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RE: Anyone with a THERMOSAN ?

1976 FMC here! My coach had one as OEM standard equipment. By the time I bought the coach in 1999, the intake and output parts were gone. Pump was still there and operable. While I lremoved the pump when doing my engine change from the 440 to a Duramax diesel, I still have the pump. It needs new tubing but otherwise is fine. Every now and then I think about reinstalling it! It is my understanding that if they were OEM they could be maintained and used but only if OEM.
BigRabbitMan 01/24/22 11:11pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: RVs over 10 years old are valueless

I did make an entry to this thread just about a month ago but I decided to drop in and see where it was going..... We are hosts for Boondockers Welcome I have decided that I will request a recent picture of all rigs less than 10 years old. I will make a special allowance for any over forty years old. Matt Matt, I might get in where you can’t as mine is three years younger than yours! I have been in a number of parks where I have seen them looking past me then when parked and looking over the rules seen the 10 year rule. But as campground crowding continues and parks are sold to new owners I expect to run into being turned away at some point. It’s their option and will just move down the road. I have had mine for 21 years and not going to change now.
BigRabbitMan 01/01/22 12:07am General RVing Issues
RE: Gasser guys and gals ...why not a diesel ?

I am in a whole other category! I have a coach that was a rear engined gas coach. The engine of the 70’s was the Chrysler 440 which mine had. Was nice to drive as was quiet, but got 7 mpg. I always liked Diesel engines but liked my paid for coach better. Then I got the wild idea to convert my 29 ft rear engined coach with its old design gas engine to a modern Diesel engine. So I did! Bought a rolled 2006 GMC pickup with a Duramax and a six spd Allison. Out of pocket cost was $18,000 to move forward 30 years as to the power train. Hp when from about 220 to 360 and torque from 350 to 620. I weigh 15,000 lbs fully loaded. Mpg went from 7 to 13 and it is fun to drive. I have put 75,000 miles on the conversion and I calculated break even at about 45,000 miles. A whole different road!
BigRabbitMan 11/04/21 10:32pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Anyone interested in 83 Pace Arrow Tear down and Rebuild?

Just for everyone’s information, a day or so ago a 1976 FMC like mine that had the drive train and many other parts/systems upgraded or cleaned up just sold on the Bring a Trailer auction site for $151,000. I am glad Len and Robert, the two people that did the work, didn’t “stick a fork” in it! I did the same drive train upgrade that was done to that coach. I didn’t do it looking at resale value. I did it for my own use and enjoyment of the coach.
BigRabbitMan 08/22/21 12:33pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Anyone interested in 83 Pace Arrow Tear down and Rebuild?

I spent from 2010 to 2014 removing my engine and transmission and cleaning up and adding three layers to the firewall and installing a more modern engine and transmission. I also replaced the original gas stove and oven with an induction cook top and convection oven. And guess what - my coach is older than his! What happened afterward? I have put 60,000 miles on my new and improved coach. I keep passing the new coaches on the grades! Sure glad that I didn’t “stick a fork in it”!!
BigRabbitMan 08/15/21 07:03pm Class A Motorhomes
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