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Old 03-30-2016, 07:46 PM   #3321
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Which one did you end up going with? This is something I will likely need to do this year, perhaps next. My current battery will not take a full charge any more, and we may have some LONG trips coming up this year.
Our dealer installed a 12V deep cycle battery from US Battery, a year later I'm very happy with it:
http://usbattery.com/wp-content/uplo...a_2015_web.pdf
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Old 03-30-2016, 07:52 PM   #3322
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Got the bug to start heading farther north, so I got everything packed away for travel inside the TT, loaded crap into the truck and hooked it up. Drove into town, dumped tanks, filled a 5 gal fresh water jug, filled up the truck, gen tank, and my emergency 5 gal tank with gas. Drove a few miles south of Moab to Spanish Valley and got my home parked in a new free camp area I found today. It's a big paved area, just north of Ken's Lake.

I'll be ready to pull out first thing tomorrow morning. Destination- Salt Lake City. I'll figure out where I'm stopping for the night when I get there.
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Old 03-30-2016, 08:54 PM   #3323
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Pulled the day night shade with a broken string. Got the wrong cord to restring so off to the big city for the right cord.
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Old 03-31-2016, 05:38 AM   #3324
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Pulled the day night shade with a broken string. Got the wrong cord to restring so off to the big city for the right cord.
Edd, my strings have broken so often that now I just use white nylon Mason's string. I get a spool of a couple hundred feet of the stuff for a few of bucks at Home Depot. It works just as well as the "proper" string, and it's a heck of a lot cheaper.

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Old 03-31-2016, 06:14 AM   #3325
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Edd, my strings have broken so often that now I just use white nylon Mason's string. I get a spool of a couple hundred feet of the stuff for a few of bucks at Home Depot. It works just as well as the "proper" string, and it's a heck of a lot cheaper.

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Why didn't I think of that!!! Thanks Bill
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Old 03-31-2016, 07:30 AM   #3326
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Sat in it and listened to the rain come down, and later the rain froze, so I listened to the ice pellets bounce off the roof.
Rain starting here right now, but you can keep the frozen stuff. 64 degrees at the moment.
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Old 03-31-2016, 06:51 PM   #3327
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Rain starting here right now, but you can keep the frozen stuff. 64 degrees at the moment.
LOL! Weird thing, I'm 500 miles north of where I was then, and it's warmer here.

I hit the road from Spanish Valley, UT (south of Moab) this morning at 5AM. Planned to stop in Salt Lake City for the night, but it's too darned hectic in that big, long valley. Kept driving until I passed Twin Falls, ID. I'm parked for the night at Walmart, in Jerome, ID. Twelve hours and 527 miles later.

Northern Utah has some incredible scenery. The reef area on I-70 is magnificent. Worked the truck on the drive, hitting passes at around 8000 feet a couple times. Lots of ups and downs, actually. Even drove though some falling snow, and there was still quite a bit of snow on the ground (and in the mountains) along the way.

And yes, I used my emergency flashers SEVERAL times! No diesel, you know.

I got a little nervous when the snow was falling. Thermometer on the truck showed that it was just above freezing outside, and I sure didn't want to drive over an ice patch. I didn't, so the day ended well.

Haven't had a beer since early January. After today's drive, I decided it was time to slip over the side of the wagon. Bought ONE can of beer to relax. One of those big-ass Foster's Lagers!

Tomorrow's destination- my (part-time) home, WA state. Probably end up in Kennewick, but might go on to Yakima. I know of a few free camping spots along the river on HWY 12, to the east of White Pass.
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Old 03-31-2016, 07:17 PM   #3328
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Installed my $4 dollar dimmer and wireless remote for my LED awning lights. Best $4 bucks I've ever spent!
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Old 03-31-2016, 07:32 PM   #3329
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Got my 3 Max Air vent covers in the mail today. Unfortunately my Jayco is at the dealer getting the remaining fixes and bunk slide motor replaced. Don't know when I'll be able to put them on yet.
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Dan,
Sorry to hear you having issues with your NP. Knock on wood, we haven't had anything big. Yet.
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