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What to buy in a used Diesel

Hello, We are thinking of returning to the RV style living that we are accustomed to. I'm looking at two 37' diesel pushers and both are made by reputable Folks. One, 2003 has a 350HP Cummings (132,000 miles) and the other 2006, has a CAT engine and I think it has a 300HP (25,000 miles). They are within 15K$. I need opinions on Maintenance problems for the different engines. I'm pretty much up to date on the other type maintenance. Thanks for your answers. Marvin
Horizon170 06/20/16 08:57pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Do you tow with your B?

Almost any van RV can tow a small car. I have sold my rig but am looking for a later model Class B. Marvin http://i938.photobucket.com/albums/ad222/GA_Boy/Van%20RV/VanandVW22_zps752989de.jpg
Horizon170 05/21/16 05:42pm Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: New to RV,when traveling how do you know what areas to avoid

If you enter an area where all the buildings have security bars over the windows it's time to keep moving.:)
Horizon170 09/28/15 09:13am General RVing Issues

Sorry for the horse. Did you have to pay for it?Typical American response whom seem to show more care for animals than they do for humans. Who cares what happened to the horse? AMEN
Horizon170 08/17/15 10:57am General RVing Issues
RE: New Asphalt Driveway

2X12 oak boards would be my idea. Plywood will sag a little IMO.
Horizon170 08/17/15 10:52am General RVing Issues
RE: What a deal On a Digital Voltmeter ?

Tip: Don't ever grow old. Between cataract and glacial reaction time I no longer drive at night. I want talking gauges so I don't have to take my eyes off the road. "Oooooh help me - I'm soooo hot" "I am in pain! I need more lube!" "I've slipped out of my belt. Pull over" But then again I am a widower. Married guys would risk having the DW set hammer to dashboard. If we live long enough, we will have that. Everything will have a chip and voice software. Hey Mr.MEX, get your glasses with anti-glare and it will help night driving. Marvin
Horizon170 08/12/15 12:03am Tech Issues
RE: Myth that socket extensions change torque wrench readings

It only changes the torque if you add length, like a crows foot. If it's just a normal extension to get to a deeper bolt/nut then no toque difference. That's what I've always understood- extensions like this: http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/31XAsWzKkVL._SY300_.jpg require calculation for proper torque. Correct and there is a formula for setting the right torque on an adjustable or the reading on a bar type wrench. The following formula has been used: M1 = M2 x L1 / L2 Where: M1 is the torque setting of the wrench. M2 is the actual torque applied to the nut L1 is the normal length of the wrench L2 is the extended length of the wrench Marvin
Horizon170 07/31/15 07:21pm Tech Issues
RE: Electrical cord wrapped in a circle cause problems?

Do what you want but an electric cord wrapped in a circle is an electromagnet less an iron core. It creates and electromagnetic field and reduces the power at the business end. What difference in power have you noticed when a cord is rolled? Don't know, I'm smart enough to remember what I was taught when I worked on Nike Hercules Missile systems for the U.S. Army. If you have a monster cord and a light load you will not notice, but subject that same cord to the maximum load an watch stuff start smoking and melting. Marvin PS, MEX or DRWIZ, clear up this mess so we novices can rest. :)
Horizon170 07/31/15 07:08pm Tech Issues
RE: Electrical cord wrapped in a circle cause problems?

Do what you want but an electric cord wrapped in a circle is an electromagnet less an iron core. It creates and electromagnetic field and reduces the power at the business end. Figure eight the roll and the Electromagnetic fields cancel each other out and gives almost full power at the business end. The length of the cord should be kept at a minimum and if it is really too long figure eight or don't roll it at all.
Horizon170 07/30/15 06:44pm Tech Issues
RE: High volume oil changes made easier

The add says it has a max lift of 1.66 inches. I don't think that would work on my 7.3 diesel. Marvin
Horizon170 07/22/15 03:50pm Tech Issues
RE: Need outlet wiring help. Can I use 220 volt wiring?

RoyB's post pretty much shows it all for you. Here's some extra reading material. RV Electric And take Mexicowanderer's advice and triple check before you plug you TT into it. Plus you can test with this. you will need a 30AMP to 15/20 amp adapter. http://www.amazon.com/ELECTRICAL-RECEPTACLE-TESTER-OUTLET-PRONG/dp/B002Q3R7HI
Horizon170 07/09/15 08:25pm Tech Issues
RE: Amazing apps that alert me to rain and ligtning

Jeff, you write some wonderful things on this forum and I'm just expressing another viewpoint. We are at a stage in the 21st century that we rely on others to take care of us through the Media. I,too, use this info at times but I also let my common sense dictate my actions. I respect you too much to argue----just giving my opinion on relying on others. I'm a good listener but also a survivor. To the other poster---Dad used a tent and I don't have a clue if Gramps ever camped. He passed away when I was 4 years old at around 90 years old. Have a super day tomorrow folks.
Horizon170 07/09/15 08:10pm General RVing Issues
RE: Yellow jackets in a/c box

I thought Yellow Jackets always made their nest under ground. We have some yellow/orange Wasps in GA and their sting is very painful. You can buy Wasp and Hornet spray at many places and it will shoot a stream 10-15 feet so you stay safe.
Horizon170 07/09/15 07:57pm General RVing Issues
RE: Amazing apps that alert me to rain and ligtning

o brother.. Maybe you should turn on the electronic device called a TV, or simply go to the library and research how many hundreds of thousands have been killed by flash floods, tornadoes, and hurricanes that they NEVER knew they were coming, and it happens darn near every year in a CG somewhere too. It's pretty obvious why: They didn't know. So have yourself a good time refusing to let any electronic device protect you. I suggest when you see folks heading in the other direction you consider doing the same. I protect myself the same as my Father (1889-1979) and his Father before him. Use common sense and use your survival instincts if you have any. If you feel safe with these devices, fine, but I depend on my knowledge, not someone else who may be miles away.
Horizon170 07/09/15 03:58pm General RVing Issues
RE: Have A Major Made In China Purchase In Mind?

How many $ do we/US Government owe China? What if they decide they need it all right now? Something about a Creek and the absence of a Paddle. :)
Horizon170 07/09/15 03:07pm Tech Issues
RE: Amazing apps that alert me to rain and ligtning

I'm just to 'old school' for this........................ Me too, I use a hanging rock and mirror. :) If I ever need any electronic device to keep me safe, then I shouldn't go RV'ing. People spend way too many hours staring at these devices. Take time to smell the roses folks---you will have a much more harmonious outcome.
Horizon170 07/09/15 02:36pm General RVing Issues
RE: Have A Major Made In China Purchase In Mind?

To the OP, Thanks for your original post. Scarrrrrrrrrrry!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Marvin
Horizon170 07/08/15 11:21am Tech Issues
RE: Amazon hydraulic crimper

yeah i think he got confused 16 ton was Tennessee Ernie Ford right fist of iron, left one of steel You are correct, it was TN Ernie. My goof but I'm old as dirt. :)
Horizon170 07/05/15 05:35pm Tech Issues
RE: Transferring water

An extra 12v DC rv water pump...roughly $65 for one via PPL some tubing and and wiring with alligator clips This is a simple solution. I had an extra 12v pump. I use a 12v jump starter, with attached small battery cables, to power it. I had both already, so just purchased an inexpensive white water hose, cut the ends off, cut refill hose in half, v-notched the end that goes in water jug, works great. Jerry That is what I did to have a short hose to pull the pink antifreeze from a gallon jug and pump through the system for winterizing. I usually don't need to add to my fresh water tank but one more tee and cutoff and I could refill potable tank.
Horizon170 07/05/15 05:10pm General RVing Issues
RE: Amazon hydraulic crimper

I got my HF crimper several years ago, IIRC it was listed at 5 ton Others have posted 7 ton, this was adv as 10 ton? They all look the same size, can't be that much difference in the hydraulic cylinder No matter what it truly is, I know it works, it does the job I need it to do. Hee,hee, mine looks the same from HF and is advertized as 16 Ton. Makes me think of Johny Cash. :)
Horizon170 07/04/15 04:45pm Tech Issues
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