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Old 04-18-2016, 06:17 AM   #161
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Getting my old tt ready but then.....



I ended up going with this , 8 ply, D load and decent price. I wanted a new wheel but will just prime and paint the old one with some rust oleum. I have to repair and maintain in a low cost manner in order to stay ahead of the game. So far I'm doing pretty good. This is the biggest purchase I've made.


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Old 05-04-2016, 03:14 PM   #162
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Getting my old tt ready but then.....

I did start another post about rotted wall but will be updating this one with all of my recent fixes which haven't been many, a lot of crummy weather here in the state of Illinois.


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Old 05-04-2016, 07:42 PM   #163
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Gives you a break.
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Old 05-09-2016, 07:06 AM   #164
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Getting my old tt ready but then.....

So my wife has joined me on my mission to get this tt ready for Memorial Day and we began to detail the inside. During our cleaning I began to have allergic reactions and they were pretty bad. It appears as if the old owners had dogs and with all of the vacuuming and dusting it really kicked up the dander , pollen whatever it was that kicked my ass. I plan to open the windows for a few hours this evening and letting it air out a bit but boy I better get this under control or I won't be able to sleep in this thing. The crazy thing before she began to clean I was in this thing all of the time with no problems so I'm blaming the dust and dog hairs. I also wonder if the warmer days activate mold or something hidden in the walls out of sight. We'll see and yes the clock is ticking and I still have the wheel, repack hearings and cleaning the outsides X awning . With three kids their after school activities take up quiet a bit of my time but we'll make this happen - then there's those weekend family birthday parties and things that I could so do without - I'm putting my foot down , I have work to do , lol


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Keep up the faith. As long as you get it road worthy then some of cosmetic stuff can be done after first trip if you can't get it all done.
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Old 05-13-2016, 06:41 AM   #166
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Getting my old tt ready but then.....

Has weather impeded your progress? I know it has mine.
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Old 05-14-2016, 03:04 PM   #167
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Getting my old tt ready but then.....

Got some progress to update, I installed the 7 pin jack, electric brake controller , repacked bearings , replaced rims and tires. Feels good to see everything work well. I do have two concerns, as I was attempting to lift the wheels off of the ground I never realized that the hitch nose was about 4 ft in the air. I hope I didn't bend the frame , break some seals in any plumbing or caulks - then I cleaned the bearings out with compressed air and brake cleaner , waited about 10 to 15 minutes, blew them out with air and repacked. I'm wondering if I waited long enough for brake cleaner to dry. Aside from these two concerns I feel ok with my progress. I did use synthetic bearing grease so think it should all hold up well. All I need now is to clean roof till white ( if possible) , replace awning, place WD hitch, scrub white aluminum walls then paint the black tongue and rear bumper. Tonmorrow is supposed to be nice so hopefully I get this all done.


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Old 05-14-2016, 04:32 PM   #169
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Using brake clean is a good idea. It drys fast and doesn't leave any residue. To clean the roof I use a 2 part system by either CAMCO or DICOR. First step cleans and the second part is a UV protectant.
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Old 05-14-2016, 05:11 PM   #170
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Looking good, happy to hear you are coming along. Make sure to not scrub too hard or use abrasive cleaners on the aluminum, you will remove the thin coating of paint on the exterior siding.
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Old 05-14-2016, 05:25 PM   #171
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Here's a website that will give you an listing of excellent publications that you can buy and study. Cheapest RV items you can buy to keep you moving forward and out of trouble!

http://newrver.com

PS--mrpep, I just want to congratulate you as you're doing a terrific job of learning, asking good questions, listening, and working your a-- off. I hope your family appreciates you, they have a KEEPER!!!!
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Old 05-15-2016, 09:09 PM   #172
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So A frame , rear bumper , awning handles, caulked all lights, installed electric brake controller , a few other little things all this weekend. My neighbor came over and said its looking good , he's got a 28' TT with slide out. Wait till I actually clean the roof, everything on it, all of the siding , paint fender skirts and replace the awning. This thing is gonna look nice can I see it now. All interior curtains and blinds cleaned and every inch wiped down and disinfected . Tonmorrow I instal the we hitch and then the cleaning begins. I'm really excited ...


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Old 05-15-2016, 09:15 PM   #173
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Here's a website that will give you an listing of excellent publications that you can buy and study. Cheapest RV items you can buy to keep you moving forward and out of trouble!

http://newrver.com

PS--mrpep, I just want to congratulate you as you're doing a terrific job of learning, asking good questions, listening, and working your a-- off. I hope your family appreciates you, they have a KEEPER!!!!


Thank you and yes it's work but I'm enjoying it so much - I love working on this thing. One mans junk is another mans treasure . This thing is coming along nicely, thanks again.
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Old 05-15-2016, 09:53 PM   #174
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I see in pics it has manual tongue Jack. I replace on my old camper with an electric. A very nice option to add eventually. They are easy to install and hook up right to battery. It was well worth the $100.00 I spent. I did not get the high end and it worked well for three years until I traded up to my toy hauler. I'm sure it's still working for the ones that bought old camper.

Your progress is looking great. Keep up the good work.
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Old 05-16-2016, 06:35 PM   #175
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Looking good, keep up the good work.
Word of caution, do not use the hitch that is bolted to your bumper, not even for a bike rack. Trailer bumpers are notorious for failing. See the link below.

https://www.google.com/search?q=Bump...com&gws_rd=ssl
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Old 05-16-2016, 08:41 PM   #176
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Getting my old tt ready but then.....

Thanks for the tip - how much weight max would you recommend ? I was planning on putting one of these and then a cooler on it and maybe a grill




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To tell the truth, I am not sure how much weight the bumpers will hold. I just remember all the post about failures. I am sure others with more experience on this issue will come foward... Anyone?
A few of the members have welded supports directly to the trailer frame, with the age of your unit, you have no voided warranty issues to deal with.
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Old 05-16-2016, 09:04 PM   #178
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I'm gonna take a good look at it tommorrow , thanks for the heads up. I may have to modify it , I happen to be a metal worker so can easily beef it up if I have to. More evidence of how cheaply made these things are


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Old 05-16-2016, 10:44 PM   #179
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mrpep:

I've had receivers welded onto my Roo 19 and my Mini Lite 2503S for bike carrying. I'm attaching sketches of both.

If you're going to carry anything heavier than a spare tire, I'd suggest you go with something like these.
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I could be off base here, but the age of your TT may help you here. I'm guessing you'll find a far more substantial frame and bumper on this unit than the newer, lighter models. Just a guess though.
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