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Old 09-04-2015, 04:22 PM   #11
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I replaced all my incandescent bulbs with LEDs..much better. I thought FR was doing that now!

Hope the TP mounting location works out, we're still moving the floor stand model around as we use it!

I went with the TST flow-thru TPMS and am very happy with it.

Unrelated question...where does the bed go when the slide is in!?!?!?
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Old 09-04-2015, 05:14 PM   #12
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I think you have the 3051S... is that correct?

We mounted our TP holder on the wall to the left of the toilet (the wall with the door) and as I said we found wood straping (1x2?) inside the wall at pretty much just the right height. We used a stud finder and that's how we found it.
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Old 09-04-2015, 05:19 PM   #13
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Did you... or anyone... get a wheel simulator wrench with your coach?? I sure can't find one.

We had nice metal extended valve stems on all but one of our tires. Of course the missing one was a back/inside tire. I purchased a rubber screw on extension from an auto parts store so I could air it up.

All the tires were at 60 psi and the airbags at 10 psi after I picked up the coach. You'd think the dealer would AT LEAST set the tire pressure to the numbers on the door jam. But nooooooo.

We've set our airbags to 78 psi and tires 80/75 rear/front.
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Old 09-04-2015, 06:22 PM   #14
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I think you have the 3051S... is that correct?

We mounted our TP holder on the wall to the left of the toilet (the wall with the door) and as I said we found wood straping (1x2?) inside the wall at pretty much just the right height. We used a stud finder and that's how we found it.
If this question is for me, I have a 2451S (discontinued model) but the bath layout is the same as a 2701.
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Old 09-04-2015, 06:48 PM   #15
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If this question is for me, I have a 2451S (discontinued model) but the bath layout is the same as a 2701.
Sorry I was responding the OP -Sagecoachdriver - and his question of where to put the TP Holder. But I think I see now that he doesn't have a 3051S, after all.
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Old 09-04-2015, 07:55 PM   #16
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Day 5 Friday

Tried the driver side camera again. Didn't work, then later in afternoon it began working when I moved the MH to dump ( I tested all water systems tank and city ,the faucets and fittings then dumped and used black tank flush) All OK. Then later this afternoon I checked and No Signal again.

Thanks Cfritts for the battery info. Have to reset my Xantrex Battery monitor as I thought it was 220 ahr. Easy reset to 200ahr.

TP holder has been mounted on a piece of birch plywood temporarily and using 3M double stick industrial strength tape to attach to wall beside toilet on right side. Seems to be fine and may be able to just screw initiate the wall instead of using a black and 3m tape.

All my lights are the round LEDs except for the stove vent hood. Sure puts out a lot of heat and no light. Will change it out when we get back from maiden voyage next week.

Captain Skip, I wish I would have told the dealer not to install the water filter. We only drink bottled water like you.

Creativepart- I asked the salesman during the PDI where is the T wrench to remove the wheel simulators. He checked with service and they said they are push on type. Sure enough, I found the paper work for them in the driver's door cubby hole. I had to pull mine off the check and add air. Guess the factory puts in 60psi in tires and 10 psi in air bags. I now have 70psi in air bags and 80/75 rear/front.

We did manage to get towel racks in today. Hope to move the kitchen stuff over tomorrow and maybe try spending the night in the driveway. I have a 30 amp dedicate RV panel and water line right behind the MH in the driveway and a sewer cleanup at the end of the driveway out about 8 feet for dumping.

If anyone needs photos let me know. Finally figured out how to post them.
Have a great weekend and labor day.
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Old 09-04-2015, 08:14 PM   #17
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Sage, ain't it great trying to get to know your new MH. I see you are getting a lot of help on this thread. Only thing I can add at this point is the question about the range bulb. Ours burned out after the second trip. We pulled it and saw it was a 13watt. Went to ACE hardware and replaced it with an 18watt. They didn't have the 13 watt. Now we have plenty of light, but like you and others have said, they get hot right away. If this one goes out, I will replace it with an LED. Good luck on your up and coming trip. Ben
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Old 09-06-2015, 01:45 AM   #18
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Day 6

Finished moving everything out of the Winnebago and into the Forester.
Gave it a wax job and boy what a difference, lots of comments!

TP holder is temporarily on a board and was moved around. Only spot is on the left side. Will just remove from board and screw into wall. Tried to upload photo and can't??

Spent a few minutes watching the slide-out Youtube videos. My dinette only has the gear tracks on the bottom side. Couldn't find the control box, but did find a shaft coming out of the bottom with a cotter pin thru it. Is this used for manual in and out and how?

The other seems to be the Schwintek with the 2 gear tracks mounted on each side. This slide out is for the bed. The salesman says the control box is under the mattress behind the converter charger. Will check that out tomorrow morning.

Boy, it's tiring giving guided tours and very time consuming. The DW is loving it!


Did find USB changing stations on each side of the bed. That's a nice surprise!

Tomorrow I am loading some food and filling the water tank. Then it's off for a test drive with the DW and over to the scales.

Driver side mirror camera still has no signal.
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Here are photos, first is TP mounted on a board and using 3M tape to secure temporarily.

Second, is this the manual override for the dinette slide? Do you just pull the pin and push in the slide or use a racket?
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Day 7 Sunday-more surprises!! Got it weighed.

We finished moving everything over and I filled the fresh water tank. Took it for a drive to see how it was handling with an almost full load and get it weighed.
Handled fine and the scales showed her weight as
Steering axle 4420
Drive axle 8540
Total 12960

I know the E-450 is rated at 14,500 lbs but what is the front and rear axle ratings, are they front 5000 and rear 9600?

Also, based on the weight am I looking at 65psi front and 70 psi rear? Looked at Michellin's chart, but its for XPS Rib 225/75/16

Good news!!! When I disconnected the shoreline power and started the engine for the drive, the driver side mirror camera worked fine. Stopped and shut it off a few times at the scales moving it around and going into the office. Still worked every time. For some reason, it doesn't work with the shoreline hooked up or maybe the engine battery is low and it needs the alternator to run for a while for it to work?? Anyway, it's working while driving. I don't know what use the remote is good for.

Had the refrigerator running for the past 3 days and the temperature doesn't seem to get below 43 degrees. I did see the thermistor on the fins and the label saying colder. I moved it up to the coldest with not much change.
My Winnebago's Norcold would freeze the water bottles and the overnight temperature could drop to 28 in the fridge. Usually set it down from 5 to 3
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