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Old 01-15-2013, 04:02 AM   #71
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Warning taken!

Than in my personal use archives they will stay!

Thanks for the heads up! Very strange that they would enforce a copy right while they have all the manuals from 2001 and newer motor homes on their website free for down load.

Might send them a letter to see about getting permission.
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Old 01-26-2013, 05:22 PM   #72
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Demo: Day 1; Ouch that hurts...

Soooo.... Finally the weather was dry and warm enough to start the demo on the MoHo. I took some starting pics, than planned on getting everything in the main salon ripped out; Yeah right! I thought it would be an easy thing to unbolt the barrel chairs from the deck, rip up the carpet and start on the gaucho.

I took out the center tv stand first. A pain in the @zz since i had to use a regular screw driver since the power one would strip the screws.

The after realizing that I couldn't remove the chairs from the posts and had to unbolt them from the deck I went to work. There was no way I could get an angle on the nuts with out raising the front levelers. So, being smart I ran down to Northern Tool and picked up some Jack stands. I was able to score a pair of 12 ton stands for $79! Awesome. No fear of laying there and having the MoHo crush me!

Of course the stand ratchet was a little tight from being brand new, sooo while working to loosen it up, the center steel brace falls and crushes my finger. Ouch! Well the only real damage was my pride and a nasty bruise.

I lefted the front and put the stands in place and realized there is no way I was going to be able to do this myself. Airstream must have used a contortionist to hold the nuts underneath while someone above turned the bolt. So the wife came over and helped while I crawled underneath (lots more room with the stands ). How the heck they got the one on top of the propane tank I am still trying to figure out!

We finally got all the bolts out and removed the barrel chair! One down and one to go tomorrow. The bright side is I got an good excuse to go to Northern Tool The bad news it only cost me a bruised finger and my ego! I attached a couple photos.

Oh by the way, when pulling up nasty dirty 20 year old carpet, a tyvek suit is recommended! Since I didn't have one I settled for the shower with laundry detergent and a tire brush!

By the way, for laughs I set up my webcam to shoot a picture every 24 seconds figuring over the course of the afternoon to watch the progress. Not alot of progress to watch, but still funny!

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Old 01-26-2013, 05:29 PM   #73
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Ah heck, I thought you were going to post a picture of your finger Remember it didn't happen unless you have pictures to prove it

Yep, getting the chairs out is a real pain. I ended up using vise grips on top and worked from underneath with wrenches and sockets. You'll run into the same problems if/when you decide to remove the driver and passenger seats.

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Old 01-26-2013, 05:34 PM   #74
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Geez. Dave buys a perfectly good RV and all he does is start to take it apart...
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LOL! Yeah Bad I tried the passenger seat first! Than decided to start small and work my way up.

How's this? I know it doesn't look to bad, but the thing is twice normal size and 3 hours later I still don't have feeling in it. I am currently taking a few glasses of cab for it! Okay, maybe the loss of feeling is not entirely from the jack stand! And I am a wuss!
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edit: Darn video won't upload. Any suggestions?
Save it to Youtube.com and put a link to it in a post.

Not tough to do!
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Geez. Dave buys a perfectly good RV and all he does is start to take it apart...
That thought has plagued me since I got it and haunted me all afternoon! What the heck am I doing!!! Who's stupid idea was this?!
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Save it to Youtube.com and put a link to it in a post.

Not tough to do!
I was trying to avoid YouTube.... But oh well:

Day 1 - YouTube
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LOL! Yeah Bad I tried the passenger seat first! Than decided to start small and work my way up.

How's this? I know it doesn't look to bad, but the thing is twice normal size and 3 hours later I still don't have feeling in it. I am currently taking a few glasses of cab for it! Okay, maybe the loss of feeling is not entirely from the jack stand! And I am a wuss!
Looks like grease on your finger to me

Consider it a badge of honor. Does that make you feel better?!

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I was trying to avoid YouTube.... But oh well:

Day 1 - YouTube
That is awesome! It was great watching the water glass & coke bottle move around on their own! Great idea, I'm going to have to do something like this.

Thanks for sharing!!

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Oh... you did the old pinch the finger between the Jack stand inner and legs trick....
I can tell you from experience... you only do it once.... until the pain fades for a few weeks and then you forget how much it hurts and do it again..
Good job you dont have the 20t stands...

I was gonna say some joke about going to the Dr and getting something for the pain, but leaving the swelling... but didnt want to be misunderstood...
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I can't get any sound track on that video?????????????????

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Oh... you did the old pinch the finger between the Jack stand inner and legs trick....
I can tell you from experience... you only do it once.... until the pain fades for a few weeks and then you forget how much it hurts and do it again..
Good job you dont have the 20t stands...

I was gonna say some joke about going to the Dr and getting something for the pain, but leaving the swelling... but didnt want to be misunderstood...
Yeah, I have done it before years ago with a 2 ton stand. I thought that would be the last time I did it as well I also remembered why I didn't get into fixing cars......

As far as being misunderstood.... No chance. I am just glad my wife never connected the dots between injury and swelling or I would really be in pain.
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I can't get any sound track on that video?????????????????

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The sensors wouldn't allow the sound to be played!
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