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Old 05-11-2018, 05:35 AM   #241
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Been a full press getting ours ready this year with the crappy weather:

- New springs (correct 25-1/4"length this time, not 26")
- New wet bolts with Lippert Never Fail bushings in all but the three in the equalizers
- Replumbed the disc brakes but due to time, used some Kodiak hoses instead of hard lines
- - Added a handrail to the stairs. I made it up from 1x3 oak and a commercial teak 4 loop marine rail.
- Installed a Fabulous exhaust fan
- Washed it - roof, sides and belly
- Dewinterized
- Installed a Camco HW heater drain with petcoc k
- Added a 3" memory foam bed topper.
- Built and installed a spice rack for my DW

Yet to do - have materials:
- Install supplemental rear fridge fans (assembly made up)
- Block the washer feed lines off (don't have one)
- Fix a ding in the wall and install a covering border
- 303 the slide seals
- Polish

I NEED a rest
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Old 05-11-2018, 07:03 AM   #242
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LED Strip LIGHTS

Added LED STRIP Lights to the RV and TV.
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Old 05-11-2018, 08:40 AM   #243
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John, I don't care who you are, those lights are COOL!
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Old 05-11-2018, 08:43 AM   #244
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Been a full press getting ours ready this year with the crappy weather:

- New springs (correct 25-1/4"length this time, not 26")
- New wet bolts with Lippert Never Fail bushings in all but the three in the equalizers
- Replumbed the disc brakes but due to time, used some Kodiak hoses instead of hard lines
- - Added a handrail to the stairs. I made it up from 1x3 oak and a commercial teak 4 loop marine rail.
- Installed a Fabulous exhaust fan
- Washed it - roof, sides and belly
- Dewinterized
- Installed a Camco HW heater drain with petcoc k
- Added a 3" memory foam bed topper.
- Built and installed a spice rack for my DW

Yet to do - have materials:
- Install supplemental rear fridge fans (assembly made up)
- Block the washer feed lines off (don't have one)
- Fix a ding in the wall and install a covering border
- 303 the slide seals
- Polish

I NEED a rest
Dave, with all that cleaning, shining and waxing, it's time to make a decision: Do you leave it parked so it won't get dirty or do you get it dirty by dragging it someplace to enjoy it..... I'd vote for taking the weekend, getting it dirty and enjoying some relaxing RV'ing. You've earned the rest !!!
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Old 05-11-2018, 09:00 AM   #245
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Dave, with all that cleaning, shining and waxing, it's time to make a decision: Do you leave it parked so it won't get dirty or do you get it dirty by dragging it someplace to enjoy it..... I'd vote for taking the weekend, getting it dirty and enjoying some relaxing RV'ing. You've earned the rest !!!

John - next Thursday it heads to our Lake Champlain CG until mid-August. Then it goes on the road for 5-7 weeks through Ontario, MI's UP, WI, MN, ND, maybe as far as ID, back to Champlain for 2-3 weeks then off to PA, VA and possibly NC. Of course this is pending my DWs nagging back problem. If that's flaring up, then it will 'only' be NH, ME, NB, NS and/or PEI. I then can say it does get down and dirty!

I relax after Thursday
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Old 05-11-2018, 09:14 AM   #246
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John - next Thursday it heads to our Lake Champlain CG until mid-August. Then it goes on the road for 5-7 weeks through Ontario, MI's UP, WI, MN, ND, maybe as far as ID, back to Champlain for 2-3 weeks then off to PA, VA and possibly NC. Of course this is pending my DWs nagging back problem. If that's flaring up, then it will 'only' be NH, ME, NB, NS and/or PEI. I then can say it does get down and dirty!

I relax after Thursday
Definitely some ambitious plans !!! Stay safe and enjoy the summer !!!
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Old 05-11-2018, 05:46 PM   #247
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So last year the South Florida heat got me trying to figure ways to keep it cool inside. Adding secondary black-out curtains to the sliding glass door (Fuzion FZ420 w/side patio), non-windy days keeping awnings out for the morning to afternoon, etc. So one idea was adding reflection bubble foil to the large garage windows. I found at Lowe's it was not too expensive and the roll I got took care of all garage windows plus small curb side front bedroom window. Since that bedroom window faces East and the awning won't cover it. In the garage I needed 2 pcs side by side to fill such huge windows. So I used AC duct foil tape to seam them into 1pc. Had that foil tape left over from when I fixed the poor quality AC duct work issue in this RV.
Garage stays cooler but let's little light in.
Not sure if it's going to make a dramatic difference in the bedroom yet.
May add those Slow Rise brand shades in the large hallway window.
And the GF is making a black-out curtain for the useless heat magnifier (oval window) above the entry door.
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Old 05-12-2018, 05:44 PM   #248
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Nothing exciting for me. Getting ready for a long weekend, so I checked the tires (all a bit low) and wheel nut torque (just one nut a bit loose). Had to buy a new torque wrench, my old one only goes up to 100 ft/lbs. I also gave it a good wash, lubricated the hitch and tied down the TVs so they won’t flop around on the mounts.
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