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Old 04-25-2012, 09:24 AM   #43
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Great buy, like mine, just a little more than tlc but once you fix it, it will be easier next time, or if you improve it, it will not need to be fixed again.
Nice to know even with the extensive list done, you are able to use in relatively short time.
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Old 04-25-2012, 12:21 PM   #44
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Great buy, like mine, just a little more than tlc but once you fix it, it will be easier next time, or if you improve it, it will not need to be fixed again.
Nice to know even with the extensive list done, you are able to use in relatively short time.
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Dave,

Thank you.

I finally understand the attraction of travelling to new places. My wife is a "gypsy" (had wanderlust since age 10) and being married to me all these years has kept her tied down to just a couple of locations. (& she doesn't like it one bit!).

Luckily, I fell in Love with her at age 11 and we have been together ever since. She will be retiring at the end of this year, I still have a couple of years remaining. Our plan for the remainder of this year is to hit the road at least two weekends per month and four 1 week trips. Am already chomping at the bit to start the next trip (1st weekend of May).

We will be teaming up with a local couple (1983 Airstream Classic Moho) and are actively recruiting our friends with motorhomes (4 currently, all P30 Chassis Class A Moho's) to join us in our adventures! My wifes enthusiasm is contagious! Current plan is to visit Crowley's Ridge State Park in NE Arkansas.

I hope to meet many of the forum members over the next few months & years.

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Old 04-25-2012, 10:28 PM   #45
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Daniel,
The name of the company that makes the coil springs I used is "SuperSteer"
Their website is www.supersteersuperstop.com
The part numer that fit my coach was SS265 with a weight range from 5300 to 5950 lbs. Front end of my coach weighs 5600 lbs, yours is probably close to that but you'd need to have the front weighed prior to ordering. The parts were $319.00 back in 2008. Camping World did the installation, but the springs come with step by step installation instructions if you have the tools and jacks to do the job - which I didn't. They charged $214.00 to install. Hope this helps.
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Daniel,
The name of the company that makes the coil springs I used is "SuperSteer"
Their website is www.supersteersuperstop.com
The part numer that fit my coach was SS265 with a weight range from 5300 to 5950 lbs. Front end of my coach weighs 5600 lbs, yours is probably close to that but you'd need to have the front weighed prior to ordering. The parts were $319.00 back in 2008. Camping World did the installation, but the springs come with step by step installation instructions if you have the tools and jacks to do the job - which I didn't. They charged $214.00 to install. Hope this helps.
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Randy,

Thank you, for sharing the information with me. Luckily, the nearest Camping World is 2-1/2 hours away in Little Rock, AR. Will plan a trip there in the next 2-3 weeks to get a current estimate.

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Old 04-26-2012, 02:32 PM   #47
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A little more progress with the Wax and Buff job...4 more feet and the passenger side is complete.

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Old 04-26-2012, 02:37 PM   #48
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Is anyone thinking of attending the Sams Rally in Louisville, KY June 21-24, 2012?

Based on Randy's suggestion of Supersteer Coil Springs to replace my failed airbag, reviewed the Henderson site and noticed they will be onsite to perform RPA (Road Performance Analysis, Repairs, etc...). May be a good idea to have the suspension restored and upgraded.

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Old 04-27-2012, 12:15 PM   #49
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Daniel,

What products are you using for the 'wax & buff', and what do you think of it? Anything different on the paint vs. gelcoat?
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Old 04-28-2012, 06:10 AM   #50
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What products are you using for the 'wax & buff', and what do you think of it? Anything different on the paint vs. gelcoat?
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My son gave me a buffer and a can of Meguiars Wax. As Katy's finish was pretty dull and chalky, I thought it couldn't hurt. Scrubbed her with a brush, Dawn dish soap and water. Once dry, started waxing in the middle and kept going. I waxed and buffed for only 30 minutes per day.

For the most part, the dull and chalky has been rendered a little shine and smooth to the touch. There are some areas that didn't do as well. The front in particular. It feels a little smother to the touch but barely reflects a shine. Only waxed the passenger half of the front. Will take a photo of the contrast and post later today.

No work is scheduled for Katy today. The "boss" has asked me to take everything out of the garage, purchase and install shelving. Tomorrow we get to sort thru our stuff and organize into totes. She wants all her gardening tools moved to the front so she doesn't have to wade through all my tools. It's only a couple of roll-around tool boxes honey...!

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Old 04-28-2012, 07:31 AM   #51
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Daniel, I used a product called Turbo cut made by Wizard auto products. Its a three step system, the Turbo Cut gave me such a good shine I skipped second step and went to the final step which is a polish. I figured going over the MH twice was quite enough. As you no doubt are finding out,the coach seems to grow once you start this project. The Turbo Cut did remove all the cloudy haze though, back to the gel coat. This product worked real well for me.
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Old 04-29-2012, 08:42 AM   #52
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Waxed 1/2 of the "hood", note the contrast

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Hope to start on drivers side today.

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Old 04-29-2012, 08:45 AM   #53
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Old 04-30-2012, 11:41 AM   #54
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Daniel, I used a product called Turbo cut made by Wizard auto products. Its a three step system, the Turbo Cut gave me such a good shine I skipped second step and went to the final step which is a polish. I figured going over the MH twice was quite enough. As you no doubt are finding out,the coach seems to grow once you start this project. The Turbo Cut did remove all the cloudy haze though, back to the gel coat. This product worked real well for me.
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Gloran,

Turbo cut sounds interesting, as I have pretty much used up the gift can of Meguiars from my son, will see if my local auto stores carry it.

I have learned first hand, my coach feels much bigger when I am buffing...

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Old 05-03-2012, 12:19 PM   #55
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DW and I are planning a short trip this weekend with five of our grandchildren...this should be interesting.

Departing Friday afternoon for MS, Wallace Creek Park.

I typically cook on a small Weber Propane Grill (uses 1 LB Bottles) for just the two of us. As I will be cooking for 13 on Saturday, wanted to find a portable propane grill that could be stored in the basement yet grill a lot meat.

Luckily, DW and I were at Sams Club and found this little jewel:

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The grill looks similar to a holland grill, what kind is it?
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