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Old 04-28-2015, 06:42 PM   #11
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Redoing the back helped, plus we added 3 small blocks across the front (painted brown to blend in) to raise the front and it almost works, but not quite. Plus the wife has back problems too so still working on a solution. I wish you luck, we had looked but hadn't come across another one we liked. Always something about each one that we did not like. On our Tracer Air, we also redid the bed so now we have our own king size, about 72 by 78. Makes a world of difference from what they put in. Wish we had seen the Jayco 254 before we bought over the winter. The queen beds most have are really nothing but a full size. Oh well, nothing is perfect, have to modify something. Good luck !
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Old 05-03-2015, 09:25 PM   #12
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How was you 1st time out in the new camper?? Any luck with the couch?? We just got back from a week trip and think we have our couch usable now. We did not plan to use the bed part of the couch, so I ended up removing the black frame and white board that are part of the bed when opened up, put the back down in the rear groove as I mentioned earlier, PLUS what really helped was we took the couch seat apart and turn it 180 degrees and put the foot board on the other side, plus put 2" high density foam under the seats for support. Could send you some pictures when I get a chance if interested, had to really rearrange the parts plus eliminate the bed portion.
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Old 05-03-2015, 09:46 PM   #13
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Got back this afternoon. LOVED IT!! Despite my fears, my truck pulled the trailer like a champ through the mountains and we had the trailer loaded to its GVWR with gear, full water tanks, generator, tools, etc...

Anyway, we had mentioned the couch issue to the dealer and before we picked it up, they made some changes. For starters, they removed the plastic bumpers that were attached to the metal U shaped bar visible when you lift the couch cushion. They then put 10 or so self tapping screws through the square tube bar and into the wood below to stabilize the hinged rear cushion. After the family pretty much all bounced on it during our stay, it seems to have settled itself down and is nice and flat. I still plan to install some 1" rubber bumpers under the front edge for that extra little bit of upward tilt on the seat cushion.

All in all though, the trailer was great. We did, however, discover that one of the floor vents produces no heat whatsoever. I think its hose is pinched or torn somewhere in the underbelly. I exposed the furnace while camping and tried swapping hoses from the working floor register and there was no change in air flow so its definitely something with that tube. I'll be calling to make an appointment tomorrow and hope they are not too backed up, heading out again in 3 weeks to do it again.
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Old 05-04-2015, 09:33 AM   #14
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I have a 250 air and guarantee the hose is probably ripped. If you drop some of the undebelly you will see the front floor register hose gets smashed between the frame and underbelly. You will also see water lines and electric not secure all over. I actually straightened some of this out on mine. I also agree my couch is not the most comfy. The way it is built in limits options so I would love to see someone who solves this. I have been over this trailer with a fine tooth comb so if you have any questions let me know. I also have a bunch of mods done to it.
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Old 05-04-2015, 11:01 AM   #15
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I have a 250 air and guarantee the hose is probably ripped. If you drop some of the undebelly you will see the front floor register hose gets smashed between the frame and underbelly. You will also see water lines and electric not secure all over. I actually straightened some of this out on mine. I also agree my couch is not the most comfy. The way it is built in limits options so I would love to see someone who solves this. I have been over this trailer with a fine tooth comb so if you have any questions let me know. I also have a bunch of mods done to it.
Did you fix the vent hose yourself or have it taken care of by the dealer? I don't want to be without the trailer for long (camping again in three weeks). The underbelly is all one big piece and the "passenger side" of the trailer where the vent line is most likely damaged is also held up by the steel pipe gas line that runs beneath the trailer all the way to the rear bumper. Doesn't seem like simply unbolting the plastic belly will allow it to drop because of the fixed gas line?

Also, not sure if it's just mine, but the vent in the bathroom never gets warm, regardless of how long the furnace runs it just blows cool air. Doesn't seem like it's that far from the furnace that the air cools off that fast? Maybe it's not hooked to anything and the excess air pressure from the underbelly is coming up through it instead (maybe it's pinched or ripped underneath too)?

I'd love to know what mods you've done, next thing on my list is a ladder for the top bunk.
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Old 05-04-2015, 11:26 AM   #16
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Yes I fixed it myself. I dropped the gas line! It sucked but I had to get to some other things anyway. I assumed the vent you referred to was the one by the bed correct? My bath vent does get warm. They heat the underbelly by running two smaller tubes into the space and pumping heat in. Not the best since the underbelly is not sealed but oh well. I have thought about capping these at the furnance since we don't winter camp.

Like any TT they have small issues. I'm handy and can fix anything but it is annoying how fast they build these and take short cuts. Overall love the TT. Fits our family great.

Mods:
Removed spare tire and mounted undrneath trailer.BAL hide a spare
LED lights inside and outside.
New TV mount that articulates.
Maxxfann in main vent
Dual 6v batteries
Ez-flex suspension
Satelite radio
New outlets that have integrated usb charge ports
BAL lock arm stabilizers
DIY scissor jack foot pads
DIY hot water tank drain
Siphon 360 vent stack covers
Husky remote power tongue jack
Oxygenics shower head
DIY water filter mount to underside of TT
USB charge ports in kids bunks
Tailgater satelite, although don't use it much!
Weingard TV signal meter
Changed the bath vent cover to smoke color
Weingard Sensar IV TV antenna
Hardwired surge guard
Wireless backup camera
Stove cover
TPMS system

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Old 05-04-2015, 11:33 AM   #17
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Yes I fixed it myself. I dropped the gas line! It sucked but I had to get to some other things anyway. I assumed the vent you referred to was the one by the bed correct? My bath vent does get warm. They heat the underbelly by running two smaller tubes into the space and pumping heat in. Not the best since the underbelly is not sealed but oh well. I have thought about capping these at the furnance since we don't winter camp.

Like any TT they have small issues. I'm handy and can fix anything but it is annoying how fast they build these and take short cuts. Overall love the TT. Fits our family great.

Mods:
Removed spare tire and mounted undrneath trailer.BAL hide a spare
LED lights inside and outside.
New TV mount that articulates.
Maxxfann in main vent
Dual 6v batteries
Ez-flex suspension
Satelite radio
New outlets that have integrated usb charge ports
BAL lock arm stabilizers
DIY scissor jack foot pads
DIY hot water tank drain
Siphon 360 vent stack covers
Husky remote power tongue jack
Oxygenics shower head
DIY water filter mount to underside of TT
USB charge ports in kids bunks
Tailgater satelite, although don't use it much!
Weingard TV signal meter
Changed the bath vent cover to smoke color
Weingard Sensar IV TV antenna
Hardwired surge guard
Wireless backup camera
Stove cover
TPMS system

Best Mod
2014 Silverado 6.2L with its own list of mods!
Wow, you weren't kidding about the mods. I've done the LED conversion and eying the 6v battery upgrade soon. Curious about your DIY hot water tank drain, and what type of rv mount you changed to? Also, did you put a backup camera on the trailer itself or on your truck? I have the truck one but a trailer unit would be soo helpful when backing unto my storage spot it's quite narrow. Also, how did you get USB ports in the bunks, that's my chief complain that there are no power outlets in there like we saw on some of the other brands....
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Old 05-04-2015, 12:43 PM   #18
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Wow, you weren't kidding about the mods. I've done the LED conversion and eying the 6v battery upgrade soon. Curious about your DIY hot water tank drain, and what type of rv mount you changed to? Also, did you put a backup camera on the trailer itself or on your truck? I have the truck one but a trailer unit would be soo helpful when backing unto my storage spot it's quite narrow. Also, how did you get USB ports in the bunks, that's my chief complain that there are no power outlets in there like we saw on some of the other brands....
Hot water drain: I used a fitting same size as pug adapted to a residential 1/4 turn shutoff attached to braided water line. Simply turn valve to drain and then tuck hose up inside.

TV mount:
Master Mount Locking Cantilever Mount, Small - McNaughton 94139 - TV Accessories - Camping World

Wireless Camera: Check out my post
Wireless Backup Camera?

USB in Bunks: Took power from the light in bottom bunk. One in bottom and ran power up wall to top bunk. The actual combo AC/usb outlets can be had at home depot.

Leviton Decora 15 Amp Combination Duplex Receptacle and USB Charger - Black-R05-T5632-0BE - The Home Depot

https://www.bluesea.com/products/101...Charger_Socket
Cheap from China on Ebay.
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Old 05-04-2015, 02:06 PM   #19
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Hot water drain: I used a fitting same size as pug adapted to a residential 1/4 turn shutoff attached to braided water line. Simply turn valve to drain and then tuck hose up inside.

TV mount:
Master Mount Locking Cantilever Mount, Small - McNaughton 94139 - TV Accessories - Camping World

Wireless Camera: Check out my post
Wireless Backup Camera?

USB in Bunks: Took power from the light in bottom bunk. One in bottom and ran power up wall to top bunk. The actual combo AC/usb outlets can be had at home depot.

Leviton Decora 15 Amp Combination Duplex Receptacle and USB Charger - Black-R05-T5632-0BE - The Home Depot

https://www.bluesea.com/products/101...Charger_Socket
Cheap from China on Ebay.
I like that mount better than the one I have? Might have to buy that one
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I like that mount better than the one I have? Might have to buy that one
Works well and stays locked during travel.
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