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Forum: Fuel Economy 10-08-2020, 04:56 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 82,517
Posted By fwdanielson
GM makes a TBI intake manifold that bolts to the...

GM makes a TBI intake manifold that bolts to the Vortec heads so you can upgrade the heads and keep the TBI injection and computer. That and a set of junkyard heads would not be terribly expensive. I...
Forum: Fuel Economy 10-08-2020, 03:52 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 82,517
Posted By fwdanielson
Vortec vs TBI

That's why I pointed out that my 95 has a TBI motor. That engine was introduced in 1987. The Vortec motors introduced in 1996 were a substantial improvement.
Forum: Fuel Economy 10-08-2020, 12:33 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 82,517
Posted By fwdanielson
Update on 1995 Chevy

Our 1995 Chevy Roadtrek 190 Versatile is the last year of the old style Chey van chassis with the last year of the TBI 350. We have been getting 10.5 to 11 MPG and also had hot soak vapor lock...
Forum: General Discussion Forum 05-14-2018, 05:29 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,727
Posted By fwdanielson
All the time

We have an older Roadtrek with the shower in the aisle and the floor drain and use the shower all the time, even when there are bath houses. My wife especially likes the privacy of using our own...
Forum: General Discussion Forum 04-11-2018, 09:38 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 10,315
Posted By fwdanielson
All of the time

We cook most of our meals in the van on the stove. Everything from shrimp and grits to chicken parmigiana to poached fish. Our van is an older Roadtrek with a proper vent hood and a stainless steel...
Forum: Places & Routes 04-11-2018, 09:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,175
Posted By fwdanielson
Red Cliffs National Conservation Area

There is camping available at the Red Cliffs NCA which is about an hour from Zion and is a worthy spot to visit in it's own right. Besides the actual Red Cliffs campground there is a campground at...
Forum: Tweaks, Mods & Projects 09-25-2017, 03:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 8,827
Posted By fwdanielson
The air pre-heater gets warm air from the...

The air pre-heater gets warm air from the generator engine running and does not have any effect during a cold start.

Is the generator propane powered by any chance? Propane units do not have the...
Forum: Gear, Swag, Parts and Tools 09-25-2017, 03:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,948
Posted By fwdanielson
In ended up installing a 5000BTU unit because...

In ended up installing a 5000BTU unit because that was the only one I could find that was not too tall to fit in the opening. It works but doesn't quite keep up on 95 degree summer days her in the...
Forum: Tweaks, Mods & Projects 09-25-2017, 03:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 8,827
Posted By fwdanielson
It should have the air pre-heater flap and...

It should have the air pre-heater flap and control. Here is a picture facing the generator airbox and carburetor. The airbox says "Air Pre-Heater Push in for winter Pull out for Summer" with an arrow...
Forum: Tweaks, Mods & Projects 06-16-2017, 06:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,786
Posted By fwdanielson
Someone tell me this is a good way to carry a kayak

The picture is from the 1993 Roadtrek brochure. Mine is a 95 Chevy and essentially the same van. I'm going on a fishing trip next month and need to bring the kayak.
Forum: Trading Post | Classifieds 03-02-2017, 01:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,631
Posted By fwdanielson
I had noticed this on Craigslist recently. From...

I had noticed this on Craigslist recently. From the description it sounds close to what you are looking for.

https://tampa.craigslist.org/pnl/cto/5994337972.html

There's also a nice looking...
Forum: Electrical | Charging, Systems, Solar and Generators 03-01-2017, 12:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,017
Posted By fwdanielson
The fuse is the limit

That outlet is powered by a circuit from the 12 volt distribution panel and has a fuse. The fuse is the limit of the circuit and the outlet. If you're not sure which one it is just plug something in...
Forum: General Discussion Forum 02-28-2017, 09:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,289
Posted By fwdanielson
Sorry for the confusion. I meant remove the...

Sorry for the confusion. I meant remove the fridge instead of attempting to remove the upper vent. Once the fridge is out you can access anything and the upper vent can be left alone.
Forum: General Discussion Forum 02-28-2017, 08:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,289
Posted By fwdanielson
Why service? The fridge is 20 years old and could...

Why service? The fridge is 20 years old and could stand a good flue cleaning. It struggles to keep up with the hot Florida weather at times and I plan to re-install using the manufacturer's...
Forum: General Discussion Forum 02-28-2017, 05:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,289
Posted By fwdanielson
These folks at arpv.com sell fan kits and...

These folks at arpv.com sell fan kits and controllers but are rather pricey. If you're handy at some lightweight fabrication and wiring you could make the same setup for less. There are any number of...
Forum: General Discussion Forum 02-28-2017, 05:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,289
Posted By fwdanielson
Thanks for learning that for us. I've been...

Thanks for learning that for us. I've been eyeballing the upper vent and thinking about trying to take it off. When I need to service the fridge it is coming out.
Forum: General Discussion Forum 02-28-2017, 03:42 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 15,019
Posted By fwdanielson
I think it's less likely that the drop out rate...

I think it's less likely that the drop out rate is that high and more likely that the industry is channel stuffing. As a longtime cigar smoker I saw the same thing happen in the 90's when that became...
Forum: The Manufacturers & Models 02-27-2017, 02:25 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 13,424
Posted By fwdanielson
I never understood why people have such a strong...

I never understood why people have such a strong preference for the kitchen on the passenger side. My old Versatile has the kitchen on the driver's side with sufficient counter and cabinet space to...
Forum: General Discussion Forum 02-27-2017, 12:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,033
Posted By fwdanielson
I don't know what your original table looked like...

I don't know what your original table looked like but this article had some good information about crafting a table. The Perfect Table: Customizing Your Camper - Roadtreking : The RV Lifestyle Blog...
Forum: General Discussion Forum 02-25-2017, 02:10 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 965
Posted By fwdanielson
That's very likely 1/2 inch pipe thread. The...

That's very likely 1/2 inch pipe thread.

The best way to get authoritative information is to contact Roadtrek. Call or email and they can be quite helpful. Roadtrek Support & Contact...
Forum: General Discussion Forum 02-09-2017, 12:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,801
Posted By fwdanielson
That's pretty much the same mat we use but not...

That's pretty much the same mat we use but not nearly as cool as your setup. I've got to go buy another and start cutting to fit.
Forum: General Discussion Forum 02-08-2017, 09:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,801
Posted By fwdanielson
Microfiber or viscose towels instead of the big...

Microfiber or viscose towels instead of the big cotton ones you use at home that take forever to dry.
A hunk of rope, even a 50 foot skein of paracord will save your bacon and take up almost no...
Forum: General Discussion Forum 02-08-2017, 09:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,978
Posted By fwdanielson
In the sink

I stand in the aisle facing the mirror on the bathroom door, take a few strokes, turn around and rinse the razor in the kitchen sink, and repeat. We brush our teeth and wash our hands in the same...
Forum: General Discussion Forum 07-22-2016, 05:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,025
Posted By fwdanielson
On the contrary I definitely think you will get...

On the contrary I definitely think you will get your money out of it by keeping it. You are not going to find a Class B with a new engine for the amount of money you have invested. Be happy and enjoy.
Forum: Electrical | Charging, Systems, Solar and Generators 07-19-2016, 09:23 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,669
Posted By fwdanielson
The Battery Minder should work just fine in that...

The Battery Minder should work just fine in that scenario. The owner's manual is downloadable from the web site and has a chart that details the voltages and current in the various phases. If you're...
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