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Old 09-23-2016, 09:18 PM   #8861
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Due to ongoing job requirements I Filled the water system with antifreeze.

Tomorrow I will pull the battery out and open the tub of Damp-Rid.

Bummer. We have one more trip planned - Oct 6-10 - then it will be winterize time for me.

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Old 09-23-2016, 09:28 PM   #8862
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Phew. Changed all four tires from the Castle Rocks to my new Maxxis E's. I noticed while rolling the old ones around prior to dismounting them that they were generally not round or flat across the tread. Not sure if more lamination issues or just bad, but I'm glad they're gone. Installed dynabeads for balance in all including the spare.

Then I completed the install of the shore power box. Now I don't have to run the gen set when I want to work in the camper at home.

Finally, I completely meth'd it out. DW likes sleeping in. She was not happy with the OEM shades inability to keep out light. All the windows are now reflectixed. (She usually sleeps on the sofa bed because of her arm surgery recovery.)

Oh. I weighed the propane tank I'd been running on and found it nearly empty so I switched to the other tank and refilled the first one.
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Old 09-23-2016, 09:29 PM   #8863
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Bummer. We have one more trip planned - Oct 6-10 - then it will be winterize time for me.

I would have liked to get 2-3 more days, boss said no.....
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Old 09-23-2016, 09:57 PM   #8864
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A few things over the last few days, tested and setup my Tekonsha P3 brake controller, dissatisfied with the performance I went ahead and replaced the molded in 7 way connector, still wasn't satisfied so I adjusted my brakes. I adjusted them last year, but I've only pulled it 1,500 miles or so. Regardless, they were loose. So now I can lock the trailer tires but I've got the voltage turned way up. Now I guess I'll start looking for potential voltage drops along the brake system. I know it's solid to the junction box on the hitch.

I'm seriously considering upgrading to electric over hydraulic disc brakes.
I installed 6 disc on my toy hauler and it makes a lot of difference. don't have to adjust the brakes every 1500 to 2000 miles. I would it again, on a new trailer.
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Old 09-24-2016, 04:20 PM   #8865
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I did my first modifications on our new camper. Click image for larger version

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New camper door lock.

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New cam locks on the storage doors and outside kitchen door.

No help from the DH. 😁
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Old 09-24-2016, 04:36 PM   #8866
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I did my first modifications on our new camper. Attachment 121152
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New cam locks on the storage doors and outside kitchen door.

No help from the DH. 😁

Nice job, I like the combo locks.....
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Old 09-24-2016, 04:51 PM   #8867
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I really like those combo locks! I'm curious how well they work?? I put a keyless/ combo lock on a door at my home and it's very tempermental and doesn't work very well.
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Just washed and waxed our camper today.

Now going to check out how to line curtains with black out fabric.
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Old 09-24-2016, 05:04 PM   #8869
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Where did you get the locks? Do they seem to be secure?
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I really like those combo locks! I'm curious how well they work?? I put a keyless/ combo lock on a door at my home and it's very tempermental and doesn't work very well.

Well since I just put them in, I don't know. They seem to be secure and in-temperamental. I will have to let you know.
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