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Old 12-01-2014, 07:23 AM   #1711
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Pushed it back off the concrete and onto the planks for the winter. Started the winterizing process.
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Old 12-01-2014, 08:54 AM   #1712
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Brought it home from storage, un-winterized, checked my AC hold-down bolts (all good BTW), cleaned the air "filter" (LOL! "filter", HA!).

Getting ready for another great adventure!!
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Old 12-05-2014, 12:59 AM   #1713
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Had both propane tanks topped off. A little over 6 gallons for $14 or so. Propane here is down to $2.09 a gallon, which ain't that bad. Also did some cleaning and reorganization. Seems like things just pile up in the wrong place after a couple months of living in the TT.
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Old 12-05-2014, 10:40 AM   #1714
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Slept in it.. woke up made breakfast, coffee, fired up the internet and read the Jayco posts.. and it is not even 9 am yet.. ahh living in your RV in SoCal...
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Old 12-05-2014, 01:16 PM   #1715
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I left the house early AM in my TV hauling the new to me 2006 27BH we got. I got to the exit of our neighborhood to go to the storage facility and at the exit gate, there was a bump and then it stopped. I couldn't budge the trailer. Thought I had hit something. Got out and looked, then I noticed the hitch had come loose of the ball and it was hanging from the chains, adn the emergency brake had kicked on when the safety wire had released! A bit flustered at this "doh!" moment I tried to jack it up high enough to put back on the ball. I got to the top of the travel of the jack, then realized I needed to put a block of wood under it so it would lift high enough. Tried going back down, but the weight or something had damaged the threads or something and it wouldn't go down for the life of me. Now this was "rush hour" when everyone is exiting to go to work. Some couldn't see me in the front and started honking. I was blocking the exit Big Time! I had to wave people around and then watch traffic as my truck was nearly on the road and blocking view and signal them when it was OK to go. I called a buddy down the road but he was getting kids ready for school but would come dropping them off. I tried a variety of things like pulling the trailer forward on the jack and rocking it, going forward and back, etc. Nothing. This went on for nearly an hour as neighbors drove by and saw "the idiot with the travel trailer" broke down in the exit lane. Rick finally showed up and he assisted getting it on the ball by standing on the bumper and providing guidance, then we used the stabilizer jacks to get the thing up enough to pull the jack leg out of the jack and drop it back on the ball. By this time its after 8:30am and I've got grease on my arms I tried to clean off, and I had to notify work of the situation and all in all, this was the beginning of my weekend! I have not been so embarrassed in a long time!

Wife had helped me back up the truck and get hitch on the ball, and I guess in hindsight I failed to make sure it was "locked" in. In my Preventive Maintenance routine the balky hitch wouldn't release w/o using a drift and hammer...so I lubed with the waterproof grease and now it works so easily...well, you know. The older motorcycle trailer we grew up with had a different sort of hitch that had a definite lock, others I've used have a locking sleeve, not as familiar with this sort. Half way to the storage I pulled over and checked it again! Lets just say this was life's way of humbling you once in a while I guess! and Proves Murphy's Law!
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Old 12-05-2014, 07:47 PM   #1716
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Came home from our Maiden Voyage yesterday and waxed it today, we are both sore.
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Old 12-06-2014, 07:33 AM   #1717
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I'm starting to get organized and putting in their travel place I'm leaving this coming Saturday for a two week trip to the Orlando area and to spend Christmas with the grandchildren. Now I will start the getting organized a soon as I finish this cup or maybe a nap. Saturday is a long way off.
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Old 12-06-2014, 11:33 AM   #1718
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Just ran my generator for 1 hour under load. Not a problem, just the normal monthly run. It ran perfectly.
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Old 12-06-2014, 05:01 PM   #1719
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We have a Television mount in our bedroom and no Television so I made a bracket to hold a small fan. DW can not sleep with out a fan.
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Old 12-06-2014, 07:46 PM   #1720
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Washed the rig and ran the genny. Attached a quick disconnect to the battery. Makes it easier to hookup the battery charger.
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