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Old 11-08-2015, 06:56 PM   #5541
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After reading of the need for using awning poles, I made a pair. I used painter poles, fabricated my bracket from scrap metal and painted black, and put a 2 1/2 " pad on the bottom. $32 cost.
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Old 11-08-2015, 06:58 PM   #5542
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After reading the need for using awning poles, I made a pair. I used painter poles, fabricated my bracket from scrap metal and painted black, and put a 2 1/2 " pad on the bottom. $32 cost.
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Old 11-09-2015, 08:28 AM   #5543
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Tried to install the BAL scissor jacks that I ordered onto the suspension sub-frame (to reduce bounce), using U-bolts, but realized that I mis-calculated the clearance needed for the axle, so I'm back to needing to make custom brackets to mount them. (I need to find a good local metalwork fab shop since I don't have the needed equipment ... or time).

Finally posted pics of my other stabilization efforts, including the JT Strong-arm install that I did a week ago, now that the forum server/gateway issues seem resolved.
http://www.forestriverforums.com/for...p?albumid=2480
I've added comments to all the photos.

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Ordered a MaxxFan Deluxe vent-fan for the main bedroom. I ordered the one without the remote since it'll be easy enough to reach from the bed. I like that it's a single unit, rather than the separate vent-fan/cover, tho' I do wonder how much light it'll let in compared to a separate vent-fan and cover.
It should arrive tomorrow, and I'll plan to install within the next couple of weeks.

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Old 11-09-2015, 10:38 AM   #5544
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After reading the need for using awning poles, I made a pair. I used painter poles, fabricated my bracket from scrap metal and painted black, and put a 2 1/2 " pad on the bottom. $32 cost.
Looks just like the brackets I bought from OldCoot. The poles look like the ones I bought from Home Depot, they work great.
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Old 11-10-2015, 04:20 PM   #5545
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Brought the RV home from the storage lot, no water or power at storage. Washed the roof with a couple of squirts of dawn dishwashing liquid in a few gallons of water and a soft brush rinsing as I went. Opened up the all the awnings and gave them a good scrubbing. After rinsing the awnings I gave the RV a good rinsing. Had given the RV a good polishing several weeks ago, all it needed was a rinse and wipe down. All the awnings are still open drying in the wind. When they are dry I'll close it all up and it's back to under cover storage till the next trip.
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Old 11-10-2015, 04:55 PM   #5546
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Looks just like the brackets I bought from OldCoot...
I don't think so! They may be similar, but...
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Old 11-10-2015, 05:35 PM   #5547
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Not trying to take any thing away from the master, OC. I fabed mine after seeing his, but made to work on my Catalina.
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Old 11-10-2015, 10:41 PM   #5548
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I am going to try to post some pictures of the brakes. Looks like it finally worked.
Well it is not what I did today, but I got the brakes on and they work great. I have tow the trailer Over 1000 mile (from Montana, to Arizona,) and what they said in all of the articles. When towing you do not feel the trailer when you are braking, it is like driving the truck by itself. It stops a lot faster than it did with the drums. I know I am going to stop now, not like before when I hoped I was going to stop. If I ever get another trailer it will have or get Disc brakes. Well worth the money, to do it again. VERY VERY HAPPY with the brakes.
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Old 11-11-2015, 01:15 AM   #5549
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Well it is not what I did today, but I got the brakes on and they work great. I have tow the trailer Over 1000 mile (from Montana, to Arizona,) and what they said in all of the articles. When towing you do not feel the trailer when you are braking, it is like driving the truck by itself. It stops a lot faster than it did with the drums. I know I am going to stop now, not like before when I hoped I was going to stop. If I ever get another trailer it will have or get Disc brakes. Well worth the money, to do it again. VERY VERY HAPPY with the brakes.
I missed where you posted about this before. What brand did you install and will you be doing a separate thread on it?
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Old 11-11-2015, 02:27 AM   #5550
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I missed where you posted about this before. What brand did you install and will you be doing a separate thread on it?
Installing disc brakes on trailer.
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