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Old 10-03-2014, 02:04 PM   #1991
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Looks like a whole new truck! Nice


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Old 10-03-2014, 03:52 PM   #1992
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Who would have thought, that looks great, nice job, do you think it will hold up?...
Thank you.

As far as holding up only time will tell. The Krylon Fusion paint is designed to adhere to plastic and did apply well. A number of folks on an Explorer forum I follow have used the same paint over the years without complaint so I think it will hold up. The only area I feel there might be a problem is with the running boards as the old paint was pretty beat up where rocks have hit over the years. The advantage is if I do need to touch up occasionally the paint is off the shelf and can be found at any Walmart.
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Old 10-03-2014, 05:58 PM   #1993
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Got 4 of the 8 day/nite shades replaced with venetian blinds, finished the awning pole attaching kits finished and TOWTA got the kits all bagged and ready to put in the USPS Priority boxes when they get here.

Hopefully will get the last 4 shades replaced tomorrow and then have to start putting hooks & extension cords on the outside of the back porch for granddaughters rehearsal dinner we are hosting a week from tomorrow. Going to be busy next week with several trips to the airport, etc.
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Old 10-03-2014, 09:06 PM   #1994
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Got the framework for the fresh water tank out, got the tank fully drained finally, then the big hammers came out and I straightened the frame, pounded the creases out of the angle iron, fitted the new angle iron I'm going to weld in to reenforce it. I was going to redesign the frame, but after looking at the area I have a lot of room where I can put a larger tank in there, maybe 10-15 gallons bigger even, so I'm going to leave the design alone for now.

Also, I figured out why these things "Siphon" like they tend to do. First, the vent is in the side of the tank, not the top. So once you fill it up whatever water got in above the vent line is running back out. Second, and the real reason this happens, the top of the tank is actually concaved under it's own weight. You fill it up until water runs out of the vent, the top of the tank pushes up allowing water to fill that space, you remove the fill hose and the top of the tank will relax pushing out the water that lifted the top of the tank up. The tank is flimsy and moves at will so that happens easily.

By tomorrow afternoon I'll be filling the tank to see what happens, I might toss a thread up with what I do to it.
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Old 10-04-2014, 12:49 PM   #1995
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Short season for us but we'll make up for it next year.

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Old 10-04-2014, 04:52 PM   #1996
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Wow that looks tight!
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Old 10-04-2014, 05:20 PM   #1997
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Wow that looks tight!

It's not bad. I just hug the drivers side to be able to open the door. I have plenty of room to back in. Can't beat the price for fully enclosed and power.
I'll be building my own storage here at the house this winter.


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Old 10-04-2014, 05:21 PM   #1998
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Got all the day/nite shades changed out for venetian blinds.

I now have the following day/nite shades to give away to anyone willing to pay shipping. None are damaged or dirty.

1) 50" wide x 38" long
1) 38" wide x 32" long
2) 38" wide x 24" long
1) 38" wide x 17" long
2) 20" wide x 20" long


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Old 10-04-2014, 10:09 PM   #1999
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