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Old 05-23-2016, 03:21 PM   #7761
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Contacted the Inverter manufacturer to help me troubleshoot why the inverter is not coming on, I am bypassing the dealer hoping to save RV downtime.
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Old 05-23-2016, 03:46 PM   #7762
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Resealed the seams on our awning with seam sealer. Got rid of the frosted windows in both doors and replaced them with tinted ones.
OK, where did you get the replacement windows?
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Old 05-23-2016, 03:59 PM   #7763
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Contacted the Inverter manufacturer to help me troubleshoot why the inverter is not coming on, I am bypassing the dealer hoping to save RV downtime.
Boy I hear you there! I contacted my dealer three weeks ago tomorrow about a plastic molding I damaged, to date I have heard nothing back. I dug around and found contact info for Rockwood parts and had the piece on its way to me in two days. I have also dealt directly with Dometic on slide topper parts and have been extremely pleased with their customer service.
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Old 05-23-2016, 04:00 PM   #7764
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Old 05-23-2016, 04:01 PM   #7765
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Old 05-23-2016, 04:02 PM   #7766
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Old 05-23-2016, 04:18 PM   #7767
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Washed the fiver in storage lot to head out for a trip tomorrow. Have truck packed and pile to start to load in the AM.
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Old 05-23-2016, 04:21 PM   #7768
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Also made a "slide out sweeper" for clearing debris off the top of the slides when packing up camp.
I used a flat mop/broom thing I found in Lowes, a cheap telescoping handle also from Lowes (extends up to 5ft), and a 3/4 slip x 1/2" threaded PVC pipe connector.

I cut about 6 inches off the end of the mop handle, and used epoxy to mount the pipe fitting on the end of the handle. I also drilled 2 small holes and used some screws to secure it extra tight.

The extended handle screws into the threaded pipe fitting. Of course the threads are vastly different, but the pipe fitting threads seem to just bite into the extending handle thread well, and give a reasonably secure connection. We'll see how well it holds up over time.
From a quick test it seems that it works fairly well so long as you mostly sweep right-to-left (otherwise it has a tendency to want to unscrew)



I like that, might have to steal the idea! Thanks!
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Old 05-23-2016, 05:31 PM   #7769
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Yesterday I finished making, and installed my scissor-jack stabilizer brackets, which clamp onto the suspension sub-frame.







The scissor jacks are BAL jacks, designed for mounting straight onto the I-frame, but the LP pipe is in the way on one side, and my sewer-coupling mod is in the way on the other side, so I made these brackets out of 1/8" x 3" flat steel bar, mounted them to each of the existing flange brackets with 3/8" bolts with nylock nuts, and used 3/8" x 3" bolts through between the brackets to clamp the brackets to the sub-frame. The bolts are snug above/below the frame, and should hopefully hold enough weight for stabilization purposes.
I like it.

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Old 05-23-2016, 07:44 PM   #7770
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You can't get in my storage compartments now...

Changed out the slam latches on our storage compartments on our 2014 Cedar Creek Silverback 33RL......used replacement latch from RV Locks and More, part #BLL-40101-2006...it's a very close match to the SouthCo R001 latch that was on it and that everyone out there had a key to.....had to add a 1/8" shim on the backside to allow for tightening....screw post were slightly longer on the new one....now all 4 compartments are keyed alike....had changed out the cam locks earlier to get away from the 751 key.
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Old 05-23-2016, 08:03 PM   #7771
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Old 05-23-2016, 08:12 PM   #7772
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Just packing - getting ready to head out Thursday afternoon!
We are doing the EXACT same thing! Heading out Thursday, but just until Sunday.
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Old 05-23-2016, 08:21 PM   #7773
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Installed an accumulator on the water pump and also preparing for a Thursday morning departure. Five nights at Punderson State Park, Ohio with a wedding to attend on Saturday.
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Old 05-24-2016, 06:30 AM   #7774
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We are doing the EXACT same thing! Heading out Thursday, but just until Sunday.

Same here, pulled the kids out of school for their 1/2 day Friday for a nice long weekend in Gettysburg. Probably more education in Gettysburg than they would have gotten in that 1/2 day. Planning to visit the Appalachian trail museum as well.


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Old 05-24-2016, 06:57 AM   #7775
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replaced the caps on my low point drains with ball valves
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Old 05-24-2016, 07:15 AM   #7776
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Can you provide pictures please?? Mine drips water and I can't get them tight enough to stop leaking
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Old 05-24-2016, 07:29 AM   #7777
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Can you provide pictures please?? Mine drips water and I can't get them tight enough to stop leaking
How handy are you? Give me a day or so for the pics. Everything I've read says you need to be particular what materials you put in contact with fresh potable water supplies, so I used stainless steel on the pressure side. The PEX fittings with the cap and washer are 1/2" NPS (straight pipe thread). The ball valves will have 1/2 NPT( national pipe taper thread). I don't think you can get a satisfactory seal between NPS and NPT. I ended up putting in two new, 1/2" tube x 1/2 nptm fittings , the ball valves and added a nylon 1/2" x 3/8 tube fitting to keep the crud out of the ball valve. I ended up having to go back and reseal one with PTFE paste, I couldn't get the teflon tape to seal. Probably overkill, but, it doesn't leak and sure is easier to drain things
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Old 05-24-2016, 07:52 AM   #7778
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Installed an accumulator on the water pump and also preparing for a Thursday morning departure. Five nights at Punderson State Park, Ohio with a wedding to attend on Saturday.

Do they along with a great water pump work well to keep up water pressure? The pump that came with my Roo stinks


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Old 05-24-2016, 08:15 AM   #7779
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Resealed the seams on our awning with seam sealer. Got rid of the frosted windows in both doors and replaced them with tinted ones.
Do you mind showing a picture from the outside when it's dark with the inside lights on? That's my big concern- people being able to see in. Sometimes you just wanna be naked!

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Same here, pulled the kids out of school for their 1/2 day Friday for a nice long weekend in Gettysburg. Probably more education in Gettysburg than they would have gotten in that 1/2 day. Planning to visit the Appalachian trail museum as well.
The AT Museum is right at Pine Grove Furnace. Take them over to the furnace and then take them for ice cream at the camp store right there. There's an AT tradition of trying to eat a 1/2 gallon of ice cream in the fastest time possible... of course, you pay for the ice cream, frozen mouth, and unpleasant feeling afterwards. As a price, you get a little wooden spoon with something stamped on it.

Otherwise, the trails and lakes there are beautiful.

(Ok, I might be a little jealous- I love that area. Grew up camping there!)
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Old 05-24-2016, 08:47 AM   #7780
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Changed out the slam latches on our storage compartments on our 2014 Cedar Creek Silverback 33RL......used replacement latch from RV Locks and More, part #BLL-40101-2006...it's a very close match to the SouthCo R001 latch that was on it and that everyone out there had a key to.....had to add a 1/8" shim on the backside to allow for tightening....screw post were slightly longer on the new one....now all 4 compartments are keyed alike....had changed out the cam locks earlier to get away from the 751 key.
I was wondering if their slam latches would work. got the replacement cam locks for my 33IK. so maybe ill order up a set of those. Thanks for trying it out.

What did you use to shim?
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