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Old 10-12-2005, 03:29 PM   #1
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Arrow What's this tool?

Hi, folks,

I certainly should have asked about this at the forum rally in Ft. Desoto... but I've been toting this tool around in the trunk and have yet to figure out what I'm supposed to do with it.

Humorous replies will be accepted, but what is it, really?

Thanks,

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Old 10-12-2005, 03:33 PM   #2
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And here's another shot of this mystery tool.

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Old 10-12-2005, 03:40 PM   #3
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well, one of the objects is a plastic pink flamingo.

the other is a support for the second step that unfolds and hangs down from the top step.

you work it by taking the short end and jamming it up against the underside of the floor and the frame rail; the other end, with the longer piece of angle-iron, then fits up against the back edge of the step.

the original supports for this step were made of soft alluminum, and wore out easily, making for a flimsy stepping experience.
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Old 10-12-2005, 04:02 PM   #4
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It's a hot dog flipper for grillin. It's too narrow for bratwurst.
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Old 10-12-2005, 04:10 PM   #5
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Long reach hook - designed to retrieve dump valve covers that roll under trailer and land exactly in the center - where you can't reach them (short of wriggling on belly through puddle around dump site) This tool can also be used like a shuffleboard que to knock cover out to the other side of trailer...

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Old 10-12-2005, 04:54 PM   #6
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Hi, Chuck,

The flamingo is there for scale...

Hmm... my second step unfolds from the back, so I don't think that's it.

Karma to anyone who answers as long as I have any left.

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Old 10-12-2005, 04:57 PM   #7
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read this thread. I posted a diagram of how this tool works, and there are other solutions for the "wiggly step syndrome"

http://www.airforums.com/forum...ead.php?t=9926
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Old 10-12-2005, 04:59 PM   #8
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Hi, folks,

I certainly should have asked about this at the forum rally in Ft. Desoto... but I've been toting this tool around in the trunk and have yet to figure out what I'm supposed to do with it.

Humorous replies will be accepted, but what is it, really?

Thanks,

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Aluminum perch for the plastic Flimingo?
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Old 10-12-2005, 05:05 PM   #9
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You guys are all SOOOOOO lame... leading poor Lamar down the primrose path with your dull conjecture about step reinforcing rods and all that. Lamar, don't listen to 'em for a minute. You have there, a really, REALLY rare piece that goes to (shhh... don't let anyone hear this out loud...) the Electrolux Death Ray. Yes, I know it sounds incredible, but I think it's a piece of the mounting equipment that allows the Death Ray to be mounted inside a standard Dometic Penguin air conditioner shroud. In fact, I think you can see it as part of the tripod in the last scene of the demo. They can be deployed remotely from the driver's seats of most vehicles using controls wired through the Bargman connector (you didn't really think that all those wires went to lights and stuff, did you?)

Anyway, for all of you skeptics out there... here's a link (quiet... we don't want this out) to the Brotron Labs website:

http://www.brotron.com/Movies/DRay.html

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P.S. And for you cheapskates out there who want the fun, but don't want to pay the energy bills that go with these things, I've recently heard that there is a coin-op model in pre-production!
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Old 10-12-2005, 05:09 PM   #10
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Anyway, for all of you skeptics out there... here's a link (quiet... we don't want this out) to the Brotron Labs website:

http://www.brotron.com/Movies/DRay.html

Roger

P.S. And for you cheapskates out there who want the fun, but don't want to pay the energy bills that go with these things, I've recently heard that there is a coin-op model in pre-production!
This is all I get from your link, Roger...












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Old 10-12-2005, 05:26 PM   #11
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Bannana, maybe.

Hi, Chuck,

Could be... I found out (from your link) that the second step his been misfolded the entire time I've had this trailer. (I've never needed it.) I had to move my porch platform to get it down, and it was puzzling for a while. I had to consult the diagram a couple of times.

Okay, I can insert it and push the bottom step against it, and it stays there.

However, there are no marks on the step that indicate that this tool has ever been used that way. Since the step's made of aluminum, I think it'd show.

The PO took it out three times in the five years he owned it, and he actually borrowed a tow vehicle from his neighbor when he went. Neither he nor his wife are really tiny people. I doubt that they needed the second step either.

I was wondering if it had something to do with the way the awning touches the stove vent as it starts to urfurl.

Thanks,

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Old 10-12-2005, 05:39 PM   #12
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Lamar, actually, I have one that is similar to that for my trailer, however it has an adjustable carriage bolt head with a jam nut that allows it to be adjusted for length. We use it regularly and it has never marred our aluminum steps.

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Old 10-12-2005, 07:55 PM   #13
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Exclamation If its raining.........

and your sitting under your awning, occasionally you reach up with this tool and push the rain water that has pooled in the middle of the awning out to the edges.

Gosh, doesn't anybody know anything here?????
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Old 10-12-2005, 08:03 PM   #14
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What tool is this?

You'll All Wrong !!

Its a roach smasher!@!

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