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Old 05-07-2014, 09:22 PM   #601
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Congratulations! I am working on year 13...39. Very nice
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Momma and I are celebrating our 39th anniversary this weekend.
CONGRATS to all - We are working on 35 ourselves
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Old 05-07-2014, 10:23 PM   #602
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Absolutely congrats to all. Our 38th will be June 5. I don't even remember life before the DW.
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Old 05-07-2014, 11:29 PM   #603
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The new gas grill. And then got rid of flimsy worthless OEM paper towel holder with new "perfect Tare" paper towel holder

That thing snapped off in my hand the first time I tried putting a roll in it!
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Old 05-07-2014, 11:30 PM   #604
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CONGRATS to all - We are working on 35 ourselves

33, end of the month
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Old 05-07-2014, 11:37 PM   #605
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Guess you and the DW need to come up to Goshen...most of us have all or most of the Mods the Great Jedi Master OldCoot has contrived so she can see them up close & personal

Maybe next year just to meet you characters!

We continued loading all of the gear into the trailers. I bought some cargo straps and screwed them into the aluminum frames on the forward wall. Now the chairs, Camp Chef stove, collapsible table are neatly secured to the forward wall. Decided we didn't need 8 chairs for two people, also.

I'm thinking about cargo netting to restrain the Dutch ovens, charcoal bucket, and storage bins to the rear wall.
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Old 05-08-2014, 01:37 AM   #606
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It'll be 44 yrs. this July. The DH is a saint - he's put up with me all these years. Congrats to all!
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Old 05-08-2014, 10:48 AM   #607
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Congrats to OC and everyone else, relationships take work and compromise. We are on year 12 and very happy. Not our first rodeo, learned allot.
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Old 05-08-2014, 02:46 PM   #608
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Pulled the 'Piper out of the shed getting ready to go the the Outer Banks tomorrow for our first trip of the season. I get to see how all my "over the winter" mods work. I washed all the NC pollen off, aired up all the tires (new power king towmax), tuned up the companion hitch (cleaned, lubed and painted the jaws white). Wow, that's a lot of RV to wash compared to our previous 05 Flagstaff. I'm about ready for bed. Momma and I are celebrating our 39th anniversary this weekend.
Made it to the OBX (211 miles/3.5 hours) with no problems. Stopped twice to check tire temp with new infrared thermometer (OC I see what you mean by being mindful of the tires on the sunny side of the RV.). Setup and my stabilizer bars reduce movement tremendously. After setup, everything worked with no leaks, drips or problems. Chill time.
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Installed a set of air horns. Dukes of Hazard. The stock horns were not loud enough.
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Getting some much needed rain so nothing on the camper today. Just wishing we were in the camper watching the rain.
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Made it to the OBX (211 miles/3.5 hours) with no problems. Stopped twice to check tire temp with new infrared thermometer (OC I see what you mean by being mindful of the tires on the sunny side of the RV.). Setup and my stabilizer bars reduce movement tremendously. After setup, everything worked with no leaks, drips or problems. Chill time.

What campground are you staying at??
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Old 05-08-2014, 03:39 PM   #612
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What campground are you staying at??
Ocean Waves CG...in Waves, NC. You down here?
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Old 05-08-2014, 03:54 PM   #613
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Camping next to the house while our AC in our home waits to get repaired...Thank goodness for 50 amp service at the house and 2 AC's in the camper...doing all right



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Old 05-08-2014, 06:23 PM   #614
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Camping next to the house while our AC in our home waits to get repaired...Thank goodness for 50 amp service at the house and 2 AC's in the camper...doing all right
It's nice to have a "break the glass in case of emergency" house. We did the same couple of years ago when we had some serious winds and no power for a week. I only ran a 30A receptacle to the outside pad because our TT was a 30 amper. It'll be okay to use the main AC only since our coach isn't that big in case something else happens. Now, if we were in the south, that would be a different story.
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Ocean Waves CG...in Waves, NC. You down here?

No, but would like to be! We are planning a trip there this early fall. Just trying to get a feel for the better campground down there. How do you like where your staying?
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Finished the install of my 30a 120v TT-30 plug on my garage.
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Old 05-08-2014, 09:19 PM   #617
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Camping next to the house while our AC in our home waits to get repaired...Thank goodness for 50 amp service at the house and 2 AC's in the camper...doing all right
We did the same thing Po-Boy! Installed a 50AMP when we poured the pad by the side of the house. Over the winter when we got 'the itch' out we would go - having the 50 AMP was nice with the Fireplace! Spent last weekend futzing around inside with 85deg outside...nice to see the A/C works
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That's was the main reason. Running AC would warm up the extension cable used to convert over to 20 amp so I haven't been running it. Now I feel safe.
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Old 05-08-2014, 11:33 PM   #619
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I started to install BAL stabilizer arms, but the way the undercarriage is constructed the bolts miss the front frame, and on the sides the bolts just aren't long enough. I swapped out the 1" self tappers with 2", and it barely hit the metal frame. It took it off, sealed the drill holes, and will reconsider this when I have more time. It's a brand new trailer, I really don't want to be hacking it up quite yet.

I ordered a Camco king pin stabilizing tripod for the interim.

Also installed the shower nozzle you guys recommended. DW was off from work today and spent the afternoon stowing more of the gear. I think it'll take a few trips to figure out the best place for everything.

I thought some more about the idiotic location of the water filter deep in the basement walls. The only way to really get to it is to remove the exterior shower housing and reach in. The filter is about a foot from that. I'm going to leave that alone for now, too, and just hope the dreaded "self unscrewing" event doesn't happen for a while.
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