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Old 10-04-2017, 08:49 PM   #11781
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Old 10-05-2017, 08:03 AM   #11782
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altered the annoying natural wood color supports for the build a bed (eating area table drop for more grand kids.
removed and stained the 3 pieces with 2 coats of minwax stain. now I'm not blinded by the glow when I come into the trailer.

also added 2 hide a drawers under the table for pens and crayons, coloring books etc.
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Old 10-05-2017, 09:53 AM   #11783
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Closing the camper for the winter any suggestions on what to do with the hydraulic levelers. As they will be down for the winter
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Old 10-05-2017, 09:58 AM   #11784
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Closing the camper for the winter any suggestions on what to do with the hydraulic levelers. As they will be down for the winter
My level up system is 6 years old. Sometimes I leave the jacks up for storage, sometimes down. The only thing I do is wipe down the rams with silicone spray before raising after extended down times.
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Old 10-05-2017, 10:00 AM   #11785
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Move sink cabinet island. Making way for fridge install tomorrow Attachment 153416Attachment 153417Attachment 153418


What happened to the fridge? That looks like my Crusader I have a 2013 295RST TE
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Old 10-05-2017, 10:02 AM   #11786
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If the rams are exposed you could spray them with LPS3 or similar. It leaves a soft waxy coating which prevents rust.
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Old 10-05-2017, 10:06 AM   #11787
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If the rams are exposed you could spray them with LPS3 or similar. It leaves a soft waxy coating which prevents rust.
Not a bad idea. But I've never seen any external parts that can rust on 5th wheel hydraulic level up systems.
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Old 10-05-2017, 10:07 AM   #11788
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Not a bad idea. But I've never seen any external parts that can rust on 5th wheel hydraulic level up systems.
Then it's nothing to worry about.
I use the stuff on hydraulic rams in my fleet, if they're sitting idle for any length of time.
Good to know I won't have to worry about my RV jacks
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Old 10-05-2017, 10:35 AM   #11789
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What happened to the fridge? That looks like my Crusader I have a 2013 295RST TE
Cooling unit went bad
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Old 10-05-2017, 11:08 AM   #11790
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Oh that stinks did you put another Dometic in or another brand?
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Old 10-05-2017, 05:08 PM   #11791
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We traded ours in
Had a feeling that's why you were sticking around in Indiana. Is the Dynamax your new rig?
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Old 10-05-2017, 10:50 PM   #11792
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Started installing my pair of LowPro LockDowns for the generators to be secured to the back bumper. I'll be bolting and screwing them down and should be secure enough while we're at camp. Otherwise, they'll be secured in the truck bed.



Also used my new freshwater bladder from Kenny Kustom to refill my freshwater tank. I tried my trick of using the antifreeze inlet + winterization valve to suck from it. It worked ONCE I got the hose full of water- the pump couldn't suck air + water to get it flowing. The downside is that it was slooooooooow - a good 30+ minutes (if not longer, I was chit-chatting with friends). Someone once raised the concern of the battery usage running it like this and that's legit for how long it took to empty.

Here I am filling from a friend's spigot:

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Old 10-06-2017, 01:06 AM   #11793
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Are you registered in Florida now, what happened to Maryland
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Old 10-06-2017, 02:50 AM   #11794
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Been registered in Florida since January of last year (2016). It has income tax and home school benefits to be out of Florida vs. Maryland.
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Old 10-06-2017, 05:57 AM   #11795
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I added a 45-gallon folding pillow water tank to my TT's basement supplies:



I've been looking for a way to supplement our boondocking water supplies for longer stays, either by carrying water in or by running out to get more water, whichever is more convenient to each circumstance. Our total fresh water "capacity" is 56 gallons, and after deducting for the water heater and plumbing lines it seems like I get ~45 gallons into the fresh tank with each fill, so this is like carrying a whole second tank.

I can fill the pillow tank and carry it in my pickup bed to the trailer. Yeah, they say that it's not intended for highway use, but I think that's just them covering their own behind, just in case some hillbilly decides to drive down the freeway with the tank sitting on the roof of his vehicle. The material appears to be very heavy and durable and there doesn't appear to be any reason that I can't drive down the road with it filled in my truck bed, especially as there's a BedRug in there. The tank is about half the size of a twin mattress 35"x50"x6", so it would even fit easily behind a fifth wheel for you 5'ers.

A few months back I picked up a 12V transfer pump for $40 at Harbor Freight that I can connect to the battery either on the TT or TV, and pump this into my gravity fill inlet in about 10 minutes. I tried the setup on the front lawn this afternoon both as a test, and to rinse the tank out once:



Success!
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Old 10-06-2017, 11:04 AM   #11796
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Started installing my pair of LowPro LockDowns for the generators to be secured to the back bumper. I'll be bolting and screwing them down and should be secure enough while we're at camp. Otherwise, they'll be secured in the truck bed.



Also used my new freshwater bladder from Kenny Kustom to refill my freshwater tank. I tried my trick of using the antifreeze inlet + winterization valve to suck from it. It worked ONCE I got the hose full of water- the pump couldn't suck air + water to get it flowing. The downside is that it was slooooooooow - a good 30+ minutes (if not longer, I was chit-chatting with friends). Someone once raised the concern of the battery usage running it like this and that's legit for how long it took to empty.

Here I am filling from a friend's spigot:



I built a 12 volt pump that can suck water out of containers in the bed to the fresh water fill, works well and moves 50 gallon fairly quickly also use a run dry pump but only use it for Circle M and Gettysburg CG in Thousand Trails as we always have issues when they turn off the water for a while. My Fresh is only 60 gallons so good for 2-3 days but I never keep any in there while traveling
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Old 10-06-2017, 11:31 PM   #11797
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I stood at my door sadly looking at it thru the rain just forlornly sitting in the driveway... Soon , Sparky, Soon ...We will go camping....lol
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Old 10-07-2017, 06:53 PM   #11798
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Old 10-07-2017, 08:47 PM   #11799
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The guys from RV General Store at New Castle, OK did a great job adding a dual LP propane tank to make Clipper 17RD from Forest River capable to have a Rear Bumper Swing Arm Grill attachment. I wonít need an extra LP tank because I can use the hose underneath the camper. Iíll post pictures later if the end LP line.

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Old 10-08-2017, 06:47 AM   #11800
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Had some rain and minor wind come through last night about midnight we put our awning in instead of tie downs. We heard a pretty large noise at about midnight, it sounded like a BBQ grill blowing over. Well I am pretty sure I know what this camper is going to do to his camper today.

It looks like awning was not angled for water run off.

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