What Did You Do To/For Your Camper Today - August 2011

Discussion in 'So, What Did You Do For Your Camper This Month ?' started by KJcachers, Aug 2, 2011.

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  1. KJcachers

    KJcachers Active Member

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    and go...
     
  2. RayT38

    RayT38 It's easier to ask forgiveness than permission

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    Packing it for an annual trip w/DGK's to Funtown/Splashtown.
     
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    started fridge fan mod yesterday, finishing it today. i didn't put the baffle in, although i did begin fabricating one. i laid it in on top to make sure i'd made it big enough. it will have to lay on top of the fridge fins and it got HOT quick! i decided against putting it on there and then attaching it to the side of the pup.

    i used two computer fans, i wired them to a lighted toggle switch. they're running right now. question i have is this. last time we camped, it was for 3 nights. cleaning up and packing up, the bottom of the fridge was full of water. we just figured one of the water bottles leaked. well, i've had the fridge plugged in the last 4 days, to keep track of the temp before the fan mod. so today i go out and the fridge is almost 80 inside. the fins and 'chimney' on back are HOT, but it's not cooling? and the bottom is full of water again. is there a drain for the condensation i should look for and clean out?

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    lighted switch!
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    two fans running!
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    Took the camper to the local state park and found that roof wouldn't pop up.. Looked inside and found that all the cables are off their eye bolts.. so now trying to reattach the cables to the eye bolts.. not really sure if i'm doing it right... i'm just taking the slack out.. hopefully this will work.
     
  5. starcrafty

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    Good luck on your PU, but did you ever catch those two good ole boys?
     
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    HA.. i own a basset hound too... considered naming him Flash.. :)
     
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    after I posted, I thought to myself,"You know, he may be so tired of that lame line of jokes, or he may just not think it's funny and I'm a dufus!" I'm glad you have a sense of humor. Good luck on you lift system repair, wish I could help. We have an '84 year model, also, but not Jayco.
     
  8. Unstable_Tripod

    Unstable_Tripod Well, there's your problem!

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    Took it back to the storage yard to wait for its next excursion.
     
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    (from the wiring forum)

    I installed 3 rockers to control the roof LED's, floor LED's and the circulating fan in the icebox.

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    The incredibly lame wiring behind the scenes. This is only temporary until I can wire in a
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    Floor LED's:
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    Ceiling LED's. Had to create a shape to go around where the door collapses against the ceiling and far enough away to light up the larger bunk. Plus a strip over the kitchen counter for food prep. There is a second strip above the smaller bunk side of the ceiling.
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    Circulation fan in the icebox.
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    I also added one of these although it is not electrical:
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    Why I didn't think of that! Just finished buiding a deck for my daughter with all king of 12 volts LED's< Going to get a kit for myself and get some night ligths! thanks!
     
  12. Orchid

    Orchid Sharp Shootin' Grandma

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    Re-caulked about 1/4 of my pup. I was drenched in sweat so that's as far as I got today. I decided to do it pre-paint so I could paint over anything I didn't like the looks of.

    I also bought some great eggplant (dark purple) color upholstery fabric at Walmart for $2 a yard. I bought all they had - 8 yards. Recovering all my dinette and bench cushions with it, then going to get creative with the excess.
     
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    Got this!

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    wow orchid that purple cloth sounds GREAT with the color schemes on our campers! if you wind up with enough to do all your cushions twice and wanna make me some... [LOL] good idea with caulking before you paint!

    i went out earlier and checked the fridge temp. at 93 degrees in the driveway, no shade, no a/c running, the fridge temp was 42! this is set somewhere between 4 and 5, so i'm gonna bump it up a notch. knowing that we usually look for sites that are mostly shaded, and run the a/c most of the time during the day.
     
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    Love it!!!!!!
     
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    Orchid Sharp Shootin' Grandma

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    ^^^^^^^^^SWEET!!^^^^^^^^^^

    Haha, I can't sew. I'm taking to the upholstery shop because I don't want to put any extra work on my mom - the only seamstress in the family.

    Today I bought some rubber gloves and tore up old clothes to use as wet rags in my caulking project. Yesterday, I came out of it looking like the caulk monster. In my hair, face, clothes, grass, bushes, chair, and pretty much everything else in the vicinity! The camper caulk looks nice and neat, though. [:D]
     
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    Orchid-Will be anxious to see the pictures when they cushions are done! I just recovered all mine, too. Also found a steal on some $2/yard fabric. Mine took all of 8 yards minus about 20 inches though. And that was to cover 6 cushions (couch and a two-seat dinette).
     
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    Orchid Sharp Shootin' Grandma

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    That's exactly what I have to cover. It seemed like way more than I would need ...lol. I guess not! I emailed some local upholstery places pics and sizes, just waiting for estimates. I will definitely put up pics when it gets done! :)
     
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    Some idiot stole my lanyard cable and tried to steal my battery so I ordered a couple more lanyard cables and installed a Master Lock Python around the battery box to protect it.
     
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    Hey Orchid - what type of caulk did you use and what are you using to paint over it (brush, latex) and are you painting the trim too?
     
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