2019 Eastern Ontario Rally

Discussion in 'Rallies Being Planned' started by Strawhouse, Nov 5, 2018.

  1. ccptbo

    ccptbo Well-Known Member

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    I don't think any of us are concerned with rain at this point. Each other's company will provide us with the memories that will last a lifetime. Rain or no rain!!
     
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    Bingo! If there's a downpour we'll congregate under the ez-ups.
     
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    Remember the torrential rain we had in Schodack and we all camped out under the awning. That was fun when the ranger came through and said the bathrooms could be used as a shelter if a tornado warning came up. LOL....and the infamous Uranus jokes were born that night....ahhhhh good times. [LOL][LOL][LOL]
     
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    Don't forget to put an ez up over the fire pit...
     
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    Ahhhh! Uranus! My god we laughed so hard!
     
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    Yep! Just like Schodack last year!
     
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    Thanks for the generous offer, but I’m arriving on Mon. I can usually get 5 days with my cooler, and I want to see if the Reflectix can get me through a week.
     
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    However you want to work it, is fine with me. :)
     
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    Big day planned tomorrow. Testing solar panels, examining my awning motor, general organizing, beginning the packup of tools & material
     
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    We tested our solar panel a couple days ago. Greg thought it would charge the battery quicker then it actually did. Oh well.
     
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    Don't forget to install some mud flaps on the trailer.. helps cut down on the stones that get thrown when your doing your hot laps..

    Don't think I want to know anymore .. but reminded of a joke.. what does toilet paper and the starship Enterprise have in common ?
     
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    Solar panels only put out their rated power in FULL sun. Like noon on clear summer day at the equator.
    I have 2 150W panels that I know DO work. But I have 2 160W panels that were damaged in shipping that I repaired. I need to test them before bringing them to Canada.
     
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    See? This guy knows a thing or 2 about hot laps

    They circle Uranus looking for Klingons.
     
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    Having them on the vehicle prevents damage to the trailer as well...

    [LOL][LOL][LOL][LOL]:D:D:p
     
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    oooooo that's a great idea to test the solar. We should probably do that too.
     
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    OK Solar tested. In pretty strong sun. each 160W panel only made 13-14W. One of my known good panels made 58W. So it looks like those panels I fixed are toast. Sorry, Pat. I was hoping to bring them up for you. Boooo
     
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    Sounds like they are low on panel fluid..
     
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    That's how I tried to fix them! Filled 'em right up. Must have leaked out.
     
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    Hey, Jimmy! I appreciate your trying. Thanks!:)
     
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    My awning motor has a bad bearing in it. I took the motor/gearbox off it and disassembled it. Some water got into it and the bearing in it was all gritty. Poor design. I tried lubricating it, and reassembled it. It's still noisy, but it'll last a while. No real risk of it seizing up. I'll replace the motor next year. On the upside, I figured out how to prevent water from getting into the new motor.

    EDIT: I just looked up the bearing number and ordered some on Amazon. New bearings $10. New motor $137. Worth a try
    EDIT2: Just pulled the motor back off and disassembed it again. Awaiting new bearings that arrive on Monday.
    Dang! I'm getting good at this.
     
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