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Old 02-17-2012, 09:51 AM   #1
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Hints, Tips and Good Ideas

How about we start a thread with good ideas that others have found, learned, thought up, or borrowed? The whole Jayco Owners family would benefit.

To start off, I read this in the latest Great RV Accessories newsletter and it seems like a great idea. I remember times crossing the south where the bugs were so thick, it took hours to get them off the front of the truck. So I think this might be a good way to ease that job:

http://www.greatrvaccessories.com/20...road-wrap.html
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If you don't have road wrap, soak a towel and lay it over the hood/grill of the car for an hour before washing it. Dried bug guts will loosen and come right off.
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I carry an electronic thermometer in the door of my truck. When we stop on the road I jump right out and check tire and bearing temps. Heat always preceeds distruction of a part.
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I carry an electronic thermometer in the door of my truck. When we stop on the road I jump right out and check tire and bearing temps. Heat always preceeds distruction of a part.
Ditto - I got a $10 no touch Thermometer. Wait for a sale, should come in under $15 these days. Before that, I'd touch the tire, then outside of the wheel , then work into the hub itself.
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Old 02-18-2012, 06:20 AM   #5
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See? That's a good tip. I will definitely give that a try. Thanks
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Old 02-18-2012, 06:21 AM   #6
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I carry an electronic thermometer in the door of my truck. When we stop on the road I jump right out and check tire and bearing temps. Heat always preceeds distruction of a part.
So Clutch, what is the typical temp of these components on a hot day? It gets pretty hot here in Texas in the summer.
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Clutch, brilliant! I have an infared for checking cold leaks in houses that will work great, and never would have thought of that on my own.
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So Clutch, what is the typical temp of these components on a hot day? It gets pretty hot here in Texas in the summer.
The temps are not much more than the ambient temp. Just do the sunny side first because the sun will heat the tires up quickly when you stop.
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I was looking at some of the blank wall spots in the trailor and had an idea about using some decor wall art (found in the wall paper sections of Canadian tire or Walmart) you can get japanesese florals, bamboo leaves or words such as coffee' dream, etc. my favorite is carp diem -sieze the day! I have not used them before, but I think you just peel and stick or rub on. Anyway it saves on hanging things with hooks.
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I use that 3M Command peel-and-stick adhesive all the time in the TT and it works great. When you want to move/remove it, it's so easy to take off and leaves no residue. Great idea!
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