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Old 03-31-2019, 04:52 PM   #15461
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Eithet method works fine.
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Old 03-31-2019, 05:06 PM   #15462
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Eithet method works fine.
Which is why I would be watching them to make sure they used one of those methods. Did they use a torque wrench? Probably not if they screwed up a lug nut.
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Old 03-31-2019, 05:57 PM   #15463
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Very nice storage area
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I thought the same thing when I saw the post
Thanks, we planned for the R/V storage when we engineered the trusses and built the garage but we've been R/Ving for 40+ years and understand the importance of covered storage for the longevity of the rig.

Also have WES there as well.
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Old 03-31-2019, 06:20 PM   #15464
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Which is why I would be watching them to make sure they used one of those methods. Did they use a torque wrench? Probably not if they screwed up a lug nut.
It was probably me that did it. Last spring, I serviced my bearings and electric brakes. The nuts came off fine then. This was the first time the wheels have been removed since then. Luckily, replacing the lug was a very simple job.
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Old 04-01-2019, 07:02 AM   #15465
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Remi and Sage the traveling Pomskies had there first trip inside the 5ver ... not so sure about the steps , we will practice every day till it is easy .... stayed on the camper watched a movie on Netflix and they lounged on the sofas
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Old 04-01-2019, 08:19 AM   #15466
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this weekend I spent a better part of the weekend getting all my gear into the new camper and checking all systems... and by all systems, first I napped on the couch and then I napped on the bed. And then I made sure the beer I placed in both inside and outside fridges were cold...
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Old 04-01-2019, 08:36 AM   #15467
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Last week we added Bluetooth lp tank level indicators and voltage monitor.

Really easy. Makes me feel more comfortable.

Mopeka lp monitor $70. BM2 battery monitor $40.

Also a subwoofer to the radio.

A productive camp out.
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Old 04-01-2019, 08:38 AM   #15468
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Getting the spring itch

With it warming up we started getting thing ready

-Checked out brakes and repacked wheel bearings. It has less than 2000 miles on it but you never know how it will come from the factory. Actually they looked great
-Brought all the blankets, towels... into the camper. Turned the heat on to check if it was working
- Unstalled a USB all mount for all of those phones
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07FJLX6GR...ing=UTF8&psc=1
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I am thinking of putting a couple more of just the single ones by the other beds.
More to come just not enough time and still too cold
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Old 04-01-2019, 08:56 AM   #15469
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this weekend I spent a better part of the weekend getting all my gear into the new camper and checking all systems... and by all systems, first I napped on the couch and then I napped on the bed. And then I made sure the beer I placed in both inside and outside fridges were cold...
You need to share your pre-flight check list with the rest of us. Do you use check mark's or x's to mark off the completed tasks?
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Old 04-01-2019, 09:03 AM   #15470
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I'm assuming that as an engineer, you would be using the more efficient check mark system, as it does not require lifting the writing utensil from the page for the second half of the mark?
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Old 04-01-2019, 09:11 AM   #15471
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With it warming up we started getting thing ready

-Checked out brakes and repacked wheel bearings. It has less than 2000 miles on it but you never know how it will come from the factory. Actually they looked great
-Brought all the blankets, towels... into the camper. Turned the heat on to check if it was working
- Unstalled a USB all mount for all of those phones
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07FJLX6GR...ing=UTF8&psc=1
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07CVNL274...ing=UTF8&psc=1
I am thinking of putting a couple more of just the single ones by the other beds.
More to come just not enough time and still too cold
I bought a triple spot unit, not mounted yet. I also bought a unit that goes into a single hole that has a voltmeter and two USBs (4.2 amps total). My camper came with USBs on the AC outlets by the beds. Unfortunately they are very weak and can charge a phone but not an iPad unless you have a couple days too do so ;(
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Old 04-01-2019, 09:21 AM   #15472
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I'm assuming that as an engineer, you would be using the more efficient check mark system, as it does not require lifting the writing utensil from the page for the second half of the mark?
My X marks look like a fish as I do not lift for the 2nd line...

But seriously, I am an iPhone notes user. My check list was 2 pages long ughh so much crap to go into camper needed those naps and beer lol
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Old 04-01-2019, 10:28 AM   #15473
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My X marks look like a fish as I do not lift for the 2nd line...

But seriously, I am an iPhone notes user. My check list was 2 pages long ughh so much crap to go into camper needed those naps and beer lol
Amen to that. Unloading requires twice the napa and beer.
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Old 04-02-2019, 06:33 PM   #15474
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Old 04-02-2019, 09:42 PM   #15475
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Have you made a post on how you achieved this great restoration? I need to do the same thing.
Unfortunately, so do I. I have not seen it for 6 months but am sure it needs serious TLC.
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Old 04-02-2019, 10:16 PM   #15476
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Very nice storage area
Yes, I was drooling over that setup.
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Old 04-02-2019, 10:23 PM   #15477
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this weekend I spent a better part of the weekend getting all my gear into the new camper and checking all systems... and by all systems, first I napped on the couch and then I napped on the bed. And then I made sure the beer I placed in both inside and outside fridges were cold...
Busy day!
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Old 04-03-2019, 10:46 AM   #15478
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Weight the rig yesterday on our drive from Port Charlotte, FL to Clermont, FL. We were carrying 75 to 100 gallons of water. Looks like we're overweight by about 440 pounds. The 625-800+ pounds of water have got to go.

Also found that my pin weight is ridiculously low at 14.8%.





Other than that, my daughter is back up in PA with family. My almost 7 year old son stepped up and took on some of her jobs with helping with hitching and unhitching. His jobs were primarily retrieving LynxLevelers, blocks of wood, and wheel chocks. Safety was continually reinforced each step of the way. Honestly, I'm sure it took longer to have him help but he did really good.



I don't have a picture, but you should have seen the care and attention he gave when placing blocks under his side of the front landing gear. He eyed it up and kept trying to make sure they were perfectly aligned.
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Cleared a couple boxes of TT purchases out of the back room and another from the basement. Loaded several sewer and potable water items and water filter into the TT. Installed Camco screens on the heater inlet/outlets and on the refrigerator vents. Wrong size on the water heater vent screen cover, have to return it. Somehow managed to lose my favorite leatherman while doing so ;(
Added a plug in voltmeter ($7 Amazon) so I don't have to look under the dinette bench on my EMS30 unless there is a problem with power. I like to keep aware of my voltage drop using TT in my storage spot.
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Got the generator out, started up, and hooked up the camper to it. Letting it run and get some exercise.



Just got finished cleaning the awning, and now waiting for the FW tank to drain. Once it is empty, I'll refill it, flush the plumbing, un-bypass the water heater and get it filled, and then crack open a foam soda.


READY TO GO CAMPING!!!
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