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Old 03-24-2015, 11:00 AM   #91
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Where did you get the chain from and what size did you get? Mine just came in the mail and I got 2 locking D rings and a bracket (which I assume I don't need to attach it to the coach). What size rings and how many did you have to swap out to get it to work?
I got the chain from Lowes. I bought a couple different sizes of chain and rings, this was the hardest part of the install and Trying to find a good medium of clearance from the road on the bottom and exhaust on the top took several attempts.

Find a combo that gives you say 4 inches off road and a couple inches from exhaust and take it for a spin. The flap may drag slightly when transitioning from flat to a steep incline, all coaches have this issue as you see they wear on the bottom a bit. When backing into my driveway apron I wrap a bungee cord around the center of the flap and pull it up out of the way by wrapping it around my tow bar where it inserts into receiver. It comes up almost horizontal to ground level. I have a steep driveway apron.

Hope this helps, it's a bit of trial and error until you find the sweetspot!
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Old 03-24-2015, 01:50 PM   #92
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Thanks for the information.. This is helpful.. I called and talked with Future Sales and all they gave me was that they included the 2 D-ring setup as the OEM setup. In other words, what you have is good enough. Based on what you said, that is not necessarily the case as you had to use augmentation to help get the clearance right. Quick question: How off was the sweep when you just installed it with the provided hardware that came with it? What was the height/clearance? trying to get a starting point to go shopping and get some gear to help with the installation instead of running back and forth multiple times.


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I got the chain from Lowes. I bought a couple different sizes of chain and rings, this was the hardest part of the install and Trying to find a good medium of clearance from the road on the bottom and exhaust on the top took several attempts.

Find a combo that gives you say 4 inches off road and a couple inches from exhaust and take it for a spin. The flap may drag slightly when transitioning from flat to a steep incline, all coaches have this issue as you see they wear on the bottom a bit. When backing into my driveway apron I wrap a bungee cord around the center of the flap and pull it up out of the way by wrapping it around my tow bar where it inserts into receiver. It comes up almost horizontal to ground level. I have a steep driveway apron.

Hope this helps, it's a bit of trial and error until you find the sweetspot!
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Old 03-25-2015, 01:53 PM   #93
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Working on my next mod in the queue. Either a Tru Center Steering control or Safe T Plus. Talking with the factory and awaiting some questions to get answered before I push the button to get it done. Will decide this week as I take my rig into the dealer next week for some warranty work and will have them do the install then.
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Old 03-25-2015, 01:59 PM   #94
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No worries. I think I knew what you meant. You did not want wires coming out of the SB to the sub. Deal breaker. 5500 looks legit. I will let you know about the install as Im going to do it on Friday (weather permitting--all looks good for now).

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Yep, that makes sense....not sure what I thought would power it! Batteries? Ha Ha! Yes, I'm a woman, usually extremely detailed but I blew that one! I know a lot more about RVs than sound systems! So really it sounds like the 5000 or 5500 will work fine as a replacement.
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Old 03-27-2015, 01:24 AM   #95
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Just finished an upgrade today, rebuilt my entertainment center from a pile of electronic boxes to something decent. Put in switches for all the 110v components so they can be turned off when dry camping and AB switches for the remote (basement) coax so that can be used for cable or remote satellite.
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Old 03-27-2015, 01:30 AM   #96
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CB installed a couple days ago. I know few use them frequently but we travel with friends and we enjoy communicating on the road.
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Old 03-27-2015, 01:37 AM   #97
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Last week installed a hot water by-pass. Used a 12v solenoid valve, installed a push button in the bathroom. Plumbed from the bathroom hot water line to tank fill. A 13 second push of the button preheats water in the line from the water heater to the bathroom. Saves 1/2 gallon every time it is used. We dry camp at bluegrass festivals, have done this on all our rigs over the last 30 years or so. Pic is the solenoid in the wet bay.
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Old 03-27-2015, 11:06 AM   #98
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That looks sweet! I'm glad that you did something that looks so good. Im going to copy that idea. Great way to get organized.

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Working on my next mod in the queue. Either a Tru Center Steering control or Safe T Plus. Talking with the factory and awaiting some questions to get answered before I push the button to get it done. Will decide this week as I take my rig into the dealer next week for some warranty work and will have them do the install then.
I put a Safe t Plus on my last 2 (30ft Class C, 36 ft Class A) and I swear it made all the difference in the world in the handling! Of course, they were both on very different chassis'. On my Tiffin Class A (on Ford F-53) I also put a Super Steer Rear Trac and it really settled it down since it had a tendency to roll left and right. I was hoping the Legacy wouldn't need $2500 more in chassis mods!! Do you feel like it needs a steering stabilizer for drivability or are you considering it more for "safety" in case of blow outs, etc.?
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Old 03-27-2015, 07:12 PM   #100
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Last week installed a hot water by-pass. Used a 12v solenoid valve, installed a push button in the bathroom. Plumbed from the bathroom hot water line to tank fill. A 13 second push of the button preheats water in the line from the water heater to the bathroom. Saves 1/2 gallon every time it is used. We dry camp at bluegrass festivals, have done this on all our rigs over the last 30 years or so. Pic is the solenoid in the wet bay.
Don't you have a Girard tankless HWH on your Legacy? So this mod would keep you from wasting water waiting for the heated water to get to the shower head?
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