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Old 05-02-2015, 08:21 AM   #2251
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This afternoon I will be working on the wheel skirts on my 23B. Putting some washers on the screws and going to do some re-caulking.
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Old 05-02-2015, 01:37 PM   #2252
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Put on the bumper struts...hopefully they strengthen the bumper the way they are supposed to! Also made the cover over the cooktop from a cutting board. Ready to head to Palo Duro Canyon at the end of the month!
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Old 05-02-2015, 04:57 PM   #2253
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I changed the locks on the compartments to Campco Ace style key instead of the common CH-751.
Replaced the nuts on the battery post to wing nuts to easily disconnect the battery.
Measured and readjusted the WD mounts on tongue. One keeps moving forward.
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Old 05-02-2015, 06:16 PM   #2254
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Bought the necessary wrenches at Lowes to adjust my WD hitch to the new TV.

I have 2 questions for those of you who have more WD hitch experience that I. 1) If you can't get the top of the ball to exactly the same height of the top of the ball socket, is it better to raise the ball 1.5 inches or lower it about 1 inch? My thinking is, I would like the front of the TT slightly high plus the TV will settle down a little once the weight is put on the ball, and, 2) Is there a risk in oversizing the swing bars? I'm running 800/8000 right now but may step up to 1000/10000 when I switch this hitch assembly over to my cargo trailer. Any suggestions, lessons-learned, etc., would be appreciated.

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Old 05-02-2015, 06:45 PM   #2255
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I put the new 6" memory foam mattress master bedroom.
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Old 05-02-2015, 09:35 PM   #2256
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Bought the necessary wrenches at Lowes to adjust my WD hitch to the new TV.

I have 2 questions for those of you who have more WD hitch experience that I. 1) If you can't get the top of the ball to exactly the same height of the top of the ball socket, is it better to raise the ball 1.5 inches or lower it about 1 inch? My thinking is, I would like the front of the TT slightly high plus the TV will settle down a little once the weight is put on the ball, and, 2) Is there a risk in oversizing the swing bars? I'm running 800/8000 right now but may step up to 1000/10000 when I switch this hitch assembly over to my cargo trailer. Any suggestions, lessons-learned, etc., would be appreciated. Hope this helps!

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During initial setup you want to get the trailer as close to level as you can get it and then match the height of the ball to the ball socket of the trailer hitch as closely as you can by moving the hitch head up or down on the drawbar. It doesn't have to (and probably won't) be perfectly perfect. In other words, if the drawbar height adjustment puts the ball 3/4 inch higher than the trailer one way or 1/2 inch lower at the next lower position, go for the lower position. In the end, hitched up with spring bars installed, it is better to have the trailer slightly nose low and the truck level. As for going to a heavier spring bar, you'll be fine moving up to a 1K/10K setup but a 1.2K/12K or 1.4K/14K setup would, in my opinion, be overkill. One caveat to that is if you believe that in the future you will be upgrading to a larger TT then the heavier spring bars might be something to consider. Note that with some brands of hitch the spring bars are not interchangeable and you'll need a different hitch head to accommodate the higher strength spring bars.
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Old 05-02-2015, 09:52 PM   #2257
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Went to Wallymart and bought area rugs and other essentials. Also bought a new television to replace the not so great Jensen. This thread:

http://www.jaycoowners.com/forums/f3...tml#post296646

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Old 05-03-2015, 11:27 AM   #2258
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Picked up and installed new wiper blades and 9v batteries for the smoke detectors. Try to do it every 6 months, if they need it or not, cheap insurance.
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Old 05-03-2015, 12:00 PM   #2259
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Cleaned our roof and treated it with Protect All. Good for about 6 months. Cleaned the outside of the 5'er, looking nice. It goes into the shop Wed. to have the front cap repainted.
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Old 05-04-2015, 01:23 PM   #2260
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Spent the day getting the trailer ready for the season. Everything works and looks good, just a tad bit of chaulking on the front round ends.

Then .... I come home happy all is well only to discover an email from my storage facility saying the town has told them to close. I have to be out by the end of June.

Now I'm not so happy as I scramble to find a new storage facility.
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