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Old 04-19-2017, 09:53 PM   #10261
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Bobaloo, I will take pictures tomorrow. You will have to walk me through how to post them as I am not real good with some of this tech stuff. I will be taking pics with an I pad. Jay
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Old 04-20-2017, 07:45 PM   #10262
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We went to the site to drop supplies off and the wife broke one of the keys. So we ordered some spare keys
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Old 04-21-2017, 01:41 PM   #10263
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Used Awesome to scrub and unmildew the stinky awnings, then washed the whole thing. Now it's back under it's cover ready for next weekend.
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Old 04-21-2017, 03:07 PM   #10264
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Brought it home from the shop, where they replaced one of the front landing gears (under warranty). It would intermittently not move with the other one and it would cause an "Out of Stroke" error (due to excessive current draw) and "Auto Level Fail (due to time being too long to complete leveling). Seems to work correctly now... when I parked it at home. We will now start packing/prepping for next trip. Unfortunately we just missed one trip... landing gear and my old back went out at the same time.
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Old 04-21-2017, 03:22 PM   #10265
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It's lighter than steal or iurn.
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Old 04-21-2017, 06:45 PM   #10266
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Went and made sure the storms didn't hurt it
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Old 04-21-2017, 07:15 PM   #10267
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Checked the roof to verify that everything was ok, and it was. Then washed the entire camper (all 39') Wow. Then repacked the two storage areas getting ready for the big trip in June.
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Old 04-22-2017, 09:27 AM   #10268
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Dakota EV, After which, you probable wish it was a 20' long! LOL
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Old 04-22-2017, 11:08 AM   #10269
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What did you do to your camper today?

Couldn't decide what filter to buy so built this one from Lowe's.

Brass fittings so Water hose connects to and from it, particulate filter to catch all small microbes, 50 microns and I have a Camco Carbon inline filter that connects to the hose that goes into this.

Will help me eliminate most crap and smells before getting into my RV. We have another filter in the kitchen 5 microns for drinking water.

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Old 04-22-2017, 11:31 AM   #10270
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what did we do

Our 2618 VS has the water pump and filter hidden behind a cabinet door in the bedroom. On one side of the cabinet are 2 hinges and on the other there is one. In order to access the pump, you unscrew the one on the left and it swings open.
We left the hinge on the left in place but just kept it unscrewed from the frame and installed a cabinet door latch.
The latch gives us quick easy access to the pump and eliminates the need to screw and unscrew the hinge each time we need to access the pump or filter.
Just dont know why FR didn't think of that, seems it would be just as cheap to put on a 98 cent latch compared to a 98 cent hinge.
Then de-winterized and repacked storage.
Ready to roll.
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Old 04-22-2017, 12:52 PM   #10271
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Last night we found out the propane detection alarm works. We bumped one of the burners on the stove when putting thins away from dinner
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Old 04-22-2017, 02:27 PM   #10272
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Here are the pictures of the "bed frame" water tank reinforcement as promised. Jay
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Old 04-22-2017, 04:28 PM   #10273
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What did you do to your camper today?

DH reconfigured the space under the kitchen sink. A board ran diagonal from left to right. It was such a wasted space before. Now I have room for more stuff! Thank you, DH!
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Old 04-22-2017, 07:26 PM   #10274
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Dakota EV, After which, you probable wish it was a 20' long! LOL
You are so right. Actually I would settle for a 15' camper after the wash job.
But I'm glad it is 39' when we are camping.
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Old 04-23-2017, 07:15 AM   #10275
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Thanks for the pics Jay! I appreciate it, looks like a good "beef up" of the original junk framework.
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Old 04-23-2017, 09:16 AM   #10276
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Bobaloo, those pictures are with the tank empty. After I finished installing the extra steel i dewinterized the unit, flushing out the anitfreeze, doing the bleach thing ect. Empty, the top of the tank just touches the bottom of the floor. After reading here about tanks bowing upward and hurting floors, I very carefully filled the tank all the way to the top. I listened carefully and did not hear any "floor noises". When I looked underneath, the bottom still bowed down a little and the tank was now about 3/16 of an inch from the floor. Yea! Prior to installing my new steel none of the original braces showed any damage or bends like so many people have posted here. Guess I got lucky. Next mod today, installing a digital thermostat. I bought the Coleman Mach exact replacement to put in. Jay
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Old 04-23-2017, 11:28 AM   #10277
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Thank you Jay. Pictures are so helpful! What year is your 2504? We have a 2016 but we were only able to take it out a couple times the first summer. I hope this will be a better year for us! It's still covered for a couple more weeks - at least - but we have quite the list to do before our first trip this year. Beefing up the tank support, outside water filter set-up, getting to the public scale for "real" weights, brackets to ease putting the slide lock in place, thermostat replacement, mod to make the dinette table more secure & stable, and, and, and!
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Old 04-23-2017, 02:59 PM   #10278
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Finishing up on a few things this weekend.

Inverter and air compressor.
Still need to clean up and shorten the network cables once I tie in the ags and solar controller.


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I wasn't happy with the idea of the city water hose sticking out the side of the coach though a peep hole.
So I hard plumbed it.

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Finished the clean up of the Autoformer and EMS

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Made up some oak shelves and had DW stain them.

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I really liked the outdoor kitchen in my sabre, well the fridge at least!
So I found a norcold 45 to put in the rear. Just need to get some straps to tie it down.

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Old 04-23-2017, 03:20 PM   #10279
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Finishing up on a few things this weekend.

Inverter and air compressor.
Still need to clean up and shorten the network cables once I tie in the ags and solar controller.


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So I hard plumbed it.

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Finished the clean up of the Autoformer and EMS

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Made up some oak shelves and had DW stain them.

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I really liked the outdoor kitchen in my sabre, well the fridge at least!
So I found a norcold 45 to put in the rear. Just need to get some straps to tie it down.

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I love to see someone else who shares my affinity for RV modification obsession
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Old 04-23-2017, 08:14 PM   #10280
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Did a bunch of stuff over the last few weeks... Fixed the steps, Eternabond, new tires, Smart Tiles, reverse lights...

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