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Old 09-29-2015, 06:23 AM   #1
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Mirada upgrades

We're negotiating for a Mirada 35B -and have asked for these upgrades:

Can Tastic fans to be installed in the three ceiling vents

Sat dish

Tankless hot water heater

Any feedback is appreciated from your experiences in making these type of changes.
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Old 10-01-2015, 09:57 PM   #2
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Don't do the tankless hot water tank, I've had one in a 2014 Jayco and traded for a reg. 6 gallon hot water tank in a Mirada
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Old 10-02-2015, 12:04 AM   #3
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I put a MaxxAir automatic fan in my 2013 Mirada 35DL in the living room. I love it. My unit did not come with one there so I was pleasantly surprised when I found that the wires were already there for a fan. I can't see swapping the ones in the bathrooms so I am leaving them alone.


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Old 10-18-2015, 01:30 PM   #4
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At least get the upgraded fan in the LR area. It is a FANtastic ha idea!
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Old 10-20-2015, 09:15 AM   #5
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Mirada upgrades

UPDATE-

We took delivery of our 2016 Mirada 35 BH yesterday.

A. King Quest is up and running. We only have one receiver feeding the coach. It can support 2 but that will require some additional set up. King was wonderful in telephone tech support for the set up.

B. We had the Progressive Industries EMS and Surge Guard's auto transfer switch installed.

C. 2 Fan Tastic fans with temp and rain seniors.

D. Girard tankless - we had one in our Jayco and it served us well. We upgraded to this because we never had any problems.

QUESTIONS:

Have any of you had an alignment done? Did FR pay for it? What settings did they apply?

Has anyone added swaybar (s) or Safe T Plus?

What tire pressures are you running?
The dealer insisted the 95PSI on the vehicle sticker was appropriate despite the MH being unloaded.

Our trip home was about 65 miles and driving required A LOT MORE WORK than should be necessary.

Taking the coach to check weight tomorrow.

Any advise is appreciated!
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Old 10-25-2015, 07:49 AM   #6
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Had our Miranda Pursuit front end alignment done right after picking it up. The coach wandered all over the road on the ride home. Toe was way off and they had to add a tapered wedge between the axle and springs. Forest River covered the alignment.

I added the Roadmaster steering stabilizer after the first six months and one trip from Buffalo, NY area to Florida and back. Made a huge difference going down the road.

Have played with the tire pressures and found the Ford sticker to be almost right on. On ours it is 82 psi front and rear. Had unit weighted at the FROG rally and found that I could use as low as 78-80 psi but they said to go no lower than the Ford recommend pressures. Lower made it feel like it was skating higher makes for a harder ride.
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Old 10-26-2015, 11:05 PM   #7
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Pick Up 35LS Thursday and considering some modifications

We pulled the trigger at a recent RV show here in Salem, Oregon. I had some reservations regarding Coachmen, based upon the RV forums, but less complaints in the last couple of years. We loved the floor plan. The only modification or add I insisted on as part of the sale was a rain sensor Fantastic Fan in the living area. I know the windows are double paned, but I dislike how they open and the inability to open very far, ergo the fantastic fan. No vent cover for the fan because I want it to open as far as possible. Also, no towel holders?!! I purchase what what I want, they install.

I have the 18 cubic foot residential fridge. The salesman told me that since we are not boondockers, the inverter and two 6V batteries should last 18 hours while running down the road between campsites or we can run the generator. If you have this rig, what has your experience been. I initially was going to have two additional 6V batteries installed in the compartment where the inverter sits (under the outside TV compartment), however decided to wait and see how the factory set up works.

I plan to buy a Dish tailgater next spring and will probably make it portable. Can anyone who owns this, or a similar rig advise as to whether I can operate the two inside and one outside tv off of one connection? It appears I can, but will be restricted to having the selected channel on all of the TVs.

Would also enjoy hearing about any modifications you have done to your Mirada that would make our RV experience more enjoyable. Thanks in advance for your feedback.
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Old 10-27-2015, 07:57 AM   #8
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First let me address the inverter with the refrigerator, it's my understanding that when the engine is running that it should be powering back to recharge the batteries on the inverter without having to run the generator.

we installed the new king quest mounted satellite dish on the roof. We also added the UC 1000 module to the connections in order to allow programming for DirecTV, Dish and I believe possibly Bell. if you go directly to Kings website you will see that they've narrowed it down from a half dozen different set of receiving dishes to just three basic models which makes the selection and they lowered the price point is compared to the competition.


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Old 10-27-2015, 07:59 AM   #9
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I hit the send button too quick: we also added two fantastic fans with the heat and rain sensors in the rear bath and the mid vent in the living room. we have the wind weather covers installed is part of the deal for the installation with the dealer. Also we changed out the 6 gallon hot water tank and edit the Gerard tankless for continuous hot water… Nice :-)

finally we added a transfer switch so that I'm going between generator and shore power there's not a need to move that plug in the back compartment



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Old 10-27-2015, 01:42 PM   #10
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