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Old 10-22-2018, 09:21 PM   #1107
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Getting ready to cover up for the winter...made this today to protect the antenna wings from the weight of the cover. Added the insulation to prevent the PVC from indenting the roof.
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Old 10-22-2018, 09:27 PM   #1108
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One of these would work:



or these would also work


Iíve got the 90* zerks on my tractor, but no guarantee they face the best position. The grease gun fittings havenít been seen in our neck of the woods. Iíll consider them. Thanks
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Old 10-22-2018, 09:49 PM   #1109
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Here's one style that works well. Pushes on the end of hose or pipe fitting and semi-locks with the sliding collar. There are also slide on 90's that replace the hose/pipe fitting, but have lower customer ratings.

So, MM, have you left the NW yet?? Stop by Kennewick if you are near!!!
Yes, but we leave for the Cascadeís and possibly Vancouver tomorrow morning. Weather will dictate our daily decisions. Iím thinking the I90 through Couer DíAlene pass is our ticket home now. We also need a few days for family reasons in Montana following the passing of my Uncle. He passed away a few weeks before we got there in August. Timing is everything!
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Old 10-23-2018, 10:01 AM   #1110
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Iíve got the 90* zerks on my tractor, but no guarantee they face the best position. The grease gun fittings havenít been seen in our neck of the woods. Iíll consider them. Thanks
Can zerks be changed without taking weight off the springs or anything special?

Screw off old, screw on new?
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Old 10-23-2018, 11:29 AM   #1111
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Zerks can be changed easily, no special way of doing it. They just screw into the bolt. Might want to hold the bolt head to do it, but I doubt it will turn when removing and installing the new zerk.
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Zerks can be changed easily, no special way of doing it. They just screw into the bolt. Might want to hold the bolt head to do it, but I doubt it will turn when removing and installing the new zerk.
Thanks ... I have one zerk that won't accept grease, so I thought I would change it.
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Old 10-24-2018, 05:54 AM   #1113
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Thanks ... I have one zerk that won't accept grease, so I thought I would change it.
Unfortunately, in my experience, it's always been the bolt's cross hole, where the grease comes out, that gets clogged.
There exist high impact grease injectors that you hammer to force out the clog, but I've always removed the bolt to clean it and the bushing.
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Unfortunately, in my experience, it's always been the bolt's cross hole, where the grease comes out, that gets clogged.
There exist high impact grease injectors that you hammer to force out the clog, but I've always removed the bolt to clean it and the bushing.
On Youtube I saw a guy use a blow torch to heat the bolt and then pump in the grease. I don't have a blow torch.
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Old 11-05-2018, 01:10 AM   #1115
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So while I was under the coach admiring the Morryde install, I took a look at the way the steps are mounted. Diane and I dislike the stamped metal as too aggressive for bare feet! And the 3 steps always leaves the first one just a little too high off the ground.

There are only 6 bolts holding the unit in place. Figured it would be an easy swap out for a set of aluminum with 4 treads. When the Alumi-Tread unit arrived, the UPS guy asked me to help lift it off the truck! Whoa. Didn't expect it to be twice as heavy as the OEM. It seems to be very well built.

Taking the old one out was simple. It was light enough to manage. But how to get the new one lifted into place and the bolt holes lined up. BTW, the hangers on the ORV for a 28" step are welded on at 27.9". Saw a post where someone else mentioned this tight fit!

Wire brushed and painted the hangers and frame rails. Figured the new paint would help it slide into plkace. Used a handcart and a floor jack to get it positioned just right. Made it easy to wiggle it around for the bolts to go in.

Going to try it out this week on a trip down the Appalachians leaf peeping.
How did these workout? Any ground clearance issues?
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Old 11-12-2018, 12:58 PM   #1116
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How did these workout? Any ground clearance issues?
No problem. The steps fold more efficiently so they fit in the OEM space for 3 steps.
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customized glass backsplash

We've done or have been inspired to do/mod many of the mods here on the forum. Do not recall seeing a backsplash mod so sharing this one.

We ordered a photo on glass from one of the many places online using a groupon. The offered size was smaller in width and larger in height than the stock in our Creekside 20FQ so I had to make an adapter from some aluminum bar from home depot. However, this did keep me from having to make holes in the glass.

This photo was from a trip to Cordova, Alaska. We weren't in our 20FQ but in a rented dually with a truck camper.


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Cool idea with the photo.... I took a smooth baking sheet put some two sides tape and mounted it. Nice clean look that is easy to clean
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We've done or have been inspired to do/mod many of the mods here on the forum. Do not recall seeing a backsplash mod so sharing this one.

We ordered a photo on glass from one of the many places online using a groupon. The offered size was smaller in width and larger in height than the stock in our Creekside 20FQ so I had to make an adapter from some aluminum bar from home depot. However, this did keep me from having to make holes in the glass.

This photo was from a trip to Cordova, Alaska. We weren't in our 20FQ but in a rented dually with a truck camper.


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Old 12-07-2018, 02:34 PM   #1120
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Removing the Microwave in 20fq

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Before with Microwave which we only used for carrying bread.
After with more cupboard space to carry bread and much more.
We did exactly the same thing and made the cabinet entirely coffee related. Holds the:
1. Flair espresso lever machine
2. Vintage Revereware Percolator
3. Stove top steamer bomb thing to steam/foam milk for cappuccinos
4. Scale, thermometer, filters, Kalita dripper, coffee beans and 2 grinders
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