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    KarenLukens
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    I’m really liking the videos. Thanks for the tip on the deflapper – are you worried that it will stretch the fabric at all?

    Nope, it’s not something that I really crank down on unless the wind is severe. Having water pooling on top is what worries me as far as stretching. I came back to my motorhome one day after my kids went down and used it in the rain and forgot to lower it back down, and found the awning stretched into a swimming pool full of water… After bailing until I couldn’t reach anymore water, I ended up grabbing my knife and putting a slice in the bottom of the lake… It still took an hour or 2 to drain and the weight of all of the water pulled it off of the track and I ended up having to cut it off before I could drive it. But at least they said sorry… Lol.

    An old pic of the motorhome, my sister and the kids at our mining claim on the Yuba river when the awning had been drained 🙂

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    Happy Camping,

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    Reed & Karen Lukens

    2017 Legacy Elite II  Standard, Hull #200

    2012 Mercedes-Benz ML350 4Matic BlueTEC Diesel 

    Towing MPG 19.4 @ 55mph, 15.8 @ 75mph 

     

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    #69016
    KarenLukens
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    John, I don’t know what brand other then we can still buy them at an Ace Hardware. They were 12″ with the blue ball in the video and they really stretch out strong. Then I also got a pack of small 6″ from Amazon later on that don’t stretch much but are perfect for my hoses.

    Happy Camping,

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    Reed & Karen Lukens

    2017 Legacy Elite II  Standard, Hull #200

    2012 Mercedes-Benz ML350 4Matic BlueTEC Diesel 

    Towing MPG 19.4 @ 55mph, 15.8 @ 75mph 

     

    #70717
    KarenLukens
    KarenLukens
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    If I would have known that I wouldn’t be able to edit my movie settings on my tablet, I would have made this first half public 🙂 But here’s the link anyway. There’s actually 2 movies on the Bulldog Hitch and the second is also mostly on hand cranking the front jack but I need to upload it. I haven’t hooked up to a house connection for a week or more because we are still boondocking after 7 months 🙂

     

     

    Happy Camping,

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    Reed & Karen Lukens

    2017 Legacy Elite II  Standard, Hull #200

    2012 Mercedes-Benz ML350 4Matic BlueTEC Diesel 

    Towing MPG 19.4 @ 55mph, 15.8 @ 75mph 

     

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    #70726
    Overland
    overland
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    Thanks for the video.  Reed, if you get a chance can you tell me what the approximate thickness is of the steel ‘saddle’ where the hitch connects to the trailer?  I’m having to get an adapter made for my hitch that mimics the bulldog attachment and the fabricator is asking me how thick the steel needs to be.

    #71410
    KarenLukens
    KarenLukens
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    Then here’s the next installment –

     

    Then I reloaded the Honda 2000i venturi and orifice cleaning for people having trouble keeping a smooth idle –

     

    Happy Camping,

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    Reed & Karen Lukens

    2017 Legacy Elite II  Standard, Hull #200

    2012 Mercedes-Benz ML350 4Matic BlueTEC Diesel 

    Towing MPG 19.4 @ 55mph, 15.8 @ 75mph 

     

    #71443
    ScubaRx
    ScubaRx
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    You do know you don’t have to remove the jack cover to use the manual handle.

    Steve, Tali and the dogs: Reacher and Lucy plus our beloved Storm and Maggie (both waiting at the Rainbow Bridge)

    2008 Legacy Elite I - Outlaw Oliver, HULL NUMBER: 0026

    2014 Legacy Elite II - Outlaw Oliver, HULL NUMBER: 0050

    2017 Silverado High Country 2500HD Diesel 4x4

    Not all those who wander are lost,

    And the road goes ever on...

    Seeing America in our Outlaw Oliver(s) since 2008...

    #71449
    KarenLukens
    KarenLukens
    Participant

    You do know you don’t have to remove the jack cover to use the manual handle.

    On ours I had to because the bubble level was sitting in a solid mold with no opening beneath it. Or is there another way? I’m all ears Steve 🙂

    Happy Camping,

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    Reed & Karen Lukens

    2017 Legacy Elite II  Standard, Hull #200

    2012 Mercedes-Benz ML350 4Matic BlueTEC Diesel 

    Towing MPG 19.4 @ 55mph, 15.8 @ 75mph 

     

    #71542
    ScubaRx
    ScubaRx
    Moderator

    My level pops out of a hole, I assumed (ass, you, me, etc) that all the jack heads were all the same.  If that were a constant problem, I’d drill a hole under the bubble level.

    Steve, Tali and the dogs: Reacher and Lucy plus our beloved Storm and Maggie (both waiting at the Rainbow Bridge)

    2008 Legacy Elite I - Outlaw Oliver, HULL NUMBER: 0026

    2014 Legacy Elite II - Outlaw Oliver, HULL NUMBER: 0050

    2017 Silverado High Country 2500HD Diesel 4x4

    Not all those who wander are lost,

    And the road goes ever on...

    Seeing America in our Outlaw Oliver(s) since 2008...

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