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Old 08-19-2018, 06:50 AM   #77589
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His Tee Shirt has NOTHING!


NOTHING must be properly worn, as in almost worn out.
BACON must be worn proudly, and with a bit of grease on the front
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Old 08-19-2018, 08:06 AM   #77590
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Dave,
I"m sure you have many Tee shirts tie-dyed with bacon grease.
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Old 08-19-2018, 08:10 AM   #77591
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We are anxious to see you in AZ!

I am wishing... all that need OHMS to receive them, that everyone gets their respective dwellings sold and purchased, and that all are happy with the outcomes.



Barb, what a close call! I am glad all are safe!



I am still busy, (in-between the pouring rain,) getting my truck and topper (aka Supergirl,) ready for the Grande Voyage. I have a couple really teeny leaks in the topper, which will be well assuaged with some silicone, not that it is finally dry enough to apply. Also need to cut reflectix for the windows add a bit more weather-stripping, a strap on the tail-gate and a new rear door lock, and I am good to go!


The East is drowning, and the West is in flames.


I am eager to be in the UP and meeting all the names and faces I have gotten familiar with. I will leave NY by the 10th of September, and most likely far earlier.



After following diligently my Dr's RX for diet, and unsuccessfully lowering my blood sugar, I went to the keto diet. Within 3 days, My blood sugars returned to normal levels. Please dont mind if I bring my own 'bread' at the mutant convention. I am working on perfecting my dutch oven version.


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Old 08-19-2018, 07:48 PM   #77592
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What is the topper made of and is it painted? Silicone doesn't like paint and does not stick well. There are other products out there that may be better. Depending on the size of the leak, eternabond is a good choice. Once on, doesn't remove well. Some Lap Sealant or just some good grade caulk may be better than silicone.
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Old 08-19-2018, 07:52 PM   #77593
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Beverly,
What is the topper made of and is it painted? Silicone doesn't like paint and does not stick well. There are other products out there that may be better. Depending on the size of the leak, eternabond is a good choice. Once on, doesn't remove well. Some Lap Sealant or just some good grade caulk may be better than silicone.
I was thinking duck tape!

Another option is the spray on rubber Leak Stop, it now comes in clear.
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We are happy to hear all are A-OK, with lots of RVM's getting ready for the GC.
Weather in the UP is nice. Temps in the 70's. No rain for a while.
Been offline this week camping where no signal.
Headed south to the lower peninsula tomorrow.
Be safe on the road, and we'll be see'in ya'll soon.
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Old 08-19-2018, 08:41 PM   #77595
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Beverly,
What is the topper made of and is it painted? Silicone doesn't like paint and does not stick well. There are other products out there that may be better. Depending on the size of the leak, eternabond is a good choice. Once on, doesn't remove well. Some Lap Sealant or just some good grade caulk may be better than silicone.
Did you not see the picture?? It's SuperGirl for sure. It's a regular p'up truck top and of course it's painted, RED!!!
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Old 08-19-2018, 09:26 PM   #77596
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We're not hurt. Just aggravated.

12 miles from our destination in Knoxville, TN (near the convention center and the downtown Holiday Inn), our brand new little camper was assaulted by a driver that disregarded a red light and made a right turn into the side of our innocent camper. Our light turned green and 3 lanes of traffic (with us in the curb lane) started thru the intersection. A driver made a last minute stop and turn on red in front of us and the driver behind him thought that meant that their traffic light was green. He turned into our camper without stopping.

Dent on right front corner. Scrapes along the lower right side. Entry steps rendered useless. Right front stabilizer jack bent 45 degrees towards the back.

Driver ticketed for failure to have proof of insurance with him and for an illegal right turn. 2 groups of witnesses came back to support our story. Lucky us. They were great.

Could have been much worse. Grrrrrrrrrr though.
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Old 08-19-2018, 09:26 PM   #77597
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Hey! Jim and Paula aren’t missing afterall. You can call off search and rescue. Good to hear from you two! It seems like summer has everyone off doing fun stuff and not keeping up with us stuck in one place folks. Have fun!
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Old 08-19-2018, 09:34 PM   #77598
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Oh no, Papaw Steve!, I’m glad you and Mary Ann are OK but your poor little cottage on wheels. is it still useable or will you have to cancel your plans? Whatever you do, DO NOT take it to Camping World for repair. I can find hundreds of horror stories about their service dePt. It sounds like your insurance may have to cover the cost if the guy who hit her doesn’t have insurance.
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I was thinking duck tape!

NO!!!!!!

I think I created my first roof leak ever by trying to seal the bathroom skylight with duct tape.


It just does not hold under the weather conditions of an exposed surface.
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NO!!!!!!

I think I created my first roof leak ever by trying to seal the bathroom skylight with duct tape.


It just does not hold under the weather conditions of an exposed surface.

If someone hasn't said already.......Eternabond Seal Tape is the best. Eternabond.com



Sorry about your mishap Steve & Mary, glad no one's hurt. Hope things work out somehow getting fixed up soon.
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GC

Still entertaining delusions / hopes of being able to at least stop by the GC and meet some folks.

Would you believe that I got my rig on the road for the first time this year today?? Just around town a little for some exercise.

Got an oil catcher on the slobber tube. Been reading a lot of bad stuff about that here. Good old Jif jar to the rescue!!

Also installed traffic cameras front and rear. Too many crazies on the road to not have them.

Discovered that my alternator is not working, or that my main batteries are shot. Stopped for lunch and the rig would not start. Had to jump start from the house batteries.

Started tinkering with Good Sam trip planner for the trip to Mich, hoping to be able to get some big miles on the rig.

Over and out.
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Hey Random,
Sounds like you're getting there on sprucing up your coach, a little at a time and she'll be golden!


I was thinking, about the slobber tube, there's a mod out there where you extend the tube beyond the back of the radiator. This way the overflow isn't sucked into the radiator. There may be some older threads to search here on iRV2 about this mod. It seemed to do the trick.

Then finally the chassis manufacturers redesigned things rendering the problem a thing of the past.


Hope this helps if you didn't already know about it.



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