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Old 07-27-2013, 06:22 AM   #43
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What a fantastic thread. I have learned from it. THank you.
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Old 09-02-2013, 12:18 PM   #44
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A few pictures from this weekend

Here is a few pics from this weekends trip to fort custer

New foam mattress pad.






Little spider nest issue


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Oh, I forgot to mention that the electric knife worked like a charm on the memory foam trim job! Huge thanks to whom ever suggested that on this site.
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Old 09-04-2013, 11:31 AM   #46
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Looks like it cleaned up great. I'm about to wash mine ....sides and top.... and thought I'd just try some of the generic RV wash. I guess that'll work. Glad to see someone out enjoying their camper. We've been pretty busy since we bought ours but we've made it out a couple of times this year and one more time in a couple of weeks. The only thing wrong about camping is that we're worn out when we come in!
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Finally got the roof cleaned and I'm wondering if they make a coating to help extend its life. I'm going to redo all of the sealing around the fixtures this week but it's going to need a new roof in a few years.

Before cleaning



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We bought a 2000 Keystone Springdale 250RKLS about 9 months, we feel your pain and joy in bringing it back to life.

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We bought a 2000 Keystone Springdale 250RKLS about 9 months, we feel your pain and joy in bringing it back to life.

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Feel free to post any photos while you bring your's back to life. We all love photos!
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Will Do!


Ran into a small road block yesterday, water heater has developed a leak.




Looks like we'll be ordering a new tank for it. A whole new water heater is running between $600 to $800!! I can buy a new tank with element for around $200 so I think I'll do that. What a bummer.
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Cleaning has also been a serious priority lately so here's what I've been doing.

You may remember the spider invasion on this trip


WARNING!!!!!! THIS STUFF IS VERY AGGRESSIVE!!!! USE WITH EXTREME CAUTION!!!! THIS CAN AND WILL REMOVE PAINT IN LARGE AMOUNTS!!!!!



A little wax and were good to go!!
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Great job, and keep the pics coming!


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Your picture with the results of the spider nest made me go check my own water heater output! Man that sucks, my trailer is fiberglass and would have probably turned into a melted pile of mess!
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Thank you. I should have many more pictures to come
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That's an Atwood WH. The reason a whole WH is more expensive is the price Atwood boards and gas valves, and associated parts. Weigh those prices of replacement for later on down the road.

Why do you need to coat the roof or replace it soon? Looks like it needs a wash and treat to me, along with the sealant like you mentioned, but that's it.
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That's an Atwood WH. The reason a whole WH is more expensive is the price Atwood boards and gas valves, and associated parts. Weigh those prices of replacement for later on down the road.

Why do you need to coat the roof or replace it soon? Looks like it needs a wash and treat to me, along with the sealant like you mentioned, but that's it.
The picture doesn't show the fine cracks in it and if you look carefully you will see some small black marks around the fixtures. These are areas that the water has dripped off of some thing and worn the roof thin. The 'bands' of black are just left over sap and tree pollen that was not worth scrubbing off. The trailer itself is pushing 15 years old so I just needs some attention.
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