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Old 10-27-2016, 04:17 AM   #9061
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Adjusted my solar flag lights

fabricated this set up a few weeks ago, got 3 solar powered lights, 1 at the top of each flap pole. I will probably change it up later using 1 ultra tall pole for all three flags.Click image for larger version

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Old 10-27-2016, 05:19 AM   #9062
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fabricated this set up a few weeks ago, got 3 solar powered lights, 1 at the top of each flap pole. I will probably change it up later using 1 ultra tall pole for all three flags.Attachment 123980Attachment 123981
3 Flags on 1 Pole in the Wind is asking a LOT! There are times when We have to take our 1 Flag down because of "High Wind"! Youroo!!
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Old 10-27-2016, 06:04 AM   #9063
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Flag Pole

The Flag Pole,
dimensions; aluminum
base diameter; 4" O.D. 1/4" wall
upper diameter; 3-1/2" O.D. 1/4" wall
base height; From the bottom to the roof of the RV, mounted at the bottom, the middle and the roof.
upper height; same as the base, slides inside the base and extends 3/4 of its length, holds in place with 2 securing pins.
Total length above RV; approx.. 12'
accessories;
pulley system, rope, tie up bracket, flag hooks, flag pole mounting brackets

it should be strong enough for 3, maybe just not tall enough, might have to do a separate pole for the state flag?

that's my plan anyway......
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Old 10-27-2016, 06:01 PM   #9064
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And the weight should be?
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Old 10-27-2016, 06:03 PM   #9065
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all aluminum, maybe 10 lds, but with something like this it's permanent. it's mounted the RV and when it is time to move you simply collapse it, due to making it telescopic. added weight? I tow with a 1 ton dooly, 454 cid, th400 modified transmission with an attached gear vender. when I towed it home with brakes on it dragging my truck didn't even notice it going up the I5 grapevine grade south bound, if you are not familiar it is a bad grade to climb while towing, I was crus in' up that grade as if I were on flat ground. I am also adding I am also adding 2 maybe three 6 ft. long under carriage tool boxes and a rack on the back fore my grill and smoker. as a matter of fact I was drawing up those plans last night. so, yes, weight is critical, however I believe I have room to wiggle.
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Old 10-27-2016, 06:11 PM   #9066
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Mine is a motorized telescopic alum 16 foot, and weighs bout 22lbs
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Old 10-27-2016, 08:04 PM   #9067
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Came across the vine last Saturday.....been across more times that I can remember.....in Arizona now
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Old 10-27-2016, 08:09 PM   #9069
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This one is also permanent
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Old 10-27-2016, 09:57 PM   #9070
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Winterized the fiver since we have been below 30 several nites. It sits under the new cover and rock wall we built this summer. The bow in the roof is due to iphone panoramic picture attempt. Rock wall was crazy physical therapy after back surgery this summer.
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Old 10-27-2016, 10:40 PM   #9071
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Finally got pink ice. Winterizing is over. Time to carry to dealer for warranty work.
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Old 10-27-2016, 11:32 PM   #9072
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That's not to say that the six-OH can't be made into a very reliable motor, too. Only takes about $10,000, but many say it is well worth it to have what you end up with.
It can be done as little as 3K depending upon what level of bulletproofing you want, engine condition, what your use will be and location you live.

I had mine done for that amount, live in Central Florida, had the air filter housing changed out to the 7.3 version, complete coolant system flush (replaced with ELC coolant), oil system flush (replaced with synthetic) and fuel system flush.

Added engine monitor system myself (just to be safe) and all is purring along nicely.

Note: I chose not to replace head bolts and gaskets due to low mileage, no leaks and not chipping it.
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Old 10-28-2016, 02:10 AM   #9073
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Came across the vine last Saturday.....been across more times that I can remember.....in Arizona now
So you are familiar, so you can understand what a bear it COULD be if you're to heave or don't have enough power.
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Old 10-28-2016, 05:54 AM   #9074
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Makes my back hurt just looking.......
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Old 10-28-2016, 06:12 AM   #9075
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3 Flags on 1 Pole in the Wind is asking a LOT! There are times when We have to take our 1 Flag down because of "High Wind"! Youroo!!
Seems like this site is taking a Patriotic Turn all of a sudden, following you and your lighted pole. Speaking of site, look again at the above 3 flag set up. Has each one on it's own pole, no wonder you keep missing them deer... PS: EAT SPAM
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Old 10-28-2016, 06:23 AM   #9076
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It can be done as little as 3K depending upon what level of bulletproofing you want, engine condition, what your use will be and location you live.

I had mine done for that amount, live in Central Florida, had the air filter housing changed out to the 7.3 version, complete coolant system flush (replaced with ELC coolant), oil system flush (replaced with synthetic) and fuel system flush.

Added engine monitor system myself (just to be safe) and all is purring along nicely.

Note: I chose not to replace head bolts and gaskets due to low mileage, no leaks and not chipping it.
I like the monitor system that you suggested to me. Now that I have it working my EOT and ECT are only 2 degrees different, Ford Maintains my Truck plus I have a 48000 warranty on it bought that when I bought the truck from a friend with only 41,000 miles on it now have 44,000 so I have many miles still being covered had over 160,000 on my last 2004 with the 6.0 never had a problem with that one either....Thanks for the heads up... And the luck keeps running
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Old 10-28-2016, 06:28 AM   #9077
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Seems like this site is taking a Patriotic Turn all of a sudden, following you and your lighted pole. Speaking of site, look again at the above 3 flag set up. Has each one on it's own pole, no wonder you keep missing them deer... PS: EAT SPAM
His Post# 9061 states that he is thinking about putting "All 3 Flags" on 1 pole! The "Hunting Show Channels" want to film Me because of my" Superior Shooting Skills",I am holding out for More$$$! Youroo!!
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Old 10-28-2016, 03:13 PM   #9078
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Leaky living room window

For some reason GOD intended for me to always have some kind of problem I have to solve or / and fix.....


my new problem, or I should actually say my relapsing problem. my living room window center window in the slide out leaks. every time it rains the track gets filled with water. My quick fix has been to put a towel in the track to absorb the water so it does not spill over.
I called Forest River to check if it was covered under warranty, the guy I spoke with wasn't exact and to the point so my answer was maybe or maybe not. he stated all exterior seals were NOT covered by warranty, however if it is a seal within the window itself it could be.
so with this answer I had to put it on hold (at the time I was working on my truck so I had no way to tow it anywhere and we are full timers, so the inconvenience would be terrible. in southern California WE HAVE BEEN IN A DROUGHT STATUS FOR YEARS NOW, not real worried about it. today early this morning we got a hard rain for about 15 minutes, window leaked and this is what reminded me.


I have attached a video, any thoughts or ideas on it would be appreciated. I will change it myself if someone can tell me the right way without damaging the siding.
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Old 10-29-2016, 02:57 AM   #9079
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Leaky living room window

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my neighbor and figured it out, the manufacture (Forest River) had installed the window upside down. couldn't believe it till I looked at the other side and compared. I guess the drain holes would actually work if they were at the bottom of the window, not the top of the window.

I attached a couple pictures so you can get your laugh for the day. LOL
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Old 10-29-2016, 03:12 AM   #9080
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that's A NICE SET UP FOR THE FLAG, WHAT DID THAT RUN..... A COUPLE HUNDRED? LOOKS GOOD, I MIGHT EVEN GO THAT ROUTE.
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