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Old 04-09-2016, 10:49 PM   #7201
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That is interesting as I talked to my dad about different repairs over the years. One of his "in a pinch" go-tos is to use caulk as a glue. He says that they would use it for crazy random things with printing presses and never had issues with it.
Slight topic drift... but along those same lines... Lock-Tite is making an adhesive to bond two pieces of bare metal together that has more holding power than welding.
There's some neat stuff out there.
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Old 04-09-2016, 11:05 PM   #7202
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I wrote a whole article about it on my web site as it has tons of photographs and verbiage and too large to post here. But the moderators on this site won't let me link you to my home page because I sell one item, a $20 bore guide for the shooting sports. Go figure!

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That doesn't seem logical. There are hundreds, probably thousands, of posts that have links to sites that only exist for the purpose of selling stuff. I think it would still be better to make the site have an annual paid registration and get rid of all the advertisements.
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Old 04-09-2016, 11:22 PM   #7203
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That doesn't seem logical. There are hundreds, probably thousands, of posts that have links to sites that only exist for the purpose of selling stuff. I think it would still be better to make the site have an annual paid registration and get rid of all the advertisements.

I use my I phone app avoids advertisements.
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Old 04-09-2016, 11:47 PM   #7204
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I wish i'd taken pictures but did not. I put a heath zenith wireless home type light switch on the bathroom wall and a small inverter in the ceiling of the bathroom and stuck a incandescent 110 volt spiral fluorescent bulb in a small house bathroom fixture the wife liked. Also replaced the all of the lights with a two bulb oval glass from camping world except over the dinette which is a larger oval globe. I put all led bulbs in those.
Gave the stock fixtures to my dad for his 2004 mirada who still had his original which had yellowed.
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Old 04-10-2016, 08:11 AM   #7205
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That doesn't seem logical. There are hundreds, probably thousands, of posts that have links to sites that only exist for the purpose of selling stuff. I think it would still be better to make the site have an annual paid registration and get rid of all the advertisements.
The difference is whether the poster has a financial interest in redirecting members to a web site. This fits the definition of "mining the membership" and is a violation of our site rules. Without this rule we would be spammed unmercifully and the moderators would be busy 24/7 with site clean up.

A link to your blog is OK, unless you are selling something in your blog.
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Old 04-10-2016, 11:01 AM   #7206
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Not today but yesterday I pulled all four wheels and drums. Removed the old seals degreased everything, bearings and all. Inspected brakes & bearings, repacked bearing installed new seals and reassembled and adjusted brakes, all one wheel at a time. I did not fill the voids with grease, did it old style hand packing the bearing. Lubed slide rails and rack gears, lubed screw drive on the rear stabilizers. Not the cleanest job, took all day but it is done.
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Old 04-10-2016, 04:16 PM   #7207
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That is interesting as I talked to my dad about different repairs over the years. One of his "in a pinch" go-tos is to use caulk as a glue. He says that they would use it for crazy random things with printing presses and never had issues with it.

Good thing about that is when you want to undo your repair to repair it right the caulk comes off like rubber and is faulty neat and clean, a good thing to have handy also I keep a river gun and various size rivets
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Old 04-10-2016, 04:35 PM   #7208
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We got our Coach out of Storage from a long winters nap. Nice place, heated and looks as good when we took her out as when we put her away back in late October. It's expensive, but sure does protect our investment...
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Old 04-10-2016, 06:03 PM   #7209
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Installed new awning LED strip lights. 3rd set. First 2 were Forest River failures. I put in the tri-color kind. Real sexy.

Started on an electronic igniter for the oven. Hate getting down on the floor to lean in and light it.
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Old 04-10-2016, 06:36 PM   #7210
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Added roof solar to portable solar

Today I added 2 100 w solar panels from mountain wind trading co on the roof to compliment my 200 w portable set up. Just wired them to my already installed trimetric TM2030R & SC2030 used by the portable panels. When in shade still have 200w power. When portables are plugged in I have 400w. Works great and was inexpensive to add $219 for panels a little for mounting hardware and 24 ft wire.
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Old 04-10-2016, 07:44 PM   #7211
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Installed these two today.
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Old 04-10-2016, 08:28 PM   #7212
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Installed new awning LED strip lights. 3rd set. First 2 were Forest River failures. I put in the tri-color kind. Real sexy.

Started on an electronic igniter for the oven. Hate getting down on the floor to lean in and light it.
Kinda funny that we are both on our 3 set of Lawing lights and the previous 2 were factory failures...
When you get the ignitor installed send some specifications on what you purchased and how you installed it. Like you I am tired of standing on my head to light the oven.
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Old 04-10-2016, 08:44 PM   #7213
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Kinda funny that we are both on our 3 set of Lawing lights and the previous 2 were factory failures...
When you get the ignitor installed send some specifications on what you purchased and how you installed it. Like you I am tired of standing on my head to light the oven.
Sure. Hope to have it done and documented by end of this week when we go camping again.
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Old 04-10-2016, 08:45 PM   #7214
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Just go back from the first camping trip of the year (Post winter shakedown) , getting the camper ready for a run out to Colorado in July.
Finally got around to fixing the Bedroom sliding door stop so it would not come out of the bottom guide. Changed out the water filter, and cleaned out the water heater. Now to start looking for a new thermostat.
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Old 04-10-2016, 08:48 PM   #7215
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Kinda funny that we are both on our 3 set of Lawing lights and the previous 2 were factory failures...
When you get the ignitor installed send some specifications on what you purchased and how you installed it. Like you I am tired of standing on my head to light the oven.
X3 on the ignitor. I was going to pickup a piezo electric bar-b-q grill ignitor and mount it. Looking forward to see what you come up with.
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Old 04-10-2016, 09:03 PM   #7216
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Was expecting to have 3 more weeks until seasonal campground opens for the year to get my new unit ready. Found out Saturday morning I have to make an impromptu trip to Wisconsin for a funeral so decided why not use the camper rather than stay in a hotel. So now 3 days to get ready. Got some warranted parts replaced, mattress topper cut to size and put on bed, anti-freeze drained from water lines and flushed. Mainly just have to sanatorium water system now. Did run into one issue I have to figure out. Shower is draining slow but sink drains fine. Not sure what is going on with that.


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Old 04-10-2016, 09:21 PM   #7217
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......Did run into one issue I have to figure out. Shower is draining slow but sink drains fine. Not sure what is going on with that.
Maybe hair somewhere in the drain?
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Old 04-10-2016, 09:34 PM   #7218
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Old 04-10-2016, 09:37 PM   #7219
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Was expecting to have 3 more weeks until seasonal campground opens for the year to get my new unit ready. Found out Saturday morning I have to make an impromptu trip to Wisconsin for a funeral so decided why not use the camper rather than stay in a hotel. So now 3 days to get ready. Got some warranted parts replaced, mattress topper cut to size and put on bed, anti-freeze drained from water lines and flushed. Mainly just have to sanatorium water system now. Did run into one issue I have to figure out. Shower is draining slow but sink drains fine. Not sure what is going on with that.


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Hope you've found a campground that's open. Most CG's in Wisconsin don't open until April 15. If you're leaving in 3 days, you're going to be a couple of days short.
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