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Old 09-20-2019, 04:48 PM   #1
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What did you do for your Escape today.....

Today I removed a loose awning guide rail, cleaned off the old silicone glue on the metal rail and the trailer. I reinstalled the rail with new silicone glue and used a wood shim 1x2" to hold in place for 2 hours. Do not forget to disable the power button. Removed the shim and closed the awning, insuring the edge misses the trim. After 24 hours it should be permanent.
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Old 09-20-2019, 05:02 PM   #2
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Since I don't have my Escape Trailer yet (it's on order) I'm still accumulating bits and pieces.

TODAY (rumor has it) is the very day that my dream composting toilet will be arriving by Fedex.

Very exciting I know.

: )

PS We are going to call it "the cat box", and no we don't have any cats.
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Old 09-20-2019, 05:15 PM   #3
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What time do you expect it, about four turdy?
Too easy
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Old 09-20-2019, 05:26 PM   #4
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What time do you expect it, about four turdy?
Too easy
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Hahaha.

So far the coast is clear.

Our dog is waiting at the door to bark her fool head off.

Cause you just never know.... right?
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Old 09-20-2019, 05:35 PM   #5
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Progress

I just worked on my presentation at the Mississippi River Rally next week.
I realized I needed some public speaking pointers so I attended a meeting at our nature center on climate change where the speaker displayed a comprehensive knowledge of the topic of the day. I shook his hand and thanked him for visiting our home town. Hereís his picture. Later I took delivery on some 2020 Iowa Road Maps for distribution to visitors to our little piece of heaven on the prairie.
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Old 09-20-2019, 05:46 PM   #6
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Bought a 2 1/2" hole saw to drill & mount a switch for my inverter & one to replace the toggle battery disconnect switch. It will take a bit of filing - the hole needs to be 2 - 9/16" , but 2 1/2" is as close as they get.
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Old 09-20-2019, 06:07 PM   #7
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What did you do for your Escape today.....

Bought a new dehumidifier for our trailer.

After arriving back in northern B.C., we encountered a fair bit of rain and cold nights needless to say we had LOTS of condensation (behind dinette cushions, where mattress touches wall etc.)
Opening the window, turn on the maxxfan while running the furnace only made things worse (exhausting 70% RH air out and replacing it with 90% wasnít working).
Researching dehumidifiers lead me to desiccant units as they are very quiet.
Pushed send and ordered the following one from amazon.

Ivation 13-Pint Small-Area Desiccant Dehumidifier Compact and Quiet - With Continuous Drain Hose for Smaller Spaces, Bathroom, Attic, Crawlspace and Closets - For Spaces Up To 270 Sq Ft https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B07B8SCPZ4/..._yTuHDbB0HY4RH

After 2 days and 1 night (with windows and vents closed) I was totally impressed with this unit, it easily kept the RH down around 35% as it expels warm dry air the furnace cycled less often. For us our condensation problems are solved.

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Old 09-20-2019, 06:28 PM   #8
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Interesting dehumidifier there, I never heard of the bigger sized units, I have used these little desiccant units in the past in my trailers, once thy turned blue you plug them in until they turn pink and repeat.
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Old 09-20-2019, 06:33 PM   #9
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Do you plug them in inside the trailer? Where does the moisture go when you plug them in?
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Old 09-20-2019, 06:40 PM   #10
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Jim this one brought my 5.0TA down from approximately 70% to 35% in about 4 hours. Bonus is itís quiet enough to run on high even at night.
When I ordered it I never expected it to work as good as it does.
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Old 09-20-2019, 06:43 PM   #11
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Do you plug them in inside the trailer? Where does the moisture go when you plug them in?
I do not know that answer, I do not think it adds it back, but I could be wrong.
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Old 09-20-2019, 06:56 PM   #12
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Interesting dehumidifier there, I never heard of the bigger sized units, I have used these little desiccant units in the past in my trailers, once thy turned blue you plug them in until they turn pink and repeat.
We have 4 of those scattered around the inside of the trailer.They are used inside safes especially that have guns . They work pretty good . Pat
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Old 09-20-2019, 06:58 PM   #13
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Do you plug them in inside the trailer? Where does the moisture go when you plug them in?
Glenn there is a electrical plug on the back . When the indicators show they need recharging , take them into the house and plug in . The moisture goes into the material inside , never any water to deal with . Pat
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Old 09-20-2019, 07:00 PM   #14
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Bought a 2 1/2" hole saw to drill & mount a switch for my inverter & one to replace the toggle battery disconnect switch. It will take a bit of filing - the hole needs to be 2 - 9/16" , but 2 1/2" is as close as they get.
My new Blue Seas battery switch needs a 2 5/16" hole saw and all I have is 2 1/4" or 2 1/2". I used a 2 1/4" once, what's a 1/16" to file off. More work than I want to do. So I'm off for a walk in the warm sunshine to my friends house to get one the proper size.

What else. Finished installing the step, worked on my new battery box and started playing with shims to mount my tongue box to so it doesn't look like it's falling forward.

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Glenn there is a electrical plug on the back . When the indicators show they need recharging , take them into the house and plug in . The moisture goes into the material inside , never any water to deal with . Pat
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Today I removed a loose awning guide rail, cleaned off the old silicone glue on the metal rail and the trailer. I reinstalled the rail with new silicone glue and used a wood shim 1x2" to hold in place for 2 hours. Do not forget to disable the power button. Removed the shim and closed the awning, insuring the edge misses the trim. After 24 hours it should be permanent.
Well not just today but about 3 days . Improved kitchen . Decided to not change kitchen sink . Really didnít need another sink but a better facet . A few trips to the plumbing store , numerous breaks and finished today .
We only have 20 gallons for fresh water so when boondocking need to be frugal with water , reason for not getting bigger sink . Also would lose more counter .
Bought pullout facet , better to not splash so much water so donít need deeper sink .
Replaced sink roll up for more counter when needed .
Checking for any leaks until tomorrow before putting pans back . Pat
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Well not just today but about 3 days . Improved kitchen . Decided to not change kitchen sink . Really didnít need another sink but a better facet . A few trips to the plumbing store , numerous breaks and finished today .
We only have 20 gallons for fresh water so when boondocking need to be frugal with water , reason for not getting bigger sink . Also would lose more counter .
Bought pullout facet , better to not splash so much water so donít need deeper sink .
Replaced sink roll up for more counter when needed .
Checking for any leaks until tomorrow before putting pans back . Pat
Another project a few days ago . Found a neat shelve we like , and cheaper then I could get teak to make another .
A trip to Ikea and got a few chrome hangers at . 40 each . For wash clothes or whatever .
Made a hanger for the shower head . We have extra ply in both bath walls so can install whatever we want . Pat
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Replaced ours with Maxxis a few years ago and love them ! Pat
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I bought two 12V bus bars for the upgrade of my trailer's 12V system at the wonderful Skycraft surplus store in the Orlando suburb of Winter Park. Then I found a couple of bus bars on Amazon that I like better.
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