Blazer Bash 2020 last minute thrash

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  1. fastazz81

    fastazz81 Gnome recovery vehicle Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    So far, it could use some tweaking , runs s little fat at idle . But runs so much better and fires right up and goes so I’m going to send it.
     
  2. ktmoutfront

    ktmoutfront GnomeWorks LLC Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    My biggest cluster of the day was,

    I started filling the camper water tank. Closed all of the drain valves and started running water slowly. Went to do some other stuff as it usually takes 20 minutes. 5 minutes in there is water running out from under the camper right under the water tank. This is a 1997 Lance camper, so I was not surprised that something might be cracked.

    Shut the water off and start looking under the semi to see where the water is concentrated. Right under the water tank.

    I start looking at what it will take to get to it. It is under the step for accessing the overhead bed. Screws are under the carpeting that has been trampled on for 23 years. Could not find them. Tried using a magnet to locate them. No luck. Ended up tapping a screwdriver with a hammer to hear it hit something. Found 3 and it still would not come loose. 4th one right next to one I removed.

    Cover came off and I could not see anything wet. So I start looking around more. Turns out, I turned all of the drain valves 90* to the line. All ball valves work that way. Nope. Not the little drain at the back of the camper. 90* is open. Semi was sitting nose down. The water drains onto the tool box then ran down to the front. When I drain the system I put a hose on it and run it off the side.

    So I put everything back together and just waisted another 1.5 hours for absolutely nothing. Seems to the norm a little more lately.
     
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  3. Bent77

    Bent77 lil meanie Staff Member Moderator GMOTM Winner

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    I hear Moab helps cure a case of the Wades
     
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  4. 6872xtc

    6872xtc make mine modified Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    I seem to play with a few settings here and there. @Bent77 seems to have no problems. I discovered that the automatic transmission and A/C required me to turn the self learn RPM up before hitting the trail, or it tried to learn on the trail and got messed up!
     
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  5. Bent77

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    Yeah I’ve plugged it in once. No idea where it’s at. Afraid to reconnect and mess it up


    Get the winch done?
     
  6. 6872xtc

    6872xtc make mine modified Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    I don't remember who you are talking to....
    :D

    I never hooked the batteries up yesterday, but I swapped in the brand new tie rod ends, to replace ones that weren't worn out, just unknown age and make. They weren't really tight in the knuckles.
     
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  7. Bent77

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    Seems to be a thing

    so wireless winch huh?
     
  8. 6872xtc

    6872xtc make mine modified Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    Yeah, after hearing of someone else's problem, I wanted to check mine.

    And I have cables all done, just have to connect the 2 ground cables at the batteries. Didn't get my butt in gear soon enough this morning to have a easy start to the day, (Sunday) AND go finish a couple of things on the truck. So I went with the wife to buy things for this week.
     
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  9. Fastereddie

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    Over @Desert_K5 , I got the track bar spacer moved where I wanted it, got the 205 front output yoke clearanced and new Tom Woods shaft in. Ruff Stuff rear cover is on too!
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    Don't your dare. They made me quarantine and get tested after our Gates of Ladore, Utah raft trip at the beginning of August.
     
  11. Bent77

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  12. Capt Ron

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    This list was so woefully inadequate, getting a new truck ready for a camper, getting said camper ready, a few mods done to the crawler and a variety of things done to the trailer is giving me a case of the Wades.
     
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  13. doubletrouble

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    After a long weekend of motocross racing now I have to unload two trailers and two trucks and start loading for Blazer Bash. Can’t wait to get on the road!!
     
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  14. Capt Ron

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    I'm getting closer.

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    Looking good :waytogo: Too bad I won't be able to see you wheel it in person.:frown
     
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    I’ll teach him the “Hulk smash”
     
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    ^^^ this I must witness hahaa
     
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  19. 72gmck5

    72gmck5 Fix, break, rinse, repeat. Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    Last minute winch mount fab. Coming together nicely. Still have to build ramps for my trailer.

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    Almost ready! 20200907_135852.jpg 20200907_135959.jpg
     
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