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Old 03-25-2012, 10:13 PM   #11
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Another thought:

If you want to go the extra mile with checking their work, re-torque the L-Brackets to 65-75lbs, link plates to 50-70lbs.

Finally, make sure the link plates are flat against the frame.
Good point -- I forgot to put a wrench on all the bolts.

Funny you mention the link plates being flat -- one of them is slightly bowed, likely from the technician overtightening the bolts.
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Old 03-25-2012, 10:16 PM   #12
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to the OP - your measurements look pretty good - I suspect that when the hitch was installed it was without any of your gear or water so you would have most likely had to adjust it again - in which this case you did and did a good job I might add
Actually I didn't adjust it all, but I DO have more stuff in the front of the trailer now than when the hitch was installed. When it was installed, it appeared that it was distributing too much weight to the front of the truck. Now, with the additional weight in the trailer from me loading stuff into it, it appears to be right on. I consider myself lucky, cuz I really didn't want to start playing with washers and plate height adjustments.
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Old 03-25-2012, 10:19 PM   #13
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Thats a good idea

to the OP - I suggest getting Max Air II Vents for the air vents so you can keep them open when it rains - you'll be glad u did - my 2306 has them and I keep the vents open all the time without issue
Guess what I did for two hours today -- installed two Camping World brand vent covers! For $20 each I couldn't resist.

Bit of a snag installing one over the Fantastic Vent in my bathroom. The holes for mounting the vent cover brackets to the vent surround weren't accessible from the roof of the trailer. So, I had to drop the fan down from inside the bathroom in order to gain access to the hole locations. Once that was done the rest of the job was a cinch. How did you install your cover over your bathroom vent?
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Old 03-25-2012, 10:26 PM   #14
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Guess what I did for two hours today -- installed two Camping World brand vent covers! For $20 each I couldn't resist.

Bit of a snag installing one over the Fantastic Vent in my bathroom. The holes for mounting the vent cover brackets to the vent surround weren't accessible from the roof of the trailer. So, I had to drop the fan down from inside the bathroom in order to gain access to the hole locations. Once that was done the rest of the job was a cinch. How did you install your cover over your bathroom vent?
the Max Air's have a latch that allows you to flip them up to get access to install and be able to clean inside of them as well

When I purchased my trailer I paid the $75 a vent to just have the dealer install them so if anything ever happened to them they would warranty them
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Old 03-25-2012, 10:53 PM   #15
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the Max Air's have a latch that allows you to flip them up to get access to install and be able to clean inside of them as well

When I purchased my trailer I paid the $75 a vent to just have the dealer install them so if anything ever happened to them they would warranty them
I considered the benefits of the hinged mount on the MaxxAir, but honestly the basic vent cover comes off in literally one minute -- four easy nuts is all it takes. Definitely worth saving the ~$30 per cover for me...

I wonder if your dealer had to take a similar approach I did, with lowering the fan to access the vent surround. I'll take some pics next time I'm in my trailer so folks can see what I mean.
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I considered the benefits of the hinged mount on the MaxxAir, but honestly the basic vent cover comes off in literally one minute -- four easy nuts is all it takes. Definitely worth saving the ~$30 per cover for me...

I wonder if your dealer had to take a similar approach I did, with lowering the fan to access the vent surround. I'll take some pics next time I'm in my trailer so folks can see what I mean.
I am unsure if they did or not cause they were installed when I took delivery. Seems straight forward of an install though.

Did you go with a Fan in front as well?
I have the fan in the bathroom and the standard vent in front
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Did you go with a Fan in front as well?
I have the fan in the bathroom and the standard vent in front
No, I put a basic cover over the fan vent in the bathroom. I'd read that many people have used a basic cover (vs one made for fans) and still get good airflow. Seemed pretty good to me when I checked mine...
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