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Old 06-02-2021, 05:06 AM   #7221
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An Amazon purchased electric jack cover that a lock is inserted in, under it is a Husky brand 7 way cord holder. I previously stored a jack cover on top of my Hensley vinyl cover in the propane tank locker. Can you believe that someone stole the old jack cover at a truck stop, glad they didn’t take the Hensley more expensive cover. The lock on the new one is somewhat of a deterrent, if someone wants it, it will be damaged useless piece of vinyl. I won’t store anything in the propane locker again.
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Old 06-02-2021, 05:50 AM   #7222
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A quick Griot's Speedshine application.
Had planned a DIY application of the Griot's Ceramic spray wax but ran out of time before the outing tomorrow.
18 Seasons still a looker. A few more cases of pealing clear and small filiform spots, mostly high up, too do's never end.

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Old 06-05-2021, 06:44 AM   #7223
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Old 06-05-2021, 08:33 PM   #7224
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I did an electronics upgrade a la Vizio! Got a 4K 40" and their V51 5.1 sound system. It fit nicely. I added a locking TV travel mount and put a steel reinforcement behind the wall in the fridge compartment. I can no go bigger!
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Old 06-06-2021, 07:05 AM   #7225
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Finally bit the bullet!
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Old 06-06-2021, 07:49 AM   #7226
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What Did You Get For Your Trailer Today?

I installed these shelves in our locker that my wife found. what a great use of this space. We sill have the other half of the locker for clothes and other traveling necessities. [ATTACH]396917
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Old 06-07-2021, 06:34 AM   #7227
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I installed these shelves in our locker that my wife found. what a great use of this space. We sill have the other half of the locker for clothes and other traveling necessities. [ATTACH]396917


Where did you buy this and how is it secured to closet?
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Old 06-08-2021, 06:56 AM   #7228
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The shelves were purchased from the Container Store. I installed them by attaching 2 1”x2” strips of wood (painted white) then Velcro them to the side of the locker. Then on the shelving unit I Velcro them the the 1”x2”. Worked out perfectly. See picture. Click image for larger version

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Old 06-09-2021, 07:49 PM   #7229
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Yesterday we finished replacing the two stock 3,000 pound rated axles with 10" drum brakes on our 2015 23D International Serenity that scales 6,069 pounds. It was built in September of 2014.

The replacement Dexter 3,800 pound rated axles have 12" Dexter dual caliper disc brakes and a 3" lift is built into the axle support brackets. We have the Dexter hydraulic brake fluid pump mounted in the front battery box. We had to go from five to six lug SenDel wheels due to brake size increase. We installed new 15" Michelin LTX ℗ 235/75R15 XL Defender series tires the same size as we have used for years, first on our 2013 25FB International Serenity and now on our 23.

A Lithionics 315 amp hour lithium battery was installed (smaller and lighter than the prior 300 amp hour lithium battery) with a Xantrex 3012 converter charger (replacing a Magnum MSH3012), and Victron solar charger and smart battery isolator to allow tow vehicle charging of the lithium battery. We retained the existing five 100 watt solar panels on the roof.

We installed a new 5G capable cell antenna on the roof with a Peplink four ethernet port modem with WiFi.

The Dometic Air conditioner received a MicroAir Easy Start and a new MicroAir thermostat on the wall. The television was upsized as well.

The funky cushion on the dinette seat by the door (same funky pillow on most FB and RB 25/26/27 models) is being replaced by a hickory cabinet to at least make use of this wasted space.

The eight year old Hensley Arrow was replaced with the new Propride PPP hitch with the V2 jacks. We got a second stinger which will be configured for our 2021 Land Cruiser to be able to tow the 23D after the in-coil Firestone air bags for the rear coil springs and a 12.5 gallon auxiliary gasoline tank from Australia are installed.

We fixed the Rigid Industries rear LED lights circuitry so they again come on whenever the tow vehicle is placed into reverse or a manual switch by the door is energized.

This has been a very busy week at A&P Vintage Trailer Works in Paradise, TX. I drive the nearly 1,000 miles to get this type of work done as it will done correctly the first time and they have stood behind their work since 2014 for me.

The 23D is having a third visit and the Classic has been here five times. We expect to renew the Classic axles and go to Dexter Disc brakes with a three inch lift built in the support frames of the axles. We will go to 5,200 pound stock load axles up for the factory 5,200 rated axles. The Victron Orion Smart charger will also be installed on the Classic then as it was not available when we did the upgrade to the same equipment brands a year ago in the Classic.

The big deal to me is that the new battery related gear has a simple wall display but the details show up on my iPhone and iPad over Bluetooth. There is a conventional data display for both Xantrex 3012 units.
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Old 06-10-2021, 03:22 PM   #7230
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Old 06-11-2021, 01:56 AM   #7231
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Old 06-13-2021, 07:27 PM   #7232
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Old 06-18-2021, 11:33 PM   #7233
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A new tongue jack.

Hi, My faithful Barker 3500 tongue jack just can't handle the weight of my F-150. It handled my Lincoln Navigator for about eleven years before stripping a gear while towing with my F-150. I bought an Ultra-Fab in New York and it's been replaced under warrantee about four times. I put my Barker back on and it stripped another gear, luckily at home. Back to my newest Ultra fab; I had to move my trailer to have my house roof washed and when I was putting my trailer away, the Ultra fab stopped working. After E-mailing the factory several times we got it all ironed out. My wife say get the trailer ready so we can go somewhere this year. I noticed my tongue jack was fully retracted and the switch did nothing, not even the light. Ultra Fab is sending me a new switch for it.

So I ordered a Husky Super Brute 5000 tongue jack. It came today, I modified it, and installed it today. I had to drill new holes so I could turn it sideways. WOW, it even came with two remote controls. The original Barker was 3500 lbs. capacity. The Ultra Fab Phoenix was rated for 4000 lbs. And the new Husky Super Brute is rated for 5000 lbs. The Super Brute is pretty quiet, fairly slow, but should be able to lift a house.
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Old 06-20-2021, 06:15 AM   #7234
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Sun Shade

Installed a new sun shade on the front of my awning with snaps. 19 feet by 9 feet. Should really help cool things down!
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Old 06-20-2021, 05:26 PM   #7235
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Atwood 93866 OEM RV Water Heater Thermal Cutoff Kit

Atwood G6A-8E gas only water heater - 2007 Airstream 25FB


Just needed to pass along my experience with my Atwood G6A-8E water heater. Fist thing I noticed was the water heater sputtering. It would light just fine, begin to heat and after about a minute it would begin to sputter; turning the flame off and then on again. This would continue for up to 15 or 20 minutes or as long as it took to heat the water.

I checked for bugs, spider webs, mud-dauber nest etc. Everything was clean. I tried adjusting the air intake; in and then out. Flame was always blue and clean. I did notice that it seemed to run fine with the water heater door open but not with the door closed. My solution was to leave the door open and it worked fine.

My first thought was that the wire for the “spark and sense electrode” must be shorting on the door through the wire or there must be a crack in the electrode. I decided to replace the electrode with a new genuine Atwood part. It seemed to work fine for a few minutes but as soon as I closed the door of the water heater, it began to sputter and pop on and off again.

I read on the inside of the water heater that I should clean the electrical connections with the board before replacing the board. Everything looked fine but I took an emery board and cleaned everything. It all fired back up with the same sputtering problem. It ran for about 5 minutes and then came to a complete stop. No flame, no light in the bathroom. Completely dead. I checked all of the fuses and they all seemed fine. Checked the fuse on the board and it seemed fine. Decided to bite the bullet and buy a new board.

I got the new board, installed it and nothing changed. I went back to Youtube and did some more study. It was there that I learned about the Thermal Cutoff Switch. Replaced it and I have a perfectly functional water heater. In retrospect, the water heater would sputter after it warmed up and the Cutoff switch was likely touching the door of the water heater. When it warmed up, it would begin to malfunction. Eventually gave out completely. If you are having similar symptoms, it is a cheap fix and maybe the place to begin.
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