It’s always hard picking a subject to title each days information. Sometimes it’s easy finishing up something that’s viewable but some days I can only show a pile of hot stuff sitting these begging to be torn up…not much there to see but there’s a pile of that kinda stuff. It goes in to show how all of this is done. “You have to break eggs to make an omelet” they say….it’s true butjust breaking the eggs doesn’t do it…it’s the cooking that makes the meal and really that’s what I try and show….”the good, the bad and the ugly”.
OK, for you guys who insist on not having the feature of not relying that all 4 wheels don’t have troubles…you need all 4 to move with a single air bag on each side….if you continue to maintain the cheap way out is “just as good”…here’s an adapter we came up with if you have only 1 air bag and something happens to it or one of your wheel bearings or tires……see you have to be towed ON a Landall trailer if you don’t have this……… this will work if you haven’t prepared any better for failures No brakes but at least you can move. You choose……
Next, hey Tom, you remember what the side panel on Texas Tux looked before….. howz thisThe orangs tape is holding the panel in place until we’re done and it will be secured down at that point. Before dawn this morning you can better see the outcome of Texas Tux dash. Dash illumination and radio on lights on and lights out
Kool! The orange tape at the bottom is holding the USB port while the sealant cures. Only 1 more sender to install…engine oil temp…… then clean away all the old superfluous wires still hanging around then plumb the new dash AC/heat system and it’s done!. Can’t wait……….
This is the passenger panel, repaired and retextured. The new “tool booth” full opening slider window in. The shelf pad has a USB charger for the passenger seat, not secured yet but it’s there and wired…… Hey Tom, anything else you want on this pad? lemme know..pleanty of room………
Out with the old…in with the newer Nancy and Willie are throwing in the towel on their ole Troll Onan generator…we’re installing a Honda we’ve gone through……guys, those cute ole WWII vintage generator design…..when they start giving problems ….it’s time for a gold watch and a future boat anchor for it’s next job. We’re installing a 6000watt Honda like this one Fits nice and MAN do they work well. Working with Pinellas Power products, we’ve been refurbishing these generator and offering them for sale for $3500. With is one going to their coach, we’re out. If you are interested in getting one, give me a call and get on the list. I’ll have pics of their install tomorrow.
oops, Jared just pulled up…we’ll keep going on page 2 later……..
Back from the 8am meeting we all “broke on 3) and again the ants are on the cake. A few answers for some of the projects ongoing.
Yes, the carb on the sink does mean something John thinks about making a lamp shade for his man cave with it. Yes, it does mean the FiTech 400 is now on the motor it’s not wired as yet Phillip was forced to pull you off the lift (check out the new “bullet hole” 16″ rims. I like their look……. but we pulled you off the lift for a few last minute adjectments on Luis coach before his big test drive…we’re getting close to delivery so time is getting short After pulling away from the lift last week, JD’s coach with a new FiTech fuel injection system passed it’s first test drive. Checking for leaks and sealing up some we found….perfect, it rained hard last night…..no leaks Man! I think we gotm’. This was a paint job we finished off last year…you may remember it.
So back to Nancy and Willies Honda generator install……. Here is his generator compartment heat and sound insulated with a wood (good insulation) compartment floor cut out to accept the Honda EV-6010 Fitting pic….ole Troll giving way to the new “whippersnapper” Honda A little info on the Honda, the coolant radiator needs only 2″ of open at space in front of it which is on the inside of the compartment. Air is pulled in and exhausts down the the base plate cutouts on the floor The coolant reservoir and coolant fill is with everything else you need to service the generator on the outside for you to get to easily You have both spark plugs, 12 volt fuses, AC breakers, Oil filter and fill (.8 qts.) electric fuel pump and filter, air cleaner with the carb behind . Yes, a service mans heaven! Most of the 500,000 of these shipped to the USA, most were used in emergency , power, TV station, etc. vehicle. Now being cycled out a refurbished EV-6010 is a real option for power in a GMC. The EV-4010 will fit (tight but it will) into a 23′ GMA generator compartment.and there is a way to put a 6010 in there too….ask me bout that…… Anyway, we are attempting to have these available for $3500. Nancy & Willie took our last on in house for now. Good thing we had t5his option when fe found the Ole Troll just wasn’t going to do the job. Stay tuned for more pics on this install, we should have it in today……
Finally, I’ve been watching the goings on at the Tuscon GMCMI convention going on this week. Looks like they are having a good time. Though many of our customers are not interested in their GMC through attending club rallies and I do understand. I will say though it’s good to chum around with like minded people who loves the GMC Motorhome. Owning a GMC motorhome or Transmode can be about much more than an object of your frustration. No, folks are using these machines on a regular basis for their family fun. We call owning a GMC is the “cheapest toy in the box” when it comes to actually using the coach for travelling and camping. This is the draw for me….and that it’s just a hansom machine and a 70’s time machine.
So good on you guys at the rally, tell everyone Hi for me and you guys not there might wanna think about taking a GMCMI convention in the future. I hope to make the convention next spring in Tallahassee Florida. Here’s us at Dothan Ala.
I KNOW you remembered THAT coach!
I’m hoping to have some other cool stuff there. Try to make it there too if u can. We’ll have fun as always .