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Old 07-15-2018, 09:02 PM   #13921
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Cleaned the camper, stocked the fridge getting ready for a race weekend in New Hampshire, fun, food and friends
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Old 07-15-2018, 09:23 PM   #13922
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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...
Thanks for the info. I'll be sure to check them periodically.
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Old 07-15-2018, 09:29 PM   #13923
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Not what I want to be doing ��. Had my new TT for 24 hrs and already water damage. Pulled it home yesterday through a short rain storm. The ceiling inside the pass through storage has a wet spot.
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Old 07-16-2018, 08:58 AM   #13924
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I have not done it yet but I will have to do soon is the fence post or similar mod. Over the weekend to our campsite I had two people point to pull off, at first i thought they were waving to me . When I did, with my heart racing, walking around the camper do I find on the passenger side the end cap of the bumper came off and the stinky slinky hanging out about 4' from the bumper. I took it out and put it in the back of the truck bed. But the best thing is my kids asked dad what was it, I said we almost lost the stinky slinky. They didn't stop laughing the rest of the ride, also made jokes all weekend. I really appreciate the people taking the time off to tell me something was wrong, a ton of people just flew on by
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Old 07-16-2018, 08:09 PM   #13925
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Today I added a hitch receiver to the bumper of my TT so I can store my hitch there while camping.

Built a dog run or patio for our two Chiuahuas.
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Old 07-17-2018, 07:32 PM   #13926
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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...



Wow, my dealer installed them on my Avenger before we picked it up/PDI.


I'll bet it doesn't make nearly as much back pressure with a "dirty" screen as it would with a big ol' mud dauber nest in the HWH or Furnace exhaust though. I think I'll leave them on...
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Old 07-17-2018, 08:06 PM   #13927
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Today I...


  • Installed a Camco screen door handle on our screen door
  • Installed bug screens on the refrigerator vent-- Installed them with stainless steel safety lock wire instead of the zip ties... should last till the next millennium or the plastic cover deteriorates, whichever comes first.
  • Paired the second remote fob for the generator -- learned that on the Champion remote start generators, you have to pair both remotes at the same time if you have 2 of them, otherwise one of them will not work.
  • Tried out the WifiOnSteroids-- it seems to work, at least here in the house.
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Old 07-17-2018, 08:12 PM   #13928
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Today I added a hitch receiver to the bumper of my TT so I can store my hitch there while camping.

Built a dog run or patio for our two Chiuahuas.
That looks like a serious shin buster - be careful.
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Old 07-17-2018, 08:23 PM   #13929
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That looks like a serious shin buster - be careful.


Work Area Protection 18PVCS Polyvinyl Chloride Standard Traffic Cone with 4" VSB Reflective Collar, 7-1/4" Diameter x 18" Height, Fluorescent Orange https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00B8BZ2O4..._xzPtBb259WR09
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Old 07-17-2018, 08:32 PM   #13930
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Could you just hang the hitch in the coupler at the front of the TT instead? No new parts to buy, no extra shin buster at the rear...
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Old 07-17-2018, 09:29 PM   #13931
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Could you just hang the hitch in the coupler at the front of the TT instead? No new parts to buy, no extra shin buster at the rear...
That's what I do.
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Old 07-17-2018, 10:30 PM   #13932
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Work Area Protection 18PVCS Polyvinyl Chloride Standard Traffic Cone with 4" VSB Reflective Collar, 7-1/4" Diameter x 18" Height, Fluorescent Orange https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00B8BZ2O4..._xzPtBb259WR09
I'll set my cones out in the morning.
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Old 07-17-2018, 10:33 PM   #13933
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Could you just hang the hitch in the coupler at the front of the TT instead? No new parts to buy, no extra shin buster at the rear...
Well, of course I could have but where's the fun in that? I wouldn't have had an excuse to go to home Depot or to Mod the TT.
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Old 07-18-2018, 08:01 PM   #13934
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Added a push bar to the screen door.
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Old 07-18-2018, 09:47 PM   #13935
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Leaking Bathroom Vent

I took off the vent to discover that whomever installed it, cranked down the screws so hard that the plastic trim cracked at every hole. Ordered a new one.
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Old 07-18-2018, 09:51 PM   #13936
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I took off the vent to discover that whomever installed it, cranked down the screws so hard that the plastic trim cracked at every hole. Ordered a new one.


You may find these cracks around all of your skylights as well. I had new skylights put in this winter and both had multiple cracks under the Dicor.
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Old 07-18-2018, 09:55 PM   #13937
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After all the comments about shinbusting I modded my mod and moved it closer to spare and put out a cone for caution.
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Old 07-18-2018, 10:23 PM   #13938
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You may find these cracks around all of your skylights as well. I had new skylights put in this winter and both had multiple cracks under the Dicor.
What clued me in on the leak was a rusty mounting screw inside. So I took off the trim and discovered a slow leak and wet luan wood. Dried out the luan and used Minwax wood retorer to solidify the luan. Checked all other skylights and found no leaks under the trim.
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Old 07-19-2018, 09:13 AM   #13939
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Got all the parts to extent the low point drain to outside the frame so I no longer have to crawl on the ground after every trip, ext is the fresh water tank drain . 2019 grey wolf 23dbh
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Old 07-19-2018, 09:23 AM   #13940
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I've got a set of those!!! I won a gift certificate to the campground store playing Bingo and used that to buy them. That was in 1985 and they have survived 2 pop ups, 6 years of tenting and are now in their 2nd TT. We call them the "hooters" and they come out at just about every camping trip.
Got a set from someone on here she sent them to me for free other then shiping! Parents gave me their 2 sets so now I have 3 full sets. Love them and brings back so many great memories, grew up having these.
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