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Old 02-21-2005, 05:47 PM   #15
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Don, I owe you one!

Don (Gunnyusmc) offered to give me a hand yesterday...

In 4 and a half hours (including lunch!) we installed my rockguard and two axles.

The rockguard installation made a lot more sense once I received the hardware kit! When I first posted all I had was the rockguard itself. Thanks to balrgn for the photo showing the hold downs and other pointers.

The axles were easy once we figured out right from left and which end of the shock mounts where. Just jack them up and bolt them down. Had to jack up the trailer quite a bit higher to remount the wheels.

Don, call me when you are ready to install your awning.

(First photo is Don drilling out old rivets.)
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Old 02-21-2005, 07:25 PM   #16
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Nice job! Hey, too funny I just installed the level you have on mine!


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Old 02-22-2005, 07:26 AM   #17
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The level came handy. We slid the level lower so the rockguard would clear it. Then we were able to use it as a support while we positioned the rockguard left to right.

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Old 08-01-2007, 11:02 PM   #18
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We are just about to install this same rockguard on our '75 Safari. Just finished removing and cleaning behind the Zip-Dee that was there for 20+ years.

Could anyone elaborate on where exactly the brackets should attach? (The ones that prop the rockguard open as an awning).

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