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Old 04-28-2015, 09:33 AM   #161
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Chalk this to "lessons learned" about the Condor and not fastening to the floor. The condor has not moved about while hauling, so it didn't see a need to fasten it to the floor. Well ole "fix it if it ain't broke" guy decided to adjust the "thing" for a smaller tire which would make it fit the tire tighter; and it did. However, (or BUT) I could not get the tire out of it (Condor) by myself. As I yanked and yanked, the Condor kept slidding back and would not let the tire lift as it rolled back. I had to pry it out with a board I carry. So, today I am going to screw it down, somehow. Temporarily, I changed the adjuster like it was and I was able to get the tire out yesterday after getting back from Clermont. I would think this same "lesson learned" could apply to other brands that hold the front tire and require lifting as it rolls in or out.
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Old 04-28-2015, 09:34 AM   #162
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Finished up installing the Biker Bar for the wife's Sporty yesterday. Of course (after having been completely opposed to the idea at first,) she saw the one I had installed for my SG and then she wanted one! We'll see how well they work this weekend, heading to Castaways in OCMD Friday!
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Old 04-28-2015, 09:36 AM   #163
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Started the process of making the silverware drawer. For the most part I'm utilizing WW's design. Got the box made with materials I had on hand.Attachment 75302

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Old 04-28-2015, 09:41 AM   #164
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While i was under the unit making things right i did measure the space between the tank and floor 3.5 inches of clearance . as much as i hate to put anything through the floor i plan on bolting mine down .
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Old 04-28-2015, 10:10 AM   #165
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What cha think? Not sure of he RTOI. Maybe not such a great idea, but wonder what the increase in mileage would be. I'm guessing 2 MPG which would equate to 20% MOL.

More details. The lower front corners are rounded and in front of the rear tire there is a splitter to direct air left and right of tire. The rear "cam back" is framed in thin wall aluminum as is the roof piece and all is covered with 1/8" sheet plastic material like the dirt track modified guys use.

The rear panel "sails" are built something like the lower picture of a TT rig.
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Old 04-28-2015, 10:39 AM   #166
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I tried on the way down at a TA truck stop to get a new weight, but they wouldn't take a Visa for fuel, so I decided to take my business elsewhere. Plus they had one cashier and a line out the door. Note to self, TA sucks.

BTW, I averaged 10.8 MPG driving down to Clermont (via Leesburg) and a combined 10.2 MPG coming back (had to fill up). This was calculated by hand using GPS distances, since my speedo is now between 6 and 7 percent off (slow). I had a very strong cross wind most of the way back; hitting me left side and nearly head on some of the time (300 degs ?). With this and the deep big rig grooves in the road, I was not liking having to chase the front end most of the way home. I am not sure if a sway system of another brand would be better, but I'm about to junk this one. Its too fussy. Another thing: when I leave the spring bars loose (4 links hanging); it was easy to cause the front tires to slide while stopping on wet pavement (yes, the antilock was doing all it could do); but when I let 5 links hang, it is very easy to spin tires when taking off. I elected to let 5 hang so it will stop better. With the 800lb/ft of torque I can spin tires at will and at nearly any speed. I'm not used to this much power. The type of macadam they used on US-27 didn't offer very good traction.
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While i was under the unit making things right i did measure the space between the tank and floor 3.5 inches of clearance . as much as i hate to put anything through the floor i plan on bolting mine down .
NS, are you talking about the fuel or the rear grey tank?
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Old 04-28-2015, 09:19 PM   #168
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Sunday morning before we came over to visit you WW, I replaced the black tank flush valve with a cable system so I don't have to get on my knees and reach under the camper to open and close it. Works great!
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Old 04-28-2015, 09:29 PM   #169
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While i was under the unit making things right i did measure the space between the tank and floor 3.5 inches of clearance . as much as i hate to put anything through the floor i plan on bolting mine down .
I bolted my bike chock in with lag screws that only went 1/8" through the flooring material. My ultra classic weighs a lot and sometimes takes two people just to get off the chock. I didn't think the chock would stay still unless bolted in.
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Old 04-28-2015, 09:38 PM   #170
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Where can I get a third table leg for my XLR?
I went to my local RV dealer (not even where I bought mine) armed with my VIN and pictures of an existing leg. They ordered it directly from Forest River. Got the top and bottom pieces that exactly matched mine. All I needed was to take the screws to the hardware store and match em up.
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