Friday, August 04, 2017

Mechanic Shop

Day 86
Tránsito Fluid Day!

10:08am:
At 2pm today, Tránsito is scheduled to have all his fluids checked at Car Care Specialists here in Lincoln City. We want to determine which fluids are OK for service and which need changing.
➜ Engine Oil
➜ Transmission fluid
➜ Engine coolant
➜ Brake fluid
➜ Filters

Was something left off the list? 
Please post a comment to let me know. 😎


12:18pm:
Solar Power 
A few Readers have commented on our Renogy Solar Suitcase which contains [2] 50 watt solar panels.

These Readers suggested mounting a solar panel on Scampy or Little Honda's roof. We on the Scampy Team did not seriously consider Reader's comments about solar when Little Honda was the Team's tow vehicle. However, now that Tránsito is our tow vehicle, we are definitely considering their suggestions!

Mr. Sunny's tilted solar panels on MsTioga's roof
San Diego - April 7th, 2007


8:21am:
Deirdra and Lyra
Earlier this morning, an avid RVer came over to talk with me. Her name is Deirdra. She observed the Scampy Team at our yesterday's Nite Camp, and was intrigued. Deirdra wished to learn about our Nite Camping. What we do. And how we do it.

We went to talk together inside Scampy where we would be warm from the cold and misty morning air. Deirdra brought her little Lyra, a friendly bull dog.

Deirdra asked me questions about my camping methods, and what were behind those methods.

Deirdra and Lyra inside Scampy







Nite Camp Location Map
Elevation: 121 feet


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18 comments:

  1. Dont forget the often overlooked blinker-fluid

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    1. Andrew,

      My sister Crystal had blinker problems. She went to James, a great auto mechanic about it:
      Crystal: "My right blinker doesnt work."
      James: "You're probably out of blinker fluid."
      Later at auto zone:
      Crystal: "I would like to buy some blinker fluid, please."
      Clerk: "Blinker fluid is on aisle #3, next to the rifle report."

      George

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    2. Haha nice! Just for shits and giggles maybe you should ask them to check its level because when you checked it appeared to be empty

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    3. Andrew,

      😀😁😆😇🤣😜

      George

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  2. A/C Freon not check not on list, power steer fluid too

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    1. P.S. look at the driver's manual and see what else is listed as routine check. I made a spread sheet from the manual with time line i.e. every 3,000 miles; annually, three years etc.

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    2. Rita,

      Thank you sooooo much for the power steering fluid heads-up.

      A/C Freon? No, not that one.

      George

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  3. From about page 218 0n...(not sure what year you have)

    http://www.fordservicecontent.com/Ford_Content/Catalog/owner_information/2017-Transit-Owners-Manual-version-1_om_EN-US_06_2016.pdf

    Plus keep on top of any TSB's (Technicol service bulletins) vehicle might have.

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    1. Wobbley,

      Thank you so very much for the Ford Transit Service Manual!

      Lotsa things in that Transit manual. I believe that I am going to hold servicing only the items below:
      ➜ Engine Oil
      ➜ Transmission fluid
      ➜ Engine coolant
      ➜ Brake fluid
      ➜ Filters
      ➜ Power steering fluid

      I'll attend to the left-off items shown in Transit manual that you linked for me at Tránsito's next service.

      George

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  4. Also very important to know which service schedule you need to be on. Change fluids to "bench mark" then make maint schedule for your driving style. Towing anything usually puts vehicle into "heavy duty, or "severe" or whatever OEM decides to call maint needed more frequently.

    Also check out what the place is putting in for trans fluid. Today many places put in a universal fluid. Make sure it meets or beats Ford spec's before putting in.

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    1. Wobbley,

      Thanks for this info! 😀

      George

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  5. Hey George!..Tonight I'm just wandering around the web, I think I was looking at trains in Montana.
    What do I see?..There's George standing in the middle of HWY #2 in Chester Montana in 2006...
    You and Ms Tioga sure got around!
    One lucky guy for sure...
    Upriver

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    1. David,

      Yes! And I agree sooooo much! I am one of the luckiest RVers around these here parts. That's for sure, hombre!

      MsTioga is now living the good life in the lovely place where RVs go when their time has come to leave this mortal coil.

      Chester, Montana! Yes, that pic captured me in the middle of the highway thru Chester. As I recall, not too much traffic in the Town of Chester, Montana . I saw a big dog sleeping right in the middle of that highway during the middle of the day! Vehicles driving on Hwy #2 just slowed down and carefully maneuvered around that sleeping dog.

      George

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  6. George, do you know who the original "vagabond" campers were? This was way, way back in the early days of automobiles. Of course, they traveled with several vehicles, separate tents for each vagabond, several servants and helpers, and sometimes a slew of newspaper reporters and photographers. However, they traveled on dirt roads because that's all there were then and they did get out into nature.

    Two of their original vehicles are still in Detroit at the Henry Ford Museum.

    They were good friends Henry Ford, Thomas Edison, Harvey Firestone, and John Burroughs. http://hfha.org/the-ford-story/the-illustrious-vagabonds/

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    1. Grandma,

      Right at this moment, I do not know who the original "vagabond" campers were!

      However, thanks to you Grandma, I soon am going
      to know! ♥️

      George


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    2. George and Gramdma, the RV/MH Museum in Elkhart, Indiana is the place to go if you want to see early camping vechicles.....well worth a visit if you are ever in that area.

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    3. To answer a part of your question
      Back in 1919 there was an still is an organization that started call Tin Can Tourist
      It is one of the oldest (antique) RV club in the nation
      If you look up tin can tourist on Google, you will find their website,, also if you go to images, there's a lot of photographs
      If you happen to be anywhere's near one of their rallies they're very proud of their RV and restoration projects and be more than happy to give you a tour. by all means join in and bring your camera you will find a lot of 40s 50s and 60s RVs
      Theres A small group of some that pre-dated the 1919 era
      I hope that helps

      One of them most knowledgeable man and passed curator of the Elkhart RV museum is Al Hesselbart, (you can Google his name to learn more) the museum's historian. An a note of thank you because if not for this gentleman you would not have that museum today. it was about to go bankrupt
      And The oldest exhibit in the museum is the 1913 Earl Travel Trailer (the world's oldest survivor)

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  7. Hello Tioga,
    Just love to reading this, keep it up.

    Freya, UK

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