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Old 12-24-2016, 07:49 PM   #9321
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Busy day. Replaced the original LG tv with a 43" Sharp Roku tv so my wife can watch all her online stuff on the tv instead of her iPad. Installed a similar 32" in the bedroom. Installed an under frame spare tire carrier so I could get the spare off the bumper. Finally, removed the hinge from my bumper carrier and remachined the basket stub so it direct mounts to the receiver. That eliminated about 8" of moment around the hitch.
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Old 12-25-2016, 08:50 AM   #9322
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Not a whole lot in comparison to the others!


Quarter-turn ball valves on the low point drains.

1/4 turn ball valves is a great idea, i would have never thought of adding - after reading your post, it is on my list
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Old 12-25-2016, 08:58 AM   #9323
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I added a padlock to my propane tanks to make them more secure. I simply drilled a hole straight through the hold down handle and bracket and installed my lock through the hole. Now to remove the tanks you cannot simply unscrew the handle and raise the bracket....you must remove the lock first. I went with a longer shank (2-1/2" long) lock and one with a combination so I didn't add any more keys to my ring. This particular lock fit perfectly under the propane cover. Now I know these Master combo locks have an easy bypass method (look up on you tube) but feel it is secure enough to keep the common person out.
this is on my list as well, i currently use a security cable wrapped around both and the trailer frame, What did you use for anti theft for Battery
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Old 12-25-2016, 12:29 PM   #9324
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1/4 turn ball valves is a great idea, i would have never thought of adding - after reading your post, it is on my list
I will be installing some 1/4 turn values on my low point drains as well. What's up with the twist on caps? Leveled tracks for the kitchen storage.
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Old 12-26-2016, 08:46 AM   #9325
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Finally got a chance to add antifreeze and figured out we cracked the flush valve on the toilet.. $$ later, it will be here Friday. Tried to put the cover on that we have had for several years and found out that it is too small for our camper.

Anybody want to buy an RV cover 27' ??
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Old 12-26-2016, 09:09 AM   #9326
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Ran the furnace, general visual mechanical inspection.
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Old 12-26-2016, 11:58 AM   #9327
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Finally got a chance to add antifreeze and figured out we cracked the flush valve on the toilet.. $$ later, it will be here Friday. Tried to put the cover on that we have had for several years and found out that it is too small for our camper.

Anybody want to buy an RV cover 27' ??
What kind, and how much
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Old 12-26-2016, 12:13 PM   #9328
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What kind, and how much
I believe that is it an ADCO and $100.00 + shipping.
Tan color, no rips, tears or holes anywhere.
Zippered area for the door.
tie down straps still attached
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Old 12-26-2016, 12:48 PM   #9329
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Over 60 degrees in Ohio today! Unzipped a section of the cover to take a peek inside the windjammer. I used a flashlight to look for any leaks but didn't see any. Also opened a few cupboards to see if there were any unwelcome guests. Didn't see any signs of those either. So it all looked good. Covered it back up until spring really gets here.
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Old 12-28-2016, 06:49 AM   #9330
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Old 12-28-2016, 03:34 PM   #9331
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I installed a set of Torklift Glow Step Revolution steps this morning. Fairly easy install once I figured out how many spacers to use to match the factory brackets. Steps are very well engineered and manufactured. Only thing I would change would be making the 1/4" spacers out of aluminum instead of steel to reduce some weight. The steps are much more solid than the factory Dexter steps. Dusty, our mutt, being used to the old ones with carpet tile, doesn't like them as she slipped on them the first time up and is quite hesitant to use them now. We will probably have to carpet tile the center 12" like the old ones. We will also have to get used to the method of deploying them though. All in all, I think they are a major improvement over the old sheet metal ones.
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Old 12-28-2016, 05:15 PM   #9332
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Looking good!...Heavy?....Thinking about 'carry on' overhead storage compartment....
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Old 12-28-2016, 05:36 PM   #9333
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Looking good!...Heavy?....Thinking about 'carry on' overhead storage compartment....
About 10# heavier than the factory ones which you can take back with you.
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Old 12-28-2016, 05:42 PM   #9334
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Got the carpet tile cut and installed, Dusty is now happy.
TOWTA and I will still probably stumble going up them just like we did on the old ones, which we blamed on our eyesight. Anything but old age and just plain being clumsy.
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Your new steps have an extra "stabilization point," i.e., the struts/legs on the ground. I highly suspect your old steps would have been just about as stable as the new ones if you had simply added some kind of legs to them.

Not sure how easy that would have been; your new ones are designed that way from the start.
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Old 12-28-2016, 05:59 PM   #9336
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Got the carpet tile cut and installed, Dusty is now happy.
TOWTA and I will still probably stumble going up them just like we did on the old ones, which we blamed on our eyesight. Anything but old age and just plain being clumsy.
How did you attach the carpet?

The more residential-like-height of these is so nice. It's hard to describe. I do hope you don't have any stumbling issues, though.
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Old 12-28-2016, 06:11 PM   #9337
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Loaded up the 'piper. Headed to Ocean Lakes (Myrtle Beach) tomorrow morning.

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Old 12-28-2016, 06:27 PM   #9338
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Your new steps have an extra "stabilization point," i.e., the struts/legs on the ground. I highly suspect your old steps would have been just about as stable as the new ones if you had simply added some kind of legs to them.

Not sure how easy that would have been; your new ones are designed that way from the start.
Did have a support leg...
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Old 12-28-2016, 07:37 PM   #9339
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I replaced the cheap Jenson 28" LED TV that came with the trailer with a new Samsung 32" Smart LED 1080p HDTV, now I'm looking for a good LED TV with a built in DVD player for the bedroom.
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Old 12-28-2016, 07:52 PM   #9340
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I replaced the cheap Jenson 28" LED TV that came with the trailer with a new Samsung 32" Smart LED 1080p HDTV, now I'm looking for a good LED TV with a built in DVD player for the bedroom.
I bought a 24" AXESS 1080P for under $200 off Amazon. com in Sept. It has a great picture, it is 12 volt/120 volt, and a DVD player. Also has all different hook up. I had to hook it up to a sound system thou, sound is like all the little TV, sounds like crap, sound system works great.
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