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Old 03-29-2017, 04:49 PM   #10041
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Lol... You caught that. That's what she said. Yes. It is MY baby...our trailer.
One other note. There aren't many things I get real upset about.
Trailer. Wife. Grandson. Truck. Guns.
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Old 03-29-2017, 04:51 PM   #10042
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Ours really is "hers". She picked it out and paid for it,its in her name.So is the TV. She owns everything!
I cashed out one of my retirement funds for our Class C, but I still put the DH's name on the title. A few years ago, we each traded in a truck for one that would pull a toy hauler and the dealer didn't ask, just put DH's name on the title. I don't let him forget that when we even think about something that gets a title.
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Old 03-29-2017, 06:12 PM   #10043
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I noticed that!
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Old 03-29-2017, 07:13 PM   #10044
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Replaced the rear backup camera. MH not even 2 yrs old yet.
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Old 03-29-2017, 07:20 PM   #10045
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Futzed around setting up a pressure transducer so I can monitor/and or log potable water pressure.

Installed connectors on 12 V feed to furnace, need to do the same with thermostat, preparing to pull furnace for maintenance.

Discovered that Tinnerman nuts holding down Suburban SDN2 stovetop have failed, looked 'em up and discovered that they seem to be readily available
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Old 03-29-2017, 09:34 PM   #10046
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I scrubbed the roof, waxed the nose, and 303'd the decals.

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Then I rotated the tires and found this.

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I made a quick call to my service manager, we agreed I should keep an eye on it. I cleaned it up with WD 40 and cleaned the inside of the rims.

No funny wear patterns on the tires, but the rear ones seem to have slightly more wear. That adds to my suspicion that the rear axle is carrying more weight than the front.

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Old 03-30-2017, 07:23 AM   #10047
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I scrubbed the roof, waxed the nose, and 303'd the decals.

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Then I rotated the tires and found this.

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I made a quick call to my service manager, we agreed I should keep an eye on it. I cleaned it up with WD 40 and cleaned the inside of the rims.

No funny wear patterns on the tires, but the rear ones seem to have slightly more wear. That adds to my suspicion that the rear axle is carrying more weight than the front.

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That may be an indication that the grease seal has been compromised. Looks like grease has leaked out and ran out of the rear of the drum onto the wheel (which you already cleaned), but, the brake shoes may already be saturated with grease. If that's the case, the wheel/drum needs to be pulled & a new seal installed......and probably new brake shoes too. Might as well hand pack the bearings while your in there.
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Old 03-30-2017, 08:17 AM   #10048
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Can't tell from that pic but no, it definitely came from the front cap.
No grease was coming from the inside of the drum. ( I looked closely.)
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Old 03-30-2017, 09:48 AM   #10049
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I would pull it apart and check. Just piece of mind everything is OK.
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Old 03-30-2017, 09:55 AM   #10050
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Looks like the wheel/drum/hub, got hot enough to melt the grease. Only in one area not spread around. Hot and parked.
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Old 03-30-2017, 10:16 AM   #10051
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I put these nifty little wire shelves into the cabinets in our camper. my GF had them under the bathroom sink and said they might be good for the camper, boy was she right!
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Old 03-30-2017, 11:12 AM   #10052
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Looks like the wheel/drum/hub, got hot enough to melt the grease. Only in one area not spread around. Hot and parked.


We have a short coming up soon. I plan to monitor closely for that trip, then pack them or have them packed before our big trip in June.
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Old 03-30-2017, 05:53 PM   #10053
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Can't tell from that pic but no, it definitely came from the front cap.
No grease was coming from the inside of the drum. ( I looked closely.)
Looks can be deceving

This is what the left hub looked like and no grease on the back side.



But when I took the hub off this is what I found.



Both sides of the rear axle looked like this, the front axle was normal.
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Old 03-30-2017, 07:36 PM   #10054
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That's that brake additive that give's extra MPG right?
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Old 03-30-2017, 07:41 PM   #10055
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Picked it up from the dealership after getting new bearings and all new brake assemblies. It is now sitting out front waiting to be dewinterized.
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Old 03-30-2017, 09:10 PM   #10056
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Brought it home. Plugged it in. Packed it up.

Heading out after work tomorrow for the first trip of the year. Just an hour or so away to a little private cg with a lake and fire pit.

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Old 03-30-2017, 11:07 PM   #10057
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Brought home our trailer! We were fairly certain we could get it in the driveway, backed up, and into the spot we picked for it. We didn't yell at each other once ... hallelujah! Now that we know where the turn spots are, the next time we come home should be a lot easier.

My husband pulling up with the new toy being pulled by my lovely 2005 Ford E-350 Van.



Our driveway it must go up backwards ...



Getting ready to back it in .. course at least 10 of neighbors all decided to come home during this time.



Almost all the way in. That's our 16 year old making sure it doesn't hit the trash can area or the rocks that are over there.



Perfect!!! This part only took one try.



Forgot about the slide .. Roy took care of those bushes in under a minute! She's all set up now .. he's currently out there installing the extra television my brother gave us when he upgraded.

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Old 03-30-2017, 11:09 PM   #10058
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I put these nifty little wire shelves into the cabinets in our camper. my GF had them under the bathroom sink and said they might be good for the camper, boy was she right!
What perfect shelves!!! I can't wait to shop for my cabinets.
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Old 03-31-2017, 06:38 AM   #10059
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Congrats on your new trailer.
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Old 03-31-2017, 11:39 AM   #10060
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Received new awning!

Followed advice on this forum to check out Marti's Awnings in Chico, California. She had a huge selection of really nice quality fabrics to choose from for every description and style of camper.

She also responds quickly to email. We placed our order Monday using PayPal and it arrived by USPS today (Friday).

Plan to install on Sunday when the weather dries up a bit. Can't wait!
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