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Old 01-24-2009, 05:10 PM   #1
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What I learned not to do today.

I guess we are all starting to get a touch of cabin fever because we only camp when it warmer around here. Today was to be a day of preparation and repair for our Airstream. The old window protector has been cracking for a while now and I had found a man in California to use the old as a pattern and mold to make a new fiberglass protector. One pull too hard and it was no longer good for anything but plastic confetti.

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I also learned not to remove the top of the electric jack shown in the bottom picture if the jack is the only thing holding the front of the camper up. The camper does drop pretty fast just as you pull the motor off. No real harm done I guess I will have to use an aftermarket protector of Lexan or cover my frame in aluminum. Be Careful, Don
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Old 01-24-2009, 05:39 PM   #2
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A little sunshine makes one want to get the campers ready to go.

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Old 01-24-2009, 05:49 PM   #3
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That is so true.....can't wait for some good weather to take it out and have at least a little peace....even with the kids. Can't wait till spring
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Old 01-24-2009, 06:44 PM   #4
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I always cring when I see a subject like this. I just reminds of the 1st rule of power tools... when done the correct number of digits is '10'.

Glad know one was hurt with the jacks.


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Old 01-24-2009, 07:59 PM   #5
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I have never seen a rock guard like the one on your trailer and it dose not appear to be correct so you may have had good luck. I constructed one a few years ago using a piece of tinted plexiglass and aluminum channel for the frame, looked great and worked excellent.

You can get electric jacks on ebay for $99.00. Search for RV Jacks. Some are new some are refurbished. I have one on my 2005 Safari.
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