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Old 04-17-2015, 07:05 AM   #161
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Love ours

We were the same way when we saw our Apex 288bhs. We were hesitant on the length, towing with a Nissan Armada, but so far it has towed great. We have a blue ox swaypro 750 and couldn't be happier.
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Old 04-17-2015, 07:07 AM   #162
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Just wondering if your guys apex frame welds look like these also? Looks a tad porous to me but im sure fine. Im gonna run a bead of black dap across upper and lower outer sides just to keep them from rusting so quick.
Ours looks like that too
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Old 04-17-2015, 07:11 AM   #163
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Any 288bhs owners find/upgrade to a porcelain toilet that fits? We tried installing a Dometic 310 but I hit the wall and need about an inch from the back right corner.
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Old 04-17-2015, 11:02 AM   #164
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Ours looks like that too
Thanks.
As far as the toilet, never thought about upgrading the it!
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Old 04-17-2015, 02:50 PM   #165
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We were the same way when we saw our Apex 288bhs. We were hesitant on the length, towing with a Nissan Armada, but so far it has towed great. We have a blue ox swaypro 750 and couldn't be happier.

I assume you have the 9000# tow Armada? We purchased an Armada to tow our previous TT after Nissan told us they all had that capacity... Only to find out later that the SV trim is only 6500# tow.
The wife and I briefly talked about a full sized toilet... But our current mod list is longer than our bank account can support.
I'll be checking in on those welds this weekend.


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Old 04-17-2015, 04:28 PM   #166
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Picked it up this morning. Went through everything I could get to (easily) to make sure connections were tight.
First in the mod list is a surge protector and water filter. I'm thinking these. Feedback would be GREATLY appreciated.

Progressive Industries EMSLCHW30 Surge Protector https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0050EH004..._TPxmvb1MT9GZR

Camco 40043 TastePURE Water Filter with Flexible Hose Protector https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0006IX87S..._pRxmvb1JE8FME
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Old 04-17-2015, 05:33 PM   #167
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I too eventually want that surge protector you listed. I should prolly use a water filter but never have, im draining the water heater and flushing it after every trip.
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Picked it up this morning. Went through everything I could get to (easily) to make sure connections were tight.
First in the mod list is a surge protector and water filter. I'm thinking these. Feedback would be GREATLY appreciated.

Progressive Industries EMSLCHW30 Surge Protector https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0050EH004..._TPxmvb1MT9GZR

Camco 40043 TastePURE Water Filter with Flexible Hose Protector https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0006IX87S..._pRxmvb1JE8FME

I have the Progressive Industries 30amp portable. I think you'll find on these boards that the PI brand is the favorite by far. A very valuable asset, in my opinion. I see the advantage of the hard wired... And to do over again, I'd consider it. But I do like being able to see it cycle through all the systems checks before I plug in... And I really like being able to keep an eye the amperage draw at any given time (the wife does make fun of me for this).

That is the filter I use. You can also find them at Walmart, if they have an RV section. I screw on my regulator, then the filter, and then the hose. Works just fine. I figure we don't drink the campground water anyway, so the filter doesn't have to be overly advanced.


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I have the Progressive Industries 30amp portable.

Do you use one of their boxes to secure it? I worry too much about theft...

I'm actually in the fence about the portable. I'm an engineer and want to see the cycling too! Plus I'm not sure where I'd mount the fixed one.
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I'm also wanting to put up one of those swing in and out shower rods. They're heavy so I'm instead considering the bowed out kind that's fixed. I'm worried about the weight pulling it out of the exterior wall.

How should I attach either to the exterior wall?
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