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Old 03-03-2016, 07:52 PM   #6161
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Old 03-04-2016, 01:48 AM   #6162
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I spent the money to buy an expanding ladder to be able to release the motors if my Schwintek slides should ever fail to retract properly. My slides have been working well, but I figured that if I didn't buy a ladder, they would certainly fail!
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Old 03-04-2016, 07:46 AM   #6163
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I saved a bundle of $$. Instead of buying an air compressor from any RV place and connecting it to my air shock system. I bought a $10 air compressor that plugs into my lighter and reaches around to the front where my air bag connects to the valve stems. I can put the little air compressor on and pump them up where I want them in a minute and be on my way!!
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Old 03-04-2016, 07:58 AM   #6164
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A Green Mountain Grill Davey Crocket purchased at the local Oregon/Washington Coastal farm store. It's in the Coastal add this week and with purchase you get a $100 gift card. It gets even better! GMG is having a early bird promotion so you also get a free grill cover ($49.95) and an extended 4 year warranty ($119). The starting price at the local Coastal was $365. Did a Tri-tip the other day and it turned out marvelously.
Love my Davey Crocket. From fish,burgers,pork butt,brisket anything is better with a little smoke.

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Old 03-04-2016, 08:33 AM   #6165
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Old 03-04-2016, 08:59 AM   #6166
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That's a bomb waiting to go off. You need to check tires with a gauge not a baseball bat! Well worth your time. What about the inside dual? This is false security. Leave bats for playing baseball, not checking tires!

The big rig drivers have been using this method for decades. We use it also for a quick check and a gauge later when time permits. Just another added safety measure. Chuck
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Old 03-04-2016, 09:34 AM   #6167
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The big rig drivers have been using this method for decades. We use it also for a quick check and a gauge later when time permits. Just another added safety measure. Chuck
For sure - hang around a truck stop for a couple hours. You will see drivers with their clubs walk around their rigs thumping on tires. A tire that is low will go thud while one with enough air (note, I said enough air, not necessarily correctly filled) will go 'boiiiing'. It's a quick and dirty trick but does not replace a regular gauge check. I cannot imagine that a big rig driver would use many minutes of his allotted daily driving time to check 18 or more tires in a standard, double or triple trailer outfit with a gauge.
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For sure - hang around a truck stop for a couple hours. You will see drivers with their clubs walk around their rigs thumping on tires. A tire that is low will go thud while one with enough air (note, I said enough air, not necessarily correctly filled) will go 'boiiiing'. It's a quick and dirty trick but does not replace a regular gauge check. I cannot imagine that a big rig driver would use many minutes of his allotted daily driving time to check 18 or more tires in a standard, double or triple trailer outfit with a gauge.
Yea but you don't have 18 tires on your RV. And you can see rubber all over the road from those big rigs! And many are running retreads which your RV isn't. If you want to do a quick and dirty tire check, instead of a baseball bat, go to Harbor Freight and get an infa-red pistol temperature gauge. A low tire will be running hotter. You can also check dragging brakes that way.
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I thought this was a "Last thing you bought thread"

There are tons of posts about tires and pressure, take it there.
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Love my Davey Crocket. From fish,burgers,pork butt,brisket anything is better with a little smoke.

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GREAT!! Thank you, now I'm hungry.

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A couple of parks that we use we sometimes get there after dark and backing into some of the sites, pretty dark, is a little of a challenge especially with the DW wandering around back there with a flashlight.
I put these on our previous unit and just added them to our new one. On both sides at the rear down on the side just above the bottom of the bottom of the body skirt. I know, I'll get pictures. Anyway they are the small porch style lights that sit at a slight angle shining down a little and have a switch on the body. Wire them in for 12v and when turned on it's amazing how well you can see all the way back to the end of the trailer. Makes it way easier to manage, especially in a smaller site. Minimal expense. Got the lights from etrailer in black body to go with our color scheme. They also have white.
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A couple of parks that we use we sometimes get there after dark and backing into some of the sites, pretty dark, is a little of a challenge especially with the DW wandering around back there with a flashlight.
I put these on our previous unit and just added them to our new one. On both sides at the rear down on the side just above the bottom of the bottom of the body skirt. I know, I'll get pictures. Anyway they are the small porch style lights that sit at a slight angle shining down a little and have a switch on the body. Wire them in for 12v and when turned on it's amazing how well you can see all the way back to the end of the trailer. Makes it way easier to manage, especially in a smaller site. Minimal expense. Got the lights from etrailer in black body to go with our color scheme. They also have white.
Took the TT out of storage this weekend to de-winterize and get ready for some Camping. Have a nice city owned park about 15 minutes away so it was our staging area. Wanted to add a picture of the little lights I added to assist with backing into dark areas. And the whole rig.Click image for larger version

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