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Old 08-25-2003, 11:54 AM   #43
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Got about halfway through the cooling system rebuild. Amazing how much crud came out of those radiator fins! I'm really glad I decided to pull all of this out of the MH to do this as I've found about three "less than ideal" previous repairs that could have easily blown the motor or transmission if they failed while on the road.

The new water pump is bolted on and I hope to get everything back together before the next "How did you spend your weekend??" post!
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Old 08-25-2003, 06:03 PM   #44
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Searching for more Airstreams or Avions,or Argosys is there something that could be better?
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Old 08-25-2003, 07:44 PM   #45
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I still like this thread.
I went up to the lake again. This time with a buddy.
Brought another 8 track tape with me but the player doesn't work.
Alas

Moved the AS about 75'. Back under it's favorite old Maple tree.
This time with a 30 amp extenstion cord instead of a 15 amp.
I had had it backed up close to the power panel in order to run the air conditioner. Hadn't finisned making up the 100' 30 amp extension cord for it.

Got the rye planted!!!

I still need to find someone with a rivet shaver who will trade me a couple nice weekend camping opportunities
in exchange for shaving the rivets where I replaced the front corner window.
No water. Plenty of power though. And an outhouse.
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Old 08-25-2003, 07:50 PM   #46
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Howard and I took our AS out for the second time! We spent Friday and Saturday nights at a KOA in Gould, CO. We were about 9000ft. It got pretty chilly Sunday morning - in the low 40's. Saw some Moose.

We had a great time and learned a little more about our AS! We just love it!!

We had a boo-boo leaving the storage place Friday afternoon - we nicked the car carrier on the motor coach parked next to us - We turned to quick!

It was not there the last time we pulled out. The motor coach was parked too close to us. Oh well - next time we will be more carefull.

This KOA was very nice - full hookups, laundry, showers, game room, playground, etc. It is located in the middle of Moose country surrounded by forrest and lakes.
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Old 08-25-2003, 08:10 PM   #47
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I spent the weekend trying to figure out when (and where) we can go camping again!!

Looks like we won't be able to go until 9/19 - 9/21 due to hubby's work schedule and daughters' activities.

I had hoped to go much sooner.
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Old 08-25-2003, 08:39 PM   #48
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This was another weekend where I had to work! I finished working night shift Monday morning and I'm off until Friday!

We only have used the A/S twice this summer, can you believe that? Now school is back in session and we are once again somewhat limited as to where we can go but hopefully there is a weekend coming up after the holiday and we are actually planning on getting out then.

This is a good thread! I can envision its return quite often!
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Old 08-25-2003, 09:13 PM   #49
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camping

spent the last wk.end camping up north (mio Mi.) with the adult kids& gr. kids & riding dirt bikes.
they tented and liked it till it rained 1" durning the night.
Come morning all were in the argosy soggy, son thinks maybe dad got the right idea :^)
had to run the Gen/air in the early afternoon to cool things down, had to light the HEATER the next night (typical Michigan)

went out to a clear cut area after 11m to show the Gr.kids the milkey way, "WOW grandpa I thought a milkey way was a candy bar". saturday night was a northern lights show as well as meteor showers & mars
sitty kids need more "northern exposure," good for "show and tell"
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Old 08-25-2003, 09:23 PM   #50
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saturday night was a northern lights show as well as meteor showers & mars
That would be awesome! I've been watching Mars a lot as it’s been showing itself brighter and brighter but I've never seen the “Northern Lights.” What is the farthest place South they can be seen? That’s one thing I definitely want to see!
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Old 08-26-2003, 08:50 AM   #51
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show & tell!!

Been busy rigging up my latest tow vehicle, a 96 E-350 Powerstroke diesel van. Hooked up the 7 way and installed a Jordan Ultima controller. The hitch was set up perfect and it pulls like a dream, even better than my F-250. Vans have got to be the ultimate tow vehicle in my opinion.

Took it on a quicky shakedown trip out west to a campground with an observatory and guess what, a washout!! No stars and Mars this weekend. Maybe all the clouds in the background were an obviuos sign. Crazy weather for this time of the year.

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Old 08-26-2003, 08:56 AM   #52
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Thumbs up super!

chas,

your rig looks great!

you must have spent all your other weekends polishing!

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Old 08-26-2003, 10:14 AM   #53
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Had our new linoleum flooring put in on Thurs and Fri.
Spent the rest of the weekend putting the trailer back together
and cleaning up. It looks beautiful in there and smells like
"new car." Leaving for a trip to Santa Fe on Sat.
Thought the trip would be canceled due floor contractor delays
and emergency dog surgery but we made it thru!
On Wed the cards were stacked against us. I'll post a pic of the floor soon. I was so tired I did not even take one yet.


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Heidi, we're heading to New Orleans this weekend, going to visit relatives and take in a Zephyr's game or two. We'll look for a sharp Caravel going the other direction on the highway. Mike
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Another weekend has passed and I spent mine working on the MH again. I really do enjoy it I must be sick.

I got the front lounge carpet out, finished the cabinet work in the kitchen, pulled the carpet out of the bathroom, installed the Micro/convection oven, and put down a new floor in the kitchen.

What did you do?
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Old 09-02-2003, 08:55 AM   #56
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When it wasn't raining I was working on my cooling system (still). Found a hole in the radiator and some other odds and ends which complicated my belt, hose, pump replacement project. The only good thing is that since it rained so much I wasn't bummed out about not camping this weekend.
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