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Old 05-21-2011, 11:23 PM   #11
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Congrats on the Windjammer ! We have the 3065 (2011) and have been very impressed with the over all quality ! Our Concertone works great !! As does everything else !!
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Old 05-21-2011, 11:26 PM   #12
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We have a pending order for a 3008 and I'm interested to see if others are getting non-Concertone systems!! Does it have HDMI inputs and ouputs? If it's not too much trouble, can you post a pic so I can ask my dealer about this system?
Chris has a concertone. It is the new Genesis unit.
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Old 05-22-2011, 09:07 AM   #13
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Chris has a concertone. It is the new Genesis unit.
Hi John,

I suspect this, but they make no mention of this product on their website. And the manual (glorified pamphlet) doesn't really ID the manufacturer. It certainly is feature rich and as I indicated earlier, I'm waiting for a rainy day to pull it out of the panel and have a look at how it's wired.

To answer an earlier question, it does appear to have an HDMI port on the back, but I suspect that FR is choosing not to use it because the Genesis is connected to the "Video" input on the Toshiba flat screen. That's neither an HDMI or component video connection.

Other than that, all is well so far.

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Here are a couple of images of the entertainment area, and the Genesis in particular:
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Old 05-22-2011, 02:39 PM   #15
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Some of my mods will be the Oxygenics shower upgrade, Eternabond on the roof seams and adding Cyclone sewer vents. Also getting the X-Chocks to help stabilize the trailer a bit when setup (the typical shake of ultra lite trailers would be about our only "complaint").

Anyhow, welcome to the Windjammer world!
Thanks so much for the welcome.

My Oxygenics shower head was the first move I made from the old RV, that and a finger shut-off valve right at the top of the mixing base. The X-Chocks are still in their boxes, that was part of the deal. Hadn't thought about a Cyclone because I never had any problems with sewer smell from the last RV.

I notice a bit of the shake that you're speaking about it's not bad enough to go after a major fix, if there is such a thing. My unit will spend most of its time in a season spot in a nice park I've been at for a few years. I'm thinking that I'm going to add scissor jacks to the corners and run up the electric stabilizers, saving them for traveling.

Does this make any sense? They just don't seem like they're built to do the week to week support tasks when I'm parked.

Anyone have any thoughts about this?

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With your unit staying parked most of the season, the Cyclone vents may not make as much sense. We had a problem with odor in the previous TT anytime it was on the road. As we drove, the rush of the air down the sewer vents caused the odors. We have noticed just a bit with this new one as well, so we thought we would give the Cyclone vents a try.

You mention a finger shut off valve on the mixing base of your Oxygenics. Does the flow control valve on the shower head not give the ability to stop the flow?

The shake is noticeable for us to the point that we feel it when our 13 pound Schnauzer is walking through the trailer. It's not a deal breaker, but I wanted to try some things to see if it could be minimized. The X-Chocks seem to be favored on the forum as a first step fix. You may want to do some reading on the forum related to possible pitfalls with using scissor jacks with these ultra lite trailers. Many advocate only using them adjacent to the axles to minimize flexing. You want to avoid anything that causes the frame to flex. Warped frame and cracked fiberglass siding may result.

We had scissor jacks and even used them for leveling on our old Terry but it had a forgiving wood frame and corrugated aluminum siding.
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You mention a finger shut off valve on the mixing base of your Oxygenics. Does the flow control valve on the shower head not give the ability to stop the flow?

The shake is noticeable for us to the point that we feel it when our 13 pound Schnauzer is walking through the trailer. It's not a deal breaker, but I wanted to try some things to see if it could be minimized. The X-Chocks seem to be favored on the forum as a first step fix. You may want to do some reading on the forum related to possible pitfalls with using scissor jacks with these ultra lite trailers. Many advocate only using them adjacent to the axles to minimize flexing.
Richard,

I added a quick push button shut off valve because manipulating the rotating adjustment was cumbersome and didn't stop the water flow completely. It was cheap and available at the local Lowes.

As for the scissor jacks, I'm just interested in using them in place of and in the same places as the built-in electric stabilizers. I'm not interested in picking up the the corners of the trailer with them. I'll have a look at past discussions to see what other folks have found.

And that must be quite a Schnauzer!

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Returned from our shakedown trip with the new 3008W. Absolutely no issues outside of blowing a fuse on the stabilizing jacks. Simple replacement and everything worked fine. Got the trailer home, cleaned up, 90% repacked and ready to go for the long weekend coming up. My only complaint--well two--I will replace the shower head with an Oxygenics after this upcoming trip--and the trailer does tend to move a bit even with the stabilization jacks down. Purchased some new chocks (not the "X" type but the ones that wedge between the wheels) to see if that helps. Wife and I had a great weekend doing absolutely nothing. Even got home in time to mow the lawn so I don't have to worry about getting that done before the next trip.
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Randy,

Sounds like you folks had a great trip. I thought the supplied shower was on the lame side, too and replaced it with my head from the old RV. I'm also going to replace the outsides shower with a small coiled up hose. Don't need a shower out there, but a hose would be great for the occasional big pot.

Btw, did you happen to blow the fuse on your stabilizer Jack's at either end of the travel? Of did they just draw a bit too much current in operation?

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I must have blown it on the front jacks as I was taking them up. I ran them up until they "bumped" and I saw the motor twist slightly but returned right back in place. Then I tried the rear jacks and found out I had no juice. Once I replaced the fuse everything was fine. When we broke camp yesterday I ran the jacks up just shy of "bumping" anything and all was good. Got home and they dropped just fine. Guess when I bumped them I surged or arced (sp) something and that blew the fuse. Went to the local Dollar General and purchased a small assortment of fuses to carry with us.

I'll probably leave the outside shower alone and just use a splitter at the park hydrant. I know that leaves the water unfiltered but I figure the heat will kill anything if I'm using it for cooking. Seriously thinking about rigging up a filter system to install right at the hydrant and remove the one from inside the trailer. One of the other forums had a post where someone thought there filter was empty for the winter and it wasn't. Froze and cracked the casing. He didn't realize it until he was doing a spring flushing of the water lines. If I do the outside filter that would allow me clean water coming out of the splitter.
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