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Old 03-26-2018, 12:41 PM   #12741
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I remove each of the exterior connectors, clearance lites etc. and resealed under them, or caulked the top of each to prevent water intrusion. I used the "masking tape method" to get a small, clean neat bead of sealant. Used clear sealant. Found several screws that were just going along for the ride, filling holes, but not holding anything.

I did the "sunny, warm" side. Next nice sunny day, I'll turn the TT around and do the other side.

I also removed the unnecessary and obvious decal stickers (low point drain, tank drain, tire nitrogen decal, etc.) to clean up the look.

I'll replace the Nitrogen decal with a nice Dymo label with tire pressure and lug torque in it's place.

I also installed my entry door shade window. Nice easy installation that took an hour, including 2 beers and a friend to hold the window in and hold the beers.

Last week I installed the new slide topper. Easy job, again with 2 beers and a helper to hold the beers. (The helper is a critical part of the job).

Also last week made CG reservations for a Central City/Blackhawk gambling junket, and Custer State Park for the first summer family trip with the grand kid.

Looking forward to a fun trouble-free summer of RVing!
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Old 03-26-2018, 12:41 PM   #12742
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I used to live in Pigeon Forge for 16 years. Great place to visit. Beautiful views and friendly people.
We enjoy visiting usually every other year or so. Usually we stay @ Pine Mountain but this time figured try a new to us place so it's off to the KOA.
I hope the weather is a little better than NJ right now.
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Old 03-26-2018, 02:32 PM   #12743
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Where were you able to find a rim
I got mine at a local trailer sales and service place. It was a fairly standard 15" 5 lug 4.5 inch pattern. $45 I believe.

One note - take an existing wheel with you so they can measure it. Why? Well, at the same time I got this new wheel, I also got a new wheel for my utility trailer. To the naked eye, and even to my tape measure, they looked identical. But, alas, the utility trailer rim was 4.75 inch spacing, which apparently is really common on utility trailers.
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Old 03-26-2018, 02:35 PM   #12744
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Etrailer has good prices, fast service and a measuring chart on the web site.
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Old 03-26-2018, 03:11 PM   #12745
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Spent about an hour on the roof removing snow so I could take the cover off.

The cover was spread out in the driveway for a couple hours to dry off.

Roof seals inspected.

Cover was bagged and put away.

Batteries reinstalled on the front of the camper.

Camper has been plugged in to keep batteries charged.

Opened slides for the first time all season and interior was inspected. All looks good.

The weight of the snow has bent the TV antenna a bit. I must get back on the roof and unbend it.


Good way to start the camping season, nothing wrong
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Old 03-26-2018, 03:22 PM   #12746
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Good way to start the camping season, nothing wrong


So far.
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Old 03-26-2018, 06:01 PM   #12747
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Finished this 2 days before leaving for our first trip of the season. Just got home yesterday and it was a complete success. Click image for larger version

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Old 03-26-2018, 06:21 PM   #12748
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Replaced a bathroom door knob in our new Rockwood. Why on Earth would they not put a locking door knob on a bathroom door in a bunkhouse. That took all of 45 seconds then I just stared at it (the trailer) wondering when we might actually get to use it.


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Old 03-26-2018, 07:12 PM   #12749
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Sorry WD. I think I'm gonna be home in April. But probably not for long
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Old 03-26-2018, 07:20 PM   #12750
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Topped off the propane and started packing for the first trip of the year, Townsend, TN. Of course going to Gatlinburg and the Forge. Hopefully catch a glimpse of Dolly in Dollyworld.
So where are you staying in Townsend? I just made my reservations for a week at the end of September at Cades Cove, so we can see the fall colors this trip. We spent two weeks at elkmont last year and cannot fathom staying less anymore! Alas, I have to work to feed my habit,,,,
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Old 03-26-2018, 07:47 PM   #12751
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Finished this 2 days before leaving for our first trip of the season. Just got home yesterday and it was a complete success. Attachment 166280Attachment 166281
This is awesome! I haven't seen one of these before, custom build or did you buy it from someplace? Either way, freaking awesome!
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Old 03-26-2018, 08:04 PM   #12752
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My camper only had one light on a switch over the sink, the rest of the ceiling lights just had a button on the center of each light. Today I installed RF remote modules on three of the ceiling lights that run down the center of the camper with On/Off + dimming wall switches. One switch by the entry door and another on the other end of the camper by the bed. Big improvement!

I also replaced the cheapo 3" ceiling speakers with some Pioneer 6 1/2" coaxial speakers that sound much better.

These are the remote light switches I used:



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Old 03-26-2018, 08:32 PM   #12753
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This is awesome! I haven't seen one of these before, custom build or did you buy it from someplace? Either way, freaking awesome!


Custom built. I built it myself. I have seen a few people put bike racks on the pin boxes but only on long bed trucks just above the bed. I needed to get them above the cab for the short bed. I built a hitch that bolts to the top of the pin box( I did not want to weld anything to it). Built the extension that gets it above the cab that just plugs into the hitch on the pin box so it can be easily removed and then just used the “hitch biker” bike rack I already had to hang the bikes on. I went high with it when I built it to make sure that I had plenty of clearance. I can actually drop it down about 6-8” and still be plenty safe.
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Old 03-26-2018, 08:46 PM   #12754
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We replaced the plastic 300 toilet with the 320 a couple days ago, but still winterized so can't check the flush out yet. And today we moved the camper to its summer home on the Ohio River. We usually take maybe four week long trips during the camping season so we just hook it up from the summer camp spot and take off. Usually have everything we need all ready packed, except clothes, and can take out quickly. Looks like spring might finally arrive, so will be going back to our camper and hooking up water to try out that new toilet in the next day or so.
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Old 03-26-2018, 08:53 PM   #12755
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So where are you staying in Townsend? I just made my reservations for a week at the end of September at Cades Cove, so we can see the fall colors this trip. We spent two weeks at elkmont last year and cannot fathom staying less anymore! Alas, I have to work to feed my habit,,,,
All my wife has told me was a KOA in Townsend. The morning we leave I'll ask her for the address to plug into the GPS and go. Yeah I wing it...... sorta. The rigs dimensions are plugged in to the GPS already to keep us out of trouble. Plus she follows along on Google maps, of course.
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Old 03-26-2018, 09:17 PM   #12756
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All my wife has told me was a KOA in Townsend. The morning we leave I'll ask her for the address to plug into the GPS and go. Yeah I wing it...... sorta. The rigs dimensions are plugged in to the GPS already to keep us out of trouble. Plus she follows along on Google maps, of course.
It's a good campground right at the entrance to the national park, like most KOA's, a little tight, right on the river, lots for kids to do, wears valley road is the cutover to pigeon forge, which is too crowded for me but we always go to the Apple Barn there, good food, Apple Wine.
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It's a good campground right at the entrance to the national park, like most KOA's, a little tight, right on the river, lots for kids to do, wears valley road is the cutover to pigeon forge, which is too crowded for me but we always go to the Apple Barn there, good food, Apple Wine.
. Sounds good especially w/ 2 kids. I must say she's never picked a bad one. She really does the homework.

I also received my soap foam cannon that hooks to the pressure washer so I'll be washing the 5er first thing in the morning once it gets above freezing. My theory with the foam is it will have a better chance of working, while I also scrub it, instead of it just drying out while I try to wash a large area. We will see.

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Old 03-27-2018, 01:21 PM   #12758
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My camper only had one light on a switch over the sink, the rest of the ceiling lights just had a button on the center of each light. Today I installed RF remote modules on three of the ceiling lights that run down the center of the camper with On/Off + dimming wall switches. One switch by the entry door and another on the other end of the camper by the bed. Big improvement!

I also replaced the cheapo 3" ceiling speakers with some Pioneer 6 1/2" coaxial speakers that sound much better.

These are the remote light switches I used:



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Old 03-27-2018, 02:16 PM   #12760
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tom39 -- where did you purchase this part? I need to do the same thing! Mine has been held up with cruddy velcro for a few years now!


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I repaired the door latch on my WF-8955PEC power converter, which had broken about 1.5yrs ago. Since it broke, it was held closed using green duct tape.
The new latch was under $5 and took about 7min to install.
Open the door, remove 2 screws, pop out the old latch, press in new latch, reinstall the 2 screws and close the door. It was so easy and cheap that I am a bit embarrassed that I hadn't fixed it 1.5 yrs ago.
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