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Old 06-30-2020, 05:24 PM   #17301
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That is one awesome fire pit. Did you make that? great work
Fire ring is from a buddy I went to HS with (been a while ago, these days). Mesick, MI

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Old 07-01-2020, 11:44 AM   #17302
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I partially removed my gas struts I added to the overhead lift up cabinet doors. They were loose and one pulled out completely from the pressboard cabinet frame ;(
The brackets are round and have spots for three screws, only two fit on the pressboard. I added four boards along the inside of the cabinet openings in the vertical to remount those brackets with two screws in the real wood and one in the particle boards. Biggest hassle was popping the metal clips out of the fittings and then putting them back.
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Old 07-04-2020, 10:45 PM   #17303
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I removed the Furrion Vision S camera and installed a Haloview MC5111 camera. Haloview sent me the MC5111 to test and review. They also sent me their RD5-Mini to test if I lose signal on the MC5111 camera on the road. Our Rockwood 5er is 35 long and the Furrion never lost signal but I understand the Haloview might. The Furrion camera is low quality, dark and the monitor is unusable with sunglasses on. Will test out the Haloview on the road tomorrow. My immediate impression is it was easy to install on the Furrion mount using their adapter plate but theres an excessive amount of wire (I did manage to stuff it all in the Furrion mount). Its a much clearer picture, good colour, and I can view the monitor with my sunglasses on.

Also installed a TST 507 TPMS with colour monitor, 4 cap sensors and the extra transmitter. Easy to install and program but I find the monitor takes a long time to pickup all 4 cap sensors when you first turn it on.

Finally, I replaced the seal in our Dometic 310 toilet. A small plastic piece (origin unknown but it kinda looks like a plastic wingnut) found its way into the toilet and permanently deformed the seal. The replacement Dometic brand seal is very expensive up here in Canada but it holds water now so Im happy.
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Old 07-05-2020, 06:01 PM   #17304
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Friday, I seen where my hard pipe sewer pipe looked like it was wet, the gray tank was open as it usually is, so when the wife took her shower, I watched to see if it was leaking and find out where. It was and I found out it was the bayonet o-ring that was leaking where the pipe actually hooks to the main line from the trailer, Thankfully I actually had a spare and was able to take a minute and change it out. Now I need to order a few more.


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Old 07-06-2020, 10:17 AM   #17305
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I purchased a new XLR Nitro 27kw last week and very excited about future camping. I looked forward to learning about my new camper. Today I reached out to send a private message to another Nitro 27kw owner and was denied access because I am a new member and cannot be "trusted". Guess I won't be able to learn from other owners on the forum. Love the other information I have found and I like the forum. Just disappointed by not learning from other Nitro 27kw owners about my new camper. I'm on the forum most everyday and hope to learn what I can.
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Old 07-06-2020, 10:55 AM   #17306
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I purchased a new XLR Nitro 27kw last week and very excited about future camping. I looked forward to learning about my new camper. Today I reached out to send a private message to another Nitro 27kw owner and was denied access because I am a new member and cannot be "trusted". Guess I won't be able to learn from other owners on the forum. Love the other information I have found and I like the forum. Just disappointed by not learning from other Nitro 27kw owners about my new camper. I'm on the forum most everyday and hope to learn what I can.
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Old 07-06-2020, 11:41 AM   #17307
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Ordered a SoftStart for my air conditioner. Went with this unit as it is the one Mike Sokol has been testing and it’s $30 cheaper than the original highly raved about MicroAir Easy Start. AFAICT, they are very similar units.
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Old 07-08-2020, 11:45 AM   #17308
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It's gonna be HOT!

Leaving out tomorrow to brave some of this 100* Texas degree weather. Just can't stay put anymore!

Lake Tawakoni hear we come.
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Old 07-09-2020, 10:58 AM   #17309
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Put all new Endurance tires on. Hard to find since Goodyear shut their plants down this spring. Going to get out of the house today for a couple nights at Carlyle lake Illinois. Ready to just relax.
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Old 07-10-2020, 11:07 PM   #17310
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I put about 60 1 self tapping screws on passenger side to hold up underbelly. It partially dropped so I put new screw next to old one was and one in between OEM Screws or where the screw was supposed to be. No I have a screw about every 4 inches on side. Then I dumped, winterized and put back in storage.
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Old 07-11-2020, 12:04 AM   #17311
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Between today and yesterday I did a few things on my 2021 Grey Wolf 22 MKSE

1. I fixed my overflow siphon issue (when my freshwater tank was full, it would end up at about 1/3 full by the time I got to my campsite)

I trimmed the overflow pipe down a bit and added a ball valve. However, I put the ball valve on a T, with the other side's tubing angled upwards with the top of the tubing slightly over the top of the overflow outlet. This way, I still have the option of opening/closing the ball valve, but if I forget, no big deal, it'll just spill out over top.

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2. I replaced the 12 V battery with two 215 Ah 6 volt golf cart batteries in series.

3. The murphy bed on this camper uses a folding mattress, and it is AWFUL. I mean, just terrible. I removed the couch, added some boards underneath the mounting point to raise it up an inch, and it's night and day. It's still a crappy uncomfortable mattress with a fold in the middle, but at least the mattress is level now.

4. I installed a curtain that separates our bed from the rest of the camper. We don't want our kids scarred if they wake up in the middle of the night at the wrong time... Lol.



5. I rigged up a sink cover holder to extend counter space while using the sink.

Quickly and easily goes from this



to this





I ordered another 12 V receptacle to put near the sink where we sometimes plug our TV into. It should be here tomorrow, so I'll get that installed this weekend. I also ordered a better battery monitor that should be here Monday. So I've got a couple other small projects in the works as well.
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Old 07-11-2020, 08:44 AM   #17312
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Great idea for your sink cover/counter top extension.
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Old 07-11-2020, 12:14 PM   #17313
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Changed the oil, air filter, spark plug on my Sunseekers generator.

For those that have self contained units and haven't done maintenance on it yet this year look on top of the engine for animal nesting materials! First time in 14 years I found some. First I though it might be some insulation which fell down.

Heck of a time getting it out. Throttle linkages are on top so I had to be careful. Compressed air and 2 paint stir sticks duct taped together with duck tape sticky side out and 30 minutes later it was all gone, at least what I can see.

I forgot what a pia the spark plug is to remove and reinstall. The air filter is a breeze in comparison.

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Old 07-11-2020, 09:19 PM   #17314
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Added a PWM dimmer to my led awning lights, so I can tame down the super bright work type lighting to a comfortable "sitting around drinking beer by the fire" lighting.

Also installed an Oxygenics head for the shower, Plastidipped the skylight in the living room and bathroom, boy what a difference in heat that made! Prior to that little mod, the AC kept up with the heat, but it wouldn't get the camper below 75 if it was 90 out. Today (I sprayed them early this morning, before it got hot out) while we were loading the camper and I was doing the other stuff, the AC maintained 73 degrees, and the compressor was cycling. The outside temp I saw today was 89, so I am pretty happy.
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Old 07-11-2020, 11:00 PM   #17315
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I installed yet another 12 volt outlet, plus a dual USB outlet.

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Old 07-12-2020, 03:34 PM   #17316
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I installed yet another 12 volt outlet, plus a dual USB outlet.
On an exterior wall? That was a challenge, I assume.
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Old 07-12-2020, 04:31 PM   #17317
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We brought it home to prepare it to leave again on Thursday for Shreveport, LA to visit the Libbey Glass factory an Outlet store.
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Old 07-12-2020, 05:07 PM   #17318
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Took a rusty stabiliser off to see how it would clean up

Although only two years old my stabilisers are rusting and stripping.
Took one off to see ho easy they might clean up and repaint....
Decided to order 4 new ones as they are not that pricey and as its kept in dry now the new ones should not deteriorate at the the same rate.
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Old 07-12-2020, 05:13 PM   #17319
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Changed the mounting screws on the Spare Tire bracket

The factory fit the spare tire to the bumper with self tapping screws one of which had rounded out its hole as was useless.
Opened up the holes and refitted with nuts and bolts.

I also discovered that the factory screw heads have cut into the spare tire sidewall!
Brand new tire with original label and two screwhead sized holes in the sidewall.
I have installed a mod involving a small strip of wood for the tire to rest against. Hopefully the tire damage is only superficial and the rubber will settle back to its proper shape.
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Old 07-12-2020, 10:07 PM   #17320
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On an exterior wall? That was a challenge, I assume.
It wasn't too bad. I only had to fish the wires about two feet to get under the kitchen cabinets. From there I snaked it down to the fuse box. It probably took about 20 minutes tops. If I were adding one to the other side of the camper it would be a far different story for sure.
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