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Old 12-23-2016, 08:55 PM   #1
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got it home and power washed exterior power washed the interior and shop vav up have fans running to dry took carpet off ceiling and i see a wire up to the ceiling with nothing hook to it ? just pass the closet wall maybe 12" pass ? light at one time ? saw also by pictures that i must be missing post in the front for a bunk ? there is holes on each side of the opening in the front but what holds the rest of it up ? also i have no covers for all the opening for the beds ? was there wood ? fiberglass panels ? need to get new rubber for around door opening also ? (where to get that) ? do they sell new rubbers for the windows if taken and reinstalled ? last how about new felt that would go down inside the windows ?? THANKS for any input
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Old 12-23-2016, 10:13 PM   #2
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Wire probably went to the swamp cooler that may now be gone. window parts are available. Some info here in the document center, but best info is on the Uhaul Facebook group. EDIT, wire may be from the solar panel
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Old 12-24-2016, 03:02 AM   #3
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Here is the link to the Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/UHaulCamper/

Lots of help there.

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Look in the "Files" section of the Facebook group for lots of info
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i see a 5 gal jug passenger front with 12 volt pump and the clear hose going to the top of onside closet ? am be to swamp ? looking for the bunk bed parts now have all cashions for that also thanks for the help so far
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Old 12-25-2016, 05:44 PM   #6
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that water jug in right front was to feed water up to the swamp cooler
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Old 12-25-2016, 05:46 PM   #7
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there was a long piano hinge that the bunk pivoted on
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Old 12-25-2016, 09:51 PM   #8
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A couple more tidbits of info that is often posted incorrectly here; 1) it is often recommended to new owners to grease the wheel bearings, but the original Uhaul bearings are sealed units and can not be disassembled or serviced in any way, 2) it is also often recommended that spare wheels / rims can be purchased from Northern Tool or Tractor Supply, this is wrong as Uhaul used wheels with an odd bolt circle, 5 on 4 3/4, and a different offset than standard replacement wheels. New Uhaul rims can be purchased from Uhaul's eBay store, they are exact replacements other than the hubcap nubs.
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yes will need a spare with the nubs being different will the cap still go on ? I do have the caps and they are nice shape
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Hey wetaswilly, I'm fairly new to UHAUL campers , too. Join the Facebook gang. There's a lot of info there. Good people ( as in all fiberglass owners from what I've seen).
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yes will need a spare with the nubs being different will the cap still go on ? I do have the caps and they are nice shape
The original Uhaul hubcaps are very rare as they were supposedly removed to make lug nut inspection easier, and discarded. I believe the original hubcaps will not fit the new replacement rims, but aftermarket plain hubcaps might. Some good info on that too on the fsacebook group.
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You can probably sell those original hubcaps and pay for things you need like a spare. They are very rare.

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keeping them on it
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