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Old 04-26-2013, 10:42 AM   #1
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Bought an XLR 27HFS last weekend! Now the Questions

Well I broke down and bought a 2013 XLR 27HFS a week ago. Now I have a few questions:

1. Mine didn't come with a ladder, that I have found. What do you guys use/buy? I had the 2 rear electric beds added, and have no way to get up on upper bed.
2. Is there a way to remount the rear beds to get them closer to the roof? Now mine are about 6ft off the floor of the garage at the highest position.
3. When I plug in my satellite to the outside coax, will it distribute the signal to all tv coax within the camper, or just the one in the living room area? If just the living room area is there a way to send it out to all the rest?

That is it for now. I want to say thanks to everyone on here that answered my questions. Attached is a picture, I had already removed the equalizer hitch and just have the trailer hanging on the truck that is why it is sitting so low in the back.
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Old 04-26-2013, 11:21 AM   #2
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Be sure to get roof covers for your vents. Not sure on beds. Mine was ordered with only one in the back.
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Old 04-26-2013, 11:26 AM   #3
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1. Mine didn't come with a ladder, that I have found. What do you guys use/buy? I had the 2 rear electric beds added, and have no way to get up on upper bed.
There are lots of aftermarket bed ladders available. Which reminds me, I need to get something for our bunkhouse...
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Old 04-26-2013, 11:38 AM   #4
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Be sure to get roof covers for your vents. Not sure on beds. Mine was ordered with only one in the back.
What roof vents need covers?

The ones in the garage and bathroom with built in fans have the crank up covers.
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Old 04-26-2013, 11:46 AM   #5
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What roof vents need covers?

The ones in the garage and bathroom with built in fans have the crank up covers.
Covers over the covers. Seems obvious, right?

If you put a vent cover over your crank up covers, you can open them up even when it's raining and no rain is supposed to get it (I've never been brave enough to try it!).
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Covers over the covers. Seems obvious, right?

If you put a vent cover over your crank up covers, you can open them up even when it's raining and no rain is supposed to get it (I've never been brave enough to try it!).
Now I understand what you mean. I am going to have to look into those.

How sturdy is the roof to walk on? I know it doesn't come with a ladder to access the roof, so I was wondering if it is okay to walk on the roof.
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Old 04-26-2013, 11:55 AM   #7
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How sturdy is the roof to walk on? I know it doesn't come with a ladder to access the roof, so I was wondering if it is okay to walk on the roof.
That, I have no clue about... I thought the rule of thumb as:
- if it has a ladder, it's safe to walk on the roof
- if it doesn't, the roof isn't designed for it

BUT- I'm guessing with that and hopefully someone else will come along and chime in.

I know that when most RVs are built - there are all sorts of workers walking around installing and building.
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everything i have read indicates the roof is fine to walk on, but it's not designed for multiple people. Will want to get up there every 6 months to spray some roof treatment
Mine came with a ladder to get to the 2nd bunk.
Actually removing the lower bunk if anyone wants one for cheap (see classifieds)
Hoping the signal gets distributed to all 3 jacks, will find out soon as well.

all new to me as well, just what i have read as like you, i just bought an xlr27hfs too!
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Melk-man what type of roof treatment do you use every 6 months?
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Melk-man what type of roof treatment do you use every 6 months?
Thanks,
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i will let ya know in a few months i just got mine, and the seller took delivery brand new in Jan 2013. Hopefully someone with some experience will post the info. I have a bottle of some stuff the seller gave me, i will take a photo of it this weekend.
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