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Old 01-30-2020, 01:36 PM   #701
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Ron, could you send a few pics, so we can admire your handy work?
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Old 01-30-2020, 02:31 PM   #702
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Two nights of testing my double glazing of the front window. Wow, works incredibly well. No dripping condensation, I can see out of it when the other windows are cloudy.

Didn't want to sleep with my head so close to a single glazed window. Yes, yes, I know that I could have put reflectix between the guard and the window but I like to be able to see out towards the truck at night.

Worked so well I'm going to do the same mod. on the rear window.

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Agree with Uncle Tim about photos! Love your idea! What's the point of windows if you can't see out?
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Old 01-30-2020, 02:49 PM   #703
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Ron maybe busy driving and enjoying the sights. Try this link to his post...
http://www.escapeforum.org/forums/f7...tml#post315201
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Old 01-30-2020, 03:18 PM   #704
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Ron maybe busy driving and enjoying the sights. Try this link to his post...
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You're so right!
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Old 01-30-2020, 06:57 PM   #705
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I had my trailer's wheel bearings serviced today. No, I didn't do it myself.


I'm still on schedule to leave for AZ on Saturday. Friday is going to be a busy day. I now have three permanent antenna masts on my trailer (the Nerdwagon), with a fourth deployable. It's hideous-- you're gonna love it.
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Old 01-30-2020, 08:17 PM   #706
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I had my trailer's wheel bearings serviced today. No, I didn't do it myself.


I'm still on schedule to leave for AZ on Saturday. Friday is going to be a busy day. I now have three permanent antenna masts on my trailer (the Nerdwagon), with a fourth deployable. It's hideous-- you're gonna love it.
Well at least they are deployable and not deplorable. Have a good time camping
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Old 01-30-2020, 09:42 PM   #707
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Ron maybe busy driving and enjoying the sights. Try this link to his post...
http://www.escapeforum.org/forums/f7...tml#post315201
Yes, saw lots of sights today driving from Yreka to the Harris Ranch.

I think the mod was written up on its' own about Oct. I'm so happy with it I'll comment on it again when I'm back home.

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Old 01-31-2020, 02:44 PM   #708
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I guess I have been busy and missed quite a bit of this thread - reading now. I don't understand the significance of finding a rolled up newspaper in your door handle.
Sorry

I too have camped overnight at rest areas and other similar places. Sometimes I have had an uneasy feeling and usually ask myself …. "will I be able to get good sleep here?" If the answer is "no" … then I move on to the next spot. I try to listen to my intuition and the only times my whole life when I have found myself in a jam is when I have ignored those feelings.

Already, I am ignoring my intuition …. I don't feel good about going to work today …. but off I must go.

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Old 01-31-2020, 03:34 PM   #709
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I guess I have been busy and missed quite a bit of this thread - reading now. I don't understand the significance of finding a rolled up newspaper in your door handle.
Sorry

I too have camped overnight at rest areas and other similar places. Sometimes I have had an uneasy feeling and usually ask myself …. "will I be able to get good sleep here?" If the answer is "no" … then I move on to the next spot. I try to listen to my intuition and the only times my whole life when I have found myself in a jam is when I have ignored those feelings.

Already, I am ignoring my intuition …. I don't feel good about going to work today …. but off I must go.

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Guess I missed it too ! What is the significance of rolled newspaper ? Pat
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Old 02-01-2020, 10:32 AM   #710
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Show me a better flashlight.

https://www.lightandmotion.com/shop/...be-800-spot-fc

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True scuba rated light, good to 120M, FL-1 rated and certified output, magnetic switch (most common failure point), USB fast charge-able, superb beam forming and throw, which to me is the most important factor for any flashlight - far more important how you use your lumens than how many there are. But this one has plenty. Also a wide array of optional heads to meet a variety of different users’ needs. Spendy but it is a superior light to most things out there.

Sorry I’m late to the flashlight skirmish.

Oh, and it has regulated output, so it doesn’t get dimmer as battery voltage drops.
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Old 02-01-2020, 02:07 PM   #711
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ahhh, finally broke down, got a 6 point 3/4" deep socket and a 18" 3/8" drive extension and the electric drill-driver to 3/8" adapter so I can use my 2-speed drill-driver (in low gear) to run my BAL jacks up and down.... that and a fresh dose of lithium grease on the lead screw and drive bushing washers, and running them end to end a couple times, and wow, its SO much smoother and SO much faster than messing with the hand crank.
John, the lithium grease on your jack or stabilizer threads will attract sand and road dirt. I recommend you use paraffin … candle and canning wax. It will lube just as well but not get all gummed up from dirt.

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Old 02-01-2020, 02:26 PM   #712
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John, the lithium grease on your jack or stabilizer threads will attract sand and road dirt. I recommend you use paraffin … candle and canning wax. It will lube just as well but not get all gummed up from dirt.

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Motorcycle chain wax works well.


Maxima 74920 Chain Wax - 13.5 oz. Aerosol https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0012TZ1RU..._r6DnEb4JSBZEF

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Old 02-01-2020, 04:35 PM   #713
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Sorry I’m late to the flashlight skirmish.

At least you came with a good one. That is a nice light.
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Old 02-01-2020, 08:59 PM   #714
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Well at least they are deployable and not deplorable.
Hmmm- deplorable? Sour grapes from immanent outcome it would seem.
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Old 02-01-2020, 09:55 PM   #715
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Motorcycle chain wax works well.


Maxima 74920 Chain Wax - 13.5 oz. Aerosol https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0012TZ1RU..._r6DnEb4JSBZEF

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John, the lithium grease on your jack or stabilizer threads will attract sand and road dirt. I recommend you use paraffin … candle and canning wax. It will lube just as well but not get all gummed up from dirt.

Tom
When I grew up we always kept a bar of Octgon Soap for lubing anything with a chain. Never had to worry about dirt or rust. But back then I am sure it was less than a dollar a bar not the Amazon ripoff of $95.00 a 3 pack.
https://www.amazon.com/Octagon-All-P...0615267&sr=8-1
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Old 02-08-2020, 07:17 PM   #716
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Finally got around to securing items in the 3 exterior hatches. Cut 2x2 to secure items going fwd and aft, installed screw hooks and bungee.
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Old 02-08-2020, 07:20 PM   #717
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Where did you secure the wood under the bed?
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Old 02-09-2020, 10:48 AM   #718
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Old 02-11-2020, 04:37 PM   #719
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Does this make a big difference?
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Old 02-12-2020, 06:49 AM   #720
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Does this make a big difference?
On the E21 models, the black tank and piping is under the bed towards the front. Since the rest of the area is used for storage, I wanted to protect the plumbing from any damage caused by traveling and cargo shifting.
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