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#81 OFFLINE   the tc life

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Posted 18 November 2011 - 05:35 AM

congratulations to you! you took on way more work than i ever would have done. something to be proud of for sure.

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Posted 18 November 2011 - 08:45 AM

congratulations to you! you took on way more work than i ever would have done. something to be proud of for sure.


If I was still working, I wouldn't have done it. I had the time and the knowlege so it wasnt a big deal to me. Projects like this keep me sane, and keeps me from being a couch potato.

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Posted 18 November 2011 - 10:16 PM

Very nice job! :happy0064: :happy0064: :happy0064: Your pictures have shown your readers how things used to be done. Of course, if everything was built that way now, all of us would be rebuilding our units. Companies like Lance and Snowriver made and still make quality products. Many manufacturer's made quality products, but they forgot the user was (is) responsible for maintenance. This is the greatest challenge for keeping a TC fully operational. Good job & great pictures.

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Posted 18 November 2011 - 10:24 PM

I like your attitude...Projects keep me sane too.

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Posted 19 November 2011 - 02:09 PM

Gotta have my projects! Now that the "outside" of the camper is done and winter is coming, I have to turn to inside projects. So I will be starting on the 64 Scout "brake upgrade". It's my winter car and the old single M/C has finally given up the ghost, so I will be upgrading to a late model Jeep dual M/C, as soon as I clean up the garage.

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Posted 19 November 2011 - 11:20 PM

You sound like my neighbor. He is always on the go. He works full time as a fireman/EMT, then he has a landscaping business on the side. When not involved with those, he is a Boy Scout leader and helps with a lot of their projects. He has about 15 different, major projects going at one time. He has three kids and keeps them busy too. I wish I had the energy, but it seemed to fade away when my back went out about 15 years ago. I stay busy, but not on the tasks on my "to do" list. I do a lot of reading, which does keep me out of trouble. I keep thinking, I need to go back to a paying job. Then I would find time to do some of the projects on my "to do" list.

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Posted 21 November 2011 - 11:23 AM

I keep thinking, I need to go back to a paying job. Then I would find time to do some of the projects on my "to do" list.


Good luck finding work in this economy......I've only been retired 3 years (I'm 63) and now when I apply for a job
there are 50 30 to 40 yr olds looking for that job too.

Now I make my extra money trailering new cars for dealer trades, it is a little extra $$ and gets me out of the house
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Posted 30 November 2011 - 04:40 PM

Had some leftover diamond plate, so I added some splash guards.
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And the FINALLY finished product, rewired, new shutoffs, and a finished Sat dish.
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Posted 30 November 2011 - 05:51 PM

well....i dont see any pics of it loaded up and at a favorite camp spot yet. ;)

its been fun reading along with the rebuild. how much longer before everything (inside) is complete?

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Posted 30 November 2011 - 06:31 PM

Started on the inside today, but the weather is sposed to be garbage for the next couple of days. Still have to do a systems check and have 1 more bed access door to paint and reseal. If the systems all check out we should be going out in mid January and then as much as possible.

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Posted 01 December 2011 - 07:13 AM

Looking good, thanks for sharing.
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Posted 27 December 2011 - 08:46 PM

I have officially started on the interior now, we know that we will never use the bunk above the dinette so I have reshaped the wall that was between the kitchen and dinette. The wife has finished the new/old curtains. She had some leftover mterial and it kinda went with the present interior, so why not, didnt cost us anythng and we added blinds to the windows too for added dark and insulation.

I built and added a brace to mount the flatscreen so it can be seen from the bed or dinette and stores against the wall for travel. I gt around to modifying the closet doors in the bedroom, so that they would open with the larger/thicker "real" mattress. We also stripped the blue and pink flowered wallpaper in the kitchen area. We havent decided what we are going to do there yet.

More to come........

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Posted 28 December 2011 - 04:12 AM

Chuck,

I have the same problems with my closet doors because of the thicker mattress I put in...what kind of mods are you doing to allow for that?

I've so enjoyed following your activities on here...many thanks for keeping us up on your progress!
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Posted 28 December 2011 - 08:31 AM

Chuck,

I have the same problems with my closet doors because of the thicker mattress I put in...what kind of mods are you doing to allow for that?


I cut 4" off the bottom of the door and moved the hinge up. For the gap of about 3" I will frame it in and add a piece of paneling to close it. I may trim the pieces up and rejoin them using glue and dowels so tht the door keeps its origanal look. Havent decided that yet cause I just wanted the use of the closets back, its a work in progress.

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Posted 21 January 2012 - 12:09 PM

Well...yesterday I finished mounting the Atwood electric jacks on the S&S and put the Lance 700 to bed for the winter (thats a whole nother story). I started to map out the wiring and the only problem I see is the driver rear. The pigtail isnt long enough to get the connector mounted next to the rear storage compartment. So I'm going to have to pull the tail light out and work it that way.

Just for grins-n-giggles I took the battery out of my drill and tested one of the jacks.......WOW does it move FAST. Picked up the back corner in a heartbeat!!

Bad weather today thru Monday, so work has stopped for now. I plan to have them wired by next weekend. :happy0045:

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Posted 23 January 2012 - 09:57 AM

I externally ran all my wiring when I upgraded to electric atwoods on my camper, I wrapped the wires in chafe guard and then zip tied them to the jack legs themselves till they reached the edge of the camper skirt and then ran underneath.

I did have to extend the cords on my front jacks for my extra wide dually swing out brackets, though.

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Posted 23 January 2012 - 06:56 PM

I externally ran all my wiring when I upgraded to electric atwoods on my camper, I wrapped the wires in chafe guard and then zip tied them to the jack legs themselves till they reached the edge of the camper skirt and then ran underneath.

I did have to extend the cords on my front jacks for my extra wide dually swing out brackets, though.


Pics? Would like to see how you did it.

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Posted 24 January 2012 - 10:19 AM

Give me a day or two for the rain to stop so I can get underneath the camper with the camera :), its been non-stop downpour for the last several days, making crawling around the camper a not immediately appealing activity :P.

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Posted 24 January 2012 - 01:39 PM

Yup...know that, we went from sleat/rain yesterday to gail force winds and temps in the high 30's today. Sposed to be better tomorrow.

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Posted 10 April 2012 - 05:03 PM

OK......so I slacked off on the S&S for awhile to get the Harley up and running for the season, but I have started up again. Today I made "end caps" for my Atwood electric jack plugs. I will be doing all my wiring for them on the exterior. I dont really want to cut any more holes in the unit than I have to. The front are now wired and operating. We are going out with it this weekend and next weekend, 4 day trips, so I will try to get the rears wired next week.

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