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Old 04-23-2018, 08:35 PM   #12941
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Just be careful and know there is a limit. If you go too tight the sprocket will deform the notches it rides in & then climb the next notch. I ended up filing the teeth a little deeper so they get a better bite.
They do work though. I have one that goes from the entry stair down to the leg and that helps forward to aft.
That's good to know! Did you just do one fore and aft? Have you made any for the rear stabilizers?
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Old 04-23-2018, 08:44 PM   #12942
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May i ask why? Not to get personal, but you do get to keep the memories, sounds like you did alot of traveling.
We completed what we wanted to do, take the kids to see every state in the USA, the lower 48 were done in this TT over the last 21 months. Full timing is just not our cup of tea, now if I were retired and the kids out of the house that would be a lot different. Maybe in 8-10 years... At some point I think we will do Alaska by RV, most likely a Class C but that might be 4-5 years from now so it was time to sell the WindJammer. Didn't want her to just sit on our side yard and slowly deteriorate from non-use. Obviously we didn't know what we were doing, full-timing and travelling in a Ultra-lite TT but I'll have to say she held up pretty well and I think all 4 of us will miss that dang TT. I guess it's actually 5 of us since our dog went too, might be the one of the few dogs to pee and poop in all 48 lower states.

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Old 04-23-2018, 08:45 PM   #12943
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Made a set of landing gear stabilizers from harbor freight racheting load locks and a piece of uni-strut. They seem to help a bit, will know more after camping this next weekend.Attachment 169260Attachment 169261
Do you have a part number on those? I canít find them with the name: racheting load locks nor load locks.

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Old 04-23-2018, 09:46 PM   #12944
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Do you have a part number on those? I canít find them with the name: racheting load locks nor load locks.

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Here you go,. Haul-Master*-*Item#96811

https://m.harborfreight.com/ratcheti...bar-96811.html
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Old 04-24-2018, 12:30 AM   #12945
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That's good to know! Did you just do one fore and aft? Have you made any for the rear stabilizers?
I actually did 1 fore & aft down and 1 from the port to starboard side down so they both push on the same leg near the foot.
My rear jacks that I fabricated are self stabilizing and can support the coach off of the ground if need be. (See pic)
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Old 04-24-2018, 12:57 AM   #12946
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Here you go,. Haul-Master*-*Item#96811

https://m.harborfreight.com/ratcheti...bar-96811.html
Thank you. I wondered if cargo bar was the item. I think I can figure out how to mount the center. Great stuff.
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Old 04-24-2018, 07:33 AM   #12947
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I actually did 1 fore & aft down and 1 from the port to starboard side down so they both push on the same leg near the foot.
My rear jacks that I fabricated are self stabilizing and can support the coach off of the ground if need be. (See pic)
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I thought about only bracing one leg also,... but symmetry won out this round

Interesting on the rear jacks, do you have a thread on them?

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Thank you. I wondered if cargo bar was the item. I think I can figure out how to mount the center. Great stuff.
Np, here is a closer image of the center bracket, like I said it is Uni-Strut but you could use about anything. I just wanted the bolt supported on both sides of the bar.
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Old 04-24-2018, 02:15 PM   #12948
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I put the tire back on that I took off over the weekend. While I was at it, I loosened all of the lug nuts for the other 5 tires and tightened them all in steps (50/80/110 ft/lbs).

The existing wheels were a mish-mash of incredibly tight (light had to stand my 300 lbs. onto the breaker bar and others weren't very tight (easy push by hand with the breaker bar).

I'm glad I did it but am now am wishing I had done it sooner.

And now, we just stopped at a gas station at around 45 miles so I could go around and re-check them. Maybe 6 or 7 of the 48 lug nuts needed a little tightening. We'll stop again in 45 miles or so to check again. We'll repeat until none of them need tightening.
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Old 04-24-2018, 08:16 PM   #12949
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Looking for ideas on lubing dump valves. Mine are only two years old and getting hard to pull
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Old 04-24-2018, 08:23 PM   #12950
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Just installed a battery cutoff switch on my Surveyor 243RBS. It seems like something that should be standard equipment. It wasn't at all difficult. There is plenty of room under the lid. For the record, I installed it on the ground side.
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Old 04-24-2018, 08:29 PM   #12951
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Looking for ideas on lubing dump valves. Mine are only two years old and getting hard to pull
Silicone spray on the rod then run it in and out. Might also want to disassemble it and give it a good clean and lube. Did that once and was not to bad.
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Old 04-24-2018, 08:41 PM   #12952
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Looking for ideas on lubing dump valves. Mine are only two years old and getting hard to pull
I just drilled a small hole that would allow the straw from a "Tri-Flow" lube can to fit in just above the Rod entrance end! Injected "Tri-Flow" and screwed a Small sheet metal screw into the hole! Worked the Blade valve back and forth a few times,slides better than New! Youroo!!
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Old 04-24-2018, 08:44 PM   #12953
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It was sposta be funny. Everyone KNOWS you donít need 4X4 for an RV towing. I was stirring the mud.
We actually needed 4 low lock to get into our camp site Friday afternoon because of the snow
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Old 04-24-2018, 08:55 PM   #12954
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Today I installed a Solera slide topper awning. Cost me half the price then if I would have had the dealer add it when I bought it.

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Old 04-24-2018, 09:11 PM   #12955
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Installed a Dometic 320 in place of the Dometic 300. Took a little cabinet modification to make it fit...just in time for our first trip of the year starting tomorrow.
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Old 04-24-2018, 09:20 PM   #12956
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Brought it home from Storage today to begin the dewinterization and project list. Noticed that my China bombs are done....

Changed the door and all compartments to match the slam latch locks (they are the hardest to replace).

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I just drilled a small hole that would allow the straw from a "Tri-Flow" lube can to fit in just above the Rod entrance end! Injected "Tri-Flow" and screwed a Small sheet metal screw into the hole! Worked the Blade valve back and forth a few times,slides better than New! Youroo!!
A tech installed a grease zerk on one of my valves. I kicked myself for a long time that I didn't have him do them all (5 valves total on that rig).
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Mekkeric, here is what I came up with. My bedroom light is a long reach for me, the main lights are on the floor as you come in, and the dinette light switch is very awkward to use. I found these three, 3 button remotes with individual relays. I will have a keypad in the kitchen, bedroom, and seating area to control those poorly designed locations without running wires.
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I really like this. Can you explain the 3-way switch thing to me? Is it that the lights come on if any one switch is in the "on" position?

I'd love to add extra light switches that control the same fixtures around the room.
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I thought about only bracing one leg also,... but symmetry won out this round

Interesting on the rear jacks, do you have a thread on them?

When I built them I posted it but have no idea where to find the post. I made them from 3500# tongue jacks. I cut them down, added a flip-foot, and welded a mount so I can bolt them to the 5er's I-beam frame. They've been working flawless.
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E'Dad, I did the 3 ways because: one switch controls the overhead main lights. One controls the hard to reach bedroom lights. One controls the under cabinet lights. 3 triple controls. One mounted by the main doorway, one by the seating, one back in the bedroom with Velcro. (Shuts off while in bed, should I desire not to get up!)

All three makes it easy.

And....the one Ring to rule over tham all.....lol!
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