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by kurtfranz
Thu Sep 01, 2022 3:38 pm
Forum: Updates
Topic: 2002 Roadtrek 190 Versatile - 9/1/22 - Inline Bed Extension
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2002 Roadtrek 190 Versatile - 9/1/22 - Inline Bed Extension

Here is something I did prior to our recent journey from Cleveland, OH to Soda Springs, ID and back as I was concerned with our sleep situation on the trip. We keep the "bed setup" in place permanently - we do not use the rear dinette setup. As most of us know, the Roadtrek Versatile sleep...
by kurtfranz
Thu Sep 01, 2022 1:21 pm
Forum: Updates
Topic: 2002 Roadtrek 190 Versatile - 9/1/22 - Voyage Number Two - Part One
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2002 Roadtrek 190 Versatile - 9/1/22 - Voyage Number Two - Part One

Our Second voyage in the Roadtrek was Cleveland, OH to Soda Springs, ID and back via Yellowstone and Badlands National Parks. This trip would be roughly 4000 miles so it was imperative that due diligence was done regarding vehicle preparation prior to departing. As stated in previous posts I address...
by kurtfranz
Wed Aug 31, 2022 8:10 pm
Forum: Updates
Topic: 2002 Roadtrek 190 Versatile - 8/31/22 - Battery Isolater Fixed
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2002 Roadtrek 190 Versatile - 8/31/22 - Battery Isolater Fixed

The battery isolater was present but being bypassed for some reason. Initially I thought it was bypassed because it was faulty, however, it was perfectly fine. The adapter wire to the alternator was bypassed and the alternator wire was connected to the engine battery cable down by the isolater. Ther...
by kurtfranz
Wed Aug 31, 2022 7:37 pm
Forum: Updates
Topic: 2002 Roadtrek 190 Versatile - 8/31/22 - Wet Carpet!
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2002 Roadtrek 190 Versatile - 8/31/22 - Wet Carpet!

Noticed that there was some wetness on the passenger side carpet after a recent rain storm. I was able to see the wetness concentrated near the black plastic foot well and thought that was the only area that was wet. I then did an internet search on wet carpet on passenger side Chevy Express van. Fo...
by kurtfranz
Wed Aug 31, 2022 3:32 pm
Forum: Updates
Topic: 2002 Roadtrek 190 Versatile - 8/31/22 - Intake Manifold Gasket
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Views: 49

2002 Roadtrek 190 Versatile - 8/31/22 - Intake Manifold Gasket

Upon returning to Cleveland from Florida in July 2022, I noticed that the "coolant aroma" that I slightly noticed when I purchased the van had become more apparent. Also I began to notice a small wet spot originating from the flywheel inspection hole in the cover. Initially I thought that ...
by kurtfranz
Thu Jul 07, 2022 2:27 am
Forum: Updates
Topic: 2002 Roadtrek 190 Versatile - 7/6/22 - Maiden Voyage 1200 Miles
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2002 Roadtrek 190 Versatile - 7/6/22 - Maiden Voyage 1200 Miles

Departed Palmetto Florida on Saturday 6/24 for Cleveland Ohio. The following was done before departing: Oil and Filter Change Lube Job Inspect Brakes Tire Inspection Tested chassis battery charging via land line Tested Generator Sanitized and Filled Fresh Water Tanks Filled Van with Petrol - $4.59 p...
by kurtfranz
Wed Jun 22, 2022 6:45 pm
Forum: Updates
Topic: 2002 Roadtrek 190 Versatile - 6/21/22 - OBD2 Diagnostics Using Bluetooth
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2002 Roadtrek 190 Versatile - 6/21/22 - OBD2 Diagnostics Using Bluetooth

I decided that I want to know my real time and average MPG, voltage, transmission and engine coolant temperatures on my Roadtrek. I feel that this is important to have feeling for when traveling, especially the MPG numbers with the high cost of petrol these days. I purchased a Veepeak OBDCheck VP11 ...
by kurtfranz
Mon Jun 20, 2022 12:42 am
Forum: Updates
Topic: 2002 Roadtrek 190 Versatile - 6/19/22 - Storage Compartment Pics
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2002 Roadtrek 190 Versatile - 6/19/22 - Storage Compartment Pics

Took a picture of the storage, sewage drain, and city water side compartments i the event that anyone wants to see what a factory setup looks like. When I was looking to purchase a Roadtrek, these compartments were usually broken or had issues and were "jerry rigged" to provide functionali...
by kurtfranz
Mon Jun 20, 2022 12:34 am
Forum: Updates
Topic: 2002 Roadtrek 190 Versatile - 6/19/22 - Rear Brake Cleanup
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2002 Roadtrek 190 Versatile - 6/19/22 - Rear Brake Cleanup

Took the rear wheels off to have a look at the situation back there. I knew there were no issues with the brakes as the service records indicated that they were checked at 38000 mile and are at 42000 now. I inspected all of the brake lines, the springs, water tank lines, generator wiring, propane ta...
by kurtfranz
Fri Jun 17, 2022 1:44 pm
Forum: Updates
Topic: 2002 Roadtrek 190 Versatile - 6/17/22 - Generator Exercise
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2002 Roadtrek 190 Versatile - 6/17/22 - Generator Exercise

Ran the monthly "exercise" on the Onan Generator this morning. It started right up and the AC got the interior nice and cool. Ran it for the full two hours that the owners manual dictates as the proper procedure. I am going to start using Techron regularly for additional cleaning of the ca...