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Mark Krueger

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  • Birthday 09/30/1970

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    Neurology, economics, AI, electronics, code, automation, solar, space, exploration, faith, justice, equality, science.

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  • My Toyota Motorhome
    1992 Toyota Dolphin V6 (2)
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    San Francisco, CA

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  1. Your Freewheeler is awesome! I love the simplicity of a rock solid engine, manual transmission, short length, etc. The best motorhome is one that lets you get out and GO without too much maintenance hassle.
  2. Congratulations Tone! You’re going to love traveling in your new (to you) Toyota. I live in SF and my Dolphin lives in Daly City, so I’ll be sure to wave to you if we pass each other on the PCH someday ?
  3. On the Dolphin there is plenty of room to work when the sofa is "half way" switched. So we can easily reach in there and work without having to remove anything. We had to re-schedule; but I will post pictures when we do the swap.
  4. This is very helpful. I get what you are saying and it makes sense. I wonder how much I would need to advance the idle; and if there would be a trick to kind of temporarily switch the idle into high...maybe with a switch or something. I actually sat in the driver seat and revved it a tad at idle once during the trip thinking that might be the issue and it did seem to stay cooler. Yeah, I totally get that this is the normal solution. It's just a lot of weight and hassle to have a Gen for this very rare occurrence (for me). And I am way too used to having that generator compartment as st
  5. I don't know Lenny. The marketing department says 70; but I think it's usually more like 64 in our fair city :-) Or probably you just live in a nicer part of town :-D 64 and a little fog is perfect for me though. Always just right for a hike or run.
  6. LOL yes. 115F is too hot for humans or dogs. And it was over 120 not far south of us. One night when it had only cooled down to 95 at midnight -- and we were stuck in a spot with no electricity -- I just got up and drove us an hour to higher altitude. Ah so much easier to sleep! When it got down to 75 just pulled off the road on some BLM land. Plus family was able to go right to sleep as I started driving with A/C on. Sorry to those I woke when I >>very quietly<< exited the campground at midnight. I felt bad about that. Luckily the Toyota runs quiet. We may have gotten too amb
  7. Interesting redskinman. Thanks for the info. Let me know how things go this weekend. I think this might be the video you are referring to:
  8. The new Shur Flo includes nice tall rubber grommets that should do the trick. Or at least they seem far superior to the plastic base on the original equipment pump.
  9. Yes, meter shows power at the pump. But I will double check with several on-off cycles of the switch while my daughter watches the volt-meter just to make sure there aren't any secondary issues. I'll bring some switch cleaner with me just in case. That does sound nice, but too late :-) I went with this Shur Flo: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00C1M6B1C/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 I guess in the grand scheme of things I decided I'm more into reliability than noise...as it really isn't running that much. Good point on the shower head though. I've b
  10. During my recent 3000 mile trip to Monument Valley and back I got to experience temperatures outside what I am used to. It averaged 95 to 115F daytime the entire trip. During this trip I attempted to do something I would normally find wasteful: I ran the Toyota A/C at idle. This was basically to keep my older dog cool while he and I waited in a store parking lot for my wife and daughter to shop. I do not have a generator as 99% of the time I do not need it -- but it would have been nice for sure. After idling for about 20 minutes I glanced at the dash and noticed the temp indicator very c
  11. Thanks much Linda. I'll look for a similarly spec'd Shur Flo and post my results here for the community. I agree that pump has had an amazingly long life -- so much of the equipment on this RV was really well made.
  12. My water pump (in the sofa) has been intermittently failing to function, and I think it finally gave up the ghost. I've checked the electrical side and all is well. It appears that either the sensor part or motor part has been dying/has died. What pump do you recommend to replace it? It might be nice to have a quieter one; but my priority is reliability I guess. If you would like to see and hear my pump; here is a short video of it's death throws. Sorry for the poor quality: https://www.dropbox.com/s/9larettgyn6klv9/File Jul 05%2C 10 27 21 PM.mov?dl=0 Let me know if this video i
  13. I just did a 3000 mile trip from California to Utah and back. I tracked mileage throughout and am pretty consistent at 12.5MPG. I run tires at 50psi and generally 55 to 60MPH. Note that I run pretty heavy (full water tank, partially full waste tanks, two adults, kid and dog + lots of cargo). Also lots of mountains on this trip (constantly going up and down).
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