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Old 12-17-2013, 07:45 PM   #11
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Wow looks like you got a really good deal! When I was shopping for mine most in that vintage were 12k and up depending on cond. Yea the 34 is a big rig couldn't tell from your sticker but I'm guessing it is around 9000lb dry.
Just think what you saved in purchase price will cover a lot of diesel over the next few years.
I see your district 14 and way north of me you ride with the Ed Heartfelder crowd <grin>. I know all about those 50+ class - all my old rivals from 30 years are still fast heh heh.
Take care and keep posting!
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Old 12-17-2013, 09:10 PM   #12
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Wow looks like you got a really good deal! When I was shopping for mine most in that vintage were 12k and up depending on cond. Yea the 34 is a big rig couldn't tell from your sticker but I'm guessing it is around 9000lb dry.
Just think what you saved in purchase price will cover a lot of diesel over the next few years.
I see your district 14 and way north of me you ride with the Ed Heartfelder crowd <grin>. I know all about those 50+ class - all my old rivals from 30 years are still fast heh heh.
Take care and keep posting!
Yeah, I'm guessing between 8000 and 9000 dry? She is a bigun. We'll use it a few times, then decide if its a keeper or not. Figured out what style vent cover it takes, went to the local RV supply house, I wanted to get the "smoke" ones, out of stock.

My better half had me measure it for new blinds, curtains and fabric to cover the bed frame boards.

Taking a close look at the king pin / goose neck adapter, I need to try and lower the nose of it a little bit, not sure the best way to go about it. I may get radical with my $150.00 adapter, cut about 4" off of it.

And yes, I had been away from competitive riding for 20+ years, I was shocked how fast these guys still are, But it's fun, and keeps me on the bike.
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Old 12-18-2013, 08:52 PM   #13
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Good day today, I got the propane tanks filled, and the furnace and stove work fine. Should I leave the valves on both tanks open? Or what do you guys recommend?

I removed the one broken hinge on the overhead cabinet door, I'll hit the big box stores to see if I can source a replacement.

I pulled the battery out and took it in the shop, it is actually taking a charge!!

I got a little rubbing compound and a rag test rubbed a small area on the front, I think its going to clean up just great

I'll post a few pictures, I need some advise on the white propane valve. When there is red showing in that small window, does that mean the tanks are empty?

I cleaned out the previous owners left over belongings, hoping to find an owners manual, no such luck. I did find one for the toilet!

Anyhow, we're making progress.
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Old 12-19-2013, 11:58 AM   #14
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Good day today, I got the propane tanks filled, and the furnace and stove work fine. Should I leave the valves on both tanks open? Or what do you guys recommend?
There is actually more debate to this than you could imagine!

Some folks say:
- Leave both on and let the autochangeoverr do its thing. You just have to remember to go out and check it periodically to see when it switched. If you do the below, you'll inevitably run out in the middle of night and have to turn on the 2nd tank when it's frigidly cold.

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- If you have one on and leave one off, then you'll know when you run out of the first one and can take it to get filled. If you do the above, you'll forget to check and will run out of propane entirely (likely in the middle of the night!).


SO... you gotta pick which risk is for you.
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Old 12-19-2013, 12:08 PM   #15
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There is actually more debate to this than you could imagine!

Some folks say:
- Leave both on and let the autochangeoverr do its thing. You just have to remember to go out and check it periodically to see when it switched. If you do the below, you'll inevitably run out in the middle of night and have to turn on the 2nd tank when it's frigidly cold.

Other folks say:
- If you have one on and leave one off, then you'll know when you run out of the first one and can take it to get filled. If you do the above, you'll forget to check and will run out of propane entirely.


SO... you gotta pick which risk is for you.
~~Tossing more gas on the campfire....~~

I am a "Other Folks" yep it sucks to go out at 2AM to switch tanks

It sucks MORE to be out of propane at 2AM when it is 20 outside
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~~Tossing more gas on the campfire....~~

I am a "Other Folks" yep it sucks to go out at 2AM to switch tanks

It sucks MORE to be out of propane at 2AM when it is 20 outside
I'll admit- I'm in the first crew. BUT- I also ran entirely out of propane twice before I learned how to read my autochangeover indicator!

For those 2am run outs, most convenience stores will sell you a $50, 15 pound exchangeable tank. Mine wasn't 2am, but it was about 9:30pm when we discovered it. Good times.

Note, I added a note about running out entirely at 2am based on your comment.
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I'll admit- I'm in the first crew. BUT- I also ran entirely out of propane twice before I learned how to read my autochangeover indicator!

For those 2am run outs, most convenience stores will sell you a $50, 15 pound exchangeable tank. Mine wasn't 2am, but it was about 9:30pm when we discovered it. Good times.

Note, I added a note about running out entirely at 2am based on your comment.
LOL...I am honored

Yeah I agree about the autochangeover ours is pretty straightforward and is located on the curbside to boot.

What I wish FR would do (or OC to design a mod ) is a beeping alarm when the tank changes over so you know it's "Time") Better yet for that alarm/indicator to be located on your master panel inside (FR are you listening)
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Old 12-19-2013, 12:56 PM   #18
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I'll admit- I'm in the first crew. BUT- I also ran entirely out of propane twice before I learned how to read my autochangeover indicator!
Is that what that "white" box is? The one in the picture I posted? It's some sort of an "autoswitch?
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Is that what that "white" box is? The one in the picture I posted? It's some sort of an "autoswitch?
Possibly, but I don't know. Mine looks differently:
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Old 12-23-2013, 08:39 AM   #20
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Well I couldn't take it am longer. I got up on the roof of the rig and replaced the vent covers, with new "smoke" colored ones. Hard to believe the plywood box covers, had held that much heat in.

But of the (3) of them, only (1) even resembled a cover anymore. The other two, just fell apart.

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