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Old 05-14-2016, 06:25 PM   #171
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Here's a website that will give you an listing of excellent publications that you can buy and study. Cheapest RV items you can buy to keep you moving forward and out of trouble!

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PS--mrpep, I just want to congratulate you as you're doing a terrific job of learning, asking good questions, listening, and working your a-- off. I hope your family appreciates you, they have a KEEPER!!!!
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Old 05-15-2016, 10:09 PM   #172
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My latest work















So A frame , rear bumper , awning handles, caulked all lights, installed electric brake controller , a few other little things all this weekend. My neighbor came over and said its looking good , he's got a 28' TT with slide out. Wait till I actually clean the roof, everything on it, all of the siding , paint fender skirts and replace the awning. This thing is gonna look nice can I see it now. All interior curtains and blinds cleaned and every inch wiped down and disinfected . Tonmorrow I instal the we hitch and then the cleaning begins. I'm really excited ...


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Old 05-15-2016, 10:15 PM   #173
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Here's a website that will give you an listing of excellent publications that you can buy and study. Cheapest RV items you can buy to keep you moving forward and out of trouble!

http://newrver.com

PS--mrpep, I just want to congratulate you as you're doing a terrific job of learning, asking good questions, listening, and working your a-- off. I hope your family appreciates you, they have a KEEPER!!!!


Thank you and yes it's work but I'm enjoying it so much - I love working on this thing. One mans junk is another mans treasure . This thing is coming along nicely, thanks again.
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Old 05-15-2016, 10:53 PM   #174
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I see in pics it has manual tongue Jack. I replace on my old camper with an electric. A very nice option to add eventually. They are easy to install and hook up right to battery. It was well worth the $100.00 I spent. I did not get the high end and it worked well for three years until I traded up to my toy hauler. I'm sure it's still working for the ones that bought old camper.

Your progress is looking great. Keep up the good work.
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Old 05-16-2016, 07:35 PM   #175
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Looking good, keep up the good work.
Word of caution, do not use the hitch that is bolted to your bumper, not even for a bike rack. Trailer bumpers are notorious for failing. See the link below.

https://www.google.com/search?q=Bump...com&gws_rd=ssl
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Old 05-16-2016, 09:41 PM   #176
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Getting my old tt ready but then.....

Thanks for the tip - how much weight max would you recommend ? I was planning on putting one of these and then a cooler on it and maybe a grill




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Old 05-16-2016, 10:01 PM   #177
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To tell the truth, I am not sure how much weight the bumpers will hold. I just remember all the post about failures. I am sure others with more experience on this issue will come foward... Anyone?
A few of the members have welded supports directly to the trailer frame, with the age of your unit, you have no voided warranty issues to deal with.
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I'm gonna take a good look at it tommorrow , thanks for the heads up. I may have to modify it , I happen to be a metal worker so can easily beef it up if I have to. More evidence of how cheaply made these things are


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Old 05-16-2016, 11:44 PM   #179
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mrpep:

I've had receivers welded onto my Roo 19 and my Mini Lite 2503S for bike carrying. I'm attaching sketches of both.

If you're going to carry anything heavier than a spare tire, I'd suggest you go with something like these.
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I could be off base here, but the age of your TT may help you here. I'm guessing you'll find a far more substantial frame and bumper on this unit than the newer, lighter models. Just a guess though.
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