So, what did you do for your camper, June 2016?

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  1. 64osby

    64osby Member

    May 11, 2015
    ^^^Kaline, I could tell you, but then I'd have to .... [:D]

    It is across the lake from you. [}:)]

    It is so nice I have a hard time telling anyone about it. :)
  2. 94-D2

    94-D2 Happy Campin'

    May 21, 2010
    Sutter Creek CA
    Greased wheel bearings, dry lubed leaf springs, equalizes and bushings, swapped out worn tire on L/R axle. Prepped for sequoia trip.
  3. 3hooligans

    3hooligans Member

    Jul 27, 2014
    Closed her down and washed her. Getting her ready for the first trip of 2016

    Me the missus and three hooligans!
    2014 Rockwood Premier 2317g
    2012 Ford F150 super crew ecoboost
    2011 Honda Pilot
  4. shelmily

    shelmily Well-Known Member

    Jun 7, 2012
    Northeast Pennsylvania
    Took her camping to the Northteast PA rally. Had a great time too.
  5. VTRailroadguy

    VTRailroadguy Active Member

    Aug 19, 2015
    Northwestern Vermont
  6. lmmontes

    lmmontes New Member

    Feb 27, 2016
    I did the TV mount mod using the 2x4 on a hinge and my wife built the shelves with curtain rods. We also ordered the solar bunkend covers. Getting ready for our Colorado trip next month.

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  7. nizon

    nizon Member

    Sep 11, 2015
  8. kitphantom

    kitphantom Well-Known Member

    Dec 26, 2009
    Albuquerque, NM
    Brought it home from the Rally at Jacob Lake, with (as usual) a list of projects. By now, though, the major mods are done, and the repairs tend to be small. The warped bed support and doorknobs need to be done before the next trip, as does trying to fix the sticking door. If the sun hits the door, it can be very difficult to open, and the other day, I had trouble getting it open from the inside. After the latest episodes, we think we have it narrowed down to the strike plate and that area.
  9. Miller

    Miller '96 ColemanCheyenne - '14 Tacoma 4X4 DBL SR5 6spd

    Dec 15, 2015
    Put this awning on my '96 Cheyenne I scored free along with the retired 1995 Dutchman M1003.
    Just going to make a few minor mods to make permanent and secure to the roof closer to the awning line.

    I ordered my new tires and wheels will be here Monday.
    I cleaned up from the first mouse invasion in years...luckily very minor.
    Sealed some roof cracking.

    I will grease the wheel bearings and lube the wiffle tree tonight and tomorrow before our first trip out Thursday to Saturday!!!



    The retired Dutch...

    The Dutch Lives On...
  10. Ram Freezy

    Ram Freezy Member

    Feb 24, 2013
    Prepping for July trip to Shenandoah and Assateague:
    • Replaced broken rivet holding slide-out tent pole/hoop
    • Repaired cheap plastic bunk end slide rail support thingy
    • Replaced hub and magnet on curb side
    • Inspected and adjusted brakes
    • Repacked bearings
    • Replaced bearings and races on driver's side
    • Lubed entire goshen lift system
    • Replaced missing furnace vent cover
    • Replaced broken fire extinquisher bracket
    • Installed LED lights
    • Took it on a test tow to check bearings, brakes and lugs
    • Gave 16 yo DD1 a towing lesson so she can help drive this trip
  11. cyclop5

    cyclop5 Member

    Jun 18, 2015
    replaced the seals on the axle. (and re-packed the bearings)
    purchased a portable A/C unit. Working on some ductwork/hose to vent the exhaust out via the refrigerator compartment (I would prefer not to drill more holes in the side)

    Getting ready to go camping this weekend. Hoping that with the A/C unit, we won't melt. [:D]
  12. Strikeouthhh

    Strikeouthhh Member

    Jun 11, 2015
    St. Paul
  13. hotrodcamper

    hotrodcamper Member

    Nov 3, 2012
    Bought new totes to help organize cooking tools better. Going to hang hanging pantry this weekend. Planning on actually using camper next weekend for the first time. Not able to get time off this summer, and mandatory work on Saturday's, is really getting in the way of camping! [:(!]
  14. silvermickey2002

    silvermickey2002 Morris County, NJ

    Sep 11, 2008
    Morris County, NJ
    Replaced the interior, porch light and taillight bulbs with LEDs. SOOoooo much brighter. Less power draw as well!
  15. kitphantom

    kitphantom Well-Known Member

    Dec 26, 2009
    Albuquerque, NM
    Some of the new door knobs installed a couple of weeks ago turned out to turn in use, so we removed them all today, and added lock washers.
    My husband installed another digital thermostat in the TT. The first digital just fine, but did not have the momentary back light like the one we installed in the pup - we got tired of needing a flashlight to see the 'stat setting.
    We've had issues with the door sticking closed when sun hits it - being a metal door, it seems to expand just enough to be a problem. Last weekend, at the Quad-state Rally, I had to fight to get out of the TT one morning, after the sun had been beating on the door for a while. DH hammered the extra strike plate to make it stick out less. That seems to have helped, but we may need to get some flatter-headed screws for the strike plate. (We replaced the original door handle earlier this spring, if finally got too picky about working, after opening it without having both locks unlocked.)
    I added a couple more Command wall pockets. We've taken enough trips in the TT that it's getting easier for me to see how we might do a few things better, but I try not to change too much at one time. Changing the food boxes, pushed by the dust problem in the TV on the last long trip is one major re-do. Now I'm attacking small things. Part of my effort is to reduce the number of things that need to be secured while towing. It hasn't been hideous, but using the shower well to secure a bunch of stuff means it's difficult to use the toilet on the road. I'd also like to make it easier for overnight stops as I travel to/from Ohio in the fall.
  16. RDWRER

    RDWRER Active Member

    Jul 31, 2015
    I finally fixed my awning pole that had been damaged in a thunderstorm a year ago. It had scared me so bad I hadn't used the awning much since then, but the last weekend we camped the weather was perfect, so we deployed the awning. After pondering the issue for awhile, I was able to fix it on the spot with little trouble. Hopefully we can avoid any more freak storms!
  17. Miamomof8

    Miamomof8 Member

    Feb 16, 2016
    We cut out the Reflectix panels for our Pinto--all the windows and the door from one 4x25' roll! We also ordered an evaporative cooler to use on our trip. I never got the portable AC to vent properly :(

    We are packed up for our trip out West. We leave on Tuesday!
  18. niagarafam

    niagarafam Active Member

    Jan 25, 2014
    replaced bearings, races, seals on the hubs
    packed the bearings
    adjusted the brakes
    cleaned the chassis
    lubed the pulleys
    cleaned and lubed the wiffletree
    properly sealed holes for plumbing, wiring, and propane lines under chassis
    lubed leaf springs (hoping to minimize the squeak)

    Interior Insulation, Sealing, and Maintenance:
    caulked floor/cabinet seams
    caulked wall panel seams
    foamed in wide gaps and holes in the walls (left by CNW)
    insulated half of sofa compartment with R13
    vacuumed interior and sponge mop floors
    polish double hole sink

    Shower and Toilet:
    sealed shower walls and pan
    properly glued shower walls to wood substructure
    properly rebuilt shower p-trap drain assembly for tighter, more solid connections
    replaced plastic drain with metal drain
    redesigned shower drain access panel to allow regular inspection
    replaced shower faucet and shower hose and head
    replace shower curtain and improve shower curtain hanging set up
    insulated shower water supply compartment with R13
    resealed toilet
    improve toilet vent sleeve connective velcro where it fastens to the roof interior

    built and installed improved new track support for refrigerator
    properly foamed, caulked, and waterproofed refer compartment floor and walls
    replaced refer compartment bug screen
    properly sealed refer vents
    replaced refer spark ignitor
    properly rerouted refer wiring and replaced quick connects with marine wire nuts
    properly glued and stapled linoleum in refer compartment
    properly insulated refer with R13

    Exterior Maintenance:
    treated the rust and painted exterior dinette steel cover and interior slide steel
    properly glued and stapled linoleum under slideout and treated exposed wood for water protection
    properly caulked numerous unnecessary/nonfunctional gaps and holes around slide exterior
    washed and treated vinyl with 303 cleaner and protectant
    wash and quick detail camper exterior (will wax after x-country trip)
    painted new ShadeMaker awning's bag; used SEM Vinyl Coat "Boats Gray" to match our roof and sidewalls
  19. NJGuy

    NJGuy Active Member

    Apr 20, 2010
    Renewed Delaware registration.
  20. mpking

    mpking Well-Known Member

    Jun 17, 2014
    Raynham, MA
    Just got the camper a few weeks ago.

    This month

    Purchased new tires (x3)
    Replaced Battery (Old one was over 8 years old)
    Figured out how water system works,
    Sanitized water system.
    Tested Hot Water Heater (Fired with no effort)
    Tested Fridge on AC, works.
    Tested Fridge on Propane. Not so much
    Cleaned propane burner on Fridge.
    Tested Fridge on Propane #2, works!
    Tested Thetford C2 toilet.
    Pulled pump on C2, spun impeller, replaced fused
    Tested Thetford C2 toilet, works!
    Replaced all trailer interior / exterior lighting with 12-20V range LED's.
    Installed Battery Meter / USB charger.

    Next month,
    I'll clean from top to bottom (well, this is an ongoing process, but will finish next month)
    Change tires, and repack bearings
    Have Brake Controller installed
    Test / adjust brakes
    Add emergency break away switch to brakes. (Currently system is wired from factory without one)
    Register the Camper for the first time.
    Re-run speaker wire for second speaker. Current wire was pulled out of it's splice, and splice looks like it's behind converter box. Seriously, who puts NO SLACK on a cable when running under the camper floor?

    As for the Battery Meter, here is the finished product.
    I do think I should have gotten something else, with two decimal points. I didn't realize that I needed two until I downloaded a few state of Charge diagrames.
    Anyone have a State of Charge chart they find is good, I've seen some variation on the internet.

    So here's the unit I put in.
    It's wired to the switch that drives the Radio, and added an inline 7.5amp fuse, so when I shut off the radio the USB and meter are shut off as well. It's after the converter, I believe, so it's not the most accurate, but it's better than no reading at all.
    I might add another meter at the battery box when I add a whole system disconnect.


    Close Up, while on shore power:
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