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Old 04-07-2017, 07:04 PM   #921
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Forgot to add this. When we left for our trip I decided to take a small detour and get the mh weighted again. Last time I was light on gear. So we went to the scales and only got axel weights. We are pulling the jeep so I could not get each tire weight separately. Heres the weights:

Front-6300
Rear-10900
Jeep-4520
Total w/Jeep- 21720

My water tank was lower than what I like to drive with. So I would add maybe 100lbs to the front.

I was just below 3/4 on gas so I would add about 200lbs to the rear.

I think I'm good with the weight distribution and within spec of the rig.

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Just wondered what your specs say is the GCWR for the 29M ?

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Old 04-07-2017, 07:27 PM   #922
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Sweet configuration!!! I just purchased the same model compressor. Is that compartment on the driver side?
Yes driver side front compartment
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Old 04-08-2017, 06:54 AM   #923
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Jerry,
Just wondered what your specs say is the GCWR for the 29M ?

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Old 04-08-2017, 08:16 AM   #924
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So, our next mod is to add a ZTE Mobley to the OBDII port on our Hurricane so we have an unlimited data access point in our rig. Found the information on RV.net in the Technology forum there... basically, this is a special deal. It is only available with AT&T and for $20/month on what they call a "car connect plan" you can have unlimited data (same as the other advertised unlimited - up to 22GB then it can be throttled) and is way less expensive than paying for a standard data plan (like we have with our other MiFi - a 10GB data plan is $60/month.) We bought our Mobley at Best Buy (on sale for $79) and activated it last night. It is also available on the AT&T web site.


Today we start our trip from Virginia to Sioux Falls, SD and we will see how she performs. Stay tuned...
Have a safe trip John and give us some feedback on your Mobley.

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Old 04-08-2017, 11:17 AM   #925
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What do you learned folks use to squeeze your windshields? Do you squeeze or just rely on rain-x? I heard you could use a windshield wiper attached to an extension pole. What is a good way to make an attachment?

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I use something similar to this. Use the pad to scrub bugs and the squeegee to dry. Get the extendable pole so you can reach the top, available at Camping World, Amazon, and most truck stops for about $20.
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Old 04-08-2017, 12:07 PM   #926
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HALFPRICE: CONGRATS!!!!! I'm 2 yrs out from the same job. Can't wait! I had the fusion back in 2005 and haven't had a problem since. Seems our chosen line of work does a job on the 'ol spine in one form or fashion.
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Old 04-08-2017, 02:03 PM   #927
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SuperD,

Thanks for the reply. I have one of those and the scrubber works ok. The squeezee does not fit the curve of the windshield during a vertical downward stroke. Does not make good surface contact. If I used a ladder and did horizontal strokes it might work better. A few times during travel I had an insect covered windshield. I would like to clean and squeeze the windshield during fuel stops without using a ladder. I could just use the washers and wipers. Then clean the wipers with a rag. Maybe I will have to be satisfied with that method.
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Old 04-08-2017, 02:34 PM   #928
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Shawn, you're right about not fitting the curve well. Trick I learned from a real window washer, wipe the squeegee after every pass, keeps it from streaking. When I stop for gas I use my squeegee and a handful of the station paper towels. After years of practice I'm pretty good at getting a clean windshield. Sorta, lol!

I've thought about buying a wide window squeegee like the professionals use and then bending a slight cube in it, might do that one of these days.
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Old 04-08-2017, 08:11 PM   #929
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Inspect your storage compartment floors

I was getting ready to put my air compressor in a storage compartment similar to what dcbenny did. I was removing the gear in the compartment and noticed its floor was beginning to collapse. Inspection revealed they failed to secure the rear half of it. They were sparse in the front half in my opinion. I could see daylight so there goes the waterproof part also. Looks like I will be inspecting and securing the others tomorrow. Good old Thor quality control.
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Shawn. Now I have another item on my to do list. So frustrating having verify every freaking thing Thor does.... grr
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Old 04-09-2017, 02:07 AM   #931
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Another Mod bites the dust my friends. I got real tired of those nasty curtains in the cockpit so I gave it some thought and this is what I came up with. since the overhead bunk posed a problem with the shades covering the entire side window, I covered as much as I could and used Reflectix for the rest. When not in use, I place the Reflectix cutouts on the mattress in the overhead bunk...The first pic shows the solar shade, the second shows the night shade and the third shows the nightshade with the Reflectix insert!



What do you think?


That looks awesome. I have been tinkering with some similar options and we made our own Reflectix shades as well. We tried to use Velcro to hold them in place, but on the sunny side it gets too hot and the Velcro glue side just comes off. I am thinking about using some 3M hooks and skinny girls hair scrunchies (the bands used to make ponytails) at the corners to hold them in place. The big windshield one just fits in perfectly, no need for hooks.

I did get a side shade, but it is portable and uses suction cups to hold on to the top window glass. I like your much more permanent solution.
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Old 04-09-2017, 10:54 AM   #932
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That looks awesome. I have been tinkering with some similar options and we made our own Reflectix shades as well. We tried to use Velcro to hold them in place, but on the sunny side it gets too hot and the Velcro glue side just comes off. I am thinking about using some 3M hooks and skinny girls hair scrunchies (the bands used to make ponytails) at the corners to hold them in place. The big windshield one just fits in perfectly, no need for hooks.

I did get a side shade, but it is portable and uses suction cups to hold on to the top window glass. I like your much more permanent solution.
Thanks John!

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Old 04-09-2017, 06:12 PM   #933
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I was getting ready to put my air compressor in a storage compartment similar to what dcbenny did. I was removing the gear in the compartment and noticed its floor was beginning to collapse. Inspection revealed they failed to secure the rear half of it. They were sparse in the front half in my opinion. I could see daylight so there goes the waterproof part also. Looks like I will be inspecting and securing the others tomorrow. Good old Thor quality control.
Attached is the compresor that I have...Viair 40047 400P-RV Automatic Portable Compressor Kit
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Old 04-09-2017, 08:06 PM   #934
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Squeeze for compound curve windshield

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I bought a 28 inch windshield wiper at Home Depot. I was able to nylon zip tie it to my scrubber / squeezee. There were 4 holes conveniently located between the scrubber and squeezee. Works like a charm.
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Old 04-09-2017, 08:25 PM   #935
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I bought a 28 inch windshield wiper at Home Depot. I was able to nylon zip tie it to my scrubber / squeezee. There were 4 holes conveniently located between the scrubber and squeezee. Works like a charm.
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Old 04-11-2017, 04:49 PM   #936
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Just completed see how good it is next week And something new on the front
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Attached is the compresor that I have...Viair 40047 400P-RV Automatic Portable Compressor Kit
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Old 04-11-2017, 05:05 PM   #938
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I was getting ready to put my air compressor in a storage compartment similar to what dcbenny did. I was removing the gear in the compartment and noticed its floor was beginning to collapse. Inspection revealed they failed to secure the rear half of it. They were sparse in the front half in my opinion. I could see daylight so there goes the waterproof part also. Looks like I will be inspecting and securing the others tomorrow. Good old Thor quality control.
Just got done inspecting my storage compartment floors. Two of them only had 3 screws total. Overall screws were very sparse. I put in an additional 92 screws. I tried to space them every 6 to 8 inches. I also found about a dozen screws that secure the bottom trim pieces only about half screwed in. Good old Thor quality control.
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Old 04-11-2017, 06:01 PM   #939
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Just got done inspecting my storage compartment floors. Two of them only had 3 screws total. Overall screws were very sparse. I put in an additional 92 screws. I tried to space them every 6 to 8 inches. I also found about a dozen screws that secure the bottom trim pieces only about half screwed in. Good old Thor quality control.
Shawn,
If you haven't loaded things back, is it too late to ask you to post some pics of what you've done? This is very disconcerting to think that such an obvious thing would be left undone by Thor. I'm glad you've shared this so we all can check our rigs.

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Old 04-11-2017, 06:37 PM   #940
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Purchased one of these for my RV several months back. I have used it several times with excellent results. Powerful compressor in a small package.
I agree 100%! A good friend recommended that compressor to me and I ordered it from Amazon. I've used it on my RV, SUV and even my riding mower...love it!!

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