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Old 04-19-2015, 09:54 PM   #1
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Got a few things done this weekend...

Well, got a lot done this weekend. Got my roll up carpet trimmed and bound to go around my washer/dryer. The guys were nice enough to make me a door mat out of the cutout by binding it for free! Not bad for $25 total...



Painted up the genset exhaust with high temp header paint to keep it from rusting.





Added support to my sewage hose holder. The factory only screwed one side of it in due to it being wider than the frame it is screwed to. But, being plastic, I knew the leverage and vibration would have left it on the highway in no time. I used some scrap aluminum strips and some self tapping aluminum screws to make a brace over to the skirting of the trailer to keep it supported.





And the big job. I installed my MorRyde X-Factor cross braces. One standard one U021-003 and three of their brand new ones for the Correct Track locations. They were just developed this winter. Not sure if any others are out there. They aren't available through dealers yet, only direct. Part number UO21-015. These all should help with sway, strengthen the weak factory spring hangers, and prevent the tires from folding over when scrubbing in tight corners. Originally I was going to just have some 2"X2" square tubing welded in. It would have been cheaper but if ever there was a problem with anything in the underbelly like tanks or wiring, they would have to be cut out instead of being unbolted.





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Old 04-23-2015, 09:33 AM   #2
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I must be running out of projects. I sprayed my bright yellow 90 degree dog bone adapter in black Plastidip. Did my yellow cord end on my 50 amp cord and my 20 to 50 adapter while at it. Good $5.50 project. Nothing worse than bright yellow against nice sidewalls...

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Old 04-23-2015, 08:20 PM   #3
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Looks great, where did you find a 50amp 90deg?



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Old 04-23-2015, 08:24 PM   #4
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Taken - you may want to take 10 inches off the generator exhaust.
The toll booths get a little tight and may hit the curb or orange cones.

I cut mine and when I use the generator I put it back on with a conduit coupling.


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Old 04-23-2015, 08:41 PM   #5
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The 90 degree can be had from two manufacturers. Camco and Marinco. I went with the Marinco as Camco can be crap at times. Got it on Amazon.

http://www.amazon.com/Marinco-1RPC50...+amp+90+degree

And the Camco one...

http://www.amazon.com/Camco-55572-Lo...+amp+90+degree

Im ok with the generator exhaust. It's only 5 inches. Same as my last rig. Never lost or "adjusted" it...
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Thanks for the info!

On my 2nd trip we ran into road construction and one of the Orange cones did line up with the rest. The right side of the TH was the 6"-8" drop in grade.The exhaust pipe grabbed the cone and flipped it up and dented the skirt on the TH.😤



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Correction - The cone did not line up with the others.


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Old 04-25-2015, 09:48 AM   #8
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That's a real stinker of a situation. Enough miles and anything can happen eh?
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Old 04-25-2015, 10:46 AM   #9
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Rodney,

I'm liking your upgrades....what kind of silver paint/temperature rating did you use to paint your exhaust? Did you prime before applying the paint?

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Stan,
It was leftover from another project and I used the last of it and tossed the can. Sorry. I think it was a VHT product that was rated to 2000. I see it on Amazon but in black only. Eastwood makes it in silver but more money. I'm sure you can find the silver VHT silver somewhere on the interwebber...
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