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Old 08-01-2020, 06:07 PM   #17401
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Eternabond tape to the entire roof perimeter, front seam, sides and rear in black and then white Eternabond on all roof penetrations. 3 plumbing vents, tv antenna and bathroom vent/fan.


I suggest anyone who wants to do this do it in the shade or on a cloudy day. Its much cooler and the tape is easier to work with.Click image for larger version

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Old 08-01-2020, 06:13 PM   #17402
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Installed a residential kitchen faucet.
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Old 08-01-2020, 06:43 PM   #17403
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Got a little close to the house and tore about an 8 inch tear in the slide awning.
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Old 08-02-2020, 11:08 AM   #17404
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Eternabond tape to the entire roof perimeter, front seam, sides and rear in black and then white Eternabond on all roof penetrations. 3 plumbing vents, tv antenna and bathroom vent/fan.


I suggest anyone who wants to do this do it in the shade or on a cloudy day. Its much cooler and the tape is easier to work with.Attachment 235367Attachment 235368
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Will be doing my TT in the next couple of weeks. Wondering how far did you come down over the gutter trim along the sides.
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Old 08-02-2020, 02:55 PM   #17405
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Will be doing my TT in the next couple of weeks. Wondering how far did you come down over the gutter trim along the sides.

I left the strip that covers the screws in place. I brought the eternabod tape to the bottom lip where that strips sits, a little lower in some spots. This way there is no way for water to get up to the screws.
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Old 08-02-2020, 03:27 PM   #17406
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Thought I could do one trip without having to fix something. Nooooooo. Driver's side running board fell apart. Just one trip please without something falling apart please.
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Old 08-02-2020, 04:38 PM   #17407
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Putting Rejex on the hood and windshield. Put some Back-to-Black on the bumper and trim that are supposed to be black.
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Old 08-02-2020, 04:54 PM   #17408
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Old 08-03-2020, 01:00 PM   #17409
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I left the strip that covers the screws in place. I brought the eternabod tape to the bottom lip where that strips sits, a little lower in some spots. This way there is no way for water to get up to the screws.
Thanks. I thought I had seen some that only covered the top lip of the insert trim. Could you maybe provide a picture or two of what you did around the front and rear caps (ends)?

I have several things to do before I actually put on the eternabond. Am replacing the awning fabric (will have to remove one top bracket to be able to slide fabric in the track below the gutter), replacing all of the insert trim (above both gutters and all (4) vertical corners) and replacing all (4) gutter spouts. Plan is then to finish off with the eternabond.
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Old 08-03-2020, 02:18 PM   #17410
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Thanks. I thought I had seen some that only covered the top lip of the insert trim. Could you maybe provide a picture or two of what you did around the front and rear caps (ends)?

I have several things to do before I actually put on the eternabond. Am replacing the awning fabric (will have to remove one top bracket to be able to slide fabric in the track below the gutter), replacing all of the insert trim (above both gutters and all (4) vertical corners) and replacing all (4) gutter spouts. Plan is then to finish off with the eternabond.

Its a personal choice, LOL. I choose to go to the bottom on the strip to seal off the track. The screws is a place of common water infiltration so I wanted to make sure no water could get to them. If I need to get to them for a repair I will deal with the tape then.



I will try to get some pics tonight.
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Old 08-03-2020, 08:12 PM   #17411
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Confirmed that the factory wired the satellite input correctly. Weíre getting a fair bit of rain here at the campground but I can still watch the NHL Qualifier Round games. Typical Canadian, eh!? Hockey in August.
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Old 08-03-2020, 08:16 PM   #17412
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What did you do to your camper today?

We installed a spring shackle/wet bolt/brass bushing kit under our trailer.
DW and I are thankful the failure of these suspension parts didnít cause a big wreck nor leave us stranded beside the highway.
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Old 08-04-2020, 02:39 AM   #17413
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Replaced the Magic Chef microwave with one from a local wal-mart and replaced the coax to the outside jack with an hdmi connection from the splitter at the living room tv.
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Old 08-04-2020, 01:41 PM   #17414
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Thanks. I thought I had seen some that only covered the top lip of the insert trim. Could you maybe provide a picture or two of what you did around the front and rear caps (ends)?

I have several things to do before I actually put on the eternabond. Am replacing the awning fabric (will have to remove one top bracket to be able to slide fabric in the track below the gutter), replacing all of the insert trim (above both gutters and all (4) vertical corners) and replacing all (4) gutter spouts. Plan is then to finish off with the eternabond.

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It turns out when Camping World repaired the rear corner molding they damaged they used silicone. I guess Iím going to have to fix that soon.
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Old 08-04-2020, 06:07 PM   #17415
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Thought I could do one trip without having to fix something. Nooooooo. Driver's side running board fell apart. Just one trip please without something falling apart please.
I just got back from a trip to the Smoky Mountains and as I was coming down a REALLY steep and winding hill that I truly had no business going down while hauling a trailer (took a wrong turn and then had no place to turn around), when I started hearing a grinding noise in my rear brake. Once I finally got to a spot that I could pull over, I found that my right rear outer brake pad had disintegrated and was eating into the caliper. It was late in the day right before we were getting into camp. I found an auto parts store open that had new brake pads, but no new rotors. I went ahead and bought front brake pads too, as they were getting low, and if I was changing brakes for the rear, why not?

Thank god the camp site had cell reception, because I could not compress the rear brake caliper piston to save my life. I didn't have a c-clamp, but in a pinch, a large screw driver has always been able to get the job done if wedged against the rotor (protected, of course). It turns out that the electronic e-brake controller needs to be put into maintenace mode before the piston can be compressed. It involved a lot of pressing of the gas and brake pedals and turning the ignition on and off. Without cell reception, I would have NEVER figured that out.

I just got the truck inspected two weeks prior. They didn't even mention the brakes. Shame on me for trusting the mechanics to do a proper inspection. I should have done a proper brake inspection myself before the trip. Lesson learned.

Anyhow, I got all four brakes replaced without further incident, but it was 90 F and humid as hell. It sure took a lot of beer to get rehydrated that night.
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It turns out when Camping World repaired the rear corner molding they damaged they used silicone. I guess Iím going to have to fix that soon.
Thanks for posting pictures.
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Replaced the Magic Chef microwave with one from a local wal-mart and replaced the coax to the outside jack with an hdmi connection from the splitter at the living room tv.
Iíve contemplated doing this same thing with the coax port. Where did you source the HDMI port from if I may ask? Is the splitter adjacent to the outside wall?
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Anyhow, I got all four brakes replaced without further incident, but it was 90 F and humid as hell. It sure took a lot of beer to get rehydrated that night.

What I usually do to compress a brake piston is to open the bleeder valve and force it back in. That way no air gets into the line and you can just re-add whatever brake fluid is lost.
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I’ve contemplated doing this same thing with the coax port. Where did you source the HDMI port from if I may ask? Is the splitter adjacent to the outside wall?
Sure thing! I got the hdmi port from Allied Electronics.

Neutrik NAHDMI-W-B hdmi port

I removed the coax connection from the outside. Then I removed the coax connector from the housing and using a step drill bit, enlarged the hole for the hdmi port. Then I attached the port to the cover with 3M VHB tape and used some Lexel sealant to protect the backside. After enlarging the hole on the inside of the trailer I re-attached the foam gasket and mounted it back on to the trailer.

The splitter was purchased from Wal-Mart. It's installed behind the tv.

Blackweb hdmi splitter

This works well with a Dish Tailgater. I haven't tested a Blu-Ray Player yet. It may not bypass hdcp.

Hope this helps.
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What I usually do to compress a brake piston is to open the bleeder valve and force it back in. That way no air gets into the line and you can just re-add whatever brake fluid is lost.
I had considered that when I was first having issues compressing it before finding out about maintenance mode. The thing that kept me from doing that was that I didn't have any extra brake fluid on me at the campsite, and if I did get a bubble in the line, sometimes I burn through a lot of fluid trying to get it out.
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