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Old 04-29-2020, 06:57 PM   #17141
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What type and size bracket did you use for the basement door?
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This is what I used. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01KPW4YQI..._6ZDrJilt6ELAM
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Old 04-29-2020, 07:27 PM   #17142
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basement slide

I build a basement slide which holds my riverstone griddle. Its a little heavy and now I don't have to lift it in or out, just slide it out and fire it up. Has room behind it for normal storage and extends out 8 feet total, from inside to outside. Came out pretty good, works well. On the 37rth. the compartment doesnt line up exactly with the door, has a small offset, so the slide is only 28 inchs wide and 50 inches long.
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Old 04-29-2020, 07:29 PM   #17143
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What did I do? Picked up a brand new one!
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Old 04-30-2020, 07:40 AM   #17144
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I never thought about ripping the skylight! Plasti-Dip usually holds up pretty well, and if it doesn’t it peels right off. How much light does it let through?
It is still very bright but doesn't have the direct sun shining through. I could have gone with a darker color to cut down on the light but I thought that would absorb more heat than white.
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Old 04-30-2020, 03:50 PM   #17145
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Just ordered a Jack-E-Up removable tongue jack base. FREE SHIPPING! Their shipping seems a bit high before.
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Old 04-30-2020, 03:53 PM   #17146
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It is still very bright but doesn't have the direct sun shining through. I could have gone with a darker color to cut down on the light but I thought that would absorb more heat than white.
Thanks! BTW,I typed in “dipping” and autocorrect messed me up!
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Old 04-30-2020, 04:17 PM   #17147
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I build a basement slide which holds my riverstone griddle. Its a little heavy and now I don't have to lift it in or out, just slide it out and fire it up. Has room behind it for normal storage and extends out 8 feet total, from inside to outside. Came out pretty good, works well. On the 37rth. the compartment doesnt line up exactly with the door, has a small offset, so the slide is only 28 inchs wide and 50 inches long.
Job well done. I'm very impressed.
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Old 04-30-2020, 05:25 PM   #17148
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Put in a new window in the entry door. There was not one there. Put on a battery disconnect switch and put an adapter for my Haloview camera to make signal stronger.
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Old 04-30-2020, 08:24 PM   #17149
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Put in a new window in the entry door. There was not one there. Put on a battery disconnect switch and put an adapter for my Haloview camera to make signal stronger.
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What kind of an adapter did you use to make the signal stronger?
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Old 04-30-2020, 08:31 PM   #17150
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Well we bought Hector Hemisphere about 2 weeks ago and have spent a lot just getting it ready. We know nothing about RV life but hope to learn from this forum and Utube. We have stayed in the RV 2 nights, haven't used the AC or Heat because of running 15 amp from the house. We hope to go up the street to a small RV site to test it out before going to Myrtle Beach Travel Park for Mothers Day. I have watched TV, made margaritas, hosted my 2 year old great niece for snacks, and had my 46th Birthday party with my 6 family members in my camper. If I could live it in from my yard I would (my husband wouldn't like that). If anyone out there lives near me (Charlotte, NC behind the airport) let me know so you can come help us learn our camper. And also let us know what campsites are the best to travel.
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Old 04-30-2020, 09:40 PM   #17151
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I installed the Morryde Quick Connect Step. And since I was bored, I decided to make a video about it so I could figure out how to make videos. Both processes were way easier than I expected.
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Old 05-01-2020, 05:05 AM   #17152
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What kind of an adapter did you use to make the signal stronger?
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Old 05-01-2020, 06:06 AM   #17153
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I never thought about ripping the skylight! Plasti-Dip usually holds up pretty well, and if it doesn’t it peels right off. How much light does it let through?


I painted mine with regular white spray paint. Cut the temperature coming through the skylight by over 10 degrees.
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Old 05-01-2020, 08:41 AM   #17154
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I installed the Morryde Quick Connect Step. And since I was bored, I decided to make a video about it so I could figure out how to make videos. Both processes were way easier than I expected.
Looks like a nice upgrade to the steps.

Two things...and not criticism, just statements since you said you were learning...

I hope you put some sealant on the lag screws or in the pilot holes before installing the screws. Water will follow the large threads of a lag screw into whatever they are lagged to. Since that is likely wood, eventually it will be compromised by water. (and I hope that one lag the never tightened using the ratchet on the right side isn't stripped?... pilot hole too big?)

2nd, when you were really far from the camera the volume was so low you could hardly hear your voice. Either get the camera closer or use a secondary microphone.
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Old 05-02-2020, 10:01 PM   #17155
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This was my off week at work so I had lots of time. I got it turned around for camping at home mode. Got the water running. Flushed the hot water heater and ran a tap through the anode rod threads its like new again. Had some good at home fires and slept out there one night to get the feel back. Campgrounds opened up in PA this weekend but still unsure if it is to early yet. We have reservations at Otter Lake starting the 15th so we will see. Also made a holder for the sign my wife brought me for my birthday. Forgot to take pic of it on I will get one first trip out.
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Old 05-02-2020, 10:32 PM   #17156
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Looks like a nice upgrade to the steps.

Two things...and not criticism, just statements since you said you were learning...

I hope you put some sealant on the lag screws or in the pilot holes before installing the screws. Water will follow the large threads of a lag screw into whatever they are lagged to. Since that is likely wood, eventually it will be compromised by water. (and I hope that one lag the never tightened using the ratchet on the right side isn't stripped?... pilot hole too big?)

2nd, when you were really far from the camera the volume was so low you could hardly hear your voice. Either get the camera closer or use a secondary microphone.
Well you know what? I wish I had known that... What kind of sealant would you recommend? Would it work if I backed the screws a little ways out and put the sealant on and then retightened? The screws all were tightened and not stripped. Although not in the video, I did make sure they were all very tight.

And yeah, I agree about the sound quality. I will definitley have to be more aware of that and/or perhaps get myself a wireless mic if I plan on doing more of it.

Thanks for the feedback!
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Old 05-02-2020, 11:35 PM   #17157
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Today I finally got around to installing the 6x6 post sewer hose holder with 5in gutter support. My hose was too large to use the rear bumper and I hated storing it in the storage compartment.

This supports 20ft collapsed and my clear connector but not the 90degree screw on connector. It also allows me to put the the hose uphill by hanging it from the discharge with a bungie.

I also touched up the paint on the frame underneath the trailer, specifically the iron propane hose as that was pretty rusted after only a few years.

I also used the boroscope to check the water tank and vents without cutting into the chloroplast. All is well. One vent could use a little straightening out but water tank looks good and no support issues found.Click image for larger version

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Old 05-03-2020, 09:56 AM   #17158
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Power wash including the roof, slide covers and awning, then a roof treatment, and then an entire exterior wash with a brush.
Next a hand wax using a Maguires marine cleaner/wax applied with a power buffer.
All the oxidation is gone and it looks good as new.
Note that I sat in a lawn chair and watched him do the work
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Emptied the pass through and thoroughly cleaned and insulated. We were getting wind through our cabinets so no more of that. That should help with keeping the Florida heat out. I also added a fifth battery that someone gave me. Hell why pass up a free matching add on.
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Emptied the pass through and thoroughly cleaned and insulated. We were getting wind through our cabinets so no more of that. That should help with keeping the Florida heat out. I also added a fifth battery that someone gave me. Hell why pass up a free matching add on.
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