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Old 12-09-2012, 09:36 PM   #81
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I agree on the mild winter Rob. Time will tell.
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Old 12-10-2012, 11:31 AM   #82
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I unroled the awning to try tightening the spring but it was a lost cause. Something is broken inside. ???
I'm looking to put a manual crank on it anyway.
I also washed the awning and the RV.
Put the folding chair under the awning and camped in the street for a bit.
The veiw was nothing great but in my mind it wasnt great ether.
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Old 12-11-2012, 03:42 PM   #83
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This is a bit off-topic as my Jayco has been winterized and at the storage lot for about a month now.
But, if the wind is calm and you really concentrate while outside, you can hear a far-off wimpering...my Jayco is lonely!!
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Old 12-16-2012, 01:40 PM   #84
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I installed a rear view camera on the back of the TH, over the cargo door. Ran the wiring down the interior wall, through the floor and under the trailer, to the A-frame hitch. Have to purchase a couple RCA Video Connectors tomorrow, to complete the job.
I finally got around to taking a picture of the camera & mount.



I made the mount from a section of 1-1/2" Aluminum angle. I cut the top longer and folded it to form a shield on each side of the camers.
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Old 12-16-2012, 01:54 PM   #85
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Today, I replaced the small light on the road-side with a large round flood light.



I bought two of theses a couple years ago for another project and didn't use them. I found them while looking for something else and decided to use them on the Toy Hauler. If someone needs one, I've got it listed the Classifieds section.
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Old 12-17-2012, 09:15 PM   #86
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I didn't exactly work on my TT today, but spent the day doing maintenance on my Honda EU2000i generator. Here's a rundown of what I did to my little red powerhouse.

1. Removed and cleaned the carbeurator. This included removing the bowl to make sure it was clean ( it was spotless), and removing the main jet to make sure all the passages were unobstructed. Again, it was perfectly clean.

2. De-carboned the combustion chamber. I originally thought that this job would entail removing the cylinder head and scraping the carbon buildup off. But after searching for how-tos on the internet I discovered it was easy. Just removed the spark plug, squirted a tablespoon or so of Seafoam into the cylinder, and gently pulled the start cord a couple of times to distribute the Seafoam. I put the spark plug back in, then took an hour long bike ride to give time for the Seafoam to break the carbon down. Then I started it up and let it run on high speed for a few minutes to blow out the carbon and Seafoam.

3. After that, I replaced the old spark plug with a new one, gapped to .025 inches.

4. Changed the oil. I'll change the oil again in a couple of days to get any more of the carbon out that the Seafoam loosened up. I'm going to start using full synthetic oil from now on.

5. Cleaned the spark arrestor. This is where I had a problem. One of the bolt heads stripped and I coudn't get it off, so I ended up drilling off the head and replacing the bolt.

It's been running now for an hour or so, purring like a kitten. I planned to check the valve clearances, but didn't have the time, ambition or energy. And since it's running so well I'll probably not worry about it for a while.

I'm also teetering on the edge of replacing the two marine batteries on my Jayco with a pair of Trojan T-105 6VDC golf cart batteries. The marine batteries seem to be working ok, but it would be nice to have the ability to store more power. When I do change out the batteries I will also upgrade the wiring going to the power center to a larger size, probably 0-gauge multistrand welding cable.

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Today, Mindi and I gazed out the window at our 5er, longing for Spring and a great CG. I could almost smell the steaks sizzling on the grille, and Mindi could almost taste the scraps she would get, and see the other dogs she could bark at. Then it became sorta like the green grass of home turning into the four grey walls of limited mobility on crutches, waiting for my hip to heal. Spring may be a long ways down the road, but it IS COMING . . . . I just know it . . . . . . . .
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I arrived back at my home base late yesterday afternoon after 8 days visiting relatives and friends before Christmas. What did I do to my Jayco after getting back? Hooked my water hose back up with the pressure regulator and turned the water on, then turned the furnace back up and moved back in.

It was good to get back "home". 1,600 miles in 8 days.
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Old 12-18-2012, 06:30 PM   #89
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I just looked out the window through the rain and wonderd if the mice got in it yet. well with tomorrow off i will have to check it to see. hay maybe take a nap in it.
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Old 12-18-2012, 07:08 PM   #90
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Today I actually worked on my Jayco. A while back I discovered that the main wire supplying all the DC power to the trailer was really small, only 10 gauge. Today I removed that little wire and replaced it with #2 welding cable. That should really help those electrons travel from the power converter when it's charging the battery, and from the battery when it's powering the TT.

I'm glad I went with #2 instead of 2-0 cable. I could barely squeeze the #2 cable through.

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