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Old 10-06-2018, 07:19 PM   #14461
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We have one of those screens that go over the drain in bathroom sink and some reason DW does not like, she says it rusts. Well today right before we need to head out sight seeing she say i dropped the cap to something down there. Well sticky tape on end of a pen and my mechanic grabber did not work so big man had to take the trap out and i do not bend that way anymore. My question was that is the reason we bought the screen! DW says not what she wants to hear right now. We did have a good day sight seeing in nags head, kitty hawk, duck, and corolla. Go figure
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Old 10-06-2018, 07:46 PM   #14462
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I had a busy day yesterday with the trailer: 1) Drained and cleaned the Water Heater; 2) Replaced the low point drain caps with ball valves; 3) Added a sturdy bracket on my rear bumper to accept a piece of 1-1/2" PVC pipe to support a 23' antenna pole (a Mr. Long Arm with a HDTV Antenna with rotor for better OTA reception); 4) Installed a Blue Streak reservoir and fittings to my Dometic toilet; and added wiring for switched LED lights above the storage compartment doors on my pass-thru storage so I can see inside at night (tied into the switch that controls the hitch illumination LEDs on the left front of my TT).

Tomorrow I begin provisioning for my trip to BamaGanza on Wednesday and will give the TT a good washing. I have an exterior Cable Inlet cover and some associated hardware on order to install a new inlet port near the existing one to connect the new antenna.
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Old 10-06-2018, 08:12 PM   #14463
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I had a busy day yesterday with the trailer: 1) Drained and cleaned the Water Heater; 2) Replaced the low point drain caps with ball valves; 3) Added a sturdy bracket on my rear bumper to accept a piece of 1-1/2" PVC pipe to support a 23' antenna pole (a Mr. Long Arm with a HDTV Antenna with rotor for better OTA reception).

Which antenna did you chose? Pics of install?
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Old 10-06-2018, 08:18 PM   #14464
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We have one of those screens that go over the drain in bathroom sink and some reason DW does not like, she says it rusts. Well today right before we need to head out sight seeing she say i dropped the cap to something down there. Well sticky tape on end of a pen and my mechanic grabber did not work so big man had to take the trap out and i do not bend that way anymore. My question was that is the reason we bought the screen! DW says not what she wants to hear right now. We did have a good day sight seeing in nags head, kitty hawk, duck, and corolla. Go figure

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Old 10-06-2018, 08:26 PM   #14465
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Finished loading the travel trailer today for tomorrow's departure for the winter. Going to take a look at southern Idaho and eastern Oregon, and then drop down into Nevada and end up in Phoenix for two months visiting our grand kids. Then, off to Desert Hot Springs for 6 weeks to see good friends from Alaska. My oncologist has told me I have a clean bill of health from my prostate cancer, so, we aren't going to waste any time.
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Old 10-07-2018, 12:35 AM   #14466
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We have one of those screens that go over the drain in bathroom sink and some reason DW does not like, she says it rusts. Well today right before we need to head out sight seeing she say i dropped the cap to something down there. Well sticky tape on end of a pen and my mechanic grabber did not work so big man had to take the trap out and i do not bend that way anymore. My question was that is the reason we bought the screen! DW says not what she wants to hear right now. We did have a good day sight seeing in nags head, kitty hawk, duck, and corolla. Go figure
One question. How can you be married to my wife too???


When I'm wrong she's right. When I'm right, she's right too. Go figure.
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Old 10-07-2018, 12:48 AM   #14467
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Old 10-07-2018, 01:12 AM   #14468
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We have one of those screens that go over the drain in bathroom sink and some reason DW does not like, she says it rusts. Well today right before we need to head out sight seeing she say i dropped the cap to something down there. Well sticky tape on end of a pen and my mechanic grabber did not work so big man had to take the trap out and i do not bend that way anymore. My question was that is the reason we bought the screen! DW says not what she wants to hear right now. We did have a good day sight seeing in nags head, kitty hawk, duck, and corolla. Go figure
Wait, I thought she was my wife... where do you live? I was not near those places. I am confused!
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Old 10-07-2018, 06:51 AM   #14469
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After 2 weeks in the Smoky Mountains, I had a Castle Rock (China Bomb) event on the way home. Replaced all 4 with new Goodyear Endurance today!
Your trip out west may count towards your "Castle Rock Event "also!Still a Very short lifespan! Was there any Damage to unit? Youroo! ! Louisland !
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Old 10-07-2018, 07:21 AM   #14470
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One question. How can you be married to my wife too???


When I'm wrong she's right. When I'm right, she's right too. Go figure.


True that, and that is why I did not take pictures, some how she would have used them to blackmail me hahahahahah
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Old 10-07-2018, 07:23 AM   #14471
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Wait, I thought she was my wife... where do you live? I was not near those places. I am confused!


I am still shaking my head on why she does not use the screen we will see now if she will use it
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Old 10-07-2018, 07:26 AM   #14472
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For sure ever time, I guess that is why I married her. We are on our 25 year anniversary trip
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Old 10-07-2018, 08:03 AM   #14473
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You guys don’t even know... I feel your pain.
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Old 10-07-2018, 08:23 AM   #14474
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Your trip out west may count towards your "Castle Rock Event "also!Still a Very short lifespan! Was there any Damage to unit? Youroo! ! Louisland !


You’re right on the trip out west, but still only a few thousand miles on those tires.

Yes on the damage...a little. The wheel well molding flew off...gone. The wiring for the slide was ripped out. Could have been much worse. No real physical damage to the TT. Thanks for asking.
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Old 10-07-2018, 10:09 AM   #14475
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Got loaded up for a trip to Nebraska for the week. Gonna be a cold one, but still gonna be neat hopefully. Going to stay at Niobrara State Park.
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Old 10-07-2018, 12:16 PM   #14476
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Starting to pack some things away to begin the return trip home tomorrow after 10 super days in the Smoky Mountains.
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Old 10-07-2018, 05:46 PM   #14477
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Busy weekend. Couple weeks ago I found a peice ot 3/4 round wood molding under my main slide and it scratched the hell out of my floor I guess while driving then opening. I have been debating on the repair for awhile. So today I cut it out and filled it with gorilla glue clear epoxy that I colored with paint. It seems to be a strong repair and doesnt look to bad. What are your thoughts. I figure we will cover it with a mat anyway at least now it won't get any worse.

Then I started the task of waxin the whole camper. Got two coats on the front cap and 1/3 of the passenger side. Tomm is another day. How to have it done before we leave out on Friday.
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Old 10-07-2018, 05:50 PM   #14478
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Which antenna did you chose? Pics of install?
I purchased the antenna from Walmart online and had it delivered to my local store (it is under $30!) -- Here is the link to it. The antenna, which reportedly has a 150 mile range and a simple controller to rotate it from inside, will be mounted to a 23' Mr. Long Arm which I bought at Home Depot (here is the link) for about $40. I cut the last 3" off an old plastic painting pad that has the threads for an extension pole and it fits perfectly into the socket in the antenna for a pole (I think it is about 1" in diameter). I store the pole inside my trailer on top of the molding for one of my slideouts so it is out of the way when I'm in travel mode.

For the lower end, I bought a 3' length of 1-1/2" PVC pipe, two 4" x 5" x 3/8" square U-Bolts, two 2" x 3" x 5/16" U-bolts and cut two 12" long pieces of perforated 1-1/2" x 1-1/2" galvanized angle iron to create the mounting bracket that fits on my square tube bumper adjacent to the left end near the license plate. The angle iron pieces are left in place, but I removed the PVC pipe when underway. Once I am set up on site and have adequate overhead clearance, I install the PVC on the bracket with the smaller U-bolts and secure it (I'm going to replace the 5/16" hex nuts with corresponding wing nuts to make this a tool-less installation). Prior to putting the antenna in place, I'll secure it to the end of the Mr. Long Arm and tape the coaxial cable at a few places down the pole to secure it (the antenna comes with a 75' length). then it is a simple task to insert the extension pole into the PVC pipe. It will have its maiden run this next week when I go to BamaGanza, so I cannot report on its efficiency yet.

I have attached some pictures of the bumper bracket. In the third picture, you can also see the external water filter I installed behind my spare tire that replaces the one inside the water pump compartment.

Hope this helps -- the idea for the antenna came from an earlier post on this forum -- so great to have creative folks around! And yes, I'll report on how well the antenna works after I return from Alabama.
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Old 10-07-2018, 06:07 PM   #14480
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Cleaned out the inside and started loading things for a week up into the mountains near Asheville N.C.. Going to be at Lake Powhatan for the 1st night on Friday and hopefully we can grab a walk up site for the rest of the week. If we can't we'll wing it.

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