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Old 01-24-2015, 08:46 PM   #1
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In "PURSUIT" of happiness

I now know that there at least a few Pursuit owners out there. Ours is a 2014 and bought new in Sept. 14 just after the 15's arrived.

Hoping to start a general thread that would cover repair issues and or upgrades.

So far, I have added:
-Bluetooth surround speakers over the sofa (mostly for itunes / pandora)
-A fire safe behind the bedroom TV
-LED lights overhead (in process) gonna go solar one day
-2" steel roller welded under the hitch (I live on a hill )
-A bracket that holds my Ipad / GPS - bolted on the center console

I have but haven't yet installed:
- An LED set of fog lights (going right behind the rear tires so I can back up at night.
- A small bluetooth surround sound speakers for viewing TV outside
- Out door TV (still debating this vs. a bluetooth projector)
-Waste master cam lock sewer hose

Need:
- a small riser for the bathroom echo chamber (commode) we're not 6'10"


Curious about:
-A better use of the space of the corkboard/whiteboard.

Later, would like:
-Upgrade screen door to a storm door using lexan.


I would really like to know what others have done or are doing as well.
Hope to hear all about your Pursuit of Happiness. ( I need to find a good snoopie sticker and put it on the back window)
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Old 01-24-2015, 09:26 PM   #2
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I have not done anything, lol, but want to first do the safe t plus, and I would also like to do the track bar in the rear, would like to do the solar, the safe sounds interesting, would also like to do a demand water heater, time will tell, I am ready to get her loaded and take off, wife is going to have to drop some hours at work, I hate that she works, but she has to get away from the oldman who is home all the time, lol
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Old 01-24-2015, 11:06 PM   #3
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Funny that you mention the communications center (cork/white board). The 27KB does not have one. Contrary to the brochure verbage of course. I asked but Coachmen declined to provide one. Lack of room was cited. I found a nice one at Staples that will fit above the entry peninsula. 12w x 24h is a good size. I find it useful for floaters, campground info and POI's along our route.
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Old 01-25-2015, 12:16 AM   #4
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Talking Upgrading

27KB Upgrade List
OK, Ill start from the front...
1. Removed Coachmen from the windshield. Got tired of dirty water running down the windshield after debugging. and it looked like cheap, low end advertising.
2. TPMS Monitor top of lower front drivers side window.
3. Two additional folding cupholders next to OEM's.
4. Center Console with cavernous locking storage and more cupholders and holder for glasses.
5. Helwig Adjustable Sway Bar links for CHF adjustment. Tried it without them and got some clunking.
6. SafeTPlus Steering stabilizer.
7. Lined all shelves, cabinets and drawers with non slip rubber.
8. LEDs in 1st row of ceiling lights for night light.
9. Starlight 1000 led porch light.
10. Fresh air intake for Genset
11. Heat shield enclosure for Genset.
12. Surge protector on TV.
13. Surge protector on microwave.
14. Progressive hardwired PMS with surge protection.
15. Paper towel holder.
16. 2 towel bars in bathroom. Door and above commode.
17. Cabinet catches for all drawers.
18. 3 hooks in shower.
19. Oxygenics showerhead.
20. Reversed shower faucet to up is on operation.
21. Travel latch on pantry.
22. Towel bar on inside bedroom door.
23. Screens on fridge vents.
24. 120v Electric water heater element with dual circuits and interior switch. Why burn your propane when you are paying for electric?
25. Bug screen for water heater.
26. Fire & Waterproof Safe
27. Bug screen for furnace.
28. Bedroom window blackout plugs.
29. TigerTrak panhard bar.
30. Surge protector for TV.
31. Serta memory foam mattress.
32. Rear window blackout roller shade.
33. Bumper tube caps with bug screens.
34. Falcon 2 MH mounted Tow Bar.

Oops,
Forgot these:
35. Dark Tint on top of front side windows.
36. Replaced tables with 18" round hardwood cafe tables.

Planned:
5 Star Tuner
Replace sofa with theatre seating.
CD/DVD player W/Radio
Removal of Pete and advertising decals.
4 AGM Batteries
1000w inverter
Zamp solar 150W with controller.
MCD Full windshield sun visor
and roller shades.
Jack fixed antenna.
Commode sprayer.
Electric dump valves.
Communications Center
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Old 01-25-2015, 07:18 AM   #5
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Duckogram,

Thanks for all the details and some good ideas.

I also want to make some kind of extension on the rear/passenger side bumper cap. Idea to unscrew an extension that would make me walk around the slide instead of into the slide.

Hammer take note. It is amazing how many times I have been looking at the ground or looking at something in my hands while setting up the RV while rounding the corner only to meet the edge of the slide. OUCH!
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I have to take it slow, since I was hurt on the job and had to retire, I have to have a lot of the upgrades done by a shop where crawling around under stuff is required, really sucks where I use to everything myself now having to have someone else do it, just takes more time and money
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Old 01-25-2015, 09:56 AM   #7
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The good news is that the Pursuit already has the important things already in place.
Auto leveling jacks and automatic steps etc. was important to us.

Speakers and solar panels are options that can be done if or when you want.
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you all have been quite busy improving your 27kb.

we are looking to buy 1st mh and this model is on the list
(along with thor windsport 27k and winnebago vista 27n).

what helped your decision on getting the 27kb?
all of these improvements you did (e.g. sway bar, 5-star tune, etc) were those
"necessary" to the make ride/quality good or simply upgrades to a good mh?

love your impression in helping my decision. also, what kind of mpg does it get?
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liked the new winne, but it was quite a bit more, so for the price I went with the pursuit, I am cheap

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you all have been quite busy improving your 27kb.

we are looking to buy 1st mh and this model is on the list
(along with thor windsport 27k and winnebago vista 27n).

what helped your decision on getting the 27kb?
all of these improvements you did (e.g. sway bar, 5-star tune, etc) were those
"necessary" to the make ride/quality good or simply upgrades to a good mh?

love your impression in helping my decision. also, what kind of mpg does it get?
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Duckogram,

Thanks for all the details and some good ideas.

I also want to make some kind of extension on the rear/passenger side bumper cap. Idea to unscrew an extension that would make me walk around the slide instead of into the slide.

Hammer take note. It is amazing how many times I have been looking at the ground or looking at something in my hands while setting up the RV while rounding the corner only to meet the edge of the slide. OUCH!
A very inexpensive fix for the slides is to get a swimming pool Noodle and slice it down one side then Cut it to whatever length you want. They come in various florescent colors and if you have you head down and don't see the edge of the slide it will be soft when you bump into it. Works great especially on 5th wheels where you can skin the top of your head on the bedroom slide.
Mel
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