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Old 05-01-2007, 07:55 PM   #43
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Palazzolo has an interesting web site. Not your average "goods and services" type of site. I had to play around with it to get the gist of it, but I think that was the intent of the design. Did Gregg Palazzolo do his interior work on your Caravanner for for the PO who was a client, or was Gregg the PO?
Dacia,

Gregg is the PO, and did a majority of the interior work. I agree with the site being a little difficult, but then again it was fun to play with and entertaining.

Only a week and a half till I tow her home! Gotta get my loan figured out, and supplies ordered.

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Old 05-02-2007, 12:04 AM   #44
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Freshly installed city water

What a guy!

He even installed me a new city water inlet because he knew I was going to camp in it on the way home.

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Old 05-02-2007, 02:11 AM   #45
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OMG....what a beauty. Congrats! Looks amazing!
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Old 05-03-2007, 12:24 PM   #46
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Bringing Baby Home

I am a week out from bringing my Caravanner from Michigan to Missouri. My brake controller and transmission cooler are installed, and my vacation is approved.

Before I begin this journey I am looking for advice on what exactly I should be bringing for my trip. I will drive up in one day, but will be staying overnight via courtesy park on the way back. Things like blankets, a few water jugs to prevent having to fill the 30 gallon tank, clothing, etc will be a necessity, but what else would be a good idea to bring along for towing it home?

What kind of jack is recommended to use in case of emergency, and where do I place it under the bellypan/frame in case of emergency? No spare with this trailer, so I will bring some fix-a-flat.

Anything else that anyone can highly recommend would be appreciated.

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Old 05-03-2007, 01:10 PM   #47
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Hi Steve,

RoadKingMoe did some awesome work on his checklists -- although there is some overkill. Susie's favorite of the bunch is the pot/pan set from CW -- handles come off for rattle free stacking and the lids double as strainers. Also get some of the non-slide rubber pads used on kitchen shelves and the like. You'll really appreciate a water thief when you find a campground that doesn't have threaded spigots!

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Jacking to change a tire? Leave it hitched to the tow vehicle. Block the opposite tire. Have a bottle jack with a 2x8 block to set it on -- place under the axle mounting plate only -- NOT on the axle or on frame anywhere. Loosen the nuts first and lift her up. You should probably have a torque wrench in the long run for proper retightening -- for now just have a lug wrench that fits the trailer nuts and tighten until it feels right; recheck in 150-200 miles if aluminum wheels.
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Old 05-03-2007, 02:15 PM   #48
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Torque wrench

ON longer trips I like to bring my torque wrench and hit the wheels every so often. Doesn't hurt to make sure that newly worked on wheels are torqued to the right level.

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Are torque wrenches all that expensive? These are steel wheels with baby moons, what torque should they be set to?

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for your lug nuts

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Are torque wrenches all that expensive? These are steel wheels with baby moons, what torque should they be set to?

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The torque wrench is for you lug nuts. 100lbs per lug done in a star pattern.

Read back through Rich Luhrs weblog for details about one of his wheels falling off


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From your post today, sounds like you have everything worked out as far as financing, etc. discussed on a different thread. If that's true, CONGRATS!!!!!!!!!!!! Is this a drive straight home, or are you going wander a bit and get acquaited with the new baby?
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Since I only have off from Sat through Tues I will be going up and coming back. This is also due to mother's day which I have three places I have to visit on that day.

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The Orient Express logo

The PO has a design firm and has sent this graphic to me for my coach.

What do you all think?
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The torque wrench is for you lug nuts. 100lbs per lug done in a star pattern.

Read back through Rich Luhrs weblog for details about one of his wheels falling off


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Good point about the Luhrs!
Also, you should not use the torque wrench to remove the lug nuts -- use the cheap wrench/breaker bar for that!

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The PO has a design firm and has sent this graphic to me for my coach.

What do you all think?
It looks great! Where do you plan to put it? Rear window?
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The PO told me that the right wheel tightens to the right, but the left wheel tightens to the left. Was this common for trailers this old, or is it something that was done wrong at the factory 51 years ago?

What size drive am I looking on for the torque wrench?

I plan to put a very small graphic on either the rear window, or the lower corner of the window adjacent to the entry door.

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