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Old 01-04-2015, 10:15 PM   #2561
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Winterized her- blew out the lines and then pushed pink stuff in. (Yes, overkill- but belt and suspenders for me.)
I call it smart.
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Old 01-04-2015, 11:06 PM   #2562
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Installed new TV in living room. Installed wall mount and small TV in bedroom. Completely insulated main (rear) storage compartment with foam board and taped seams.
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Old 01-05-2015, 08:19 PM   #2563
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Yesterday, I reinstalled the rubber gasket that slides into a track that seals the top of the slideout to the exterior wall when retracted. The 2 rear slides had the gaskets almost slide all the way out while traveling. While stopped at a rest area and doing a walk around, I noticed the gaskets were just about to slide out of the tracks. Slid them back in, secured with a longer screw and a flat washer and gooped the mess out of it with clear rubber silicone. If it happens again, I'll use more screws.
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Old 01-05-2015, 09:10 PM   #2564
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I call it smart.
+2 The problem with blowing lines only is unless you are very thorough, some water will settle in low spots in lines and elbows and can freeze.
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Old 01-05-2015, 09:34 PM   #2565
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+2 The problem with blowing lines only is unless you are very thorough, some water will settle in low spots in lines and elbows and can freeze.
And there is always someone who will argue for 45 minutes online that you are incorrect when they could have spent the extra 10 minutes adding the pink stuff instead.

Then they eventually come back and mention their cracked valve seat and how they now use the pink stuff...
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Old 01-05-2015, 09:59 PM   #2566
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It's $15-20 and takes an extra 15 minutes at most. To me it's worthwhile for the peace of mind.
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Old 01-05-2015, 10:15 PM   #2567
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It's $15-20 and takes an extra 15 minutes at most. To me it's worthwhile for the peace of mind.
It was right about 3 3/4-gallons of antifreeze. It was actually less than I expected.

Today I spent a ridiculous amount of time carrying containers into the house full of clothes, bedding, food, Christmas gifts, you name it.

I also picked out a bunch of trip pictures from just my phone from our 2 1/2-weeks in Florida. Way too many photos, actually!
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Old 01-06-2015, 12:35 AM   #2568
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Things done today:
I installed a set of CW shocks today.
Took me all day as I pulled a couple of the break drums off while I had the tires off. What a mess! Grease was all over the brake shoes and everything else in the brake area. The grease they use is so thin it's no wonder it came out. The bearings were well lubed and bearings were adjusted as well. New double lip seals were ordered today. Think I'll pack the bearings with a heavier grease. By the way, I only have 200 miles on our 320RS. Would have never checked the brakes if it wasn't for all the great blogs. They really help us beginners.
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Old 01-06-2015, 10:34 AM   #2569
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Things done today:
I installed a set of CW shocks today.
Took me all day as I pulled a couple of the break drums off while I had the tires off. What a mess! Grease was all over the brake shoes and everything else in the brake area. The grease they use is so thin it's no wonder it came out. The bearings were well lubed and bearings were adjusted as well. New double lip seals were ordered today. Think I'll pack the bearings with a heavier grease. By the way, I only have 200 miles on our 320RS. Would have never checked the brakes if it wasn't for all the great blogs. They really help us beginners.
Lippert will tell you themselves that the grease is light weight. It depends on the axles. Alco comes pre greased from them to them. They recommend at least 400 degree but said to try and find 500 when they changed all my hubs and breaks. I use Lukas Red. They also told me to be very careful and use a hand pump. They said my rear seals were still good but thought that they might be on the way out and replaced them as well. spent like a half hour with the service manager, that okayed my break and hub replacement.
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I dragged mine 60 miles to my dealership to get [the final?] warranty items fixed.
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