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  1. COFLTravler

    Who Was That?

    Caught a glimpse (and I mean out of the corner of my eye), of a nice looking rig with Smart and RV, headed Eastbound on I-10 near Lake Charles LA Wednesday June 3 in the AM. Someone on the site? Mark
  2. COFLTravler

    Bed Shine

    Thanks Randy....think I will "test" a small area with different alternatives....
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    Bed Shine

    So to all the experts out there....has anyone figured out the best way to keep a new deck (powdercoated) diamond plate antiskid…..shiny - or really I mean black.... I have done some reading about what to use on spray on bedliners but all that stuff would make the deck an ice skating rink.....it just bothers me that it's turning a faded black...probably would not even be an issue, but with all this "extra" COVID time on my hands, I'm spending way too much time looking around for time consuming projects! Mark
  4. Anyone else have Lazy Days (Progressive) - would like to hear how they compare to Miller (Progressive) and not being able to bobtail. Mark
  5. Anyone else had trouble getting a hold of Deer Run? The phone just rings? Mark
  6. Funny you ask how I currently load...right now drive up but waiting for Jack and Marc to come up with their new loading system hopefully soon.
  7. I have a 453 that I purchased used, owned for just a few months and I could no longer drive up the ramps because the clutch was burnt out. Luckily for me I was repaired under warranty. Granted, I have no idea how the car was treated before me but I for one prefer not to drive up anymore......
  8. As an old RV Tech I can tell you after doing MANY of these - yes those turns are in the retract position (well really 6 inches out - because that is where/how you remove and replace the roller tube). Just be careful, the topper is not as bad as the patio awnings, many DIY RVers have hurt themselves working on awnings in the fully extended position. Mark
  9. Incredible pics and work done - thank you for posting these. What is the reason for the angle iron in the hinge point? Sorry I must be a little slow….
  10. Steve, Thanks for sharing the pic - looks like a good crowd....one year we will make it.....
  11. Thanks for all the good suggestions.....will have to do something different.
  12. So got a question.....bought my used 453 Smart and had Marc & Jack put a great basic deck on....thought I could be like many others and drive up the little guy onto the deck. Well in a real short time, it would no longer "drive up", the clutch burned out. Luckily for me Smart replaced the clutch under warranty but was very clear in informing me "not to do this anymore". For all those with a 453 driving it up - have you had any problems? Do you smell the clutch at all when you load? And no, I don't sit on the ramps riding the throttle and emergency brake....I'm confused.... Mark
  13. Thanks for the info....it's just these are not true service manuals....I'm not sure what's going to happen in the future when the MB Dealers stop maintaining the Smart's and there is not detailed info out there??? I talked with the MB Dealer in Colorado they claim they are the only Smart Dealer in a 5 state radius, they have one mechanic and "when he leaves" we are done working on Smart's...... Mark
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