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Old 09-04-2015, 03:12 AM   #1
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Day 3 with our new Forester, lots of questions?

Anyone know what these are: photo at bottom

Noticed that the range vent light is not very bright and totally useless.

The range hood vent didn't vent to outside and I had to work to get it free. Like paint over. Do you leave it open all the time or close it after use?

Pulled out house batteries to install my Xantrex Battery Monitor shunt. Notice there was no Brand label or anything on it what so ever. Wonder who made it, any guarantee?

Tried to check tire pressure and found the valve extension made it impossible. I had a set I took off my Winnebago and replaced them. It was the only way to get air in them. All tires were 50-60 lbs and the air bags were 30. All aired up now.

Still trying to figure out where to put the TP in the bathroom. DW bought a stand, but it was too big and the lid hits the TP. We are either going to use 3M tape and mount it on the shower door or on the wall. Question about the wall, it's the drivers side wall not an interior wall. Will normal screws work and do I need to worry about hitting an aluminum wall stud?

I am sanitizing the fresh water system. I would normally just drain the tank and water heater. Then begin filling, adding in 1 ounce of bleach per 8 gallons and once filled run all the faucets for a minute or two. Then let it sitting for 6 hours and later drain the tank. Then add fresh water and run all the faucets.
Question, does the water filter take out the chlorine and make is useless to flush the lines? Does the chlorine ruin the filter?

That's it for today, more tomorrow I'm sure

Oh, driver side mirror camera still out. works very intermittently.
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Old 09-04-2015, 05:06 AM   #2
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If the water filter contains activated charcoal or carbon it will remove the chlorine. Most filters included with new units do. Their description includes "taste and odor removal". You won't necessarily ruin the filter because they have capacities. It is best to bypass or remove the cartridge before sanitizing your system.

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Old 09-04-2015, 06:33 AM   #3
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On the 2 Wildcats MAXX trailers I've purchased in the past couple of years, the vent bulb was defective (burnt out). They put out a weak illumination but were useless. Replace the bulb and the vent light will be useful. I have no idea why they are defective from the factory, perhaps the vent manufacturer uses cheap bulbs from you know where!

PS- it's hard to tell how big the items are in your picture or what they are made of. We have two similar looking pieces made of plastic that holds the frig door open an inch or so while in storage. Perhaps that's what you have there, can't tell for sure.
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Old 09-04-2015, 10:27 AM   #4
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You should have a vent that closes on the exterior for the range hood. Mine has 2 snap shut connectors that flip open to open the vent cover. When turning on the range hood the force of the air holds the flap open. Just remember to snap it shut before hitting the road.

We've got a 2301 so I don't know how our bathroom setup compares to yours, but we found the best spot for the piano roll holder was just to the right and below the toilet mounted on the wall. It's out of the way but still easy to reach.

I didn't even bother using the water filter. We don't drink any of the water in the storage tank or from the campground water hookups so I'm not worried about filtering it. We buy bottled water for drinking. Not using the filter will save you some money too as they're not cheap!
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Old 09-04-2015, 11:02 AM   #5
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Thanks for the replies.
The things in the photo are thin metal about 2-3 inches long. Not for the fridge, I have the blue things for that. Thought maybe to remove radio?

Going to mount TP holder to wall beside toilet today. Just hope I don't hit anything in wall.

Dealer installed filter priorr to PDI. Now just wondering how to sanitize the lines. Poured bleach and filled tank late last night and ran some thru line. Left over night and just drained. Takes forever to drain.

That range hood bulb gets very hot in seconds. May swap it out for a bayonet type and use a LED. That bulb must be a halogen.

Thanks for the info on the vent. So close when traveling and open at CG.
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Old 09-04-2015, 11:05 AM   #6
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Foe my vent light I installed an LED made a big difference. Later RJD
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The tabs are indeed to remove the head unit (radio).
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Old 09-04-2015, 11:22 AM   #8
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Thanks for the quick replies.

I wonder what the Ahr is on the batteries? I know they are group 27. Again, brand unknown.

Probably going to install the adjustable thermostat in the water heater. Getting 145 degrees currently. I was getting 155 degrees in the Winnebago. Replace it with the adjustable and got it down to 117 degrees. It's just the DW and I and we've never run out of hot water with that lower temperature.

we are getting there moving everything over. Once done, I will take the MH out for a spin and see how it handles and stop by the scales to see what going on weight wise.
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There was recently another inquiry about the tp holder. I found at a large home improvement store a bracket that goes over the edge of a drawer or door that holds the toilet paper. I added a little extra padding to it to make sure it did not mar the wood. Have used for 4 years now, works great. Similar hooks (and they are nice metal) can be found for hanging dish towels etc.
Our old incandescent bulb in the range hood was also useless, and got so hot it melted the cheap plastic over it. We were at the rally at Goshen and replaced bulb with a LED purchased at a vendor there. No need to change socket, it fit right in. What a difference!!! And not hot!!! Also replaced the over sink bulbs and 1 of the bathroom mirror bulbs with LED. Can actually see now! Will do more down the line.
Enjoy your new camper. Oh, we use water from lots of places...drink bottled while driving but use campground water when we are hooked up anywhere. Never a problem.
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Old 09-04-2015, 04:05 PM   #10
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Battery - was told by FR they are NC-27, MCA 730, RC160, AMP/Hour 100

They are Exide brand, marine, dual purpose batteries. I googled and printed out the information from the Exide site.
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