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Old 01-18-2017, 02:35 PM   #301
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Here are the led replacement bulbs I added to the bathroom, MUCH brighter than the original bulbs, adds a lot of light to the bathroom area.
Another great idea and Mod!
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Old 01-18-2017, 02:36 PM   #302
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Beautiful day today so i decided to get to work.

Installed the booster for my tpms. I mounted it under the mh directly behind the license plate. Removed plate and drilled two mounting holes. Bolted on the booster and put the license plate back on. Ran the wires and zip tied along the way. I tied into the power and ground wiring for the light in the rear drivers side storage compartment.

Fairly easy job but my back and neck have a hard time when i crawl under the mh. I have several herniated disk in my lower back and neck so i take my time. After doing jobs like this i hurt the rest of the night but feel fine in the morning

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Nicely done Jerry!
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Old 01-18-2017, 02:39 PM   #303
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Dino, here is the ski mirror I repurposed so I can see Myra when she's up or sitting at the dinette. The mirror has a suction cup that let me attach it to the top of the dash, got it from Amazon, had it for several years collecting dust in the garage. Don't know why my pictures are posting sideways, they aren't that way in the photo album!
Right on SuperD...that'll work just fine!
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Old 01-18-2017, 02:40 PM   #304
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The previous owner of my Windsport did not orde with outside TV and I had a chance today to look at installing one. Removed the outside speaker by entrance door as next to that is where the TV would have been and to my pleasant surprise there was the HDMI cable and coax. Rerouted it to the outside cabinet behind the passenger side tire mounted it on a folding slid out tray works great. I can watch over antenna, park cable, and direct tv
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Old 01-18-2017, 02:43 PM   #305
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Forget to add. After loosening the oil filter i used a 2 liter soda bottle with the top cut off to finish unscrewing the filter. I let the filter fall to the bottom of the bottle and let the oil finish draining. When done the bottle had about 1 inch of room left. Next time i will cut the bottle a little closer to the top. But it worked great

I also lubed 8 of the 9 zerk fittings for the front end. I could not get to one of them. I maybe be able to if i turn the steering wheel. Ill check that out at another time. They all took grease!!!! So you guys may want to get them checked

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Old 01-18-2017, 09:34 PM   #306
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Jerry, Excellent idea on booster placement! Are you planning on adding sensors on your Jeep, if so you should not have any problems with reception.
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Old 01-18-2017, 09:37 PM   #307
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I clean the area with paper towels until it is absolutely clean. I use my favorite glue, 3M weatherstrip, and put a bead around the torn area. I very carefully wrap the tape around the boot and then wait for everything to set up. 4 wheeling in heavy brush it hard on the boots, I've torn several, never had this not work.
OK, weatherstrip should have done it (as long as the underground was clean enough) I wonder whether it would be easier to carry one of the split repair boots along. I must have been lucky, my Jeep never got a broken boot (but I don't do much stuff in brush, mostly on rock).
I'll have to check with my son to see, if we should carry one of those split boots with us in the Jeep when we go out.
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Old 01-19-2017, 12:44 AM   #308
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Jerry, Excellent idea on booster placement! Are you planning on adding sensors on your Jeep, if so you should not have any problems with reception.
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Yes i am addibg the sensors yo my jeep. I mean Maria's jeep. I already gave them and i programmed them in last weekend


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Old 01-19-2017, 12:48 AM   #309
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So Maria and i spent the morning and early afternoon at Disneyland. Got home around 3pm.

The grease boot was bugging me all day. So i called my local Ford commercial truck dealer and he said bring it in. Dropped the mh off and part will be ordered and hopefully replaced tomorrom. All warranty

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Old 01-19-2017, 12:53 AM   #310
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That's the best answer... replacement under warranty...
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Old 01-19-2017, 02:04 AM   #311
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So Maria and i spent the morning and early afternoon at Disneyland. Got home around 3pm.

The grease boot was bugging me all day. So i called my local Ford commercial truck dealer and he said bring it in. Dropped the mh off and part will be ordered and hopefully replaced tomorrom. All warranty

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Great news spent day at Tampa RV show exhausted
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Tampa RV Show, we hope to spend the day there tomorrow (19th) to check out what is being offered.
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Tampa RV Show, we hope to spend the day there tomorrow (19th) to check out what is being offered.
Enjoy a whole lot of walking lots to see to me the exhibit halls were so so
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Old 01-19-2017, 02:45 AM   #314
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So Maria and i spent the morning and early afternoon at Disneyland. Got home around 3pm.

The grease boot was bugging me all day. So i called my local Ford commercial truck dealer and he said bring it in. Dropped the mh off and part will be ordered and hopefully replaced tomorrom. All warranty

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That is the way to go! Specifically considering that the price was very right!
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Old 01-19-2017, 03:31 AM   #315
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That is the way to go! Specifically considering that the price was very right!

Yes I like half price but love warranty price

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Jerry,
Thank you for starting this thread. I have been following it since August. I have a couple questions. Do u have any idea how the ball joint boot got ripped? Are you carrying a spare tire and rim with u?

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Hi Shawn
I have no idea how the boot got ripped. Someone on IRV2 posted the same thing on his new mh. Hope its not a common problem. I dont think many people crawl under their mh so most wont find it

No i dont carry a spare. No room. Ill be calling for road side service if i ever get a flat tire. I watch tire pressure carefully so hopefully the tires will last to their time limit and not wear out


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No i dont carry a spare. No room. Ill be calling for road side service if i ever get a flat tire. I watch tire pressure carefully so hopefully the tires will last to their time limit and not wear out


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Once the weather around here is "crawl under a motorhome" friendly again, I will try to take some pictures of the factory installed carrier on my unit. I bet the belly of my motorhome is almost identical to the one of yours, and it should be rather easy to install such a carrier.

I, too, will use road side service for changing the tire, but I will not be at their whim and pay the same money for one of their tires that would buy several at my tire dealer.
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Jerry, thanks for the info. Hudsoner, please do that. I am going to get a spare. I am waiting to pick up my Windsport 35M. At LaMesa RV In Sanford , Fl as I write this.

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Jerry, thanks for the info. Hudsoner, please do that. I am going to get a spare. I am waiting to pick up my Windsport 35M. At LaMesa RV In Sanford , Fl as I write this.

Shawn.

I can give you some information for starters. The carrier/winch I had under my unit was a standard Ford pickup carrier that was modified to handle the larger motorhome tire. This carrier was rusted shut, and I could not lower the tire anymore. On iRV2 I found a company called TECA that makes custom carrier/winches. I contacted them and they designed/made a new carrier for me. The cost of the thing was $65 plus shipping. This is their contact info and the pictures show the kinds of carriers they make. I had to give them all the required measurements, and the carrier they made for me was definitely stronger than the original one and did fit perfectly. I have the one on the picture that has the red pins on it.
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