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Old 06-03-2019, 07:36 PM   #1601
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Sorry. I took down the post that the above two posts refers to, thinking it would be better in a thread of its own. But he was just too fast....


What I'm going to do is use the locking water fill, a tube epoxied to the oil fill cap, drill a hole near the passenger side mirror, and use the locking water fill as an oil fill port.
This and the aftermarket oil pan plug should make the oil changes completely painless.
No hood to fight for access, no filling from the dash. Easy and 30 bucks or less to do the mod.
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Old 06-13-2019, 03:46 PM   #1602
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What pan plug are you using?
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Old 06-13-2019, 04:49 PM   #1603
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https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07D995XRF...v_ov_lig_dp_it

The above oil pan plug, or the one that really fits. Double Check the part number before ordering.


https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06VY839T8...v_ov_lig_dp_it
I will probably modify this part(this may not be the correct part. Double check before ordering) for the fill hose if I can't get the stock oil plug to drill out correctly.
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Old 06-19-2019, 08:54 PM   #1604
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Film at 11!
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Old 06-19-2019, 11:42 PM   #1605
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Film at 11!
Quigley?

4x4 Vans : Quigley Motor Company, Inc.
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Old 06-19-2019, 11:44 PM   #1606
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Thats awesome! 4x4 Axis.

Did you start a new thread with all the details yet?
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Old 06-19-2019, 11:51 PM   #1607
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No new thread yet. We're on the road from picking it up.
It's advanced four wheel drive
Salt Lake City.
Leaf front straight axle.
4" lift
Shocks
Lockers are on backorder so I'll do them later.
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Old 06-20-2019, 12:13 AM   #1608
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very cool...beach camping time...i'd hate to see the breakover angle on it though with the stretched chassis we have the 25.3.
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Old 06-20-2019, 12:46 AM   #1609
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very cool...beach camping time...i'd hate to see the breakover angle on it though with the stretched chassis we have the 25.3.
Ah but the approach angle is awesome! LOL

Not sure how much off-roading I'd do, however. Twist the frame too much and that front window might just pop right out.
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Old 06-20-2019, 02:08 AM   #1610
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It's just for soft shoulders and venue overflow type wet grassy fields.
I hope to never use the transfer case.
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Old 06-20-2019, 02:26 AM   #1611
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That's wild!
I'd need hydraulics for my hydraulics with that extra 12" lift
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Old 06-20-2019, 11:51 AM   #1612
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Actually with that lift you could go up a tire size...
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Old 06-22-2019, 08:51 PM   #1613
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https://shop.advanceautoparts.com/p/...m_content=ITEM

Is the wheelwell liner in the pictures. It is one I picked for no reason at all except it was a cheap experiment, and as you can see, it fits beautifully. All I did was set it in there(passenger side front) to take the pictures and it fit like a glove. Others like steel or aftermarket tubs may fit better, but this one is pliable, Bends easily and fits from frame to body as if masterminded to do so.

I will use expanding foam(as glue)and toggle bolts to attach refractory insulation to the back of these before installing permanently. (refractory insulation is available in rolls from Amazon)

I have a 4+ inch lift and six wheel drive so these wells will fit even better in your THOR than in mine... And it is almost perfect in mine. Oddly, no gaps, no weird stretching or brackets needed to be made... It fits like it was made for it.
Are there better choices from other vehicles? Probably. But these will go in, reach far to the back and all the way to the lip of the front spoiler edge.
With coupon it was $32 shipped... A price I was willing to pay as an experiment to support this community. I have metal ones available to me, the installation of those would not be of value to the community. Ordering a readily available commodity, was.

I will line the rear wheel well using metal wheelwell liners. I happen to have a set from a 60's Pontiac Executive and they're thick enough to protect the black tank in case of blow out. That's another project and would require community members to go to a pick-a-part and do a stupid amount of labor and cutting.
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Old 06-24-2019, 02:42 PM   #1614
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Axis/Vegas Mods...1,2,3 Go.

Adding this here as this thread has been the the most informative for me on the forum.
This may have been asked already but specifically for our Axis/Vegas has anyone installed one of those 4 or 5 rear view mirror strips so the driver can see what trouble the kids are up to behind us?
Thinking about attaching to the forward section of the overhead loft bed.
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Old 06-24-2019, 10:03 PM   #1615
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I really like those fender wells.

I been thinking of adding something like this to mine as well. I would think you could add some sound deading insulation behind them and make it much quieter inside (esp on rough roads).

Im ready for you to do your two page writeup on your 4x4 conversion. LOL.

Or did I miss it?
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Old 06-24-2019, 10:08 PM   #1616
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I have TWELVE of these 6v batteries, all fairly new and all in good shape. I gave away two good golf carts and this is the remainder.

There's tons of room under a 24.1 and I have the materials and ability to put these on a drop down tray system. 65 pounds apiece for batteries and another 100lbs for the tray and cables


So the questions are:

How many are too many batteries?
How long do you think these would run the ac? (I'm guessing two hours.)
I don't need solar, the v10 uses .68 gallons an hour at idle.

I'm not afraid of the weight...I'm afraid more than four might be futile.
This is an excercise in the 'because I damn well can' vein....
No such thing as too many batteries. LOl. Like saying "too much HP" or too big of .....well you get the idea.

Personally for the Axis size RV I think 4 or 6 would be plenty but it all depends on your boondocking and how much you want to spend on it.

Pretty hard to run AC on AGM's (IMO). Lithums is a better choice. And if you did you might only get a couple of hours out of 6 or 8 of them.... is that worth it for you?
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Old 06-30-2019, 08:33 PM   #1617
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My first draft insulation packet.
#90 spray glue, refractory cloth like they use to insulate kilns, double aluminum faced bubble wrap.

I also have, due to a yard sale 20 years ago, about 400x4ft of the nice stainless steel foil used by machinists to wrap parts before putting them in a kiln to heat treat.
I'll use the foil instead of bubble wrap where heat will melt the bubble wrap.

First experiment so if I'm on the wrong path, please say so.

Only three hundred pounds and 80 hours to go on this project.

I'm already thinking that a single layer, instead of an envelope, of the bubble wrap might be better. Heat migration from top to bottom through the bubble wrap might circumnavigate the refractory cloth.

I'm also using my want to learn to pound aluminum panels to build heat shields for the cat and an extension of the exhaust pipe covers.

Then an almost full belly pan.
I read on another forum that fifth wheels are covered underneath with coraplast, the stuff they use in the election and realtor signs. Seems wonky to me. Anyone here have any on their rv?
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Old 06-30-2019, 11:29 PM   #1618
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Don’t get on here much, since I have sold my Vegas - but they still send me stuff. So not sure what you are insulating - but if you are trying to quell engine/ road noise what you are using will not do much. I used mass loaded vinyl / like is used to quiet recording studios, etc. - and the car stereo addicts use - really quieted down the cab. I posted a how-to under “Stan fowler “ - Search if interested.......
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Old 07-01-2019, 03:37 PM   #1619
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Engine dog house heat and noise mod with results

How I did my engine doghouse and compartment insulation mod.
https://youtu.be/QdwB__Zx5lM
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Old 07-02-2019, 11:05 AM   #1620
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Thanks for this video. Seeing it done always helps. Supposed to receive my Dynomat under hood insulation and tape today from Amazon. Plan to start insulating my doghouse ASAP.
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