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RE: How many of us are there? Owners of Dodge based RV's?

Leeann, You're much luckier than me. My refer is very narrow and I have been looking for a used replacement for about 5 years. There is only one model that will fit, otherwise I have to tear out the cabinet and build an entire new one. There is one new model made specifically to replace my old one, but it is about $900. I bought a Dometic RM66 on Craigslist, which is a 5 cu ft reefer. I'm pretty sure from the opening that it originally had a 7 cu ft, but the PO had replaced it with a tall dorm fridge (held in with a bungie. Yeah, a bungie) My hubby, then bf, just made it fit with a couple pieces of luan. I needed the strips both at the top and on the side. You'd think it would have been shorter only, but it was much shorter and slightly narrower. You might look at one of those...it's a pretty danged nice fridge. And RVdoctorgeorge has a ton of replacement parts for them, too, should it be missing anything.
Leeann 09/18/14 02:56pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: How many of us are there? Owners of Dodge based RV's?

Or look on Craigslist. I got a used but good 3-way RV fridge for $200. Best $200 I've ever spent. I also upgraded my converter to a Progressive Dynamics Intellipower Converter/Charger with Charge Wizard (smart charger so it won't boil your batteries). I got a great deal on a refurb 45 amp 9100 series and got the Charge Wizard add-on for less than the comparable 9200 series, but the 9200 series comes with the Charge Wizard built in. That's the next-best $ I spent on my RV. Our original converter was frightening, not nearly as nice as yours. Open wires, metal blade switch...a fire waiting to happen.
Leeann 09/16/14 09:01pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: How many of us are there? Owners of Dodge based RV's?

So what exactly (besides the 110v fridge) doesn't work when you're on 12v power?
Leeann 09/16/14 06:52pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: How many of us are there? Owners of Dodge based RV's?

Whoops, didn't even consider that could be the issue here. If your fridge is 3-way, that means it will run on propane, 110v and 12v, but you have to switch the power source at the fridge (there's a switch, usually inside the fridge at the bottom). If it's a 2-way fridge, it will only run on either propane or 110v; 12v won't do anything. Lights that run on 110v will not run on 12v; there are separate fixtures for 12v lighting and 110v lighting. The 12v bulbs look like old automotive backup/brake/turn/stop bulbs with the round base. 110v fixtures will have regular household bulbs in them.
Leeann 09/16/14 05:51pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: How many of us are there? Owners of Dodge based RV's?

The converter/charger and the wiring from the battery to it.
Leeann 09/07/14 09:18pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: How many of us are there? Owners of Dodge based RV's?

Mark, that truly is funny. My hubby's is also red...and we bought it in June for $1300. He'd had a 1982 KZ550 D (the LTD is a C-3), black, that died right before I met him and he'd been missing a motorcycle ever since - been riding since he was 12. I found this one on Craigslist about 45 mins away and he drove it home. It was a slightly late wedding present to him :) Back to the gasahol issue. He bored out the accelerator needles a little to make the RV behave a little better on ethanol since we can't get real gas in our Nazi state.
Leeann 09/07/14 03:04pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: How many of us are there? Owners of Dodge based RV's?

We swapped LEDs into every 12v fixture we have. Really bright, very little draw on the battery. Soon, I'll buy replacement fixtures that come with LEDs (our current fixtures are showing their age). For shore/generator power, we bought a set of under-cabinet fluorescent lights. Little things, but put out a ton of light. And we can have one by itself, or string all four together. As for the fun of gasohol (NOT), we have the ThermoQuad. Hubby found online where people said to enlarge something - he has carb files - to make it happier on the crap. It has reduced the just off-idle stumble but has not eliminated it. Not the main jet; I remember that much. Now I just have to find those instructions or wait until he gets back from his motorcycle ride (in keeping with the spirit of the thread, it's an '82 Kawasaki KZ550 LTD, 4-stroke, 4-cyl).
Leeann 09/07/14 08:47am Class C Motorhomes
RE: How many of us are there? Owners of Dodge based RV's?

Yup, looks like someone already put epoxy on yours. Now to dig into the manual ;)
Leeann 08/31/14 08:16am Class C Motorhomes
RE: How many of us are there? Owners of Dodge based RV's?

Mark, I don't own and Pradas. I have cowboy boots; do those count? Maybe I should put on the Timberland work boots instead... :)
Leeann 08/30/14 04:05pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: How many of us are there? Owners of Dodge based RV's?

Found an exploded diagram in my stash, too: https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5564/15079985961_d8bf7da9d6_z.jpg
Leeann 08/30/14 08:32am Class C Motorhomes
RE: How many of us are there? Owners of Dodge based RV's?

You really need to check the t-stat. If it's taking a long time to warm up, that totally screws up proper operation of your engine and you'll get nasty emissions. Also, the idle is way high. Our 440 idles about 610 RPM; your 360 should idle about 700 RPM when warm. The 2210/2245 are the series of carbs I was talking about from my '75 with 360. Give me a minute; I have the service manual around here somewhere. In the meantime, I have a service note on those carbs. For proper operation, you need to put a dab of epoxy on them. Something about air or gas leaking…I can't remember now, it's been so long, but here's the pic: https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5572/15082892915_ed60bf89e6_z.jpg Found the manual - here's the download link: http://www.datafilehost.com/d/767c0c16
Leeann 08/30/14 08:23am Class C Motorhomes
RE: How many of us are there? Owners of Dodge based RV's?

So,you have the lean-burn carb, yes?More likely a two-barrel BBD. That's what my '77 B200 318 had. Float adjustment is tricky and they have a tendency to leak and sink. Valve stem seal is a definite starting point for solving oil consumption/burning issue. The '75 El Dorado with 360 we started with came from CA and had the lean-burn carb. That thing was a total POS.
Leeann 08/29/14 04:53pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: How many of us are there? Owners of Dodge based RV's?

So,you have the lean-burn carb, yes?
Leeann 08/29/14 02:40pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: How many of us are there? Owners of Dodge based RV's?

Keep forgetting to post this for all those with the 440-3 engine, since Champion BL9Y plugs aren't available: BL9Y cross-reference
Leeann 08/29/14 02:16pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: How many of us are there? Owners of Dodge based RV's?

I'll kick you, Mark ;) Just kidding…pretty awesome, isn't it?
Leeann 08/29/14 12:51pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: How many of us are there? Owners of Dodge based RV's?

Welcome, both of you. I wouldn't trade my old RV for any one of those 'luxury' coaches people pay a house payment for.
Leeann 08/28/14 06:42pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: How many of us are there? Owners of Dodge based RV's?

Definitely in the right place! Welcome to the madness ;)
Leeann 08/17/14 09:17am Class C Motorhomes
RE: How many of us are there? Owners of Dodge based RV's?

Thanks, Mark :)
Leeann 08/16/14 10:04am Class C Motorhomes
RE: How many of us are there? Owners of Dodge based RV's?

Oh, and he's the hubby now ;) Congratulations. Thanks ;)
Leeann 08/15/14 11:39pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: How many of us are there? Owners of Dodge based RV's?

That is a sweet Chinook. I see why it's not a dually, though - no cabover bunk, generally smaller altogether. I love the avocado green ;) Thanks! I would love to have a 440 like yours too. :) No, you wouldn't. IMHO, most motorhomes are over-powered. (In Leeann's case, it's appropriate, due her BF's heavy trailer they tow.) My 1969/70 had a 318 in it and it'd pass many, many vehicles going up Turnagain Pass. It'd maintain speed for all but the last 1/4 mile, while many other people were having to downshift before they got half way up. If you want a little more oomph, you could change rear axle gears, although you'd give up a little bit of gas mileage. The bathroom indicates it's a Class B (commonly called a van conversion). --> Leeann ... avocado green?? You're sick, although I guess it's okay on the outside. Try spending time in one with a green interior and you'll start turning the same color. I only like the avocado green on the outside :B Ours actually felt underpowered...until the torque converter exploded and we found out it had a car torque converter. Replaced it with the correct truck torque converter and it was like we replaced the motor. Hills we used to crawl up before the replacement (35 mph), we flew up after (60 mph). Oh, and he's the hubby now ;)
Leeann 08/15/14 09:45pm Class C Motorhomes
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