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Old 04-18-2016, 07:17 AM   #161
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Getting my old tt ready but then.....



I ended up going with this , 8 ply, D load and decent price. I wanted a new wheel but will just prime and paint the old one with some rust oleum. I have to repair and maintain in a low cost manner in order to stay ahead of the game. So far I'm doing pretty good. This is the biggest purchase I've made.


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Old 05-04-2016, 04:14 PM   #162
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Getting my old tt ready but then.....

I did start another post about rotted wall but will be updating this one with all of my recent fixes which haven't been many, a lot of crummy weather here in the state of Illinois.


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Old 05-04-2016, 08:42 PM   #163
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Gives you a break.
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Old 05-09-2016, 08:06 AM   #164
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Getting my old tt ready but then.....

So my wife has joined me on my mission to get this tt ready for Memorial Day and we began to detail the inside. During our cleaning I began to have allergic reactions and they were pretty bad. It appears as if the old owners had dogs and with all of the vacuuming and dusting it really kicked up the dander , pollen whatever it was that kicked my ass. I plan to open the windows for a few hours this evening and letting it air out a bit but boy I better get this under control or I won't be able to sleep in this thing. The crazy thing before she began to clean I was in this thing all of the time with no problems so I'm blaming the dust and dog hairs. I also wonder if the warmer days activate mold or something hidden in the walls out of sight. We'll see and yes the clock is ticking and I still have the wheel, repack hearings and cleaning the outsides X awning . With three kids their after school activities take up quiet a bit of my time but we'll make this happen - then there's those weekend family birthday parties and things that I could so do without - I'm putting my foot down , I have work to do , lol


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Keep up the faith. As long as you get it road worthy then some of cosmetic stuff can be done after first trip if you can't get it all done.
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Old 05-13-2016, 07:41 AM   #166
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Has weather impeded your progress? I know it has mine.
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Old 05-14-2016, 04:04 PM   #167
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Getting my old tt ready but then.....

Got some progress to update, I installed the 7 pin jack, electric brake controller , repacked bearings , replaced rims and tires. Feels good to see everything work well. I do have two concerns, as I was attempting to lift the wheels off of the ground I never realized that the hitch nose was about 4 ft in the air. I hope I didn't bend the frame , break some seals in any plumbing or caulks - then I cleaned the bearings out with compressed air and brake cleaner , waited about 10 to 15 minutes, blew them out with air and repacked. I'm wondering if I waited long enough for brake cleaner to dry. Aside from these two concerns I feel ok with my progress. I did use synthetic bearing grease so think it should all hold up well. All I need now is to clean roof till white ( if possible) , replace awning, place WD hitch, scrub white aluminum walls then paint the black tongue and rear bumper. Tonmorrow is supposed to be nice so hopefully I get this all done.


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Old 05-14-2016, 05:32 PM   #169
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Using brake clean is a good idea. It drys fast and doesn't leave any residue. To clean the roof I use a 2 part system by either CAMCO or DICOR. First step cleans and the second part is a UV protectant.
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Looking good, happy to hear you are coming along. Make sure to not scrub too hard or use abrasive cleaners on the aluminum, you will remove the thin coating of paint on the exterior siding.
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