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Old 01-15-2016, 07:29 PM   #6021
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I've always thought the ramp/patio door on my Vengeance 25V was a little on the heavy side. Well, actually a lot on the heavy side. Got to looking at the "helper" springs to see if I could put larger ones in...you can't. But, I counted only four springs and it appeared there was plenty of room to add a fifth spring on the far left side. I don't know if FR forgot to put the spring in or if there are only supposed to be four (other Vengeance owners chime in here and tell me how many there are).

I called Lippert (actually got good response) and they advised the springs were the same on all the patio doors. The rep I talked to said he didn't know how many were supposed to be there but I could order one and if it didn't work I could return it ($21). Got the spring delivered in three days. Big job to install...took less than ten minutes. Door is still not exactly a lightweight but is definitely much easier to lower and raise.

One thing I noticed which impressed me. All of the nuts were secured with blue LocTight. Surprised they would do that since it's definitely more labor intensive than just clamping the bolts down with an air wrench. The nuts/bolts tighten down on the aluminum frame and using the LocTight keeps them from having to be so tight they could bend the aluminum.

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Old 01-16-2016, 11:32 PM   #6022
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I have 5 springs on my Wolf Pack toy hauler rear door. There is room for one more spring on the left side. I have a problem keeping the door on the ground to drive up on it sometimes, the way it is.
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Old 01-17-2016, 01:11 PM   #6023
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Nothing, no mods on my 5er. It is strictly as it came from the factory.
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Old 01-17-2016, 06:26 PM   #6024
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Finally got my Rockwood 2703ws exactly the way I wanted. So what did I do? Traded it on a Motorhome. Go figure, now I have to start over.

Did you go to the Edison RV show? I went looks like Camping World sold a bunch of Class A and C units as well as TT and 5er's


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Old 01-17-2016, 09:23 PM   #6025
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Did you go to the Edison RV show? I went looks like Camping World sold a bunch of Class A and C units as well as TT and 5er's


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AC show is coming up. Edison is too far for me to be just looking. With the snow today I'm glad I didn't.

This morning I looked at the Wildcat and thought about putting the slides out to tinker. Then the snow came and all thoughts ceased. I did plug it back in though since the golf car was done using the electric. Hey, it's something.
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Old 01-17-2016, 10:19 PM   #6026
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I got my wheel service done over the weekend. Checked electric brakes and greased the bearings.
I am also in the process of rebuilding my Hensley Arrow. I bought it used I have used it for half the season is it was. It was an older one, but rarely used. It had the typical rusty and fading paint so I had it sandblasted, inspected welds, and powder coated. I started to reassemble it today pics to follow.
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Old 01-18-2016, 12:08 PM   #6027
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AC show is coming up. Edison is too far for me to be just looking. With the snow today I'm glad I didn't.

This morning I looked at the Wildcat and thought about putting the slides out to tinker. Then the snow came and all thoughts ceased. I did plug it back in though since the golf car was done using the electric. Hey, it's something.

Planning on going to the AC show we will see, I have an itchy finger right now and really need to stop looking...lol


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Old 01-18-2016, 02:22 PM   #6028
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Shoveled 6 inches of snow again this weekend. Sure wish we would have finished the cover last fall
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Old 01-19-2016, 12:35 AM   #6029
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Shoveled 6 inches of snow again this weekend. Sure wish we would have finished the cover last fall
It's been nice and sunny down here in AZ.
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Old 01-19-2016, 12:38 AM   #6030
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Debugging a problem with my WifiRanger rebooting every 5-ish minutes.

Received my drawer slides and now need to find time to install them.

Took out some shelves and assembled a new IKEA cabinet to try and get more order in the bunkhouse.

Had friends over for dinner. He and I worked together in Fairfax, VA into he left for a new job about this time last year. It moved him to the Houston area. I was able to adjust stops and visit with him, he wife, and little boy. Had dinner at their place last night and ours tonight. This is all after visiting another coworker back in Austin. Visiting family and friends is the greatest part to fulltiming!
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Old 01-19-2016, 08:52 AM   #6031
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Just upgraded to class D tires. OK load D what ever. I got 4 new Maxxis M8008 tires. I think I got a good deal on them. I will feel a lot better going down the highways.
Load D? What are those 2 ply?

Everyone here was telling me to get Load Range F at minimum and G as better.

Guys were having issues with Load Range E blowing out.
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Old 01-19-2016, 11:37 AM   #6032
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I don't have a heavy FW, just a large ultra lite TT. It came with C load bombs.
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Old 01-24-2016, 12:21 AM   #6033
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Nothing, but I dreamed about using it this summer. Does that count?
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Old 01-24-2016, 01:11 AM   #6034
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Watched the snow pile up on it.
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Old 01-24-2016, 03:57 AM   #6035
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Savagely removed the rear stabilizers.

Moved it to Florida where it's still damned cold (but not snowing like the punishment my hometown is getting- hope my tenants like to shovel!!!).

Big plans for tomorrow, though...
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Old 01-24-2016, 09:43 AM   #6036
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Does not sound good Doug!
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Old 01-24-2016, 12:18 PM   #6037
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I thought about which day in March it will be turned in at Lazy Days Tampa for our new FW.
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Old 01-24-2016, 12:41 PM   #6038
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Went out and turned the tank heaters off from last night. Got down to 26
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Old 01-25-2016, 08:44 PM   #6039
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Some IKEA fun today:

Hung a vacuum hose holder for our central vac and used a couple of hanging cups on it for the attachments:
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Less fun. Still have a stubborn slow leak at the back of the camper. I fixed a leak on the hot water side and then the cold side. And now it looks like either the freeze cycles have done a number on the hot side or the clamp wasn't tight enough. We'll see. I gave it an extra turn or two and then I'll watch it.
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And went shopping for new stabilizers and a 5' piece of sewer hose.
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Added a RF Controller today for the big slide......now can see what I'm gonna hit!
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