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Forum: General Discussion Forum 01-18-2020, 08:07 PM
Replies: 18
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Posted By D&J Phillips
Back to the original question, I have to disagree...

Back to the original question, I have to disagree with Roadtrek Adventuous's assessment about longevity of diesel over gas - that's purely speculation (there are Volvo gas engines with over a million...
Forum: General Discussion Forum 01-17-2020, 12:18 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 121
Posted By D&J Phillips
I'm not sure how much I can help but I think it...

I'm not sure how much I can help but I think it should be a full size spare.
I also have a 1999 230xlwt and mine also had no spare when I bought it.
I think mine had been altered by some previous...
Forum: General Discussion Forum 12-28-2019, 05:52 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,271
Posted By D&J Phillips
I agree this is a very useful thread. I was...

I agree this is a very useful thread. I was taught the truckers hitch about 40 years ago by a retired trucker and rarely need anything more. I like that I can cinch something tight to prevent...
Forum: Electrical | Charging, Systems, Solar and Generators 12-08-2019, 07:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 429
Posted By D&J Phillips
Hi Tom, I got curious and looked thru my manual...

Hi Tom,
I got curious and looked thru my manual and found this page in the electrical section - no verbiage other than what you see on the page but maybe it will help you chase it down.

I'm not...
Forum: Electrical | Charging, Systems, Solar and Generators 12-07-2019, 11:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 429
Posted By D&J Phillips
I'm probably the least qualified on this forum to...

I'm probably the least qualified on this forum to advise on batteries -I'm still running two 12V deep cycle flooded batteries.

From what I have gleaned on this forum, most here seem to think the...
Forum: Electrical | Charging, Systems, Solar and Generators 12-07-2019, 10:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 429
Posted By D&J Phillips
The dome light and the aisle lights come on in...

The dome light and the aisle lights come on in ours when the headlight switch is turned to the left. And the same result when the center switch of the dome light is on, the same lights come on...
Forum: Electrical | Charging, Systems, Solar and Generators 12-07-2019, 04:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 429
Posted By D&J Phillips
Ours is a 1999 so I bet they are wired the same. ...

Ours is a 1999 so I bet they are wired the same.

The aisle lights are part of the van courtesy light circuit that comes on when the doors are opened.

To activate, look at the overhead dome...
Forum: Gear, Swag, Parts and Tools 11-16-2019, 05:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 578
Posted By D&J Phillips
Welcome to the forum. Mine is a 1999 Dodge so it...

Welcome to the forum. Mine is a 1999 Dodge so it may be different. Mine does seal real well. Here are a couple of shots from inside and one from under the hood. Hope these help.
Dave
Forum: General Discussion Forum 10-20-2019, 05:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 531
Posted By D&J Phillips
I don't know what brand windows Roadtreck uses...

I don't know what brand windows Roadtreck uses but you might try Pelland Enterprises. I know that have parts for Kinro & Hehr & I have been quite satisfied with their knowledge and service.
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Forum: General Discussion Forum 09-27-2019, 07:59 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,112
Posted By D&J Phillips
5 are dated 0919 and the one they had to search...

5 are dated 0919 and the one they had to search for is 3118 so 5 are about 6 months and 1 is about a year old. I'm fine with that because IMO 1 year inside a warehouse with virtually no UV shouldn't...
Forum: General Discussion Forum 09-26-2019, 06:23 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,112
Posted By D&J Phillips
I think I'm an outlier on this. I needed...

I think I'm an outlier on this.

I needed new tires on our 1999 Xplorer - Dodge 3500 with dual rear conversion, so 6 tires + spare. We bought the van in 2014 with nearly new Ironman tires. I had...
Forum: General Discussion Forum 09-21-2019, 01:04 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 499
Posted By D&J Phillips
Hi Joe, My 1999 Xplorer had the same problem...

Hi Joe,
My 1999 Xplorer had the same problem but on almost all windows in the rear.

I realize you already dealt with your issues but for future reference if other windows need seal repairs, you...
Forum: General Discussion Forum 09-09-2019, 08:19 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 5,116
Posted By D&J Phillips
Clear write-up & I get that you aren't happy with...

Clear write-up & I get that you aren't happy with the absorption reefer's performance but, unfortunately, you still failed to answer my question - what this mysterious "source" is that you don't want...
Forum: General Discussion Forum 09-09-2019, 06:13 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 5,116
Posted By D&J Phillips
You say you don't want "an open flame right next...

You say you don't want "an open flame right next to the source"

So, the suspense is killing me.... "source" of what?

Dave
Forum: Electrical | Charging, Systems, Solar and Generators 09-07-2019, 08:47 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,380
Posted By D&J Phillips
Joining the thread late, but I am curious why you...

Joining the thread late, but I am curious why you want the genny running while driving? I have not heard of anyone doing that.

I caution against bypassing a low oil switch if that is the problem....
Forum: General Discussion Forum 09-01-2019, 10:58 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 5,116
Posted By D&J Phillips
Really? The thread is about propane safety and...

Really? The thread is about propane safety and refrigerators, yet you would rather argue about how many units are in service than acknowledge the point I was trying to make? So, if it makes you feel...
Forum: General Discussion Forum 09-01-2019, 06:53 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 5,116
Posted By D&J Phillips
Considering the millions of absorption units that...

Considering the millions of absorption units that are out there in service without damaged wires, I would be more interested in determining how/why the wires got "burned up" than simply replacing the...
Forum: General Discussion Forum 07-22-2019, 05:08 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 59,132
Posted By D&J Phillips
I looked through the 2001 Xplorer manual you...

I looked through the 2001 Xplorer manual you posted in the other thread and noticed the recommended tire pressure is 70psi front and rear (all 6 tires same).

The interesting thing to me is that my...
Forum: General Discussion Forum 07-21-2019, 10:48 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 59,132
Posted By D&J Phillips
Hi, The AC I removed was a Fedders - my Xplorer...

Hi, The AC I removed was a Fedders - my Xplorer manual has a operators manual for a Fedders window unit and hand-written in it is: Model number: AZQ10F2BG-G, Serial number GJ526651 1997. Not sure,...
Forum: General Discussion Forum 07-21-2019, 05:06 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 59,132
Posted By D&J Phillips
I'm not surprised there is little info. I have...

I'm not surprised there is little info. I have the complete manual for my 1999 and it has absolutely no mention of the dually set-up except for recommending tire pressures for dually rears.

On...
Forum: General Discussion Forum 07-19-2019, 05:15 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 59,132
Posted By D&J Phillips
Thank you for posting the pages on the rear wheel...

Thank you for posting the pages on the rear wheel adaptors. Does your manual have anything about the front hubs? As mentioned earlier, the front hubs on mine use stock Dodge wheels but the rears are...
Forum: General Discussion Forum 07-18-2019, 12:17 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 59,132
Posted By D&J Phillips
jimlongusa welcome to the forum. I have a...

jimlongusa welcome to the forum.

I have a 1999 230 xlwt and had to replace our air conditioning unit 2-3 years ago and I expect your 1998 would call for the same unit.

The only one I could...
Forum: General Discussion Forum 07-12-2019, 09:48 PM
Replies: 349
Views: 32,384
Posted By D&J Phillips
Nailed it for me!

Nailed it for me!
Forum: The Manufacturers & Models 06-30-2019, 09:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,729
Posted By D&J Phillips
I agree, my 1999 Xplorer/Dodge has a button on...

I agree, my 1999 Xplorer/Dodge has a button on the dash that actuates a starter type solenoid switch. it also has heavy enough cables that when the chassis battery is totally dead, it starts with the...
Forum: Trading Post | Classifieds 06-27-2019, 07:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,632
Posted By D&J Phillips
I don't have a sprinter but I found the idea of...

I don't have a sprinter but I found the idea of no oil pressure warning very surprising.

A quick google search led me to the Sprinter Forum where several posters clearly stated that the T1N and...
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