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Old 04-02-2016, 03:38 PM   #3341
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Restrung the day/night blind using the Masons cord recommended by SmokerBill, worked great. This is not a job for the feint of heart, fat fingers, bad eyes and little strings ...... , at least a 6pack. Back splash tiles next, closeout 37.00 a six pack at Lowes. Maybe tomorrow.
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Old 04-02-2016, 09:43 PM   #3342
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I remember passing by the Three Island Crossing State park sign on my drive yesterday. Ended up making it to Yakima yesterday by 4PM (gained an hour passing into the Pacific Time Zone). Bought a WA State Discover Pass, filled the fresh water tanks, and found a spot to camp on HWY 12, on the Tieton River. I was able to park so that the trailer is perfectly level without unhooking from the truck. Not sure how long I'll be here, but when it's time to go, I'm ready.
Hitched up last night and left just after 6am this morning. Made it from Seattle area to Three Island Crossing (575 miles) in about 12 hours with regular breaks and the added hour for time zone change. Trailer is pulling great and the Hemi loves to run up the hills. This is a very nice and well kept campground, but very busy - we made our reservations a few weeks ago and there were only a few spots left at that point.

Always something interesting going on around you and today was no exception. Was passed by about 2 dozen of those noisy little cars with the oversized mufflers doing about 90 headed out of North Bend and up Snoqualmie pass - weaving in and out of traffic like crazy. Later on I got cut off by somebody else as we were headed up Deadman Pass in Oregon - they actually threw a banana peel out the window as they cut in front of me. However, in that case justice was eventually done as a Oregon State Trooper had them pulled over a few miles down the road. Also had a guy towing a good size Aljo run by me only to have the left rear tire of trailer blow out as he got past us - lots and lots of smoke but he got it over to the side OK.

On to Lake Mead tomorrow.....
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Old 04-04-2016, 10:06 PM   #3343
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Finally got the TT out of storage, and guess what, its snowed. Next day I opened a couple of windows, and went through it making sure no critters had made a home. The only problem is.....getting the TT out of storage is giving me a bigger itch to do some camping.
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Old 04-04-2016, 10:18 PM   #3344
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Changed out my three storage compartment CH751 locks to ones keyed to one of my entrance doors. Simple mod, spent about 15 minutes to change all three out.
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Old 04-07-2016, 09:51 AM   #3345
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Old 04-07-2016, 07:14 PM   #3346
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Greased the bearings. The TT is a 2012, and the gunk that came out looked like it was the original grease. Ugly.

Have a question though. This was more of a pain than I thought it should be ( never done it before ). The grease gun fitting kept wanting to come off the zerk ( is that what it's called? ) fitting. I had the gun fitting screwed down as tight as I could get it. I found it difficult to tighten the gun fitting because everything has grease on it. I shopped for a gun that had a quick release fitting like on an air compressor. But could not find such a thing. Maybe they don't exist. You folks that have done this many times, do you fight the same fight?

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Old 04-07-2016, 07:23 PM   #3347
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Removed a few items from the TT and put them in my storage unit. Leaving the Puyallup Fairgrounds RV area and going to I know not where. I'll decide my destination when I start driving tomorrow, I guess. Might go north, or south, or east or west, hopefully to a free camping area.

Also (yesterday) serviced my generator again. Oil changed, filters cleaned, typical routine.

And I got a new fulltimer RV'ers insurance policy today. Previously with Foremost, but read lots of negatives about the company online. Switched to Progressive, better coverage, better company reputation, and about $100 less per year at about $375.

While I was at it, I changed insurance carriers on my truck. State Farm has raised my rates twice this last year, $40 a pop every 6 months. Went with Pemco, also with better coverage, for about $400 less per year.
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thanks for reminding me I need to do that when it comes out of storage!
Today I signed the papers and paid for our seasonal site, this is not the best tow rig and it is close/far enough to make it worth it for us at this point
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Last week Washed and Waxed the Bungalow. This week washed the 33rlds and am starting to wax it. After it is done then comes the Excursion washed and waxed and then The wifes car. no rest for the wicked.
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Old 04-07-2016, 10:36 PM   #3350
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Greased the bearings. The TT is a 2012, and the gunk that came out looked like it was the original grease. Ugly.

Have a question though. This was more of a pain than I thought it should be ( never done it before ). The grease gun fitting kept wanting to come off the zerk ( is that what it's called? ) fitting. I had the gun fitting screwed down as tight as I could get it. I found it difficult to tighten the gun fitting because everything has grease on it. I shopped for a gun that had a quick release fitting like on an air compressor. But could not find such a thing. Maybe they don't exist. You folks that have done this many times, do you fight the same fight?

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I find the best time to do it is after a good tow when everything is still warm. Flows much easier and is not as much of a challenge.
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