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Old 03-05-2016, 08:07 AM   #21
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Is there any downside to the Tongue Twister?
I wonder if it can be used with the removable jack system which allows your tailgate to open Jack-E-Up
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Old 03-05-2016, 08:14 AM   #22
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Hi: All... My favorite accessory is being retired!!! Doesn't suit everyone... but being able to enjoy travel anytime is a bonus. I tend to take to much stuff... so may pare down on the accessories to save wait (sic) Alf
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Old 03-05-2016, 08:17 AM   #23
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and stop drinking Yuengling Light or your maple wine with maple whiskey....
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Old 03-05-2016, 08:51 AM   #24
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Rear view camera which I find most useful in heavy traffic. Allow me to respond to dangerous close tailgaters I might not normally see.
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Old 03-05-2016, 08:51 AM   #25
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Oddly enough ... I really enjoy having a dense foam kneeling mat made for gardening. It's about 8" x 18" and I use it when unhooking the chains, opening/closing the drain valves, and rummaging around under the bed using the outside hatch. Keeps my aging knees very happy.
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Old 03-05-2016, 09:26 AM   #26
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Accessoies

I do not have much to add, but
" wouldn't leave home without it"
1. Small cooler so I can stay out of the refrigerator
2 coupler and stinger locks Round cylinder type from E trailer
3. Grand Aero mirrors
4. Watts adjustable pressure regulator
5. Rhino stinky slinky
6. Camco water filter
7. Kneeling pad for hookup
8. Ball X chocks between tandems
9. Cash and hearty credit card
10. Bottle of good whiskey
11. My Go Bag in the back seat of the Highlander. Living the Motto. Be Prepared
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Old 03-05-2016, 09:42 AM   #27
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357 Magnum!

Just kidding.

If heavy traffic, I will try to change lanes. If I can't do that, I gradually slow down so that the aggressive driver (AH) will pass me. On several occasions, the rear view camera has allowed me to see stuff I couldn't see in the side mirrors.
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Old 03-05-2016, 09:49 AM   #28
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3) ALR-9, which sends me an email the moment my trailer moves. In its well concealed location and with its self contained battery, if my trailer is stolen, the police can be on the thief/thieves as quickly as they can respond. It provides me great peace of mind and the knowledge that some scumbag(s) will be apprehended.
Carl, do you mind sharing what the cost of this unit was, and is there a monthly or yearly fee? I went to their website and it looks great, but they don't detail cost or fees.
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Old 03-05-2016, 10:00 AM   #29
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Cost is around $400 with first year monitoring included. I believe it is approximately $75 per year after that. I consider it well worth it since it would likely take well over a year to replace a stolen Escape. At my age, I can't afford to lose that much time. It is sensitive enough that if the trailer rocks from someone moving inside, it will email me an alert. And small enough that it is easily hidden where it would take a forensic expert a long time to find it.
PM me with a phone number if you wish to discuss the ALR-9.
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Old 03-05-2016, 10:05 AM   #30
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and stop drinking Yuengling Light or your maple wine with maple whiskey....
Hi: cpaharley2008... Not a chance
Here's a pic I took of lunch out in Lakeland Fla. one day. The plate is called "Train wreck". Grilled pork slices under a mess of cheese grits, beans and sauce. Alf
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Old 03-05-2016, 10:35 AM   #31
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Definitely the WeberQ1000 that I adapted to work off the low pressure quick connect and the blender.

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Old 03-05-2016, 10:43 AM   #32
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Hi: cpaharley2008... Not a chance
Here's a pic I took of lunch out in Lakeland Fla. one day. The plate is called "Train wreck". Grilled pork slices under a mess of cheese grits, beans and sauce. Alf
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Hey Alf that looks pretty good, needs jalapeŮos.

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Old 03-05-2016, 11:19 AM   #33
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Oddly enough ... I really enjoy having a dense foam kneeling mat made for gardening. It's about 8" x 18" and I use it when unhooking the chains, opening/closing the drain valves, and rummaging around under the bed using the outside hatch. Keeps my aging knees very happy.
Very useful item to carry . Also use . Mine is a 3 in piece of quality foam X about 2 ft. Keep in outside side storage . Pat
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Old 03-05-2016, 11:22 AM   #34
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357 Magnum!

Just kidding.

If heavy traffic, I will try to change lanes. If I can't do that, I gradually slow down so that the aggressive driver (AH) will pass me. On several occasions, the rear view camera has allowed me to see stuff I couldn't see in the side mirrors.
It works too ! Pat
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Old 03-05-2016, 01:26 PM   #35
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Oddly enough ... I really enjoy having a dense foam kneeling mat made for gardening. It's about 8" x 18" and I use it when unhooking the chains, opening/closing the drain valves, and rummaging around under the bed using the outside hatch. Keeps my aging knees very happy.
That is one great suggestion that just hit me right on the knees. Recently, it's been getting more difficult on the knees to lower the stabs, etc. especially on rocky terrain. These are everywhere and inexpensive, I'm getting one, and can go right in my setup tub. Thanks, Mr Z.
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Definitely the WeberQ1000 that I adapted to work off the low pressure quick connect and the blender.

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Agree on this one. Ordering the Quick Connect option and the aftermarket Torjik Y Adapter Propane Quick Connect Y Adapter - RV Fitting - propanegear

Now I have my Weber Q, Camp Chef Ranger II stove, and propane fire pit all over to the Quick Connect. No more carrying extra propane tank and easy plug n play for up to two items at once.
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Old 03-05-2016, 02:13 PM   #37
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Hi: cpaharley2008... Not a chance
Here's a pic I took of lunch out in Lakeland Fla. one day. The plate is called "Train wreck". Grilled pork slices under a mess of cheese grits, beans and sauce. Alf
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Hi: All... Wrong locale!!! Miz. Kathi's Cotillion Cafe and Sweetery Miz Kathi's Southern Cotillion Cafe & Sweetery is in Wildwood Florida not Lakeland. Should never trust my memory. Alf
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Old 03-05-2016, 02:53 PM   #38
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I wonder if it can be used with the removable jack system which allows your tailgate to open Jack-E-Up
I can't think of any reason for it to matter what type the jack is, as long as the foot of the jack fits into the socket on the Tongue Twister. You just put the jack down onto it, and turn the screw of the Tongue Twister to shift side-to-side.
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Old 03-05-2016, 02:53 PM   #39
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We were looking for a garbage solution that had a lid, didn't need to be stowed away, wouldn't tip over, didn't occupy walkable floor space. Briefly considered just opening the door and tossing it in the neighbouring campsite but then we'd have to look at it. We purchased a "Simple Human" hanging can from Canadian Tire. The over-the-door bracket was removed from the main bracket for some other purpose (Myron'd). The remaining portion of the bracket was fastened to the end of the counter under the folding counter. Fire Extinguisher was removed to the little corner between the washroom and the furnace. The can doesn't impede traffic in and out of the door and is accessible if the door is open and the screen door extended.
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We were looking for a garbage solution that had a lid, didn't need to be stowed away, wouldn't tip over, didn't occupy walkable floor space. Briefly considered just opening the door and tossing it in the neighbouring campsite but then we'd have to look at it. We purchased a "Simple Human" hanging can from Canadian Tire. The over-the-door bracket was removed from the main bracket for some other purpose (Myron'd). The remaining portion of the bracket was fastened to the end of the counter under the folding counter. Fire Extinguisher was removed to the little corner between the washroom and the furnace. The can doesn't impede traffic in and out of the door and is accessible if the door is open and the screen door extended.
If you search "Trash Can" (a thread I started a while back), you'll see another option for a covered trash can. It securely holds trash bags with handles.
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