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Old 07-14-2018, 06:53 AM   #13901
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Installed my new license plate... and plugged into my new TT-30R
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Old 07-14-2018, 08:47 AM   #13902
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Well I was taking it to Cody getting gas before I got derailed by a kind stranger who pointed out my chains were dragging. I must have hooked them up wrong because the propride pulled them off the trailer.

That orange spot at the top of the first photo is where they BOTH broke off. Not sure why they come from the factory with a single point of failure.

Found a trailer shop that mounted them on the tongue seperately which I had been meaning to get to but was forced to here and now or have no chains.

I then had to mess with the hitch WD bars for another 30min trying to hook up because a pin sheared off and the bar would not move up or down on one side.

Worse things could happen so I feel lucky and it only took 2 hrs out of a day where I had time.Attachment 179483Attachment 179484

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Had a similar issue; but because my chains were too short. Just had longer ones put on. Should have had them attached to each side, but I wasn't really thinking about it at the time.
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Old 07-14-2018, 10:02 AM   #13903
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I measured it again, trying to figure out how I'm going to get it in a 12 ft door and a 35.5 ft shop when it is 12' 4" tall and 35 ft long.

Thinking on some mods to the door and it'll work, maybe!
Lower the floor. Except if it Is concrete or asphalt?
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Old 07-14-2018, 10:10 AM   #13904
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Except if it Is concrete or asphalt?
Why let that stop you?
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Old 07-14-2018, 01:13 PM   #13905
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Lower the floor. Except if it Is concrete or asphalt?
It's concrete, don't want to cut it and have a step down in my shop floor. Think I'm going to try to raise the door opening by about 8 inches, remodel the door itself.

I worked at the concrete company when I built the shop, the floor is 6 inches to a foot thick in places, cost wasn't a consideration at that time.

Too hot right now to work on it, 90's, not doin it.
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Old 07-14-2018, 02:42 PM   #13906
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Old 07-14-2018, 09:13 PM   #13907
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WAIT A MINUTE here! I know my eyes need glasses which I am not wearing but does that sign say 8 ft 10 inches?

I may be sitting at the wrong angle but it seems it hit the fiver higher than that! Adjusting for poor eyesight, 13 ft 10 in... nah!
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Old 07-14-2018, 09:49 PM   #13908
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WAIT A MINUTE here! I know my eyes need glasses which I am not wearing but does that sign say 8 ft 10 inches?

I may be sitting at the wrong angle but it seems it hit the fiver higher than that! Adjusting for poor eyesight, 13 ft 10 in... nah!
Your eyes aren’t deceiving you. The sign says 8’10” or 2.7 metres. Here are the warning signs he passed before hitting that bridge.

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EDIT: Here is the local newspaper’s story on the incident.

https://www.insidehalton.com/news-st...lle-underpass/
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Old 07-14-2018, 10:25 PM   #13909
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Your eyes aren’t deceiving you. The sign says 8’10” or 2.7 metres. Here are the warning signs he passed before hitting that bridge.

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EDIT: Here is the local newspaper’s story on the incident.

https://www.insidehalton.com/news-st...lle-underpass/
Poor driver. Gotta get new glasses!

Wow, I am new to all this towing stuff but underpasses scare me.

I tossed and turned all night before picking up our fiver. On the way to the dealer on a new by-pass through the nearest big city, we turned a corner and my DW gasped. I told her, “no matter how many miles we add to the trip back, we will go another route.” She sighed and said “agreed.” I do not know the height of the overpass but with a rig 12 foot 7 inches we were not taking chances. We have gone through 13 ft tunnels, one on our way to where we have parked our rig. The underpass is not close.

Still, there are metric signs and a final warning. [Many of my U.S. counterparts struggle with metrics. I look at the meter sign and say... 2.7 m[eters], oh close to three yards. Three yards is nine feet.]

As I say that in my head unless I am traveling 60 miles an hour [88 kph] I have time to stop and G.O.A.L. SLOW DOWN AND SHOW AN ABUNDANCE OF CAUTION.

Is it better to appear to be foolish and block traffic for 30 min while you figure it out or forge ahead and block it for hours?

Sigh, I pray that I never have to make that decision. I was not there. I was not next to the driver, I was not in his head. Just give me the strength never to be there!

Signs. Signs. Everywhere there are signs. [Beetles?]
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Old 07-14-2018, 10:26 PM   #13910
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Ah, Hamm's. Takes me back to my first drink of beer. Grandpa was in his recliner, spittoon on one side and Hamm's on the other, watching the Cubs on the tv (WAY before Wrigley installed lights). He'd fall asleep and I'd sneak in and take a drink of beer. Good times!



Back to the question - ordered a new handle for the Dometic fridge, took the washed clothes back out to the MH for the next trip, tried to figure out how to clean off some of the "stuff" DW has on the counter so it doesn't make so much noise going down the road.


Here’s to all the grandpas who drank Hamms!
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Old 07-15-2018, 05:41 AM   #13911
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In the morning all my tires were uniformly low, 73 vs 80. Aired them all back up to 80. It was significantly cooler in Las Cruces last night than at home is the reason Im sure.

WE had to wash our camper with a wet rag after getting stuck in a NM/AZ dust storm on I-10. There were plenty of warning signs about what to do in the event of one...................we even saw it coming. It was kicked up by a large thunder storm.

Semis, cars, even a Border Patrol SUV pulled off the road. We had never seen anything like it. When we entered it visibility went from miles to mere feet. We could barely see the white line on the road two feet directly in front of the truck. It was BAD!

We followed the signage instructions, Pulled off the road, turned off truck, feet off the brakes and waited. It lasted about 15-20 minutes and then dissipated.

It left a dust film on the truck and camper. The truck I took to a car wash, the camper I had to use a rag and water. The campground we are in (Kartchner State Park, AZ) will not allow camper washing due to water conservation, so I used a towel and bucket of water to keep rinsing it.

NOT perfect, but MUCH better than it was.
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Old 07-15-2018, 07:56 AM   #13912
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Still, there are metric signs and a final warning. [Many of my U.S. counterparts struggle with metrics. I look at the meter sign and say... 2.7 m[eters], oh close to three yards. Three yards is nine feet.]

Sigh, I pray that I never have to make that decision. I was not there. I was not next to the driver, I was not in his head. Just give me the strength never to be there!

Signs. Signs. Everywhere there are signs. [Beetles?]
Your thumb rule is fine but I normally use a conversion app on my phone, especially if it's close.

Five Man Electrical Band, a one hit wonder. Signs, signs, Everywhere there's signs, breakin up the scenery, blowin my mind. Do this, don't do that. Can't you read the signs.
Apparently, that driver could not.
Tesla, the metal band, did a good cover of "Signs" in the 1980's.
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Old 07-15-2018, 02:09 PM   #13913
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Your thumb rule is fine but I normally use a conversion app on my phone, especially if it's close.

Five Man Electrical Band, a one hit wonder. Signs, signs, Everywhere there's signs, breakin up the scenery, blowin my mind. Do this, don't do that. Can't you read the signs.
Apparently, that driver could not.
Tesla, the metal band, did a good cover of "Signs" in the 1980's.
Kudos for recognizing Five Man Electrical Band... and great big for even KNOWING Tesla did a cover of the song!
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Working on trying to get my Wally and Pathway 2 dish receiver to work, while sitting at Surfcity Beach in Texas.
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Working on trying to get my Wally and Pathway 2 dish receiver to work, while sitting at Surfcity Beach in Texas.
Has it been more that a couple of weeks since you last used your Wally?

We were going crazy trying to get ours to work then went into our account and read where we had to refresh the wally to the account if we had not used it within the last 2 weeks.

Something simple, but if you don't know, then it is frustrating!

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Old 07-15-2018, 05:12 PM   #13916
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First area to be treated for these pests.
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Old 07-15-2018, 07:19 PM   #13917
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Nice. What is holding the screen on?
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Old 07-15-2018, 08:11 PM   #13918
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Your thumb rule is fine but I normally use a conversion app on my phone, especially if it's close.

Five Man Electrical Band, a one hit wonder. Signs, signs, Everywhere there's signs, breakin up the scenery, blowin my mind. Do this, don't do that. Can't you read the signs.
Apparently, that driver could not.
Tesla, the metal band, did a good cover of "Signs" in the 1980's.
I just searched and found the Tesla versions of Signs... then the original...

I was born in 1944. I had just graduated from college in 1971. I still am that long haired hippie! I just searched, found and listened to two songs from my past.

On the other hand, having taught school for thirty three years... what was he thinking!

Yeah. I am still that science nerd who used to talk about space travel as a kid in high schoo!
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Old 07-15-2018, 08:40 PM   #13919
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Nice. What is holding the screen on?
Thanks. Hot melt glue.
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Old 07-15-2018, 08:54 PM   #13920
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Note that putting screens on your water heater and furnace officially will void your warranty (apparently no issue on fridges). So if you end up having an issue, take them off BEFORE taking pictures. Unofficially, they are fine as long as you keep them clean.

It's a safety issue. If dust, spider webs, etc. get on them, it can create a back pressure and you get CO in your coach.

Just passing on info learned at RV seminars...
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