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Old 11-09-2012, 01:16 PM   #61
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Old 11-09-2012, 01:33 PM   #62
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Linda good idea about using hose clamps!!
That earned a .............."cheers"
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Old 11-09-2012, 09:12 PM   #63
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You charging 2 marine batteries or ?
I have 3 deep cell batteries that the solar panels are charging.

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a Skoolie Repair Kit. Only $34,95 (plus shipping & handling)
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takes up to 8 weeks for delivery

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I agree, that is a great idea.

Drove about 250 miles today. Made is just east of Somerset, PA. Fueled up today after nearly 400 miles on this tank. We have traveled over 1000 miles so far. We ended up getting 11.08 miles per gallon. Not to shabby. The DT-408 is a dream to drive so far. Not sure that we have gotten into real mountainous areas yet (I am only about 120 miles into the Pennsylvania Turn Pike) but there have been some pretty good grades and as long as I keep it at about 65 mph and 2500 RPMs I can muscle up almost any grade we have hit so far.
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Old 11-10-2012, 12:38 AM   #64
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Have you gotten hammered on tolls yet?
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Old 11-10-2012, 08:21 AM   #65
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Thanks timmylc.

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Have you gotten hammered on tolls yet?
We had about $10-$15 in tolls thru Chicago. I haven't paid any tolls yet on the Turn Pike but, yes, I am going to get hammered. If I am reading this card correct it appears it is going to cost over $40 to drive across PA!
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Old 11-10-2012, 11:55 AM   #66
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When I drove from NY, they charged something double for over 7'6". Since I was only driving 50-55 mph, I used a lot of secondary highways. Many of them paralleled the turnpike. I'm not sure if PA does that.

Sounds like you're having lots of fun on the trip. What a great experience for the kids. I'm sure it is something that they will look back on for the rest of their lives. I have one friend that always talks about the trips they took as kids in the family trailer. He just turned 57.
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Old 11-10-2012, 12:07 PM   #67
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When I went through PA it was like $2.50 per axle or ? Driving the motorhomes (I delivered new motor homes A & C class out of Indiana all over the US for one summer) I sometimes had 3 axles on the 34 footers and then towing my car 2 more. The bus will only have 2 (not that I'm going that far in it for a long while if ever). I found IA and PA turnpike disappointing becuase it is a straight cement road lined with trees so I couldn't see back in to see the landscape very often. One cool thing I thought was their use of inter median rest areas. Accessible from both directions. And they had showers and laundry rooms in them. I liked small towns in NY.
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I ended up getting off the Turn Pike at Carlisle, PA yesterday after pulling into a service plaza to discover a blown break line . I got on the off ramp to head into the plaza and the break pedal went right to the floor. I got it stopped then looked at the gps to find the closest Auto Parts store. It was about 15 miles away in Carlisle. $30 and 20 min later the break line was replaced, breaks were bled and we were on our way to Hershey. Not a fun experience having 17,860 pounds of metal that you can barely stop.

When we got off the Turn Pike it cost me $26.50 in tolls for the distance we traveled. We are in Hershey, PA now and boondocked at a Walmart just outside of Hershey. Our next stop after Hershey is going to be Philadelphia where we intend to have a Philly Steak Sandwich.

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Sounds like you're having lots of fun on the trip. What a great experience for the kids. I'm sure it is something that they will look back on for the rest of their lives. I have one friend that always talks about the trips they took as kids in the family trailer. He just turned 57.
We are having a great time. Kids are doing really well on the trip and learning a lot. They are working on a project now (besides their normal schooling) where each of them draw 2 designs that say travelinwithus.com and the whole family will vote on their favorite. Whoever wins we are going to paint that design on Farold. I will be sure to post pics for all to see.

Last night was the third night boondocking. Batteries are pretty low on charge right now but without the solar panels I would be idling the engine. Because I have the solar panels it is just enough to keep the refrigerator running and we are sitting at 11.5 volts when it isn't running. I think the panels are going to pay for themselves in a short amount of time. We plan to boondock one more night then hit a campground to fully recharge everything.

This has been a huge learning experience for all of us. I boiled water today for coffee rather than run the coffee pot. We use the stove to cook rather than the microwave as it saves power and warms the bus. It has been a really neat experience and I recommend anyone with the resources to give it a shot sometime.
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Whew. I'm glad you got your 'brakes' fixed. I hope you enjoyed your 'break' for the Philly sandwich. What a fun adventure you are having.
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Whew. I'm glad you got your 'brakes' fixed. I hope you enjoyed your 'break' for the Philly sandwich. What a fun adventure you are having.
We haven't quite made it to Philly yet. We are still in Hershey and are getting ready to go to the museum and Hershey World.
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