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 Forum: General and Technical Information, Questions, and Responses   Topic: furnace trouble

Posted: Thu Jan 30, 2014 10:17 am 

Replies: 7
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On my 93, I have full access to my furnace through a cupboard door underneath the fridge. My furnace quit this last summer and it turned out to be carbon buildup on the igniter and (thermistor? the part that sees the flame). Took me about 15 minutes and it was back to running.

 Forum: General and Technical Information, Questions, and Responses   Topic: Air Intake 6.8 V10

Posted: Wed Dec 11, 2013 5:38 pm 

Replies: 11
Views: 9065


To slightly, very slightly, modify my position on adding stuff; getting a legitimate lubricity additive can be a good thing for older diesels. Forget the cetane improver. The current very low sulfur diesel fuel has less lubricating ability then in years past. Some older diesel fuel systems are harm...

 Forum: General and Technical Information, Questions, and Responses   Topic: Air Intake 6.8 V10

Posted: Wed Dec 11, 2013 11:07 am 

Replies: 11
Views: 9065


Good advice there.

 Forum: General and Technical Information, Questions, and Responses   Topic: Air Intake 6.8 V10

Posted: Tue Dec 10, 2013 11:17 am 

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If they even make a kit for the van chassis, the best way to make reliable, real power is a supercharger and a proper tune. If you could get a centrifugal or roots type on there, I should think you'd make between 450-500 crank HP at 6-8 PSi. You're obviously looking at a whole package with larger in...

 Forum: General and Technical Information, Questions, and Responses   Topic: My dream Born Free

Posted: Fri Sep 27, 2013 8:52 am 

Replies: 27
Views: 23176


Somewhere on this website are brochures for 1990 Born Free models. I think yours is in it. I was able to see the changes made from then to my 1992. Fascinating. A couple of inches here and there, and they get whole new designs. The turbo diesel is cool, too. But I don't want to hear it if you get 1...

 Forum: General and Technical Information, Questions, and Responses   Topic: My dream Born Free

Posted: Thu Sep 26, 2013 10:05 pm 

Replies: 27
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I honestly think I must have the rarest model being a 24' with rear side bunks and a rear bath. I love love my model though. It is perfect for our little family. Being a turbo diesel just makes it even better in my opinion. :)

 Forum: General and Technical Information, Questions, and Responses   Topic: interior water leak

Posted: Thu Sep 26, 2013 10:26 am 

Replies: 9
Views: 7153


Good info on this! Definitely a potentially simple fix!

 Forum: General and Technical Information, Questions, and Responses   Topic: My dream Born Free

Posted: Wed Sep 25, 2013 3:54 pm 

Replies: 27
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The Libals, what have you done to enhance the comfort of the over cab sleeping surface? right now we are using self inflating sleeping pads with a sleeping bag over the top. It is OK but not great. I'm curious what your solution is. We also did the foam thing, but we have a 3" thick foam pad and a ...

 Forum: General and Technical Information, Questions, and Responses   Topic: My dream Born Free

Posted: Wed Sep 25, 2013 9:00 am 

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That would definitely be nice. We are in our 30's, so climbing up into the cabover is no big deal and is where we have a ton of room. We have "enhanced" the super-hard cushions up there so it is actually quite comfy, but it would certainly be nice to have a full size mattress in the back. As it is, ...

 Forum: General and Technical Information, Questions, and Responses   Topic: Born Free Gas Mileage

Posted: Mon Sep 16, 2013 9:17 am 

Replies: 23
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One of the biggest advantages I have seen so far owning a diesel over what I'm seeing in MPG of a gasser is overall range. I have around a 40 gallon tank and can go right at 500 miles on a tank (that's pushing it though and the rig will take 38 gallons or so to fill). If I had a gasser I would be dy...

 Forum: General and Technical Information, Questions, and Responses   Topic: Water heater woes

Posted: Fri Sep 06, 2013 8:48 am 

Replies: 2
Views: 2573


How long do you let your tank heat up for? Unless you have an insta-hot tankless water heater (which is unlikely), you'll probably need 5-10 minutes to let your tank get up to full temp. If you do, and you're still not getting much hot water, your thermocouple may be out of alignment causing the gas...

 Forum: General and Technical Information, Questions, and Responses   Topic: breaker box HELLLLLP!!!

Posted: Thu Aug 22, 2013 5:17 pm 

Replies: 6
Views: 5866


It is also generally right near the floor and it will be close to adjacent of the shore power cord on the outside, which is the driver's side of the coach.

 Forum: General and Technical Information, Questions, and Responses   Topic: 7.3 liter Powerstroke engine leaking motor oil.

Posted: Wed Aug 21, 2013 7:47 am 

Replies: 2
Views: 4188


I would advise watching your EGT's and keeping a close eye on that HPOP if it's leaking because if it gets bad, your injectors will not fire properly due to low oil pressure feeding them. (I am assuming that is the high pressure pump you are talking about because that's the only one I know about on ...

 Forum: General and Technical Information, Questions, and Responses   Topic: Tow Bar Options

Posted: Tue Aug 20, 2013 1:07 pm 

Replies: 13
Views: 12843


Thanks for that, Bill! Great set of instructions. Hopefully it won't be too long before I can get everything in order.

 Forum: General and Technical Information, Questions, and Responses   Topic: Tow Bar Options

Posted: Mon Aug 19, 2013 9:37 pm 

Replies: 13
Views: 12843


I will definitely make a trip up to Vancouver to Roadmaster. Did not realize they were so close! And I will also look into that Ready Brute. How does that brake work?

EDIT: Nevermind. I looked it up on their site. Pretty ingenious system!
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