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Old 01-27-2016, 04:34 PM   #6061
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Old 01-27-2016, 04:45 PM   #6062
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Made a couple cup holders to replace the ones lost when I took the center console out of our recliner chairs. Click image for larger version

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Old 01-27-2016, 05:47 PM   #6063
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What I did today?

Cancelled reservations for the next 5 days that I made several months ago. The reason is that my mom(will be 90 tomorrow) is in the final days of her battle with liver cancer. I don't expect her to make it much longer. Just wouldn't be right for us to be camping in this situation. There will be trips in the future we can take.

Life isn't much fun right now.

Hoping all turns out well for you, so sorry to hear and a tough time for you, wishing you the best 😇


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Old 01-27-2016, 05:51 PM   #6064
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Old 01-27-2016, 05:54 PM   #6065
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What I did today?

Cancelled reservations for the next 5 days that I made several months ago. The reason is that my mom(will be 90 tomorrow) is in the final days of her battle with liver cancer. I don't expect her to make it much longer. Just wouldn't be right for us to be camping in this situation. There will be trips in the future we can take.

Life isn't much fun right now.
Know what you're going through. I just lost my mom not too long ago. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

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Old 01-27-2016, 06:23 PM   #6066
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Made a couple cup holders to replace the ones lost when I took the center console out of our recliner chairs. Attachment 98506
Wow! That's nice. Only PREMIUM beverages for cup holders like those
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Old 01-27-2016, 09:53 PM   #6067
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Finally got the two center stabilizer jacks installed. They had been laying in the barn for a while. Much easier installation than I expected.
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Old 01-28-2016, 12:07 AM   #6068
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In other news, I started working to remove the stabilizers yesterday. Crappy tools and lack of ability meant that I laid on the ground for hours and didn't make a whole lot of progress. Going to be back at it today.
Welp, I'm admitting defeat. I tried removing the electric stabilizers, but the nut is rusted to the bolt (even after a few shots of WD40 and letting it soak). The real issue is that I can't easily get to the topside of the bolt and have stripped it of any angles so now it just spins.

I'm annoyed- I'm going to call a mobile RV tech and warn him that he may need an angle grinder to take it down. We'll see.
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Old 01-28-2016, 01:16 AM   #6069
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I ran across the picture of this as I was looking for my member number and thought I'd update it. So far, I have 3,840 miles towed with these zip ties. I still feel like I'm living dangerously, but I'm pretty happy with its performance so far.
That's great to hear, do you store anything in it or just nothing but air

Did you check the zip ties, are they in good condition still?

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Old 01-28-2016, 01:19 AM   #6070
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That's great to hear, do you store anything in it or just nothing but air

Did you check the zip ties, are they in good condition still?

I periodically pump helium in it so that it stays lighter than air!

I have a two 90-degree sewer elbows (for the campsite connection.. I'm not sure why I'm carrying my old one, but it's in there).

I have a "Y" sewer connector.

I had a sewer donut, but it dry rotted and I threw it out about 2,000 miles ago.

And I have a basket with 2 x 50' collapsible hoses that I use for my black tank flushes.

I check the zip ties at every overnight stop and many quick stops. They're holding as strong now as when I first put them on.
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Old 01-28-2016, 07:06 AM   #6071
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Welp, I'm admitting defeat. I tried removing the electric stabilizers, but the nut is rusted to the bolt (even after a few shots of WD40 and letting it soak). The real issue is that I can't easily get to the topside of the bolt and have stripped it of any angles so now it just spins.

I'm annoyed- I'm going to call a mobile RV tech and warn him that he may need an angle grinder to take it down. We'll see.
PB Blaster works great for the rust, let it soak in for a bit and re-apply. DO threads stick out bellow the nut? I've used a pair of vise grips to grab this nub, used a wrench to loosen the nut (after soaking) then a tool to cut off the bolt above the now loosened nut. Could use a flush cut saw, hack saw, dremel...
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Old 01-28-2016, 08:15 AM   #6072
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Six sided wrenches or sockets for taking anything apart that is out in the elements! Plus a few shots of KROIL a couple days before you start. Work on a lot of old cars and that is what I use.

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Old 01-28-2016, 08:40 AM   #6073
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Old 01-28-2016, 11:30 AM   #6074
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Welp, I'm admitting defeat. I tried removing the electric stabilizers, but the nut is rusted to the bolt (even after a few shots of WD40 and letting it soak). The real issue is that I can't easily get to the topside of the bolt and have stripped it of any angles so now it just spins.

I'm annoyed- I'm going to call a mobile RV tech and warn him that he may need an angle grinder to take it down. We'll see.
There's a little tool that cracks the nut, you can pick it up at Harbor Freight
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Old 01-28-2016, 12:21 PM   #6075
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Thanks for the ideas everyone, but mobile tech will be out tomorrow. I'm going to have him yank these down and then actually install the new scissor jacks. I really hate the movement that I get with the electric stabilizers and it seems that Lippert is the only real game in town for self-leveling electric stabilizers.
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Old 01-28-2016, 12:48 PM   #6076
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I guess you could not use hydraulic.

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Old 01-28-2016, 03:16 PM   #6077
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I guess you could not use hydraulic.
I'm not setup for it, no. I wouldn't mind it and actually looked at hydraulic leveling systems, but that whole kit is too expensive for me.
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There's a little tool that cracks the nut, you can pick it up at Harbor Freight
I know this will come out wrong.. But I love my nut buster.. Best tool ever, next to duct tape and that impact tool I have that you hit with a hammer to loosen stuck screws and bolts.
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I know what you mean! Can't have too many neat tools!

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Good thing that I'm having the mobile RV tech out tomorrow as I went into the bathroom and noticed this fairly steady drip into the shower from the skylight:

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