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Old 06-23-2020, 07:15 AM   #17281
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Greetings fellow campers, I have been in this camper from 2008, I am setup full time and every year we have to cleanup the mouse dirt, I had a friend tell me about a product that keeps them away... I tried everything so I figure there isn't really anything that works, but I will try. I purchased some at tractor supple ( no idea where else they sell it) it is called Mouse Magic and it's under $10.00. It's been a month now, we have not seen any mouse dirt anywhere. So I'm sold. I used two packets, it doesn't really smell, I can't smell it at all. If any of you have or or had it, my question is how long does it last, my friend said about three months. The box just says last for weeks...
https://www.tractorsupply.com/tsc/pr...10005&st=mouse
Seems to be a similar product to Fresh Cab. https://www.amazon.com/Fresh-Cab-Bot...%2C159&sr=8-8T There are tons of ideas and Fresh Cab has worked for us but is a bit pricey. I will check this one out. Thanks.
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Old 06-23-2020, 08:13 AM   #17282
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Greetings fellow campers, I have been in this camper from 2008, I am setup full time and every year we have to cleanup the mouse dirt, I had a friend tell me about a product that keeps them away... I tried everything so I figure there isn't really anything that works, but I will try. I purchased some at tractor supple ( no idea where else they sell it) it is called Mouse Magic and it's under $10.00. It's been a month now, we have not seen any mouse dirt anywhere. So I'm sold. I used two packets, it doesn't really smell, I can't smell it at all. If any of you have or or had it, my question is how long does it last, my friend said about three months. The box just says last for weeks...
https://www.tractorsupply.com/tsc/pr...10005&st=mouse
The active ingredients are pepermint oil and spearmint oil. Ive read mixed reviews on the pepermint oil, but i hope it works for you.

We had mice in our camper last year, which freaked my wife out. I found all kinds of openings where they might get in and sealed them up. This winter i tried Fresh Cab inside and sprayed around the outside with a spray containing pepermint oil.

The Fresh Cab has a definite odor, but it isnt offensive. So far so good, but we still need to restock the camper so time will tell.
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Old 06-23-2020, 08:18 AM   #17283
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Put in a new shower faucet single handle. Washed and waxed a little of the TT. Getting ready for a 5 day trip to Gettysburg PA about a 3 1/2 hour trip.
Due to covid we havent used our tt yet this year, but we have the itch real bad. We were looking at Gettysburg last night, and it seems like things are cautiously opening up. Hopefully the nuts won't be tearing down statues there before we have a chance to visit.
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Old 06-23-2020, 03:43 PM   #17284
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The Dicor around the shower skylight was just starting to show signs of cracking, so applied Eternabond tape to that. While on the roof, noticed the front seam starting to open up some as well. Taped that one too. First time using that product. Easy to apply and if it lives up to its reputation, it'll be good for some time.

Gotta tell ya, I don't scramble like I used to and the knees and hips don't seem to work quite as well either.
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Old 06-24-2020, 10:18 AM   #17285
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Im guessing you aer running an inverter off of the batteries to power the reefer.

How long can the battery keep the inverter powering the reefer?

I considered upgrading my battery bank & installing an inverter when I replaced our propane/electric fridge with a residential. But, after talking to some experienced RV'ers who travel fulltime, I learned that a residential fridge will loose only a few degrees during your travel day as long as it's not opened. Since we travel usually no more than 4 or 5 hours a day (6 on rare occasions), my beer is still cold while I'm setting up. So, I haven't installed an inverter or extra batteries.......yet.
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Old 06-24-2020, 11:44 AM   #17286
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Replaced the mattress tried a 4" memory topper didn't cut it got an 8" Memory foam mattress.

Installed and set up a level mate Pro 2.

Installed a Curt cargo carrier to the back with the OEM receiver for hauling the generator.

Bought a spare water pump and set it up to use with the Aquatank2 60gal water bladder.
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Old 06-24-2020, 12:16 PM   #17287
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I redone circuit breaker identification. I have 20AMP at home and turn off breakers and I finally got tiered of counting them over since factory label was shifted and I never could remember which AC was for living room when DW wanted to go clean after a trip. I borrowed sons P-Touch label maker.

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Old 06-24-2020, 09:53 PM   #17288
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I walked around the trailer and gave it a hug, then came back inside and looked at all the closed sites still waiting to be opened. Ho-hum........
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Old 06-25-2020, 02:05 PM   #17289
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While under a "shelter-in-place" order I decided to take advantage of my workshop and build a coffee table for our Columbus 340RK...had some "tiger maple" and "quarter sawn oak" to play with. These pics are in the work shop and as soon as our Columbus comes back from it's annual physical I'll post pics of the coffee table in the living area.For you woodworkers out there the finish is: Danish Oil, hand rubbed Shellac and poly on top.
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Old 06-25-2020, 08:55 PM   #17290
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WOW - really beautiful looking wood. Good corner work!

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Old 06-25-2020, 09:04 PM   #17291
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Good materials, good workmanship, thanks for sharing. ( Haven't ventured from the safe haven of minwax stain and polyurethane
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While under a "shelter-in-place" order I decided to take advantage of my workshop and build a coffee table for our Columbus 340RK...had some "tiger maple" and "quarter sawn oak" to play with. These pics are in the work shop and as soon as our Columbus comes back from it's annual physical I'll post pics of the coffee table in the living area.For you woodworkers out there the finish is: Danish Oil, hand rubbed Shellac and poly on top.
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Old 06-26-2020, 10:02 AM   #17292
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While one the road going to Campground for 5 nights our friends were behind us and right before our gas stop they called and said something blew off the travel trailer. I looked up and no vent lid. Wow trailer is not even 2 years old and it was closed tight. It was pretty breezy on the road. We were getting ready to go through some heavy rain , with rain in the forecast while we were to be camping and i got to thinking what the heck to do without canceling the trip. I thought about duct tape a tarp section on top but I really did not want to get up on the hot roof and I knew it would not last anyway. The DW said tape it inside and I agreed, one advantage though no duct tape needed. I used the trim to put it up with. Some pics at the bottom of the post. Not really much water when we stopped I guess moving at 55MPH kept it flowing off the top. I did poke a hole in tarp to drain some out then a piece of duct tape over hole until it rained again. When I take it in to get it repaired I will have them install a vent cover which will help when it is in the driveway waiting on our next trip

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At least we did not cancel the trip to the blue ridge mountains of NC in Glendale Spring.
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Old 06-26-2020, 10:29 AM   #17293
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I had 2 of them just shatter and disappear. No trace left. Both closed. Stoped at an rv repair place before a rain storm. They said sometimes they just get brittle and break apart.
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I had that happen during a rain storm while driving towards Salt Lake City. Furtunately, I had a couple of the vent "pillows" that are used for blocking light and providing insulation. I wrapped one of those in a garbage bag and put it in the vent - it worked great. As we were approaching SLC, we called camping world to see about getting a new lid installed - they said sure, stop by in 3 weeks. Found a dealer and had it repaired about 2 hrs later (and $80).
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While under a "shelter-in-place" order I decided to take advantage of my workshop and build a coffee table for our Columbus 340RK...had some "tiger maple" and "quarter sawn oak" to play with. These pics are in the work shop and as soon as our Columbus comes back from it's annual physical I'll post pics of the coffee table in the living area.For you woodworkers out there the finish is: Danish Oil, hand rubbed Shellac and poly on top.
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Old 06-26-2020, 03:08 PM   #17296
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Finished MY solar panel setup. Maybe to elaborate for some but will make it easier for myself.
2 100 watt Renogy panels connected with a piano hinge and mounted on a Rockwell work tripod. I took the idea from a YouTube video where the gentleman had modified a DirectTv dish mount. I'm just using the standard rattle can paint top to optimize the panel angle.
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Old 06-27-2020, 02:42 PM   #17297
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Did a couple of things today. DW has been angling for a split sink cover/cutting board for our Surveyor 252RBLE. She ordered up a standard size plastic board that was close. I got motivated and tuned it up today.

Turns out if you're patient, with a little work you can score a plastic cutting board and it will snap along the line. That, along with a little bit of creative work with sandpaper, and good to go. Drops on the sink lips without hanging over or falling in. DW is happy happy.





Success there got me double motivated and finally got a 30 amp RV plug wired in. Used the .pdf in the Library section for reference and retrofitted an existing box in the 2nd garage.

Well, retrofit isn't quite the right term. I re-used the location and pretty much started over. I think the only re-used bits are the conduit between the box and the panel. Installed a new 30Amp single pole breaker, ran a little bit of 10/2 to a new appropriate 2 gang box and installed a TT-30R receptacle. I don't particularly care for the cover as it's bigger than the box, but it's what I could put my hands on today. I'll dig up a correct one shortly.

Now I've got true 30Amp service to the camper to make load in/out and driveway camping much easier. And I can still get 2 usable 110/15's if I need to.


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Old 06-30-2020, 01:32 PM   #17298
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I extended my hitch 4" (using 2" solid and 2.5" tubing). Adds 11# to an already heavy hitch.



But................WORTH IT



This isn't really something I did to the camper, but it has the camper on it. Guess it lets us have one aspect of camping at home......



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Old 06-30-2020, 02:13 PM   #17299
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Cleaned and organized

Did general cleaning inside and in process decided to check the storage compartments under the dinette seats to make sure nothing amiss. I was surprised the space was so clean. I thought there might be sawdust or other construction debris in there but there was none. First time to check those spaces. I did find that some of the stitching along one seat zipper was pulling loose and DW was able to fix it. No doubt it would have gotten worse and glad I found it before it was too late.
We typical put things on one of the unused bunks in the open so before putting everything back in place, I put some of the things stored on the bunk into the dinette storage and out of sight.
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This isn't really something I did to the camper, but it has the camper on it. Guess it lets us have one aspect of camping at home......



That is one awesome fire pit. Did you make that? great work
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