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Old 05-14-2014, 08:31 AM   #641
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Home AC back up and running....did a quick cleanup of rv and buttoned it all down before our trip during memorial weekend



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Old 05-14-2014, 09:01 AM   #642
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What does it do for you that the OEM model didn't?
X2 what Hutch said. The Progressive Industries EMS should be one of the first things you get for your rig! Don't make the mistake I made though: I bought the "portable" one not realizing that installing the permanent EMS was not that big of a deal (and then you have your electrical readout by your circuit breaker panel rather than out at the power post...which makes it decidedly easier to check EMS status at 1 AM in the pouring rain )

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Oh... What We Are Doing Today in Our RV: hunkering down. 30+ MPH winds forecast today along our travel route with gusts to 50. I do not want one of you traveling behind me and posting a tragic video on YouTube of the winds dumping me over. :-) 25+ MPH side winds yesterday were bad enough.
Yep. Lived in NM for 14 years and I have seen exactly that! US70 - a popular RV road from Las Cruces to White Sands Monument requires you drive over the San Augustine pass. This pass is notorious fo high winds in the springtime. Every year we would hear of a RV or Semi getting tipped over by high winds. How high you ask? Not uncommon to have sustained 50MPH winds with Gusts to 70+
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Old 05-14-2014, 09:15 AM   #643
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Shelf System for 8289 Basement?

Have any other 5er owners built a shelf system for their basements? I have been toying with the idea for a few weeks now.

Got to be a better system out there than just stacking stuff on top of other stuff - makes it so inconvenient to have to root through or unpack things to get to the item you want.

Shelf system, slide out tray (maybe with shelves?)...any other ideas?
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Old 05-14-2014, 09:58 AM   #644
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OldCoot has pics on here of what he built in his basement looks good.
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I am by far not a carpenter, but I knocked up a shelf for the front storage bin so that nothing dissimilar is stacked. And yes, that's my sewer hose on the bottom and my white hose is in the same bin. It's all capped, the hose is rinsed off and nothing touches.
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Old 05-14-2014, 11:05 AM   #646
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Where are you? I want to make she we stay away. We're on a "bucket list" trip. Currently in Gulf Shores, AL and moving on to Baton Rouge, LA tomorrow. Hope to make it to CA by end of month and then - who knows. Just want to stay well clear of bad weather, if possible.
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Old 05-14-2014, 11:15 AM   #647
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Shelf system, slide out tray (maybe with shelves?)...any other ideas?
Like SKnight, I have a plan for shelves. Here is what is in my mind's eye:Click image for larger version

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Above that from the rafters, I want to add a hanger for a 6' folding table that my wife swears we need.

Behind and beside of it, I use bins for just about everything else.
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Old 05-14-2014, 02:51 PM   #648
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I do like my pull out rack on garage door track.
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Old 05-14-2014, 05:28 PM   #649
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I am by far not a carpenter, but I knocked up a shelf for the front storage bin so that nothing dissimilar is stacked. And yes, that's my sewer hose on the bottom and my white hose is in the same bin. It's all capped, the hose is rinsed off and nothing touches.

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Old 05-14-2014, 06:50 PM   #650
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GetAttachment.aspx11.jpg (5.9 KB)I did what you did and I still have a few adjustments to do but it is neater and in order
Just that little platform made all the difference in the world for that bin. It cleared the floor up enough that I mounted three more battery boxes so I can run a 2X2 parallel battery setup for when I go boondocking.

I'm considering an arrangement in the basement for something like ependydad has drawn out. I'm thinking getting aluminum square tubing and TIG welding it up, that way I can use 1" tubing, saving room and weight. I've got everything pretty well sorted now so it's not pressing, but would be a sweet winter project. Plus, I've got to secure a TIG machine and learn to use it. I can MIG weld and the concept is very similar, I'd go with steel but that would get too heavy I'm afraid.
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Old 05-15-2014, 06:13 PM   #651
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I took it camping. We're only 10 miles from the house but we're not at the house. Should be a good weekend with friends. I think we've got 5 or 6 families coming.
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Old 05-15-2014, 07:07 PM   #653
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...Plus, I've got to secure a TIG machine and learn to use it. I can MIG weld and the concept is very similar,...
From my experience, I have mig welded for years and we have a tig machine and I'm here to tell you that there is a BIG difference in the two. Tig is closer to oxy-acetylene welding. I just haven't mastered holding the electrode steady enough, but our oldest son is extremely good at it as he was a welder at Butler Built Seats welding the $1500+ NASCAR/Sprint car alum seats.
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From my experience, I have mig welded for years and we have a tig machine and I'm here to tell you that there is a BIG difference in the two. Tig is closer to oxy-acetylene welding. I just haven't mastered holding the electrode steady enough, but our oldest son is extremely good at it as he was a welder at Butler Built Seats welding the $1500+ NASCAR/Sprint car alum seats.
Sweet! What I mean is that it's using heat, controlled electrically, to produce and control a weld puddle with a filler rod as necessary. If I go there I'll rent and practice some. Luckily it doesn't have to be terribly strong.
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Old 05-16-2014, 05:42 PM   #655
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Storage Shelves & if you home brew...

Guys THANKS for all the Ideas! And the plans!

Like most, I have Zero Gravity chairs, a mat, various white trash items for the "Front Yard" tool kit...ect.

My biggest PITA storage items are the 2 chairs and the 6' folding table (it really is nice to have ependydad!)

Everything else is in storage boxes.

So I took measurements today and puttered a bit.

Sanitized my tank, plumbing and hoses. I was puzzling what to do with the gallon of bleach water AFTER I had sanitized my hoses...how to get it in the tank? Came up with this! The siphon from my home brew kit fits perfectly inside the gallon jug with the bleach water!
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Old 05-17-2014, 06:30 AM   #657
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Brought the Rockwood home to clean and stock it getting ready for our trip next week. Also opened it up and extended the awnings to try out the awning poles. OC made the brackets, thanks OC worked great. Also wanted to antagonize the HOA some by having it set up in the driveway for a few days. Our street is pretty narrow, wasn't sure if I could back it into the drive, 90* cut in but it worked out good. Glad for the revolution on the Rockwood.

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Sanitized the water tank last weekend and ran a rinse today as well as load up some non perishables today.

I need to cut some new wood blocks after dinner.
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