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Old 05-13-2016, 01:33 PM   #101
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Exactly why I installed it. . Never know if you run out of on board propane then your out of luck.
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Old 05-16-2016, 11:15 AM   #102
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Since I finally got most of the basics working for our inaugural trip, I had some time to start working on a few improvements/modifications that I have in mind. The first was to get the bed ready. I found some unused indoor/outdoor carpet which I used to cover the unfinished plywood bed platform and then used a piece of small lumber to attach to the plywood for additional support and to create a attachment point so that I could use the inside platform as a support for the bed. Additionally, in the event that I need to access the fresh water tank or wiring it will keep it raised while I complete the work.

PS If you do this, just make sure that the placement of the additional support strip has enough clearance to allow the slide to operate without being stopped by the end of the bed box.
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Old 05-19-2016, 11:17 PM   #103
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Well finally got to putting some light tint on the cab windows. Just enough to cut the glare. . First pic is without and second after tint install. I don't know how good the pic actually shows the improvement. I also installed my new oxygenic shower head. Super easy mod for anyone. Even if your DIY challenged. Works great!

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Old 05-25-2016, 03:28 PM   #104
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Our new 2800 showed up at the dealership this morning! Since we weren't planning on going out this weekend we'll PDI it on next Wednesday. That will give the dealership time to handle all the folks in a rush for this weekend. Plus it will give them plenty of time to go through it and install the MaxxAir 7500K in the bedroom.

So two quick questions:

What air pressure are you running in the rear suspension?

What tire pressures are you running front and rear?

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Old 05-25-2016, 04:05 PM   #105
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I run 75psi in front tires and 80psi in the rears. . As for airbags I have run 65lbs in each. It drove so well I haven't experimented with any other lbs
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Old 05-26-2016, 01:31 PM   #106
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I run 75psi in front tires and 80psi in the rears. . As for airbags I have run 65lbs in each. It drove so well I haven't experimented with any other lbs
Thank you. I'll probably play with the air suspension a bit and see what it does for the ride and handling.
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Old 05-26-2016, 01:32 PM   #107
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Keep us up to date how you pdi goes. .
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Old 05-27-2016, 05:32 PM   #108
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x2 on tires, 50-60 lbs in airbags.
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Old 05-27-2016, 06:08 PM   #109
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Thanks for the air pressure info. Took a much closer look at our GTS this AM and it is going to need some exterior paint touch up. There is a 2-3 inch sagging paint run on the passenger fender and a nasty scratch on the rear cargo door and rear bumper. The good news is there is an excellent paint and body shop just up the street from our dealer. They touched up the delivery paint damage on our MBS and you couldn't even tell where it was redone.

The inside looks pretty good so far. We'll know more when we do the PDI on Wednesday. A couple changes will happen before then anyway. The plastic toilet it shipped with is being changed out for the Dometic 310. And the MaxxAir 7500 is being added to the bedroom. One weird thing, the Ultra Leather now looks dirty! Instead of just the plain tan color it now has some brown and black tones that make it look dirty. It is like that on all the ultra leather surfaces so it is intentional....

Couple things I noticed today; our outside grab bar is straight, parallel to the wall, instead of the curved style they were using. It is still clear plastic, with chrome mounts, so I should be able to light it with some LEDs. And the outside "porch" light is a small LED unit instead of a old school "porch" light like shown in the brochure. I like the new look, it is much cleaner, I just hope it is bright enough and that there is a yellow lens in all the "stuff" stashed in the fridge!

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Old 05-27-2016, 09:44 PM   #110
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My grab bar is straight and has the same led yellow porch light.
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