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Old 02-09-2014, 10:29 AM   #141
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This made me happy. Click image for larger version

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ID:	68133. Browsing the home despot this morning looking for an enclosure for my solar controller and found just the thing. It wants to be within 5' of the battery. Check!
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Old 02-09-2014, 08:26 PM   #142
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I don't guess I ever explained my username...Click image for larger version

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My parents' friend made this sign for their camper in 1969, by Dad's recollection. I don't remember that rig, but it's been in every one since. The one we kids grew up in was a BIG Franklin slide-in, '70 model I think. After that rotted away and the kids were gone they had a Scotty, then retired in '98 and hit the road fulltime in a 32' motorhome. After a few years in that they traded into an even bigger 5th wheel. 35' maybe? Monstrous.

Anyhow, now the big rig is too much for them and they've "landed". I (being the heir) begged for the sign to carry on the tradition.
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Old 02-09-2014, 09:02 PM   #143
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Today I got the battery wires run into the camper, and built the enclosure for the new fridgeClick image for larger version

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And fiberglassed it to the hull via the original baffle. Anybody that can do this stuff without making a godawful mess, please 'splain!Click image for larger version

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Now I just need to line the flue side and top with some flashing, then prep and paint the exposed wood inside before final fridge install. Click image for larger version

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Old 02-09-2014, 09:06 PM   #144
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I don't guess I ever explained my username...


It's...it's like you're reading my mind!

Honest to Pete, I was just wondering (once again) where your username came from. I'd just about decided it was an actual name of some European derivation... and of course indicating a lo-o-o-o-n-g and Royal Heritage.

Not sure how I feel about finding out otherwise, since I have so few opportunities to claim an Association with Royalty...but thanks for the explanation anyway!
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Old 02-10-2014, 04:53 PM   #145
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About ready to put the new reefer in. Instructions said fireproof material in flue area. Click image for larger version

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Used some scrap aluminum coil. Now waiting on paint to dry on inside mounting area. Guess I'll cut access hole for gas and electric service, this has got to go in tonight! Eleven days 'til vacation!
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Old 02-11-2014, 03:25 AM   #146
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It's in, plumbed and wired. Works on both electrics, no propane in the tank yet for testing. Click image for larger version

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After all the figgerin', I could have moved it 1.5" further back/ out of the camper. That's a project for another day.

Also installed charger on the side of new fridge enclosure, tested it on a dropcordClick image for larger version

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I've cut off the trailer's power cord for replacement. It was as stiff as my knees.
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Old 02-12-2014, 03:49 AM   #147
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Fire!Click image for larger version

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Gog some propane on the way home from work, installed the stove. Tested it and the refrigerator, check.

Picked up a bike rack for the back bumper. Click image for larger version

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And pulled the hubs to repack them again. I already packed them, I'm just not fond of the watery grease. Using blue marine grease this time, after I take them to work and run 'em through the parts washer.

Mounted new farkles while the wheels are out of the way, too!Click image for larger version

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Old 02-12-2014, 09:17 AM   #148
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Farkles?

By the way Glenn, great thread. You have taken your trailer a long way towards restoration. Good job!
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Old 02-12-2014, 09:44 AM   #149
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In the adventure moto world, farkle covers just about any accessory/gadget/doodad you add to your rig. For instance, your fully farkled bike may have heated grips, tank bag with map sleeve, GPS RAM mount, rack trunk etcetcetc. I don't know WHY they started calling it farkling , but Google just told me it's a combination of function/sparkle.
Anyway, that's how it crept into my lexicon. Francesca used the term without batting an eye... Maybe she's a FF too!

Thanks for noticing the work. More to come!
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There's an ascending (descending?) scale of farkling, most extreme being those practitioners who give exotic and involved "practicality" justifications for some doo-dad they really only added because it's purty. I myself am an accomplished member of this group.

Just ask my long-suffering husband!
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Old 02-14-2014, 09:13 PM   #151
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Wired the exterior lights tonight. All new wiring, no crimped splices, all soldered connections. Also added the required corner markers. Previous owner bondoed over the holes, but I was able to reopen them from inside the hullClick image for larger version

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The new LEDs have the same 3" spacing as the originals.

Used some DOT conspicuity tape to make reflectors front and rear, tooClick image for larger version

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Interior lighting next. A week from right now I'll be halfway to the Keys!
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Old 02-15-2014, 07:23 PM   #152
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A little work on the TV today- our SUPs are too wide for the factory rack, so added some Yakima round bars and fairing from my pile of stuffClick image for larger version

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It's a lot of aerodynamically dirty stuff on the roof, but the extra gas doesn't even add up to one day of board and paddle rental. Click image for larger version

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INNO locking rack is some good gear. Borrowing this one from a friend, like it so much I may buy my own
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Old 02-16-2014, 05:36 PM   #153
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Shakedown cruise up to the lake to retrieve the paddleboardsClick image for larger version

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Paddled around in long drawers and sweatshirtClick image for larger version

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Rack worked well. Click image for larger version

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[QUOTE=David Tilston;441448]Farkles?
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Also an easy game to pack for camping. Five dice, pen and paper.
Farkle - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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