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Old 07-12-2007, 06:12 PM   #11
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to FRF!!

I know I'm a little late but I've been a little out of it lately.

For initial sterilization of the fresh water tank Grand Surveyor is right on. After that I use these products for my tanks, Puregen for the fresh and Odorcon for the grey and black tanks. Iíve been using these products for years and really like them. The cost ratio isnít so bad either. http://www.billydump.com/3r/3rhome.htm
Nina is right on with having an extra spare tire. I am a firm believer in an extra spare for the trailer. I have in the past have had multiple blowouts on the same trip. Another good idea is to get your trailer tires balanced as well. Costs a few bucks a tire but itís worth it to keep you stuff from bouncing around.
Your sister and husband are on the mark by suggesting that you find a large parking lot and practice backing up. Also practice making right turns. Left turns arenít as hard as you have more swing. The right turns will bite you if you arenít ready for them.
A good 1st mod would be the MaxAir Vent covers. You can get these at any RV place for around $25-$50 each depending on which style you want (I got the $25 ones). They are easy to put on so donít let the dealer talk you into installing them for you unless you feel like spending the money.


Any other questions just ask. Someone here should be able to help you.


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Old 07-16-2007, 07:58 PM   #12
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Welcome and congrats on the new unit. I agree with all the good suggestions, but don't bother practicing backing up.... its WAY more fun to show up at the campground and back 'er into the site in front of all of us. Well, more fun for us anyway!

Don't hesitate to ask if anything comes up.
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Old 07-17-2007, 10:45 AM   #13
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I agree with all the good suggestions, but don't bother practicing backing up.... its WAY more fun to show up at the campground and back 'er into the site in front of all of us. Well, more fun for us anyway!
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Old 07-19-2007, 08:40 AM   #14
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On the backing up issue

I am pretty confident backing and pulling trailers since I have been doing since I was young with tractors and small trailers and then trucks with 16' box trailers and everything under that, for pulling 4-wheelers and moving and work. So I wasn't really concerned with pulling this trailer. So the other day I pulled it home through two toll booths no problems into my back yard, which isn't really large, I decided to turn it around the other day, instead of cutting down branches and just going straight around the other side of the house, when leaving on our first excursion So I had to turn it around between the woods and my deck which I knew was going to take a couple of forwards and backs. Feeling pretty cocky i had it turned around and was pullling around the side of my deck heading out, my wife had already left and I was going to catch her, I can only see about 2/3 back the trailer with my mirrors (I bought some clip ons from Advance and they were junk) I knew I was real close to the deck but felt it would clear. I guess the opposite side wheels dropped in a little hole enough to tilt the trailer and I saw in my mirror something fly in the air. It was one of the side running lights. Did i not feel like a j'ass didn't even make out of my yard and already hit something. But every thing else went fine, except my 14 yr old who weighs maybe 80 lbs soaking wet pulled down to turn the antenna and popped the handle and spring off come to find out the allen set screw wasn't tight but she felt really bad but an easy fix also, forgot about this one now I must replace the screen in the door and two blinds since my wife thought the well trained dog would lay in bed while they were swimming apparently he wanted to go swimming also and tried to get out. Any recommendations on mirrors or just spend the money to replace them to towing mirrors on a 2500hd (heated with blinkers). I called my wife and she laughed, after me talking about how it would be no big deal to pull the trailer.
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Old 07-19-2007, 11:48 AM   #15
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Good News!

Encie and I got home with our new 26bh and I tried to back in our driveway. (Which we live in a neighborhood that has narrow streets to begin with) Like wvsteve, I have had some experience backing boats, flatbed trailers and hay racks growing up so I figured "I will be ok!" It only took two tries, the first one I didn't miss it by much, just needed to turn a bit harder and I would have had it, but on the second time I put it in perfectly without the mirror extenders......How the hell I did that is beyond me! But I am also looking for a decent pair of mirror extenders that aren't junk!

On a second note, anyone out there done any "remodeling" to the outside outlet situation on the 26BH's? Because there is no outside outlet and I want to put one (or two) out there, and I am certainly no electrician, can you put a GFI outlet on the outside while piggy backing it to the standard outlet that is in the front bedroom on the inside? Or does the inside outlet need to be converted to a GFI as well? Got to be able to plug in my dormer refrig to keep the beer cold and handy while enjoying the outdoors!

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Old 07-19-2007, 12:27 PM   #16
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On a second note, anyone out there done any "remodeling" to the outside outlet situation on the 26BH's? Because there is no outside outlet and I want to put one (or two) out there, and I am certainly no electrician, can you put a GFI outlet on the outside while piggy backing it to the standard outlet that is in the front bedroom on the inside? Or does the inside outlet need to be converted to a GFI as well? Got to be able to plug in my dormer refrig to keep the beer cold and handy while enjoying the outdoors!


You could do one of 2 things. You could put in a normal plug that is in an already protected GFI circuit ( I would do this) or what you are describing, bearing in mind that if you do it makes the whole circuit GFI. The only reason I would do it the 1st way is convenience. if the circuit pops, you won't have to go outside to reset it, and it could be cold, rainy, snowing....what have you. The other caveat is to make sure that the normal plug you install is the same voltage rating as the GFI.
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Old 07-19-2007, 01:07 PM   #17
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You could do one of 2 things. You could put in a normal plug that is in an already protected GFI circuit ( I would do this) or what you are describing, bearing in mind that if you do it makes the whole circuit GFI. The only reason I would do it the 1st way is convenience. if the circuit pops, you won't have to go outside to reset it, and it could be cold, rainy, snowing....what have you. The other caveat is to make sure that the normal plug you install is the same voltage rating as the GFI.[/QUOTE]

Ok, Makes sense! I have two plugs that i can tap into, one is GFI which is just inside the door on the left side or I have the non-GFI in the bedroom on the right side of the door. I agree with the first idea on the already GFI protected plug, now if you were me, would you just put a normal plug (on the outside) and piggyback it onto the non-GFI plug on the inside? I just want to make sure that #1, it would be safe and/or protected, #2, like you said, I don't want to have to get out of my nice warm bed for anything except a nice hot cup of coffee in the morning! Thanks again for your advice!
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just piggy back off of the normal plug usually more room and every rec off of that GFCI is protected.
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Old 07-19-2007, 01:49 PM   #19
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So I noticed! While I was waiting for your response, I dug into both plugs and found that there was only one set of wires going to the GFI outlet and two going to the standard plug! I have my plan now and thanks to you I know I won't overload anything making it safe. Thanks again for all of your help!! You are awesome! You too Retired Army, you Rock as well!

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Old 07-19-2007, 01:52 PM   #20
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you're welcome. Just use one of those plug covers that seals on the outside.
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