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Old 07-17-2018, 01:16 AM   #3301
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I have no idea on the shocks. Can you see any numbers or writing on them.

Doing the track bar in cooler weather is good.

I want to do june loop also. Never been there.

Do you fish Kent. My favorite js big bear
I (we) do fish. Pretty much, anymore, only when we go up to the Sierras. I love the rivers and streams. Very peaceful. Pam is maybe more of an avid fisherman than I. She came in the room the other day when we'd been talking about our next trip, "We're going fishing, aren't we?"

Gotta love it!

(The pic is from our site near Julian. Just thought I'd share. I think Dino photoshopped our rig into his picture! )

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Old 07-17-2018, 01:26 AM   #3302
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Quick pic of our current RV and Toad setup!! I love the RV Cover we had installed one year ago last February. We purchased a pair of 22" wheel covers for the tow dolly.

That's very nice!
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Old 07-17-2018, 01:29 AM   #3303
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I did the CHF a long time ago. If you get a rear trac bar installed you can actually drive these things over 50 mph... but the ride is harsher. I put extended link on front because at some camp sites when the front wheel came off the ground the sway bar would be pressed hard against the leaf spring. I attempted to add sumo springs, I bought a set from etrailer only to find out they did not really fit right, after calling sumo spring they told me I had the wrong part, Thor is different then any other F53.. so etrailer offered me a 5% discount on another order becuase of thier misinformation, no return because I had installed it... yes. I have a mod for it I am going to try when I get to cooler weather. if you want to try sumo springs beware
you can buy the individual parts from sumo direct, so you could make the one you have work...what exact was the problem on the install???
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Old 07-17-2018, 02:46 AM   #3304
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I have no idea on the shocks. Can you see any numbers or writing on them.

Doing the track bar in cooler weather is good.

I want to do june loop also. Never been there.

Do you fish Kent. My favorite js big bear


Hey Jerry we leave for Rivernook on Wed am til Sunday I hope the water is cold for fishing but warm enough for the kids
I’ll post some trout pics hopefully !
I’ll meet you at Big bear when it starts cooling off
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Old 07-17-2018, 02:47 AM   #3305
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Quick pic of our current RV and Toad setup!! I love the RV Cover we had installed one year ago last February. We purchased a pair of 22" wheel covers for the tow dolly.





Love that parking setup !
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Old 07-17-2018, 03:17 AM   #3306
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Hey Jerry we leave for Rivernook on Wed am til Sunday I hope the water is cold for fishing but warm enough for the kids
I’ll post some trout pics hopefully !
I’ll meet you at Big bear when it starts cooling off
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Yes and yes. Its hard to find guys that want to do big bear
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Old 07-17-2018, 01:10 PM   #3307
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I sure wish I had that kind of space -- that is awesome! Your exterior will last so much longer. Great set-up.

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Old 07-17-2018, 01:12 PM   #3308
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I (we) do fish. Pretty much, anymore, only when we go up to the Sierras. I love the rivers and streams. Very peaceful. Pam is maybe more of an avid fisherman than I. She came in the room the other day when we'd been talking about our next trip, "We're going fishing, aren't we?"

Gotta love it!

(The pic is from our site near Julian. Just thought I'd share. I think Dino photoshopped our rig into his picture! )

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LOL...looks like we have the same Windsport color scheme Kent!

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Old 07-17-2018, 01:12 PM   #3309
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That's very nice!
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Old 07-17-2018, 01:15 PM   #3310
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Love that parking setup !

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Old 07-22-2018, 12:27 PM   #3311
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Technology/Electronics on the Roof!

These are the mods I have installed on the roof of our Windsport 29M!!

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Old 07-22-2018, 11:14 PM   #3312
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These are the mods I have installed on the roof of our Windsport 29M!!
Dino,

Looking good! What is the difference between the two boosters you have towards the rear? Also, tell us about the automatic antenna...

Cheers!
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Old 07-23-2018, 12:04 AM   #3313
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Looking good! What is the difference between the two boosters you have towards the rear? Also, tell us about the automatic antenna...

Cheers!
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The booster attached to the ladder is a cell phone signal booster...the booster with the 3 antennas is the wifi booster...The automatic antenna for OTA TV signals finds those signal automatically with the press of a button instead of you twisting a knob in the ceiling. Hope that answers your questions!!

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Old 07-23-2018, 01:01 AM   #3314
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Dino,

Very cool. Have you noticed a marked increase in the 3 different signals? Gotta say, I think I like the idea of the auto TV antenna the most. I never know which way to turn the dang thing!...and then I have to do another scan on the TV's setup!
Great ideas.

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Old 07-23-2018, 02:40 AM   #3315
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Very cool. Have you noticed a marked increase in the 3 different signals? Gotta say, I think I like the idea of the auto TV antenna the most. I never know which way to turn the dang thing!...and then I have to do another scan on the TV's setup!
Great ideas.

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The WiFi booster works very well...the 4G booster works well too! I love the auto tv antenna!!!

Make it a great week Kent!!

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Old 07-23-2018, 02:58 AM   #3316
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Battery thoughts...

Okay everyone,
We're getting ready to dry-camp up in the Sierras in a couple weeks. After everything I've read regarding the OEM Harris batteries Thor provides, it sounds as though I'm on the lucky side to have gotten more than a year out of them.

I'm considering replacing them with the Duracell AGM deep cycle batteries that Sam's Club sells ($119 for 12v). I know that these don't hold a candle to the Trojan or Lifeline batteries -- but they're also less than half the cost. My thinking is that if I maintain them properly when we're not traveling, I should be able to get at least 3 years out of them, if not more.

I have a portable 100w solar setup that I plan on using to hopefully keep things topped off for the 8 days that we're out.

Any input from y'all would be very much appreciated. I hope everyone stays as cool as possible the next few weeks --

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Old 07-24-2018, 02:01 PM   #3317
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Proof positive that the Mother of Stupid is ALWAYS pregnant!!!

Would you say something or wait to see what happens? I think the nice guy in me would probably say something but the “this is going to be funny” guy working sure be arguing against it!!!

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Old 07-24-2018, 06:19 PM   #3318
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Proof positive that the Mother of Stupid is ALWAYS pregnant!!!

Would you say something or wait to see what happens? I think the nice guy in me would probably say something but the “this is going to be funny” guy working sure be arguing against it!!!

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Most definitely a stand back and watch moment. It isn't a situation where he'd hurt himself, but I'd stay back far enough to avoid the straps flying when he broke one.
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Proof positive that the Mother of Stupid is ALWAYS pregnant!!!

Would you say something or wait to see what happens? I think the nice guy in me would probably say something but the “this is going to be funny” guy working sure be arguing against it!!!

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Reminds me somewhat of the first time we took our toad with us behind our new motorhome. First night's stop, everything went fine, then we stopped at an RV park near my wife's hometown and spent a few days visiting her family. When we got ready to depart, I unhooked everything, loaded the toad on the dolly, and took off. It seemed like I had to give it more gas than usual, and, all of a sudden I thought, "Did I remember to release the emergency brake in the car?" Fortunately, it was a grass parking spot and I wasn't digging up gravel or burning rubber on the pavement. I stopped and as I was getting out of the MH two guys were running down the road yelling, "We think your emergency brake is on!" I told them, "Thanks, but I just figured that out," and sheepishly walked back, unlocked the door, and released the brake. I have towed our Sorento about 15,000 miles since then without repeating that little incident, but I know it could happen again. If it does, I'll just claim I'm a newbie. That covers all mistakes.
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Old 07-24-2018, 08:38 PM   #3320
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That is better than leaving a rear drive manual trans in reverse or 1st. I left the Rampside in first once but only moved it 10 ft before I felt something traging. I had left the parking brake on. I was surprised to find the parking brake was off. Checking further, I found I had left it in first gear. At 5 mph per 1,000 rpm, the the engine would probably made it to 35 mph before....
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