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Old 09-30-2012, 12:20 PM   #11
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I did all of the wire loom covering. It helps protect the wiring from the UV rays and looks good too.

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Old 10-01-2012, 11:29 AM   #12
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BK, We ordered and took delivery of a 2013 Vlite 30WFKSS last month. I too replaced the analog thermostat with a Hunter Digital, I also had done this to the previous 2009 Vlite 28WFKS unit we traded in. In the 2013 units they replaced the standard round clothes bars in the closets with slotted ones (will post pics later). And that Husky is a great tongue jack! I installed one on our previous vlite (without remote) and insisted the dealer swap out tongue jacks as to keep my fairly new Husky, they were great and swapped them out with no charge. The only addition to the jack I added was a Flipjack from Fastway. If you have or haven't seen one of these I highly recommend them to everyone! (Fastway Trailer Products - Fastway Flip Automatic Jack Foot) But one of your upgrades I am most interested in is the added aluminum tote you mounted on the rear bumper you installed. How were you able to mount it and how much weight will the bumper support?

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Old 10-01-2012, 08:29 PM   #13
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BK,can you put the tail gate down while hooked up? Youroo!!
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Old 10-05-2012, 03:33 PM   #14
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Yes, I have no issue putting my tailgate down while hooked up. Good question, I have seen situations where this is not the case.

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Old 10-05-2012, 03:50 PM   #15
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I am wanting opinions on possibly plumbing the two grey tanks together to eliminate having to crawl under the slide out to drain the galley tank. What do y'all think?
I did it on our 08 Flagstaff 831RLSS and on our 12 Flagstaff8528RKWS. Didn't want to mess with having Y connections and crawling under the slide to open a valve. Totally ridiculous the way they are plumbed. Think it would be much simpler for FR to just put a pipe between the tanks and fill them both at the same time. Now I can hook up one hose and control all 3 tanks at one location.
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Old 10-06-2012, 06:46 AM   #16
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I did it on our 08 Flagstaff 831RLSS and on our 12 Flagstaff8528RKWS. Didn't want to mess with having Y connections and crawling under the slide to open a valve. Totally ridiculous the way they are plumbed. Think it would be much simpler for FR to just put a pipe between the tanks and fill them both at the same time. Now I can hook up one hose and control all 3 tanks at one location.
This will no doubt raise a bunch of comments, but this issue was brought up to one of the engineers while we were on the Rockwood / Flagstaff tour. The engineer said the reason they are not tied together is the concern of getting the proper angle on the drain pipe due to the limited height they have to work with and thus leaving drain pipes in a very vunerable location (more so than they are now).
PS don't take it out on me, I am only relaying what was said at the factory.
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Old 10-06-2012, 07:51 AM   #17
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This will no doubt raise a bunch of comments, but this issue was brought up to one of the engineers while we were on the Rockwood / Flagstaff tour. The engineer said the reason they are not tied together is the concern of getting the proper angle on the drain pipe due to the limited height they have to work with and thus leaving drain pipes in a very vunerable location (more so than they are now).
PS don't take it out on me, I am only relaying what was said at the factory.
What the engineer told you makes sense to me. My Windjammer 3008W galley tank is already a slow drainer, as manufactured. You don't need to be an engineer to imagine that running the piping 10 to 15 feet to join the grey tank discharge location would likely create exactly those sorts of problems. That is one mod I will forego.
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Old 10-06-2012, 09:06 AM   #18
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What the engineer told you makes sense to me. My Windjammer 3008W galley tank is already a slow drainer, as manufactured. You don't need to be an engineer to imagine that running the piping 10 to 15 feet to join the grey tank discharge location would likely create exactly those sorts of problems. That is one mod I will forego.
Took less than 10' of pipe on both trailers and they drain just fine. This was one of the first mods I did and wouldn't have a trailer without doing it. It is easy, cheap and a lot more convenient. Tricky connecting pipe into the elbow as it doesn't connect on the centerline of the elbow but slightly to the rear.
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Old 11-02-2012, 11:17 AM   #19
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BKennedy thank you for all the information on your upgrades which I'm definetly will be installing. My question to you.We have the same trailer only its a 2012 which I don't believe would matter,it has electric stabilizers, but I'm looking to add leveler jacks.On looking underneath I could'nt find a steardy place where to add the jacks. Have you added any jacks to your unit.I would appreciate any information you could give me. Thank You
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BKennedy my second question is about mounting a flat screen TV in the bed room.I was thinking useing a wall mount either against the outer wall (don't know ) if the studs run verticle.Second location was the side of the ward robe cabinet with the wall being reenforced. I would appreciate your opinion.
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