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Old 04-29-2017, 10:53 PM   #10321
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Put the "Snip a Tip" thermostat on my fridge. Cooling down tonight, will see the temp tomorrow. Then may have to adjust it. It comes preset so hopefully on the money.
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Old 04-30-2017, 12:10 AM   #10322
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Old 04-30-2017, 06:23 AM   #10323
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They work great Bob. Changed all my vents to multi speed two direction fans open windows about six/eight inches and move a lot of air!
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Old 04-30-2017, 07:06 AM   #10324
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Finishing up a "test" of the 100W solar panel. I temporarily placed it on the roof, sitting on a plywood base. Battery in the trailer was not quite fully charged, and the solar system had it charged back to full capacity in just a couple of hours. I had the fridge on and running on propane. Nothing else other than the normal CO2 monitor and the stereo which seems to draw power even when off. TV was unplugged. Left it all connected all day and overnight. Next morning everything was still going, and the battery was charged up again by mid afternoon. This morning all was OK, battery now charging from the panel. I'll probably take the solar panel down this afternoon and pack it away until we need it in June for a trip to Cade's Cove in the Smoky Mountains (no hook ups at the National Park). I'm pretty happy with the performance. Mainly wanted to keep the fridge going. We'll use battery powered lights for the off the grid camping.
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Old 04-30-2017, 08:50 PM   #10325
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Getting spun up for tadpole, which will be maiden voyage in it. Got the WDH brackets permanently mounted. Transferred all my camper equipment (blocks, chocks, etc) to the new one. Bought a small ottoman that matches the couch perfectly. You'd swear it was FR OEM issue. Still waiting on my rearview camera to arrive. Due in tomorrow. Monday/Tuesday will be install that, and the TPS system. Wednesday is when we stock it for the trip. Thursday is "jacks-up"

But the most important thing I did was install our flag mount (Thanx CZNEDY for the awesome gift). Gotta represent the hometown when we are out of state.

A busy weekend in the camper, for sure. But we are watching the clock for Thursday.

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Old 04-30-2017, 09:45 PM   #10326
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Removed the luan from the front curb side outside storage compartment. Replaced it with 3/16 pegboard. Now all the common tools needed for set up are hung up and easy to get to. The battery charger mounted to the pegboard and plugged into the outlet I added in the next compartment back. Went camping this weekend, nothing fell or moved. Next I will put a puck light in there. Jay
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Old 04-30-2017, 09:46 PM   #10327
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Researching the price of hitch mount mudflaps the other day..... starting about $280... I made my own for $50.







But upon further inspection and knowing where mud splashes up on my truck, I see there is a gap for errant mud/rocks/why to find their way thru.

I think I need to find some kind of block that will raise the bar higher. Or buy some OEM style flaps.
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Old 05-01-2017, 12:41 AM   #10328
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Removed the luan from the front curb side outside storage compartment. Replaced it with 3/16 pegboard. Now all the common tools needed for set up are hung up and easy to get to. The battery charger mounted to the pegboard and plugged into the outlet I added in the next compartment back. Went camping this weekend, nothing fell or moved. Next I will put a puck light in there. Jay
That is a GREAT idea. I may be doing the same as I have a bunch of pegboard sitting around unused.
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Old 05-01-2017, 07:15 AM   #10329
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Added 2" by 2" aluminum angle to the front of the freshwater storage tank, a little insurance and to alleviate my fear. Insulated the AC unit and put armaflex on the cold line while I was there, should make a difference come July.
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Old 05-01-2017, 07:19 AM   #10330
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Forgot this, bought a Champion generator and ran it for the 5 hour break in and then changed the oil. It's quiet has electric start and not too heavy, have been researching this for over a year, they have a cast iron sleeve and a 3 year warranty so I hope it's a good one, all the reviews are saying great things about them.
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Forgot this, bought a Champion generator and ran it for the 5 hour break in and then changed the oil. It's quiet has electric start and not too heavy, have been researching this for over a year, they have a cast iron sleeve and a 3 year warranty so I hope it's a good one, all the reviews are saying great things about them.


What model?
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Old 05-01-2017, 08:22 AM   #10332
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Replaced tires with Maxxis 10 ply, cleaned and repacked wheel bearings in the camper AND car hauler, for the same GVWR the car hauler has much heavier axles and bigger bearings. The OEM camper Constancy tires went on the hauler, it doesn't go on the road nearly as much as the camper.
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Old 05-01-2017, 11:43 AM   #10333
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What did you do to your camper today?

I've been working on adding a 3rd AC over the last week. So far, I have the electrical and thermostat wire ran through the ceiling. I also now have the AC on the roof (still in the Box), and the vent removed. Hoping to finish the job this weekend.

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Old 05-01-2017, 03:21 PM   #10334
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it was a rainy day so after lunch i took a nap in the camper
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Old 05-01-2017, 03:43 PM   #10335
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Put up a backsplash on my 2109s. I used Tic Tac Tiles 3D Gel peel and stick. Wasn't too bad, but getting a tight fit around the curved window was a pain. We like it now that it's done

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Old 05-01-2017, 05:50 PM   #10336
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I had to amputate my leg in order to leave the campground this weekend. While hitching up it got stuck when I tried to raise it. Possibly undiscovered crash damage from last Summer's incident in Gatlinburg. I backed onto the kingpin and when I got out, my left leg was bent forward. I put some weight on it and pulled forward to straighten it out, but it was kinked at the top. Only way to get enough clearance to drive home was to chop it off.







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Old 05-01-2017, 06:05 PM   #10337
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Sorry to hear that. I guess Gatlinburg is the gift that just keeps on giving.
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Sorry to hear that. I guess Gatlinburg is the gift that just keeps on giving.
I'm not sure if it's related or not. We used the trailer quite a bit last Fall before taking it to the factory to get repaired.

I backing into the pin like I normally do, but this time the trailer rocked backwards quite a bit. Enough to roll it off the blocks that side was on. I think the couple of inch drop was probably enough to dig the foot in and stress the leg.

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I'm not sure if it's related or not. We used the trailer quite a bit last Fall before taking it to the factory to get repaired.

I backing into the pin like I normally do, but this time the trailer rocked backwards quite a bit. Enough to roll it off the blocks that side was on. I think the couple of inch drop was probably enough to dig the foot in and stress the leg.

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Take pics of the fix for show and tell. I have no idea of what it will take to fix but I am interested. Might need a whole new leg. Look for movement damage up top inside... Good luck.

ps. Don't take such a long run at the pin next time. LOL...
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Take pics of the fix for show and tell. I have no idea of what it will take to fix but I am interested. Might need a whole new leg. Look for movement damage up top inside... Good luck.
The fix is pretty straight forward. And it will definitely take a whole leg. The part that kinked was the solid outer sleeve. The inner sleeve with the pin holes jammed going in when it got to the kinks and the solid sleeve wouldn't pull up because of the kinks. I tried beating the kinks flat with a hammer, but no dice.
Good thing is it is only $150 for both legs and the gear drive from eTrailer, so it looks like I'll be taking a drive out to Wentzville this week.

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Funny... My friends camping with us said the same thing.

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