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Old 02-22-2014, 09:37 AM   #21
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Ouch! Sorry to hear you are out of commission for a bit! That's a heck of a way to avoid shoveling snow. Hope you mend well and no surgery is needed!

You are correct - seems the first few years of ownership are discovering how to use the camper and personalities to specific user comfort needs.

My list isn't too long for DH to do when he's up for it. I bought the parts so things are ready whenever he is. I've asked him to install a 12v/usb combo outlet, add a pole holder on the frame for the portable tilting solar panels (this way I won't have to carry the tripod stand), and I'd like him to replace one of the interior storage doors. Our door lock was one of the ones that Faster recalled, so I need to change the cylinder with the new one they sent.

You take care & don't spend too much $$ shopping online for camper stuff while you heal!


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Old 02-22-2014, 09:44 AM   #22
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already had the surgery, about 6hrs after the accident.. im in rehab now, getting discharged in a few days- i have a good attitude about the whole thing so rehab hasnt been too much of an obstacle. just cant drive or put weight on my bad leg for 3 months. haha.

the 12V USB outlets are great, im sure you saw in my thread about mods we;ve made the type we used - marine-type.. one of the better mods i think since we all seem to need to charge phones and other USB devices everywhere we go now a days.

my wife has talked about solar but around here, if we have a no hookups site, its likely to be shady or heavily forested, not many open spaces around us, lots of trees so solar may not be the most practical for us. we are both still working too so we tend to take a lot of long weekend trips (2 nights) instead of longer trips so battery conservation is not the same issue it is for many others.

the LED light strip mod hamguy and I both made is great - i added the micro dimmer switch to mine and we hardly use the ceiling lights anymore.

you should be able to camp in a few more months.

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Old 02-23-2014, 02:13 PM   #23
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i have not looked and my unit is in storage, but is there an easy way to get the coax line from where it is now under the microwave to say, beneath the bench on the other side of the door?
Disconnect the cable from the face plate and tie a string onto it . Unscrew the cover to the Coolcat and the coax will pull right on through back to the Cool cat area. From there you can put in a splitter and run the new cable forward through the service side bench seat and return to old one back to the original position. Drill a small hole in each bench for the coax to pass and run it along the front wall in a Wiremold or similar. It could be very clean install.

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Old 02-23-2014, 09:40 PM   #24
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thanks. that was my thinking as well..
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Old 03-28-2014, 02:34 PM   #25
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We had the auto satellite finding some type for our Dish network in our old living quarters horse trailer I use now with our little Flagstaff A frame. Had to set the receiver to the Winegard, pain in the butt, and just got that going and now receiver is officially outdated! Called Dish and qualified for ALL NEW RECEIVERS AND ONE IS A HOPPER, will get that done Monday. Don't let Dish mess with you on where the receivers are used. They don't need to know as they'll want to stick toy with a separate bill. This had worked well for years. Have one at the lake, three at home and one in camper.

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