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Old 10-07-2018, 06:09 PM   #14481
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Installed a few shelves in my FILís rig. Nice project. Few beers. Good times. Click image for larger version

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Old 10-07-2018, 06:11 PM   #14482
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I replaced a corroded 30a circuit breaker near the battery that tripped and froze. It prevented the battery from applying a load or charging.
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Old 10-07-2018, 08:14 PM   #14483
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Wow. That's a shine! What did you use? Can you do mine next?
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Old 10-07-2018, 08:51 PM   #14484
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What a perfect repair on the floor! Looks awesome, as does that exterior shine!
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Old 10-07-2018, 09:11 PM   #14485
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I had to look twice to see the repair, even then I was not sure until I enlarged the pix. Good fix.
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Old 10-08-2018, 09:07 AM   #14486
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Looks good, really good
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Old 10-08-2018, 09:30 AM   #14487
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Thanks my arms were sore this morning. Hope to finish this week working on it after work. I will post some pics when I am done. I always use Mothers carnauba Paste wax. I also try and wash the trailer every use with turtle wash zip wax and that seems to help a lot. I am happy with the floor repair also. I couldn't believe how paper thin the floor was. They really use the cheapest thing they can find.
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Old 10-08-2018, 07:03 PM   #14488
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Old 10-08-2018, 07:09 PM   #14489
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Old 10-09-2018, 05:35 AM   #14490
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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.
I'm glad to hear that you got a clean bill of health. My urologist liked the results of my last PSA test and I'll find out at the end of December if everything still looks good.
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Old 10-09-2018, 08:17 AM   #14491
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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.
It took me a few years to find out the truth in that but after 49 years together she's still always right. And if she admits to being wrong, I make her repeat it. And then forget she ever said it. I made the mistake of reminding her once that she was wrong. Let's just say, "THAT WAS THE WRONG THING TO DO."

As far as the sink strainers in the kitchen sink, DW didn't like them at first, but this trip she admitted how good they are and has changed both her mind and the way she does dishes. One small victory for me. Don't tell her I said that. please.
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Old 10-09-2018, 08:37 AM   #14492
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Hows the weather. Did it start cooling down yet. We love Fort wilderness. We have stayed in the 1200 loop and the 1100 loop and love that area of the campground. Have a great time. If you go to magic kingdom for the Halloween spectacular be prepared to get a unbelievable amount of candy. It was a good time and lots of things to see. The parade and light show was great.
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Old 10-09-2018, 10:41 AM   #14493
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I have 2 12 v batteries--is there an advantage to 2 6 volt batteries ?
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Old 10-09-2018, 11:41 AM   #14494
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I have 2 12 v batteries--is there an advantage to 2 6 volt batteries ?
If the batteries you have are true deep discharge 12V like Trojan and you want to switch to Trojan 6V, the only difference is price possibly. Performance won't matter. If you are switching from an RV/Marine 12V then there is a big difference in performance.
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Old 10-09-2018, 11:53 AM   #14495
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Repair looks great
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Old 10-09-2018, 02:04 PM   #14496
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Repaired Stabilizing Jack Motor

Hello all. Lately the motor on my rear stabilizing jack has been spotty in its operation at best. I could usually turn the manual crank a turn or two and it would once again regain function. Finally it just quit working all together.

After insuring I did not have an electrical issue, I was faced with buying another motor and reduction gear assembly for around $190. I had decided to do that when my neighbor came over to bring us some extra crabs they had after going crabbing that morning and asked me what I was doing.

When I explained it to him he said he had the same trouble with his front tongue jack a few months back. His friend told him to try taking it apart and see if it wasn't caused by rust in the motor. He suggested I try the same.

With absolutely nothing to lose I took it off today and took it apart. Voila!, there was rust inside. One of the brushes, located right at the bottom of the motor when it was installed had gotten wet and the spring that holds the brush against the armature had rusted and the brush was not making good contact with the armature. There was also a black band around the armature where the brushes had been arcing.

I cleaned off the stripe with some #0 steel wool. I also used WD40 on the brush guide. I called the motor maker (Klauber) and they told me they do not sell parts. Then I decided to lengthen the spring and pulled it a bit to give it the tension it had at one time.

After putting it back together it works perfectly. Total Cost, 0 money and about 1.5 hours work.

The spring may not last forever and if it loses tension I will search around town for some spring I can use as a replacement. At least I now know the motor works.
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Old 10-09-2018, 02:40 PM   #14497
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It took me a few years to find out the truth in that but after 49 years together she's still always right. And if she admits to being wrong, I make her repeat it. And then forget she ever said it. I made the mistake of reminding her once that she was wrong. Let's just say, "THAT WAS THE WRONG THING TO DO."



As far as the sink strainers in the kitchen sink, DW didn't like them at first, but this trip she admitted how good they are and has changed both her mind and the way she does dishes. One small victory for me. Don't tell her I said that. please.


We are on 25 years and it was our bathroom sink since the stopper does not stay up. We leave in the morning for home and the strainer has been in the sink since the incident
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Old 10-09-2018, 04:48 PM   #14498
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Well i walked by it a few times, then finally grease got my shorts, this was a quick fix it worked

The one finger was not planned and i just noticed it as i attached it


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Old 10-09-2018, 05:20 PM   #14499
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Hows the weather. Did it start cooling down yet. We love Fort wilderness. We have stayed in the 1200 loop and the 1100 loop and love that area of the campground. Have a great time. If you go to magic kingdom for the Halloween spectacular be prepared to get a unbelievable amount of candy. It was a good time and lots of things to see. The parade and light show was great.
We have stayed in the 800, 900, 1000 and now in the 1,200 loops. The weather went to crap today while we were at Universal doing the Harry Potter thing. We carry panchos so we stayed sort of dry. For some reason this year neither the DW not DS want to actually go to Magic Kingdom. We have been to Animal Kingdom twice and will go to Hollywood Studios tomorrow for the Star Wars stuff. The temps have been high so far but today's rain brought them down.
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Old 10-09-2018, 05:39 PM   #14500
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I didn't do anything to the TT today but I did do something for it. I finished my carport today so the TT will stay in my backyard from now on instead of winter storage at the local county fairgrounds.
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