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by 8Track
Fri Jun 29, 2018 11:04 pm
Forum: Tires and Suspension
Topic: Another sway-bar post...
Replies: 28
Views: 13770

Re: Another sway-bar post...

This isn’t really spelled out, but a rear sway bar can not be installed on a 97-99 B190 without heavy modification to the fresh water tank
by 8Track
Mon Jun 18, 2018 5:41 pm
Forum: Plumbing
Topic: 1997 B190 Leakey fresh water fill hose
Replies: 5
Views: 2494

Re: 1997 B190 Leakey fresh water fill hose

I just had to do this repair myself. Instead of taking out cabinets to reach the fresh water inlet, you can remove the outside panel held by 4 screws and remove the clamped hose from there. A LOT easier than removing cabinets etc. to access it from the inside. I learned this the hard way.
by 8Track
Sun Jun 17, 2018 2:00 am
Forum: Tires and Suspension
Topic: Rear wheel spacers vs. wider rear wheels
Replies: 7
Views: 392

Re: Rear wheel spacers vs. wider rear wheels

Thanks for the reply GJCamper! My tires are about the same age as yours. Even though they look new, dryrot is starting to show and with a pretty big trip coming up in a couple months I'm not going to chance it. Not looking forward to the affects on my wallet- but it's gotta be done. I'm about to put...
by 8Track
Fri Jun 15, 2018 11:15 pm
Forum: Tires and Suspension
Topic: Rear wheel spacers vs. wider rear wheels
Replies: 7
Views: 392

Re: Rear wheel spacers vs. wider rear wheels

Not really getting any bites on my question. After a lot of reading up on the pros & cons of the wheel spacers I'm pretty sure I'm not going that route for safety reasons. I'm ready to order new wheels so I'm hoping someone can lend their advice before I pull the trigger. I'd really like to even up ...
by 8Track
Fri Jun 08, 2018 9:16 pm
Forum: Tires and Suspension
Topic: Rear wheel spacers vs. wider rear wheels
Replies: 7
Views: 392

Re: Rear wheel spacers vs. wider rear wheels

Also, another thing worth bringing up that I read on another forum- "If you run your van heavily loaded, avoid the spacers. On another forum, loaded camper vans have experienced axle failures with spacers. Moving the wheels out increases the load on the axle and increases the chances of failure." I'...
by 8Track
Fri Jun 08, 2018 7:00 pm
Forum: Tires and Suspension
Topic: Rear wheel spacers vs. wider rear wheels
Replies: 7
Views: 392

Rear wheel spacers vs. wider rear wheels

I'm about to purchase after market wheels and get new tires (BFG All Terrain KO2- 265/75/16) and would like to even out the wheel tracking as the rear axle is a little more narrow than the front. In theory, by having the rear wheel track that much narrower than the front you would catch different pa...
by 8Track
Wed May 16, 2018 10:39 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Will shore power work if house battery is completely dead?
Replies: 1
Views: 227

Will shore power work if house battery is completely dead?

I'm sure this is a rookie question but I've looked through the forums and couldn't find a similar issue. I've had my b190 (1999) for about a month now and I could tell from the beginning that the house battery was going to need replacing because the interior lights were dim and wouldn't last long ev...
by 8Track
Sat May 05, 2018 3:33 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Stopping those pesky leaks
Replies: 0
Views: 398

Stopping those pesky leaks

I was having issues with a small leak coming through my overhead window seal and was well on it's way to causing a lot of future headaches. I was prepared to take my rig into a shop to have all of my windows resealed before I found this product called Captain Tolley's . I read a lot of positive revi...
by 8Track
Fri May 04, 2018 11:11 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: 1999 Flooring question
Replies: 5
Views: 549

Re: 1999 Flooring question

Oh wow! Thanks Chris. You did a damn good job man! Those photos have definitely provided inspiration towards my project. Did you put any insulation down between the subfloor and the floor of the van? If not, have you noticed any difference in road noise or having any issues with heating or cooling? ...
by 8Track
Fri May 04, 2018 7:25 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: 1999 Flooring question
Replies: 5
Views: 549

1999 Flooring question

I have 1999 and was planning on replacing the carpet with stick-on laminate flooring this weekend. I decided that instead of gutting the entire interior, I would just cut the carpet around the cabinets, bench, etc. and glue the new flooring on top of the subfloor. Easy enough right? I assumed that t...
by 8Track
Thu May 03, 2018 1:01 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: restoring luster to fiberglass top
Replies: 9
Views: 618

Re: restoring luster to fiberglass top

After spending 3 hours washing and waxing my rig top to bottom, I realized that I didn't hate myself enough just yet and decided to try this petroleum jelly trick. Wow! what a difference! Before, my top had a strong contrast to the body and didn't realize that it was just heavily oxidized..now it's ...
by 8Track
Thu Apr 26, 2018 4:30 am
Forum: Tires and Suspension
Topic: Rear Suspension Modifications
Replies: 45
Views: 26021

Re: Rear Suspension Modifications

Hey Alaskan- I don't have any messages in my inbox. You can email me if you'd like simeon.sez@gmail.com
by 8Track
Sat Apr 21, 2018 10:12 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: 1996 for $9000 in rockport, mo
Replies: 0
Views: 498

1996 for $9000 in rockport, mo

I almost went up and looked at this a couple months ago. I can’t believe she hasn’t sold it yet.
1996 for $9000 in pretty good shape. I ran the carfax and came back clean
https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/it ... 6052725912
by 8Track
Sat Apr 21, 2018 3:37 am
Forum: Tires and Suspension
Topic: Rear Suspension Modifications
Replies: 45
Views: 26021

Re: Rear Suspension Modifications

Any of those riser kits available? Thanks!
by 8Track
Mon Apr 16, 2018 7:02 pm
Forum: New to the site
Topic: New B190 Owner
Replies: 11
Views: 807

Re: New B190 Owner

Thanks for the welcome everyone! I have no idea how I missed this thread until today. Welcome to the site! Would you mind also posting (or sending me) your Ford VIN? Thanks! Hi Skater- The Ford VIN is Vin# 1FDSS34S1XHA76298 Any chance you are/were a member of the Vanning.com forums? I was a part of ...