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Old 08-20-2018, 12:55 AM   #77603
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I was thinking, about the slobber tube, there's a mod out there where you extend the tube beyond the back of the radiator.
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Thanks for the suggestion. I have read about the extension, but in the end decided to go with the catch jar. If for some reason the extension develops a low spot which fills with oil / gunk, you lose crankcase ventilation and end up with big trouble.

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Old 08-20-2018, 02:06 AM   #77604
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Ah, I see. Well, in that case it's not much of a fix then is it.
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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.


Well shucks, Papaw and Mary Ann!
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Old 08-20-2018, 05:31 AM   #77606
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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.

Ok Randm I was kidding. I know you haven't been reading on here long enough to realize I somethings jest.

I've decided to use bailing wire on my next project. Attaching 55 gallon drums around my MH to help with floatations! There is either No Rain or Too Much!
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Glad to hear no injuries but ouch!

Hatted to hear about the crunch on the rig, just another rut in a otherwise smooth road. Hope to see y'all in MI.
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Old 08-20-2018, 06:08 AM   #77608
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I somethings jest.

NO! Say it aint so !!! You, Wayne, Steve ...
Y'all would never put anyone on !!

Ya, I missed that. But Beverlybrand may have thought that you were serious also.

Good job ! Got me to take the bait !!

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I was thinking duck tape!

Another option is the spray on rubber Leak Stop, it now comes in clear.

She is not going to move the Arkansas, sheesh!


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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.

Oh Steve and Mary Ann, so very sorry to hear of that happening. Very glad you are safe. Still hoping to see you in MI.


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Ok Randm I was kidding. I know you haven't been reading on here long enough to realize I somethings jest.

I've decided to use bailing wire on my next project. Attaching 55 gallon drums around my MH to help with floatations! There is either No Rain or Too Much!

Shirley you jest!
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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.
It is fiberglass. Much thicker than they make stuff now-a-days. It took 2 tubes of silicone for the front of the cap. Less than half to seal the windows and a bit of the bottom. It has some sort of bonded finish, not paint. The tricky part is gonna be sealing the rear end. It does not fit quite right. Some alterations will be needed. Someone skilled with sawing a bit of aluminum, and then a lotta duct tape, and it will be good. It is drafty in the rear just now. Doesnt leak per se, but i think a bit of a draft is a good thing.
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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.

WOW! I am so sorry to hear that. How extremely aggravating for you all! UGH!!
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Tutus and Tiaras?

TUTUS AND TIARAS?
While my best friend was slogging her way through dance lessons and skating lessons and cooking classes, (of which I was secretly jealous,) instead, my folks wisely took all (5) of us camping.
I learned how to sleep in the fresh air, cook on a fire, bake bread in a dutch oven, properly season cast iron, how to keep flies and mosquitoes away without bug juice, catch various fish, how to lure various fish, operate and repair on the fly: an outboard motor, row a boat, operate a canoe, smoke meat on an open fire, play the harmonica, a multitude of folk, religious and camp songs - all sung in three-part harmony, water-ski, filet a fish, set up a tent, operate a white gas stove and lantern, chop wood, load a trunk, load a trailer, build a camping cupboard, roll up a sleeping bag, blow up an air mattress, build a fire 5 ways, start a fire 6 ways, how to camp with bears and other wildlife, how to pee in a coffee can, appreciate nature, stare at a wondrous landscape for hours, and eat lots of glorious food. I am sure the list is longer... what's on your list?
As my dear niece Staci once said, "Only you could figure out how to be camping all the time."
Just yesterday, I figured out how I became that camper, and will continue that, until...
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TUTUS AND TIARAS?
While my best friend was slogging her way through dance lessons and skating lessons and cooking classes, (of which I was secretly jealous,) instead, my folks wisely took all (5) of us camping.
I learned how to sleep in the fresh air, cook on a fire, bake bread in a dutch oven, properly season cast iron, how to keep flies and mosquitoes away without bug juice, catch various fish, how to lure various fish, operate and repair on the fly: an outboard motor, row a boat, operate a canoe, smoke meat on an open fire, play the harmonica, a multitude of folk, religious and camp songs - all sung in three-part harmony, water-ski, filet a fish, set up a tent, operate a white gas stove and lantern, chop wood, load a trunk, load a trailer, build a camping cupboard, roll up a sleeping bag, blow up an air mattress, build a fire 5 ways, start a fire 6 ways, how to camp with bears and other wildlife, how to pee in a coffee can, appreciate nature, stare at a wondrous landscape for hours, and eat lots of glorious food. I am sure the list is longer... what's on your list?
As my dear niece Staci once said, "Only you could figure out how to be camping all the time."
Just yesterday, I figured out how I became that camper, and will continue that, until...


Wonderful memories flashed through my brain!
Thanks, Bev!
Mom and Dad were farm kids, a life of improvising, adapting, adjusting, and tolerating.
These were the basic tools of life they lived by, and instilled in all 5 of us kids!

Here is your pic from FB.
Iím pretty sure this at Lake Wabasgang in Ontario. The road in was Bethune Road. And we caught more fish than we could eat every day! And both grammas were along, teaching fire cooking.
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Oh no, Papaw Steve!, Iím 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 doesnít have insurance.
Oh no, we will not be cancelling any plans for the FEUMGC. We have a real decent repair shop that we're taking the camper to today. We will schedule the repairs around the GC.

And no, we will not take the camper to any dealer near us. They all are suffering from lack of techs so you're scheduled out 2 - 3 months. They're busy prepping their new units and doing warranty work.
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I’m pretty sure this at Lake Wabasgang in Ontario. The road in was Bethune Road. And we caught more fish than we could eat every day! And both grammas were along, teaching fire cooking.
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I thought all you Minnisnowdans routinely went to Lake Wobegone? Either way it does sound like a fine day.
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