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Old 01-21-2012, 08:38 PM   #113
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I took 2 steps forward, and got pushed one step back

I replaced the plug on my shore power cord today, because the molded one had seen better days and the outer insulation sheath had pulled back a bit, so just before the plug it wasn't protecting the insulation on the conductors. I'm glad I did that first, so I could have a sense of accomplishment before the Argosy slapped me around.

Someone thought it was a good idea to put a 14" wide appliance with a finite service life behind a 13.5" opening? Really? I'm not in the mood to take out the galley, I guess I'm not boondocking in the winter for a while!
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Old 01-22-2012, 12:26 AM   #114
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Barbie and I are disassembling the badly re-canvased Zip Dee on our 71 Tradewind... we have Sun Brella, and a sewing machine, and are off to the races on another project.

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Old 05-30-2012, 09:53 PM   #115
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Yesterday I made a major dump run...cleaned up my "Boneyard". The original Fridge & oven from Rita are finally gone.

Today, I spent the day at a Fire Refresher training workshop at the Forest Service HQ in Redding Calif. Now I can go out on wildland fires as a "Call When Needed" (CWN) employee. New Mexico...here I come?
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Old 05-30-2012, 11:03 PM   #116
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Replaced skins in the nose, finished 12 volt wiring and started 120, prepped other interior skins for replacement tomorrow!
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Old 05-31-2012, 06:32 AM   #117
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Spent the time necessary to double flush the black/fresh tank's trying the keep those pesky monitors werking. SFSG.

After having to break camp in the dark over the weekend, I switch wired the trailer B/U lamps to light things up while loading the Classic's trunk.

Added a Fluke I/R remote temp gauge to the AS tool kit and installed an outside thermometer....gizmo's are good.

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Old 05-31-2012, 12:15 PM   #118
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Replaced skins in the nose, finished 12 volt wiring and started 120, prepped other interior skins for replacement tomorrow!

Hey Eric....which trailer did you replace the skins? Do you have photos of your older trailer?
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Old 05-31-2012, 03:13 PM   #119
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Finally installed the clock I bought about a year ago. Also put holders near the entrance door for my Maglite flashlights and put in a few new clothes hooks in various places. Then adjusted all the window latches.
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Old 05-31-2012, 04:31 PM   #120
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Last bit of prep before I left the shell off tomorrow morning.
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Old 05-31-2012, 09:46 PM   #121
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Today, I made a solar Hot Water heater for my outside shower, (next to the pool) ... I used a section of 4"x 4' long PVC pipe, capped the ends. Then drilled out the end caps, and glued in 1/2" threaded PVC S-80 fittings. Painted it black and installed on the backside of the shower pole. Looks like it may give me 20 minutes of hot water on a warm day.


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Old 07-06-2012, 12:59 PM   #122
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Replaced the water pump on our tow vehicle - there was a minor leak at the shaft. All in all it was a relatively straightforward project but required a second trip for additional coolant and a new hose fitting. What's a home project without multiple trips?

On a related note I decided to replace the heater hose connector at the intake manifold - it had a very minor leak and several mechanics indicated the connectors fail in a catastrophic manner at the worst possible time. I was not familiar with this type of push-on connector - I guess it gives the mechanics an easy way to flush a system.

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Old 07-06-2012, 02:08 PM   #123
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Hey Eric....which trailer did you replace the skins? Do you have photos of your older trailer?
Sorry if this was misleading; the INSIDE skins. Walls and nose sections I guess is a better way to put it!
Sorry for the confusion!
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Old 07-06-2012, 04:12 PM   #124
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Last time out we sucked a lot of seaweed and stuff into the Merc, spent the morning flushing and cleaning the cooling system.
Thermostats and poppet valve blocked real good, TGF for working instruments.

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Old 07-06-2012, 11:28 PM   #125
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Taking some time off. It's amazing how much better one can feel physically when stress is lessened.

Am just sitting here in the cool of the evening enjoying a "mocktail."
This stuff is pretty good. Definitely a "must take" on the next roadtrip.
I really like the apple martini flavour.
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Old 07-07-2012, 01:19 AM   #126
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What did you do today?

Tried one of those 5-Hour Energy Dealies!!!!!!!!!!!!!

DAMN!! They work like gangbusters!! I have heart issues that keep me feeling "punk" ie not a lot of energy / get up 'n go. Well, spent +/- 10 hours on the lawnmower & got a whole lot done, trying to get the place just right for when the '54 Cruiser comes home soon following a total interior renovation. Felt SO damn good to be outside & active, even in the 100 deg heat. Took lots of breaks, drank a whole lot of cold water - didn't overdo. The doctor encouraged me to be more active, so I did, today at least. Gonna go buy a stash of those 5-Hour energy boosters.

Now if I can only shake the ache in my back, and most everywhere else for that matter! All 'n all a great day!! Now if I can just get that vintage Airstream home, so's I can start the polish job.
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