Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Service

Day 105

Tránsito to the Shop

7:55am:
Skyline Ford in Salem
Tránsito has an appointment at 10am for service:
★ A noise that sounds like an electric motor running began a few days ago.
★ A backup computerized key will be installed.
★ A new door stop on driver side door.
★ Check alternator output.
★ Headlight adjustment.
★ Hood support hold down clip.



8:29am:
Boid wants his food!
Baby Boid this morning, reminded that his food is running very low!

Boid want us to buy Hartz Mountain seed [Boid's favorite]. And spray millet [Which for Boid is like desert!]


10:15am:
Next project
After leaving Tránsito at Ford Skyline service, the next priority project for us is to install an exhaust fan in Mr. Dometic's vent.

We feel that should give Mr. Dometic a cooler fridge.


11:49am:
Two-wire for fan
We have just finished running a 2-wire power line for the fridge exhaust fan.

My arms get kinda beat-up when I do this sort of work! Thin old age skin is responsible! Medical science is able to replace almost every organ. No way will an organ the size of skin ever be replaced!

My skin's end of life is in sight. If I am still alive and kicking, when my skin goes, what a bloody mess that will be!


4:00pm:
Ford service
Tránsito had two things being serviced today at Skyline Ford:
★ Installation of a computerized ignition/door key
★ Installation driver side door check

When I received Tránsito back and checked to see how the repaired door check now worked, I was surprised to find that it appeared that the replacement door check seemed to work the same as the old door check!

When I complained about that, I was turned over to the service manager who informed that door check was operating correctly!

As you may imagine, I was extremely disappointed at this response!


What to do?
After thinking this door closer problem over last nite, it seemed to me that the closer might be improved by the addition of a small helper spring.

If this helper spring were added to the door check, that might do the trick! 😎






Nite Camp Location Map
Elevation: 240 feet




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21 comments:

  1. Good luck with those repairs, hope they go quickly.

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    1. our awesome travels,

      Thank you! 😎

      George

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  2. The vent fan will work to keep everything cooler in hot weather, we have had one for years. I just went into a computer shop and they gave me a salvaged computer case fan for free. You will find it will not last more than a couple of years of constant running so check it periodically to make sure it is still working.

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    1. Croft,

      You think so? I feel the same way.

      I will not be running my fan constantly. The fan will be switched. I'll run the fan as needed.

      George

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  3. Ever get your trailer brakes fixed or are you still driving around town with no brakes?

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    1. It would appear that George feels that solar power is more important than brakes!

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    2. Ed, Carol and Gopher the dog,

      My rig, consisting of Tránsito and Scampy, has brakes that are powerful and able to do an emergency stop without bad effects on Tránsito's frame.

      When Little Honda FIT was our tow vehicle, the unibody frame was too fragile. Honda's unibody failed under that brake service. Entirely different case with Tránsito and his big truck frame!

      Very soon, Scampy's electric brakes shall be attended to.

      Thank you for your concern for me!

      George

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    3. Your vehicles, your life, your decision.

      Just understand that if you cause a wreck and someone is injured and the investigation shows that you willingly and knowingly drove around with no brakes on your trailer, the legal troubles you have now, will look like a jaywalking ticket in comparison.

      As you also know, Ford does not recommend towing anything with your model year Transit.

      Why take such a risk when the fix is so inexpensive??? Especially when compared to potentially, more legal fees.

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    4. I agree. Get the brakes fixed. You dont know if the trailer brakes are working or not. Plus what damage may be being done.

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    5. Don't bother trying to talk sense into George ... he didn't listen on the Honda Fit until he destroyed the frame.

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  4. Great life, great blog George! So interesting and inspiring.

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    1. Joan,

      Thank you sooooo much! 😎

      George

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  5. Hi George, I'm a big believer in mega doses of Vitamin C. I take 12,000 mg daily. I won't go on, you can read about it from a study at the Univ. of Oregon but it helps with protecting our skin as we get older. You're still young, the new 60 so it might help.

    http://lpi.oregonstate.edu/mic/health-disease/skin-health/vitamin-C

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    1. living.boondockingmexico,

      I was very much in to Linus Pauling in the 70s, 80s and 90s.

      If my skin damage could be repaired, I may be able to exist for 50+ years.

      The Fountain of Youth has been seached for before.

      George

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  6. George.... Regarding the fan in the fridge. I installed a small 12V fan on the outside of the fridge. This was placed so air moved past the coils at the back of the fridge. I had it on a switch so I could turn it off or on as needed. I used a old computer fan approx 2 & 1/2 " square and made a bracket and placed at the bottom of the last coil and so it blew the air up and out the exhaust at he top of the trailer roof. Found what I wanted a a surplus store and pretty well run all summer and never quit.

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    1. Burt & Marge,

      Thank you sooooo much for sharing about how you solved your "hot weather" RV fridge problem!

      Good info for me to use for the resolution of my fridge problem!

      George

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  7. Oh George, that "bloody mess" comment made me laugh out loud!

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    1. Jeff,

      You liked that, huh? Sometime I type out a good one! 😀

      Thank you!
      George

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  8. Hey George, my Dad has the same issue with thin skin and bumping his arms. I suggested to him to try the sleeves that baseball and football players have started to wear. They are really thin material and they are breathable, so they don't get too hot. They have helped him around his wood shop, maybe they can help you, too!

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  9. Hey George..Our recycle center..bottles..cans etc. has an area where folks can dump their electronics...I just picked up a couple of fans for $-0-..
    I wired it to the outside of my rig on the fridge. I purchased a toggle switch with a lighted LED..Not a big power drain and the red light reminds me it is on...

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  10. P.S. the fan is inside the removable hatch..The switch is on the outside.The lighted end anyways....

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