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Old 09-21-2011, 08:01 AM   #11
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ditto on the slide lube....you don't want to use any lube that has a "sticky" coating....dirt and grit will stick to it. there is a satellite hookup outside and inside where . should be an easy hookup. we have never used the tank heaters,since we are on a permenent site and close in the winter.
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Old 09-21-2011, 08:30 AM   #12
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Winterizing: I would find the water pump and check for a bypass valve. My Flagstaff didn't come with one, (about 15.00 for the kit) I added it. Makes winterizing very easy. Also, locate the bypass valves on the water heater.

The tank heaters work pretty well. However, they don't do anything for your fresh water system. First thing to freeze would be your outside shower.

I have used my TT for deer hunting in North Dakota. I disconnected and capped off the water lines that go to the outside shower, This, also saves one step in winterizing. Tank heaters did fine in five degree weather. Only problem was the dump valve froze. Black and gray tanks were warm and full, but, had no where to go until I could thaw the dump valve. Took about an hour with a 12 volt hair drier and a thirty foot 12 volt extension cord.

The surround sound system is going to be a Concertone model ZX500. Not very reliable. Mine is still woring, but, there are/were many others that did not last long. I've been told, Concertone is out of business. I would use it until it dies, then install a Jensen.
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Old 09-21-2011, 09:51 AM   #13
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Ours is a 2010 829FKSS. It's about the same, except a bit shorter - 29' vs 31' in the model number. I think you gained a foot in the bathroom and another foot in the bedroom. The kitchen and living room are the same. See my post under "vanity modification". I can probably answer any questions you still have. I use the spray slideroom lubricant and spray my slideroom rails everytime I open the room. Probably don't have to lubricate that often, but the spray is not too thick. I also use the sealer spray on the rubber seals around the slideroom. It keeps them from getting dried out and cracking. There is a partitian in the rear storage area which has to be removed to winterize the unit. It's kind of a pain the first time, but once you have done it, it's not too much trouble. I don't use Direct-TV so can't help you there. I did add the digital antenna, and I usually pick up a dozen or so channels over the air - more than enough for my TV watching. If I can get local news, it's usually enough for me. The manuals are not too good, you have to really use your imagination. Let me know if I can help you with anything else.

Where do you get these sprays? Who makes them?? THANK YOU
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looks exactly the same as our 2008 8315SS with the exception of the atrium windows on our slide....we love this trailer ! wife picked out the white interior....
only problems were with the converter,which the dealer replaced under warranty. no other problems after 3 years.we only wish the large front window in the kitchen area could open. trailer front faces a large open lawn. it would allow us to receive the breezes coming across this area.
front kitchen - My Photo Gallery
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You probably know all this stuff as you have had a trailer before, but... A 2006 will likely have an analog TV and will require a digital converter box to function for over-the- air reception. You probably ought to replace the tires because of their age, appearance does not count. Replace the water filter or bypass it - your choice. New battery. Trailers often come with two sets of keys - make sure you get both. Take it to a shop and have the bearings serviced and the brakes checked. Check all running lights for proper function. Sanitize the water system. Were the tanks dumped and flushed when it was last used? What about that ten day power outage in December of "10? How cold did it get in the heated barn? Assume nothing!!! If possible, hook the trailer up in the barn and check the systems before purchasing it.
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The sprays can be found at larger Walmarts or any RV dealer who sells accessories. They are very common. As far as Winter camping, we have camped down to 25 degrees and have never had a problem with anything freezing. In fact, the only problem we have had is with the electric jack on the A-frame. Seems to have been a short in the in-line fuse holder.
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Old 09-22-2011, 11:19 PM   #17
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Got the camper home tonight, how do you switch waster heater from gas to electric? Switch on wall is on off with a red light that says heater reset!
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Also can't find anything on the size of all the tanks?
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Old 09-22-2011, 11:28 PM   #19
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Also where is the inverter located???
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Congrats on your "new to you" trailer! I can't answer your questions but sure others will be able to.
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