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Old 05-22-2014, 12:50 PM   #41
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SOME of us have a laundry chute in the bathroom under the sink drawers...
Are some laundry chutes under one of the "nightstands" in the bedroom? I seem to remember seeing something like that, but can't remember which model it was in, where we saw it.
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Old 05-22-2014, 08:42 PM   #42
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HSVBamaBob, you earlier mentioned putting 4x4's under legs, doesn't that make the support a little suspect as if something shifts the trailer might it not perhaps fall off, not good. I would think you would want something with a larger footprint.
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Old 05-24-2014, 06:27 PM   #43
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Brian,

Speak to me oh wise one about this mat!

(We have a folding mat for the same thing but always interested in what others use!)

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Bob,
This mat has hole through it. I have seen a woods version at Costco. That might only in Canada though. The other is Camco RV products. Ours costs $120 CDN but worth every dollar. We just pick it up and shake it out, we use the front compartment for the matt, lawn chairs and tables. When really dirty we hose it off or of lakeside just wash it.

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And many campgrounds only allow the flow through type mats since they wont kill the grass and other mats will....also got ours at Costco...best price around...$49 for a 9x12.
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We bought ours at Wal Mart for $49.00

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Great posts! We just bought our 2014 8289ws and took it out for the first time this weekend. We have the Diamond Package with the fireplace and extra a/c. The only issues that we were questioning was the noise of the refrigerator fan. From a different post it appears that is 'normal'. I was also questioning why the doors under the sink island were on the opposite side of the sink. However, it is easy to get to and that is where I'm storing my wastebasket and the dogs' food and other stuff. I wondered what the hole was for under the bathroom sink and my husband thought he was joking when he said it was a laundry chute. Good to know that it is supposed to be. I am definitely going to get one of those fresh water gadgets to fill the tank. Where do you get the slide covers?

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Old 05-28-2014, 12:02 PM   #48
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HSVBamaBob, you earlier mentioned putting 4x4's under legs, doesn't that make the support a little suspect as if something shifts the trailer might it not perhaps fall off, not good. I would think you would want something with a larger footprint.

Apologies for delay in reply....we were camping 😜

If something were to profoundly move our 5er that much (considering we have BAL X-Chocks on both wheels, the BAL Tripod Kingpin stabilizer, and stabilizer jacks down in the rear) I am outta there 🏃🙀

Seriously, though, you may not have all that junk holding your rig still. For you, why not bolt two 4x4s together to give you a larger footprint?

In fact you have given me a idea! Think I will do that and then bolt 2 other 4x4s on top to make a 8x8 landing gear stand (remember the shorter the landing gear extension to more stability!)

Thanks Marcus!
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...In fact you have given me a idea! Think I will do that and then bolt 2 other 4x4s on top to make a 8x8 landing gear stand (remember the shorter the landing gear extension to more stability!)

Thanks Marcus!
JT Strongarm type stabilizers are self storing. Before I covered Lynx blocks with alum and bolted them on the jack pads, I lag bolted 2 x 10 x 14 treated blocks to the pads. As for the stab legs, the closer to horizontal they are the weaker they are and are subject to bending very easily. Much better to get them as close to vertical as possible and even better is to reinforce them.
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Great posts! We just bought our 2014 8289ws and took it out for the first time this weekend. We have the Diamond Package with the fireplace and extra a/c. The only issues that we were questioning was the noise of the refrigerator fan. From a different post it appears that is 'normal'. I was also questioning why the doors under the sink island were on the opposite side of the sink. However, it is easy to get to and that is where I'm storing my wastebasket and the dogs' food and other stuff. I wondered what the hole was for under the bathroom sink and my husband thought he was joking when he said it was a laundry chute. Good to know that it is supposed to be. I am definitely going to get one of those fresh water gadgets to fill the tank. Where do you get the slide covers?

Love this forum. Great advice and observations from everyone. Thank you all!

Refer sound - like a whine that just comes on at times? Ours does that too and I am not sure what causes it but it seems to happen when it is really hot outside.

Doors were changed mid year last year because it made it easier to access the space under the island (imagine doors open on refer side and you trying to root inside 😜

Hole in bathroom floor is a laundry chute and some have mods for a hanging laundry bag in the basement and a fitted cover for the chute. I a going to craft a sliding cover so I can open it up, toss in laundry, and slide it shut. Thinking of putting railed around the edge to keep stuff from tipping when I slide the cover open 😀

What slide covers are you talking about? Outside slide covers? Your 8289WS/Diamond is already equipped 👍

You DO know about your outside TV don't you? 😏
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