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Old 05-19-2017, 08:36 PM   #251
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Exchange rate must be up. That used to be $13.29. And 300 L... what's that you imperialist swine. That's like a 6 pack or something right?
Hold on, hold on.. If my history lessons aren't failing me, you're US measurement system is closer to the good ol' British Imperial system than the metric system which we officially use (though we still like feet and inches sometimes )


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Since it is 10', do you have to have the oversize permit? Are you dragging it along with you on road trips or are you just re-locating and dropping it at the final destination?
Ah yes.. The oversized trip permit. We did attempt to do it all above board and legal.. I promise. However, as nice as the folks at the MTO were they couldn't figure out how to fill out an oversize trip permit using a motorhome as the tow vehicle. I read that legally a motorhome has a registered gross vehicle weight of 11,000kg max, but the ownership documents don't outline it explicitly. Anyhow, I wasn't getting anywhere so we picked a Saturday and went for it. Not a cop or MTO enforcement vehicle to be seen during the 75km trip, which was surprising because we had to cut right through town.

This will likely be it's second last move. The final move being the dump. Nah, it ain't that bad. A wee bit of water damage, but it's otherwise quite charming inside.
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Old 05-23-2017, 08:05 AM   #252
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Ah yes.. The oversized trip permit. We did attempt to do it all above board and legal.. I promise. However, as nice as the folks at the MTO were they couldn't figure out how to fill out an oversize trip permit using a motorhome as the tow vehicle. I read that legally a motorhome has a registered gross vehicle weight of 11,000kg max, but the ownership documents don't outline it explicitly. Anyhow, I wasn't getting anywhere so we picked a Saturday and went for it. Not a cop or MTO enforcement vehicle to be seen during the 75km trip, which was surprising because we had to cut right through town.

This will likely be it's second last move. The final move being the dump. Nah, it ain't that bad. A wee bit of water damage, but it's otherwise quite charming inside.
So you don't plan on dragging it everywhere with you.
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Old 05-23-2017, 09:47 AM   #253
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No, not dragging it around. I'd need to apply for a permit trip every move, which would get old really fast. Not to mention that it requires a 10km turning radius thanks to the short tongue!
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Old 05-23-2017, 10:13 AM   #254
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No, not dragging it around. I'd need to apply for a permit trip every move, which would get old really fast. Not to mention that it requires a 10km turning radius thanks to the short tongue!
Oh no doubt. That's why I was wondering. Hauling it to a final location makes sense. Using it as a travel trailer sounds risky.
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Old 08-08-2017, 10:03 PM   #255
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Finally getting around to putting those new rear tires on! After a handful of other related tasks, of course.

The studs are pitted and crusty and the nuts are tired. They're only a couple dimes each, so I plan on replacing them. To get the old ones out I welded the nut on before unscrewing them. This helps by getting the studs good and hot, which would cook any Loctite (if it was used).


Using an air chisel I smashed off the rust scale. Unfortunately I didn't take a 'before' picture, but I'm sure there are some in this thread near the beginning. Then I cleaned the hubs with purple cleaner/degreaser, rinsed 'em well, let 'em dry then applied POR15's Metal Prep. It's nothing fancy. Same thing as Ospho essentially, which is just phosphoric acid with some unknown additives.


Here's the hub after the Metal Prep dries. Before painting wipe the loose white stuff off. I don't work too hard to clean that stuff off.


I managed to get a single coat of paint on, but forgot to take a picture. More tomorrow!
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Old 08-08-2017, 10:05 PM   #256
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Also, baby goat!!

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Baby goat! awesome!
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Baby goat! awesome!
Do they taste better?
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Old 08-09-2017, 11:21 AM   #259
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Do they taste better?
They don't taste baaaaaad. Much more tender.
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Old 08-09-2017, 01:39 PM   #260
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They don't taste baaaaaad. Much more tender.
Well played sir.
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