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Old 09-27-2020, 02:29 PM   #17581
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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.
I washed mine today. I found some streaking from trees above. I still have some Starbrite Hull Cleaner (made for cleaning tannin stains from fiberglass boat hulls) and I used it only where necessary. That stuff is amazing. Use it only where you see brown stains that wonít come off with anything else. Be sure to read the label. Scrubbing is not necessary and ineffective. Rub it on then rinse it off 4-5 minutes later. And wear gloves.
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Old 09-27-2020, 02:40 PM   #17582
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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!

What did you use for a dimmer and where did you purchase it?
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Old 09-27-2020, 08:58 PM   #17583
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I got tank heaters and heat tape on all exposed pipes installed today. We're now ready for our three week trip to Yellowstone, leaving Wednesday. What a pain that install was!



I also installed a pistol safe on my side of the bed.





The fingerprint sensor is fast and accurate, and it's solid and well built. We liked it so much that we ordered another one for my wife's side of the bed.
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Old 09-28-2020, 06:57 PM   #17584
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Seriously LA Awesome ? Heading to Dollar General now!
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Old 09-28-2020, 07:34 PM   #17585
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Seriously LA Awesome ? Heading to Dollar General now!
Carefull. That stuff is a buck a bottle and I used two to clean the roof. Gonna get expensive.
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Old 09-28-2020, 08:31 PM   #17586
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Carefull. That stuff is a buck a bottle and I used two to clean the roof. Gonna get expensive.
Did you dilute it?
Curious for my own purposes.

When I got some, 2 different old ladies felt compelled to tell me how awesome it was, without me asking at all. I've only used a couple spritzes so far, but it does seem good!
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Old 09-28-2020, 08:33 PM   #17587
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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.
How does a pop rivet hold it differently than a screw? Or is it that you have a pop rivet on both ends rather than on only one.
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Old 09-28-2020, 09:05 PM   #17588
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How does a pop rivet hold it differently than a screw? Or is it that you have a pop rivet on both ends rather than on only one.
It doesn't... but... most of us have seen the awning fabric move on the roller end which isn't fastened with either a screw or a pop rivet.

From the comments it the post in question, the guy at the campground likely removed the screw on the awning track on the sidewall in an attempt to realign the fabric, which had likely moved on the roller and not the sidewall track, especially since it had a screw in it on the sidewall.

The better repair would have been to move the fabric on the roller end to align (and allow the arms to retract properly) and then secure it with a pop rivet as Witch Doctor suggested.

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Old 09-28-2020, 09:11 PM   #17589
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Did you dilute it?
Curious for my own purposes.

When I got some, 2 different old ladies felt compelled to tell me how awesome it was, without me asking at all. I've only used a couple spritzes so far, but it does seem good!
I usually dilute it one to one but since I thought the roof was pretty dirty I used it straight from the bottle. I sprayed about three feet of roof at a time then used a stiff scrub brush followed by lots of water.

Iím not sure if the LA Awesome would be a problem but I did have a helper on the ground with a second hose constantly rinsing the sides of the coach so the cleaner couldnít remain in place. I also placed the RV in a spot that kept it right side nose high so the majority of the cleaner ran off the left rear corner.
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Old 09-28-2020, 09:18 PM   #17590
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We decided to sell our TT while the prices were still high so I finally got around to all of the stuff I had been putting off. LOL... Nothing major wrong, just gluing loose trim, cleaning inside & out, waxing, replacing a couple inexpensive cosmetic things, etc.

Purposefully did all of the pricey stuff when we first bought it (gently used) so we got to enjoy the upgrades for the 7 camping seasons we owned it vs. doing that stuff later & not getting money's worth...

When prices drop again, we will likely get a MH next time around for just the 2 of us & dogs... Likely do the same thing again, buy gently used, spend a little extra to make it like we want it, and then enjoy it for a while...
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Old 09-29-2020, 08:52 AM   #17591
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Not today, but a little over a month ago I installed the MORryde steps. My bride had been nagging me all summer to get new steps. I found a screaming deal at Walmart.com for the STP-3-30-04H set that the MORryde Step Qualifier said I needed. Ordered the steps. Had them shipped to the store. Only took 4 days. $257.21 out the door. Install only took about 10 minutes. No space modifications needed. Used them on our last trip out for the season. Wonderful! My bride is happy, but now I'm getting the "what took you so long to get these?"
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Old 09-29-2020, 08:56 AM   #17592
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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.
LA Awesome Cleaner?
what's the packaging look like and where is it available?
Does it need to be resealed after cleaning.
we did ours with the Camco 2 step cleaner and resealer.
I completely forgot that the sealer is like grease once applied. it will be interesting putting a new 5th wheel cover on it in 2 weeks.
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Old 09-29-2020, 09:06 AM   #17593
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Repaired trim on one of my slides. Found out the hard way to double check the rear fold-out couch before putting the slide in. Apparently it had bounced out and was not retracted/folded in the whole way. While putting the slide in, heard a loud pop and bang only to see the whole rear trim piece fall on the floor. Was not that hard to repair, but needless to say, I was pissed.
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Old 09-29-2020, 10:24 AM   #17594
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LA Awesome Cleaner?
what's the packaging look like and where is it available?
Does it need to be resealed after cleaning.
we did ours with the Camco 2 step cleaner and resealer.
I completely forgot that the sealer is like grease once applied. it will be interesting putting a new 5th wheel cover on it in 2 weeks.
LA Awesome available at all Dollar General stores (over 16,000 of them). I use it diluted 50/50 for just about everything in the MH. My roof is fiberglass so no sealer. I don’t know about non-fiberglass roofs bu I did use it a couple of times on my Vengeance trailer. It had the rubber type roof. I think the main thing about LA is rinse quickly and thoroughly.

The 64 oz bottle has a dilution chart. Not sure about the $1 size.

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Old 09-29-2020, 12:25 PM   #17595
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For seven years we have suffered with the OEM queen mattress. Today I swapped it for a Serta hybrid 10 inch thick queen mattress and two new Serta pillows.
I do still need to replace the lower piece of plywood to support the bottom of the mattress. The old one is an RV queen and the new one is a true queen, so seven inches longer than the old.
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Cleaned the cupboards and surfaces, found some mouse crap. Prepping for first outing since the unconstitutional lockdowns. Taking our granddaughter & her dog this time. Just cleared out all the dog stuff after our last dog passed. Mice got into stored dog food ;(
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Old 09-29-2020, 01:53 PM   #17597
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Creative Water Pump Primer

Well I had a water pump fail so I purchased a new one this past week at Gander RV in Navarre, FL. After installing it I found I kept losing prime. So I decided when I got home to my tools Id solve the problem.

The issue was this horrible flex hose with hand tighten ends that had bad seals from age. Rather than replace it I decided to do the plumbers thing and run the pex tubing all the way to the pump intake.

Did that and the pump would not pull the water from the tank to "Self Prime" as it claimed.

So I got creative. I installed a "Tee" in the pex near the pump with a straight 1/4 turn stop. I can get into the pass through, open the stop, suck the water from the tank to prime the pump, close the stop and the pump works again!

You can see the stop at the top of the vertical blue tubing.

Redneck engineering I KNOW but it works!
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Old 09-29-2020, 05:31 PM   #17599
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I got tired of tripping on the counter top extension and installed it permanently with this https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06X94DH5Y..._Ku7CFbJ116FPV and removed the leg. Works pretty good but I think I need to put a snap or velcro strap on it to keep it secure.

I also had a smell that I think was the grey tank. DW removed the strainer from the kitchen sink a few trips ago and I was not aware so I did the suds trick after dumping and refilled the tanks halfway and drove home. A few days later (today) I dumped them and now the sensors are actually working...for now.

I put in the slimshade. Workes good so far but you must open the door to raise or lower it because of the screen. I was going to keep the frosted glass but it was a different size and ended up swapping to the smoked glass after all.

I tried swapping a failing awning strut as well but the replacement was not up to the task and could not hold the awning up so I swapped back and returned the strut...
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Was time to get rid of the big ugly sun cracked decal on the front of our trailer. Unfortunately, this side gets all the sun in our yard since it faces south. I am going to make a snap in cover for this soon to protect the fiberglass.

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