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Old 03-02-2015, 05:53 PM   #2921
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Tire balance
I've been reading the blogs and decided it might be a good idea to have the tires balanced. Thanks for the heads up. I didn't beleave how far they were out. New trailer and new ST325/80r16 E rated tires. There is about a 6 to 8 inch strip of weights on 3 out of the tires.
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Old 03-02-2015, 06:01 PM   #2922
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I bought two mats. One for outside and one for inside the door. Our unit comes off the production line in two days. It is getting more and more difficult to wait for delivery!
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Old 03-02-2015, 10:35 PM   #2923
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I couldn't do anything, camper still at dealer waiting for warranty parts...
We did go to Pantera's Pizza in Edwardsville Il. and drowned my sorrow in the pazza buffet....
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Old 03-02-2015, 11:02 PM   #2924
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12vdc plug.
Installed a12vdc outlet in the water hook up box so that the 12v hand held air compressor can be pluged in on either side to reach all tires. Also put a quick water disconnect on the black tank rinse. Found those white knobs were hard to twist.
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Old 03-02-2015, 11:39 PM   #2925
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55 for my DW and myself. It's great to have a willing and enthusiastic partner.
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Old 03-03-2015, 12:11 AM   #2926
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Removed the leaking vacuum breaker on the black tank flusher. Don't understand running 5' hose from the tank & inlet up under the bathroom vanity with a 90 fitting thru' a restriction, another 90 turn and back down to the flusher. Tried it out and it sure seems to put more water into the tank now.
Hi there OC. I did the same on mine and put a check valve where the hose connects to the system. It gave me a lot more pressure to the sprayers. I have added two more sprayers on the black water tank and still have to flush out the tank 5 or 6 times before it starts to look clean. I'll be trying your Calgon and dawn soap treatment next time.
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Old 03-03-2015, 12:51 AM   #2927
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Tire balance
I've been reading the blogs and decided it might be a good idea to have the tires balanced. Thanks for the heads up. I didn't beleave how far they were out. New trailer and new ST325/80r16 E rated tires. There is about a 6 to 8 inch strip of weights on 3 out of the tires.
You'll be amazed at how much that will save you with stuff coming loose or shook off shelves and your tires will wear better for it.

Though that is a lot of weight, a sharp tire shop will break the tire off the rim, turn and reseat the beads and can usually get rid of most of that. My rule of thumb is 3oz per side on truck and trailer tires.
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Old 03-03-2015, 09:46 AM   #2928
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Winterized in a Walmart parking lot in Blytheville AR.
We returned from Dallas area after a long week of freezing temps rain, ice, sleet and snow.
Stopped at Camping World in Little Rock and to pick up some antifreeze so I could winterized before returning home. They were sold out. WHAT, camping world without antifreeze?
We stayed at Tom Sawyer RV park in West Memphis ( right on the bank of the Mississippi River)
We found some antifreeze at the Walmart in Blytheville, so I winterized in the parking lot.
Got home to a foot of snow in the driveway with a 3 foot berm at the end and a 3 foot berm at the entrance to my trailer parking spot, what a mess. Took 2 hours to shovel enough to get the trailer and truck parked.

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Old 03-03-2015, 12:52 PM   #2929
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Hi there OC. I did the same on mine and put a check valve where the hose connects to the system. It gave me a lot more pressure to the sprayers. I have added two more sprayers on the black water tank and still have to flush out the tank 5 or 6 times before it starts to look clean. I'll be trying your Calgon and dawn soap treatment next time.
Mine already had a factory mounted check valve at the hose connection. I still can't understand the necessity of the vacuum breaker and the additional 10' of hose used.
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Old 03-03-2015, 02:25 PM   #2930
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66 here in Concord, NC right now! Hooray! Finally!
Yeahbut...get ready for the next "Weather Event"
Rainy today thru Wednesday with a high Wednesday of @ 70 at noon.

then....

By 6:00PM Wednesday, temps fall to the low 20's, rain turning to sleet, freezing rain turning to snow overnight. Thursday Morning is gonna Sux

Coming your way OC...stay safe & warm my friend!
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Old 03-03-2015, 05:45 PM   #2931
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Hi there OC. I did the same on mine and put a check valve where the hose connects to the system. It gave me a lot more pressure to the sprayers. I have added two more sprayers on the black water tank and still have to flush out the tank 5 or 6 times before it starts to look clean. I'll be trying your Calgon and dawn soap treatment next time.
When you did the bypass were all the fittings that you used just threaded matching the back-flow valve that you removed or did you do something more permanent?
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Old 03-03-2015, 06:04 PM   #2932
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When you did the bypass were all the fittings that you used just threaded matching the back-flow valve that you removed or did you do something more permanent?
I just removed the vacuum breaker and connected the tank hose directly to the outside hose inlet and factory back flow preventer valve.
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Old 03-03-2015, 06:11 PM   #2933
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Re-sealed the leaking shower drain I found while loosing my marbles behind the water inlet board. Does the factory really use grey putty to seal this or did someone that has no clue put it on after the fact? I used real silicone sealant.
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Old 03-03-2015, 07:00 PM   #2934
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Re-sealed the leaking shower drain I found while loosing my marbles behind the water inlet board. Does the factory really use grey putty to seal this or did someone that has no clue put it on after the fact? I used real silicone sealant.
They use plumber's putty. Gotta use the good silicone when tidying up what the factory does too. Dow 732 is hard to beat! Ran it around the drain and recaulked the garden shower doors with it to seal them properly.
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Old 03-03-2015, 08:49 PM   #2935
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Sold our Rockwood pop up....Pouring rain in Ohio, with snow still on the ground and it sold..... now for good weather to take the new one out....
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Old 03-03-2015, 08:51 PM   #2936
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I finally dragged mine home from the dealership service dept. They had it 8 weeks.
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Old 03-04-2015, 06:34 PM   #2937
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Did a quick ten minute project. Installed a Max Air vent over my bathroom fan...it's a must!
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Old 03-04-2015, 06:48 PM   #2938
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TOWTA and I finally unloaded the 5er from our FL trip. 5 double arm loads of her clothes on hangers. No wonder I only get the small closet and one drawer while she gets 3 drawers, 3 hanging closets and under the bed. Also took at least 2 grocery carts full of groceries out of the pantry. NOW, if I could just get her to unload about 60% of the dishes/pots/pans, etc. we might get better gas mileage.

She even commented that the camper will never be loaded like that again. (Yea, right, I do recall hearing that last yr and the yr before)

I guess now I will have to unload some of the duplicate/triplicate junk in the front compartment.
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Old 03-04-2015, 07:01 PM   #2939
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It wasn't on my camper. But got my hitch on and my my electric brake on
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TOWTA and I finally unloaded the 5er from our FL trip. 5 double arm loads of her clothes on hangers. No wonder I only get the small closet and one drawer while she gets 3 drawers, 3 hanging closets and under the bed. Also took at least 2 grocery carts full of groceries out of the pantry. NOW, if I could just get her to unload about 60% of the dishes/pots/pans, etc. we might get better gas mileage.

She even commented that the camper will never be loaded like that again. (Yea, right, I do recall hearing that last yr and the yr before)

I guess now I will have to unload some of the duplicate/triplicate junk in the front compartment.
I hope you got all that stuff done before the ice storm came at ya! (I'm guessing the leading edge should be about to you by now)

We have the same problem Neil Cleaned out the basement when I installed your slide and thought to mysels OMG I carry a Lot of STUFF
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