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Old 03-08-2015, 01:01 AM   #2961
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I picked it up!
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Old 03-08-2015, 01:02 AM   #2962
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I picked it up!
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Old 03-08-2015, 01:16 AM   #2963
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Congratulations!
Thanks! We can't wait to break it in!
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Old 03-08-2015, 01:18 AM   #2964
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Thanks! We can't wait to break it in!
As they say- we like pictures here. Once you get out, post back with a 1st trip trip report.
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Old 03-08-2015, 01:20 AM   #2965
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As they say- we like pictures here. Once you get out, post back with a 1st trip trip report.
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Old 03-08-2015, 03:28 AM   #2966
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Removing the carpet is a JOB! You have to cut it along all the edges and pull hundreds of small staples. There is vinyl under the carpet. Took me over 6 hours to cut and remove the staples.
I was wondering about that! I figured it was not gonna be that easy. We looked today and thought if we are gonna trade up to a Cedar Creek This is probably NOT a mod we want to do
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What did you do to your camper today?

Installed wifi ranger elite with the go2 modem yesterday. Camping by a lake, beautiful day. First trip completely boondocking, solar system is working great.


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Old 03-08-2015, 06:48 AM   #2968
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Nothing today, but IF it warms up a little tomorrow, I am going to pull a hub/wheel and pull the cups and cones to check numbers and order some Timken cup/cones & SKF seals. All US made.
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Better look real close at the bearings you get. Very, very few small bearings, like your axle bearings, are made in the USA anymore. Even Timken makes many of their tapered roller bearings overseas or Mexico.

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Better look real close at the bearings you get. Very, very few small bearings, like your axle bearings, are made in the USA anymore. Even Timken makes many of their tapered roller bearings overseas or Mexico.

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That is correct, especially after Gambrinus was shuttered around ~2012. Further, many of their boxed bearings with "Made in the USA" on them are not. They are assembled in the USA, but not completely made here. The housings/carriers are, but the bearings themselves are made overseas. Only the few still wearing "Timken" and "Made in the USA" on the housing/carrier are made entirely here and the number of those are dwindling. The vast majority of bearings are produced in China and India today.
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Old 03-08-2015, 08:49 AM   #2970
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Old 03-08-2015, 10:38 AM   #2971
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Check it out before camping!

Today I bring it home from the storage lot, and check to see if the stupid water filter that is unreachable burst or not. I really need to pull the external shower assembly out, which would allow me to reach the filter, and do a bypass.

There's no filter in it - just the housing. It's impossible to reach, and blowing the lines didn't blow the water out of it. Luckily Austin rarely gets down to freezing nowadays.
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Old 03-08-2015, 10:41 AM   #2972
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Better look real close at the bearings you get. Very, very few small bearings, like your axle bearings, are made in the USA anymore. Even Timken makes many of their tapered roller bearings overseas or Mexico.

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Understand, have a source for NOS for the Timkens.
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Old 03-08-2015, 11:27 AM   #2973
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Understand, have a source for NOS for the Timkens.
Are you getting them from ebay?
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Old 03-08-2015, 11:30 AM   #2974
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Are you getting them from ebay?
Yes, if the numbers check out. If ebay doesn't pan out I can get them from my home town. (Secret source)
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Old 03-08-2015, 11:34 AM   #2975
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Yes, if the numbers check out. If ebay doesn't pan out I can get them from my home town. (Secret source)
Good for you, but ebay say's one thing then ships something else. I would get them from your Secret Source, Your SS isn't IH is it? Tricky old man.... Just out of curiosity how many miles do you have on them alko bearings your running now. Also what grease do you use? Thanks ahead of time...
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Good for you, but ebay say's one thing then ships something else. I would get them from your Secret Source, Your SS isn't IH is it? Tricky old man.... Just out of curiosity how many miles do you have on them alko bearings your running now. Also what grease do you use? Thanks ahead of time...
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You only answered one question. What about the other two, Just wanted your wise old opinion on that stuff. I know you know your stuff, so PLEASE share. Will Lukas 400 degree be the best? It meets alko requirements. It's like pulling teeth with you.... The ones from ebay do say USA on them stamped.
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Old 03-08-2015, 12:46 PM   #2978
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I used Lucas Red "N" Tacky #2 and will continue. Brgs were/are China L68149 & L44649, seal TRP GS-1719.
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Old 03-08-2015, 11:23 PM   #2979
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Made shelves for the cabinets in the trailer. The wife is very happy now.





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Old 03-08-2015, 11:51 PM   #2980
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Installed a screen door bar, a key holder, Three Wrap-A-Round Step Rugs and my wireless backup camera (RVS-CW-CAM).
Adjusted the screen door which has always been just a little 'off' alignment.
Lubed all the slide tracks and finally reorganized the front storage area (a futile attempt because I know what it will look like after the 1st trip out).
Changed the oil in the generator and started it up (first starting of the year..)
So now what can I do for the rest of the night?
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