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Old 09-29-2015, 09:17 PM   #5081
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I am going to try to post some pictures of the brakes. Looks like it finally worked.
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Old 09-29-2015, 10:17 PM   #5082
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Ditchdigger, can you explain that last picture with the pinbox?

For me, I installed a storage box onto my rear bumper.

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The box is cheap and will store my sewer accouterments (campsite elbow, donut, wye, XXL ZipLoc bag for filling with water if I need weight for my sewer connection).

It's not much, but it'll free up some space from the basement.
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Old 09-29-2015, 10:22 PM   #5083
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Are zip ties enough to hold it on the bumper???


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Old 09-29-2015, 11:19 PM   #5084
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[QUOTE=ependydad;997347]Ditchdigger, can you explain that last picture with the pinbox?

That is my patent. It is a Fifth Wheel Hitch Hoist. It is how I get my hitch off my truck without braking my back. I hope to have it on the market within a year or two. I want to find a company to manufacture and distribute it.
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Old 09-30-2015, 12:12 AM   #5085
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Are zip ties enough to hold it on the bumper???


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I'm putting money on NO. I think some square U-bolts would work better long term.
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Old 09-30-2015, 12:35 AM   #5086
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I'm putting money on NO. I think some square U-bolts would work better long term.

We are gonna find out. I'm thinking yes since there's little weight to it.
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Old 09-30-2015, 04:56 AM   #5087
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We are gonna find out. I'm thinking yes since there's little weight to it.
And no wind buffeting it?
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Old 09-30-2015, 09:17 AM   #5088
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We are gonna find out. I'm thinking yes since there's little weight to it.
Is this one of the new methods for your trailer to lose weight?
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Old 09-30-2015, 10:02 AM   #5089
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Is this one of the new methods for your trailer to lose weight?
It will be even lighter when the wind rips it off.
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Old 09-30-2015, 12:41 PM   #5090
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Finished the install of my Fence-post Sewer-hose storage mod this morning.
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Also installed the Furrion observation/backup camera, which seems good thus far (haven't actually towed with it yet tho', that'll be Friday). Just need to work out where to mount the monitor when towing

Yesterday ordered a digital thermostat to replace the analog slider one. Hope to install that in the next few days, depending on when it arrives.
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Old 09-30-2015, 12:47 PM   #5091
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Steps Repaired

Replaced all the rivets in our steps with Grade 8 bolts, flat washers, and lock nuts.....It sure is a surprise when you're climbing the steps into your Silverback 33RL and they fall out from under you....not good on an old 68 year old....looks like the manufacturer could come up with something better that those soft rivets that didn't take much to knock out.
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Old 09-30-2015, 12:50 PM   #5092
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Weather finally cleared a little and I got off my lazy rear and installed the deflappers and took pictures.
That looks good, you and the other person who is civilized ( per Him but we know better) did good, keep drinking that Folgers who knows what you will come up with next....
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Old 09-30-2015, 02:22 PM   #5093
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Sick of searching for the bottle opener-mounted one to the frame.....
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Old 09-30-2015, 02:25 PM   #5094
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Sick of searching for the bottle opener-mounted one to the frame.....
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Old 09-30-2015, 02:45 PM   #5095
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That looks good, you and the other person who is civilized ( per Him but we know better) did good, keep drinking that Folgers who knows what you will come up with next....
I have a set of unpainted poles ready to mount on yours, all you need is (2) 5/16" U bolts (slightly modified)and ss lock nuts.
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Old 09-30-2015, 02:50 PM   #5096
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I have a set of unpainted poles ready to mount on yours, all you need is (2) 5/16" U bolts (slightly modified)and ss lock nuts.
And, E-rated tires.
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Old 09-30-2015, 03:03 PM   #5097
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And, E-rated tires.
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Old 09-30-2015, 03:52 PM   #5098
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Had the camper washed, waxed, awning cleaned for $100 today. Man did an excellent job.
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Old 09-30-2015, 05:16 PM   #5099
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Had the camper washed, waxed, awning cleaned for $100 today. Man did an excellent job.
Jeez, send him my way! I've yet to find an outfit to do the same for less then $10/foot.
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Old 09-30-2015, 05:24 PM   #5100
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Jeez, send him my way! I've yet to find an outfit to do the same for less then $10/foot.
Had it done in FL in Jan for $100 also and they did the same thing plus the truck. Will have the same crew do it in Jan16 also.
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