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Old 07-01-2019, 01:33 PM   #1
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Anyone Near Mobile AL?

Is anyone near Mobile, Alabama?

There's a lady there with a 2000 E350 7.3L ambulance conversion. Her "water in fuel" light is on and she is kind of freaking out.

The last post from her was several hours ago so all may be well but here is the thread if anyone is around who could help her. I think more than anything she needs to be talked off the ledge, then the problem handled.

https://www.cheaprvliving.com/forums...5153#pid455153
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Is anyone near Mobile, Alabama?

There's a lady there with a 2000 E350 7.3L ambulance conversion. Her "water in fuel" light is on and she is kind of freaking out.

The last post from her was several hours ago so all may be well but here is the thread if anyone is around who could help her. I think more than anything she needs to be talked off the ledge, then the problem handled.

https://www.cheaprvliving.com/forums...5153#pid455153
Unfortunately folks aren't living "in reality" they're watching too many youtube videos.
If this person is "mid conversion" and can't afford a basic service like a water fuel separator or fuel filter they are in for some hard knocks.
Single older folks with no mechanical aptitude are going to need DEEP pockets to keep up with this hobby/fad/lifestyle.
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Unfortunately folks aren't living "in reality" they're watching too many youtube videos.
If this person is "mid conversion" and can't afford a basic service like a water fuel separator or fuel filter they are in for some hard knocks.
Single older folks with no mechanical aptitude are going to need DEEP pockets to keep up with this hobby/fad/lifestyle.
I think she's just freaking out and thinking it's going to cost the same as a transmission. That's why I said she needs to be talked off the ledge.

BTW I'm 57 with no mechanical aptitude. YOu adjust. But the first time something goes wrong it feels BIG>
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I think she's just freaking out and thinking it's going to cost the same as a transmission. That's why I said she needs to be talked off the ledge.

BTW I'm 57 with no mechanical aptitude. YOu adjust. But the first time something goes wrong it feels BIG>
Me a few other "old timers" have had our jobs cut out for us "talking folks off the ledge" on here.

I meant you no offense, but the truth is there is a growing number of dreamers who are in for some painful/expensive lessons. You seem to have a really positive outlook and enough income/savings that it works. But even throwing money at problems you've experienced firsthand how shitty mechanics are and how tough it is to get anything legitimately fixed.

I ditched a bus when the 5 grand I had set aside wasn't enough to fix it.

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Old 07-01-2019, 03:40 PM   #5
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Me a few other "old timers" have had our jobs cut out for us "talking folks off the ledge" on here.

I meant you no offense, but the truth is there is a growing number of dreamers who are in for some painful/expensive lessons. You seem to have a really positive outlook and enough income/savings that it works. But even throwing money at problems you've experienced firsthand how shitty mechanics are and how tough it is to get anything legitimately fixed.

I ditched a bus when the 5 grand I had set aside wasn't enough to fix it.
Positive attitude, yes. Enough savings, hell no. Not even close.

I try not to judge people - especially people with no mechanical aptitude - for how they behave in freak out mode. I remember having a meltdown over a stalled car once, so bad that I hyperventilated in the middle of an intersection. Now, if she does it more than once... yeah. Nobody's gonna follow her around and take care of things.

Anyway, I just thought, if someone is nearby they could go drain out some water or at a minimum show her where the drain is. Not a big commitment. Either nobody's in Mobile or everyone feels the way you do. Either way, I tried, not much more to be done.

PS - Everybody needs toi stop blaming YOUTube for everything LOL!
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Positive attitude, yes. Enough savings, hell no. Not even close.

I try not to judge people - especially people with no mechanical aptitude - for how they behave in freak out mode. I remember having a meltdown over a stalled car once, so bad that I hyperventilated in the middle of an intersection. Now, if she does it more than once... yeah. Nobody's gonna follow her around and take care of things.

Anyway, I just thought, if someone is nearby they could go drain out some water or at a minimum show her where the drain is. Not a big commitment. Either nobody's in Mobile or everyone feels the way you do. Either way, I tried, not much more to be done.

PS - Everybody needs toi stop blaming YOUTube for everything LOL!
You're right- Facebook is just as much to blame as YT!

Don't get me wrong- IF I were in or near Mobile I'd go help out if I could. But this is a sink or swim kinda thing, IMO.
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For many diesel vehicles, a "Water in Fuel" light isn't much more involved than "Oil change due".
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Far from being remotely ept when it comes to diesel, but...
What stops her from flexing her Goo-Fu for instruction on where to locate the hardware in question?
Not unsympathetic, simply inquisitive...
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And, yeah... NO!
YT is making it all look like bright bunnies and eunuch-corns.
Well, maybe the latter is accurate...
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Far from being remotely ept when it comes to diesel, but...
What stops her from flexing her Goo-Fu for instruction on where to locate the hardware in question?
Not unsympathetic, simply inquisitive...
I dunno , she kind of dropped off the thread so I'm thinking someone came long and helped her out.
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