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Old 09-12-2014, 10:54 AM   #481
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I am curious what you pull yours with. What kind of sway control do you use? It wasn't until we had our 3 hour demo that we found the battery disconnect. Does yours have the opening rear windows? We have to return ours because the motor on the awning shorted out. Seems like none of them are perfect. The wife loves the floor plan and we will replace the 32" TV with a 40 or 42.

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Old 09-12-2014, 10:57 AM   #482
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Well we had a pretty good frost last night, and judging by the weather they are having out west, I had better do the winterizing myself. My dealer can't do it till the 23rd and that might be too late.

Yesterday I opened the low point drain and opened the relief valve in the water heater, and it drained for about half an hour. I replaced the low point drain cap and turned the hot water bypass valves to the bypass position.

I have always winterized my units myself and have never had an issue, but all my previous water heaters have had a drain cock at the bottom to empty the heater.

Question #1 - Do I have to remove the anode plug to finish draining the water heater, or would the low point drain have taken care of that?

Question #2 - What is the water inlet directly next to the outside shower cover (which was never opened till today)?

Question #3 - How much antifreeze do you guys normally need? My last trailer was easily done with two 4 litre jugs, and it had the pump at the right front corner and the bathroom was in the left rear corner with the kitchen in the middle, so the runs to the faucets were pretty long, easily 20'.

The owner's manual is basically useless and tells me nothing.
Sorry but you should remove the Anode rod 1st before removing the Low point caps. This will allow the (Deposits) from the W/H to drain out the 3/4 NPT hole and Not go Downstream in the water system. Youroo!!
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Old 09-12-2014, 01:36 PM   #483
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We pull ours with a 2013 GMC Sierra 1500 Crew Cab. We use a weight distribution hitch with tension bars and a single sway bar. We've only pulled it home from the dealer, but it seemed to pull easily. We'll know more after a few more outings with more distance.
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Old 09-13-2014, 07:28 PM   #484
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Next month we will picking up our Rockwood 2703WS (Flagstaff 27RLWS). We did lots of research and decided that this floor plan met our needs the best. Our unit comes with a black water flush system which is a new feature for us. I've watched a few YouTube clips and understand the basics of it's use. The question I have is how do you connect the non-potable water hose at the dump station when there is no hose fitting on the free end? In my experience this is not that uncommon?

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Next month we will picking up our Rockwood 2703WS (Flagstaff 27RLWS). We did lots of research and decided that this floor plan met our needs the best. Our unit comes with a black water flush system which is a new feature for us. I've watched a few YouTube clips and understand the basics of it's use. The question I have is how do you connect the non-potable water hose at the dump station when there is no hose fitting on the free end? In my experience this is not that uncommon?

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Old 09-15-2014, 08:36 PM   #487
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Wayne have you ever hooked up a satellite dish to the "satellite in" on the outside of the TT? Got to the CG last weekend and was programming the cable channels when my DW asked what I was doing. Upon explaining she said don't bother, the cable is out for upgrades in the entire CG. Ahhhhhhh. Spent most of Saturday morning researching digital antennas and satellite (Dish Tailgater). CW was sold out of the Dish Tailgater and receiver so I settled for one of those nice fancy King antennas. Got it back to the TT, crawled up on the roof and hooked it up in about 2 minutes. Reset the TV and got less channels than the factory antenna. Crawled back up and replaced the old one back on. So...I missed the University of Tennessee game at 8:00pm Saturday night. Not good but from what I heard, neither was the game. During my research on the Tailgater I found the satellite inputs on the TT and wondered if it went through a splitter somewhere along the line (which would not work with satellite) or did it run straight through to the tv from the outside panel. I managed to get a rain check for the Tailgater and receiver from CW so when it comes in I will pick one up for future games while camping. Hopefully by the weekend as the DW will be hitting the CG for the next few weekends before the big freeze hits.

The reason I was looking at other antennas was I couldn't get the local ABC channel the game was on.
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Wayne have you ever hooked up a satellite dish to the "satellite in" on the outside of the TT?
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CW was sold out of the Dish Tailgater and receiver so I settled for one of those nice fancy King antennas. Got it back to the TT, crawled up on the roof and hooked it up in about 2 minutes. Reset the TV and got less channels than the factory antenna. Crawled back up and replaced the old one back on.
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I found the satellite inputs on the TT and wondered if it went through a splitter somewhere along the line (which would not work with satellite) or did it run straight through to the tv from the outside panel.
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The reason I was looking at other antennas was I couldn't get the local ABC channel the game was on.
Chuck, I have hooked up a satellite dish to the "Satellite In" on the trailer several times - usually when I don't have very good reception on the OTA antenna where I am camped and if I remembered to bring the dish along. Maybe I should leave it in the RV.

Anyway, satellite signals are not recommended to be routed through a splitter and as such the outside jack goes straight to the jack under the living room TV.

I have the Jack Replacement Head on the mast right now and have no worse reception than with the Winegard + Wingman that I removed. I am also not convinced that it is 'better' as in bringing in more signals but it does seem to be less sensitive to signal direction. When it does bring in the signals though it is in beautiful HD ... better than my satellite TV, but there is a reason for that.

I have the Winegard Carryout MP-1 portable satellite dish which is SD and which I use with my DirecTV SD received from one of my bedrooms. I also have the tripod. The setup works great. In Texas I will get all the stations I get at home, but when I went to California last month I could not get the NBC, CBS, ABC and other Houston affiliates since they were blacked out in the area. The only way to fixt that is to call DirecTV and have then change the service location for the receiver. Needless to say I saw no need for that. I just watched those channels OTA.



As for getting HD satellite, I'd have to get an HD antenna and an HD receiver, and since I am camping I figure the unused SD receiver and $150 SD antenna are just fine.
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Thanks Wayne. The King antenna is the one I bought and are returning. The Wingman pulled in about 11-14 channels while the King pulled in just five. Since I have Dish Network an my receiver I tied in our movie room I'm not willing to do all that unplugging and plugging back in for the sake of $80.00. I knew you would have cable question answers. Thanks, Chuck


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No problem Chuck.

In my case I have the DirecTV in 4 rooms and only use two so one of the SD receivers lives permanently in the RV so no unplugging of wires. One of the upgrades I am enjoying, however is the 40" TV. The 8" makes a lot of difference and "fills the wall" between the windows nicely.
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