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Old 03-08-2017, 11:12 AM   #9741
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Added two new MAXAIR vent covers. Literally took 20 minutes for both.

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Old 03-08-2017, 11:41 AM   #9742
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Old 03-08-2017, 12:09 PM   #9743
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Do they really make a big difference? I can't put my Hitch in a tripod stand bc I am using the Andersen Hitch but always wondered if the JT Stronarms makes a diff
Huge difference. But go for the SteadyFast system instead- same (or slightly better) performance, less bars, and easier on the hands when tightening.
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Old 03-08-2017, 01:24 PM   #9744
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Do they really make a big difference? I can't put my Hitch in a tripod stand bc I am using the Andersen Hitch but always wondered if the JT Stronarms makes a diff
Makes a huge difference in the sway and bounce. My wife has Meniere's disease and is highly sensitive to any type of motion. She highly recommends it. Before I put it on I could walk around in the living area when she was in bed and she could feel every step, that was even with X chocks and a tripod. Now she says she can slightly but its not noticeable.

Does it take all movement out? No, but I would guess it to be a 80% improvement. Hope this helps, good luck.
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Wickdc1 In my case i went from a class A (very stable) to a TT (much movement) put on steadyfast system and X-chocks on both sides and now have a very solid platform. Do yourself a favor and invest in one of these systems. I recommend the Steadyfast.
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Old 03-08-2017, 02:28 PM   #9746
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I am thinking of pouring a foundation...I figure it is the only way I will ever get rid of the bounce/wiggle.

As now I have 4 pt leveling(jacks and stabilizers), x-chocks, JT strongarms and want to add mid-ship stabilizer(screw) jacks. The only thing I don't have is a king pin stabilizer or slide jacks(neither of I plan to get). I think the real problem is I am used to a concrete slabbed house and think it's supposed to be solid....maybe I just need to get rid of kids.
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Old 03-08-2017, 02:44 PM   #9747
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Wickdc1 In my case i went from a class A (very stable) to a TT (much movement) put on steadyfast system and X-chocks on both sides and now have a very solid platform. Do yourself a favor and invest in one of these systems. I recommend the Steadyfast.


I have the 4 point and XChocks but think I will look into steadyfast stabilizers, however no matter what I did with the Roo and those darn scissor jacks I never could get it stable. I have the Andersen hitch so can't use a Pin tripod but will try to only book campgrounds with level cement site like that will ever happen....lol
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Old 03-08-2017, 03:59 PM   #9748
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Hauled the R-Pod up to Williston, where I had wheel bearings cleaned and packed, seals replaced, and brakes inspected. Hauled it back home, washed it, and put it away.
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Old 03-08-2017, 06:51 PM   #9749
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Reversed polarity on my unused Zamp solar plug, and put the hot wire from the plug on the unswitched side of the battery shut off. This lets me directly plug in my 1.5 amp battery charger/floater into the Zamp plug and top off the batteries without having to use the shore power cable or turn the power on to the camper. For everyone's information, the wiring from my Zamp Solar plug to the batteries is 14 Gauge at least on my unit. Based on the distance of the wiring run I would recommend limiting the charge rate through the Zamp plug to about 10-12 amps max. Jay
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Old 03-08-2017, 08:30 PM   #9750
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What I've done since December through today

Keeping in mind I bought this project way below book and it is a 2003 Roo M21... had 40 sqft of bad flooring up front mostly in storage bay. Hope to finally take it out next weekend.

DONE

1. Flush storage tanks
2. Rust remove and paint rear bumper
3. Start GEO method black tank
4. Foam holes
5. Zip tie loose wires under frame
6. Fix buzzing speaker
7. Install brake controller
8. Clean out storage bin
9. Wipe down storage bin w/ Pinesol
10. Clean bath vent & screen
11. Fix buzzing speaker
12. Remove/Replace cracked hub covers
13. Start fridge
14. Epoxy bunk cover snap
15. Clean tent canvas with vinegar
16. Clean windows
17. Wash all curtains and air out cushions
18. Tag all cnxns of h2o heater & FW tank
19. Bleach spray mildew after removing old subfloor
20. Apply Git Rot to cargo floor edges and shower ceiling
21. Cut to length 2" SCH 40 PVC pipe pieces for bunk ends with 90 cut out to slide on top of bunk
22. Remove old weight dis. kit fixtures
23. Tape up skylight hole to seal off
24. Foam gasket for skylight
25. Resecure and caulk skylight
26. Strip out old linoleum in storage bin
27. Scrape out bad Luan above subfloor
28. Polyurethane original subfloors
29. Polyurethane and Insert new 1/4" plywood
30. Fill & level floor seam with spray foam
31. Clean, Gitrot & seal bath sky light hole - use proflex and latex paint
32. Level seam and fill cracks between new and old good floor, polyurethane
33. Clean filler / replace vent hoses for fw tank
34. Fashion and build FW tank bed & bracket
35. Reconnect bath faucet supply hoses
36. Sell old tires
37. Clean and Reinstall storage tray
38. Reconnect h2o heater & pump
39. Reconnect h2o lines
40. Remove rust and paint tongue & jack black
41. Replace bad marker & brake lights
42. Get extra marker & brake lights bulbs
43. Clean and paint bike rack spine and carrier
44. Finish Rehab of bumper, basket, propane rack and battery carrier
45. Clean inside Marker light covers and rope caulk
46. Install and secure new battery box
47. Secure and paint new bolts for LP tank tray
48. Remove all flaking decals
49. Replace broken 3/4" bolt - tire carrier
50. Lube receiver and jack
51. Prime floor for new tiles
52. Install interior LEDs
53. Scrape / caulk windows
54. Repair bunk light lens
55. Add brackets to repair broken bunk frame
56. Bleach bunk
57. Get Reflectix for mattress moisture mitigation - promote airflow
58. Refill LP tanks set out for gas guy
59. Caulk around all marker light bases
60. Inspect awning mounts for leaks / caulk
61. Finish bunk repair - shim behind frame, poly slats, glue to fiberglass
62. Cut Reflectix & Velcro to bunks
63. Cut bolt channel in basket frame for easier rack removal
64. Get new stove vent cover
65. Insert new peel 'n stick floor tiles
66. Fasten down Velcro strips in bunks - liquid nails
67. Caulk floor trim - bronze acrylic
68. Wash window curtains
69. Wash screens and inside windows
70. Air out and reinstall cushions and mattresses
71. Re paint and Spray bedliner on steps
72. Put glowstars on ceiling
73. Add new bolts/bushings to bike rack
74. Finish painting bike rack
75. Caulk around rear edge & port side windows
76. Construct Block chocks for wheels x 2
77. Caulk awning mounts and gutter
78. Caulk starboard roof seam
79. Install stove vent
80. Install door keeper
81. Replace broken hatch keeper
82. Finish bolting up bumper basket
83. Clean windows
84. Place interior rugs
85. Mattress toppers
86. Clean bunk fan/lights installed LEDs
87. Assemble and repack first aid kits
88. Caulk front bunk outside frame
89. Scrub tent ends/roof w/Simple Green
90. Wash outside camper
91. Installed furnace bug screens
92. Clean a/c foam filter
93. Fabricated key hook board
94. Install hot matt hooks
95. Hook for broom in BA
96. Towel rod in BA
97. Install folding shower rod
98. Replace broken door glass
99. Install Cable/hose port
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Old 03-08-2017, 08:43 PM   #9751
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Keeping in mind I bought this project way below book and it is a 2003 Roo M21... had 40 sqft of bad flooring up front mostly in storage bay. Hope to finally take it out next weekend.

DONE

1. Flush storage tanks
2. Rust remove and paint rear bumper
3. Start GEO method black tank
4. Foam holes
5. Zip tie loose wires under frame
6. Fix buzzing speaker
7. Install brake controller
8. Clean out storage bin
9. Wipe down storage bin w/ Pinesol
10. Clean bath vent & screen
11. Fix buzzing speaker
12. Remove/Replace cracked hub covers
13. Start fridge
14. Epoxy bunk cover snap
15. Clean tent canvas with vinegar
16. Clean windows
17. Wash all curtains and air out cushions
18. Tag all cnxns of h2o heater & FW tank
19. Bleach spray mildew after removing old subfloor
20. Apply Git Rot to cargo floor edges and shower ceiling
21. Cut to length 2" SCH 40 PVC pipe pieces for bunk ends with 90 cut out to slide on top of bunk
22. Remove old weight dis. kit fixtures
23. Tape up skylight hole to seal off
24. Foam gasket for skylight
25. Resecure and caulk skylight
26. Strip out old linoleum in storage bin
27. Scrape out bad Luan above subfloor
28. Polyurethane original subfloors
29. Polyurethane and Insert new 1/4" plywood
30. Fill & level floor seam with spray foam
31. Clean, Gitrot & seal bath sky light hole - use proflex and latex paint
32. Level seam and fill cracks between new and old good floor, polyurethane
33. Clean filler / replace vent hoses for fw tank
34. Fashion and build FW tank bed & bracket
35. Reconnect bath faucet supply hoses
36. Sell old tires
37. Clean and Reinstall storage tray
38. Reconnect h2o heater & pump
39. Reconnect h2o lines
40. Remove rust and paint tongue & jack black
41. Replace bad marker & brake lights
42. Get extra marker & brake lights bulbs
43. Clean and paint bike rack spine and carrier
44. Finish Rehab of bumper, basket, propane rack and battery carrier
45. Clean inside Marker light covers and rope caulk
46. Install and secure new battery box
47. Secure and paint new bolts for LP tank tray
48. Remove all flaking decals
49. Replace broken 3/4" bolt - tire carrier
50. Lube receiver and jack
51. Prime floor for new tiles
52. Install interior LEDs
53. Scrape / caulk windows
54. Repair bunk light lens
55. Add brackets to repair broken bunk frame
56. Bleach bunk
57. Get Reflectix for mattress moisture mitigation - promote airflow
58. Refill LP tanks set out for gas guy
59. Caulk around all marker light bases
60. Inspect awning mounts for leaks / caulk
61. Finish bunk repair - shim behind frame, poly slats, glue to fiberglass
62. Cut Reflectix & Velcro to bunks
63. Cut bolt channel in basket frame for easier rack removal
64. Get new stove vent cover
65. Insert new peel 'n stick floor tiles
66. Fasten down Velcro strips in bunks - liquid nails
67. Caulk floor trim - bronze acrylic
68. Wash window curtains
69. Wash screens and inside windows
70. Air out and reinstall cushions and mattresses
71. Re paint and Spray bedliner on steps
72. Put glowstars on ceiling
73. Add new bolts/bushings to bike rack
74. Finish painting bike rack
75. Caulk around rear edge & port side windows
76. Construct Block chocks for wheels x 2
77. Caulk awning mounts and gutter
78. Caulk starboard roof seam
79. Install stove vent
80. Install door keeper
81. Replace broken hatch keeper
82. Finish bolting up bumper basket
83. Clean windows
84. Place interior rugs
85. Mattress toppers
86. Clean bunk fan/lights installed LEDs
87. Assemble and repack first aid kits
88. Caulk front bunk outside frame
89. Scrub tent ends/roof w/Simple Green
90. Wash outside camper
91. Installed furnace bug screens
92. Clean a/c foam filter
93. Fabricated key hook board
94. Install hot matt hooks
95. Hook for broom in BA
96. Towel rod in BA
97. Install folding shower rod
98. Replace broken door glass
99. Install Cable/hose port
Now, go get out there and conquer the world while camping. Have a blast!
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Old 03-10-2017, 12:54 PM   #9753
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You couldn't have gotten it to a nice, even 100 steps????
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Old 03-10-2017, 12:59 PM   #9754
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Not today but on Wednesday, I expect to get on a ladder and sweep about 12" of snow off the roof from Tuesday's storm.
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Getting HOA to add gravel to sinking mess of a driveway so we can get to the trailer to get ready for the season. But we are also suppose to get some snow.
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Old 03-10-2017, 01:33 PM   #9757
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... added a few more...
100. Replace vinyl trim tape bow/ stern roof
101. Install Gutter spouts for bunk ends
102. Eternabond roof seams bow/ stern roof
103. Install table leg kit & reinforce
104. Finish butyl taping bunk latches
105. Silicone bunk seals

Working on three other minor projects right now. One is putting together a portable table to take advantage of the folding table legs salvaged after converting to a single leg kit. Being unemployed is a lot of work.
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Futzing around in planning stage for pulling furnace to clean and inspect. This, of course, involves cutting through at least one panel and rejiggering wiring to the furnace.
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Old 03-10-2017, 04:09 PM   #9760
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Last night I finished up the backsplash to the kitchen and bathroom for the DW. Then cleaned and packed the trailer, hooked up the morning and pulled it to Cedar Hill State Park this morning. Click image for larger version

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