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hunkaman

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  1. littleshack, I would appreciate very much if you could ask the service people where you are getting your HG replaced, if when doing a HG, replacement is a valve adjustment part of the process of replacing the HG ? I also have a 92, mine had the HG, done about 1998 with 28k miles on it, it has been generally advised to have the valves adjusted at 60k. I currently have about 57k, soooo, if I knew that the valves were adjusted at the time of the HG, I could assume, (in my case) I wouldn't need to worry about the valve adjustment for many, many, more miles. if valve adjustment is NOT usual and customary during a HG replacement, I will have the valve adjustment scheduled in the next 3k miles or so. thanks in advance for your help with my question. joe from dover.
  2. Where to find new curtains

    just google "RV CURTAINS", there are multiple sites to explore. hardware, tracks, clips , etc., I found a place to buy the sew in clips for my window tracks as well as the long track that the divider or privacy curtain hangs from for the overhead bunk area. not expensive at all. hope this helps. joe from dover.
  3. Hey there sonny, there are stain blocker primer paints. one brand is KILZ and another is BIN. I have used kilz many times with great results. hope this helps. joe from dover.
  4. Mr. Heater?

    HEY THERE, mr. heaters use propane canisters. I would be far more comfortable ( no pun intended), with a ceramic electric heater. the one I have has a built in safety feature that shuts the heater off if it somehow would fall over. the propane heaters all suck oxygen and cause condensation. that is why the warning labels state to use in well ventilated areas.i am aware that some roof top ac units had as an option, an electric heat panel , which, although not a furnace, does provide a heat source. my 92 Winnie does not have this option but is prewired for easy installation of one. hope this helps. joe from dover.
  5. my 92 Winnie gets on average 12.5 mpg. I kept track diligently and the best I ever got was 14 mpg with rig completely empty . on a 1200 mile round trip after every fill up I would do the math and it was always 12 to 13 mpg. I quit checking. I have no idea where some of the posted (18 to 20 mpg ) come from. I do not engage my overdrive. unless you are on interstate 10 in Arizona, there is not enough long flat stretches of road to gain much from OD. my opinion. but I do have plenty of power. I can set the cruise at 65 and it will run beautifully. all the above mentioned suggestions are spot on, tire pressure, tune up, etc. but my thoughts are you get what you get and 12.5 mpg is not all that bad considering the amount of weight you are pushing down the road. joe from dover.
  6. Sunrader Fiberglass Maintenance

    try using the zep product. zepped my fiberglas Winnie this summer and was very happy with results. joe from dover
  7. Fuel Gauge no workie, '81 mini-cruiser

    hey there minicruiser, welcome to the group. my friend has a 86 Minnie Winnie. the fuel gauge did not work when he bought it. he went to the local Toyota dealer parts department, got the Toyota part number, and had it shipped to his friend's shop and installed. I think he paid about $90.00 for the new part. hope this helps, BTW, may I ask where in the buckeye state you are. ? I am in dover, south of canton. happy for another toya owner in ohio. best wishes, joe from dover.
  8. Tri-mark dead bolt lock

    My 92 Winnie Warrior, has two keyed locks on coach door. the dead bolt lock is above the passage door lock. when I bought rig from PO , there was no key for the dead bolt door lock. not really a big deal to me since it can be locked from the inside handle. but, thought it would be nice to have a key to lock and unlock from outside. soooo, I took it off the door yesterday and found that the manufacturer is "Tri-mark", and after a google search, found they are still in business, and offer key blanks for older locks. they have specific model numbers to identify the older locks for matching specific key blanks. I could not find a model number on the lock assembly anywhere. does anyone in our vast pool of info/knowledge of all things Toy MH, know where to locate or find a model number for this dead bolt lock? once I have the model number I can get a key blank. all help is greatly appreciated. thanks in advance. joe from dover.
  9. Tri-mark dead bolt lock

    even more info. found the exact blank key match. from guess who, "WINNEBAGO INDUSTRIES", Winnebago part number 101145-01-700. tir-mark still makes the same deadbolt assembly, and Winnebago still uses them. the current version is tri-mark dead bolt assembly part number 11840-02. cost $72.25 plus about $5.00 shipping. the cost for three blank keys is $10.50, plus $5.00 shipping. I bought 3 blanks just in case dean would need more than one to create the new master key. thanks to all. joe from dover.
  10. Tri-mark dead bolt lock

    a little more info......here in dover, we do have a REAL locksmith. 3rd generation family business. I have been a customer for 30yrs. I previously owned rental properties and often was at dean's for keys, locksets, etc. went to dean's yesterday and he assured me he could produce a key, if he had a blank, which he did not have at his shop, that is why I searched, and found blanks at TRI-MARK'S web site. can not definitively state that the dead bolt I have was original to the motorhome, but it appears to be. I have installed scores of locksets and dead bolts for residential doors and this unit is definitely not a residential unit. I suppose my best bet is to just order the blanks on tri-marks site and hope for the best. as far as cost, the blanks are less than $5.00, and if I have the blank dean will make the key for another $5.00. once he has a master to duplicate he charges $1.00 to cut additional keys. thanks for replies. joe from dover
  11. Does alternator charge coach battery while driving?

    wme thanks, think I will add this to my rig. joe from dover.
  12. Does alternator charge coach battery while driving?

    wme - question - I looked at the products you provided links to. thanks. the question I have is this.... does the plug in volt meter (plug in to the cigarette lighter socket) display tell you how the coach battery is charging ? or the motor compartment battery ? ...or both ? I also liked the other product that allows for charging other devices. so same questions for that product as well. thanks in advance for your help. joe from dover
  13. Does alternator charge coach battery while driving?

    bob c what brand, model of under dash volt meter did you purchase? this appeals to me as something I may do. thanks in advance for your help. joe from dover
  14. Replacement Mirrors?

    HEY THERE, FOR THE PRICE OF A CAN OF APPLIANCE EPOXY SPRAY PAINT AND A LITTLE ELBOW GREASE, YOU CAN MAKE THEM LOOK NEW AGAIN. I TOOK MINE OFF THE SUPPORT BAR, CLEANED , SANDED THE PLASTIC , MASKED THE MIRROR, AND PAINTED. JUST AN IDEA. JOE FROM DOVER
  15. hey there. you have a fantastic looking rig. admire your craftsmanship. also admire your bravery !! I have maintained a theory over the years of project building -CLAMPS ARE YOUR FRIENDS - thanks to your photos, you may agree. lol. good luck, looks great. joe from dover.
  16. Tripped the breaker at campsite but still no power

    my 92 warrior has the GFI at the bathroom, above sink on wall that defines closet area. joe from dover
  17. Under Chassis Rust & Improvements

    hey there, are your rust issues "surface" or "structural" ? some photos may help with answers to your questions. joe from dover.
  18. Houston flood took my toyhome

    HEY THERE, first of all, you and all Texan's are in my prayers, sorry for your loss, MH, and otherwise. I have a past connection to Houston , I lived there in the mid to late seventies. as to your toy, I hate to think of a toy going to a bone yard. maybe someone will buy it and have the time, knowledge and resources to keep it alive and on the road. I do understand that in the scope of things, for you, other priorities, come first. GOD bless, and good luck in the future. joe from dover.
  19. 2017 SOLAR ECLIPSE TRIP

    HAS ANYONE CAMPED NEAR CARBONDALE, ILL. ? I AM PLANNING A TRIP THERE IN AUGUST TO VIEW THE SOLAR ECLIPSE. ANY INFO ON CAMP GROUNDS OR THE AREA IN GENERAL WOULD BE HELPFUL. THANKS, JOE FROM DOVER.
  20. hey there, since you mentioned an outside shower may be an option for you. check out etrailer.com. they sell a complete outside shower package for about $30.00. it includes the shower wand, faucet, and enclosure to mount in the side or back of your rig. the enclosure is lockable and has two keys. i got free shipping with amazon prime. hope this helps, joe from dover.
  21. 2017 SOLAR ECLIPSE TRIP

    the solar eclipse trip was "totality" awesome. (pun intended). this was the farthest mark and i traveled with our rigs. happy to report the 1200 mile round trip produced no problems. the rigs ran well, no issues of any kind. we planned our trip from dover, ohio to 4 miles north of carbondale, il.(murphysboro) with the intention of not using the interstates. the majority of the east - west travel took place on U.S. 50. the other roads were state routes. we definitely went through the heartland of the midwest. lots of soybean and corn fields to look at. as we went through many small towns, we enjoyed seeing the town squares and the small local businesses. the road conditions were excellent. only two or three very minor construction areas the entire trip.slowing down through small towns, stopping frequently, allowed for about 45 miles per hour average. we were in no hurry and enjoyed the slow pace.there was absolutely no traffic congestion either way. utilizing the wally world campgrounds (once on the way to our destination and once on the way back) offered a teachable moment. not all wal-marts are friendly or receptive to parking in their lots. we were given permission, although reluctantly, along with stern warnings to be on our way at daybreak. even though we were in the farthest reaches of the parking lot, far from view of the main entrance, near the trash dumpsters, and loading docks, an employee was dispatched on a mission to inform me that my folding chair and i must vacate the parking lot immediately and return to the confines of my winnie. or we would be in violation of the strict no camping policy, and be asked to leave . i find it amusing that apparently three senior citizens, who were polite, asked permission, made purchases in the store, some how posed a threat to the peaceful town of wally world, by relaxing for a few minutes in a folding chair. in the future, for me, i will explore other options for an over nite parking spot.one experience with the wal mart park(ing) lot ranger is enough! thank GOD he was not armed. the wally world encounters contrasted greatly with the warm, open welcoming we had at the murphysboro moose lodge. we asked months in advance and were told we would be very welcome to park or rigs at their lodge for the eclipse. we arrived sunday afternoon and left tuesday morning. a big shout out and thank you to the people of the moose for making us all feel like family with their hospitality. mark took some stellar photos of the eclipse. and the eclipse itself was awe inspiring. scratch one off the bucket list. joe from dover.
  22. There And Back...With My Cat

    great photos. incredible trip. i have been to a few of the places on your journey. brought back some fond memories. thanks so much for your posting. unbelievable how well your rig performed. those 4 bangers truly are "tanks". good luck in the future. joe from dover
  23. hey there, may I suggest buying a "BAKER" scaffold for easy access to coach areas, especially for the cabover. the baker will permit you to work on the cabover without difficulty. you can find a baker at harbor freight fairly cheap, about $100.00 or less with coupons, sale flyers. etc. I used my baker to easily have a stable work platform when I replaced my cabover and rear clearance lights. all bakers are uniform or standard in size, they will span the front of the cab between the fenders, and are adjustable for platform height. joe from dover.
  24. Door Handle Light

    GREAT JOB HOMER. MOTIVATION AND INGENUITY ! LOVE IT. JOE FROM DOVER
  25. Fuel pump in tank

    HEY THERE, I HAVE A FRIEND WITH AN 1986 WINNIE, HE REPLACED THE PUMP IN HIS. HE GOT ON LINE AND THOUGHT HE HAD ORDERED THE CORRECT PUMP, THE PIECE OF CRAP THAT FINALLY SHOWED UP WAS NOT EVEN CLOSE TO WHAT HE NEEDED. HE THEN WENT TO THE LOCAL TOYOTA DEALER AND HAD THE PARTS PERSON LOOK UP THE CORRECT PART NUMBER FOR HIS RIG USING THE VIN. ORDERED THE PUMP FROM A NAPA AUTO PARTS AND GOT IT TWO DAYS LATER. PERFECT MATCH. HOPE THIS HELPS. JOE FROM DOVER.
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