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Old 04-05-2016, 10:59 PM
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If you had two more hands, you could use all 4 of those 1/2" wrenches. Is that a washing machine in one of the bays?

Looks very nice, Duncan.
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If you had two more hands, you could use all 4 of those 1/2" wrenches. Is that a washing machine in one of the bays?

Looks very nice, Duncan.
Hehehe...2 regular combination wrenches...2 gear wrenches...one with an angle...I have learned to bring everything instead of getting pissed off making 3 trips back to the toolbox

Don't get me started on having two more hands

Yes, a combo washer/dryer...and thanks!
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Hehehe...2 regular combination wrenches...2 gear wrenches...one with an angle...I have learned to bring everything instead of getting pissed off making 3 trips back to the toolbox
Don't get me started on having two more hands

Yes, a combo washer/dryer...and thanks!
I'm still learning that process.
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The bay doors have a ball/socket joint and a gas strut...as I found out the hard way, they are fairly heavy without the strut assist.

One of the ball/socket joints failed last Fall and then I found another that was about to come apart, so they were changed:










Lol ....a wash machine...REALLY....
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^^^Holy....is that a real washing machine? Dang...

This rolling house on wheels is incredibly intimating to me.....I remember when I first bought the 77 and that was a little intimidating to me cause of how big those rigs are COMPARED to what I've ever owned before....but this thing...wow.
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When I first saw the electrical picture, my eyes literally bugged out.....crazy! I've always admired most of you fellas that can wrench on these things!
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Very nice rig Duncan
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That's great Duncan, sounds like you've really invested a lot of time combing through the details. And yes, I thought the same as Randy when looking through those pics, what a mountain of wiring and relays and hell without documentation.

*BTW, those items that are part of the assemblies that hold the cargo doors open, those are known as, tie rod ends.



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All the electrical is run off relays.

Oh my gawd......it's a relay logic IH/CAT Solar Turbine panel..........That's what Solar did with all of them when they went Turbotronic/PLC, sold the excess inventory Blue Bird!!
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I think there are around 6 or 7 locations for the relays...I'll take a few pics of the wiring diagrams.
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