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Old 12-21-2019, 05:14 AM   #16661
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What did you do to your camper today?

Well just realized that I typed but didnít submit my previous post. It was the new tires that made me decide to pack my bearings today. I have 3 years and almost 13k on the original lube. I noticed when all the tires off that driver side front hub was still warm. While the rest were cool to the touch. It felt and spun just fine but I sure a lube job is past due.
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Old 12-21-2019, 08:11 AM   #16662
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Well just realized that I typed but didnít submit my previous post. It was the new tires that made me decide to pack my bearings today. I have 3 years and almost 13k on the original lube. I noticed when all the tires off that driver side front hub was still warm. While the rest were cool to the touch. It felt and spun just fine but I sure a lube job is past due.
Going to do the same thing this week, time to repack, been 2 years. Going to make sure I have the seals before Christmas, supposed to be warm here Tuesday and Wednesday.
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Old 12-21-2019, 11:11 AM   #16663
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Getting ready to wake her up from its nap to begin preparations for a trip to FL, leaving in about 10 days.
We got a pretty bad ice storm here last night with trees down so hoping it improves by after Christmas.

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Old 12-21-2019, 11:12 AM   #16664
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Changed 3 step to 4 ... super nice upgrade
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Old 12-21-2019, 11:41 AM   #16665
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I haven't done anything to our camper today, but two weeks ago before the cold set in I got some things done. I washed the exterior with a combo wash/wax fiberglass soap. I also installed newly purchased tire covers. And I hung two Damp-X hangers inside to help draw away any moisture.
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Old 12-21-2019, 12:23 PM   #16666
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I made an antenna mast mount for my ham radio mast. Have to trim brackets and paint it black. Getting ready for my February First trip.
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Old 12-22-2019, 07:58 AM   #16667
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Ready for you 5picker .... 78 here today
Thanks... a balmy 12ļ here last evening.
To be warmer this week so hopefully some snow/ice will melt and we'll be on our way in less than a week.

Turned the disconnect switch, plugged her in yesterday and will start loading in over the next few days.

Had to do this though yesterday morning...
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Thanks... a balmy 12ļ here last evening.
To be warmer this week so hopefully some snow/ice will melt and we'll be on our way in less than a week.

Turned the disconnect switch, plugged her in yesterday and will start loading in over the next few days.

Had to do this though yesterday morning...
where you headed to picker? Iím also packing, getting ready to head to Miami for 3 months. Got a great spot next to the Miami Zoo. Itís great right in Miami and only 540.00 per month , itís a Dade County park, waited 7 years to get in that park, last year was my first year getting in, they allow you to make your reservation for the next year when you check out, every space is taken by a snowbird....
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Old 12-22-2019, 10:13 AM   #16669
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where you headed to picker? Iím also packing, getting ready to head to Miami for 3 months. Got a great spot next to the Miami Zoo. Itís great right in Miami and only 540.00 per month , itís a Dade County park, waited 7 years to get in that park, last year was my first year getting in, they allow you to make your reservation for the next year when you check out, every space is taken by a snowbird....
Central Fl, near the Ocala National Forest. We'll be there 3 months as well. $400 a month plus metered electric.

We lived in Palm Beach for 13 years before relocating back 'home' when my folks took ill and passed. We still have lots of ties there but on this trip, we wanted to be further north to be closer my brother who has a home in Palm Coast.
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Old 12-22-2019, 03:33 PM   #16670
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We are leaving Tuesday for New Orleans for 6 days, coming home the 30th.

I broke out the disk sander/polisher and used it to rub out then polish the rear cap, NASTY!

Then the random orbit polisher to put a coat of wax sealant/UV Protector.

Looks MUCH better.
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Old 12-22-2019, 04:00 PM   #16671
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turned on frig ... ready to start loading out to my daughters tor 4 days over Christmas...
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Old 12-22-2019, 04:47 PM   #16672
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You should also have put it in an electrical box; most connections like yours do not meet Code. You're playing with 110VAC here, not 12VDC.

If me, I would have installed an electrical box and a real duplex outlet. Then you could have wired both sets of wires to the outlet and not needed wire nuts.

85 cents for the box:

https://www.homedepot.com/p/Carlon-1...14RB/100404027

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X2!!! You definitely should do this right. Fires in RVs are not infrequent and can be lethal. The NEC code has a section on RVs that you have violated. I too added duplex outlets on the backsplash except I drilled down through the corian and used a plastic surface-mount box. One of my pair of receptacles has USB charging since that's a handy place for the phone. The outlet below the front edge of the counter top was terribly inconvenient since the cords ran right across the food prep area to where the espresso machine and toaster sit (and the cords were too short).
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Old 12-23-2019, 10:42 AM   #16673
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where you headed to picker? Iím also packing, getting ready to head to Miami for 3 months. Got a great spot next to the Miami Zoo. Itís great right in Miami and only 540.00 per month , itís a Dade County park, waited 7 years to get in that park, last year was my first year getting in, they allow you to make your reservation for the next year when you check out, every space is taken by a snowbird....
I love that park. If/when you decide to give up your space, give me a hollar.
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Old 12-23-2019, 04:50 PM   #16674
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Bought one of these and plugged it into the basement outlet.
33ļ here today and 64ļ in the the storage compartment.
Says it's 350w but puts out considerable heat!
Well worth $15.95 at Ollie's.

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Old 12-23-2019, 05:04 PM   #16675
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Bought one of these and plugged it into the basement outlet.
33ļ here today and 64ļ in the the storage compartment.
Says it's 350w but puts out considerable heat!
Well worth $15.95 at Ollie's.

I've got two by Arvin. One's about 1000W (Off/Fan/Heat), called the Wall Hugger, and one is about 1140W (Off/Fan/Heat, w/ adjustable thermostat) called the Wall Hugger II. They're great. I've used one in the bathroom for about 30 years. Here's the T-stat model (the night light lens is missing on this one):



Unlike the pic above, you can plug them into the lower outlet, but they intrude a bit on the upper outlet, so large plugs won't plug in.

They supposedly have "night lights," but they never really worked well.

Unfortunately, Arvin doesn't make them anymore. I did see one similar to yours at about 1000W at Ace Hardware (IIRC). My Arvins intrude a bit on the upper outlet, so large plugs won't plug in; yours looks similar. The Ace Hardware one had an outlet on the side, so you could still plug something else in.
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Bought one of these and plugged it into the basement outlet.
33ļ here today and 64ļ in the the storage compartment.
Says it's 350w but puts out considerable heat!
Well worth $15.95 at Ollie's.

Those are great little heaters! I have one very similar except for the color I use in the camper bathroom. I added an outlet on the wall across from the toilet and it even helps keep that from being as cold in the morning. They do put out a surprising amount of heat for 350 watt.

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Very nice looking mod. Well thought out and executed.
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Put some Dicor around a couple vents where it was starting to crack. Big storm coming tomorrow in the Phoenix area.
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The plastic screws on my stoveís glass top broke again. My father-in-law found plastic bolts and nuts to fit. Itís not pretty, but hopefully it works.

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In the past 2 weeks, I have ended up replacing both vent fans. Our master bath gets a lot of use and we seem to be going thru a motor every 6-8 months. Dexter replaced the first 2 under warranty but I didnít try this time around. The kidís bathroom has its first replacement in 1.5 years.

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The good news is, Iíve gotten quick at replacing these!
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Old 12-24-2019, 07:00 AM   #16680
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In the past 2 weeks, I have ended up replacing both vent fans. Our master bath gets a lot of use and we seem to be going thru a motor every 6-8 months. Dexter replaced the first 2 under warranty but I didn’t try this time around. The kid’s bathroom has its first replacement in 1.5 years.

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The good news is, I’ve gotten quick at replacing these!
Have you considered changing to a different brand of fan with a better motor?

We changed to a Vortex fan, larger blades, can turn slower and move more air actually.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Hengs-90043...EAAOSw5lJaxhhY

That one is a single speed but they are available with variable speeds. Both are a direct fit into the bracket in your ceiling and are installed from inside the camper.

Just a thought...............for when they go out.............Again
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