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Old 04-07-2020, 05:11 AM   #17041
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Maybe. I think the pump out service has got to be considered "essential life sustaining business".
It is. The truck came yesterday, took care of the issue and all is well. I closed the slides and locked the camper back up.
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Old 04-07-2020, 05:54 AM   #17042
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Insulation

Put some foam insulation in a couple of big holes where plumbing and electrical wires were run hoping to keep rats out.
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Old 04-07-2020, 07:23 AM   #17043
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Nice job.

I always find it interesting to see other folks opinions on things.

I've seen lots of posts over the years where someone wanted to remove a booth dinette and install chairs but yours is the first I've seen the other way.
Thank You we want to be able to make it into a bed when the grandkids come with us.
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Old 04-07-2020, 07:29 AM   #17044
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Overall real nice job - clean, professional. Looks like you replaced the slide back wall with new paneling while doing it as well. Storage under benches I assume?
Yes there is storage under the benches and on the back wall I used a peel and stick light weight flooring from Lowe’s. I also pinned it to the wall with 1/2 inch brads from my brad nailer. I was a concerned about adding a lot of weight to the slide.
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Old 04-07-2020, 08:04 AM   #17045
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I removed a few things like batteries, inverter, Battery monitor, to start setting up a portable solar generator.
Should this pandemic get really wild, I want to be able to run my freezer, in-house fridge, Fios/internet, charge my tablets and not be in the dark.
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Old 04-07-2020, 11:12 AM   #17046
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I'm so excited!
Just talked to my mechanic next door, regular garage business, has contracts with PENNDOT, FEDEX, etc.
He estimated about $125 and is willing to do my axle flip. I will give him a bonus because I expected and was prepared to pay much more. I'll have him do the state inspection while he's at it. That's about $50.
Dropping it off after their lunch. They will clear a spot for me right before I tow over. Otherwise new vehicles dropped off will fill the spots. He is a very popular independent garage, started out locally at a Ford dealer. Fantastic neighbor. He does all my non warranty work.
A trusted mechanic is near as important as a trusted doctor to me!
Will post before and after pics.

Dropped it off. Forgot to take pictures!
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Old 04-08-2020, 09:04 AM   #17047
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Fired all systems up and running.
Storm blew through last evening and power has been out since 2 AM. We'll use the R/V as a backup. I'll wait to fire up the home backup generator for a bit. Refrigerators and freezers can go 24-36 hours at our current 40° temps. Still 60° in the house. 8000 homes without power in our county and more in the Pittsburgh area.
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Fired all systems up and running.
Storm blew through last evening and power has been out since 2 AM. We'll use the R/V as a backup. I'll wait to fire up the home backup generator for a bit. Refrigerators and freezers can go 24-36 hours at our current 40° temps. Still 60° in the house. 8000 homes without power in our county and more in the Pittsburgh area.
Hit here about 2:30am.... Lights didn't even flicker. Couple of trees down in the county, but that's about it. Hope you're up and running soon.
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Old 04-08-2020, 11:53 AM   #17049
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Axle flip completed

Dropped the TT off after lunch yesterday, got it back before lunch today.
Gained 4" more of clearance. HUGE difference.
He charged me $125, what a bargain. Included welding the seats in their new position. Had state inspection done while he was at it, $47. I gave him $250 including a tip. It was far worth it.
Now I need to find a taller basic ball mount. I have one here somewhere
I need to adjust the WDH up about 4".
With the basic ball mount I kept in my truck front was 20.5", rear 28" measured at the outside floor corner. Was 19" front, 21" back, no WDH.
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Old 04-08-2020, 06:09 PM   #17050
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Not sure why but dewinterized today. No leaks.
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Old 04-08-2020, 06:13 PM   #17051
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Repacked the bearings over the weekend. Not sure when it will move, but we’ve been spending a couple of nights in it in the back yard. Sigh...
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Old 04-08-2020, 06:15 PM   #17052
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Dropped the TT off after lunch yesterday, got it back before lunch today.
Gained 4" more of clearance. HUGE difference.
He charged me $125, what a bargain. Included welding the seats in their new position. Had state inspection done while he was at it, $47. I gave him $250 including a tip. It was far worth it.
Now I need to find a taller basic ball mount. I have one here somewhere
I need to adjust the WDH up about 4".
With the basic ball mount I kept in my truck front was 20.5", rear 28" measured at the outside floor corner. Was 19" front, 21" back, no WDH.
Pics are:
before with WDH.
After no WDH.
After close up.
Hey Boomerweps, looks nice. Just curious....what was your reason for flipping the axle?
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Old 04-08-2020, 07:17 PM   #17053
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Hey Boomerweps, looks nice. Just curious....what was your reason for flipping the axle?
Thinking same thing.
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Old 04-08-2020, 08:15 PM   #17054
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Not sure why but dewinterized today. No leaks.
I know what you mean but I'll be doing mine shortly also.
I doubt there will be any camping in my area until at least summer, but since I keep my camper at home and plugged in, I'll be able to use it as sort of a mancave to hang out in from time to time until things open up and it's safe.

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Old 04-09-2020, 05:56 AM   #17055
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I know what you mean but I'll be doing mine shortly also.

I doubt there will be any camping in my area until at least summer, but since I keep my camper at home and plugged in, I'll be able to use it as sort of a mancave to hang out in from time to time until things open up and it's safe.



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Old 04-09-2020, 08:03 AM   #17056
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Hey Boomerweps, looks nice. Just curious....what was your reason for flipping the axle?
My drive humped down to the highway, highway is nicely crowned for drainage (5 lanes), and a heckava dip where drive & road meet. When they added the fifth/turn lane to our high school, taking some of our frontage, that dug the "ditch" meeting area deeper I had much of my driveway hump graded out but it wasn't enough. The black pipe dragging was a constant worry. I replaced the pull handle once already and pull out at as much an angle as I can when leaving. I don't put my WDH bars on until out the road to better allow the TT to tilt up also. I could not use my factory TT rear rack with the spare tire mount welded on it. Using the rack, the spare remains bolted below it. I don't think removing the spare would allow the spare mount and rack not to drag. I seriously considered cutting off the spare mount and finding another place for it.
Now I have to reconfigure my WDH, flipping it to raise it the 4" gained. I need to do the same with one of my basic hitches I keep as a backup & for moving the TT in the yard. Bonus, more Boondocking possibilities.
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Dropped the TT off after lunch yesterday, got it back before lunch today.
Gained 4" more of clearance. HUGE difference.
He charged me $125, what a bargain. Included welding the seats in their new position. Had state inspection done while he was at it, $47. I gave him $250 including a tip. It was far worth it.
Now I need to find a taller basic ball mount. I have one here somewhere
I need to adjust the WDH up about 4".
With the basic ball mount I kept in my truck front was 20.5", rear 28" measured at the outside floor corner. Was 19" front, 21" back, no WDH.
Pics are:
before with WDH.
After no WDH.
After close up.

Now you need fender skirts or larger off road wheels & tires! You have the room!
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Old 04-09-2020, 11:00 AM   #17059
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Now you need fender skirts or larger off road wheels & tires! You have the room!
Fender skirts, Holy 57 Cadillac, Batman!
Actually bigger wheels/tires is a consideration, but one step at a time. I'll try this out traveling and camping first. Maybe next year
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Old 04-09-2020, 11:26 AM   #17060
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It surely did raise it.
Remember your increased height and the center of gravity is now different.
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