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Old 05-18-2015, 10:46 PM   #201
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Finished the silverware drawer last week. Stain is not an exact match but close enough for me. Click image for larger version

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Old 05-19-2015, 08:06 AM   #202
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Nicely done.
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Old 05-19-2015, 06:14 PM   #203
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Old 05-19-2015, 07:00 PM   #204
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Brought mine back to the dealer after my first weekend use of the year.

End of last year the front jack gear box broke or bound up, it was said to be fixed but I looked like a loser in the park trying to set the trailer up for a nice family weekend. Aside from unhooking and hooking up the weekend was nice. Not my first trailer and never had an issue before so pretty sure just an issue with some part that I pray will be repaired this time.

Also found the black tank flush not working, first time I tried it. Quick search shows there was a run of bad check valves so hopefully that will be a quick fix.

Plastic fender skirts should be getting changed too, warranty approved the change just needed parts.

Really hope after this visit all the bugs are worked out and it's clear sailing forward.
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Old 05-20-2015, 10:11 PM   #205
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Winterizing Panel--Now Hinged

Finally got around to removing my winterizing panel (again, for like the 5th time since November) and converting it from the 4 screws that hold it in to hinges and catches. Now I don't have to pull out the tools to get to my bypass valves and anti-freeze tube. You can see the holes in the surrounding wood where the screws were holding it in place--fortunately, that's covered when the grate is closed. Now I just need to come up with a way to cover the holes on the outside of the grate where the screw heads used to sit.
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Old 05-23-2015, 06:32 PM   #206
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Bought 1/8# (hole) 3/4" washers and lath screws (8x1-1/4) painted black and replaced factory screws on fenders; to hopefully prevent future cracking. XLR should, at least, go to the larger head lath screws... Heads need to be black, if course. Then, tighten carefully. Note: mine was not cracked.
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WW, I hope you put alum spacer washers behind the fender.
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Old 05-24-2015, 01:03 PM   #208
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You mean washers between trailer skin and back of fender? Or, bushes through the fender holes? I suspect the cause of cracking others have experience, is because holes larger than the screws were not drilled ; those SDST screws drill a hole too small and cause pressure trying to and actually splitting from the hole to the edge. Not predrilling too close to the edge causes many materials to split. I also drilled the holes slightly larger just through the fender, but not through the trailer wall... the fenders are still sealed to the skin.
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You mean washers between trailer skin and back of fender? Or, bushes through the fender holes? I am only trying to reduce the high pressure of small headed screws exert and that could damage the plastic. Is that not what is happening?
Washers behind the fender and the trailer skin so you can't put undue stress on the plastic fender.
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Old 05-24-2015, 01:15 PM   #210
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No I didn't, only washer outside so pressure is lower. I also drilled the fender holes slightly larger with care not to drill into the skin.
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