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Old 09-18-2016, 09:13 AM   #111
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OK, it's a little silly, but...

...I got the idea from another forum member (whose name escapes me - apologies) and liked it. With all the mods I've made to my Pursuit... and many more in the pipeline... it's more or less one of a kind. So I added this by the door beneath the model designation. A very limited edition! :-)
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Old 09-20-2016, 07:34 AM   #112
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Toad-ready... Finally!

Finally completed everything necessary to pull my toad. First outing will be a long local weekend (this weekend!) about 20 miles from home... that should make a good test run. My "toad rig" consists of:

1) 2015 Jeep Wrangler Sport w/auto trans
2) Mopar factory wiring harness
3) this necessitated running a "constant 12V" line to the 7-pin on the MH (see above post)
4) Blue Ox bracket
5) Ready Brute Elite tow bar with Ready Brake surge brake
5) ReadyStop emergency breakaway kit

Nothing really difficult about any of these installs, just a good bit of work and contorting this chunky old body in ways it's not used to contorting. Getting too old for this... stuff. But it all came together and I'm looking forward to taking it for a spin.
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Old 10-28-2016, 04:58 PM   #113
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Trip to Indiana

So...

As related above, my heat distribution issue (furnace in the back, much airflow to the bedroom - which roasted - and little airflow out front - which froze) prompted Nate to recommend a trip back to the factory for correction.

Last Sunday I made the 565 mile run from home (in York, PA) to the factory and settled down in their "campground" for the night... having an appointment with Bob Jewell first thing Monday morning. In addition to the heat issue I had a short punch list of warranty problems for them to address while I was there. As I settled in to the campground I was joined by a lady full-timer with a big honkin' Sportscoach diesel pusher that had a slide problem. She noticed a paint problem with my Pursuit that I hadn't seen - the paint on the driver's side that rolled up onto the roof was starting to peel. Something else for the list.

Bottom line - Bob was great. He took care of my heat (more on that in a bit) and warranty issues in two days (as opposed to the estimated three), leaving a day for the paint shop to correct my peeling paint (and fix a scrape on the passenger side front cap that happened when a wrong-way driver in a campground forced me into a line of trees and definitely wasn't a warranty issue). While there I was afforded a tour of Building 310 - the Class A plant, which was interesting and fun.

As for the heat... it's a lot better than it was, but given the design is less than great. Bob and his guys did what they could, and greatly increased the airflow out front, but it's still chilly out there (I had a 33 degree morning in the factory campground to check this out). A small ceramic heater up front improves things greatly - something I can live with. A better design would have placed the furnace amidships... you would think they would have known this would be an issue, but whatever. The design is what it is.

Everybody I met at the Middlebury facility was great - friendly, patient in answering questions, and truly customer focused. As has been mentioned elsewhere on this board, Bob is retiring at the end of the year (after 35 years he's earned it). He's leaving some very big shoes to fill.
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Old 12-04-2016, 03:27 PM   #114
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another Coachmen Pursuit 31BD - 2015

Hello Pashooter,

We recently purchased a NEW 2015 31BD from a dealer in NV, we live in Paradise, CA. We upgraded from an older 5th wheel and so far so good. Just got back from a trip to Yosemite and Pinnacles National Park...so far so good!

Love all the posts and mods you've made on yours...will continue to follow your comments here.

Thank you!
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Old 12-04-2016, 03:38 PM   #115
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Congrats designfly! We really do like our Pursuit, despite the minor issues (most of which are now resolved). When I have some time (which seems to be a scarce commodity lately) I plan to make some additional mods to further improve the heat distribution... and of course to "customize" the rig further! :-)

New 2015, eh? Interesting. Must have sat on the lot for a while. Enjoy yours and safe travels to you!
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Old 12-18-2016, 07:42 PM   #116
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One quick question for you...again we have the same exact rig.
Have you ever had a problem with #1 slide awning not fully retracting...so about 4" of awning gets stuck in the fold of the upper half of the slide?
Well I just did...!
Any thought on how to adjust or remedy this issue...other than bringing in to a service center...

Thanks and Happy Holidays!
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Old 12-18-2016, 10:14 PM   #117
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Have not had that happen on ours yet.
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Old 12-18-2016, 10:19 PM   #118
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thanks for reply!

any idea how to make pull up reel adjustments?
or a manual?
or who to contact!

Thanks much!

I will bet pashooter has an good annswer ;-0)

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Sorry to disappoint, but I haven't run into this problem either so haven't had the need to track down a solution.

It's still dark here, so I can't go out and look at mine... not even sure if this is the same type/brand, but I did find this on the web:

http://www.rvtechlibrary.com/exterior/AE_topper.pdf

If this is not the right type (doesn't look quite right, as ours has a pin that sticks out and hits a "landing pad" on the side of the coach - presumably some kind of brake to keep the topper from unrolling in the wind while traveling down the road) maybe a web search will find the correct instructions. Good luck, and let us know what you find.
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Old 12-28-2016, 11:48 AM   #120
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any idea how to make pull up reel adjustments?
or a manual?
or who to contact!

Thanks much!

I will bet pashooter has an good annswer ;-0)

I'll start by qualifying my response as being an assumption
that you are talking about a slide out cover and not an
awning. My 27KB uses the actual awning as a slide out cover.
The operation of an awning is different than a slide out cover.
Sooo, there is a spring inside the tube that provides the tension
for the cover to rewind. It is fastened to "plate" and there is a
bolt in the center to loosen the mechanism.
It is not that complicated but there is a proceedure you must
do which includes a cotter key to properly adjust the tension.
Too loose, you get sag (what you describe). Too tight and you can
negatively impact the operation of the slide out.
I suggest you try a youtube search for slide out cover replacement
videos. This should help you understand how and why. If it looks like
something you want to do while standing on ladder give it a shot. If
not, pay the man.


Edit: Found a good link; http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL4366C43348BEE410
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