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KenB last won the day on May 6

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    Legacy Elite II
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    Twin Bed Floor Plan
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  1. Open the back flow prevention valve, the handle on the wall next to the toilet. Hth. Ken
  2. Dug around tonight and found a set of 2018 printed brochures. Not in there. Must have been on line in 2017 or earlier where I saw the alternate Elite I layout. Ken
  3. I’d need to dig deep, but I remember this too and might even have a brochure. We didn’t start looking at Olivers until 2017. I suspect 2017 was the last year, or maybe 2018, of getting that floor plan on an Elite I. It looked like a nice setup for a single person. I’ve never seen it in person.
  4. Yes! You must be a Scout too. I’m actually typing this from the dinette in our Oliver while parked for a few days in a Scout camp. They called for alumni who were willing to bring a tent or a camper and be self-sufficient to come to camp to help train staff, cut grass, and generally help out before the campers arrive next week. The physical distancing aspect is being taken very seriously. Camp is going to be a different experience for everyone this year. The talk of Lakehead Boat Basin has me thinking that my wife and I should head up for a few days. Did you go or make reservations
  5. Absolutely! We were in the area, so I stopped with my wife to show her where our boys and I had been backpacking. I went once as a youth years ago, and once as an adult with my oldest son a few years back. Youngest son went with his troop. Hope you were able to get out on the trail yourself. The property is quite an asset in many ways for the Scouting program.
  6. I haven’t stayed there in an RV, but used to spend a bunch of time at the property +30 years ago when I was a student at the University of Mn-Duluth. I got to know enough of the guys with sailboats in the marina that I’d be part of race crews, help deliver boats around Lake Superior, and help with boat maintenance. I’ve walked by it several times in the last few years and it looks like they’ve added a hotel and cleaned up most of the boatyard junk. The location is great, but don’t expect much for on site beauty. The view in the distance of the working harbor and Duluth hills will b
  7. Fair at best, even when powered on. I listen to over the air radio at home, work, and in the shop. The camper has the worst reception of all of the antenna/receiver combinations that I use. The shop radio has a coat hanger for an antenna, the radio at work has a piece of welding wire, so that’s not saying much. hth, Ken KE0VTG
  8. None on ours either. Most vinyl is guaranteed for seven years colorfast in full sun. I agree that reds are the first to fade. Any Scout recognize the land feature in the background? Ken
  9. I put the saw on the bench with a bright light and set up the jig according to the video. No issues other than while I was getting used to the feel of the carbide as it cuts, I removed too much metal from one side or set of teeth. The saw cuts a crooked kerf if both sets of teeth aren’t even. Now that I know what to look for I can sharpen both sets of teeth evenly and the saw always cuts straight. I threw one chain away as I was learning because I couldn’t get it to cut straight again. Watch the instruction/promotion videos, read the FAQ, read the directions, and get in a little bit of
  10. I think if you held down the trigger, put the chain to wood, and never let up, you’d probably get 10-15 minutes. If you’re cutting, repositioning, moving, it seems more like 30-40 minutes. The battery that comes with the chainsaw is 80V peak, 72V nominal, 2 Ah. Charge time is 30-40 minutes depending on how hard you worked the battery and how much it needs to cool down before accepting a charge. There are battery sizes ranging from 2.0 Ah for $129 to 6.0 Ah for $359. Not inexpensive, but powerful. I’ve been sharpening the chain on the bar without flipping it. When I replace the chain
  11. Once the wood was on the ground, it was all me. With being stuck at home like nearly everyone else, it was nice to have a mindless project to work on right outside the door when I needed a short break from my home bound day job. I had a tree service come in and drop two oak trees in my yard that had died of wilt. They brought in a big crane and lowered each section to the ground as they pieced up the tree from the top down. When they were done, they hauled away the brush and left all the major limb wood and the trunk logs behind for me to saw and split. We have a wood stove and a hydra
  12. Two weeks ago I bought a Kobalt 80 volt chainsaw. In the background of the photo is the wood I’ve cut and split so far. In the foreground are a few pieces with a 40” diameter red oak I cut with the saw, but hadn’t split yet. It took many battery charges and a few sharpened chains to get through all of it. Run time is fine. Not bad for a plastic battery operated saw. I’m happy with it. It’d break down into a pretty small package if you took off the bar and chain. When I’m in the back country and need to clear a path for our Land Cruiser, I’ve found that my Kobalt 24v battery powe
  13. Depends on if you run it 24/7, where you set the thermostat, and how windy it’s outside. No wind, mid 60’s on the thermostat, and 24/7 with it turned down to 60 at night, I plan on four-five pounds per day. I’m glad I got the 30# tanks for fall hunting in Minnesota.
  14. Potassium permanganate? Overdose and it’ll stain everything pink. A dry chemical found in the big box hardware store someplace near the water softeners and water filters. The smallest amount they sell will last a lifetime. I was using it years ago to sanitize tropical fish tanks instead of bleach because it breaks down faster after it’s intended use and I couldn’t risk residual bleach in my tanks. It’s used in many water treatment plants as an initial treatment. Very reactive. Not something to mess with casually, but easily found. I think I used it a few times around 2004-5 to sanitiz
  15. I have several grease guns with that connector. Have you tried to grease the EZ flex suspension with it? I believe there are clearance issues with the LockNLube connector and the stock grease fittings. I don’t remember what the exact clearance issues were, but on a rainy day last June I left the campground, went into a farm supply store, and bought enough 90 and 45 degree grease zerks to replace all of the straight originals. Now I can easily reach all the zerks and hook on with the nifty LockNLube fitting. You should confirm that everything fits before planning a chassis lube midway on a
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