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Old 05-03-2019, 03:17 AM   #81
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Your going to need moderator help, as your posts older than 24 hours will be locked from editing. It is a big time consumer to do, so its a hard call.
Ok, I was able to go back and edit URLs and links... should be better. Let me know if you guys notice anything like bad links or missing pictures.
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Got the P0336 code and a hard start, so figured before I go on my next trip I may want to just replace the crankshaft position sensor. I had it already as it was part of my spare parts kit (write up on spare parts kit here).
Thanks for posting this, want to carry the hard-to-get-on-the-road parts so Im not stuck waiting for an order.
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Old 05-09-2019, 12:51 AM   #83
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Thanks for posting this, want to carry the hard-to-get-on-the-road parts so Im not stuck waiting for an order.
No problem, going to try and keep updating the list when I add more to it. I have had a few breakdowns on the road and its really nice to be prepared for it.
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Old 06-13-2019, 04:40 PM   #84
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I'm not sure how much of a threat Legionnaires' disease really is, but it's worth looking in to for any water stored above room temperature. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Legion...onella_control
You might be able to chemically treat the water with chlorine, especially if you're not using it for drinking.
What concentrate/amount of bleach would you add to a 20 gallon water tank to refer it safe?
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Using bleach to purify water is common in Mexico and parts south.

From the EPA; https://www.epa.gov/ground-water-and...drinking-water

From the CDC; https://www.cdc.gov/healthywater/pdf..._Flyer_508.pdf
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Using bleach to purify water is common in Mexico and parts south.

From the EPA; https://www.epa.gov/ground-water-and...drinking-water

From the CDC; https://www.cdc.gov/healthywater/pdf..._Flyer_508.pdf
Thanks! The EPA link had this chart for anyone else wondering:




So for 20 gallons of water the EPA says 6ml of bleach, the CDC says 15ml of bleach (if water is clear). So between 6-15ml of bleach for 20 gallons. Since this water is not for drinking and only for showers/sink I will most likely learn towards the 15ml or more to prevent bacterial growth in the tank (since it may be heated to 90 degrees F).
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Make sure the bleach is just plain bleach, not "low splash" or "scented".
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Awesome Write up thanks for taking to time to do so and share your ideas..
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Haven't had a chance to post in a while, just got back from a big trip to the Northeast US/Canada. We started in Chicago and headed to the tip of Nova Scotia (Cape Breton) and had an awesome trip! I am going to get into the rest of the interior build, but I wanted to post some pictures from the trip and a few of the small projects I have done along the way, prior to finishing up the interior.

Here are some pictures of the van from the trip.

Killington, VT


Highland MTB Park, NH


Mont Sainte-Anne, Quebec


Little harder to find parking in Toronto, but I bartered with the guy to give us this spot. If anyone else is looking for a place to park in Toronto I found a way better place while I was biking around the city, just ask.




Van used just under 1kw for a 20 day trip from the battery (shunt from house battery).

I would highly recommend Cape Breton for the scenery, but if you are a mountain biker you have to stop at Highland MTB park in New Hampshire, what a cool place. The vibe there is all about mountain biking. However for some of the coolest mountain biking I have done you have to do the Nielson trail in Vallee Bras-du-Nord, super technical, but such an amazingly designed trail. Would do again for sure.

The bike rack I have on the back I bought just for the trip and loved it. Its a Yakima Hangover 6, which is one of a few companies doing vertical bike racks. It was pricey, but I realized that the most aggravating thing about my van trips were loading and unloading bikes and this definitely fixed it, but it did have some quirks. I did a review of it here: Yakima Hangover 6 Bike Rack Review
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Did another trip last weekend to Copper Harbor, MI for some awesome mountain biking and wanted to put up some pictures of the Yakima Hangover bike rack holding 6 bikes. The thing weighs a ton, but worked so well for us to shuttle bikes up Brockway mountain to ride the flow and overflow trail.





At the campsite:


With the bikes folded down to get access into the back doors:
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