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Old 01-11-2014, 04:26 PM   #1
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Another Day - Another Project (Fix)

Last Friday was the bed room slide stuck out, finished that on Sunday. Monday the propane indicator wire broke, still have not fixed it but do have the parts. Tuesday the batteries on house and chassis were getting week and since they were 6 and 7 years old each, decided to replace. Wednesday after battery replacement alternator on engine decided to quit. Finally got the sucker out today, started thursday. Go to Cat Forum to see removal process. I didn't mention the two trips to Norther Tools, One to Sears, One to Carter Cat who has ordered the alternator (one week lead time and $300 for part) and the numerous trips to the lounge chair and cups of "coffee" to think the process over. Tomorrow if weather hold out, today big storm came through, I'll work on the propane gauge sensor wire. Also th (is week it about time to replace tires, 100K and seven years, so I'll get on line with Family Coach and see what I can do locally. Soon I have to think about removing the 3-M rock guard on front of house since mold has now started to grow in it. It looks pretty crappy. Would not recommend this product to others. Grease and lube coming up soon. This week I'll change oil on generator. Another project for another day will be to knock some of the rust off edges of electrical compartment and repaint. Hot water heater has a small leak which we've been looking for the past 7 years and have not yet found so in my spare time I'll try to figure out how to get in and around hot water heater. Oh, I forgot to mention the glue attachment on the front of the genny door is coming loose so have to look at that also. House does need washing and waxing so in spare time I'll do that. I have a small sometimes leak around front door, need to look at that too. I'll think of some more projects after i complete this list but that's enough for coming week.
I'm home so no big deal, just motor homing.
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Old 01-11-2014, 04:48 PM   #2
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What spare time??
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Old 01-11-2014, 05:55 PM   #3
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Old 01-11-2014, 09:15 PM   #4
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You have done a lot and have a lot more to do. However, if you don't address these matters as they arise, you eventually have a pile of junk. It seems clear that you enjoy the work, and have some knack for doing it.
Keep up the good work!
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Old 01-11-2014, 10:22 PM   #5
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I applaud you Sir. Taking on all those, keeping your head on straight, and of course, taking breaks, is what it's all about. There's absolutely nothing like getting things fixed and operating correctly. Eventually, you'll see the light at the end of the tunnel. You'll be at a campground/RV park some place and sitting and relaxing with a cold one and thinking, "man, it took a lot to get here but, It's all done and here I am". Nice work.
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Old 01-13-2014, 06:52 AM   #6
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Awesome just Awesome but could update your Signature so we could see what you are working on.
But at least you are enjoying the work and besides it's all good in the end, 100k miles Keep on Motor Homing
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Old 02-04-2014, 06:40 PM   #7
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Hi JK, I'll be interested in what you find regarding the water heater leak. I also have a drip coming from the compartment floor beneath the water heater yet everything I can see and feel around the water heater is dry.
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Old 02-04-2014, 06:56 PM   #8
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Hi JK, I'll be interested in what you find regarding the water heater leak. I also have a drip coming from the compartment floor beneath the water heater yet everything I can see and feel around the water heater is dry.
Gezergonwild, If you could post the make, model and year of your rig in your signature, it would be helpful in answering your questions.

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Old 02-04-2014, 07:12 PM   #9
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Its good to see that you do your own work. I do all my own work, because I am 2 1/2 hours from a dealer. I always have a running list keeps me busy and saves a lot of money in the long run. (youtube can be a big help) Have fun and be proud that you don't have another trip to the dealer like most people.
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Gezergonwild, If you could post the make, model and year of your rig in your signature, it would be helpful in answering your questions.

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Yeah, your right! I just figured out how to do that. Just because I'm old doesn't necessarily mean I know what I'm doing :-)
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Old 02-05-2014, 10:23 AM   #11
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Good thing you are retired.

I have to laugh at people who are retired and say they get bored, I've never been so busy in my life and it appears you are too.
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I'm 2 hours from dealer, but, since I didn't buy from him, he says "Make an appointment 4-6 weeks wait time" That's why I do my own work. Most suppliers will work with owners, some NOT!
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