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Old 09-24-2015, 04:49 PM   #5021
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Old 09-24-2015, 06:35 PM   #5022
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I have to agree with you, don't understand folks not using them to get full use of an expensive option.

Sorry to hear about your health problems, but enjoy the permanent site camping. We are discussing just selling ours and finding a park model in FL for the winters.
Thanks OC. I have a feeling that it's going to be hard getting used to this park model thing and still call it camping. It doesn't seem the same if you don't have to hook it up to a truck.
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Old 09-25-2015, 05:39 AM   #5023
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I have to agree with you, don't understand folks not using them to get full use of an expensive option.

Sorry to hear about your health problems, but enjoy the permanent site camping. We are discussing just selling ours and finding a park model in FL for the winters.
why can't you just move your unit down to a site in Florida and leave it at a site? I know you have ran out of stuff to modify on yours. By the way, I still have not seen any pictures yet on your powder coated DEFLAPPER installation yet? ...
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Old 09-25-2015, 06:46 AM   #5024
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I have been having trouble keeping the TT level when camping. I get everything set level by using the wheels, once level side to side I get the front to rear level then I lower the power jacks down, giving then pressure on the wood pads. After everything is stable I extend the slide.

A day or two later I notice the camper being off level on the rear, slide side. I have had to jack up the axles one at a time, add another shim under the tire to level I again. I can understand at the beach on a sandy site but in the mountains?

Does the slide throw the level off that much?
It does on ours, we know how much to over raise for proper finished level! Youroo!!
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Old 09-25-2015, 07:34 AM   #5025
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why can't you just move your unit down to a site in Florida and leave it at a site? I know you have ran out of stuff to modify on yours. By the way, I still have not seen any pictures yet on your powder coated DEFLAPPER installation yet? ...
Weather not cooperating and that dreaded lazy bug has infested the area.
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Old 09-25-2015, 09:37 AM   #5026
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Thanks OC. I have a feeling that it's going to be hard getting used to this park model thing and still call it camping. It doesn't seem the same if you don't have to hook it up to a truck.
We just pulled the trigger last spring in Arizona to a park model in a 55+ gated resort. About 1/3 of the sites are RVs and it still has a campground feel. We still are keeping the Wildcat to have short travels in the southwest and 2,000 miles back home touring along the way in the summer.

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Old 09-25-2015, 08:18 PM   #5027
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Old 09-25-2015, 10:05 PM   #5028
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Made reservations for Fort Wilderness at Disney World in May right after the kids get ou of school.

We also made reservations for the Fort today, only for February.
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Old 09-25-2015, 10:08 PM   #5029
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Ran an extension from the wireless camera antenna to the front of the trailer, installed cheap blackout shades in bedroom, replaced dealer installed 405 cca battery with a 800 cca battery.


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Old 09-26-2015, 12:05 AM   #5030
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Started the bearing repack boogie yesterday.


Has anybody used the spray Brake Parts Cleaner to clean the old grease out of the bearing before repacking?


I have used gas to soak them in the past.

Lol. x2 gas with oil or trans fluid in it.


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Old 09-26-2015, 05:52 AM   #5031
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Insulation installed in front cap area behind shoe storage box. :-/ ( thank you sabre factory. NOT!!! ). Lubed axle bearings, serviced slide out gears, upgraded bunkhouse mattresses and installed a marine powered subwoofer to the under side of trailer cavity from floor to frame making it unseen and trouble free. :-)


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Old 09-26-2015, 08:23 AM   #5032
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Old 09-26-2015, 10:37 AM   #5033
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Insulation installed in front cap area behind shoe storage box. :-/ ( thank you sabre factory. NOT!!! ). Lubed axle bearings, serviced slide out gears, upgraded bunkhouse mattresses and installed a marine powered subwoofer to the under side of trailer cavity from floor to frame making it unseen and trouble free. :-)


Any camping will do. :-)

What'd you do for insulation up there? The closet is a huge source of heat for us in the summer.
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Old 09-26-2015, 12:48 PM   #5034
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Spray painted my Fence Post Sewer Storage mod, including the brackets, so that it's all ready for install tomorrow (weather permitting).

Received the "Trailer Aid Plus Tandem Tire Changing Ramp" (bought from Amazon)

Received the TST 507 TPMS system (with 8 flow-through sensors), and configured it. About to install truck sensors in a few minutes. (will install the 5er tire sensors tomorrow when installing the sewer hose storage mod)

Lubricated the new X-chocks, which were very tight to adjust out-of-the-box.
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Old 09-26-2015, 12:56 PM   #5035
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Received the "Trailer Aid Plus Tandem Tire Changing Ramp"
You may want to test the Trailer Aid before your next trip to make sure it will raise the unit high enough. I never tested mine and guess what when I needed it now it sits in the garage.
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Old 09-26-2015, 02:05 PM   #5036
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You may want to test the Trailer Aid before your next trip to make sure it will raise the unit high enough. I never tested mine and guess what when I needed it now it sits in the garage.
Did you get the original/regular one, or the "plus" one ?
I did read that the original one only lifted 4 inches, which was not enough for many TT's/5er's, but that the "plus" version lifts 5.5" which should be enough.

I will make sure to test it though. Thanks for the advice.
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Old 09-26-2015, 02:10 PM   #5037
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Did you get the original/regular one, or the "plus" one ?
I did read that the original one only lifted 4 inches, which was not enough for many TT's/5er's, but that the "plus" version lifts 5.5" which should be enough.

I will make sure to test it though. Thanks for the advice.
Mine is the plus. I intend too add something on the bottom or pick up some type of stackable blocks which should increase the height the inch or so I need.
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Old 09-26-2015, 09:06 PM   #5038
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What'd you do for insulation up there? The closet is a huge source of heat for us in the summer.

3M spray adhesive and this Click image for larger version

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Old 09-26-2015, 09:31 PM   #5039
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3M spray adhesive and this Attachment 89970. Today was 83 with sun right on front cap and temp prob in the closet was the same temp as thermostat in the hallway. :-)

Oh man, that's on my must do list now!
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Old 09-26-2015, 09:56 PM   #5040
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Set up a door mirror from Big Lots for the inside bathroom door - it hangs from the top of the door and the hangers slide into place behind the mirror so there was little set up.

Paired it up with 2 sets of felt covered hooks that also go over the bathroom door from Dollar General for towels and stuff.

Those hooks hold in place a table runner with an interesting pattern on the other side of the door. Table runner is also from Big Lots.

Then, I set up several storage tubs for the pass through -Ziplock 15 gallon containers with inner seals whose dimensions are very nearly the size of the opening.
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