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Old 09-09-2012, 07:34 PM   #15
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Now put LED's on there and you will take care of a lot of problems!
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Old 09-09-2012, 07:43 PM   #16
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Bolt right up!

These should bolt right up. Or use the Trail Blazer units that are at Wally World, TSC or Auto supply stores. Use Stainless screws when replacing them.
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Old 09-09-2012, 08:10 PM   #17
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I like it! Thanks. Read my new thread to see why the markers are way down on the list.
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Old 09-09-2012, 10:45 PM   #18
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A telescoping ladder, a little extra weight, and carpet/plywood, and common sense will get you over the top spots...or you can pay, and pay...the ladder is cheaper, the carpet can come out of the dumpster, and plywood is usually a construction site away...I might sound cheap, here, but...oh yeah...I AM cheap...but I'm on the road, most of the time...what's your excuse for parking it...???
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Old 09-10-2012, 03:52 AM   #19
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One thing that I consider necessary equipment to have with me all the time is a piece of wire with alligator clips on both ends. That way you can always clip onto a known good ground. The other thing I always have with me is a small butane soldering iron, much like the size used to work on circuit boards and in a pinch, particularly when I'm headed towards the inspection station and find out I have a marker light out, I've been known to solder the bottom of a bulb to the 12 V supply. This is particularly helpful on those sockets where they have a rubber O-ring that provides tension. I'm not saying that this is the right way to do it that it keeps things together till I can afford a LED conversion. Good luck with your electrical gremlins.
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Old 09-10-2012, 09:10 AM   #20
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I used some of these and they work fine. You have to machine a groove for the wire with a dremel tool but they are fully encapsulated in epoxie so they are still water proof.

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They have them in orange as well.

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Old 09-10-2012, 08:39 PM   #21
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...what's your excuse for parking it...???
...no motor...
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Old 09-10-2012, 08:44 PM   #22
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...no motor...
Screw the markers, I got bigger fish to fry!
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Old 09-10-2012, 08:46 PM   #23
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Motor... Smotor....
Its all good!
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Old 09-10-2012, 08:59 PM   #24
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Mike,

I hope you don't think I was referring to your recent issue with your motor

I was actually referring to the fact my Argosy doesn't have a motor installed right now. I'm real sorry to hear about what happened with yours, hopefully it will not be as bad as it sounds.

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Old 09-12-2012, 10:42 AM   #25
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I hope you don't think I was referring to your recent issue with your motor

I was actually referring to the fact my Argosy doesn't have a motor installed right now. I'm real sorry to hear about what happened with yours, hopefully it will not be as bad as it sounds.

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Old 09-13-2012, 12:53 PM   #26
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well, yeah, there is that...

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...no motor...
I consider the moving part is important, but I have been in situations that have made it a 17,000 pound albatross...being towed to the side of the road without power steering is pretty doggone difficult...getting out of the middle of a 2 lane mountain highway at night, in 20 degree temps is a bit of a trial...having a toad is a lifesaver...I'm fairly certain that my time is coming, at which point I will weep, and part it out...I'm not sure that I will be lucky enough to find another one...hang in there, Mike...we're all pulling for you...
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Old 09-13-2012, 02:39 PM   #27
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Since this thread has already gone pretty far afield I gotta throw this in: a story about a guy who drove his '91 Chevy pickup one million miles on the original motor:

Wisconsin Man Drives Millionth Mile in '91 Chevy : NPR

If he can get a million, maybe 150k isn't too much to ask from my 454.
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Old 09-13-2012, 05:04 PM   #28
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We're at 158, and I sincerely hope that you are correct...you know, a few more hundred miles would make my life easier...I'm not trying to do anything but get down the road...fairly simple concept...somewhat expensive, sometimes, but we didn't buy these beasts for economy...we bought them because we wanted them...m
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