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Old 11-07-2010, 07:39 AM   #29
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Ah, la français québécois - I worked in Lévis (Quebec City) for a while and even though I was nearly bilingual in French French as a child, I really struggled with Quebec French. It's very nearly a separate language, just from the different pronunciation, but so musical!

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Old 11-07-2010, 03:55 PM   #30
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Most likely like high and low German. Different dialect.

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Old 11-07-2010, 05:53 PM   #31
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Where is Frederick? From memory, he found that jacking up just the extreme four corners of a Fiber-Stream so the wheels were off the ground was enough to crack the frame.
My frame warped and sagged to the point that the door frame was out-of-square, and it flexed 1/2" when stabilized to true so that the door could operate properly.
While I read here that Scamp's frame is made from 3" x 1.5" tube, the original frame for Fiber Stream is only 2" x 1" tube for weight reduction. I have doubled up my frame with an additional 2" x 2" tube sistered to the bottom of the original, from the coupler to the bumper, with gussets at the corners where the main rails meet the tongue triangle, which is a separate piece and not bent. This tube also has thicker walls than the original. The leaf spring brackets were cut off of the original frame and new ones were installed to the bottom of the sistered frame. Now the entry door operated properly and there is no flexing when stabilized.
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1978 Fiber Stream 16 named "Eggstasy" & 1971 Compact Jr. named "Boomerang"
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Old 11-10-2010, 03:56 AM   #32
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I ignored and DID NOT BLOCK UP a 13' Scamp in the early 80's and several feet of snow was on the roof a number of times during the winter. In the spring the tires did not fit through the wheel well to be removed until I forced the spindle down for more clearance.

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