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Old 04-13-2016, 10:36 PM   #7261
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Continued working on the parking area for our 5er... in our back yard. Have previously extended the driveway with concrete but am now adding a gravel space where rear of 5er hangs off. Too much trouble to move 5er to mow the grass. I am outlining the area with landscape timbers, putting down weed block cloth and will spread #57 granite gravel a couple of inches thick.
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Old 04-13-2016, 11:09 PM   #7262
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Actually on Tuesday I finished the "Push a button, light the oven" mod. Works great. Will post complete "How To" this weekend while we are camping. That's the perfect thing to do while camping.

Oh ya, Sunday finished installing the new tri-color LED awning strip. Sexy it is.
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Old 04-13-2016, 11:51 PM   #7263
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Recently installed 2 LED strips, 1 in BR under dresser... lights floor between bed and dresser and 1 in kitchen in cubby where Keurig fits perfectly but previously had to use a flashlight to put water in Keurig... leave both on all the time when camping. 2 items purchased but not yet installed are sewer hose holder and screen door bar.
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Old 04-14-2016, 05:14 AM   #7264
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I took the cover off and backed the Beast into the driveway to de-winterize! Oh yeah. I replaced a baggage door thumb lock.
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Old 04-14-2016, 05:44 AM   #7265
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Hooked up and ready to take to our seasonal Happy Place 😊


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Old 04-14-2016, 06:38 AM   #7266
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Yesterday I mostly took stuff over to the storage lot to put into the camper
Newly cut-to-length aluminum bunk ladder
Bunk mattress topper (also trimmed)
New shoe rack/bench for near front door

Also moved the mount for fire extinguisher up a few inches to clear the new shoe rack

and checked if revolution wedge would work with reese lube plate (but there's a whole separate post on that)

Oh, and ordered a "Big Red" propane campfire, and a hose to hook it up to the camper low-pressure propane quick connect

New Maxxis LRD tires should arrive today, so might try to get them installed on Saturday
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Old 04-14-2016, 06:41 AM   #7267
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I went under the TT with some black plastic corrugated wire loom and covered all the exposed wires that FR had just draped over and around the frame gussets and sheet metal to keep the insulation from chafing. Any exposed terminals on breakers and switches, I removed, wire brushed and coated with dielectric grease before reassembling. Kind of a proactive approach to future electrical issues on the underside due to corrosion and sloppy workmanship!
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Old 04-14-2016, 07:07 AM   #7268
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Actually on Tuesday I finished the "Push a button, light the oven" mod. Works great. Will post complete "How To" this weekend while we are camping. That's the perfect thing to do while camping.
Look forward to reading your how-to.
I think a lot of folks would like to do this and just need someone else, like you, to blaze that trail first
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Old 04-14-2016, 07:11 AM   #7269
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Heading to Cape Hatteras KOA tonight on our FIRST real trip. I decided to swap out the original shower head with the Oxygenics/RV head.

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Old 04-14-2016, 07:18 AM   #7270
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Put 1 1/2" discharge hose on safety chains to stop rattle, stocked 5er with groceries, turned on fridge, ready for a 5 star weekend trip to Defeated Creek COE campground.

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Old 04-14-2016, 07:39 AM   #7271
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Today I added a 3 gal GI gas can on rear bumper for the occasional need for gas for WH2000XLT. Going Camping at Grand Lake, Ok tomorrow for 7 days.
Be careful, some tunnels do not allow them like that.
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Old 04-14-2016, 07:50 AM   #7272
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Be careful, some tunnels do not allow them like that.
someone needs to make a gas tank that looks like a tire!
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Old 04-14-2016, 07:54 AM   #7273
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someone needs to make a gas tank that looks like a tire!
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Old 04-14-2016, 07:58 AM   #7274
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... checked if revolution wedge would work with reese lube plate (but there's a whole separate post on that)...
If you use the wedge, you don't need the lube plate.
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Old 04-14-2016, 09:15 AM   #7275
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If you use the wedge, you don't need the lube plate.
Do you not use any lube/grease on the hitch at all ?

I've been using grease to help keep things slick when hitching up, (I know you obviously don't need it for rotation) but was getting fed up of the mess.

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Old 04-14-2016, 09:23 AM   #7276
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On an unrelated note, something I just did to the truck, rather than camper: -

Wired in the TST507 TPMS display/monitor to one of the truck upfitter switches, so that I don't need to drape the charging code across the dash.

The monitor is already mounted (using the suction cup) to the very bottom left of the windshield, tucked in right against the door frame.
I ran the cable down a gap to near where the brake release pull is, and wired it up to one of the Upfitter Switch pigtails (just using a wire nut), and a ground screw nearby.
What a pain in the butt to get to those upfitter wires tho'. If they'd made them just a couple inches longer the whole job would've taken a quarter of the time. Also the wire insulation of those wires is a pain too. Even with the right gauge wire strippers the insulation didn't want to pull off, seemed super tough.

Anyway, all done now, and I can either leave it switched on, and it'll turn on/off with the ignition (whereas my 12v outlets are all permanently on) or just turn it on with the switch as needed.
Can still remove it by just unclipping it from the mount, and unplugging the connector, if I want it to hand while inflating tires.
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Old 04-14-2016, 09:26 AM   #7277
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On an unrelated note, something I just did to the truck, rather than camper: -

Wired in the TST507 TPMS display/monitor to one of the truck upfitter switches, so that I don't need to drape the charging code across the dash.

The monitor is already mounted (using the suction cup) to the very bottom left of the windshield, tucked in right against the door frame.
I ran the cable down a gap to near where the brake release pull is, and wired it up to one of the Upfitter Switch pigtails (just using a wire nut), and a ground screw nearby.
What a pain in the butt to get to those upfitter wires tho'. If they'd made them just a couple inches longer the whole job would've taken a quarter of the time. Also the wire insulation of those wires is a pain too. Even with the right gauge wire strippers the insulation didn't want to pull off, seemed super tough.

Anyway, all done now, and I can either leave it switched on, and it'll turn on/off with the ignition (whereas my 12v outlets are all permanently on) or just turn it on with the switch as needed.
Can still remove it by just unclipping it from the mount, and unplugging the connector, if I want it to hand while inflating tires.

There is a good use for the uplifted switches, I may do the same but first I have to get the Tire Pressure monitor, good to have though
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Old 04-14-2016, 09:38 AM   #7278
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Do you not use any lube/grease on the hitch at all ?



I've been using grease to help keep things slick when hitching up, (I know you obviously don't need it for rotation) but was getting fed up of the mess.



See my post here: -

http://www.forestriverforums.com/for...se-105666.html

Not sure about your specific hitch but my curt 20k has 2 zerks for the jaws and they got a couple pumps but no grease on the exposed areas of the jaws, just too messy and unnecessary


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Old 04-14-2016, 09:50 AM   #7279
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Not sure about your specific hitch but my curt 20k has 2 zerks for the jaws and they got a couple pumps but no grease on the exposed areas of the jaws, just too messy and unnecessary
Meant just between the hitch head, and the pin-plate, to allow the pin-plate to slide up onto the hitch head smoothly when hitching up.

I had been using this: -
Lucas Oil 10030 Fifth Wheel Lubricant - 16 oz
which somebody recommended last year, but haven't been happy with the results (or the mess)

I noticed that there were zerks for the jaws. How often have you greased those (and how to do you release any old grease ?)
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Do you not use any lube/grease on the hitch at all ?

I've been using grease to help keep things slick when hitching up, (I know you obviously don't need it for rotation) but was getting fed up of the mess.

See my post here: -
http://www.forestriverforums.com/for...se-105666.html
I use grease on my hitch and Wedge, gets dirty . I clean off the dirt and grease and reapply. Makes hitching up a lot easier.
I just use standard crappy tire wheel bearing grease, use a disposable glove to apply!
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