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Old 12-09-2015, 12:47 PM   #29
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Wow.. a new idea (not serious).. how about a 'Duct tape quilt'... it is something a 'guy' can do?
Now you've gone and done it. Letting the world know that ANYTHING CAN BE DONE WITH DUCT TAPE kills the tool gift idea for Christmas. Nice try with the (not serious) but once the gift buyers see this, we are toast. And I so wanted that new fiber optic view camera (hint, hint, hint). Pat
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Old 12-09-2015, 01:24 PM   #30
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Now on to serious stuff:

A surge protector for the electrical cord. While it may never be needed and may not work like it should when it is needed, the little test button lets you trip the power so you can disconnect trailer without going to the post to kill the breaker. Remove load or power before disconnect.

As Pro said, get a 50 to 30 amp adapter. Also get a 30 to 120, a trailer 30 twist lock to a 120, and .........well, there is probably another that one too.

Get a funnel, hose reducer, water jug with spout....some way to get water into the fresh water tank. Also get a second length of hose. It's a pain to have to move the trailer a few feet when the 20ft hose is too short. It's also a pain to haul out a longer hose when it is not needed 9 out of 10 times.

Get a clear sewer section. Really helps to see that the flush has worked. Really liked that cam lock system, going to have to check that out. There are some interesting solutions to handling the black water hose. Worth researching a bit. The nitrile gloves are a bit better quality and likely more sanitary than rubber gloves unless you wash the rubber frequently. Get an use a separate hose for black water flush operation.

Get a dedicated battery water container. Distilled water comes in gallon jugs and you will never need that much. A pint or quart bottle will work. Some type of dedicated funnel is a help as well.

Get a clear coat touch up kit. Your baby will get a scratch.

Get inside and outside mats, step covers, a short handle stiff brush to clean them and big garbage bags to pack them when you can't clean them first.

Get a small grease gun and refill cartridges. If your hitch does not need to be greased, the ball does. One of those reusable grocery bags (not the paper) can be used as a cover when not towing. A big garbage bag is a good idea when you load the hitch head in the trailer or TV.

And that is just a start. The folks who have been doing this for years have lots of great solutions. Keep asking.

Now who has a solution for formed dividers that fit the curves of the overhead compartments? Certainly, that is a need that someone has filled! Pat
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Old 12-09-2015, 01:34 PM   #31
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Hi from AZ. . . I turned the power jack head 90 degrees, and now the tailgate on my F150 opens completely (thanks, Marcel @ Balloon Fiesta). . . be careful out there, Craig
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....One of those reusable grocery bags (not the paper) can be used as a cover when not towing....

A tennis ball works very well as a hitch ball cover to keep dirt and pant leg from contact with a greased ball. Cut a 1.5" circle and add four 1" slits 90 degrees apart to the opening and you are good to go. I use "lost tennis balls" that appear in my yard from the court nearby.
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A tennis ball works very well as a hitch ball cover to keep dirt and pant leg from contact with a greased ball.
Know what works even better? Neoprene sports bottle koozies turned upside down over the ball. No need to cut them like you do a tennis ball, just slip them on. But you have to get sports bottle koozies with the drawstring, not zippered beer bottle koozies. Save the beer bottle koozies for something important, such as beer.
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Old 12-09-2015, 09:48 PM   #34
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awesome as usual
Pat.. got mostly all what u said except water for the batteries
( got acm's :-)

Keep it coming though.... this is really helpful

Through years of sailing and used to have a 190 B I got most of the essentials, but want to make sure..lol

Thanks Thor
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Hi from AZ. . . I turned the power jack head 90 degrees, and now the tailgate on my F150 opens completely (thanks, Marcel @ Balloon Fiesta). . . be careful out there, Craig
Great idea--gonna try it!
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turning power jack on my 27 fb doesn't work, the gasbottles are way forward due to the hatch and battery access behind them ....
in fact I have to really watch what I am doing with a flag holder. The sandlapper one wouldn't work
a cause I have the big motor hanging in front of the tube and not on its side, and the door of the truck needs to be open as well

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