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Old 09-19-2020, 04:21 PM   #17561
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Had my coroplasty off to fix a little water leak in my black tank flush. That went well. I donít know Why when they build these things, they canít tie up all the loose wires and water lines. Used about a half a bag of ties to get it to resemble some form of order. I also noticed a rather large bundle of wires coming from the front and running along the gray tank that had a few rub marks from the screws for the coroplasty. About a five ft. Pool noodle bundles everything nicely. And as usually the case, when I got the cover back on and thought my fall projects were over, I see a broken hanger clamp on my sewer outlet pipe. Another half hour fabricating a new bracket and I can say Iím done. Ready to head for Texas in November. Have a good Winter.
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Old 09-20-2020, 04:08 AM   #17562
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Repaired the awning. The last several times I have retracted the awning the arms would not align with the upright bars on the side of the RV and the awning would not close all the way. At first I had to manually push the arms as the awning came in. Eventually that was not enough and I had to tie a rope to the end of the front awning arm and pull hard while DW retracted it. We had decided to discontinue using the awning for the remainder of our trip, which is another 7 weeks.
Turns out, the owner of the CG where we are for several more days once owned an RV repair company. I mentioned it to him and he said no problem. He climbed onto the roof and removed a screw that went through the awning and into the track where the awning is attached to the RV. He then pulled the awning material about 2” toward the front of the RV. Presto! The awning retracts fully. He put the screw back in and all is done.
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the awning material will move again on you, a trick to end it for good is to pop rivet it to your roller on both ends. A 1/8 pop will do it and stop the sliding of the material. Pretty easy to do and also a pretty common problem but this will end it now that you have it in the correct position on the roller tube.
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Old 09-20-2020, 12:07 PM   #17563
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I think I finally have a solution to keep fridge door closed while traveling

Here is stock and it still came open

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My issue with the stock latch was it would working into the hand hold used to open fridge door it was just not long enough.

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Old 09-21-2020, 03:17 PM   #17564
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I was able to get the $80 Jack E Up round base kit (https://jack-e-up.com/product/round-base-jack-e-up/) for under $20, on Amazon. I liked the idea of one but the cost was too high. But i lucked out when i happened to check Amazon and they had it for $19.81 so i jumped on it. The sale only lasted for an hour.
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Old 09-22-2020, 07:04 AM   #17565
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I got two more GC2 batteries mounted for a total of a 430 Ah battery bank (so 215 Ah usable, as they're lead acid).

There simply wasn't room to mount the four batteries longwise between the trailer and the propane tanks, so I fabbed up some mounts and welded them to the outside of the tongue.





And the finished product (crappy night pic, as I finished up last night around 10pm)

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Old 09-22-2020, 07:49 AM   #17566
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Today and tomorrow we will load it up with a few clothes, food and adult beverages for our trip this weekend to Pensacola, FL to see friends and my old Army buddy and Flight School roommate. We haven't seen one another in 40 years.........should be GREAT!
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Old 09-22-2020, 02:49 PM   #17567
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I took everything out of the basement and put 1/2 inch foamboard insulation against the bedroom wall and in the top against the bedroom floor. I then covered that with 1/8 inch masonite finished on one side. For the top, I had to cut it into two pieces. One full cut would not have fit through the basement door.



Should help a bit with heating and cooling (especially cooling!). I noticed during the hot days that opening the basement gave me a rush of cool air. The bedroom was warmer during the day than the rest of the camper.
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Old 09-22-2020, 04:40 PM   #17568
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Installed a wireless dimmer switch on the night light LEDs over the bed. They were really bright, but not any more....nice and dim!

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Old 09-23-2020, 07:04 AM   #17569
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Cleaned and resealed part of my Toy Hauler roof last weekend. its been so dry and hot here all summer I figured I would wait until cooler temps came. well... the well ran dry at the campground from lack of water.

now I have to fill my holding tank with water from home and use the pump this weekend to finish the last 10 r 12 feet at the back end.

went to retrieve the bucket and brush the next morning and there was a 1/4 inch of ice on the roof as it got to 30 degrees overnight. it was 32 degrees when I climbed the ladder.

we did have post tropical storm Teddy roll through last night so maybe the well will recover.
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Old 09-26-2020, 05:05 PM   #17570
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New kitchen faucet

Been wanting to upgrade the kitchen faucet for awhile. Found this one on Amazon for $60. Did a bit of research on the install and got at it today. Pretty straight forward. Added some sharkbite shutoff valves and installed. Tested and all is well. Happy Cmper.
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Old 09-26-2020, 07:40 PM   #17571
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Looks like I will be doing Cabinet repair

Opened up the RV today and went to clean out the cabinets before cleaning and saw this... Looks like cabinet repair is in my future.
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Old 09-27-2020, 08:37 AM   #17572
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I replaced my propane regulator and all seemed fine went out this morning and one my propane tanks was sweating (using propane) sure enough one of my four month old pigtails was leaking badly at the crimped fitting these RV pigtails are such garbage.
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Old 09-27-2020, 09:59 AM   #17573
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Yesterday I cut off my spare tire mount that was welded to the bottom of my fold down factory rear rack. With spare 8Ē wide tire moved and the 5Ē extruding mount bracket removed, I gained some more rear ground clearance making the rack much more usable when lowered.
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Spent a couple hours brush scrubbing the roof with LA Awesome cleaner. Took two bottles but for a three year old roof it came out pretty good.

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Old 09-27-2020, 11:39 AM   #17575
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Washed it for the first time in its life (~1 year) and scrubbed the bugs off the front. It looks better, though not as dramatic as some renovations I've seen of old trailers stored outside under a tree.
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Spent a couple hours brush scrubbing the roof with LA Awesome cleaner. Took two bottles but for a three year old roof it came out pretty good.


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Donít see much of him.
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Us either.
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Old 09-27-2020, 12:53 PM   #17579
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Replaced my 16ft awning fabric material. Did it alone except for rolling up the awning and putting it back up onto the awning support arms. I knew that would the hardest part to do alone, physically 1 person can roll it up but because you're in the middle rolling it up you cant see the top of the arms to position the spring bracket. Anyway, my son came over to help with that last piece, took us less than 10 minutes to get the final step done.

Altogether took me 5 hours, seems like a lot but I kept taking breaks to watch the YouTube video on how to do it so I wouldn't miss any steps.

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Old 09-27-2020, 01:28 PM   #17580
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After cutting off that spare tire mount on my rear rack, mounted the spare using a trailer frame U bolt style spare tire mount I had laying around though the rear rack, until I want to use the rack. Put excessive pressure (to me) from the metal edge on the tire when I tightened the bolts securely.
So I bagged the clean spare tire and stowed it under the front bed. A little more tongue weight shouldnít hurt.
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