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Old 08-09-2017, 08:39 PM   #11201
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Looks good! I actually took the hose out of mine and use the ring for hanging a wash cloth (I just pull a corner up through it).

For travel, I just lay the shower head on the shower floor (on a washcloth) and never put an ounce of thought to the hose banging around during travel. I can't see any evidence of it swinging.


We place our Shower head down on the bottom of the shower wrapped in a towel so not to scratch the finish, like you I don't trust leaving it in the holder as one good bump and I think it would break.
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Old 08-09-2017, 09:30 PM   #11202
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I paid $2,550 to get my disk brakes. They were done on my driveway by a group out of Oklahoma.
No question, the best money I have spent on anything in years.
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Old 08-09-2017, 10:03 PM   #11203
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I paid $2,550 to get my disk brakes. They were done on my driveway by a group out of Oklahoma.
No question, the best money I have spent on anything in years.
Same one I got the kit from (Performance Trailer Braking). The kit just went up to $1,650 and if you want them to do the work the out the door price is now $2,650.

I wouldn't call the install a difficult process but I think it takes just a little more skill than the average backyard mechanic. If one has ever pulled or replaced an electric brake assembly, and has ever changed the pads in any type of disc caliper, they shouldn't have a problem. Installing the hydraulic pump and lines can be frustrating since the install kit is not custom made (yet) for each brand of trailer. Some improvising will be required.

Since I was faced with replacing all the electric brakes the net cost for installing the disc system was closer to $1,200. I had electric over hydraulic disc brakes installed on my horse trailer six years ago (it was $1,500 installed at the shop back then) so I was expecting good results. But, this system is much better.

I might add that the brake controller in the truck is a big factor. We recently replaced the horse trailer tow truck with a new Ram Dually which has the factory controller. I haven't driven it yet (it stays in Texas) but my daughter says the brakes work much better with the factory controller. We used to have a Prodigy unit. I'm not familiar with all the add-on controllers but apparently some of them are not as good as others when it comes to teaming up with the electric over hydraulic system.

The guys who own Performance Braking are going to be at BamaGanza in October. Looking forward to meeting them. They are a very "user friendly" company with awesome telephone support for those of us to like to do our own work.
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Old 08-09-2017, 10:25 PM   #11204
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Didn't like the plastic ring that holds the shower wand hose in place but didn't want to remove screws and chalk holes. The ring was only good to hold hose when traveling to prevent it from swinging wildly in shower. With the ring in place it was hard to rinse those hard to reach parts so with the dremel I cut out a large enough section so you can use the shower wand freely. There is still enough of the ring left that will hold hose during travel. Not a great mod but it fits my needs. Attachment 147657
Ha I did the exact same thing. Works great
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Old 08-10-2017, 06:41 AM   #11205
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we have a WIFI extender antenna where the crank up TV antenna used to be. Have left it up two times and broke it the second time on an overpass.



My solution was to take a piece of red strap material and install it over the slideout switch. The slideouts have to be out to raise and lower the antenna.

The idea is, seeing the red over top of the switch we will know and remember to crank the antenna down before retracting the slides.


I have the standard crank up antenna and hook the truck keys to it. Can't go anywhere without the keys and if I mess this up I'm buying a pup tent. Click image for larger version

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Old 08-10-2017, 06:48 AM   #11206
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I have the standard crank up antenna and hook the truck keys to it. Can't go anywhere without the keys and if I mess this up I'm buying a pup tent. Attachment 147775
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RVminders, Set of 10 - Vortex Media RVMX - Automotive Accessories - Camping World

they even have blank ones you can write your own items onto like DW and the kids...


sad thing is a buddy of mine did just that... forgot his wife in a bathroom on an interstate rest stop thinking she was in the back of their motorhome.
his phone was dead in the bedroom and it wasn't until about an hour later that he pulled over to do something and realized she was not there.

It was a pretty quiet month on the road after that.
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Old 08-10-2017, 09:37 AM   #11207
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I bought a butane burner from aldi for $12 and 4 butane cartridges from Sam's club for $5. The burner was at Sam's for $14 as well but I already had it. I also have a nuwave induction burner when I have plugins. You can use them inside or out safely and it folds up in a case.


Thanks for the tip and we are not boon dockers so we will always have electricity. I will look around at Wally World for something reasonable. I enjoy cooking outside in the morning while DW is still sleeping
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Old 08-10-2017, 11:03 AM   #11208
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Thanks for the tip and we are not boon dockers so we will always have electricity. I will look around at Wally World for something reasonable. I enjoy cooking outside in the morning while DW is still sleeping
I enjoy sleeping in the morning while DW is still cooking!
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Old 08-10-2017, 05:40 PM   #11209
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I enjoy sleeping in the morning while DW is still cooking!

That is one way to do it as well
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Old 08-11-2017, 06:46 AM   #11210
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Got the thermostat installed last night.. Wound up hiring someone to do it and glad that I did.. One of those wires was pink another was a dirty white. I am partially colorblind and figured I might have trouble seeing the colors correctly...
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Old 08-11-2017, 07:06 AM   #11211
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Used the grill for the first time off of the camper's low pressure LP system and couldn't be more pleased. Same (or slightly more) flame and still adjustable.

Now, sadly- I might need to find someone to give 10 of those stupid 1 lb bottles to!

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Well if you were near me I would happily take them off your hands. Have a nice little lantern that uses them.
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Old 08-11-2017, 07:25 AM   #11212
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General inspection and cleaning of void spaces for evidence of ants, mice, or whatever. Found and evicted one stink bug.
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Old 08-11-2017, 01:44 PM   #11213
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Installed my Furrion rear view camera. Had it on a previous TT. Made a couple trips with our new TT and really missed it.
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Old 08-11-2017, 02:48 PM   #11214
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Installed a screen door bar. Really makes it better when opening the screen door with our cat in the camper. We can keep control of the door when she is thinking she wants out and it's not time.

Bought two of these and gave one to a friend and put it in for him.

Another sideways picture, dangit!
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Old 08-11-2017, 04:32 PM   #11215
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I took the TT along on two errands today -- the pics tell the story:





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Looks like you didn't just take the TT along on some errands, looks like the TT WAS the errand.
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Old 08-11-2017, 04:52 PM   #11217
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Empty from a 10 day trip just ended, pack as we leave again in a few hours...
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Old 08-11-2017, 05:02 PM   #11218
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Looks like you didn't just take the TT along on some errands, looks like the TT WAS the errand.
LOL! Indeed.
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Empty from a 10 day trip just ended, pack as we leave again in a few hours...
Jealous.
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Old 08-11-2017, 05:59 PM   #11220
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your really going to like the Goodyears we are on our 3rd trip with them, it was a great choice!!
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