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Southern Alberta or where the camper is parked!

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Posted: 10/30/11 01:21pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Cleaned up and put things back in after getting the new furnace. Ran furnace burning off the new smell.

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Lafayette, Louisiana

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Posted: 10/30/11 01:23pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Cleaned it out after Rally trip, mopped floor, washed throw rugs, changed all bed linens, reloaded bath towels and paper towel goods, wiped down counters, and am about to exercise the truck and camper on a little drive for a replacement clearance light lens.

Thanks for asking! It's fun with the camper, even if you are not on a trip.

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Lakeville, MA. USA

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Posted: 10/30/11 01:28pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Today was the most depressing day of my year, so far. Put the cover on the camper put it to bed, that is unless we get it out for a Florida trip and that is still up in the air. Went last year for about six weeks and it was great. After the first of the year will probably get the itch again, we'll see.

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Edmonton, Alberta

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Posted: 10/30/11 01:57pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

This year we had two Happijac jacks fail so those were replaced. We also replaced the useless round table with a more useable rectangular one. Installed a backup camera (what a great upgrade that was!), Stable Loads and PacBrake airbags on the truck. Just finished washing and putting the TC to bed for the long, Great White North winter.

Still on the list of things to install:
1) Solar panels & controller
2) Heavy charge cables from the trucks alternator
3) Battery monitor system
4) 1500W inverter
5) Fans to help circulate warm cabin air through the basement
6) Wireless Indoor/outdoor thermometer to monitor temps in the basement
7) Helwig Bigwig anti-sway bar on the truck

Can't wait for spring to get here so I can get to work on the remaining projects. Ain't TCing great? I love it!


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Posted: 10/30/11 02:56pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

So far I think Buzzcut1's a clear winner.

Myself were still ploting-got a serious issue with our slide or slide wall I should say, so its just running thru the motions of fixing trying to develop a plan.

I might open er up today and put back some small items from last trip. Invariably I'll end up sitting at the table and sigh...

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East Central Pennsylvania

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Posted: 10/30/11 02:59pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Nothing today but over this past year I did a bunch of things to the TC:
(1) Installed a Shurflo accumulator tank to the water system (LOVE IT!!)
(2) Installed Torklift Glow Guide system
(3) Added a top step mod to my Glow Steps to make easier access into the TC
(4) Installed Battery Separator to truck
(5) Installed Onan resonator to genny tailpipe
(6) Upgraded to more inverter outlets
(7) Removed solid wood panel to TV cabinet door and installed decorative wire scren so I can now use the sat receiver remote withour having to keep door open
(8) Removed one dinette seat and installed a dog crate for our new rescued Boxer
(9) Added a cabover window protector panel and access ledge for the dog so he can jump up into the sleepover area. (Thats just to visit--he has to sleep in his crate even if he doenst like it).
(10) Added screen protectors over the furnace vent.
(11) Added wall moldings so my wife can show off all her "cats meow" nick-nacks.
(12) Added "kill" switches to the cabover speakers
(13) Installed flourescent LED bulbs (now all my interiors are LEDs)
(14) Added more wall hooks to hang jackets, etc.
(15) Installed full length mirror to outside of bathroom door (my wife loves it!)
(16) Installed a second 120 watt solar panel
Im sure I missed a few things....... its fun owning a TC.

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Near Freeport, Maine

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Posted: 10/30/11 03:10pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Used the roof snow rake wrapped in a towel to clean 8" snow off the nose cone enough to go inside and get the Heiki hatch open. Opened hatch, stood on bed and cleared off the rest of the snow especially off the solar panel. Didn't feel like moving the big ladder over to the camper and this was an easy fast way. We're running the propane furnace at 40F to keep the water lines from freezing until we winterize. We'll do that after the Recompence campout coming up November 10-13. It's getting into the low 20s at night but supposed to warm up again very soon. It will get to mid 50s again next week.

Sad to know the TC season for us is almost over.

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Posted: 10/30/11 03:13pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Emptied the dry z air,amazing how much water accumulates in that thing.Also checked over my camping world tc cover,glad I got it,been raining like crazy here,,just looking forward to an early spring[emoticon]

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Hagerstown, MD

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Posted: 10/30/11 03:24pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Buzzcut1 wrote:

rolled out of the cabover bed and made this on the stove top


I'm going to Buzzcut's. The rest of you are too busy... [emoticon]



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Posted: 10/30/11 03:26pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

still rebuilding my jayco pop-top tc...should be finished in another week or so....

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