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#11 canfindtom

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Posted 13 September 2020 - 02:12 AM

I have a 2014 Grandby and would like to replace my struts with a bit heavier duty ones.  Where did you get yours, do you have the part number?  Are the front and rear struts the same?  

 

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#12 Mthomas

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Posted 02 October 2020 - 01:57 PM

Live in Tahoe, snow can be an issue. I have a “snow brum” that I carry between the cab and the camper all winter. The soft material protects the vents, panel, etc. It will not reach all the roof when lowered, but gets enough snow off usually.Clears the truck window and hood super fast as well. I also have a snow rake like one of the earlier posters showed that I just started using last season. I put a piece of pipe insulation over the plastic edge and corners to protect the roof and stuff up there. It will get the entire roof even if up.


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Posted 02 October 2020 - 07:34 PM

'05Tundra / '16 Hawk with solar & two Fantastic vents...@ 5' 10" I can stand on sill of opened Hawk door and reach top ...but I also have etriers and FWC rear wall steps...found a rubber snow removal 'drag' rake on Amazon to lessen any contact damage..

 

https://smile.amazon...rkle_mcd_asin_0


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#14 Wandering Sagebrush

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Posted 03 October 2020 - 01:40 AM

'05Tundra / '16 Hawk with solar & two Fantastic vents...@ 5' 10" I can stand on sill of opened Hawk door and reach top ...but I also have etriers and FWC rear wall steps...found a rubber snow removal 'drag' rake on Amazon to lessen any contact damage..

 

https://smile.amazon...rkle_mcd_asin_0

You made me go to the dictionary for “etriers”.   My vocabulary expanded, thanks! :)


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#15 Wallowa

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Posted 03 October 2020 - 03:43 AM

You made me go to the dictionary for “etriers”.   My vocabulary expanded, thanks! :)

Alas....a misspent youth unsuccessfully trying to go from 'bouldering' to 'rock climbing'!  But hey, it was fun and no serious injuries.. B)


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Posted 03 October 2020 - 05:18 AM

Apparently, it has something to do with playing Quidditch while riding horses instead of brooms???

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Posted 03 October 2020 - 02:10 PM

Well lots of good tips, I think with my old rock climbing slings I can fashion a set of etriers, purchase that rubber snow rake and use my speaker stand to lower the roof if I wake up to snow. I never thought of using the speaker stand to lower the roof, so from now on, I'll carry it if there is any chance of snow when I'm camping. I bought the speaker stand so my wife could raise the roof on her own and I don't normally carry it.

 

Of course, my best plan is not to get surprised by a load of snow when camping. LOL

thanks everyone


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Posted 04 October 2020 - 02:06 AM

Still...freezing plumbing is my concern in snow country or when temps go into the teens; not snow on the top...haven't figured all that out, except to drain all plumbing or find an electrical hook-up for the small electric heater we carry....


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#19 larryqp

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Posted 04 October 2020 - 11:31 AM

That was the reason I ordered a shell without plumbing for my Hawk. I have a battery operated sink, that runs on four D cells, I carry water in a 5 gal Jerry can and various other containers, the factory furnace seems to do a nice job keeping the Hawk above freezing.


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Posted 04 October 2020 - 02:42 PM

Still...freezing plumbing is my concern in snow country or when temps go into the teens; not snow on the top...haven't figured all that out, except to drain all plumbing or find an electrical hook-up for the small electric heater we carry....

 

I removed my plumbing for that very reason. Often I will run the furnace with the top down while I am away or driving to keep the inside of the camper from freezing. Works quite well and with the top down the camper seems to be surprisingly well insulated.


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