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V6 Seabreeze 92

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    92 Toyota Seabreeze, V6
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    Gresham, Oregon

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    Camping, Outdoors, International travels (94 countries on 6 Continents and counting), Hiking ( hiked in 12 countries including Camino de Santiago in Spain, The Inca Trail in Peru, Parts of PCT) Water Colors, Sketching and .....

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  1. I agree Linda, the manufacturer needs to know the product is not the exact replacement. Noted, i will write to KYB with photos. Keep you posted on what develops. Best !!
  2. It took me few days to get to it. I think I found the solution to the problem. Attached are few photos: First photo is old and new base of the front shocks. You can see there is small difference. The new shock wiggles as the fork where the bolt sits is too wide. Shock even slides out from one end if not held tight. Second photo shows with new shocks with old bolts and old washers. You see the gap. Third photo is with new shock , new bolts and much bigger washers. I wonder if anyone else came across this issue that the new shock is not exactly the same, especially where it is fastened to the frame.
  3. Thank you Linda, you are the best. Always value your to the point answers. WME agree, photos will clarify the issue, it is none of the above. Tomorrow I will raise the front end, go under, take couple of photos and post them for further discussion. I just hope it is not a hot day like it has been lately. Thank you.
  4. I have checked and compared old and new fully extended and they are both the same length. My issue is the base. I wonder if I ordered the correct part. Part Number I Ordered is: KG5458 Could someone help me verify if this is the correct part for my rig. Thank you
  5. I am installing new shocks ordered from RockAuto. In fact they were delivered very fast, and months ago but just getting around to do this. No issues with the rear shocks they went in with some jacking around. But wanted to verify if I ordered the right shocks for the front. See attached photos: They sure look different. I have installed one on the passenger side and found that the base which Attaches with two screws from the bottom has lot of play. Looking closely at the base of old and new I can see the they are not exactly the same. While installing i noticed there is a lot of wiggle room around the screws. I am afraid the shock will get loose. I thought of useing bigger washers so it does not fall off the frame. I thought I will check with the experts before I go any further.
  6. Hi all Want to get some opinions on winterizing issues while traveling: I am on three weeks into a two months trip covering sevdn states, 10 National Parks and just as many National Monuments, it will cover 4000 miles to see "America the Beautiful". When I started from Oregon my rig was winterized. Now traveling Utah, through Arches NP and west on hwy 95 temperatures have been in high 80s so I started using sink and toilet. As I head towards Bryce Canyon National Park it is getting colder. Nights in could get into low 30s even in high 20s Now here is my question: How do you prepare for such variations in temperatures ? At what point I rewinterize and the de-winterize ?? Walls, floor are foam insulation therefore it is like a inside space. Should I be worrying about freezing the water tank and water lines. Please enlighten me, thank you.
  7. I am looking to replace my two house batteries they are regular Interstate batteries from Costco, three years old. Now looking for Group size 24, deep cycle, 100 AH or more. I can use some help to narrow it down. Another important part i believe is to buy from a nation wise store like Napa or walmart or similar incase need help while traveling. I do not believe my rig has space for group 27 battery. Last week I ordered: Two EverStart Marine Batteries with 101AH from Walmart for 74.88/ each. Two days later they texted me order cancelled not to come to pick them up. That order was cancelled. I have tried few other auto parts shops like Oraily's, Napa, Advance and few more. Many places do not even know the Amp Hours of the deep cycle batteries they sell. Many of the deep cycle batteries I see are Starting deep Cycle batteries. What are the important specifications to look for in a good house battery at a reasonable cost. I do not think I want AGM or Lithium. Below is Napa battery I was told it is 120 ah battery for $119 or so. https://www.napaonline.com/en/p/BAT8302?cid=paidsearch_shopping_dcoe_google&store=26542&campaign=GSC-Batteries&campaign_id=6478913224&adgroup_id=109581694475&adtype=pla&gclid=CjwKCAjwxOCRBhA8EiwA0X8hi2QFg3lG8biK6DYzQ_zCen-gFam3mf9zmtzVuXhCgVIblpHV2ik2nBoC3u4QAvD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds&
  8. Thank you all. I ordered the one from Walmart. Thank you Linda. You are the best.
  9. Reviewing this old posts as I have the same light fixture on my rig. The lense just broke to pieces. I tried making one from a milk carton but have not suceeded. Yet !! Looking for ideas. Thank you.
  10. thewanderlustkin: That explains why the tire shops told me I do not need wheel alignment on my rig. Back on Shopping for Tires issue, It was an experience, however I am not sure if i saved any money. I did end up buying 7 Nexen Roadian tires online from Walmart. Tires shipped from Walmart were made in June 2021. Discount tires had Yokohama tires in D rating. I cancelled that order because these tires were three years old. Installation part was little hectic. I checked with 4 different shops. The installation price ranged from $240 to $350. Finally I took the rig to a tires shop called Industrial Tires, They are on NE Killingsworth St. and 72nd Ave. in Portland, Oregon, some 12 miles from home. He charged me $200 cash he said, for all 7 tires and installed extenders on the inside tire Valve stems. That was couple of months ago so far so good. Cost wise this is what worked out: 7 Tires @ $97.85 = 685 Installation = 200 -------------------------- $885 works out to be $ 126.40 per tire. Piece of mind one for all new tires on the rig and they were made this year, hopefully they will be good few years.
  11. I have had bad experience with Les Schwab, bunch of crooks. They sold me D rated tires but installed C rated. I was on the road and did not check. When I got home after my long road trip and looked. Les whatever they are, it is the last place i will ever go for tires. It was too much hassle ordering Roadian Tires on line, Walmart sells them for $97.98 but they do not install in any RVs. I am now working with Discount Tires in my area, Gresham, Oregon. Yokohama tires, $104.99/per tire plus the works comes to $892.50 for all 7 tires, Installed. Have not ordered them yet. I asked them to make sure they are not old tires, I will check before they install them. He told me they will come from the factory direct. I need to order couple of TR 544/545 valve stems for the 2 inside tires. Discount tires just carries regular valves. I am not sure of the length yet. What do you think of Yokohama 185R14 D rated tires ??
  12. When you plug in at the power hookup Box at campgrounds Often the power switches are at OFF position. Just flip them to ON. Could be a simple fix.
  13. Linda You are correct: Walmart would not install tires on any RVs. I checked today. jjrbus Thank you for TR-544, now I see many possibilities.
  14. Thank you Linda !! Another tires related question: what kind of Tire Valve Stem are you using on the inside tire. ?? Short stems are so hard to get to. Any photo/ dimensions will be helpful.
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