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Old 02-03-2019, 11:11 AM   #15001
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After a couple days of single digit cold, I took the coach batteries back out to Sunny, started the engine and the generator. Everything cranked off without a hitch. Sat in the coach wishing I was enjoying the kite festival camper70 wrote about.
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Old 02-03-2019, 02:34 PM   #15002
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suspension upgrade

While waiting for spring,researching changing the suspension to the MORryde SRE4000. When we had disc brakes added last year, was advised to upgrade the suspension on the 2014 33CKTS.
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Old 02-03-2019, 04:29 PM   #15003
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Installed a Blue Ox baseplate to the toad and mated it up to the MH with a ReadyBrute towbar system. More work than I expected, but that’s the way things usually work out.
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Old 02-03-2019, 05:17 PM   #15004
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Installed a Blue Ox baseplate to the toad and mated it up to the MH with a ReadyBrute towbar system. More work than I expected, but that’s the way things usually work out.
When I had the blue ox baseplate installed the whole front end had to come off my Spark. So I understand your point.
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Old 02-03-2019, 06:26 PM   #15005
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When I had the blue ox baseplate installed the whole front end had to come off my Spark. So I understand your point.
I only had to remove the Wrangler JK front bumper and a piece of trim for the Blue Ox. The obstacles to getting to the firewall in order to drill access points for the ReadyBrake cables were everywhere. Solved the issue by removing the left front wheel and bumper. That opened up lots of room. Total job was about seven hours (working alone).
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Old 02-03-2019, 06:30 PM   #15006
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I only had to remove the Wrangler JK front bumper and a piece of trim for the Blue Ox. The obstacles to getting to the firewall in order to drill access points for the ReadyBrake cables were everywhere. Solved the issue by removing the left front wheel and bumper. That opened up lots of room. Total job was about seven hours (working alone).
That's not promising considering this is on my spring to do list.
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Old 02-03-2019, 07:02 PM   #15007
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That's not promising considering this is on my spring to do list.
I guess you’re talking about the fender removal. It’s easy...five 10mm bolts and four plastic “upholstery” pins. Then, just pop it off like you remove an interior door panel. It’s on YouTube.
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Old 02-03-2019, 07:34 PM   #15008
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I got up on the roof to clean off all of the snow before the big melt down. Look what my foot found under the snow.
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Old 02-03-2019, 07:41 PM   #15009
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I got up on the roof to clean off all of the snow before the big melt down. Look what my foot found under the snow.
I hate that when it happens
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Old 02-03-2019, 07:44 PM   #15010
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I got up on the roof to clean off all of the snow before the big melt down. Look what my foot found under the snow.
Don't feel alone. Many of the "I got on the roof to clean off the snow" threads denote something getting broken.

Honestly, I'm not sure why people do.
They sit on lots and at storage with feet of snow on them.
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I got up on the roof to clean off all of the snow before the big melt down. Look what my foot found under the snow.
Ouch! You might want to go over and confess here:

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Old 02-03-2019, 08:13 PM   #15012
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Went to storage to check on the TT. Taking her out Friday to do the wheel bearings. Tires were good and battery at 3/4. Noticed some rubber along the roof drain channel was buckled.
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Old 02-03-2019, 08:17 PM   #15013
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Oh I have a post over there.....
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Old 02-03-2019, 11:02 PM   #15014
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I got up on the roof to clean off all of the snow before the big melt down. Look what my foot found under the snow.
I am curious...why bother!
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Old 02-03-2019, 11:16 PM   #15015
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It was snowing here today so I had to work inside. The Class B Sprinter camper conversion is near complete. It was pretty low cost because I had most of the parts on hand. However, it features:

- Right hand drive
- Sleeping for 2 in the rear
- A flip down table
- Single burner stove
- Fresh water sink
- A side entry door, swinging side and a pop top for easy access.

In the following week, I'll be adding a towing package.

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That is why it may be better to just leave it..
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Old 02-04-2019, 12:14 AM   #15017
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That is why it may be better to just leave it..
Agreed. Also less chance of falling off!
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What is the famous saying “no good deed goes unpunished”
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Old 02-04-2019, 09:49 AM   #15019
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Max Air Covers help eliminate "OH NO's" and vents can be open when its raining.
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I've stepped on a few vent caps & that was just doing regular maintenance/washing!
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