thanks for the link. will call the place to get more info. maybe what i need to have the odo read correctly. thanks again. joe from dover.
  3. i ordered the oil sending unit yesterday. took the advice of Odessybernard and purchased the oem from a toyota parts company. the price was steep ($63.00 ), but it makes sense to get a part that will not need replacing in a year. thanks for providing the exact part number, made it simple to order. there was a mention of replacing the cluster lights to green or blue? wondering if you have info where to order those, and do they need switched before reinstall of cluster, or can they be switched after reinstall? asking because if i want to switch back or different color preference are the lights easily replaced by reaching up under dash once everything is reconnected? one more inquiry, ednelson posted about having the odometer reset by a "tach shop", what is a tach shop and where would i begin looking for one if i decide not to try the reset procedure myself? the description on how to do it was fairly clear, but i may be inclined to let a pro do it. thanks to all for any help with my questions, and please if anyone has anymore insight, advice or suggestions to help guide me through this swap feel free to chime in. thanks again. joe from dover.
  4. wow. that sucks big time. sorry for your loss. trying to find a positive....were you insured?? best of luck to you. joe from dover.
  5. thanks ednelson, i will print the schematic. have not begun to do the swap yet. i need to order the new oil sending unit that was mentioned in previous posts. thanks again ed. joe from dover
  6. hey there linda, you are correct. that is the web page and description of the unit i ordered. good job. joe from dover
  7. hey there jjrbus, to be clear, i did not purchase the Microair easy start. although i did research the Microair unit, the price was $299.00 and after consulting with my friend ( who is an industrial machine electrician, he does diagnostic and repair to industrial/manufacturing machines and equipment ) before i actually ordered the unit, he seemed to think the easy start unit i bought would accomplish the same as the Miroair product. i am sorry to admit i do not know how to "link" you to the site on ebay where i bought my unit. but if you google...RV A/C STARTER , you should find the ebay web page for the seller. the sellers information states the name of the seller DBA, "applianceandair". the sellers location is listed as "Buena Vista, Georgia" (yes. georgia. not CA.) the Microair product seemed very involved as far as install and set up, where as the unit i bought was very simple and uncomplicated. i read reviews for both units and watched you tube testimonies for each as well. i admit, i was a bit skeptical about the unit i bought because it was a third of the price of the Microair unit. but it seems to have the same properties as the Microair. last saturday is when the unit was installed here in Dover. since it was relatively cool last saturday. i had to set the a/c on MAX cool to determine if in fact the a/c was blowing cold while testing. the only complaint i have with the unit i bought is that the paper work that came with my unit was a bit confusing as to what i actually received. there were part numbers listed on the paper work, but no part number on the actual device i purchased. to be sure that i had the correct unit, i went to the web page which had a photo of the advertised unit, and by comparing what i was holding in my hand with the photo ,my friend and i confirmed i did indeed have the correct item. hope this helps. joe from dover.
  8. i purchased a "easy start" from ebay and installed last weekend. now my 2000i honda genny will power my roof top a/c. the unit was $107.00 shipping included. a friend that is way more skilled than i actually installed the unit. took him about an hour start to finish. we connected the honda to my shore power cord, and it worked as advertised. we started the a/c , let it run, then shut it off three times as a test. my coleman roof top is the 13,500btu model, the honda would not run the a/c before. very pleased with the unit and the results are what i had hoped for. joe from dover
  9. hey there ednelson, if you could post a schematic it would be appreciated very much. after months of searching on ebay, i found a cluster that meets all the requirements . the condition and price was very acceptable. it should be in my hands may 10th. i have a friend that has vast experience with automotive wiring who is willing to do the swap. he would no doubt welcome a schematic for reference purposes. thanks to all who posted here with the detailed information for completing the swap. i am excited to have this project completed. i will post again when it is finished. thanks again to all. joe from dover.
  10. hey there, when i had a new roof put on my 92 winnie warrior, i chose to eliminate the forward roof vent. i concluded it would just be another source of potential leaks and i did not feel the venting benefit was substantial enough to make a difference. i also did not choose to have the TV antenna put back into the roof for the same reason, potential leak source, and i am not a big fan of television, the rear vent (bathroom) with the fan was replaced new. just my thoughts... possibly the p.o. had the same idea and therefore only one vent. good luck, outside of rig looks good! all the best. joe from dover
  11. HEY THERE, looks like you got a real gem. hope the pics are consistent with the overall condition of your rig. welcome to toya world. have many safe and amazing journeys. joe from dover.
  13. nice trip report. enjoyed your post. good luck with your travels. joe from dover.
  14. i do as linda s explained, i only turn my pump switch on when i want to open a water valve (kitchen sink, bathroom sink, shower, or toilet), but just to educate me, IF i left the water pump switch on continuously, would it be usual or normal to have the water pump cycle WITHOUT opening a water valve , or would/should the pump only cycle when opening a water valve. thanks for answering anyone. joe from dover
  15. these rigs are like anything else you have a passion for....boats, cars, motorcycles, etc. you can throw as much money at it as you want, it will all stick. if you have a budget that allows it, have at it and enjoy. good luck. joe from dover.
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