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Old 11-12-2013, 08:07 AM   #1065
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To off quote Ben Franklin; Penny wise and aluminum foolish.
How about "Penny wise and aluminum polish!"
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Old 11-12-2013, 08:52 AM   #1066
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LOL, although I am still a long way from getting polish!
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Old 11-12-2013, 06:08 PM   #1067
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Ann bought some flexible cutting boards from Bed Bath and Beyond. I've always hated them but found a good use for them. The storage barn has a new asphalt floor. The solvents and oil are hard on tires. Figured I better protect the new Goodyears. Excuse the rotation, its an iphone thing. I also put most of the weight on the jacks.
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Old 11-14-2013, 07:43 AM   #1068
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Panorama Window! And a mess of electric stuff!

The big deal was the window--was sideswiped by a pickup camper in July and intensely relieved to find that the window was replaceable. Thanks much to my friends at P and S Trailer Service in Helena, Ohio.

A bunch of 12 volt issues this year, pretty much all at once. Ignition switch, coach battery booster solenoid, chassis battery, 12 volt converter, fuse panel.

Even replaced the genset with a Cummins 5500. After 7 years of pretty easy maintenance our Ernestine seems to have had a midlife crisis!

All better now, winterized and in bed until spring.
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Old 11-24-2013, 08:34 PM   #1069
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New battery tray slides, 500lb rating, but only 300lb for mobile use. Still gotta be an upgrade over originals.
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Old 11-25-2013, 07:57 AM   #1070
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New battery tray slides, 500lb rating, but only 300lb for mobile use. Still gotta be an upgrade over originals.
It would be prudent to spray with industrial strength anti-rust substance, CRC makes a lubricant that leaves a coating for marine use, especially while they are off the unit and can be taken apart to do all surfaces. I found the battery tray on most vehicles I've had came with a plastic coating but it only hid the problem.
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Old 11-28-2013, 12:15 AM   #1071
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A new heater control cable and valve. The previous owner had this in a drawer so I thought I would install it. My cable was messed up from trying to push the nasty rusted valve...now everything is smooth and heat is easy to regulate.
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Old 11-29-2013, 07:25 AM   #1072
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Dent Roller

From Aerowood, here on the Airforum..

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Old 11-29-2013, 05:52 PM   #1073
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Steve,

Looks beautiful. What is it??
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Old 11-29-2013, 08:09 PM   #1074
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Dent Roller made by Aerowood...

The full story is here:
http://www.airforums.com/forums/f381...ler-87127.html
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Old 11-29-2013, 11:52 PM   #1075
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Steve,

Thanks, I have a lot to learn about metal forming. I've tried to repair dents with a hammer when obviously a roller would have been a much better tool for the job. If I had only known. But the good news, or not, is that I still have a lot of dents to chase.
I know you've got a lot of experience with the "Black Arts" of alchemy and such. Can you suggest any source material pertaining to aluminum repair, or did you learn it all through the School of Hard Knocks? No punn intended?

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Old 12-08-2013, 11:09 AM   #1076
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New fan clutch. The best $60 I have spent on my RV to date. The old one was leaking fluid and only turning off when I hit 65 on the highway...much quieter ride now.
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Old 12-09-2013, 06:55 AM   #1077
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How much fun was that fan clutch to install ?
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Old 12-09-2013, 01:21 PM   #1078
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The fan clutch job was a bit of a pain as the fan is encased in a shroud and you can only reach it through the doghouse. I removed the air filter, took out the four nuts holding the clutch to the motor with a wrench, then used a socket to take the fan bolts out. Slid the clutch out and reverse process. Hard on knees and back working over the motor. The old clutch was leaking fluid and clearly shot.
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