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Old 05-20-2018, 09:35 PM   #13281
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Old 05-20-2018, 10:24 PM   #13282
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Added a thule outside garbage bag holder. Bought a new 12" mattress for our bedroom. De-winterized it. And tomorrow it is off to the welder to have a proper hitch added to the frame for a bike rack. Dont ever plan on triple towing but I was a hitch that will stay and keep the bikes from falling. Also bought a new bike rack that was RV approved. So excited for the first camping trip next weekend.
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Old 05-20-2018, 11:32 PM   #13283
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Not TO my TT, but FOR my TT.
I took a pickaxe to a 6' section of my drive to knock loose stone, gravel and dirt on a humped up section that goes down to the main highway. Trying to make sure my sewer tank outlets don't drag. Then I raked it a little flatter.
Trying to get ahold of a guy we know with a large tractor with backhoe & dozer blade to really level the angle of our driveway.
Yesterday I bought some plastic organizer bins from Walmart's office supply section for in the cabinets. Shaped like a flattened out rectangular waste basket that humps up in the back. Four fit perfect across my cabinet over the sink.
Oh? I have been told. If there are no pictures, it didn’t happen.
“Pick axe. 6‘ section. “

It all seems like fiction to me!

On the other hand, I feel your pain. Swinging a pickaxe seems like a form of torture.

Must have been the DW’s idea.
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Old 05-21-2018, 04:40 AM   #13284
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Parked it under its cover next to the shop til it comes out next month for its next trip.
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Old 05-21-2018, 08:33 AM   #13285
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Good idea on painting the hitch white. Think I'll try that.
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Old 05-21-2018, 09:47 AM   #13286
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Old 05-21-2018, 10:13 AM   #13287
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Well I found the problem and repaired, the wire to a 3rd solinode was off, the manuals shows to only. When I pulled the switch to replace it pulled a 12 volt wire to it, it was buried in there rats nest hidden. Got all the by pass working and replugged the wire in after I raised and lowered it with a drill took forever. I said to my self you can't have only 2 to run 4 jacks 3 yes but not 2. Had a few rum and cokes and figured it out. Thanks doubular for your help you made me think God Forbib. In the AM off to S.C. to pick up my new Concord, just a day lost. Thanks my up date.
Glad to see you got it fixed, your WDering skills are coming back on-line!

Safe travel and looking forward to seeing your new rig!
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Old 05-21-2018, 10:35 AM   #13288
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And to think I thought i was forgetting to close but not two times in a trip
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RE:using a Bal hide a spare with a waste tank.... I was asked for details... posted pics and install here... http://www.forestriverforums.com/for...rt-160334.html
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Old 05-21-2018, 05:10 PM   #13290
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Oh? I have been told. If there are no pictures, it didn’t happen.
“Pick axe. 6‘ section. “

It all seems like fiction to me!

On the other hand, I feel your pain. Swinging a pickaxe seems like a form of torture.

Must have been the DW’s idea.
Actually it was my idea! I'm paranoid about damaging the new TT. You would NOT want to see my belly hanging out while I was swinging the pick
Actually, swinging the pick is a generous term, more like I lifted the pick and assisted gravity a little. I only knocked down about 6" or less along that maybe 6' section and just on the left track. So a 6' x 2-3' x 6" section maximum.
Not like I was digging a grave (other than my own).
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Old 05-21-2018, 05:20 PM   #13291
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Got in a Camco vent insulator. Gifting it to my daughter for her TT toy hauler. Will not work with replacement fan I installed, not even strapping it up.
Received and installed a Camco screen door push/pull handle.
Not sure if I mentioned it before, but I added a large loop of paracord via two existing holes to the main door pull handle. Easier to close the door behind you when entering and I can hook a long bungee to the door and a bracket on the tongue to hold the outer door open against the wind.
Bought some more plastic organizers for the cupboards.
And last, 3M command hook mounted a flyswatter near the door!
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Old 05-21-2018, 05:46 PM   #13292
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Old 05-22-2018, 09:02 AM   #13293
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Door handle

We are staying in our camper in the driveway for a few nights while our floors are being refinished. Last night I unlocked the door & the handle was obviously not engaging anything. The door just plain wouldn't open. The same problem happened to us the last time we took the camper out last year but we were on the inside. That turned out to be a good thing because I watched DH "fix" it so we could get out.



Anyway, after a few minutes of being frustrated, I came up with a plan. We opened the door to the pass-thru, which goes under the murphy bed couch in our 2504S. The space to get in there isn't very big but it was just enough for me to slide in head first. And I mean JUST big enough! To make things worse, it was dark outside so my only light was from the flashlight my DH was shining in for me. I certainly had no free hand! Once in, I was able to turn over & push up on the bottom of the couch enough that I could release the front panel on the couch - thank goodness DH knew it comes off!!! That opening was big enough for me to slide on thru to the inside of the camper. I was really concerned for a couple of minutes that I might be on the nightly news with a story about the fire department rescuing a woman stuck in a storage area in a camper!


DH passed thru a screw driver thru to me and after removing the 4 screws on the inside panel of the door handle, I was able to slide the little lever over to open the door. DH thinks he can fix it but I have zero plans on repeating the experience so I'm going to order a new one before our first trip in 2 weeks!



Hopefully the rest of our camping season will go more smoothly!
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Old 05-22-2018, 09:19 AM   #13294
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I have a question about bathroom vent, this last trip I noticed it was open when I got to Camp Ground I thought I had forgotten to close it before leaving. With return trip home it was open.

The question is do they vibrate open while traveling?

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We are staying in our camper in the driveway for a few nights while our floors are being refinished. Last night I unlocked the door & the handle was obviously not engaging anything. The door just plain wouldn't open. The same problem happened to us the last time we took the camper out last year but we were on the inside. That turned out to be a good thing because I watched DH "fix" it so we could get out.



Anyway, after a few minutes of being frustrated, I came up with a plan. We opened the door to the pass-thru, which goes under the murphy bed couch in our 2504S. The space to get in there isn't very big but it was just enough for me to slide in head first. And I mean JUST big enough! To make things worse, it was dark outside so my only light was from the flashlight my DH was shining in for me. I certainly had no free hand! Once in, I was able to turn over & push up on the bottom of the couch enough that I could release the front panel on the couch - thank goodness DH knew it comes off!!! That opening was big enough for me to slide on thru to the inside of the camper. I was really concerned for a couple of minutes that I might be on the nightly news with a story about the fire department rescuing a woman stuck in a storage area in a camper!


DH passed thru a screw driver thru to me and after removing the 4 screws on the inside panel of the door handle, I was able to slide the little lever over to open the door. DH thinks he can fix it but I have zero plans on repeating the experience so I'm going to order a new one before our first trip in 2 weeks!



Hopefully the rest of our camping season will go more smoothly!
Your door lock was possibly recalled. Check into it, at least.
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Old 05-22-2018, 10:14 AM   #13296
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Opened up the slide outs and awning to dry out after all the rains.. Opened the vents to let her air out (new trailer smell), ordered the camco flying insect screen for the refrigerator, and leak detector for a drip pan to put under the "in-house" water filter.
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Old 05-22-2018, 10:40 AM   #13297
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Thanks Ependydad! I never even thought about that. I'll out there, see what we have & check it out!
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Old 05-22-2018, 02:54 PM   #13298
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Last thing I did today, was replace the false hinge where the pump and water filter are with a latch. Makes it easier to get in when doing maintenance. Plan on doing that with the other three false hinges. I'd rather not have to unscrew/screw things into the wood for maintenance.
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Old 05-22-2018, 03:56 PM   #13299
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I might, i am going to keep an eye on my and DW process
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Old 05-22-2018, 03:57 PM   #13300
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Last thing I did today, was replace the false hinge where the pump and water filter are with a latch. Makes it easier to get in when doing maintenance. Plan on doing that with the other three false hinges. I'd rather not have to unscrew/screw things into the wood for maintenance.
Now all you have to do is keep others from using this now easy to access space for storage.

I don't have a problem with the screws. A cordless screwdriver makes quick work of the screws. If the wood "threads" ever give out I'll just drill out the holes and put a moly fastener in them with machine screws.
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