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Old 01-03-2013, 07:00 PM   #111
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Today's chores:
Checked the crank assembly on the Fantastic Vent fan I installed in the bath a couple years ago. The outside cover seems to have been getting looser and sloppier lately. I removed the crank assembly and disassembled it as far as I could. Found some wear in the pot metal casting, so nothing I can do but get a replacement crank assy.

Also removed both the lavatory and kitchen sink drain traps and cleaned them out and sanitized them in clorox water. I noticed the lavatory drain was starting to stink, so I got that problem fixed. No stink now. Definitely a NASTY JOB, but a good thing to do for preventative maintenance!

I removed a 2 inch memory foam mattress topper from under my mattress (yeah, I put it underneath) so I can take it back to Wallyworld. Much of the topper didn't expand fully, so I'm getting my moolah back. I put the lower bunk mattress under the queen mattress for now, and it seems to work well. Feels good right now anyway.

Sat down (a couple days ago) and worked out an estimate on the number of amp hours I'm pulling from my batteries. From what I figured, I use about 80-90 AHs a day.

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Old 01-04-2013, 08:26 PM   #112
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Packed up and drove it from Imperial Dam LTVA to Quartzsite LTVA. Also bought a digital thermostat to replace the faulty Coleman Mach thermostat in my TT. I woke up the AM and the temp inside was 51 degrees! The thermostat was on, but didn't kick on the furnace. My usual fix- I gave it a slap with my fingers and it kicked on. Hopefully it won't do it tonight. I will replace it tomorrow.
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Old 01-05-2013, 09:31 PM   #113
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Replaced the Coleman Mach thermostat with a Honeywell programmable digital thermostat. Cost only $20 at Lowes. This thread was just what I needed to do the install.
http://www.jaycoowners.com/showthrea...tal-Thermostat
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Old 01-05-2013, 10:24 PM   #114
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Old 01-06-2013, 06:29 AM   #115
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Fixed all the stripped cabinet door screws.
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Old 01-06-2013, 08:42 PM   #116
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Finished what I started yesterday...

This weekend I installed a Fastway Flip extension on my tongue jack. The trailer sits so high, that I nearly max out the jack every time I unhitch. Then, I upgraded to a detachable shore power cord. The existing cord had to go into a box that was 17"x17"x19" under the bathroom vanity. I had a hard time getting it back in on a 72 degree afternoon! I could barely get it out a couple of weeks ago when it was in the mid 40's. So, I ripped that all out, installed a hard wired surge protector, and the new outlet. This took WAY too long because of how small a space there is to work in, but it came out good.

I finished the weekend by installing a new 110v outlet in the front cargo compartment and then plugged in some LED light strips from Ikea in there and in the rear compartment.

The only down side is that now, after spending all that time in the trailer, I REALLY WANT TO GO CAMPING!!!!
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Old 01-07-2013, 02:00 PM   #117
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... towed it home from storage. ... inserted ammeter in battery charge line (temporary) to measure DC amp draw. (I will make a separate post about that in Tech Talk later.) ... replaced battery and propane tanks. ... opened windows and turned on bathroom vent fan. There is fresh, dry air circulating in my 17z for the first time in a couple of months.

Then all worked stopped. My neighbor, who got a new-to-him 2011 Keystone Hornet on New years Day, showed up and we talked about trailers and camping for 45 minutes. So if you see me out there this year, and I'm a little behind schedule, that's why.
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Old 01-07-2013, 02:53 PM   #118
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Took another afternoon nap in it. Very relaxing.
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Old 01-07-2013, 03:41 PM   #119
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... towed it home from storage. ... inserted ammeter in battery charge line (temporary) to measure DC amp draw. (I will make a separate post about that in Tech Talk later.) ... replaced battery and propane tanks. ... opened windows and turned on bathroom vent fan. There is fresh, dry air circulating in my 17z for the first time in a couple of months.

Then all worked stopped. My neighbor, who got a new-to-him 2011 Keystone Hornet on New years Day, showed up and we talked about trailers and camping for 45 minutes. So if you see me out there this year, and I'm a little behind schedule, that's why.
Just curious, how many amps can your ammeter handle? Mine can take 10 amps, and the Progressive Dynamics charges at up to 45 amps. The fuse in your meter might have blown.


On to what I did today... I went shopping in Quartzsite and found an identical replacement lens (red) for one of the marker lights on the side of my TT. Mounted it and it was loose, so I put a dab of silicone caulk at the top and bottom of the lens to lightly glue it in place. I'm going to head to QZ again and buy another replacement of each red and yellow lenses to add to my maint/repair kit. Never know when the wind (or a dishonest TT owner) will take one off.
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Old 01-07-2013, 04:58 PM   #120
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After a lot of rain and some snow, hobbled out and opened up the door. Went inside to check for leaks - none found. Very little moisture captured in the hanging bag traps. Battery at full charge, all tanks still reading empty. Found two dead flies. Ignored same. Closed up and went back to warm fire in house. Took long nap.
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