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Old 11-29-2019, 10:34 PM   #301
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Old 11-30-2019, 08:19 AM   #302
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Started working on a handle for the stabilizer crank. I hate putting end pressure on the crank so it won't jump off the hex head and having the rubber end rubbing in the palm of my hand.

When it warmed up enough I installed a flexible conduit down the fridge chase for my solar panel wiring. Well, warmed up is a relative term. You can see ice still glistening on the roof. Good thing I love doing mods.

No worries about cutting the rusty mesh. I found some nice s/s mesh in my junk bin.

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I'm sure if you made a batch of those nice, wooden, stabilizer ends you could get some beer money for them......
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Old 11-30-2019, 10:08 AM   #303
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I can see 70 in the rear view mirror but do not use a drill on my stabilizers. I donít have any criticism for those who do, but Rita does such a nice job. I do however, really like our power tongue jack which was installed by the previous owner (AZ Jack). My shoulders are still pretty good, having been strengthened by carrying bosses for many years. I hear someone using a drill driver on the stabilizers I just think, Well, another camper setting up , wonder what heís camping in and where heís from. Now woodpeckers, they can irritate a guy.
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Old 11-30-2019, 11:18 AM   #304
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I bought this yesterday-- at that price, hard to resist. And by my son's suggestion, got some 2 inch wide safety walk slip resistant tape for the top surface. I plan to use the platform to make washing easier and less hazardous, and if i do take it along, for use as an elegant drink and appetizer table. https://www.homedepot.com/p/Gorilla-...P-47/305590237
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Old 11-30-2019, 01:34 PM   #305
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That looks pretty handy to have around the house also. Just ordered one myself, thanks for the lead....
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Old 11-30-2019, 01:38 PM   #306
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I bought this yesterday-- at that price, hard to resist. And by my son's suggestion, got some 2 inch wide safety walk slip resistant tape for the top surface. I plan to use the platform to make washing easier and less hazardous, and if i do take it along, for use as an elegant drink and appetizer table. https://www.homedepot.com/p/Gorilla-...P-47/305590237

Good idea! I'm only 5'2" so am wondering if I need something taller to wash the top of my high axel 17B.
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Old 11-30-2019, 02:33 PM   #307
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I installed the reflectix to the underside of the window awning, so when open it lifts up....
I appreciate a simple fix. How did you affix the reflectix? Velcro?
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Old 11-30-2019, 03:31 PM   #308
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My 19 had two frame supports, each about a 1/3 in from sides. One piece of reflectix was easily attached. Others have used rigid foam with success. You can also just cut a piece of foam or reflectix and insert between the cover and the single pane window glass. A lot of simple fixes....
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Old 11-30-2019, 03:33 PM   #309
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My 19 had two frame supports, each about a 1/3 in from sides. One piece of reflectix was easily attached. Others have used rigid foam with success. You can also just cut a piece of foam or reflectix and insert between the cover and the single pane window glass. A lot of simple fixes....
I'm trying to remember if there was space behind the supports, if so slip it behind. Otherwise velcro would work...I had 2 E19's and did this to both....
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Old 11-30-2019, 03:36 PM   #310
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I'm trying to remember if there was space behind the supports, if so slip it behind. Otherwise velcro would work...I had 2 E19's and did this to both....
Thanks, Jim!
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Old 11-30-2019, 04:18 PM   #311
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Not exactly for my Escape, a new shirt for me...should arrive just in time to have it for the Matagorda Madness rally next week.
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Old 11-30-2019, 04:26 PM   #312
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That's pretty kewl, David!
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Old 11-30-2019, 05:09 PM   #313
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It's a really large embroidered design on the back of the shirt. There was a woman at the Pineknot rally who does a bunch of Casita shirts like this and I asked her to do an Escape shirt for me. There are so many differences between various Escapes she actually took a photo of our trailer and used it as the basis for the design, so this really is OUR 5.0TA.
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Old 11-30-2019, 05:36 PM   #314
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It's a really large embroidered design on the back of the shirt. There was a woman at the Pineknot rally who does a bunch of Casita shirts like this and I asked her to do an Escape shirt for me. There are so many differences between various Escapes she actually took a photo of our trailer and used it as the basis for the design, so this really is OUR 5.0TA.
Denise did shirts for Unie and I at the 2017 Bluebonnet rally. She took a photo of our trailer and then digitized the photo for her embroidery machine. The shirts she made even had the correct graphics colors and options!

She used Wrangler shirts and prewashed them so they wouldn't shrink after the graphics were done.
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Old 11-30-2019, 06:47 PM   #315
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Finished off my stabilizer crank handle. Love the smell of fresh cut Tennessee Aromatic Cedar.

Ran the solar panel wiring down the fridge chase into the area below and then into the converter area.

At this rate I'll be ready to head for Q'site in no time at all. Oh yah, I guess that I'm supposed to do all that Xmas and New Years stuff first.

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Old 12-02-2019, 07:05 PM   #316
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New shelter

This is what I did for my new trailer - got the shed completed just in time to get the trailer under cover, before yesterday's snowfall.
first pic: Saturday afternoon
second pic: Sunday afternoon
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Old 12-02-2019, 07:08 PM   #317
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mimic, can you please give the dimensions and the brand of that shelter? thanks.
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Old 12-02-2019, 07:11 PM   #318
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can you please give the dimensions and the brand of that shelter?
22' wide, 24' deep, 11' high at peak. Shelter Logic - this is the 3rd time it's been assembled, seems to be in good shape overall.
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Old 12-02-2019, 08:10 PM   #319
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I'm envious. Around here they're illegal, don't meet the building code for snow load. To add insult to injury, last week a person was giving one away for free.

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That is what I was thinking, but NH gets snow up there. Will wait til springtime to assess...
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