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Old 04-13-2014, 08:03 PM   #401
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1 De winterized
2 Started Frig , hot water heater , oven/stove top and A/C all checked out ok
3 Installed new screen cover on screen door so dog does not run into anymore
4 Had some cold ones

Cut Grass

Will wash on Thursday before we live for our trip on Friday
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Old 04-13-2014, 08:06 PM   #402
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Dang Superman! You're making some of us look bad. By the time I am done with a wash and wax it's usually beer:30 and I'm done.

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I don't feel much like a superman right now...there's not one part of my old body that doesn't ache.
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Old 04-14-2014, 12:00 PM   #403
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Now you have more storage area available.
Well, it's official. My poles overlap one of my storage hatches when they would be in the stowed position. Even if I drill a new hole higher up in the inner pole - the bottom pole still hang low enough that it would block the door. I bought a new pin for the top and just pin it to the upper bracket instead of using the nylock nut and bolt. Guess they'll officially ride in my bumper.
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Old 04-14-2014, 12:05 PM   #404
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Well, it's official. My poles overlap one of my storage hatches when they would be in the stowed position. Even if I drill a new hole higher up in the inner pole - the bottom pole still hang low enough that it would block the door. I bought a new pin for the top and just pin it to the upper bracket instead of using the nylock nut and bolt. Guess they'll officially ride in my bumper.
How much does it overlap? You can remove the outer pole and cut up to about 10" off the bottom of the inner pole.

Come on man, use some Yankee ingenuity!
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Old 04-14-2014, 12:23 PM   #405
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They make poles that are in 3 sections instead of 2. Making them a shorter profile when stowed.
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Old 04-14-2014, 12:28 PM   #406
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They make poles that are in 3 sections instead of 2. Making them a shorter profile when stowed.
Ependydad has the D&D alum poles.
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Old 04-14-2014, 12:32 PM   #407
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How much does it overlap? You can remove the outer pole and cut up to about 10" off the bottom of the inner pole.

Come on man, use some Yankee ingenuity!
I used ingenuity- I bought new pins! Now it is a no tools setup/take down.

I'll see how much of a hassle putting them up and taking them down turns out to be. The new pins really make it easy.
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Old 04-14-2014, 12:35 PM   #408
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I used ingenuity- I bought new pins! Now it is a no tools setup/take down.

I'll see how much of a hassle putting them up and taking them down turns out to be. The new pins really make it easy.
A hacksaw on the inner pole will make it even easier. Don't have to remove them. Just pin them in the stow brackets.
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A hacksaw on the inner pole will make it even easier. Don't have to remove them. Just pin them in the stow brackets.
Yup, this is what I did on my 34tbok, as the rear arm was over the pantry pass thru door. Easy free fix and I don't have to take the arms off to travel.

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Old 04-14-2014, 02:33 PM   #410
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Had a good weekend. Installed 12 V outlets on each side so I could use my 12V compressor to air the tires. Put three support straps under the FW tank (it really sagged when filled, previous one burst). Rerouted and extended some wiring that was too tight and pinched under the GW tank. Added baffle and fans to the fridge vent to help cooling. I have been going through this NTU unit for several months (preventive maintenance), checking wiring for chaff/pinch points, cleaning/waterproofing electrical connections. Cleaning up the wiring mess in the WH compartment. Cleaning/repairing water lines, etc. Plan on going west for several weeks/month later this year and trying to avoid any obvious problems. Have some additional items to address, but making progress.
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Had a good weekend. Installed 12 V outlets on each side so I could use my 12V compressor to air the tires. Put three support straps under the FW tank (it really sagged when filled, previous one burst). Rerouted and extended some wiring that was too tight and pinched under the GW tank. Added baffle and fans to the fridge vent to help cooling. I have been going through this NTU unit for several months (preventive maintenance), checking wiring for chaff/pinch points, cleaning/waterproofing electrical connections. Cleaning up the wiring mess in the WH compartment. Cleaning/repairing water lines, etc. Plan on going west for several weeks/month later this year and trying to avoid any obvious problems. Have some additional items to address, but making progress.
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Drained all fluids. We have a freeze warning for tomorrow night.
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Old 04-14-2014, 08:35 PM   #413
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Got the CC a little dirty driving to Las Cruces, NM. It's gonna be 40 degs by morn. Brrrr!
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Old 04-14-2014, 08:40 PM   #414
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Drained all fluids. We have a freeze warning for tomorrow night.
That's the main reason I haven't drained the pink stuff out of the TT. This time of year around here, hard telling what the temps are going to be. Last night didn't get below 65 degrees. Either tomorrow night or the next, it's supposed to be down around 31!
I'll wait until the end of this month to totally de-winterize.

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Old 04-14-2014, 08:59 PM   #415
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What kind of "insect screens on fridge and furnace" did you use / where did you get them ?
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Old 04-14-2014, 09:24 PM   #416
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I spent the majority of yesterday cleaning the Sabre. From roof down to include tops of the slides, and the awning. That was a job! Awning was tough. Used a solution previously mentioned on another post, bleach, warm water, vinegar and dish detergent, rolled it up and waited about 20 minutes. Still had to use just bleach and warm water for the white parts of the awning, top and bottom. Came out great. Pollen took a real toll on the roof and front cap, it came clean as well. DW did the entire inside and we are ready to roll Wed morning.
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Old 04-14-2014, 09:54 PM   #417
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Attached a 30 amp surge protector to power pole.
Checked air pressure on all tires. Added air as needed...have one with a slow leak despite the fabled Nitrogen being in the tires.
Inspected the TT inside and out as will be heading out in a few weeks...probably to Washington state. Gonna just love that 32 hour trip!
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Old 04-15-2014, 02:36 PM   #418
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Old 04-15-2014, 04:18 PM   #419
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Cleaned it up and put the cover back on it, until the end of next month.

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Old 04-15-2014, 06:32 PM   #420
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Turned the furnace on this morning, just pop pulled low point drains and hot water anode next. We are suppose to leave Sunday on a 2 week vacation around Ontario! Snow go away. -8 tonight!💨

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