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Old 12-12-2013, 06:17 PM   #161
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Congratulations and best wishes! I've been away for a bit and reading this post had me on tenterhooks. Glad the lock situation got resolved, and I'm among the throng that is awaiting pictures.

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Old 12-12-2013, 06:58 PM   #162
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Right on Jim!!!!

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Old 12-12-2013, 08:05 PM   #163
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Jim, You can use your down time to keep educating us newbies. Really appreciate your insights and knowledge. We will try to keep you busy with questions to distract you from being "Escapeless in PA"
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Old 12-13-2013, 04:52 AM   #164
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hmmmmm, could the 3 hour customs inspection had something to do with the lock? Maybe they locked it after the process.

Can't wait for the pics, Have fun making it your own this weekend
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Old 12-13-2013, 05:43 AM   #165
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Hi: cpaharley2008...That present wasn't to be opened till Dec 25th., and you snooped!!! Can't wait to see pic's. The new 5.0TANDEM should look very similar but without the U dinette.
My bet is it was those "Custom Officers" playing with your new toy first!!! Alf
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Old 12-13-2013, 06:36 AM   #166
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Jim, you're killing me! Waiting (im)patiently
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Old 12-13-2013, 07:25 AM   #167
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What Donna said....!
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Old 12-13-2013, 08:47 AM   #168
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Just received this e-mail and thought it appropriate for this cold spell. I have not tried
all these tips so I can not vouch for their accuracy.

Helpful hints for your car in the winter!
These Tips may be helpful to you!!

Here are some helpful hints that could make your winters easier to deal
with ...

Keep your headlights clear with car wax! ...... Just wipe ordinary
car wax on your headlights. It contains special water repellents that
will prevent that messy mixture from accumulating on your lights -
lasts 6 weeks.

Squeak-proof your wipers with rubbing alcohol!.... Wipe the wipers with
a cloth saturated with rubbing alcohol or ammonia. This one trick can
make badly streaking & squeaking wipers change to near perfect silence
& clarity.

Ice-proof your windows with vinegar!.... Frost on it's way? Just fill a
spray bottle with three parts vinegar to one part water & spritz it on
all your windows at night. In the morning, they'll be clear of icy
mess. Vinegar contains acetic acid, which raises the melting point of
water---preventing water from freezing!

Prevent car doors from freezing shut with cooking spray!..... Spritz
cooking oil on the rubber seals around car doors & rub it in with a
paper towel. The cooking spray prevents water from melting into the

Fog-proof your windshield with shaving cream!....... Spray some shaving
cream on the inside of your windshield & wipe if off with paper towels.
Shaving cream has many of the same ingredients found in commercial

De-ice your lock in seconds with hand sanitizer!..... Just put some
hand sanitizer gel on the key & the lock & the problems solved!

Hope these hints help even just one time.
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Old 12-13-2013, 09:58 AM   #169
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I think the lock issue was Fastec's issue, a defect. The night latch was locked by me when closing up for the night and was not activated previously. Once I removed it and saw the innards, you can see the cylinder is jammed and the mechanism is free. I expect the new one today unless held up by weather, we are expecting another 6-9" snow tonite and tomorrow, I cancelled going camping tomorrow, did not want to tempt fate!! There is always next week.
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Old 12-13-2013, 10:10 AM   #170
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Following this thread from start to finish was as captivating as a good suspense novel. Glad it had a happy ending. Congratulations, Jim.

Neal & Sharon

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