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Default Large Marge’s restoration/maintenance

Hi all, I picked Marge last November and drove her home from Tampa. I got her new shoes, Sumitomos, from a great tire company Foy’s tire in Tampa. I got a truck shop to do the oil, lube, and make sure she was safe to drive the 1500 miles safely. I got stuck at the shop for 2 days over the weekend, because he found a leak off the radiator which turned into nothing to bad, and kind of a waste to stay there, but things happen for a reason they say. Anyway, made it home in 2 1/2 days. Marge developed a leak on one of the valves that isolate the chassis heat loop. Turned out to be a packing nut. That got done one warm winter afternoon. I’ll try and attach pictures. Replaced the o-rings and rapped the stem in graphite string packing. No more leak.
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So this is what I’ve gotten to next....we had decided to go see my nephew and his family, he has a little boy my daughters age, in Vermont for July 4th. One of the things I had wanted to do was reinforce the dog house insulation. Just like every other fc owner, I feel like there can be improvements in the insulation, especially on this particular trip being that the north east was going through a heat wave, 90plus temps. I put dynamat extreme all over the outside of the dog house, and 3/4 dynamat hood liner around the bottom “u” base, and where ever else I could get it to stick. I left the green foam type material on the inside top. It made a huge difference not only in heat, but also in sound. I still think it can be better but for now I’m really happy with it. We left on Sunday and drove down to New Jersey to pick up my parents, they are 86, and headed up to Vermont. On the way up it got wicked hot, when I realized the summer/winter heat switch was on. Then in Troy NY the generator cut out for good. That was bad, because we were pushing temps in marge around 100. Thankfully we made it to the hotel and got them cool. Then headed to my nephews and over the next few days figured out that the battery Spears to be the problem. The battery gets so low that the generator cuts out and won’t run. Charged the battery up and it ran all the way home. I’m still working on that fix, and as you can all imagine a bunch of other things. Next up will be black and grey tank inlet flush fittings and dump valves straight from Dupree Products. Here are so pictures of the insulation.

I almost forgot, if you look at the picture with the cuppling on the 1/4 copper line, that’s the return line on the fuel system that when I disturbed it I got a leak. Only took 6 hours and Steve Pappas help. Thank you Steve!
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I love that last picture, says it all!!
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I love that last picture, says it all!!
Yes my daughter loves Marge the most. The dashboard with all the switches and the musical horn is her favorite....Great family time!
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