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Old 12-22-2012, 10:04 AM   #31
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Are those Skid wheels on the sheet metal bumper as well? Youroo!!
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Old 12-22-2012, 10:05 AM   #32
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Are those skid wheels on the sheet metal bumper as well? Youroo!!
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Old 12-22-2012, 11:53 AM   #33
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No, they are attached to the frame sections that also support the bumper but the casters are attached to the frame.

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Old 12-23-2012, 01:01 PM   #34
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I took the spare tire off and installed a firewood rack in place of the tire clamp. After the first month of use it was warping the rear bumper several degrees. You should keep a close eye on you tool box and don't put to much weight on it.
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Old 12-23-2012, 03:27 PM   #35
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I would love to have more outside storage as well on my VLite.

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I haven't studied my rear bumper area, but it apparantly is attached to the frame. Could a bracket be welded to the frame and maybe rest on the bumper for support? I know I would eventually overload the box if it were resting on the bumper. The setup looks nice but I would be concerned for adding weight to the rear of the trailer and the bumper.
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Old 12-24-2012, 08:16 AM   #36
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Rear tool box

Thanks for the replies and I agree that it could be overloaded. However in my case the only thing in the box is the sewer hoses, water hose and electrical cable. That is all I put in the box, I would think the box weighs more than the contents. It makes a very nice place to keep all of the hoses etc. and not in the trailer, i.e. under the bed .



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Old 12-24-2012, 10:08 AM   #37
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All of these were failures. Youroo!!
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Old 01-13-2013, 07:57 AM   #38
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Replaced my Trail Express Tires before Something Happens

Hi everyone, hope everyone had a great Holiday time? I know I did and I am already looking forward to my first camping trip. We will be hitting the road Valentines weekend . I have been reading a lot about the Trail Express tires that came on my coach and even though I only have about 4000 miles on them I decided to replace them before something happens.

I went with a Carlisle Radial Trail RH tires. These are a 10 ply radial, I ordered me an extra Series 06 wheel and had a 5th tire mounted for my spare.

I also had them install metal valve stems, this is only $4.00 more and it well worth it.

I feel more comfortable now with as much as I have read about the Trail Express tires having issues. I even stepped up one rating to "D" for the added durability.

Hope everyone has a great 2013 camping year.
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Added Electrical Outlet in Dining Table Area

My wife and I both tend to sit at the dining table with our laptops often and there was only the one AC plug on the wall near the refigerator. It made it difficult to plug in the power cords and they always seemed in the way if you tried to get in and out of the goucho.

I decided to add an outlet in the base of the dining seating. This was very easy. I extended the wiring around the sliding drawer in the base and it exits right where the electrical outliet is once the slide is fully extended.

I bought a single ended power cord (Lowes) and plastic 2 gang box with two outlets. started by drilling a hole in the base and inserting the cord from the outside into the base. mounted the outlet and wired it in. Now when I am ready to go I simply unplug the power cord and push it back into the base and nothing is in the way when the room slides into closed position.

Nice thing is the laptop power cords can now reside on the floor out of the way.

Just another simple upgrade to personalize our coach and wanted to share with you all.

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Old 01-14-2013, 04:45 PM   #40
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Girard Tankless Hot Water Heater

When we ordered the V-Lite I requested a tankless water heater be installed and the dealer put in the Girard GSWH-1 tankless water heater. We did have a few issues with the unit cutting off/on (limiting) due to variations in inlet temperature. Worked closely with the great team at Girard and they replaced the unit with the new next generation GSWH-1M unit.

I installed it and it has worked perfectly. They added a adjustment knob that allows you to adjust the BTU of the heater based on variations of water inlet temperature. We really like the tankless water heater and one thing for certian is you never have to worry about running out of hot water . That is unless you run out of propane.

Another thing we did was change out the single handle faucet in the kitchen with a dual handle. Now all of the faucets in the coach have two handles, seperate hot and cold.

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