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Old 04-17-2018, 07:20 PM   #12901
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We often pass through Portage and will be camping at least once this year in the area. I have a major need to visit the A&W with the car hop service!
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Old 04-18-2018, 04:27 AM   #12902
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Flushed and refilled the Hydraulic Slide mechanism. Refilled with Dexron III fluid.
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Old 04-18-2018, 08:40 AM   #12903
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Added a wireless observation camera. It has its own WiFi that connects to your iPhone. Click image for larger version

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Old 04-18-2018, 08:49 AM   #12904
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Added a wireless observation camera. It has its own WiFi that connects to your iPhone. Attachment 168649Attachment 168650 I tried it in the driveway seems to work well!


Interesting. What brand and where did you get it?
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Old 04-18-2018, 09:00 AM   #12905
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Interesting. What brand and where did you get it?
I got it off of Amazon, I hope this link works.

https://www.amazon.com/SVTCAM-SV-928...70_&dpSrc=srch
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Old 04-18-2018, 12:44 PM   #12906
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I got it off of Amazon, I hope this link works.

https://www.amazon.com/SVTCAM-SV-928...70_&dpSrc=srch


Perfect! Thanks!
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Old 04-18-2018, 01:34 PM   #12907
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I don't live far from Clinton and get the rain right after you guys do. I don't mind rain in general but when it's just above the freezing point it's no fun. I prefer snow then. At least I can wear a dry coat to stay warm.

I'm getting out of town next week with the truck and trailer. May not be back until June. If it's still raining I'm leaving again. Where too? Depends on where the dart lands on my map.
Well, have fun! We are back to get the SB home ready to sell. Don’t know how long that will take. So far freezing! I know it is psychological but coming from the night time lows in the mid 60’s and the day temps headed to the 90’s my bones are really feeling it.

I tell my tourist family that the rain will not stop here until after July 4th. and will start back up about 1 October. My deceased wife and I moved from Idaho just because we hated the snow. Beginning to feel the same re: cold rain... no just cold.

We are headed to Rice (near Kettle Falls) after we finish here, DW says after Memorial Day but not before. She has eyes set on Yuma. AZ for winter home and has window of October 15 to be there but back at Rice no earlier than Memorial Day for summers. Sigh, so much for half year in each location. I just drive!

Now says 5er too big to go back and forth, use 16ft TT on our property instead. Hmm, so much work, so little time.

Good luck on the dart toss. May it land on a good spot for you.
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Old 04-18-2018, 02:34 PM   #12908
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Changed out the Castle Rock (Chinabombs) c rated to Carlisle d rated( still made in China), but a better brand. Feel better already. Now all I have to do is reset my TPMS to new high and low psi setting. Only took a six pack to get it done
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Old 04-18-2018, 05:19 PM   #12909
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checked the tires for Friday
Strapped the battery in
Set up the air compressor I bought to keep with the camper (little 120 volt I found on clearance) so I can blow the water lines out when at campgrounds if needed
Started stocking the fridge and get the brisket ready for smoking Friday night for Saturday dinner
Picked up a patio heater I will modify so I can take it apart easy to take with
Found out my smoker wonít fit in the camper so Iíll have to take the legs off and put it in the suburban
Loaded firewood for a couple of nights
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Old 04-18-2018, 05:38 PM   #12910
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Put on 1,100+ miles on the new Sailing G637 with not a single hiccup. Camper rides nicer and no issues like with the old China bombs.
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Old 04-18-2018, 09:06 PM   #12911
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Put the deposit down on our first TT (2018 Surveyor 287BHSS) & scheduled pick up for 5/5. Happy Cinco de Mayo to us!
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Old 04-18-2018, 10:19 PM   #12912
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Put the deposit down on our first TT (2018 Surveyor 287BHSS) & scheduled pick up for 5/5. Happy Cinco de Mayo to us!


Congratulations!
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Old 04-18-2018, 10:33 PM   #12913
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Put the deposit down on our first TT (2018 Surveyor 287BHSS) & scheduled pick up for 5/5. Happy Cinco de Mayo to us!
Woohoo, congrats!
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Old 04-19-2018, 06:39 AM   #12914
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MORryde Step Add-ons

Had to have the blue LED after seeing it on newer models....we had the Columbus cutout step back on the steps of our 2018 Columbus 383FB but not the light.....so here's the results as well as the added MORryde handrail...old folks need all the help they can get going up and down steps....love those MORryde steps!!!
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Old 04-19-2018, 08:19 AM   #12915
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Had to have the blue LED after seeing it on newer models....we had the Columbus cutout step back on the steps of our 2018 Columbus 383FB but not the light.....so here's the results as well as the added MORryde handrail...old folks need all the help they can get going up and down steps....love those MORryde steps!!!
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Old 04-19-2018, 11:09 AM   #12916
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Sorry guy's. Time to move to a new group. Traded the XLR for a Keystone Montana. I've learned a lot from this group and will still monitor it from time to time. There's a lot of knowledgeable folks on this site and has taught me a lot. Maybe we'll see you on the road. Happy camping.
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Old 04-21-2018, 08:13 AM   #12917
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checked the tires for Friday

Strapped the battery in

Set up the air compressor I bought to keep with the camper (little 120 volt I found on clearance) so I can blow the water lines out when at campgrounds if needed

Started stocking the fridge and get the brisket ready for smoking Friday night for Saturday dinner

Picked up a patio heater I will modify so I can take it apart easy to take with

Found out my smoker wonít fit in the camper so Iíll have to take the legs off and put it in the suburban

Loaded firewood for a couple of nights


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Old 04-21-2018, 08:16 AM   #12918
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Put the deposit down on our first TT (2018 Surveyor 287BHSS) & scheduled pick up for 5/5. Happy Cinco de Mayo to us!


You will enjoy the heck out of it, and this forum is great for tips, tricks, and advice
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Old 04-21-2018, 08:28 AM   #12919
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Would heavier duty gas struts make a difference?
You can also double them up and use 2 on ea. side.
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Old 04-21-2018, 08:34 AM   #12920
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You can also double them up and use 2 on ea. side.
Just make sure the structure can support the pressure. I've seen bed sides bowed out and strut brackets ripped out of the wood. You may need to add a piece of wood to expand the surface area of the pressure. On ours I lined the perimeter edges with 1.5" angle iron to make it rigid.
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