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About RoadWorrier

  • Birthday 02/01/1959

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    Getting my partner out of the house and on the road! Replacing 30 year old plastic RV parts - definitely!

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  • My Toyota Motorhome
    1990 20ft Winnie Warrior, w/3VZE engine, 47k miles (7th owner)
  • Location
    South SF Bay Area

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  1. Thanks Fred. I'll check that out - there are some a lot closer than the truck stop. ~AS
  2. WOW!! Thank you ALL so much. Knowledge, experience, AND a good back and forth between thoughtful folks. And SPECIAL thanks to jjrbus for the video. I learned a huge amount. I have not yet WEIGHED my rig (each time I've been at the truck stop the line's been too long.) So I only know what Winnebago says it weighs. So I'll go for that with another 500 lbs. until I can get back on the road for real (with a full load of cargo ) and wait in line. Thanks again!! ~A Stone (Sanazay CA)
  3. When I bought my rig in 2017 the tires looked nearly new and had (as I remember - and my remembering isn't great) 50 psi in all 6 tires. Then I checked the date code and the tires were 20 years old, so I promptly bought all new tires at "America's Tire" and they set them to 60 psi for the front tires (or was it the rear?) and 50 psi for the 4 rear tires (or is that backwards - doesn't matter). Then I had it in the shop and they set all 6 tires to 32 psi and told me that the data sheet in the door frame said to use 28 psi. But the tires have a max pressure of 65 psi. Now, I had seen the 28 psi and noticed the old tires had a max of 65 psi when I bought the rig - but I figured the 28 psi was for the Toyota pickup without the cabin. It seemed weird to have the pressure set at less than half the rated max, so ~50 psi seemed reasonable. Also at 32 psi the tires LOOK low, they bulge way out and the dualies must be touching in between. Finally the manual (yes I have the original) says "Obtain proper inflation pressures from your vehicle chassis manufacturer OR tire manufacturer." Any of you wise folks have a better idea of the best pressure for: handling first, mileage second, and tire life third?? Thanks in advance, Worrier
  4. Thank you Linda S, I was about to burst into tears (and jjrbus only added fuel to my misery). My 20' 1990 Warrior(worrier) 3vze has gotten an average of 13 mpg - and never hit 15 mpg even rolling down from the Sierra Nevadas. *sigh*
  5. Thanks Linda!! I'll check it all out tomorrow. I _think_ the valve may NOT have been all the way open from the way it felt when I shut it off -- so you may have nailed the problem for me!! (operator error - prior owner). Also, I was looking around and found the statement that "gaseous LPG is HEAVIER than air" and should therefore sink to the ground, not get trapped up in the access space. Is it common for some gas to build up behind the fill valve cover?
  6. Just got my first rig, a 1990 Toyota Itasca Warrior w/ only 40 k. Am still getting familiar with her and haven't been out yet. When I opened the outside LPG access cover I got a whiff of "garlic". Then I took off the filler cover cap and it made a "pfffftt" sound and I got a BIG whiff of LPG. The tank is about 3/8 full (per the gauge). And I shut off the valve which I guess the prior owner had left turned on. (1) Is LPG lighter than air at sea level? There's no bottom under the tank and I'm surprised any gas would hang around on a windy day like this ... (2) I had the RV checked over by an RV shop before I bought it and they didn't report an LPG problem. Could such a problem just materialize out of nowhere when the RV is parked and not in use at all? (3) Should the valve be left in the "off" position when not in use? Is it prone to leaking? If gas is escaping from the fill valve, closing the supply to coach valve won't help ... right? Thanks Gang!!
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