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Old 08-18-2020, 09:46 PM   #17461
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What do you mean SC is a hot spot?
If he means for the virus heís right. Sumter and Manning are eaten up with it. Probably lots of other places, too. I turned down a profitable photographic job because of the virus. I donít regret the decision. Not one bit.
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Old 08-18-2020, 09:58 PM   #17462
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If he means for the virus he’s right. Sumter and Manning are eaten up with it. Probably lots of other places, too. I turned down a profitable photographic job because of the virus. I don’t regret the decision. Not one bit.
I was born and raised in Sumter. My mom and sister are still there. Neither have said anything about that. They just got back from the beach a couple of weeks ago.
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Old 08-19-2020, 06:44 AM   #17463
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I was born and raised in Sumter. My mom and sister are still there. Neither have said anything about that. They just got back from the beach a couple of weeks ago.
Iíve been a professional photographer since 1979 and started my 2nd career as a funeral director in 2016. Weíre getting lots and lots of Covid cases lately. We also cremate for other funeral homes that send us lots of Covid cases. My younger coworkers are very concerned about the virus in schools. One is keeping his kids home and will take advantage of the virtual classes. Have your mom read The Item closer. (I know, I know. Itís not worth the subscription price. Even for the comics section.)
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Old 08-19-2020, 10:40 AM   #17464
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Well it has been three month ago, We still have not found any mouse dirt, but I just replaced two packets. I am sold.
Our friends that recommended this said it should last three months, it did. It's called mouse magic, I got ours at tractor supply, but they sell it in a ton of places.
Everyone who ask me to keep you up to date, this is it. We are not going to push our luck, we are very happy with it.
Enjoy the weekend!
It's so weird how the different mice tricks seem work for some and not for others. Must be something with particular mice. Either that or maybe people get rid of a mouse add some stuff and just assume the stuff works when they don't happen to get a new mouse.

I tried the mouse magic from Tractor Supply last year under the seat of my ATV where I had a mouse problem around the battery and air cleaner and 2 weeks later, there was another nest in there. In fact, they chewed the material from the mouse magic pouch and insulation on the battery cable!

It's the same with other things like dryer sheets where some swear by them and others have had mice make a nest out of the sheets, or fresh Cab, peppermint oil or whatever.

I wish I could find a good solution for my big shed where I'm always fighting the mice that get into equipment like the ATV, snow blower engine shroud, etc. They even got into the motor housing of my big shop vac through the exhaust ports which I now keep covered when not using it.

Fortunately, I've never found signs of a mouse in my campers except for one time 25 years ago in an old popup we had back then.

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Old 08-19-2020, 03:02 PM   #17465
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I agree Ray, the dryer sheets did nothing, everything else failed or failed shortly after it was installed, I tried everything anyone told me to try.
My camper is setup permanent, I even purchased steel sheeting for skirting it in. ( I did not install it yet ) But for me, so far this worked very well.
I agree it is strange how some things work well for some and does nothing for others.
I wish you the best of luck finding whatever it take for you. It drove me nuts trying to get rid of them.
About four families at the same campground tried them about the same time, we all have the same results, three months and we all replaced them. I would like to know if it would have lasted longer, but don't want to chance them getting in it again.
Good Luck Ray.
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Old 08-19-2020, 07:52 PM   #17466
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Old 08-19-2020, 08:37 PM   #17467
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A few small things, nothing major.

DW did some organizing inside today. She's been playing a bit of tetris trying to get things stashed to her satisfaction.

I broke out the staple gun and anchored the under mattress material directly to the plywood.

Oh, did get up on the roof over the weekend and gave it a good cleaning and inspection.
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Old 08-20-2020, 05:50 AM   #17468
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Ive decided to paint both end caps on our camper. They look like crap all faded and nasty.

I will remove the decals so I can do a good job without all that masking. But I want it to look right when Im done so I measured the decals and took pictures of them.

A local sign shop will make them relatively inexpensively since I cannot buy then from FR any longer. They will even install them for a small fee. Sounds MUCH better than me doin git and messing them up, having to buy more to fix my goof.

Ive decided to use Ranthane paint. It is a Polyurethane Enamel for aircraft. It is flexible so it will not crack and will not chip due to bug strikes while traveling and will look "wet" for longer than I will own the camper. Their Polar Grey is almost an exact match for the end caps.
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Old 08-20-2020, 08:11 AM   #17469
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Over the last couple of days I have scrubbed the roof clean and then washed the trailer with was and wax, doesn't look perfect but it does look better! Last night I put Eternabond tape on the front cap joint, around the skylight as well as the trim piece at the rear of the roof line. Also put it around the ladder supports where it penetrates the roof. I hope that I can use it for a lot longer! and sooner the better!
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Old 08-20-2020, 02:10 PM   #17470
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Small installs before we head out

In the bottom storage I installed a wire holder for a box of rubber gloves, a paper towel holder and a camco cup holder to hold a bottle of hand sanitizer for hubby when he has to work with sewer hook ups. Then I vacuumed where the mattress lays, put the clean sheets and comforter back on. Gave the rest of our TT a good deep cleaning. Took pictures. I'm a girly girl and DH rags me about all my pillows. I hated the empty spaces between the cabinets. They ended up being the perfect space for family photos. The one over the double doors is the one hiding that ugly little wifi switch. We have beach in the bedroom and mountains in the bathroom. DH did a great job installing the tiles in the kitchen and bathroom.
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Old 08-20-2020, 02:28 PM   #17471
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I mounted up a couple of storage cases on the bottom of the back bumper.



I keep wheel chocks in the left one and sewage elbows and such in the right one.

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I mounted up a couple of storage cases on the bottom of the back bumper.



I keep wheel chocks in the left one and sewage elbows and such in the right one.

GravelRider, Iím not familiar with those storage cases but when I saw them mounted like that I imagined them accidentally falling open and all the contents spewing across the road in front of a following vehicle, or worse, a motorcyclist. Is there a way to be 100% sure they wonít accidentally come open? Something like a padlock?
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Modified our pantry for a coat closet and installed a gizmo/gadget cubby in the wasted space behind the entertainment area.

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Modified our pantry for a coat closet
That looks awesome. Did FR send the inside panels, shelves and door?
How long did this take?
Scale of (easy)1-10(hard) how hard was this mod?
We have the early 2019 model that is basically set up the same way. I want to do this and install a fireplace where the 2 doors are in front.
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Been doing some mods and updates getting ready for full time in January.

DW and I spent a few hours rearranging cupboards adding wire shelves to gain more space.

Spent time lubing/greasing the suspension wet bolts.

I bent the rear stabilizer arms on one side Had to replace them and replaced all the bolts and lubed

I replaced the outside speakers and scare lites because the original ones were looking tacky and added LED. Tried to paint them with Krlyon plastic paint and was a total disaster. Paint kept bubbling/wrinkling.

Next week RV Armor comes to do the roof and so I'm pulling the A/C units to put on new gaskets as a preventitive measure and will replace all the vent caps that look terrible.

Other than that, not much going on
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Old 08-20-2020, 10:15 PM   #17476
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GravelRider, I’m not familiar with those storage cases but when I saw them mounted like that I imagined them accidentally falling open and all the contents spewing across the road in front of a following vehicle, or worse, a motorcyclist. Is there a way to be 100% sure they won’t accidentally come open? Something like a padlock?
I've used these same cases for tens of thousands of miles as panniers on one of my motorcycles. I take that bike much faster in much rougher roads without a single hiccup. I'm not worried.
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I've used these same cases for tens of thousands of miles as panniers on one of my motorcycles. I take that bike much faster in much rougher roads without a single hiccup. I'm not worried.


Being a motorcyclist myself, if youíve successfully used them on the bike Iím sure theyíll be more than adequate on the back of the trailer.
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What did you do to your camper today?

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That looks awesome. Did FR send the inside panels, shelves and door?
How long did this take?
Scale of (easy)1-10(hard) how hard was this mod?
We have the early 2019 model that is basically set up the same way. I want to do this and install a fireplace where the 2 doors are in front.

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I bought the door, 2x trim and a sheet of paneling from Forest River when I had the trailer in this spring for front window replacement. Iíll pm you construction details.
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Being a motorcyclist myself, if youíve successfully used them on the bike Iím sure theyíll be more than adequate on the back of the trailer.
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Old 08-23-2020, 10:24 AM   #17480
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Took pictures of more delamination issues

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Picked it up from dealer. Looks good as new. Little disappointed the only did down to the decal and did not remove it and do under it. In the pics in the first post you can see the damaged area all the way to the decal which would leave me to believe it went under. The say it was fineWeíll see after some time I guess.



Well a few weeks ago I noticed new delam spots. This time itís below the larger decal. Now FR and McGeorges RV are both just pointing fingers at each other sorry to say. If they had just repaired this appropriately the first time by repainting the whole cap this could have been avoided. Instead they chose to do it as cheaply as possible instead of correctly. FR wonít even provide me with the contact info of the cap manufacturer so I can pursue with them, though I donít believe this is something I should have to do. They (both FR and McGeorges) should be pursuing it with the cap manufacturer in my opinion. Was considering an upgrade to a higher end fifth wheel in about two years but now I honestly would not feel comfortable purchasing another FR product or dealing with McGeorges/Camping World. Stay tuned....
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