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Old 12-09-2014, 05:21 PM   #2441
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Its new legs are 12 feet making it about 14' 2" at the center.


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Old 12-09-2014, 06:16 PM   #2442
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Old 12-09-2014, 11:33 PM   #2443
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And today, I mounted my water pressure regular inside of my wet bay with bungees using an idea someone else used for hanging a box of gloves - taking a length of bungee and making 2 loops on either side:

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Today I cut down my water hose that I dedicate to my regulator. Before it was way too long and it made my water bay messy. Now it's snazzy and short and it'll look all tidy! Plus now I have a water hose for my antifreeze.

It's the little things, ya know?
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Old 12-10-2014, 01:02 AM   #2444
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Not today, but Saturday. But saying it might make me feel less stupid.

I tore the steps off against my step daughters car. I got in a hurry, was running late and needed to run the camper to the dealership so they can finally install my window, went out, hooked up, dropped the clutch and took off. Go around the car and the whole thing stops.

I proved, always do a walk around even if it's sleeping. I left the steps down from when I winterized it. Then, in a four hours of sleep induced hurry made a dumb mistake.

The steps are destroyed, but the structure holding them is fine. I'll just need to straighten a couple of support braces. The car, rear bumper cover, the side skirt and the quarter panel are hurt.

So that's what I did to mine, and I feel no less stupid having said it. Do your walkarounds kids.
Oh no...sorry to hear that! I've been lucky..was just starting to drive off once and spotted in a side mirror my back steps were still down....phew.
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Old 12-10-2014, 07:48 PM   #2445
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Well today I stopped at my Ford Dealer where I bought my truck and sure enough, there was a fuse in the glove box that had to be installed in order for my tow vehicle to charge my battery. Now my factory installed Tow set up will charge my TT battery while I'm under way and using the trailer lights.

Don't assume that since it is factory, that it is hooked up and working correctly....

But I have to ask this stupid dumb question..... why in the world would they not just put the fuse in from the factory??? Why would you leave this up to the the truck owner to figure out??? I've already had to tow the trailer when we bought it and I was assuming everything was fine....
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Old 12-10-2014, 08:30 PM   #2446
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They like to charge you to hook it up.

On my Traverse, for the trailer brake wiring, the owner's manual says:

The fuse for this circuit is installed
in the underhood electrical center,
but the wires are not connected.
They should be connected by your
dealer or a qualified service center.

It's a lie. In reality, all you need is the fuse.
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Old 12-10-2014, 08:31 PM   #2447
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Actually, today there was no charge. And yes, I was surprised.
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Old 12-10-2014, 09:28 PM   #2448
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Actually, today there was no charge. And yes, I was surprised.
You already paid for it. Connecting that wire (if needed like the GM trucks) and fuse was supposed to be part of dealer prep.

Here is the Chevy/GMC procedure from the manual.
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I've never seen a gm or ford with the fuses installed on a new truck. I dont know why, but thats how it is.
Ive installed lots of fuses and controller pigtails. And on gm they use to be behind the seat by the jack or in the glove box, ford's usually in the glove box in a zip lock baggy by the owners manual
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You already paid for it. Connecting that wire (if needed like the GM trucks) and fuse was supposed to be part of dealer prep.
If it's part of dealer prep, why would it need to be mentioned in the Owners Manual?
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