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Old 11-14-2010, 04:44 PM   #43
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So today I replaced the plastic window glazing strips.

Until recently, we just had to live with the old cracked trim - VTS started carrying the replacement strips, now the windows look GREAT! It was an easy project, just needed the right product...thanks Steve!!!

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Old 11-14-2010, 05:38 PM   #44
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Looks great. Fine work. You have lots of patience.
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Great job on the toilet Shari, We will tackle the same issues with ours Next season. Wish us luck!
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Thanks guys!

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I am trying to replace the glazing strip on ours now as well. I cant seem to get them to snap back in. Any advice?

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Old 11-15-2010, 04:20 PM   #48
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I am trying to replace the glazing strip on ours now as well. I cant seem to get them to snap back in. Any advice?

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Yeah, I struggled a bit with them at first too...my thumbs wouldn't last through all the windows! After the first strip or two, I figured out I needed some kind of "tool". The best thing I found was a 1" dowel that is rounded on the end like the end of a broom handle. I cut it to about 6" and used the flat end as a "pusher", the rounded end made it easier to grasp in my palm w/o any sharp edges. You still have to press pretty hard, but it's MUCH EASIER with the dowel.

The other thing I noticed is that sometimes there is a gap between the glass and metal - make sure the trim doesn't go in there - it goes only in the metal-to-metal gap. Makes sense?

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Makes a lot of sense. Thanks for the help. I'm going to try this tomorrow.

Thanks again.
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Shari,

You are a genius and my freaking hero. I have been trying to get these darn windows done for a month now and couldn't get the new pieces to snap in. I would walk away from the project then come back and try but still no luck until I tried your suggestions. It had my husband stumped as well. He didn't believe me when I told him it worked. I ended up using a flat ended old highlighter.

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Yeah! Sounds like an old highlighter works well too! Happy to help...isn't it nice to have clean, fresh trim in there!?

I'm sure yours looks nice & tidy as ours...

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Old 02-20-2011, 10:10 AM   #52
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Thumbs up About time!

Yesterday, Maxwell got a new axle...we weren't popping rivets or bouncing around much, but figured it was way over due regardless.

We went with Dexter Torflex and beefed it up a little from 3,500 lbs to 3,800 lbs while we were at it. It raised things up about an inch...mostly due to the larger rod. All went well...no "issues".

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what's that you're using to balance/support the axle there, on the jack? Looks like a chunk of pvc pipe with a notch...?
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Notch-O-Matic axle installaton fixture . . .

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what's that you're using to balance/support the axle there, on the jack? Looks like a chunk of pvc pipe with a notch...?
Hi Chuck:

That's a Notch-O-Matic axle installation fixture custom-made by Luke's Maintenance and Repairs in Fort Collins, CO. The blue wrecking bar is used to "fine tune" the fit, necessary because the brake drums typically not yet been balanced before installation. In their unbalanced state, there is always the danger of vibration and shaking. So without that blue wrecking bar to calm things down, there might be rivets poppin' loose all over the trailer's interior during axle installation. Besides minimizing a possible unbalanced state of affairs, the Notch-O-Matic correctly positions the axle and prevents axle rotation for an overall easier installation. Tools are an axle guy's best friend!
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What Fred said...

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Old 03-03-2011, 09:42 AM   #56
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Here are a couple of more pics...

Crap. I just looked inside my swirlo and can see that the plastic area right above the flapper is cracked. It looks like the PO may have tried to seal it with a bunch of wax, but it doesn't look like it's going to hold. At all.

You did a great job here. Thanks for all the great pics. I'm really concerned about next steps with mine. I may end up buying some PVC parts from HD, or lowes and spend some time remaking them on the lathe or something. I don't know what I'm going to find.

This is probably the most depressing renovation I think I'm going to have to do. I really dislike the option. Is there really no other way?

I'll probably be pulling the toilet, maybe half the bathroom.
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