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Old 11-05-2016, 10:53 AM   #9121
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Unloading the Surveyor.... To take it in to our dealer as we negotiated a good deal on a 2017 Keystone Cougar X-Lite 28RDB that we should bring home next Saturday. We were looking at two other Forest River 5th wheels, a Cherokee Arctic Wolf and a Coachman Chapparel and the Cougar fit our needs better. We are now SOB's.
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Old 11-05-2016, 06:21 PM   #9122
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Spent an hour or so winterizing. My first time. It was super simple!
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Old 11-05-2016, 06:23 PM   #9123
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Some folks just try to make it hard!.....lol
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Old 11-05-2016, 06:46 PM   #9124
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Finally found a use for an old piece of Sch 40 pipe... I don't much like pulling the plug and having water go all over the place, so I made a bit of a trough....



BTW..... plug is a 15/16" on this Atwood HWH.

Then, when I dropped the panel to get to the water pump, I found the hinge attached to the frame with double-sided tape. Nope, that's not going to do... had to get the pop rivets out.....



Drained the lines and pumped in the pink stuff. Dumped in some Seafoam for the gas tank and gen. Need to run the gen a bit to get the gas circulated. Put blankets, pillows, towels and clothes in vacuum space bags. That little Dyson got a bit of a workout!
Guess it's just about ready to go to storage next Saturday.
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Old 11-06-2016, 08:03 AM   #9125
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Finally washed the truck and 5er. After 128 days on the road it was nasty and dirt and mud found many places to hide.
One last 3 night trip for the season next weekend then it comes home and gets winterized.
No trip plans until spring break in April at Ocean Lakes in Myrtle Beach, but if an opportunity comes up we'll be ready.


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Old 11-06-2016, 08:29 AM   #9126
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Some folks just try to make it hard!.....lol
The hardest part was that my water pump didn't have a winterizing pickup line. So I disconnected the fresh water line from the pump and used my factory shower hose from when I added oxygenics shower head. It worked beautifully.
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Old 11-06-2016, 10:14 AM   #9127
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Yesterday I cut wood for putting down on one of our bunks. We removed the mattress and use it as a shelf. We have to stand on it to make my son's bed or do things up in his bunk. The old stuff was so thin, it was cracking and giving way under us.

I also took the glass out of 2 more doors. I cut metal mesh that we'll cover with cork board. And then cover the corkboard with fabric. We'll use those doors as pin boards.

I used the same metal mesh to replace a wood panel in the bunkhouse. It has water lines running to our outside kitchen. They froze twice last winter because no heat gets back there. I'm hoping the mesh allows warmth to get to those lines and keeps them from freezing.

Today I'm working on adding lifts to my bed to get access to some "winter clothes" storage.
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Old 11-06-2016, 12:33 PM   #9128
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It is what I have done over the last couple of months between moves. First I installed a sprayer for the toilet, then reinforced the storage bins in the front of the trailer, (basement) and yesterday I installed and out door shower.
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Old 11-06-2016, 12:39 PM   #9129
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Added step supports to my 8288SS. Drastic improvement in how solid the steps feel and removed much of the movement of the trailer which was caused when entering and existing. Click image for larger version

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Old 11-06-2016, 02:35 PM   #9130
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What did you do to your camper today?

I've covered the pool, and now just sitting in the shop watching NFL Sunday Ticket under the awning on the "outdoor TV" on the RV.

Wishing I was camping.

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Old 11-06-2016, 03:15 PM   #9131
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That is great it made a huge difference when I did mine
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Old 11-06-2016, 03:18 PM   #9132
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NFL SUNDAY ticket, you have to much money, GOOD FOR YOU,wish I had it. Does it work like Direct TV says. I don't trust them
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Old 11-06-2016, 03:22 PM   #9133
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Yesterday I cut wood for putting down on one of our bunks. We removed the mattress and use it as a shelf. We have to stand on it to make my son's bed or do things up in his bunk. The old stuff was so thin, it was cracking and giving way under us.

I also took the glass out of 2 more doors. I cut metal mesh that we'll cover with cork board. And then cover the corkboard with fabric. We'll use those doors as pin boards.

I used the same metal mesh to replace a wood panel in the bunkhouse. It has water lines running to our outside kitchen. They froze twice last winter because no heat gets back there. I'm hoping the mesh allows warmth to get to those lines and keeps them from freezing.

Today I'm working on adding lifts to my bed to get access to some "winter clothes" storage.
Damn ependydad you always say you can't do nothing but computers, I guess you getting better, hope all works out. Are you still traveling or you back home again?
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Old 11-06-2016, 03:41 PM   #9134
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looked at it and wished i was camping, all the CGs around here close the last weekend in OCT
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Old 11-06-2016, 04:03 PM   #9135
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Ditchdigger, I took the plastic trays out of both sides of my basement and just put 1/2" plywood in the bottom. Gained a lot of space doing it and adding the drawer that rolls out both sides.
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Old 11-06-2016, 05:07 PM   #9136
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Ditchdigger, I took the plastic trays out of both sides of my basement and just put 1/2" plywood in the bottom. Gained a lot of space doing it and adding the drawer that rolls out both sides.
like your setup, looks durable, did you build the entire thing? did you buy your tracks or were they already there?

My set up is not exactly like yours. however I am looking for some good HD drawer tracks (bearings) that can roll out approx. 6 ft. for battery storage. I have an approx. 13 x 13 opening for a storage bay that goes all the way thru, but only the right side has a 13" x 13 opening the left side shares the opening with my water supply and servicing hook ups so the opening is only 8 x 13 approx.. my plan is to install my batteries on a roll out thinking 8 6v batteries for my solar system. perfect location right next to the generator bay. easy access to run the wiring inside to the perfect location for the remotes and monitoring panels. any ideas on where to find some good tracks would be greatly appreciated.
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2014 sierra, I used garage door tracks and rollers and made everything myself. Cut the roller shafts off and secured them with nuts with set screws in the nuts I drilled and tapped also.
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@tom39: You may also notice, as I did, that your knee's won't hurt as much with the steps not bouncing as they did before
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