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Old 10-11-2012, 09:15 AM   #99
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I bought a 3/4 drive socket set from Northern tools. (cheap) I got a drive shaft from a junked car. The drive shaft is about seven feet long after cutting off one end. I slip the drive shaft over the breaker bar and socket. I can loosen any lugnut now. I always break all nuts loose and retorque when I get the motorhome back home from the tire store. This has worked flawlessly for the past twenty years.
Talk about a "cheater bar" !! BUT, I LIKE THAT IDEA!

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Old 10-11-2012, 04:58 PM   #100
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I purchased 2 gallons of RMP #3 from Lowes for $3.84 a gallon. Picked them up in store today. Evidently they are clearance priced and replacing it with Zep (same stuff, different label) for $25 gal. Get it while you can!

Shop Red Max 128 oz Floor Finish at Lowes.com
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Old 10-11-2012, 07:04 PM   #101
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I replaced the carpet on the inside step at the entry and it made the whole RV look and even smell newer, remnant carpet 4 fy x 7 ft at carpet store 5.00
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Old 10-14-2012, 08:01 PM   #102
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Replaced the non-functioning heater controls today. Now I can control where the air blows from on the dash, YAY! As is always the case, it revealed another issue. The plastic tab on the control panel that holds the blower speed switch and mounts it to the dash is broken. A previous owner tried super glue to fix it, but it's all jacked up. Time for JB weld!
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Old 10-15-2012, 07:46 AM   #103
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12 volt interior lighting done in LED and all new clearance lights done and new propane tank lines to the regulator and a nice tank cover, gotta do the freshwater tank inlet and ready to go camping again
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Old 10-16-2012, 05:19 PM   #104
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Brushed the carpet with the silicone brush to get the dog hair out, cleaned the fridge and filled the water tank to get her ready to go boon-docking again on an airstrip for another power parachute fly in this weekend! Still troubleshooting the battery ... needs to stay charged, but just might need a trickle charger to do that job ( I think that's what you call them) but spousal unit found a fuse that needed replacing so the lights work on the passenger side again! Whoopie! wish all of life's troubles were as simple as replacing a fuse!
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Old 10-16-2012, 11:12 PM   #105
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I've been working on our little RV painting the outside,fixing the leaky roof, painting the inside with yummy,warm fall colors and I painted a big blue butterfly on the outside to make it feel personal. Inside, I tore out the booth seating and instead (for comfort) jimmy-riged a loveseat i found at a garage sale. I tore the couch apart and rebuilt it to sit along the back but under the couch ruffle houses a pull out foot ottoman and clothes basket. I also picked up a folding down table and mounted it along the wall so it could be lifted in front of the couch when a table is needed. When using the table, the ottoman can serve as seating for the opposite side of the table. Also have been lining the inside walls with wood paneling because the walls were so horrible looking it made my skin crawl and it really needed a fresh look if I'm going to be spending time in it. Also tore out the upper shelving to build a slim bed above the couch for my daughter to sleep on. The rv is so small that I figure every space needs to be completely functionable. Oh also replaced the flooring and tore out the closet area to add a small desk and chair for doing homework or housing the computer. I'm so excited with how this little ugly camper has transformed into a sweet little home away from home. God is good
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Old 10-17-2012, 05:52 AM   #106
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12 volt interior lighting done in LED and all new clearance lights done and new propane tank lines to the regulator and a nice tank cover, gotta do the freshwater tank inlet and ready to go camping again
What was the total cost of the LED light bulbs you replaced, I know they be as much as 20.00 each.
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Old 10-17-2012, 06:01 AM   #107
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I fixed the rooftop mounted remote control spotlight, I removed the front and rear covers to get to the mechanism that rotated it up and down, which was the non functioning part, ( the motor was turning the gears, but nothing was moving) found that by backing off almost one turn on the 3/4 inch nut that is part of the slip clutch I got it working again. Also I was in contact with K&H industries, the company that bought out Sparton, maker of the 475 light which most of us vintage owners have and they are shipping me free of charge new front and rear bulb gaskets to secure the bulb in place. They said the front gasket was not changed in the re-design of the new light but the rear one was obsolete and they still had some in stock. Very nice people to deal with.
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Old 10-17-2012, 06:22 AM   #108
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Catch-up of 4 months of qwnership.

New tires
New sway bar bushings
New headlight assembly driver side required removing whole lower facia
Built new exhaust heat shield
Installed new full queen foam mattress
Installed Flat screen in front required woodworking
Installed Flat screen in bedroom required wood working
Repaired steps motor
Built "air snorkel" tube for engine air intake to reduce engine noise
Waxed with Zep floor wax
Cleaned Roof
Shampoo'd carpets
Repaired basement door
Replaced Lavatory and shower fixtures
Cleaned and adjusted water heater
Cleaned and adjusted furnace
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Old 10-17-2012, 06:27 AM   #109
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What was the total cost of the LED light bulbs you replaced, I know they be as much as 20.00 each.
i went into auto zone car parts store and bought a pair of ultra bright white 12 inch car LED light strips around 25 dollars and wired them in off the 12 volt part of the light fixtures so one is under the cabinet above the sink and one is on the back of the 12 volt roof light facing toward the front and they really light up the area good but probably pull a bit more power than normal due to being the ultra bright white.

these may be what i got here from auto zone but i remember the package saying ultra or super bright

Alpena/24 in. white colorful flexible LED light (77423B) | LED Exterior Accessories | AutoZone.com_
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Catch-up of 4 months of qwnership.

New tires
New sway bar bushings
New headlight assembly driver side required removing whole lower facia
Built new exhaust heat shield
Installed new full queen foam mattress
Installed Flat screen in front required woodworking
Installed Flat screen in bedroom required wood working
Repaired steps motor
Built "air snorkel" tube for engine air intake to reduce engine noise
Waxed with Zep floor wax
Cleaned Roof
Shampoo'd carpets
Repaired basement door
Replaced Lavatory and shower fixtures
Cleaned and adjusted water heater
Cleaned and adjusted furnace
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I fixed the rooftop mounted remote control spotlight, I removed the front and rear covers to get to the mechanism that rotated it up and down, which was the non functioning part, ( the motor was turning the gears, but nothing was moving) found that by backing off almost one turn on the 3/4 inch nut that is part of the slip clutch I got it working again. Also I was in contact with K&H industries, the company that bought out Sparton, maker of the 475 light which most of us vintage owners have and they are shipping me free of charge new front and rear bulb gaskets to secure the bulb in place. They said the front gasket was not changed in the re-design of the new light but the rear one was obsolete and they still had some in stock. Very nice people to deal with.
After I sent this I noticed I made a boo boo the gaskets were not free but the shipping was, oops
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Replaced the ugly, corroded bathroom faucet with a new one. I used the $10 off coupon at CW. so the faucet was only $12. Now I'm looking for a wall-mounted soap dish.

Will start final end-of-season clean-up tomorrow, then winterise. Overnigh lows are down around 42F, so we'll be getting the occcasional 30F within a week or two.
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