June 2020 - What did you do for your camper?

kitphantom

Super Active Member
Platinum Supporting Member
Dec 26, 2009
13,932
Albuquerque, NM
1st of June, and many of us are still waiting for the beginning of camping season, even many of those who have been able to go camping have found things a bit unusual. It looks like my long weekend for a Sisters on the Fly event week after next is on, even if in slightly different form than usual (no pot lucks, etc.)
I emptied the trash in the trailer (whoopee!) this morning, and tweaked the fridge control again. I'm trying to get it back to the sweet spot of not too-warm-not too cold. It had been spot-on for years, but seemed to have gotten a bit off, maybe when the fridge had to be remounted at the end of last season.
 

zak99b5

Active Member
Feb 21, 2019
332
Installed the battery monitor. I used the power feed for the LP detector and wired it all through the water pump switch (since I deleted the sink).

Also took pics of the new handles for the drawers/doors.

And also the Fastway Flip jack foot. As you crank it up, it flips 90* to the rear and out of the way for towing.

Included a pic of the ugly old hardware, and you can see how it was hard to fit my fingers behind it.
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Raycfe

Waterford Ct.
Oct 3, 2007
18,437
Waterford, Ct
I had an idea ..... again ...... I installed a keyless lock on our hybrid door 2 years ago and it is great. It only had one small drawback. Our old lock was white on the inside and the paddle to open the door was a good size and easy to see. The new lock it was smaller and black.
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so my idea was to put a handle on it..... maybe the handle of a fork, etc.
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But this is what I ended up with. Its a stainless steel hanger for some kind of hose ...but it worked perfectly for a handle.
 

GatorChamp44

Active Member
Mar 16, 2017
152
Velcroed and attached pop up gizmos.
Waterproofed canvas
Ground off old tongue jack and installed new one.
Cleared and completely reorganized storage areas.
Tightened ac down after installing new gasket a few weeks back.
Peeled off old decals
Washed her.
Ordered new hatch for fresh water tank.

1st trip of many planned this year in 2 weeks!
 

JimmyM

Super Active Member
Gold Supporting Member
Jun 5, 2014
3,336
Franklin, MA
Not really my camper, but my brother's Jayco 23ft TT
On Sunday, we...
Installed a new color changing LED awning strip
Built a hot water tank drain valve
De-winterized
Replaced his crappy plastic faucet with a proper kitchen faucet
 

JimmyM

Super Active Member
Gold Supporting Member
Jun 5, 2014
3,336
Franklin, MA
Not really my camper, but my brother's Jayco 23ft TT
On Sunday, we...
Installed a new color changing LED awning strip
Built a hot water tank drain valve
De-winterized
Replaced his crappy plastic faucet with a proper kitchen faucet
Next weekend, more fun. In the mean time, I've got a few things to do for myself.
 

kitphantom

Super Active Member
Platinum Supporting Member
Dec 26, 2009
13,932
Albuquerque, NM
We checked on the fridge temp last night, and realized the wire that connects to the slider had fallen off. Now I know where it goes, even if I can't easily see the space for it.
Swept and mopped this morning, and put a couple of the throw rugs I made down - yay, they fit.
We've canceled the reservations for our Wyoming trip in August. We decided staying a bit closer to home would be best this year. We will spend 10 nights in Colorado instead, at two of our favorite campgrounds.
 

Raycfe

Waterford Ct.
Oct 3, 2007
18,437
Waterford, Ct
I tried to get my Winegard Pathway X1 dish to acquire a satellite in my back yard again. 2 hours each with Dish and Winegard on the phone. No luck. The problem seems to be "I am in New England" I was told by Winegard. Sorry I have had nothing but poor performance with Winegard products.
 

kitphantom

Super Active Member
Platinum Supporting Member
Dec 26, 2009
13,932
Albuquerque, NM
The fridge is now holding in the range we like, I'm going to make a mark on the fine this time to locate the slider. I've begun adding food for my trip beginning Thursday. If it is just me, I'll be happy with easy things such as yogurt, cheese and crackers, etc. We made low sodium chili and froze it a couple of weeks ago, so we'll have that if my sodium-sensitive friend goes along. Not sure what else to feed her, yet.
I'm washing the bedding for the dinette bed today, so I can make it up tomorrow, once I've checked to make sure anything we might need out of the storage underneath is temporarily stashed elsewhere.
I had ordered 921 paddle LED bulbs for the bathroom and under-counter fixtures, since the bathroom one had begun to intermittently blink. They arrived this week and I could not get them into the fixtures, but Courtenay did so easily. A lot brighter than the small ones we had, which will be very helpful in the kitchen area. The smaller bulb barely illuminated the far side of the small sink. I'm ordering more, so we have extras, it seems every time we need new bulbs, the choices have changed.
The longer door hold open arrived, so that's installed. Same brand as the too-short one we put on a couple of weeks ago, so the receiver end on the door didn't have to be changed.
 

DiamondGirl

Adventures with KODI in AZ
Jul 2, 2016
1,335
AZ
I finally completed an item that’s been on my wish list for years.

I made a screen door for my Aliner. Could of used it a long time ago. But wasn’t motivated. My last camping trip was 94° degrees outside and my Aliner was very warm due to no shade from trees. It’s time to make a screen door to allow more air flow.

I have a couple of camping trips this summer. And I can’t wait to use the screen door.

Happy Camping...[ALPU][PUT]
 

world traveler

Active Member
Oct 23, 2015
287
I finally completed an item that’s been on my wish list for years.

I made a screen door for my Aliner. Could of used it a long time ago. But wasn’t motivated. My last camping trip was 94° degrees outside and my Aliner was very warm due to no shade from trees. It’s time to make a screen door to allow more air flow.

I have a couple of camping trips this summer. And I can’t wait to use the screen door.

Happy Camping...[ALPU][PUT]
Any pic? I was thinking of using those margetic screens for warm days.
 




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