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Old 01-05-2016, 06:33 PM   #61
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Found one Crack on ours a few weeks ago. Sealed it for now. Will have them check it out in a few weeks when I drop it off for the bedroom slide repairs. Nate and Bob have been great so far.
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Old 01-05-2016, 10:15 PM   #62
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That looks bad. My skylight appears to be slightly different. Good luck with the repair.
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Old 01-19-2016, 12:12 AM   #63
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Pashooter, you do good work. When can I bring my coach over for some of those nice mods? 😀 Kidding, of course, but it looks like a dealer would have to struggle to do better it than you, if that is possible. Congratulation. Enjoy.
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Old 01-19-2016, 07:04 AM   #64
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Thanks AbdRahim... home improvement projects have always been a hobby of mine, and I get a lot of satisfaction from a job done right (or at least to my liking!). So now that focus is directed toward my new "home on wheels." Too cold out for more projects until the Spring thaw, so this weekend I ran it back to the dealer for some needed warranty work. He's equipped to work on it inside while I am not!
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Old 04-19-2016, 07:59 AM   #65
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Quickie Plumbing Mod

Well... finally got my rig back from the dealer where it sat from January until this past weekend to get the cracked skylight replaced. Had a few other minor things taken care of while it was there - all of which were done to my complete satisfaction. What took so long? Well... on the way up to the dealer in January my backup & sideview cameras quit... so I added those to the list. Got a call 6 weeks ago it was all ready to pick up and when I went to get it (1 1/2 hour drive each way) - the cameras still didn't work. !@#$%^&*

Long story (somewhat) short(er) - it was an intermittent problem and when they pulled my MH into the shop for the other work the cameras were fine. Only when I came to pick it up did they quit working - again. Turned out to be the multiplexer unit (a separate part from the display head itself) and once they replaced that the problem cleared up. The young lady in the service department really went the extra mile to get the rig back to me before my first outing this coming weekend... to include having the needed part overnighted to the dealer and having it installed Saturday morning.

So - speaking of my first outing... this weekend's job was sanitizing the water system in advance of our first foray. The idea of standing on a ladder outside the rig with a hose and a funnel to get bleach solution into the fresh water tank sounded like a bit of a PITA, so I devised a better way. The water tank sits on the floor under the bed in my 31BD. The red (why? it's not hot water... must've been what was handy that day on the factory floor) pipe is the feed from the fresh water fill on the outside wall. I inserted a 'T' into the line with a plug on top. Lift up the bed, remove the plug, and just pour my gallon jug of water with 1 cup of bleach added directly into the tank. Replace plug and fill the tank the rest of the way with the hose using the standard connection. Presto - sanitized! :-)
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Old 04-19-2016, 05:55 PM   #66
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I sanitized my tank yesterday. Forgot and put the filter in before sanitizing, so filter has some chlorine in it. When ?I realized I quickly, pulled the filter out rinsed with lots of water, then ran more water through it after the bleach was out of the system. Tasted water from fresh water tank after the procedure. Yum. Better than home, and no chlorine taste. Pheww!!!
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Old 04-19-2016, 09:26 PM   #67
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You might consider connecting fill hose to regular outside MH connection, pour bleach in the fill hose, connect to water supply bib, and turn on water. No jug or inside water to spill and no lifting the bed access.
I just use a measuring cup to pour bleach in the hose.
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Old 04-26-2016, 03:24 AM   #68
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Just got back from our maiden voyage - a four day, three night long weekend at a local campground. Met up with some old friends, a pile of their "camping buddies" and had a great time. Had just two minor issues - which I call a win. First was a problem with the Atwood LP-only water heater, detailed here:

Atwood LP-only WH problem found & fixed

The other problem showed up while I was taking my shower on the last morning of the trip. The gray water gauge was reading 2/3 full so I figured I had enough remaining capacity to take a shower before dumping all tanks and hitting the road. Shortly after starting my shower the shower pan started filling up with water. I quickly rinsed off and shut down... and the gauge was still reading 2/3!

Pulled the handle on the dump valve and the shower drained fine. So... I suspect a broken wire or loose connection somewhere between the tank electrode and the gauge electronics. I can see the electrodes on the tank and everything looks fine on that end. Something to troubleshoot... but the good news is no water ended up where it shouldn't have.

Couple of other small things:

1) Had a couple of chilly nights and ran the furnace. I pretty much expected this, but with the furnace in the rear under the bedroom there's a lot of airflow into the bedroom and not so much towards the front of the coach, making for a pretty big temperature difference... bedroom gets hot, living area stays pretty cool. I'm going to replace the vents under the bed with ones with dampers so I can choke off the airflow back there, hopefully pushing more heated air up front. I also have a small quartz heater (which I forgot to bring) to place up front which should help.

2) Water flow at the kitchen faucet is really anemic. I haven't pulled the aerator to check it for debris yet - not sure how to do that since it's a gooseneck faucet with the pull out sprayer in the head, and it doesn't have a conventional screw-on aerator. But I'm sure there's a way to access it so will look at that. This is one of those "bugs" that may actually be a "feature" since the DW has a hard time grasping the concept of water conservation and has a habit of filling gray tanks quickly... this sort of forces her to reduce water consumption at the kitchen sink! :-)

So... I put all this stuff in the "normal shakedown issues" category and all-in-all am quite pleased with our new coach. Still figuring out how to "live" in it and moving things around inside as we get used to that, but so far so good.
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I agree about the furnace. Have you tried running the fan on the AC to circulate the air to spread the heat out?

I have the build diagrams and it clearly shows a reduction in the vent pipes. I've measured it with my laser temp gun and we see a 25degree drop between the two vents in the main area.

Also our kitchen faucet flow is weak. I've yet to figure out why.


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I agree with you about the furnace and poor heating to the front of the coach. Coachmen added a outlet to the wall near the floor register to blow more warm air forward.

On the kitchen sink faucet check out the line from the valve up to the hand wand. There is a check type valve and on ours it was bad. Removed it and flows more water. Maybe a slight drop in pressure.
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