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Old 06-23-2014, 01:35 PM   #1011
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Took her camping and I learned a few things.

1. Don't screw with your hookup routine. I did find out that my truck will stop the show on it's own easily. Seems some idiot managed to skip that plugging in bit. You know, the cord that runs lights, charges batteries, relays electricity to run the brakes. Yeah, that.

2. That apparently my left rear window leaks when you tow in a rainstorm. It's been little things, that will need to be tended to.

3. That I really needed a weekend away.
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Old 06-23-2014, 07:22 PM   #1012
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It took me almost two whole days to put down but, I did have the two little ones in and out with me so I probably could have cut that down a little bit.
That looks GREAT!
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Old 06-23-2014, 07:38 PM   #1013
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Actually did this yesterday....
Installed 2 hooks, one on each side of the tongue, so I had a a place to hang my safety chains. Made sure the hooks were high enough to not be in the way of the Equal-I-zer spring bars.

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Old 06-23-2014, 07:47 PM   #1014
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Actually did this yesterday....
Installed 2 hooks, one on each side of the tongue, so I had a a place to hang my safety chains. Made sure the hooks were high enough to not be in the way of the Equal-I-zer spring bars.


Looks good! On my old TT I hung the from the propane tank mount. In between the two tanks was an area to hook em on. I would have to raise up the lid an inch or two so I could see but this looks easier.


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Old 06-23-2014, 08:46 PM   #1015
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Redwolf, I just did that to mine last weekend. I actually did the entire roof with eternabond including the front and rear seams. For the most part, I was able to scrape all the old dicor lap sealant off. The front and rear seems however, I couldn't really get much off so I went over it. On the rear, I had to use two 4" wide strips and on the front, I was able to cover it with one. I did use the dicor with a thin bead across the leading edge as I red somewhere it helps keep it cleaner but, it was down well regardless.

Follow the directions closely and the stuff is awesome, however it does stick to EVERYTHING so make sure you are careful when working with it.

It won't stick to silicone but, everything else, look out.
I bought a roll 8 years ago to seal the slide out seams on my then-brand-new travel trailer. I'm hoping the rest of the roll is still good. It's sat inside on my office shelf since then.

Thanks for the input, Flagstaffer!
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Old 06-25-2014, 01:32 PM   #1016
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Today I completely over-thought a central vacuum issue; it had no suction. I moved the table and 2 chairs so that I could get to the canister and saw that the cap/"top" wasn't on. We were on some rough roads, I guess it wiggled and jiggled off - not sure on that front yet. I thought that cap was just so that I could access the bag that catches the dirt and stuff. It didn't dawn on me until much later that it was a critical piece to suction.

Yes, I emptied 1/2 of my basement, took down the access panel to the crawl space, crawled into the crawl space, disconnected both ends of the hose from the wall connection to vac, removed the vacuum itself and tested it a variety of ways with my daughter inside the camper before the simplicity of my problem dawned on me.

That was a fun 40 minutes in the hot weather at 8 in the morning. On the bright side, I got to experience the joys that is boob sweat.
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Old 06-25-2014, 01:41 PM   #1017
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Waiting for fr to get off their dead duffs and approve all of our problems fixed on a brand new unit....we picked it up on 3/25/14 and only had possession for 17 days and it's still just sitting there....a lot of major problems and a few minor problems


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Old 06-25-2014, 08:54 PM   #1018
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First night of the inaugural run. Drove from Ottawa Ontario to Edmunston, New Brunswick. Only hick up was the kitchen sink traps were not tight and leaked all over the floor when finished doing dishes. Truck performed like a champ and 5er towed like a dream.

On to Halifax tomorrow.
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Old 06-26-2014, 02:02 AM   #1019
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First family outing in the NTU Surveyor Select 305SV to the beach!

Been doing a lot of little things. - Bottle opener in the outside kitchen
- used a trailer pin to keep the mini stove tracks from sliding in while cooking
- picked up a collapsible wagon (omg, how did we get along without one of these!)
- installed a safe
- Regiggered the coax to antenna to get that working right
- ordered another pile of stuff I found we needed

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