More Work On The Motorhome…

 Mary is no longer available for RV traveling, but we remain good friends.
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The motorhome is parked at Thousand Trails Thunderbird RV Resort at Monroe, Washington. I’ll depart here September 6th.


In addition to the beautiful scenery and great weather, another reason I enjoy coming to the Pacific Northwest is because my good friend and cracker-jack mechanic, Kenny Coleman,  lives here. About six week ago which I did not report, he installed new spark plugs and wires and two new belts.


Being a really good mechanic also means he’s very much in demand and hence, a really busy guy. Yesterday he did more work for me. He installed a new and larger transmission oil cooler,  a transmission temperature monitoring gauge and a new mass air flow sensor which he believes will finally correct my all most two-year intermittent low power problem.


Here’s some photos…





As always you may left click upon an image to see an enlarged view and then click once again to see an even larger view…





The old transmission oil cooler is the black thingy on the lower right…





Here’s the new cooler which is about 30% larger capacity. Just below the little blue spot is the location of the transmission oil sensor…





A piece of wire sends the appropriate info to this gauge in the driver’s compartment so I can see the temperature of the transmission oil. Heat is the #1 enemy of transmissions which are expensive to replace…


With the new larger cooler, the transmission oil temperature didn’t exceed the 160 degree mark during the 40 minute drive back to my current rv park location.  Nice!



The mass airflow sensor is the thingy in the middle with the wires leading into it. This is the old one before the new installation…


My intermittent low power situation can be caused by a number of different items. As with any intermittent situation and no scanner reader codes to help lead the investigation, you start replacing the most likely culprit part. If that doesn’t fix the problem, then the next likely culprit part, etc… That’s what I’ve been doing  over the almost last two years. I’m really hoping this finally fixes the problem!


He also fixed another huge problem for me. Recently my kitchen sink drain line became really clogged! I spent several hours last Friday trying to remedy the problem with no luck. With a five second blast of compressed air, Kenny cleared the line and it’s once again draining fine. Sure helps to have the rights tools for the job! This is me smiling once again!  🙂


This morning I have an appointment at a transmission shop in Everett, Washington for a full transmission flush totally removing all the transmission fluid and replacing it with new fluid of about 25 quarts.


That will complete all the motorhome items needing attention before I begin my slow southerly transit to the southland for the upcoming winter season.





 Forecast for today is sunny and 97 degrees.Too Danged Hot For This Area!

Enjoying nice weather is another joy in the life of a full-time RVer! The red dot on the below map shows my approximate location in the State of Washington. You may double left-click the map to make it larger…



Enjoying 65-75 degree temperatures with low humidity most of the year is a primary joy in the RVing lifestyle!

“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving”…Albert Einstein
My current travel rig is a 2006 Fleetwood 26′ Class A Motorhome and a towed 1986 Ford Bronco II, Eddie Bauer Model. This photo was taken in the desert at Slab City near Niland, California…

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