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12 Volt DC Charging System Setup

Following up to the solar charging unit I installed on my Starcraft pop-up camper, I thought it would be wise to add a similar system to the Sundowner. In hindsight, 50% of the sites we visited last year did not have power in the horse area, it was a good idea....

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Suspension Upgrade on Norris

One of the items on Norris that was about due for replacement based on both feel and online discussion was the shocks. One recent weekend I decided it was time for the suspension upgrade. I spent most of the winter months looking at various Rancho and Bilstein. When it came down to ordering, it was 50/50 on the two brands based on comments. ...

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Ball Joint Replacement On A 2005 F-350

[vc_row][vc_column][rev_slider_vc alias="truck-norris"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]One of the points of concern on Norris when we purchased it, was ball joint replacement.  The inspection showed they were worn, which was causing some cupping of the front tires and vibration in steering.  It actually turned out to be the primary cause of the road noise, and secondary cause of the rough ride. After doing a bit of checking online with various sources, I decided on picking up some Moog ball joints.  I...

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