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  1. I had two blinds snap a string in the same week. I have the old beige colored frames so I'm thinking of ordering all new white ones and calling it a day. Some of the blinds aren't folding closed very nicely anymore either. Hull 110 is getting up there in age so it's about time. Thoughts?
  2. Wow, the fan setting was on Lo. I don't remember fussing with the fan setting, but I did place the AC down very low one evening so it would not cycle and have issues with the small generator. I think a soft start is in my future. I don't typically use a generator, but I didn't have a 30 Amp outlet at the house. Once again, thank you all. Thankfully it was simple. I'm heading into winter here in NC while full-timing. I'm pretty nervous of things going wrong, especially when heat will be needed to protect the water lines. I'm at a great RV park though, so we'll see. I'm interested to see how long the two 30 lb LP tanks will last, especially since I'll be at work most days and will set trailer to some undecided low temp. I wonder if anyone has that sort of experience with the Ollies. I'll poke around forums. Chris
  3. This might be a complication question & solution. I recently ran my trailer off a generator. The A/C could, JUST barely, get started, but always did. I only ran it for an hour or so before bedtime to dehumidify while in Georgia. I got home and ran the furnace for the first time in a while. Furnace turns on and works great, but so does the AC unit. And the AC just constantly runs, and cools. It normally cycles on and off, annoyingly so. I rather have a constant fan anyway, side point. My temporary solution was the flip the AC breaker off. Next day, I tested again, and same result. Any ideas?
  4. Thank you @Geronimo John. Unfortunately it was not guaranteed to get to me before I had to hit the road again. But that's okay. I'm not too happy with the old break assemblies/kits on #110. One is manual and three are auto-adjusting, which, one does not seem to auto-adjust at all. I had to use @John E Davies trick to get the automatic arm out of the way of the adjuster. There are no teeth left on the adjuster, so the automatic arm has nothing to grab onto. Understandable. Next will be to decide which Break assembly kits I go with. But, that's for another day. I think good old-fashioned manually adjusted assemblies is the way to go. I'm almost temped to take it to Tennessee and have Oliver do a bunch of suspension and break upgrades. But, they'll likely charge WAY more than me doing it myself. They're too busy for that anyways, I'm sure. You guys are great. Sorry for repeated questions. These forums are not nearly as good as Google search algorithms, so tougher to find the correct info for each unique situation. Cheers, Chris
  5. @John E Davies This thread helped me today. I found that I have ONE manual break assembly and THREE not-so-auto-adjustable assemblies. You're trick of holding up that automatic arm with a thin screwdriver helped me. One of the assemblies really does not have "teeth" to adjust with. I guess it was auto-adjusted too much. I did improved the stopping power, but I'm still upwards of 8 or 8.5% on my truck tow break. I'd like it closer to 5% (out of 10). I'm too tired to get on the ground one more time today. Maybe another day. Next, I'll want to know what "BEST" break assemblies I should get for poor old #110. I'm not liking the whole "Nev-R-Adjust" crap. What BS. Maybe I'll stay with good old fashioned manual adjustable. I'll have to dig through the forums more to see what folks are saying is best assemblies/kits these days. Suggestions are welcome on the assemblies and if I should start a poll/thread or something else. Take care, Chris
  6. I'm looking forward to trying the Redline CV-2 grease, when I can get my hands on it. The schedule is tight and didn't want to drive any farther without some sort of new grease. The bearing look great, so that's good. I enjoyed doing the repack. It's therapeutic in a way. And greatly satisfying.
  7. Ha, yeah. Where were you @mossemi when I needed you? Lol. Camping I bet. LoL Also, I took the second tire off and discovered a very abused grease cap. I mean, could grief, how hard do you have to hit a aluminum cap to get it back on. Mechanic must have had anger issues.
  8. Finally. I have a part number to the seal. I leave in a week and needed to find local. O'Reilly Auto Parts had what I needed. But again, they only had four left in stock. I bought all of them. These seals are heavier duty compared to what I took out. National Oil Seals Part number 473336 Approximately $12.50 each
  9. Yeah, I tried two industrial bearing companies here in Augusta, GA, and they almost chuckled. No, they have no clue. I will check with the local camper centers too. They certainly should know. I was able to get NAPA to cross reference one, but it's a bit thinner than what I took out. This was cross referenced with a Dexter 01003600 Grease seal. NAPA called it an oil seal. They are short on parts too. Parts right now might be difficult to get. I even have a call into Oliver. Nothing back from Mike yet. Hey, if you all have so many extras, what is the part number of the seal? A direct link to the seal at reputable site online would be great too. Maybe I'll call eTrailer. If this is so damn easy, and a common axle, then why does no one knowing the part part number? Oh wait, I am in Georgia, that might be it. Smack! Angry eyes are going to put on soon. This is NAPAs reference. Which is only 1/4" compared to the 1/2 inch thick seal I took out. Also the original seal I took out. what not much grease in the seal. The seal felt better made too compared to what I took out. Again, I will only do this one set just to get the hub back together. I was kind of fun. I've not done this stuff since the 80s. A bearing packer would save lots of time and ensure they're packed as good as one can do. Everything looked and felt good (smooth). I got to this job just in time. Shaft looked and felt great too.
  10. This thread has great information. Thank you. But, I do not see specific part numbers for JUST the seals AND from trusted vendors. This will be my first time packing my bearings on this trailer. I will likely pick up the BK2-100 bearing kit, either from Dexter themselves or the RedLine brands which @topgun2 listed. I did inspect one set of bearings so far, to get an idea of their overall condition. All looks well enough, but definitely in need of new grease. I'll see if I can find the Redline CV-2 grease locally. I only have 7 days before I leave my current location and now afraid of driving too far. At least it's not the hot summer. I was monitoring the hub temps on the way from NC to GA. All hubs remained cool on the 5 hour trip. But it's time to pack the bearings. I'm looking forward to doing it, but would like to ensure the correct seals first. I cannot purchase this on Amazon, but is this correct? https://www.amazon.com/Dexter-01003600-Grease-Seal/dp/B007HRI5W4/ref=sr_1_5?crid=33V4N3IQECSCC&dchild=1&keywords=dexter+axle+seal&qid=1633088850&sprefix=dexter+axle+seal%2Caps%2C250&sr=8-5 This is should be correct, right? It seams that these axle parts are somewhat common and interchangeable between different brands, like Lippert and Dexter for example. http://www.dexterpartsonline.com/product/BK2-100 Or this Redline https://www.amazon.com/Trailer-Bearing-Spindle-Redline-BK2-100/dp/B002PNJZN8/ref=sr_1_5?crid=2ZNA1G0I4X7B1&dchild=1&keywords=bk2-100+bearing+kit&qid=1633088622&sprefix=bk2-100+be%2Caps%2C162&sr=8-5 Will these seals be right for 2016 EL-II? https://www.amazon.com/Lippert-333961-Trailer-Grease-3500LB/dp/B00JMHIYY6/ref=sr_1_2_sspa?dchild=1&keywords=473336+seal&qid=1633088351&s=automotive&sr=1-2-spons&psc=1&spLa=ZW5jcnlwdGVkUXVhbGlmaWVyPUExS0pIRk1aRU5STE01JmVuY3J5cHRlZElkPUEwNTI0NDQ1MkJBSDhWUU5ERkswSiZlbmNyeXB0ZWRBZElkPUEwMTY2Mzk1MjkxWTFDTjNQV1BOQiZ3aWRnZXROYW1lPXNwX2F0ZiZhY3Rpb249Y2xpY2tSZWRpcmVjdCZkb05vdExvZ0NsaWNrPXRydWU= I was really bummed when I discovered I have NO zerk fittings anywhere on the trailer. Not even on the hubs. I see upgrades are needed. Details on these parts with options will certainly help all the new buyers out there. It would be great if Oliver themselves added videos to their University training pages, just for repacking the bearings; since it's so important to do and needed so often. Oh sure, there are tons of videos on the subject on YouTube, but being specific to Oliver and the different axles they might use would be great. Especially with part numbers listed. I found no paper work on the axles in the mounts of manuals that came with the trailer. These types of videos would ensure Oliver stays at the top of the list in regards to high quality and customer-focused. Thanks again folks! Chris
  11. Great ideas. Also, while Wayfinder is in my so-called dry-dock this month for minor repairs and clean-up, I've been pushing air through the hull with a fan on the passenger-side bed area hatch, and keeping both dinette hatches open for exhaust, all windows are open. This is in hopes of reducing some of the inner hull odors. The good thing is it's not musty, just odors of older plastics, glues, and fiberglass, etc. It's dry as a whistle otherwise. I may have some fiber board around my GA house. I certainly have plenty of extra Reflectix and 1/8 inch thin plywood. It's free and would make for a nice light-weight platform. Chris
  12. Has anyone come up with a safe and reasonable solution to use the front-most area under the dinette site, next to bathroom? I'm nervous to put anything in there due to the one inlet line going into the black tank. Also, due to the mild odor in the hull, (not nasty, just different), all I can think of is storing soft, seasonal clothes in two heavy duty outdoor garbage bags, or a vacuum sealed bag. I just don't want anything moving around in there, and should be very soft. I was considering doing a mod of a nice pull-out box or bin of sorts. Maybe a soft cooler, like the one under the table in this picture. Again, I would want to keep that sealed in a heavy plastic bag too. Ideas and threads are welcome. Thanks, Chris
  13. Thanks Bill, that was going to be one of my next questions. Mud flaps. Awesome.
  14. @John E Davies That 3M cleaner is the best. It did not take much elbow grease, time, nor cleaner to complete the rear area, rims, and fenders. I doubt I even used 1/4 of the can. I spends less than an hour. Amazing stuff, but must use it outside, in a breeze, with a fan. LOL The marks on the clean pics are pits from road debris. I can see black Rhino-liner in the future for the lower portion of the hull. Q: Has anyone protected the lower hull with Rhino-Liner like material? Would like to see pics of that. #110 is coming back to life. I'm thinking of these next few weeks as Wayfinder is in dry-dock for repairs and clean up, which basically, it is. Great weather here in GA this week. Here are some before and after shots. Thanks a bunch, again! The starboard side not nearly as bad.
  15. I just put on this material on the entry way lights, on the LE-II 2016. Real simple. The material is quite thick and rubbery with one sticky side. The directions said it was forgiving to move around a few times, and not to touch sticky side, duh. I put it on at night, not a great idea, BLINDING. But, the bugs that were there when I started, seemed not so interested in the lights after application of material. At least the GA bugs. I chose the Amber (orange) color. It is NOT too orange with the light on. It's a subtle change (not a drastic orange glow at all). Quite nice. I "might" have had enough to do all four thin lights on the LE-II, but I would have had to cut VERY precisely. There is not a lot of material. I only wanted to cover the entry lights anyway. https://www.sailorsams.com/ITC-RV-LED-Porch-Light_p_14885.html Lamin-x One 4 inch x 8 inch Universal Film Cover (Color : Amber)
  16. Well, the new water pump arrived before the new part for the old pump. The pump works like a champ. It took a while to get the air out of the lines, but finally succeeded. More basic maintenance to come in preparation for Winter camping, in NC. Water pump model: SHURflo 12v 3.0 GPM Revolution RV Water Pump # 4008-101-A65 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B010TKMK4O?psc=1&ref=ppx_yo2_dt_b_product_details
  17. Ok fellas, I've seen mention of folks ordering the 33" and the 35" Dexter kits. Which is it for the 2016 LE-II? ? My hubs appear to be 33.5" apart, both sides. K71-652-00 (33"/6000 libs) - https://www.amazon.com/Dexter-K71-652-00-Complete-Suspension-Kit/dp/B01HOAGBSI <OR> K71-653-00 (35"/8000 lbs) - https://www.amazon.com/Dexter-K71-653-00-Complete-Suspension-Kit/dp/B01HOAGBHO Thanks, Chris
  18. All great points Mossey. Thanks. I'll look further into the 500 Amp shunt, with the bluetooth add-on.
  19. Hey Mossey, Yup, I felt around everywhere. Looks like a simple suspension system. Drat. I can take some pics if needed. Or, maybe I should start a new thread. For the poor folk with low-end suspensions. LOL
  20. I had ordered a grease gun and grease, but did not verify that I even had grease gun points. I was able to cancel order in time, mostly. I do not have any easy to grease points on the 2016 axles. How do those points get greased? Manually take apart? Nope, I cannot do that. I do not have the tools. Maybe a break/tire shop, I guess. Thanks, Chris
  21. Does anyone see a real reason why I might change from braided cables to chains for the hitch area?
  22. Sorry I did not close this thread out. I finally added the Andersen to the trailer. The RAM 1500 did have a liability statement in the manual for 5,000 lbs or more. It also took care of the porpoising that was occurring on rougher back roads and bridges. Well, not really bad bridges, but it's better. It was very easy to install. I did get the suggested chain extensions. I used 24 links, not 23 (just in case I needed it). Must have a good torque wrench and some muscles, and/or a friend. Thanks all.
  23. I know where there's another used Ollie, 2017. It's in much worse shape then mine. They still have it way over-priced for the condition. I'm sure it might also be missing some plugs, or could be soon. LOL Just kidding. But it was a quick though. Not paying $14 for a piece of rubber plug that is 32mm by 2.x mm. Nope The duct tape can stay for that. https://elkrv.com/products/window-plug-weep-hole-for-8600-8700-8800-series-black
  24. Thanks JD. I found with the rims, plastic scrappers really helped to loosen up the big chunks. A must-have for the tool bag of a fiber glass toy. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B091TPHSTG/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o04_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 It's like I'm at dry-dock and I'm prepping for another long voyage, which, I guess is true. Chris
  25. I was able to adjust the latch "shaft?" to allow the door to be much more snug. That might do it. I'm afraid over time however, the damage has been done to the tray. Hopefully it has not been weakened due to rust. I washed the trailer by and for the first time today, and when inspecting the battery hatch/door, the entire battery cabinet had a thin layer of water. It was touch to reach with 4 large batteries in the way, but I was able to dry out the cabinet and adjust the door. I'll keep an eye on it from now on. I also cleaned and greased the battery tray rails, it was looking pretty "aged" too. Thanks yet again for all the great advice and tips. I'm trying to get ready for full-time RV'ing in North Carolina, Georgia, Florida. Chris
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