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  • Birthday July 21

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    1986 Sunland Express W/ aluminum framing instead of wooden 2 bys.
    w/28,500 miles
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    Western North Carolina

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  1. My switch quit working so I took it out by turning the nut counter clockwise and pulling it out and going to Lowe's Home improvement Center in the lighting department and bought a new one and installed it . Works good especially when you need it at night.
  2. First I turn the gas on outside on the tank, then light the range top to get the gas flowing then cut off . I use a long handle grill lighter(butane) , let my wife hold the button in and I go outside and take the cover off of refrigerator lighting point and hold the lit flame under the tube and it lights. Saves time and tempers. After it's lit and turned off I just have to push the button and it lights the fridge. Have lit the water heater to see if it works. We never use it so it stays off.
  3. Before INFLATION set in for good !!!!!!
  4. The reason for the strainer was my drain cut-off valve got so hard to turn, I finally took it out and there was a piece of plastic jammed in it and I just replaced with a new one Only explanation I could come up with was that when they put the fittings in the tank the process they use and some of the excess was what jammed the valve?? I did go inside from the top with a vacuum hose and hopefully got it all out and then I put the strainer in. The white top was the old strainer before it burst. Thanks for the input.
  5. Does Anyone know if it will strain the water by being upside down ??? OR should I turn the bowl so it will be on the bottom ??
  6. I finally got to go camping last week...but before we started out I put water in my fresh water tank, then water started going all over the floor . I checked it out and the water pump strainer had bursted during the winter. I blew the lines all out (I thought )last fall instead off running antifreeze through the system to winterize it, trying to save money. WOW ! what a lesson to learn. I had been putting antifreeze in for the past 12 yrs, no problems until I tried something different. I ordered a new one and installed it where I had straight piped it eliminating the strainer so we could go camping. My question is >> will the strainer work by having the bowl on top instead of the bottom ? I figured I could see it better. I put it on top but after running antifreeze through the system....none was showing in the bowl but it did come out the faucets and commode. I just have to tighten it up more and it will be on the bottom. I know this is something that is not normally asked, but just wondering if anyone else has had this problem? AND if it will work that way ? 'homer'
  7. When we purchased ours in 2009 the same thing was happening. I put new master cylinder, bled brakes, adjusted the rear drum brakes . Still having problems. Took the proportional valve off and it was rusted tight and wouldn't work. Finally had to remove the rear wheels and brake drums and the brake cylinders were rusted tight. Replaced them with new ones and haven't had any problems since. Good luck with your problem.
  8. Wow! what an experience. Glad it wasn't any worse.Happy you are still motivating around. We only got to camp 2 times this season. Was in a National Forest campground in June and a neighboring family of 9 different campsites was there before we arrived. We were leaving on Saturday and one of the hosts told us they had all left but one site and was informed that all of them had covid. No one knew, because they told no body???? When I woke up on sunday I had sore throat and runny nose . Wife came down with it on monday and daughter said "TEST" we did and was positive.We called doctor he called us PAXLOVID and we got over it partially. A week later our daughter and son n law caught it too.Quarenteed for 14 days. We got to go back in august and enjoyed it. Was told by the camp hosts ,that family gathering, infected 19 people in the campground. Made a total of 21 total because someone didn't care. Please Enjoy your experiences ahead , hope the BAD is all passed and you get to fix the repairs that's needed.
  9. Rachel: Did you get the furnace motor quieted down ? Still happy you are enjoying the motorhome. Have a great time making memories in Lil PUTT.
  10. Rob, I sent you a message , should be in the envelop at top.
  11. I got a big surprise this morn when I took my 1986 Sunland Express to be inspected before the end of month. One day into the next month would incur a penalty of $15. The inspector took all the info and posted it into the computer and told me it didn't have to be inspected anymore. Look on the tag application and it should be in red letters. I left the letter on a table at home and didn't take it with me this time. When I got home and looked at the notice, there it was. We drove to Tag office and paid the taxes and tag fee and got a new sticker to go on the tag. Does any other state do this ?
  12. Whomever is responsible for getting it up and running again.....THANK YOU VERY MUCH ! I really like reading what other owners have going on with their mini motorhome. We all appreciate you.πŸ˜‡
  13. After reading the posts.......when I put one scissor jack under the front frame and start turning the crank I can lift the opposite front wheel completely off the ground as well as the wheel next to the jack. I have to really pay attention when I snug up the jack under the frame when leveling it. Looking below the front doors and behind the wheels is where I place the jacks. Looks like one of the previous owners put a jack under the body and bent it some before realizing it was bending the body. I make sure it is under the main frame.
  14. Both leveling and stabilizing too. Very effective. Think I have been using them for 5+ years, no problems. I use a piece of scrap wood, size approx. 4"X8" X 1/2" under each of them to keep them from sinking in to the ground. I carry them inside and put them on at campsite and remove them before leaving. I was just showing what I did not trying to upset anyone. Hope you figure out a solution that works for you HAPPY NEW YEAR to all the Toy owners πŸ› οΈ
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