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Old 10-20-2010, 03:29 PM   #581
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Thanks Toastie one more thing to spend my money on. I had myself talked out of bal jacks but never thought about the ability to easily change a tire so guess Ill bite the bullet. At least Im a long way from that.
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Old 10-20-2010, 05:06 PM   #582
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Thanks Toastie one more thing to spend my money on. I had myself talked out of bal jacks but never thought about the ability to easily change a tire so guess Ill bite the bullet. At least Im a long way from that.
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No problem Kevinb, Bal jacks are made in America and they are a great product. Camping World had them on sale for $69.00 a pair and I called the local General RV store and they matched the price, no shipping cost.

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Old 10-22-2010, 10:41 AM   #583
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Added tank holder, lp regulator and tanks today, going to be a very tight fit on the sway bar controls.......toastie
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Old 10-29-2010, 07:37 PM   #584
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Added Bal 24002D 7500lb per jack heavy-duty steel scissor jacks designed for RV's. They bolt on the frame with large lag screws, and can lift the trailer to level if necessary. They tuck up out of sight unless you look directly under the trailer, they do run up and down quickly with a socket on the end of a cordless drill.
I could actually raise the wheel up off the ground using the two jacks on one side convienient for changing a tire.

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It is such a pleasure to see your work.
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One noteworthy concern is the ability of those jacks to twist a frame, especially by a enthusiastic newbie with a high torque battery powered driver. My frame was minimally designed and has rusted further, being therefore weak. Just a friendly word of caution from an admirer.
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Old 10-30-2010, 03:21 AM   #585
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Old 10-30-2010, 05:42 AM   #586
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It is such a pleasure to see your work.
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One noteworthy concern is the ability of those jacks to twist a frame, especially by a enthusiastic newbie with a high torque battery powered driver. My frame was minimally designed and has rusted further, being therefore weak. Just a friendly word of caution from an admirer.
Thanks very much Fastrob for your kind words. The frame between the front and rear scissor jacks seems to be in great shape, in the below pictures you can see that a piece of angle has been added and was surprised that not all 1955's has this piece. I do agree that when leveling, raise very slowly one side, level and stabilize.

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Old 11-09-2010, 05:46 PM   #587
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steel wheels, baby moons and tires

Went with new Dexstar black steel wheels, baby moons and new tires. They sold the wheels and baby moons as a set. The tires are Maxxis M8008 225/75/15 E/10 rating.

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Old 11-14-2010, 08:32 PM   #588
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Added tank holder, lp regulator and tanks today, going to be a very tight fit on the sway bar controls.......toastie
Just got my 40 lb tanks fitted w/new valves and filled w/gas for 104.00, pretty good deal,but the circular bar the tanks set in is bent so I made need a new set up (for the 64 tw) How do you like yours and where did you get it?
By the way got the bal jacks at camping world like you suggested still on sale for 69.99 a pair plus used a 50.00 gift cert in the mail so 2 pair for 100.00 pretty cool huh? So thanks for the tip on the jacks.

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Just got my 40 lb tanks fitted w/new valves and filled w/gas for 104.00, pretty good deal,but the circular bar the tanks set in is bent so I made need a new set up (for the 64 tw) How do you like yours and where did you get it?
By the way got the bal jacks at camping world like you suggested still on sale for 69.99 a pair plus used a 50.00 gift cert in the mail so 2 pair for 100.00 pretty cool huh? So thanks for the tip on the jacks.

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I had to buy the complete propane rack ass'y; bought from General RV for under $30.00, that didn't include regulator or hoses. You should be able to find a replacement rod from your local RV store. I really like the Bal scissor jacks, it solves so many problems, storage, tire changing, leveling, safety. I was going to use a power drill to lower and raise but decided against it, the jacks have ball bearings and are very easy to lower and raise, plus I don't have to take a drill. I added my new wheels yesterday and rising the trailer was very smooth and took no effort at all to raise. My goal is to be able to change a tire without opening the trailer door or tearing into the TV.

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I had to buy the complete propane rack ass'y; bought from General RV for under $30.00, that didn't include regulator or hoses. You should be able to find a replacement rod from your local RV store. I really like the Bal scissor jacks, it solves so many problems, storage, tire changing, leveling, safety. I was going to use a power drill to lower and raise but decided against it, the jacks have ball bearings and are very easy to lower and raise, plus I don't have to take a drill. I added my new wheels yesterday and rising the trailer was very smooth and took no effort at all to raise. My goal is to be able to change a tire without opening the trailer door or tearing into the TV.

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Do you have a link to the rack assembly at General RV? I have tried to find it on their website but it seems to be hiding. I am not finding it under propane categories.

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Do you have a link to the rack assembly at General RV? I have tried to find it on their website but it seems to be hiding. I am not finding it under propane categories.

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I have the sku number's you will probably will have to call there 1-800 number

LP tank mtg kit 30# ...........08622.........24.95
regulator bracket................1589.............2.95
15" lp gas pigtail................40408............15.95ea.

You can also buy from Propane Regulators

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Old 11-15-2010, 11:37 PM   #592
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Thanks for the assembly info. I wish it was just the rod,but actually there is a 1" piece of flat iron welded to the frame, that is the bent part. May have to cut it off and start over using a base like you show in the photo. You know how it goes nothing is ever easy.
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Old 11-16-2010, 06:49 PM   #593
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Finished compounding with heavy wool pad tonight. I will compound again with cyclo polisher with warps taking the streaks out and then wait until spring to polish. Going to try Harley Davidson glaze for sealing, will apply 3 to 4 times a year to maintain shine.

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Old 11-16-2010, 07:43 PM   #594
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Old 11-16-2010, 08:26 PM   #595
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Added a few parts today, fans, lights, manual rotor for a antenna. Learning that mid century original stuff can be pricey. Very happy with the leds from http://www.vintagetrailersupply.com/12V_LED_Puck_Light_p/vts-816.htm

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Started working on the dinette today. The back cushion and the bottom will be 5" thick and should accommodate about 6 people. Will remove for finish floor install then will permanently install the dinette.

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