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Old 04-27-2015, 01:44 PM   #3581
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Well began to dewinterize and test all features and functions when I noticed the cracked housing on the toilet valve. .... ordered a new one for Monday (thank you amazon prime). It's the valve in the first picture, probably didn't get all the water out for winter, oh well.... now sitting in the driveway testing out all the other features. .. like the tv , movies and a nice refrigerated drink
At least you noticed your crack BEFORE putting water in tank, I added water and bleach to sanitize the tanks, turned on water pump, and ran faucets in kitchen and bathroom. An hour later, my son noticed water dripping our of the front door. We were prepping for a trip, ended up spending two days in Williams, AZ without water, except jugs to flush the toilet.
We live in southern AZ, didn't think there was any water in lines, so never bothered to winterize. Picked up the replacement valve at CW, waiting on DH to install it.
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Old 04-27-2015, 02:03 PM   #3582
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Hand washed the roof of the sabre.
Installed new water filter.
Got tailgater and receiver out and had it authorized .
Enjoyed a few beers.



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Old 04-27-2015, 02:45 PM   #3583
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Didn’t do anything to the trailer, but we did move a 6-sided 14-foot flat deck around the back of the trailer to get it in place next to our other deck. Used about 10 aluminum poles and sort of rolled/slid it around. My legs are still sore from pushing it.

It (mostly) covers up a big bare spot on our site pretty nicely though.
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Old 04-27-2015, 02:58 PM   #3584
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Moved the fake wall of the rear storage area back towards the rear trailer light wiring, gained at least two feet of unused storage space. Ordered replacement baggage door cam locks to match the entry door key, no more ch751 locks or keys!
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Old 04-27-2015, 03:40 PM   #3585
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Made an appt with CW to have the antenna issue and charger issue corrected.

Also ordered Camco 40126 Tornado Rotary Tank Rinser with Hose,
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Old 04-27-2015, 07:02 PM   #3586
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Getting ready for our trip that will be coming up in about 3 weeks. Gave my 2013 Vibe 6501 a bath. put a bleach/water combo in the fresh water tank and pressurizer the water system to check for leaks that may have happened over the winter. (all was good). Drained the fresh water tank and refilled with fresh water. Purged all of the lines and left them pressurized. Checked the truck & TT tire pressures. Truck was good but the TT tires were low.
Then I took the rig for a 30 mile test run to see how the new Tow Veh. handles. I think it's going to be just fine. My DW will need to clean the inside and stock up on all the needed supplies.
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Old 04-28-2015, 07:24 AM   #3587
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2 weeks ago I dewinterized checked all the systems made sure everything was working replaced 1 bad shwink slide motor for master slide.

Washed the roof and gave her a good bath this weekend and stocked her up for the first trip this year. We are going to Tall Pines in VA this weekend.

And I forgot enjoyed some 12oz cold ones while doing all of this.
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Old 04-28-2015, 03:27 PM   #3588
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Replaced all the incandescent light bulbs in the clearance lights with leds. Discovered about half of them had had water up to or above the bulbs. Drilled small holes in the bottom of the lenses to let the water out. Turned the lights on with a jumper wire to see if they would get hot enough to melt the lens as the leds protrude farther than the old incandescent ones. Also washed TOWTA's old junker for the first time since before we left for FL,also washed the old broken down truck as well as mowed the 1.48 acres of weeds and 18 blades of grass. That's it for the day or probably the week.
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Old 04-28-2015, 03:53 PM   #3589
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Decided to get out to a campground to get away from all the yard work! Seventy degrees, gentle breeze, and very few clouds. Doesn't get any better. Oh wait, beer and brats makes it even better!
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Old 04-28-2015, 03:57 PM   #3590
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A good B&B with dinner does


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Old 04-28-2015, 03:59 PM   #3591
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Can think of something better than both of those.
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Old 04-28-2015, 04:09 PM   #3592
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Can think of something better than both of those.
And??
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Old 04-28-2015, 04:22 PM   #3593
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Better than a Burger and Broccoli Dinner? Hence B&B


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Old 04-28-2015, 04:25 PM   #3594
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Better than a Burger and Broccoli Dinner? Hence B&B
And guaranteed to be non fattening!
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Old 04-28-2015, 05:21 PM   #3595
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Lol ok I see where you are going 😜


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Old 04-28-2015, 05:29 PM   #3596
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Hmm, hmm!!
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Old 04-28-2015, 07:54 PM   #3597
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Got my new Barker 32 gallon Tote Tank, it is bigger than I thought but will fit in my front basement, just need to reorganize things.
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Old 04-29-2015, 06:56 AM   #3598
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Old 04-29-2015, 07:21 AM   #3599
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Placed an Amazon order that included a PI hard-wired EMS and TST 507 with flow-thru sensors for 10 tires. Now I need to take the truck to get metal stems on my inner duals.
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Old 04-29-2015, 07:59 AM   #3600
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I guess this isn't really what we did to the 5er but what we did with it after a BIG STORM.

The solar system in the 5er paid big dividends after a big storm on Monday cutting the power to the house for over 12 hours and flooding the roads, knocked down very large trees. No power for a radius of over 30 miles in any direction. Roads were blocked with trees and water flooded over them which left no way out. So we made coffee, made breakfast, and watched TV all day in the RV. We do keep a 1/2 tank of water in the RV just in case so that also paid off. All and all it made things very very easy for us to weather out this small disaster and that evening the power was restored to the house. Love our new solar set up. We laughed and said, glad we are truly self contained in the RV with SOLAR.
The new solar system is coming in handy in more than just boondocking for pleasure.

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