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Old 04-14-2016, 08:22 PM   #7301
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Getting my camper ready for the first trip of the year. Pipestem State park
Years ago, BC (before camper) we stayed there in one of the rooms. We didn't even look at the campground. Give us a report if you will on the place.
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Old 04-14-2016, 09:04 PM   #7302
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The upfitter switch wire tails are up right behind the parking brake release lever.
Don't confuse them with the separate bigger bundle of wire tails that go through the firewall to the engine compartment.
There's 4 wires, one for each switch. I used the lowest rated one which is switch #3 and is a green/violet striped wire.

I can try to take photos tomorrow
I would appreciate that.
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Old 04-14-2016, 09:07 PM   #7303
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Dewinterized (again), filled the water tank, air up tires, checked lug nuts and loaded up some dry goods. Heading out to Pere Marquette SP this weekend.

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Old 04-14-2016, 09:11 PM   #7304
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Good Lord, it had never even been used?!

What crap they have put on our trailers.

I am concerned because I have those China Bombs, so far they are ok at 2,000 miles but keep pressure at 50psi the Westlake versions
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Old 04-14-2016, 09:14 PM   #7305
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8000 on my Westlakes. Longest being to Disney and back, 2000 miles. They lost no pressure through the whole winter.. I was shocked still at 50 psi.

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Old 04-14-2016, 09:27 PM   #7306
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Getting my camper ready for the first trip of the year. Pipestem State park

Have an uncle that lives across the street from the entrance. I remember going here years ago and riding the tram down the mountain, and also going up the observatory deck. Need to get back up there sometime.


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Old 04-15-2016, 01:47 AM   #7307
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Old 04-15-2016, 06:03 AM   #7308
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I could see using that at the International!

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Old 04-15-2016, 07:48 AM   #7309
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Lubed the gear assy on the awning motor but still have a spot that is binding up. Installed awning tie down brackets. Replaced flame diffuser on bumper mounted grill.
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Old 04-15-2016, 05:29 PM   #7310
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The upfitter switch wire tails are up right behind the parking brake release lever.
Don't confuse them with the separate bigger bundle of wire tails that go through the firewall to the engine compartment.
There's 4 wires, one for each switch. I used the lowest rated one which is switch #3 and is a green/violet striped wire.

I can try to take photos tomorrow
I would appreciate that.
I took a couple of photos, but the ones under the dash were taken blind (couldn't keep door open to get in a good position for photos since it's been raining all afternoon), so if you need a clearer photo of where the wires are then I can take one whenever it's not raining

TPMS Monitor mounting location (phone wanted to focus on the outside world ... can't blame it)


I fed the wire (including the inline fuse) down the gap shown and fished the wires out under the dash.


Trying to show Upfitter switch wiring location
You can see where the wire tails are taped, the green and yellow ones are visible.
I freed the green/violet one to give a little more flex, but they're still very short and awkward to reach.


Again, but also showing where I connected the ground wire
I used a velcro strap to secure the excess wire from the TPMS Monitor, and ran the ground wire over the top of the brake release cable to stop it dropping down
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Old 04-15-2016, 05:31 PM   #7311
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Ah the model without the modesty curtain..


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Old 04-15-2016, 07:09 PM   #7312
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Saying good-bye to TT

What did I (we) do to the camper today? Finished cleaning it out completely.

It goes down to the dealer tomorrow.

But, we pick up a 2017 Sunseeker 3010DS on Tuesday!

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Old 04-15-2016, 07:29 PM   #7313
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Old 04-15-2016, 07:48 PM   #7314
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We have been busy on our camper getting it ready for camping. We have done the following repairs/upgrades.
1. Remove old 12 volt cooling fan behind the dometic refrigerator and install two new 12 volt fans with more cfm.
2. removed all of the old caulking from the front cap and installed new caulking. (we have been fighting a leak in our front cap that FR and dealer will not help us with unless we pay them)
3. removed the D-Seals from the kitchen slide and install new D-Seals due to two of them being torn from one of the staples that FR installed coming loose.
4. cleaned and conditioned all of the slide seals and wipers.
5. installed wireless temperature sensors in both the freezer and refrigerator sections of the Dometic to monitor the temperature better this year.
6. Purchased new lighter weight 32" lcd TV for the bedroom and installed the TV with a wall mount. Made sure this time that the mount was secured to one of the aluminum wall studs. Also purchased and mounted a tie-down strap for the TV so that it would travel better.
7. Installed bug shields on the heater exhaust port, water heater cover and the two outside refrigerator covers.

More to come later.
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Old 04-15-2016, 07:54 PM   #7315
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Old 04-15-2016, 10:04 PM   #7316
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Insect Screens

I added some screens to keep the insects out. I bought the round furnace screens and installed them but needed to do something for the refrigerator opening.

I decided to rip some 1x6s down and make a wood frame that I installed in the opening.



I caulked it and painted the caulk black, then I went to Home Depot and bought some screen materials to build a custom size screen.



I ended up drilling holes and securing it with screws so it does not come loose when traveling.

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Old 04-16-2016, 07:47 PM   #7317
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Shelf added and ladder rack installed
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Old 04-17-2016, 05:21 AM   #7318
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Also had to reconnect one the outdoor speakers that had worked it self loose from the back of the radio, got that spliced back together and speaker working again. Vacuumed up all the extra sawdust they left in there. May have found a secret cubby compartment under the radio, it requires further investigation.
There is a little bit of extra room under the sink down where the furnace is I found when I was adding bracing to the shelves under the counter top, might be the perfect place to add a safe or something similar.
Next on the list is to take it to the shop and let them install and adjust the Equalizer hitch we got.
We should be finished after that...until I find the next thing I can't live with out.
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Old 04-17-2016, 06:15 AM   #7319
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Pulled the camper out of the garage and washed it down - roof and all. Today, I plan on giving it a coat of Nu Finish polish. Also de-winterized and checked to make sure stuff still worked. Just now thought, I have to clean the inside somewhat also!
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Old 04-17-2016, 08:31 AM   #7320
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Purchased a set of JT strongarm, now if the rain would stop so I can install them
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