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Old 11-18-2014, 04:25 PM   #1
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What a GOOD Idea

I've had my EB for well over a year, and today while taking the propane tanks to be filled I just noticed something great left behind by the prior owner.

As I opened the lid of the propane cover there on the underside was the information on the proper PSI for tire inflation, the proper torque for the lug bolts, the wrench/socket sizes for the lug bolts, and so on. He even had a set of numbers that on closer examination were codes for replacement keys! Additionally there was a reminder to put grease in the Hensley zerk fitting, and what to use to lubricate the steps and stabilizer jacks. All were neatly done on a label gun. A few things applied to his tow vehicle that aren't right for mine (He'd listed the "correct height to hitch" from the ground to the bottom of the Hensley. My tow vehicle is obviously a bit lower to the ground. One label came out.) An orderly mind - I know the former owner was a doctor.

It's a great cheat sheet. I'm amazed I didn't notice it before. I open the lid every time I go through a local tunnel and it's hard to leave this area without going through one, and I have refilled the tanks once or twice. If I ever let my sister use it I'll point everything on it out to her.

Thanks Doc, wherever you are. Of the many mods you made to the trailer, I think this is gonna be the "best value for the buck" one.
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Old 11-18-2014, 04:29 PM   #2
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I made up a sheet with those listed and a few more goodies. It is attached inside the closet door. Handy for when I need a quick reference.
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Old 11-19-2014, 06:32 AM   #3
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The value of a checklist is well documented. It reduces mistakes and saves time. My 66 owners manual had copious notes written by the original owner about all kinds of things. I got a chuckle out of his note on the size of the black tank. He had figured out how many flushes it would hold before he had to empty the tank. I'll bet he had him and his wife on a daily flush allotment! Maybe they traded flush tickets like California carbon credits?

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Old 11-19-2014, 03:46 PM   #4
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Or it may have been a requirement to use the head to track your flushes on a post it note.

Then again a tank monitor would have been a more sanitary way to track that tank.

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Old 11-19-2014, 04:01 PM   #5
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With the Micropulse monitor system you need to manually count your flushes since they never work reliably.
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Old 11-19-2014, 04:32 PM   #6
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Then again a tank monitor would have been a more sanitary way to track that tank.
Oh, you guys and your fancy-pants tank monitors and post-it-notes. What's wrong with a flashlight and a peek down the hole?
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Old 11-19-2014, 04:37 PM   #7
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Oh, you guys and your fancy-pants tank monitors and post-it-notes. What's wrong with a flashlight and a peek down the hole?
I agree.

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Just make sure the flashlight has a wrist strap...


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Paula, thanks for this great idea, I wrote things down in my packet which of course is packed away in a back corner, I will be doing this, I love my label maker!!

BTW my tank monitor is in my head as I have never found any of my tanks to be remotely accuarate. I mostly travel alone, and not a big deal to track.
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Oh, you guys and your fancy-pants tank monitors and post-it-notes. What's wrong with a flashlight and a peek down the hole?
How about a dipstick?
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How about a dipstick?

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Well, this is fun. Great thread, Paula. I think I'll make some notes of my own.
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Nice to see his efforts are appreciated. I do that for all of our vehicles and the AS as well.
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