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Old 09-01-2013, 11:00 PM   #1
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7165 miles in 65 days in a 35 yr old TT!

Just finished our first big TT trip. Bought a '78 22 ft Excel TT and did a rehab on it (paint, Dexter axle links, reseal the roof all outside molding, etc) and started out after a 700 mile shake down trip. Traveled from N Arizona to Kansas, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Mississippi, Texas and back.
Put on new D rated Carlisle ST tires with a capacity of 22% more than we weigh. They still look new.
Pulled with a 2006 F150 5.4 Triton 3.73 posi rear axle, ave. 10.2 mpg.
Problems along the way:
1)Had to pull the black water shut off valve after I got a piece of paper lodged in it when I slide it shut. My fault for not flushing enough water when dumping.
2)Had the pilot lite gas line crack on the water heater. Used soft tubing and new crimp fittings to fix it. $7 and 1 hr work.
3)Lost a real good hubcap somewhere in Tennessee. If you see it let me know where:-)
Other than that, everything went as planned! Next trips will be much less miles per day than this one.
Used a wifi router/booster to bring the wifi signal inside the metal trailer walls. It worked great.
CG TV cable service was less than good stations most every time we had it.
All in all, "this old house" is ready to do it again just as soon as we can. Older TTs can be "fixed" to do as good if not better than new ones. It paid for itself on this trip vs hotel rooms 2X over.
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"""Used a wifi router/booster to bring the wifi signal inside the metal trailer walls. It worked great."""

What kind?

Sounds like a good trip and money well spent. I like it when a plan comes together.
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Old 09-02-2013, 08:19 PM   #3
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Just finished our first big TT trip. Bought a '78 22 ft Excel TT and did a rehab on it (paint, Dexter axle links, reseal the roof all outside molding, etc) and started out after a 700 mile shake down trip. Traveled from N Arizona to Kansas, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Mississippi, Texas and back.
Put on new D rated Carlisle ST tires with a capacity of 22% more than we weigh. They still look new.
Pulled with a 2006 F150 5.4 Triton 3.73 posi rear axle, ave. 10.2 mpg.
Problems along the way:
1)Had to pull the black water shut off valve after I got a piece of paper lodged in it when I slide it shut. My fault for not flushing enough water when dumping.
2)Had the pilot lite gas line crack on the water heater. Used soft tubing and new crimp fittings to fix it. $7 and 1 hr work.
3)Lost a real good hubcap somewhere in Tennessee. If you see it let me know where:-)
Other than that, everything went as planned! Next trips will be much less miles per day than this one.
Used a wifi router/booster to bring the wifi signal inside the metal trailer walls. It worked great.
CG TV cable service was less than good stations most every time we had it.
All in all, "this old house" is ready to do it again just as soon as we can. Older TTs can be "fixed" to do as good if not better than new ones. It paid for itself on this trip vs hotel rooms 2X over.
That camper looks great.
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Old 09-02-2013, 11:17 PM   #4
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Thanks Mossy cat It works great too!
Arch- I picked up a linksyswgr54g router from a guy on ebay that works as a signal booster/repeater. I put the router inside an overhead cabinet and mounted an antenna fitting going through the wall just above the door so I can mount one of the router antennas to it and a cable extension on the inside of the cabinet to the antenna connector that I take the outside antenna off of. It works good for about $70 I get 5 bars inside the the trailer when without it I get 2.
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Cool!!! So many people look at life as what can possibly go wrong and then never get any where, You on the other hand, just went and did it! I admire you. If you ever get up this way send me a PM.
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On that router...does it just repeat all the signals it sees or do you have to tell it which one to repeat?
In other words how do you operate it?
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At each stop with CG wifi you plug in the router to 120v and then connect to it with your computer You then go to the admin pages of the router and tell it what wifi to hook up to, what the security is and the password if any. It then amplifies and repeats
that signal inside the metal walls of our TT.
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Pretty much the same as the Jefatech.
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Yup, about half the price though. Included two pics, one before I resealed the top molding.
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