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Old 07-21-2018, 05:13 PM   #13961
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How did you secure to frame straps or through the fence post?


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I used square tubing with holes in it. Cut slot on each end to self tapping bolt to frame the screwed post to tubing. Look at the far end and you will see the tubbing.
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Old 07-21-2018, 10:10 PM   #13962
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Just finished our backsplash project. Smart Tiles Metro Carrera from Home Depot (special order). Initially started with 4 packages of six tiles but ended up short so ordered another two packs. Ended up only using one but got creative with the last tile. May keep the extra pack just in case. These tiles weren't cheap $37/pack. All in it probably took 7-8 hours.


Very very nice!
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Old 07-22-2018, 04:01 AM   #13963
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Just finished our backsplash project. Smart Tiles Metro Carrera from Home Depot (special order). Initially started with 4 packages of six tiles but ended up short so ordered another two packs. Ended up only using one but got creative with the last tile. May keep the extra pack just in case. These tiles weren't cheap $37/pack. All in it probably took 7-8 hours.
That looks very nice, what was on the wall before and how did you remove it without tearing the wall up? Or did you just go over it. I would like to change mine but don't want to ruin that paper thin wall. Any incite from your project would be welcomed....
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Old 07-22-2018, 01:05 PM   #13964
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That looks very nice, what was on the wall before and how did you remove it without tearing the wall up? Or did you just go over it. I would like to change mine but don't want to ruin that paper thin wall. Any incite from your project would be welcomed....
Correction: It's not a paper thin wall. It is a paper wall.
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Old 07-22-2018, 01:12 PM   #13965
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Just finished our backsplash project. Smart Tiles Metro Carrera from Home Depot (special order). Initially started with 4 packages of six tiles but ended up short so ordered another two packs. Ended up only using one but got creative with the last tile. May keep the extra pack just in case. These tiles weren't cheap $37/pack. All in it probably took 7-8 hours.
Use the others behind the bath sink.

Looks excellent BTW
I did ours after we got it, but it is too patterned or not random enough. I will live with it as it is better than before.
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Old 07-22-2018, 07:34 PM   #13966
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License Plate Mod - Mounted on Rear Door of Toy Hauler

Finally solved the low-hanging-toy-hauler-tag issue. I broke the factory mounted plate hanger below the left rear tail light on the rear of my 2018 Grey Wolf on my last outing as I pulled into the dump station driveway.

Bought Plate Saver and figured out how to mount it on the rear ramp/door using existing door holes. Mod required three 5/16th x 3 inch stainless steel bolts and some stainless steel washers to make the mount nice and flush. I did have to make the original holes on the Plate Saver a bit larger. I tapped the existing power by drilling one small hole in the bumper behind the hinge where the Plate Saver is mounted. Had to snake about a foot and a half of wire through that hole and then through existing large hole on the back side of the bumper where wiring runs near the corner of the frame. Next, I used a self tapping screw for the ground right next to the drilled hole. Tested power to bulb and tightened it all up. Put power wires in protective plastic flexible casing. Done.

Time for a beer. Headed to camp on the ocean in Maine next week.

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Old 07-23-2018, 09:35 AM   #13967
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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
In the meantime, you might try something like this. A friend suggested doing this to my bumper caps when we first started out. He had lost several in the past. Just drill thru bumper and flange of bumper cap and insert cotter pin.
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Old 07-23-2018, 10:00 AM   #13968
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I dropped a 10' x 10' deck in front of mine. I was already planning on building a 10' X 18' deck (in 3 sections) from scratch but then this offer came up. It needs some fixing up but it's a good start at least.

Sadly, I forgot to take pictures. Maybe next week.
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Old 07-23-2018, 10:14 AM   #13969
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This was actually a couple of days ago, but I had to refill the FW tank on mine as we were without water hookups. I had the options of either breaking camp and pulling out, or a little ingenuity:

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Old 07-23-2018, 11:02 AM   #13970
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Not today but over the past couple days:

Got the GPL foldable single sided aluminum ladder to be able to clear/sweep the slide top and do whatever else from a ladder I might need while camping. Bought online and received in just a couple of days. It folds to 3 1/2" x 3 1/2" and fits perfectly inside the rear bumper, although a little snug where the strap is around it. Added a piece of foam pool noodle in the end to keep it from sliding side to side. Will have to "fix" and secure the end caps to keep them from coming off.


Installed the Jack-It bicycle rack on the tongue. Seems to be pretty sturdy although pretty sure will have to remove the angled piece and wings to get the propane tank cover off.
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Old 07-23-2018, 11:29 AM   #13971
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This was actually a couple of days ago, but I had to refill the FW tank on mine as we were without water hookups. I had the options of either breaking camp and pulling out, or a little ingenuity:
I did the same when my waterbay had all of the pieces required. Now that my water fill is at the rear of the camper, separate from the rest, I wasnít sure how to do it. This makes sense!

Itís just a bit slow this way. Works, though!

As for me- on Saturday, I hung a pair of fold-up cup holders on either side of the couch, attached Trones at the foot of the bed (theyíve been sitting there for a while), and hung a Camco grab bar for the screen door. I tried hanging a toilet paper holder under the 1/2 bath, on the back of the cabinet door, but it runs into the sinkís plumbing.
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Old 07-23-2018, 01:53 PM   #13972
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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 07-23-2018, 05:38 PM   #13973
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This was actually a couple of days ago, but I had to refill the FW tank on mine as we were without water hookups. I had the options of either breaking camp and pulling out, or a little ingenuity:

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still not sure how you are getting the water in
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still not sure how you are getting the water in

Iím using the antifreeze inlet in winterize mode to suck in the water via the water pump. This is being pumped out the outside shower through my filter and then into the fresh water fill.
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fascinating. thanks. I would have never thought of that.
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Old 07-23-2018, 08:37 PM   #13976
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I just pour from the jug into tank..
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Old 07-23-2018, 09:29 PM   #13977
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That looks very nice, what was on the wall before and how did you remove it without tearing the wall up? Or did you just go over it. I would like to change mine but don't want to ruin that paper thin wall. Any incite from your project would be welcomed....


The typical wallpaper was there before. I just went right over top of it. Here is a before picture.
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Old 07-23-2018, 09:31 PM   #13978
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Use the others behind the bath sink.

Looks excellent BTW
I did ours after we got it, but it is too patterned or not random enough. I will live with it as it is better than before.


Yeah wife already mentioned the bathroom. Iíll try and put that off for a while.

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Finished washing and waxing my Forester Class C. Whew thatís allot of work. Pretty much used a whole bottle of wax. Bummer discovered another crack in the windshield.
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Old 07-23-2018, 09:51 PM   #13980
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I just pour from the jug into tank..
That doesn't work if you don't have a gravity tank fill. If you have a city water connection with a valve that feeds your FW tank (fairly common on 5vers and larger TT's), you can't "pour" water past the city water connection's check valve.
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