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Old 12-14-2010, 02:16 PM   #31
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Re: The 72 foot 1994 bluebird/fleetwood motorhome

eh.. i dont think the 454 pusher is a good idea man.. think put a turbo on the 5.9 would be allot easier!
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Old 12-17-2010, 05:44 AM   #32
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So I sold everything and decided to travel the country in my renovated "rig" Just finished installing my williams propane direct vent heater.(Although it works well it heats the cieling well , Not sure the cieling gets 20 degrees warmer than the floor.) I'm leaving Mon 12/20 for las vegas onward to phoenix,AZ to Roswell,NM to Dallas,TX to orlando,FL to Miami,FL then around April be in Atlanta,GA Washington,DC to Syracuse,NY chicago. well I'll get some photo's up and tell my tails of being on the road
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Old 12-17-2010, 10:31 AM   #33
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... well I'll get some photo's up and tell my tails of being on the road
An adventure! Awesome! I'm looking forward to the road stories and pics! I'm especially curious to see where you spend the overnights with a rig that big.
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Old 12-17-2010, 01:20 PM   #34
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Yes it was a good time to lose my job I guess! I plan on staying at walmart supercenters. That is the destination anyways. Where ever a walmart be I will be. I'v planned walmart locations to stop at from here to florida. MMM I may get to Austin I have to go south from dallas anyways to florida..
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Old 12-20-2010, 01:25 PM   #35
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Old 12-20-2010, 01:33 PM   #36
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So I made it into Las Vegas,NV with no proublems.Staying at the walmart super center..And Free wifi..think it's comming from the krispy cream behind me. I posted some photo's of my sheet metal work. I had to buy a seperate card reader for my camera to get the pictures up on here.The touch screen lcd screen stoped working so I was not able to transfer the photo's to my computer for some time. I'm getting close to painting that converted rv trailer..Need a set of air bags (300.00) and some sanding work to do.
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Old 12-20-2010, 07:10 PM   #37
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To bad you can`t swing through Quartsite Az - your outfit would be a big hit with that crowd. And yes its out ragously cool.
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Old 12-20-2010, 07:36 PM   #38
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It has a 5.9 cummins ...slow on the grades mostly stays just around 25 maybe 30mph. Going to fill it up when I leave here so i can see how many gallons of fuel I burned from los angeles to las vegas. I think it averages around the 10mpg mark. If it is really steep grades like the ones that say "trucks use low gears" I use 3rd. But if it is a long down grade I will just roll to 2800 and brack back down to 2000rpm. Yea it is a master piece wish I had the airbags on the trailer..Springs are a little saggin. I talk to the security guard that drives around the parking lot and told her it was just me and my dogs and she asked kindly if I planned on staying another night. I siad yes But had she asked how long I was going to stay I would have said 2 weeks! I'm leaving the day after new years.

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Old 12-20-2010, 07:44 PM   #39
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Im just south of you outside primm nevada on BLM land about 7 miles off of HWY 15 as the crow flys maybe 12 driving

good luck on your journey brother
that thing has to be slow on the grades remember not to let the torque converter do the gear reduction for long periods thats what heats up the fluid.
on hills keep the engine against the governor so the converter is slipping as little as possible

take care & stay safe
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Should I down shift manually Going up hills? AH primm yes drove through many times even this time

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Old 12-25-2010, 08:28 PM   #40
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Well I skipped phoenix and headed stright for Roswell,NM for christmas and New years to spend with the family. So I am way ahead of schedule. Did not plan on being here until the end of JAN. but 5 days of sitting in a walmart parking lot is plenty of time to spend in 1 place.
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