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Old 03-25-2019, 07:57 AM   #461
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Finally replaced the rear shore power cord. Let's say I'm glad it went peacefully rather than in a ball of fire, it was pretty well melted. Shoulda replaced it a long time ago when I did the front one, the contacts have always been corroded

Second pic is my bonehead wiring mistake, fixed that

And the completed breaker box, which works now
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Old 03-25-2019, 07:59 AM   #462
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Totally unrelated, also trimmed the bathroom windowsill back an inch, to clear the toilet lid
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Old 03-25-2019, 08:01 AM   #463
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And the finished product, doing my laundry
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Old 03-31-2019, 08:07 AM   #464
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Spring shake down trip!

Got out to our local state park this weekend a couple miles down the road, making a not so small list of mechanical things to do before any serious road trips, as well as a list of things to do to button up the projects and make them presentable

This time of year you can get a whole section of park to yourselves, which is nice
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Old 03-31-2019, 08:47 AM   #465
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You the man.....I think you beat us all out.....hows the stove and washer dryer doing ? Im still about a month away from starting the road test thing ! Regards, Bob
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Old 03-31-2019, 10:34 AM   #466
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You the man.....I think you beat us all out.....hows the stove and washer dryer doing ? Im still about a month away from starting the road test thing ! Regards, Bob
Thanks Bob! First except for Mike and John anyway, who just go year round

Stove is holding up great, capped the chimney before getting on the road (obviously) and noticed there was very little creosote. I'll probably keep using it a few more weeks during cold snaps, but all it needs before going away for the season is a quick sweep.

Washer dryer works great, but I need to reinforce/stabilize it a bit more, the spin cycle makes a bit more noise than I like. I think the foot in the middle of the wheel well is the weak link, i might weld or bolt a piece of tubing into the wheel well eventually to reinforce it. Right now I've got some leather gloves wedged between the top of the washer and the woodstove platform, which does the job and keeps it quiet


I look forward to seeing your road tests of the new transmission next month!
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Old 03-31-2019, 12:00 PM   #467
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Campground projects

Put down some leftover cheap floor tiles in the bathroom, i still plan to replace the floor in the whole coach but it's better than plywood for now

Managed to fish the heating duct through the new maze of plumbing and back into the bedroom
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Old 04-02-2019, 09:17 AM   #468
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Updated the zemco thread
http://www.airforums.com/forums/f159...ml#post2226384
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Old 04-02-2019, 09:19 AM   #469
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Old 04-05-2019, 06:37 AM   #470
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Made a toilet support bracket, it was a bit unstable after the removal of the front bucket, much better now
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Old 04-19-2019, 04:49 PM   #471
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Well that's new (water dripping from windshield)
Need to get on the roof sealing/painting project
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Old 04-19-2019, 05:39 PM   #472
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Well that's new (water dripping from windshield)
Need to get on the roof sealing/painting project
Good possibility that your windshield gasket needs to be sealed.
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Old 04-19-2019, 07:04 PM   #473
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Well that's new (water dripping from windshield)
Need to get on the roof sealing/painting project
That drip looks familiar. I had the same one for a long time. The key to getting a good seal is remove the spline from the gasket, which allows you to pull the gasket away from the body, and clean and prep the aluminum skin and the back of the gasket. I used the 3m sealant.
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Mine was dripping too.
Opened the body/seal seam, with a screwdriver, inserted the tip of the Trempro tube, and ran it along, squeezing sealant into the gap.
Has not leaked again so far.
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Thanks guys, I agree that's what I need to do. I'll reseal everything else up there while I'm at it
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Old 04-20-2019, 12:36 PM   #476
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Heater core replacement definitely overdue, but look, a part number list!

Need to replace the core, fan, and the AC fan
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The defunct heater core part number was unfortunately no help at all, this is the closest I can find, but the output ports are different. Think I'll see if I can make it work.

https://www.millsupply.com/heater-co...33.php?p=97545

This is the blower motor
https://www.millsupply.com/heater-mo...41.php?p=97394
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Rob, if your rig has a spotlamp, that's where my leak came from.
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Rob, if your rig has a spotlamp, that's where my leak came from.
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I am about to order these front springs, and these front ball joints. Does anybody disagree? Better brands? Better part numbers? After seeing Mikes terrifying ball joint failure, I'm not taking any chances with the ball joints.

Front airbags, I've seen people say just remove them when upgrading to heavy duty springs. I know theoretically springs and airbags have different frequency responses, but reality trumps theory every time, any first hand experience?

Also, I'm on the fence about doing this myself vs. taking it somewhere. I've done plenty of ball joints, but never springs. What tools would I need to do it myself, and can it be done safely in a gravel driveway, or does it need to be on concrete for stability?


That's a lot of questions...

Thanks guys
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