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Old 09-11-2013, 03:55 PM   #241
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There's a similar thread in an Excursion forum I participate in where people post what they've done to their Excursions that day, from filling it up or washing it to doing major jobs. After working on the Sunline today, I thought, we should have a thread like that here!

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What I did today (sorry, no pics):
- Lubed all of my wet bolts for the leaf springs
- Tore apart the tongue jack motor, cleaned/lubed everything, reassembled. It was quite rusty and gummed up (I took it off my last trailer), causing it to really strain when picking up even just the trailer. It works much smoother now.
- Put new tape on a picture and dixie cup holder that both fell off the wall
- Loaded it up to get ready to go tomorrow!

Jon
Please help me! i can not find a heading on your site to unsubscribe to threads and delete my for sale trailer posting!! how do I do this??
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Roof work continues

Started the Henry Rubber roof paint job today. Hot and humid here! Aiming for our first over nighters weekend after next....dependent on what the technician may or may not find next Wednesday....
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Old 09-11-2013, 08:17 PM   #243
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Two seasons, winter and 3 months of bad sleding.
My throttle thumb is getting itchy. Hope we have another good winter here in MI. Did over 1,500 miles on the trails last winter and all were a blast!

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Old 09-12-2013, 10:37 PM   #244
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Jon you are putting your Sunny to bed and we are just beginning out camping season!
Haha well it actually went to bed in June. I had hopes of using it for a special trip this month that I couldn't get to happen. Since it was starting to get cold last weekend (lows further north were getting into the upper 30s), I figured I'd just put the fluid in now and forget about it.

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Please help me! i can not find a heading on your site to unsubscribe to threads and delete my for sale trailer posting!! how do I do this??
You can't do it because the thread is too old. I took care of it for you though.
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Old 09-17-2013, 09:34 AM   #245
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I just winterized the 2363 yesterday, there were talks of 30s overnight!

I also partially disassembled the kitchen faucet, had a squeak on the HOT side that drove us nuts.... used mineral oil on the o-rings and moving parts.

Vacuumed the carpet and floor...

Still need to jack it up on jack stands and order a new Adco cover.

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Old 09-17-2013, 10:39 AM   #246
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I just winterized the 2363 yesterday, there were talks of 30s overnight!

I also partially disassembled the kitchen faucet, had a squeak on the HOT side that drove us nuts.... used mineral oil on the o-rings and moving parts.

Vacuumed the carpet and floor...

Still need to jack it up on jack stands and order a new Adco cover.

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Yep, had frost warnings around here too. Brrr.

No issues on my faucets here, but each year, I make it a standard practice to remove each removable faucet head and put antifreeze in it. Pullout kitchen one, inside shower, and outside shower get it. I figure there's enough small parts/spaces inside one of these faucet heads that could easily break if frozen/expanded. I winterize the rest of the trailer with air, so it doesn't normally get the pink juice. I then pour some down each drain/toilet as well as pump a little into the water pump.
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Just the other day I picked up our 1999 Sunline T2970 after having the awning replaced. The original lasted from when it was new until this year. When it was opened this year there were many holes in it, most of them were near the area where it attaches to the camper, the largest being where the center support bracket pushes against it. We got the new Dometic awning and since the color of the original wasn't exact (it was a cranberry) we went with the meadow green which goes very well with the accents on the camper as well.

The first replacement awning had a defect in it where it looked like the sewing machine punched a bunch of holes off of the seam. We ended up taking it back and they got a replacement and changed it again. When we go out again I will make a close inspection of it to be sure this one is good.

That is what I did with my Sunline today.

This year I replaced all the caulking on the roof, replaced the refrigerator vent, cleaned the roof vent screens and covers, painted the frame, and now I am going to look to see if I can get a new clock movement that will be silent so we don't hear the ticking when things are really quiet at night!

Over the years we've made some modifications to the T2970. I added a Class III hitch to the back of it welded to the frame to use with the Reese Outfitter. All the marker and tail lights have been changed. I did order the rig with back-up lights which I find to be very helpful when pulling in late to a campsite.

I also have upgraded the tires from the stock ST205/75R15 Load Range C, to now ST225/75R15 Load Range E. I have found so far they run much cooler than any of the tires I have had on it before. An intermediate step was increasing the stock size to Load Range D, but there were still performance issues with them.

There are a few of the things I have done to the Sunline over the years.

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I am going to look to see if I can get a new clock movement that will be silent so we don't hear the ticking when things are quiet at night!


Ah, the infamous Sunline clocks strikes again.... The 2004 models where not any quieter... Tick Tick Tick... It is amazing in the still of the night; just how load that thing is...

Curious to learn more on your tire saga. That sounds like a good post for the towing forum.

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Old 09-24-2013, 08:29 PM   #249
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Yes, that clock does make the noise, in fact, I have found myself awake in the middle of the night and not sure why, and I think it was the clock as that is the only thing I hear.

I will put a post in the towing forum about my tires, as I have had many on the trailer since it was new. Failures have been plenty, 7 of them in total.

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Old 09-24-2013, 10:00 PM   #250
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Yes, that clock does make the noise, in fact, I have found myself awake in the middle of the night and not sure why, and I think it was the clock as that is the only thing I hear.
I hear ya Jerry, I don't even keep a battery in mine now.
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Took it camping. Sitting around fire now
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Old 09-28-2013, 03:31 PM   #252
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I replaced the plumbing vent caps. First I got everything I would need up on the roof.


Started taking caulk off.


All caulk removed and roofing metal pressed flat again, ready for new cap.


New cap in place and screwed down. Gap around pipe and new cap was filled with putty.


New vent in place and Dicor on. Ready for more years of service.


All in all a easy fix that must be done.
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Jim,

Thank you for the pics of the plumbing cap redo!

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Your welcome. Nothin to it but to do it.
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Hooked the 2653 up to the Tundra tonight. Heading to the UP early in the morning for some grouse hunting and good times!

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We are getting the 2970 ready to leave for East Lansing on Friday. My daughter plays in the Spartan Marching Band at Michigan State University and they are playing Perdue on Saturday. The half-time show is Mary Poppins which was a favorite of all of my daughters and I to watch. My daughter will be joining us for an overnight of camping while we are up there. We love fall camping.

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While I actually did quite a bit to the TT today, this is the only thing of beauty. As most all A/C plastic does over the years, ours had weathered to a lovely puke yellow. No more; Behold.

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I don't have to tell any of you how dirty the foam filters get inside there, so a quick wash later, much better. Also, I covered the insulating mat beneath the blower duct with Aluminum foil- Not only does it not spit residue of the deteriorating blanket at you any longer, it seems to blow a bit harder, as well.
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Yesterday I turned on the refrigerator to get it ready for our camping trip starting tomorrow afternoon. Today, I went into the camper to start loading food, and to my surprise, the refrigerator was hot inside. The Dometic RM2652 has worked perfectly from the first time until now. I heard a gurgle sound when I opened the doors to the freezer and refrigerator. I removed the outside cover to look, as I knew this wasn't going to be good, and found the yellow and green staining along with the smell of ammonia. Occasionally there would be a wisp of smoke and you could hear the sizzle of something (ammonia). I have looked and found a website called RV Ice Box, RV Ice Box Appliance Parts Cooling Unit Price List that seems to have the lowest price $425 for the cooling unit and $30 to ship. It seems to be the better choice rather than over $1k for a whole new unit. My refrigerator is in it's 14th year and it is done for now. I fired up a small dorm frig to use for this weekend. I am sure others here have run into this already. I am just curious what everyone else has done.

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Thanks for the link to RV ice box. Did not know of that one
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Hmm, sorry to hear your refrigerator died, Jerry. Sadly, it's a common thing once these trailers hit 10 years old. VERY GLAD to hear you're replacing it with the same though and not substituting a dorm unit in there.
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