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Old 12-28-2018, 05:58 PM   #1
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What Did You Do To Your Winnebago TODAY?

Installed new Koni shocks.
Rear sway bar yesterday.
Sumo Springs the day before.

We are getting our "new to us" Winnebago ready for our first trip.
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Old 12-29-2018, 12:05 AM   #2
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Completed the "suitcase" for our DIY portable solar package to facilitate some dry camping in the desert during our upcoming snowbird trip number 2. (Now, if only it would stop raining and snowing so much out there!!!)
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Old 12-30-2018, 06:33 PM   #3
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Hooked up the tow dolly for the first time , loaded the car and took it out for a test drive. Started loading clothes ect for a 3 month stay in Florida. Our first ever trip. What could possibly go wrong ? He he.
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Old 12-30-2018, 06:58 PM   #4
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I lowered my bed platform to accomodate a new Tuft and Needle mattress from Lowes. My wife uses a wheelchair so bed height is critical for transferring to and from the bed.
We have the same mattress in our house and now the MH bed is the same height.

The platform sides are built like a hollow core door with thin facings and and an internal framework so it's not just a matter of trimming the pieces to size. I had to fit in new 3/4" internal framework pieces to replace the ones that were cut off due to the trimming.

We did give up some under-bed storage but still have several inches worth.
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Old 12-30-2018, 11:26 PM   #5
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Went to our Winnie in winter storage to do the monthly generator run and battery charge. During the run I shoveled about a foot of snow from around the rig. My logic is that will make it a little easier to get it out come springtime. Only about 2 1/2 feet between the rigs so I had to move the same snow 2 - 3 times to get it all out front and out of the way. Next time I'm going to take my Toro Power Shovel to make the chore easier! Had intended to clean off the roof too but that will have to wait until next time. Hopefully by then the wind will have blown most of it away!
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Old 01-03-2019, 09:19 PM   #6
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Getting ready for a run in a couple of weeks. Cleaned the spark arrester on the Onan. Tested the Cummins coolant and charged it with 2 pints of DCA4. Checked all the fluid levels including wet hubs and batteries. Took my grease gun, 8 oz ball peen and bag o' wrenches for a belly crawl stem to stern. Hit all the grease fittings, tapped all the welds and snugged bolts and hydraulic lines. Opened the hatch I installed in our fan shroud and made sure no packrats homesteading between the CAC and radiator. Fired up the Cummins, used the on-board compressor to top off the tires. Went for a joy ride to Marana and back just to get the DCA4 circulated and everything all warmed up.

Just a pleasant, satisfying couple of hours in the summer when it is a balmy 105 f and the concrete is cool.

Pretty miserable in today's high of 50 f. Somehow the concrete temp felt below 0 f.

Fair Winds and Following Seas
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Old 01-03-2019, 10:39 PM   #7
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As long as your behind didn't freeze fast to the concrete, all is good!!!
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Old 01-04-2019, 05:43 AM   #8
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Checked on my coach......no snow accumulation yet! Hoping for a snow free winter again....here in sunny Florida!
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Old 01-06-2019, 08:27 PM   #9
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Changed the oil, greased her up, checked the tires, hooked up the tow dolly, loaded the toad. Loaded the coach. The weather looks better than last year when it was 4 degrees.On the road again. Look out Florida here we come.
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Exclamation Weight

We don't have our Sightseer 33c out of the snow/rain yet BUT when we do, we ALWAYS get it weighed after we are loaded with everything. We do this once a year and after any significant upgrades. We do this to remind us NOT to be over the GVWR and remind us of 'how' much we can gain, buy on a trip. It's good for proper tire inflation too. Significant upgrades include but not limited to Total solar upgrades (includes 'heavier' batteries to add or replace existing ones), Sumo Springs, Additional Sway bars, New Levelers (add on) heavier shocks and Heavier recliners that replaced a lighter Jack Knife sofa. You get the picture, EVERY LBS adds up and you may be surprised. We ran in to trouble with our 2015 Navion. After adding Levelers, Heavy Duty sway bar and 'better' mattresses, WE WERE MAXED OUT, with water and 1 driver and 1 passenger. Very little other things, certainly not 1,2 or 3 months worth of anything else.
Not to discourage anyone, just be careful. Too many overweight vehicles on the road.
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Old 01-07-2019, 06:30 AM   #11
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What did you do to your Winnebago today?

Dealing with all the usual winter weather here in Maine keeping my Minnie Winnie dug out. With snow about every other day keeping Minnie somewhat snow free can be a challenge. I run the snow blower down each side and around the back, then shovel out the rest. But it's all wrapped up snug in it's cover and pretty much settled in for the winter. I'll be headed south to Florida for a couple months the middle of Mar, so like to try and keep it somewhat snow free and ready to travel. As for snow piling up on top, not really a big deal. Most normally melts or blows off. But when we get a major storm, I haul out the ladder and roof rake and clean it off. Just the price you pay for living in Maine.

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Old 01-07-2019, 07:35 AM   #12
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Did the Koni FSD,sway bar, sumo ,earlier Just did the Trojan 6 Volt swap . easy
fit right in 40 lbs heavier, real batteries. ,cables fit perfect.Needed to cut out a piece of plastic to put the threaded rod hold down and drill one hole for rod .
Also did the Solenoid upgrade , to the silver contacts instead of the failure prone copper 80 watt factory piece.
made a slip in cracker shelf . slides in slot above cupholder.
Also made a nice slide in shelf for the JET pilot mask...cant find the pic.
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Old 01-07-2019, 07:45 AM   #13
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sumos FSD Helwig

pic of the need stuff, sumos FSD Helwig
Also took the doghouse to the Mercedes dealer , because showed 1 1/2 qt low on oil . The oil Listed on my on my Lazy Days ticket (mobile 1) when I called was informed they do not even use that brand . So decided to change at 10K, good move . Oil change, filter , and two extra quarts on my seat . and a full checkup on brakes belts , codes etc . drove in no appt and out in an hour. like around $180. Mercedes brand oil is $7.50 , auto parts stores is $10.50.
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Old 01-07-2019, 07:47 AM   #14
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pic of the need stuff, sumos FSD Helwig
Hey we have that same exact picture.
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