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Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 01-11-2015, 04:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,301
Posted By GeorgeR
All good points, I had domestic RV LPG...

All good points,

I had domestic RV LPG heaters since 1977, and found their noise not acceptable for me. They are full blast on or no heat, and on/off all night, didn't like it. The Espar D2 has...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 01-11-2015, 12:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,301
Posted By GeorgeR
A different heater.

A potential heater application for an RV trailer. My experience with the Espar (Eberspacher) D2 is excellent, it the best RV heater I have ever own. Had it for a while in the Sprinter RV and love it....
Forum: General Chat 07-13-2014, 10:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,503
Posted By GeorgeR
Recently I changed insurance coverage from the...

Recently I changed insurance coverage from the passenger van to RV and run some cost analysis of my conversion. Total cost ended up to be around $66K. The closest commercial conversion would be from...
Forum: General Chat 06-29-2014, 12:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,503
Posted By GeorgeR
After Bigfoot 21'

Hello, being a reasonably active member of this forum in the past I decided to give you an update of my RV vehicle endeavor.

We sold our 21’ Bigfoot in 2012 heading towards something smaller like...
Forum: Hobbies & Passions 01-26-2013, 06:22 PM
Replies: 526
Views: 64,866
Posted By GeorgeR
I did not touch medium format for about 15 years....

I did not touch medium format for about 15 years. At some point I will get into a serious project of digitizing my old negatives. I tried using HP Scanjet G4050 but was not very successful. Your...
Forum: Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 12-22-2012, 03:40 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 28,676
Posted By GeorgeR
Fuel woldwide costs

Interesting statistics. US is 16th in the least expensive countries for gasoline and 36th for diesel according to this chart - World petrol prices, gas prices, diesel prices 2012| MyTravelCost.com...
Forum: Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 12-21-2012, 01:50 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 28,676
Posted By GeorgeR
The current prediction is that diesel will be...

The current prediction is that diesel will be will be 12% more expensive than regular in the US so with a reasonable 25-30% better fuel economy in 2013 your diesel fuel cost would be 13-18% lower...
Forum: Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 12-20-2012, 11:55 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 28,676
Posted By GeorgeR
You could be underestimating the cost of gas...

You could be underestimating the cost of gas increases within the next 10 years. I would not be surprised if the cost of gas would hit $5/gal within the 5 years and $7.5 in the next 10 years.
...
Forum: Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 12-20-2012, 04:23 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 28,676
Posted By GeorgeR
Benefits | Liquid LPG injection...

Benefits | Liquid LPG injection (https://www.liquidlpg.com.au/products/liquid-lpg/benefits)
LPG-Liquid-Inject Ltd (https://www.lpgli.com/features.html)
Forum: Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 12-20-2012, 10:40 AM
Replies: 235
Views: 28,676
Posted By GeorgeR
LPG filling process on gas station in EU is...

LPG filling process on gas station in EU is similar to gas, push-in the LPG nozzle and its lever, push fill button, and after fill is automatically finished remove the nozzle. There is no screwing...
Forum: Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 12-19-2012, 07:02 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 28,676
Posted By GeorgeR
If you don't know what a car friendly propane...

If you don't know what a car friendly propane station is I would suggest searching for it in EU.

Comparing volume usage LPG has about 10% higher consumption than gasoline. With newer LPG liquid...
Forum: Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 12-19-2012, 11:47 AM
Replies: 235
Views: 28,676
Posted By GeorgeR
MB overcomes the chicken tax on their Sprinter...

MB overcomes the chicken tax on their Sprinter cargo vans by disassembling and putting them back together in the US. It is additional cost but still less than the chicken tax. My passenger van will...
Forum: Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 12-19-2012, 12:00 AM
Replies: 235
Views: 28,676
Posted By GeorgeR
“People have demonstrated” - this is real news...

“People have demonstrated” - this is real news for me. Yes, you can get everything in the US but since when costumer decided not to by LPG, CNG, or small economical diesel vehicle. LPG is very...
Forum: Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 12-18-2012, 04:14 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 28,676
Posted By GeorgeR
I was not talking about automotive companies’...

I was not talking about automotive companies’ monopoly, just oil companies. Driving diesel fuel price up will reduce market demand for diesels and automotive companies will not provide the product....
Forum: Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 12-18-2012, 03:02 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 28,676
Posted By GeorgeR
In this particular case I hope that GM will...

In this particular case I hope that GM will outsmart Ford and Dodge by continuing to have 2 truck styles, medium Colorado hopefully designed for MPG and large Silverado for loads and towing. If 2014...
Forum: Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 12-18-2012, 01:51 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 28,676
Posted By GeorgeR
I just purchased the new 3l diesel which is the...

I just purchased the new 3l diesel which is the only engine available on a Sprinter. A few years ago, their short lived venture into a gas engine ended in a complete fiasco.

We could turn...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 11-22-2012, 12:35 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,961
Posted By GeorgeR
Alternative to Solar Blvd

I just finished designing the 300W (no LPG) solar system for my Sprinter. I picked 3 x 100W back connected monocrystalline panels from the GrapeSolar Co - GS-S-100-TS. The 100W power from 20.7" x...
Forum: Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 11-15-2012, 10:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,680
Posted By GeorgeR
Ready for likely the not towing minivan?

How to buy a minivan without really trying (https://www.autonews.com/article/20121115/BLOG06/121119923/how-to-buy-a-minivan-without-really-trying)

George.
Forum: General Chat 11-11-2012, 11:22 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,593
Posted By GeorgeR
Is this really chicken and the egg dilemma or...

Is this really chicken and the egg dilemma or profit for the oil companies? The pollution control blame is marketed as the common wisdom of "everybody knows" or "people say" if you want to use a very...
Forum: Hi, I am.... 11-10-2012, 11:43 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,380
Posted By GeorgeR
Sorry to resurface this opinions pool, but I will...

Sorry to resurface this opinions pool, but I will add my opinion to it regarding towing in the USA. I just experienced this decision process.

Yes, there are differences in all EU cars once they...
Forum: General Chat 11-03-2012, 09:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,593
Posted By GeorgeR
Thank you for clarifying it. I am sure it is more...

Thank you for clarifying it. I am sure it is more important for others so my unintended misinformation will not cause problems.

I am very happy with my decision and giving the deposit yesterday...
Forum: General Chat 11-03-2012, 05:09 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,593
Posted By GeorgeR
Thank you for good words. My plan is to have...

Thank you for good words. My plan is to have modularized design with possible transformation from the passenger to RV and back. All floor mounted modules are going to be mounted to the factory seat...
Forum: General Chat 11-03-2012, 12:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,593
Posted By GeorgeR
I did talk to Jeep dealer who claimed 2014 year...

I did talk to Jeep dealer who claimed 2014 year Grand Cherokee diesel availability, so the latter half of 2013 at dealerships. His belief was that it will be the high-end model around $40-45K. If...
Forum: General Chat 11-03-2012, 09:40 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,593
Posted By GeorgeR
But the towing package is not available from...

But the towing package is not available from Toyota for L4, go figure.

George.
Forum: General Chat 11-03-2012, 09:38 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,593
Posted By GeorgeR
The simplest answers are $45K savings and getting...

The simplest answers are $45K savings and getting what we want. Most of the Sprinter conversions are practically doubled in price if compared feature by feature with average US/Canada build small...
Forum: General Chat 11-03-2012, 08:30 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,593
Posted By GeorgeR
Perhaps I am not reading it correctly but based...

Perhaps I am not reading it correctly but based on this Toyota site factory equipped towing capacity is listed and available for V6 only. Thank you for your comment, small pick-up TV was not my...
Forum: General Chat 11-02-2012, 09:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,593
Posted By GeorgeR
Ford is very tight lipped about Transit diesel...

Ford is very tight lipped about Transit diesel coming while heavily promoting their love affair, the V6 EcoBoooooo for the new Transit. I hope that Ford can learn on Mercedes experience pushing gas...
Forum: General Chat 11-02-2012, 02:49 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,593
Posted By GeorgeR
Yes, that is the one - Sprinter - Sprinter-Forum...

Yes, that is the one - Sprinter - Sprinter-Forum (https://sprinter-source.com/forum/index.php)
Forum: General Chat 11-02-2012, 02:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,593
Posted By GeorgeR
Moving away from TT/TV.

Since the sale of our Bigfoot we were deliberating our next camping vehicle step and decided to move away from TT/TV camping towards the Sprinter Van. The logic said to go with a trailer but heart...
Forum: Classified Archives 10-06-2012, 01:28 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 17,780
Posted By GeorgeR
If I would again consider 17' or larger trailer I...

If I would again consider 17' or larger trailer I would definitely consider Oliver, it is a Rolls Royce. Personally, I think it is better than Airstream $4K Al panel replacements. Price and weight...
Forum: Classified Archives 10-06-2012, 12:01 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 17,780
Posted By GeorgeR
Are windows double glazed? George.

Are windows double glazed?
George.
Forum: Classified Archives 10-06-2012, 12:01 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 17,780
Posted By GeorgeR
I almost bought Oliver in 2008 but got Bigfoot...

I almost bought Oliver in 2008 but got Bigfoot instead. Price was higher then Bigfoot but still within the high $30K bracket. I liked a lot the side to side leveling capability with electric jacks....
Forum: Classified Archives 10-04-2012, 01:10 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 17,780
Posted By GeorgeR
Price

Am I understanding this correctly, 5 years old 17 footer for 37,500?
George.
Forum: General Chat 09-23-2012, 01:59 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,098
Posted By GeorgeR
Impressive design and great price. It seems as...

Impressive design and great price. It seems as Knaus has changed from VW to Fiat 500 as the towing vehicle for advertising. Their current motorhomes are primarily Fiats as well.
KNAUS...
Forum: Hi, I am.... 09-21-2012, 03:13 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 9,251
Posted By GeorgeR
After the sale of our 21’ Bigfoot we are in the...

After the sale of our 21’ Bigfoot we are in the midst of our next RV decision. With 35 years of camping experience based on two Westfalias (77 and 85), a Bigfoot camper, and two travel trailers we...
Forum: Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 08-24-2012, 01:28 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 7,730
Posted By GeorgeR
Your proposed system would likely be more...

Your proposed system would likely be more expensive than a higher gauge wire. Simple solar controller would simply chop off 18V down to 13.6V losing about 25% from the get go. In order to reduce this...
Forum: Care and Feeding of Molded Fiberglass Trailers 08-12-2012, 01:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,935
Posted By GeorgeR
Valid point, I had 2 of them on my Bigfoot. They...

Valid point, I had 2 of them on my Bigfoot. They were inside the Bigfoot's fiberglass cover and in order to see the level I had to shake and illuminate them with a flashlight from the top. If tanks...
Forum: Care and Feeding of Molded Fiberglass Trailers 08-12-2012, 12:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,935
Posted By GeorgeR
If I would end up with LPG in my new RV I would...

If I would end up with LPG in my new RV I would very likely get this measuring device simply for convenience sake, but, I wouldn’t call hot water or weighing methods crazy, just cumbersome.

...
Forum: Care and Feeding of Molded Fiberglass Trailers 08-12-2012, 01:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,935
Posted By GeorgeR
Ultrasonic LPG level device.

New LPG level ultrasonic device by Truma, expensive but it seems to work.

A clear view (https://www.truma.com/int/en/news-events/truma-levelcheck.php)
www.youtube.com...
Forum: Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 08-09-2012, 02:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,460
Posted By GeorgeR
Perhaps, but most likely not at 30.2 MPG (EU...

Perhaps, but most likely not at 30.2 MPG (EU numbers, no urea injection here) highway.

George.
Forum: Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 08-09-2012, 09:54 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,460
Posted By GeorgeR
The good news is that Sprinter is likely coming...

The good news is that Sprinter is likely coming with 2.2l 4 cylinder diesel standard with 3l optional, the bad news is it will be in 2014. The current EU version 2.2l gets 243ft-lb and 150HP.
George.
Forum: Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 08-09-2012, 03:18 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,460
Posted By GeorgeR
4 cylinders trend.

Gas prices are setting 4 cylinders trend.
https://www.autonews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20120808/OEM01/120809842/1129/engines-new-sweet-spot-4-cylinders
George.
Forum: Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 07-14-2012, 01:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,182
Posted By GeorgeR
Sprinter and Vito

Sprinter is going down with the engine size from V6 to L4 with V6 optional in 2014 and is bringing its Vito van perhaps with diesel.
4×4 « News about Mercedes-Benz Cars, SUV's and now smart cars &...
Forum: Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 07-14-2012, 12:39 AM
Replies: 235
Views: 28,676
Posted By GeorgeR
In this case I will have to agree to disagree....

In this case I will have to agree to disagree. For me the tradeoff of power, acceleration, towing capacity and mucho ego loses in favor of fuel economy. I don’t believe I can be convinced otherwise...
Forum: Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 07-14-2012, 12:01 AM
Replies: 235
Views: 28,676
Posted By GeorgeR
Ditto

Ditto
Forum: Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 07-13-2012, 11:30 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 28,676
Posted By GeorgeR
With Nissan historical record they could give us...

With Nissan historical record they could give us power and torque via sacrificed fuel mileage. Hopefully I am wrong.

George.
Forum: Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 07-12-2012, 08:39 AM
Replies: 235
Views: 28,676
Posted By GeorgeR
Mahindra's end of the road.

The end of Mahindra for USA.
First Shift: Mahindra halts U.S. pickup (https://www.autonews.com/article/20120712/VIDEO/307129857/1439/first-shift-mahindra-halts-u-s-pickup)
George.
Forum: Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 07-10-2012, 04:09 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 9,725
Posted By GeorgeR
Mazda CX5

I was told by a local Mazda dealer that Mazda CX5 will likely be coming by April 2013 and towing could be increased even to 3500lb from the gas model. Time will tell. This diesel is not using urea to...
Forum: Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 07-09-2012, 09:05 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 9,725
Posted By GeorgeR
There is no gas engine in UK but 1.8 TDCi diesel...

There is no gas engine in UK but 1.8 TDCi diesel towing limit is only 1760 lb / 800kg. So I am not surprise that with The Superior, Mighty Clean, Not Smelly, Super Shmooth, Uber Powerfull gas engine...
Forum: Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 07-09-2012, 06:16 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 9,725
Posted By GeorgeR
I thought that EU has Ultra Low Sulfur Diesel...

I thought that EU has Ultra Low Sulfur Diesel fuel. I have 2006 TDI and have not heard about swelling gaskets. U.S. is 34th in Ultra Low Sulfur Diesel Standards, EU countries are tops...
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