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We've had a problem with the brake hoses failing on our trailer.  Well, it is 15 years old.  One hose developed a bubble (aneurism), which leaked.  Another rusted near the fitting where it connected to the caliper.  So, I bought a hand full of rubber lines to just replace the rest of them.  Today I crawled under the coach to make sure I had everything I'd need, and discovered I did not.  We need some shackles, bolts, bushings, rubber spring blocks (Mor-Ryde suspension), and perhaps shocks.  Hmmmm.......  I could do this myself, but my aching bones say to tote it to the trailer repair guy and concentrate on other tasks.

So, how many of you would dive in and do this yourself, v. how many would chicken out, the way I did?

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Dropped it off this morning.  It'll get the mentioned brake hoses, new wheel bearings, shackle bushings, a hand full of shackles, 4 new Mor-Ryde rubber shock blocks........$$$$$$  But, it'll be done right.  We've owned this trailer about 7-8 years and the only thing I've done to the running gear is adjust a couple wheel bearings, until recently.  Time for an overhaul.

Meanwhile, I have the truck in the shop for some small projects..  Side turn signals, a bike rack between the cab and the car, mount hood mirrors,  find where water is getting my bed sub frame and seal it, put drawers in my tool cabinet, etc.

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rickeleio, your signature says you are "young enough to play in the dirt", rolling around under your trailer on a creeper should be a cakewalk with an air hose, impact wrench and someone to hand you tools and beer as needed.☺️

 

 

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1 hour ago, Ray,IN said:

rickeleio, your signature says you are "young enough to play in the dirt", rolling around under your trailer on a creeper should be a cakewalk with an air hose, impact wrench and someone to hand you tools and beer as needed.☺️

Yes, but while I'm young enough to play in the dirt, that doesn't mean it isn't getting harder to get up off the concrete.

I took the trailer to a trusted trailer repair shop, and he confirmed that many parts are worn to the point of just replacing them, since they'll be out anyway.  He's about 25 years younger than I......

Speaking of signatures, did you know that quote in yours is plagiarized?  Political speeches often are..

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23 hours ago, rickeieio said:

Yes, but while I'm young enough to play in the dirt, that doesn't mean it isn't getting harder to get up off the concrete.

I took the trailer to a trusted trailer repair shop, and he confirmed that many parts are worn to the point of just replacing them, since they'll be out anyway.  He's about 25 years younger than I......

Speaking of signatures, did you know that quote in yours is plagiarized?  Political speeches often are..

What is plagiarized? By whom?? That is a copy N paste from a famous quotes website. BTW It was not a political speech it was John Kennedy's inauguration address.

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1 hour ago, Ray,IN said:

What is plagiarized? By whom?? That is a copy N paste from a famous quotes website. BTW It was not a political speech it was John Kennedy's inauguration address.

Plagiarism is passing off someone else's work as one's own.  The quotation in Ray, IN's signature is given with quotes, attribution and a date.  Not the slightest hint of plagiarism.

Now if Ray had written "Just like I have always said, ask not what one's country can do for you....." now that would be plagiarism!  😀

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5 hours ago, rickeieio said:

My reference to plagiarism is that Kennedy "borrowed" that line from one of his college professors.  I wasn't implying that Ray had engaged in plagiarism.

And the college professor borrowed it as well since it was originally said much, much earlier. "Ask not what your country can do for you, but rather what you can do for your country." ~ Marcus Tullius Cicero, 63 B.C.

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3 hours ago, Chalkie said:

And the college professor borrowed it as well since it was originally said much, much earlier. "Ask not what your country can do for you, but rather what you can do for your country." ~ Marcus Tullius Cicero, 63 B.C.

And Cicero got it from Cro-Magnon man who said "Grunt, grunt...grunt-grunt grunt".

Anything anybody says has been said before, like deja vu all over again.

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13 hours ago, rickeieio said:

My reference to plagiarism is that Kennedy "borrowed" that line from one of his college professors.  I wasn't implying that Ray had engaged in plagiarism.

I've always said I learn something every day I  visit RVing forums, today is no different. I never knew that Kennedy borrowed that line.

And to think this began with me kidding you about working under your trailer on a creeper.

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