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Old 04-08-2014, 09:23 PM   #11
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Oh okay! So the canvas holders stay in the roller slot then, correct? Where did you buy those? Then you have S hooks on the lights themselves that actually stay on the lights when you take them down. That I could manage! I was picturing myself sliding those darn hooks in and out every time we used the awning!
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Old 04-08-2014, 09:25 PM   #12
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Oh okay! So the canvas holders stay in the roller slot then, correct? Where did you buy those? Then you have S hooks on the lights themselves that actually stay on the lights when you take them down. That I could manage! I was picturing myself sliding those darn hooks in and out every time we used the awning!

Yes the canvas things stay in slot - got them on Ebay and most rv places sell them too - yes the S Hook stays on light then - quick and easy
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Great idea!!! I would have never thought of the black binder clips. See, now these are tips I can use!! Thank you!

Where did you buy the canvas holders?
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Yes the canvas things stay in slot - got them on Ebay and most rv places sell them too - yes the S Hook stays on light then - quick and easy
Thanks bunches!!!!
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Yes the canvas things stay in slot - got them on Ebay and most rv places sell them too - yes the S Hook stays on light then - quick and easy

You can also use the soft flexible plastic versions too and leave those in slot too but we think the canvas ones are less likely to leave marks when rolled up....
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Makes sense....I will look for some now!
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Old 04-08-2014, 09:37 PM   #17
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I think I found some on Amazon. I tried to post the link but I guess I don't know how. They are called Fabric Party Light Holders. Sound familiar? They look right. Thanks again!!
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We leave our slides out all season too, and wash the rig and roof twice during the season. I also apply some Aerospace 303 to the slide seals after washing it. We pull our awning in if it gets nasty and every time we go home, as you know it can get rather gusty in Wisconsin without much warning. We turn off the water when we go home too. We leave propane on all summer in case of power outage so fridge switches over automatically. We have a 100 lb tank that we rent for $1 a year from a local LP dealer that fills it when empty. You might want to look into a surge protector, Progressive Industries is the brand of choice around here. We leave a roof vent cracked open about an inch when we leave. One other thing we did is park the tires on PT 2x10's but I put some roof shingles between the tires and boards. You'll probably need/want a shed. The Rubbermaid ones from Menards are nice but whatever size you think you need increase it by a couple feet in width and depth. You'll be surprised how much stuff you can accumulate after a couple seasons. Once you get settled post some pics of your site.
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Wiscampsin ~ thanks for posting the link to your pics. I will show them to my husband. Lots of good ideas there. And your camper is absolutely fantastic! All the comforts of home!!!
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We're gonna be in the same boat as you jenner.
Well we camped the last 2 seasons but are planning on getting a seasonal site next month. We will probably test out our new camper a couple times before going seasonal. Just looking forward to not having to move and settup/teardown all the time.

On the awning light note, we got the camco slide in things from walmart, we used some rope lights in them, and we took them down everytime it got windy or moved. Just takes a couple minutes.
We also hard mounted rope lights to the frame and plugged them to the pedestal with an extension cord. Will probably do it on the new 5er too.

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