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Old 04-27-2012, 10:23 PM   #11
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left read door window regulator replaced. 400.00 out the door.

DD#1 and I are going to make the best of it and head out first thing tomorrow.

its been a great truck. the title of this thread sums it up. no matter how much you plan, something will always come up when you least expect it.

reminds me of the time i got caught in a torrential thunder storm on my way into work while driving my toy, an 99sl500, with the top down. no overpasses in sight and 5 miles to the next exit. had to just laugh and keep on driving. arrived at work and had to use the hand dryers to dry out my clothes.

or, the first time i attempted to take down my awning on my pop up after a rain storm. i removed a pole without looking up and seeing that the awning had caught a tremendous amount of water. i got totally drenched.
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Old 04-27-2012, 10:29 PM   #12
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4kmprs, sounds like you are a magnet to water!
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Old 04-27-2012, 10:35 PM   #13
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dunnnc, was thinking the exact thing as i finished typing.

least i provide my family some comic relief
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Old 04-27-2012, 10:39 PM   #14
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my kids still laugh when they remember the time when i towed the used pop up i bought home and attempted to back it up my 150 ft long very narrow driveway.

they sat at the living room window and counted the number of times i circled the block before i finally got lucky with the angle and got the trailer backed up past he apron.
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Old 04-28-2012, 10:55 AM   #15
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Just finished installing a new regulator in my right rear door. Got the part at O'Reilly's for $122.95. Took about 1 hr 20 m and at least 20 minutes of that were spent scraping the duct tape residue off the window that was used to hold the window up this past week. This tutorial was invaluable: http://www.liveintensely.com/2010/06...dow-regulator/ incase anyone else with a similar truck ever has this problem and the time to tackle it themselves.
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Old 04-28-2012, 11:52 AM   #16
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newtxs3,

think that the same video i used the first time. my regulator for the front passenger door cost about the same too. hated to pay the premium for the part and the labo this time.

just hitched the trailer to the truck and the kids and i are heading to punderson state park.

we will be testing out the furnace and heated mattresses tonight.

saw snow flakes earlier this am and temps are hovering at 40 degrees right now.

no way i would miss the opportunity though, especially when the kids are asking me to take them.

DW may join us later today.

punderson has a great lodge, a really nice indoor pool and a fantastic sunday brunch so there are things for us to do if my track record with water holds up and it rains this afternoon. DD, ever the optimist, "there's only a 60% chance of rain dad.". that means there is a chance that it won't rain too.

broke out the gloves and coat and yes, i am packing an umbrella too.

2012 camping adventures begin now!
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Old 04-28-2012, 11:55 AM   #17
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be sure to run the furnace at home, before you leave.
you need to burn off the oils from the factory and open the windows and vents to do this.
you don't want to do this while at the campground, since it usually sets off the alarms.
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Old 04-28-2012, 12:29 PM   #18
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4kmprs,

Hope you have a good time and no more truck or camper troubles. Snowflakes!! This past Wed it was 104 here! Wish I were heading your way!
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Old 04-28-2012, 01:58 PM   #19
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At the camp site and all set up.

So much easier backing into the site and set up of the 233s was a breeze compared to my old 625d.

DD#2 and I drive way camped thee first night I brought it home and had to use the heated mattresses and furnace then so we already broke these items in before we ventured away from home.





Rain is making that fantastic sound on the canvas of the fold out beds.

Kids eager to head to the pool at the lodge.

Life is good!
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