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Old 07-07-2015, 07:06 PM   #2913
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That slightly used ProPride is awesome.
Maybe after 56 more car payments I can get me one, too.


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Old 07-07-2015, 07:14 PM   #2914
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Yeah, it really hurt the wallet...even for a used one! Hopefully it will be worth it though. I plan on using the unofficial ProPride, or "pp" thread to help me get it installed correctly.
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Old 07-07-2015, 08:11 PM   #2915
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Congrats on finding that PP Echelon. Now you are also the proud owner of a "vanity hitch" as I saw one poster call it in the last day or two!

By the way, I would call it a smart move to eliminate trailer sway and improve the vehicle dynamics of your setup.

Good luck on getting it installed. Looks like it is all there and in very good condition.
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Old 07-07-2015, 08:18 PM   #2916
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battery tester

I bought this to keep aboard. We are always fighting batteries for remotes, flashlights, smoke detectors, and other gadgets. I never know if they are really dead or not. This should help although it was quite expensive at $6.61! Hope it works. (actually bought one for the house as well)
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Old 07-07-2015, 08:33 PM   #2917
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Old 07-08-2015, 06:32 AM   #2918
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Are you having a hard time removing your batteries....that silly lip on the lower sill.

What I done did......


Grab strap, lift & pull...


Velcro keeps it secure...


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I did similar. In addition, if you have room, a 1/4" piece of plywood on the floor just about puts the batt on the same level as the lip. I also cut up a milk jug to use as a low friction "mat" for the batt to ride on as you pull over the lip and hinge. Works well.
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Old 07-08-2015, 10:20 PM   #2919
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Picked up the original awning from getting repaired....
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Old 07-09-2015, 07:51 AM   #2920
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thermometer for fridge

My Dometic has a digital temperature indicator up top but I wanted one of these to check it out from top to bottom including the freezer.

Cost less than $10 on Amazon Prime.
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Old 07-09-2015, 11:41 AM   #2921
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Bluto,

If you do do it, use this stuff on both ends, it's stronger than doo-doo, it will replace the buckle you see in my photo no problem. (good on the 'mouse fur' too)
Great addition to the AS tool kit.

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I'll use it for your battery pull out idea too. I'm always on the look out for things that make life a little easier.
Thanks for the link!
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Old 07-09-2015, 11:52 AM   #2922
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Rich,
If I had the room you mentioned I would also add the plywood, but no such luck, my batts are really crammed in there. I will add the thin plastic from a jug to make things slide along. May even cut a piece of plastic to lay across the top so the posts don't short out against the door frame.
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Old 07-09-2015, 12:01 PM   #2923
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For the posts: Of course the cables have rubber covers, but for the wing nut ears and their posts....go to your big box and buy a bag of replacement wire shelving end covers. The little white "condoms" (pardon, at a loss for words right now) that go on the wire ends. There are several sizes in the bag and they work great to insulate against the body hits and sparks while moving batts.

BTW, I have interstate group 29s and they BARELY fit with the plywood in place. What batts do you have?
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Old 07-09-2015, 12:16 PM   #2924
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Not sure on my battery size. I'll have to check the next time I'm over at the storage facility. I just know that when I tried to pull them out 5 years ago that I just said," the h--- on it, when they go dead, I wrestle with them then". The batteries are still good but it's time for me to get off my back side and pull them and attach the strap to make things easy for the future.

I never thought about using those wire shelf caps. That would work!
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Bluto, five years, and you haven't pulled your batteries out to add water? And they still work?
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Old 07-10-2015, 04:20 AM   #2926
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Bluto,

Forgot to mention.....the stick-um on that velcro is pretty darn good on smooth surfaces, as long as their clean & dry, but I had to use 3M Weather Strip for the webbing, clamped it between some paint stir sticks and let it sit overnight.

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