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Old 06-04-2016, 08:03 PM   #31
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Today I picked up the rig from our local Jayco dealer. It was in for some much needed attention on the bearings and brakes. The techs found a lot of issues when tearing things apart like the seals being totally shot and grease that was being added was flooding the brake pads making them useless. They also found two of the magnets not working along with some hardware rust problems. I knew going in was not going to be pretty, the old girl is 12 years old and had very little done maintenance wise. So if your rig is getting some age and you keep turning up the gain on your controller it might be time to check out your pads, not only for wear but for over grease as well. I found out after the work was done that I only had about 20% trailer brakes. The o Tundra did pretty well! Oh yea while I had it in the shop I also had a lift kit installed to raise the backend about four inches. I thought it was too much at first until I hitched it up and man it was spot on. The truck and trailer are now level and it made a big difference towing.
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Old 06-05-2016, 04:03 PM   #32
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Nice work. I'm surprised they didn't change out all 4 backing plates.
I have the 4 originals I pulled from mine last year when I went with the Dexter self adjusting brakes. They were/are in great shape. I thought for sure they would have been grease soaked but the seals were in good shape. I replaced them anyway.
My tow vehicle is way overkill for the for the 9800 GVW Jayco but it is nice to maintain a set speed up steep hills and 12+ mpg doesn't hurt

Edit: I just noticed my sig pic is of my old dually. That was the day I picked up the camper in 2007.
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Old 06-05-2016, 04:30 PM   #33
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looks like it is in great shape and the inside transformation is a great touch to bring it up to date ... well done
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Old 06-24-2016, 08:14 PM   #34
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I was able to squeeze in a few more hours of camper mods after work today. The old tree leaf paper boarder is all gone and in its place is the smart tiles squares I had started before. We also removed the dated mint green window boxes and will be adding rods and curtains later.

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thanks for sharing all your upgrades. I enjoyed following and a great job!
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Old 07-05-2016, 05:01 PM   #36
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What did you use for the light over the sofa? It appears to be noggin friendly.
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Old 07-06-2016, 05:59 AM   #37
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Steve, the lights came from camping world, sorry I don't have a part number for them.


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Old 07-06-2016, 09:53 AM   #38
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Thanks. Close enough. I can check them out online or maybe a trip to the Berkley, Mass store.
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Old 07-15-2016, 07:41 PM   #39
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Hello again,
The next mod was done by a flooring guy that is a good friend. The carpet in the RV was very worn, matted down, and stained so it had to go. The linoleum looked ok but it didn't cover the whole floor so we had all the flooring in the main area removed and new heavy duty hardwood look linoleum installed. This mod had the wow factor with it to really finish off the space and bring it up several years in style. Enjoy...
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I almost forgot to post a few pics of the new curtains...whistling... The wife went to Walmart for the rods and my Mom made the curtains from fabric stock. I think they turned out nice and the space is so much brighter with out the window boxes all around them. I was able to keep all the blinds in tack so worked out really well.




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