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Old 07-31-2014, 09:48 PM   #1401
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Glad you got that off your chest. Lol. (And, Mr. Cheatwood was my dad. My name is David) ha. And yes. I will check 9&10 in the am. Thanks for the reminder. Wish you two were going. Hope I don't regret it. :-/

Well alrighty then *MR.* David! And goodonya for pointing out that I MISSED one tire!

Actually I even call Sneak "Mr. (insert our last name)" from time to time. As in: Yes, Mr. (last name) I'll get right ON that BLT you're craving! Would ya like a bowl of grapes peeled while I'm at it? /snark

Yeah, wish we were goin' too. (sigh)

So, on topic; what'd I do to Buffy today? Unloaded the fridge, etc. from our trip this past weekend.
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Old 07-31-2014, 09:54 PM   #1402
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I'm in the process of installing a refrigerator vent fan in the 'chimney' of the refer. I have the witch installed, I have to get up on the roof and pry the vent base off and install the fan then run the 12v wiring. Should be a breeze.....
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Old 08-01-2014, 10:52 AM   #1403
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The kids wanted to start kayaking while we traveled. I've been looking and looking for a way to carry the kayaks but not put holes into the MH. Knowing the way I wanted to carry them then limited me to connecting to the hitch, I searched the longest time to find a hitch mounted carrier which wouldn't take both an arm and a leg to purchase. Couldn't find much so decided to create my own. Went with an extend-a-bed with a couple of mini b - ball hoops and a couple crossbars. All came to less than $150. Boats traveled great on our maiden excursion.
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Sportracker: Good job. This is exactly what I plan on doing, after I sell my tandem.

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Old 08-01-2014, 02:08 PM   #1405
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The kids wanted to start kayaking while we traveled. I've been looking and looking for a way to carry the kayaks but not put holes into the MH. Knowing the way I wanted to carry them then limited me to connecting to the hitch, I searched the longest time to find a hitch mounted carrier which wouldn't take both an arm and a leg to purchase. Couldn't find much so decided to create my own. Went with an extend-a-bed with a couple of mini b - ball hoops and a couple crossbars. All came to less than $150. Boats traveled great on our maiden excursion.

Nice job & budget!


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Old 08-02-2014, 03:28 AM   #1406
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Aired up the TT tires to 45 PSI, added TPMS 507 to TT & TV. Had to add valve stem extenders to TT tires as base of sensor/transmitter was too short for adequate seal. Couldn't find any extenders that locked so hope no one steals the sensors. So far readings are +/- 0.5 degrees different than digital tire pressure gauge.
Will install sensors on inner wheels of dually when I have a little more time. A little disappointed that I will need to remove sensors to add air to truck as the stems with sensors are long and don't allow enough room for air hose to connect.


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Old 08-02-2014, 08:24 PM   #1407
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Completed the repair on the rotten spot on the slide out floor last weekend. I was able to start on the cabinet and the base for the futon. This is a follow post from an earlier one where I posted that I'm turning my slide out area in to bunk section in my rear living 5ER Click image for larger version

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Old 08-02-2014, 08:33 PM   #1408
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I'm in the process of installing a refrigerator vent fan in the 'chimney' of the refer. I have the witch installed, I have to get up on the roof and pry the vent base off and install the fan then run the 12v wiring. Should be a breeze.....
Which "witch" did you install? It wasn't Samantha, was it?





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Old 08-03-2014, 09:53 AM   #1409
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Completed the repair on the rotten spot on the slide out floor last weekend. I was able to start on the cabinet and the base for the futon. This is a follow post from an earlier one where I posted that I'm turning my slide out area in to bunk section in my rear living 5ER Attachment 59558Attachment 59559Attachment 59560Attachment 59561Attachment 59562


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Have you tried to get these 2 items in your door yet? Before you get too far along....

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Old 08-03-2014, 04:22 PM   #1410
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Old 08-03-2014, 07:05 PM   #1411
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ID:	59632yes I have I made the cabinet with a hinge so it would fold flat and the futon folds flat also. I made the base of the futon with heavy duty draw slides so when the futon is made into a couch it fits closer to the wall and when we need it as a bed you pull the handle at the bottom and it moves away from the wall. I have the doors to put on the face of the cabinet and build the top bunk.


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Old 08-03-2014, 09:16 PM   #1412
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Attachment 59631Attachment 59632yes I have I made the cabinet with a hinge so it would fold flat and the futon folds flat also.
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Old 08-03-2014, 09:19 PM   #1413
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Really nice work spreen, you are talented.
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Old 08-03-2014, 09:24 PM   #1414
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In 1 of your previous posts you said it was pulling more amps than you thought it should and wasn't cooling very well.

Now the high amp draw is normal? I would think when the AC/compressor is running, it should pull the same whether it was 100* or 80* outside. The AC won't know the difference as long as the thermostat tells it to run. 22 amps seems a little high from my experience. Might I ask how you were measuring the amp draw.

And now it is cooling better than expected. Is it now parked in the shade so the AC doesn't have to work as hard? Was it in the open sun before?

Now about the tree limb, if it is over the street and is in the right-of-way, I wouldn't ask, I'd cut it myself. Or at least get the city/county to do it.
I still think it pulls more than it should, but the dealership said it was within specs. I was measuring the amp draw with my PI surge protector.

The first time I was in here complaining about it was day one of a trip, and that first day it was having a heck of time cooling the interior. The next two days were comfortable.

And, I fixed the @!#$@#$ leak where I was venting a lot of air outside.

I'm going to insulate the unit as some of the guys have done to see if that helps as well.
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Old 08-03-2014, 09:26 PM   #1415
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Red wolf: our campers ac was terrible whileout at a campground in SC.... It would not cool well and struggled to run sometimes. After getting home it was fine. Might it have been a power issue at the CG? I am pretty certain our issue was, got a PI power protector as soon as we landed at home!
I'm using the PI. It was a hot day, I have two fridges going, plus the AC, plus the ceiling fan.

The exterior fridge needs an on/off switch - that's a project for another day.
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Old 08-07-2014, 05:11 PM   #1416
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Not much going on just wish we were at the rally. I weighed the truck with DW, 2 dogs, a rabbit and a full tank of fuel a couple of weeks ago. The bed of the truck has the hitch and a generator loaded in it ready to camp. Today with nothing better to do I hooked up the RV and headed for the scales. No food, no clothes and no water. We generally travel with 1/3 tank of water, RV not ready to camp. Here are the results.
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I figure maybe another 500# for food, clothes and water but it will be weighed again when ready to camp. I was surprised at the pin weight, I would have guessed it to weigh more.

Now lets hear from the weight police
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Old 08-07-2014, 05:40 PM   #1417
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New carpet. New drawer slides for sofa. New screen in bottom of door. Outside molding repaired. New matching legs on sofa. That's what forest river Tech's did for free.
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Old 08-07-2014, 05:55 PM   #1418
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We have trouble hearing our TV with our ac running, so I now have our TV hooked up to radio aux. so now we have the volume of TV plus the volume of radio.
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Visited her at the dealer while getting some warranty work.
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I installed a Fabulous Products replacement kitchen fan. I has a pancake motor and squire cage fan with 3 speeds and LED lights. Makes hardly any noise compared to the little plastic bladed monster.


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