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Old 04-11-2016, 12:03 AM   #1
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Alaska, New Vibe 279RBS

Thought I'd say hello. We're looking forward to fishing all summer. We've been impressed with the trailer. Picked it up yesterday and only a couple small issues. Click image for larger version

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Old 04-11-2016, 07:26 AM   #2
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Welcome to the forum from GA and congrats on your purchase of a new Vibe. Enjoy Later RJD
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Old 04-11-2016, 09:04 AM   #3
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Welcome from Wisconsin and congrats on your new Vibe 279RBS.
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Old 04-11-2016, 09:31 AM   #4
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Welcome from SW Ohio ! Enjoy you new TT !
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Old 04-12-2016, 01:31 PM   #5
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Welcome! We also just purchased one of these. Have already made many upgrades. Feel free to send questions. Things we can answer and have dealt with are, black tank flush and registering inaccurate black tank level issues, removal of head bonking shelf over bed, adding cat/doggy door and cat litter box access in outside storage bay, removal of outside kitchen to use outside bay as storage, add LED lights in bedroom, extend bed for full residential queen size, add pneumatic lifts to bed, add shelving in pantry, find hidden storage cubbies behind panels, find second hidden electrical panel (under pantry), add full extension 500 pound slide drawer to front storage bay, add magnetic door stop to front door, add head bonk friendly padding to slide corners, add magazine racks, add black out curtains in bedroom, add black out panel on front door, add faux stained glass film on kitchen window, add backplash to kitchen and bath walls, add electrical strips to bath and kitchen, add decorative wood onlay to the whole coach, add hanging hooks throughout, wire computer to TV to play video files, add computer riser to dinette table, and lots more. Just ask.
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Old 04-12-2016, 11:34 PM   #6
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Wow. Those all sound like great upgrades. We've got a few things planned. We will mostly use ours for 3 and 4 day trips to the rivers up here to fish. Upgrading the entertainment system is first on our list.
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Old 04-12-2016, 11:41 PM   #7
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Perfect way to use the Vibe! Happy hooking to you. Ha ha ha
You will definately want to add speakers in the bedroom.
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Old 07-03-2016, 08:56 PM   #8
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Hello everyone...I'm new to the forumn...I recently purchased a 2016 vibe 279rbs just like the one in this thread...my question is where the blank tank flush is located...I was told when I purchased it that it had one but I can't find it...any help or advice would be greatly appreciated....thanks!
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Old 07-03-2016, 09:12 PM   #9
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You will see three hose connections on the same side as the black tank pipe. Just to the left of the shower connection box.
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Fresh Tank

Hook up your black tank water hose to the black tank flush. We suggest filling your black tank to "Full" and then flushing. We had a terrible time getting our black tank to completely empty in our 279rbs and spend easily close to an hour to get it even to 1/4 (but never gets to "E") no matter what we do. We'd empty it and still it would read 3/4 full. ARGH!!

If you run into the same issues we had (tank shows 3/4 to Full, no matter what you do) try these fixes.

Dump a five gallon bucket of water down the toilet and into the tank with TSP while flushing. Keep doing this until the tank empties.

Use the black tank flush to fill and empty the tank over and over till it reads 1/4 (or if you are lucky, Empty).

Get a Masserator system and back flush the tank in cooperation with the input hose to fill the tank and empty. This way when you get something stuck in the right angle turn of the hose (terrible thing to do to a black tank, making a sharp bend for our poop and T.P. to have a blockage party), you can blow it back up and then it should break up and come down.

We also "Prepped" the black tank with liquid laundry detergent (1/4 cup), water softening tabs (1 cup), TSP (1/4 cup) and a Green Eco Friendly Deodorizer. This concoction was the only thing we found that helped us empty the tank completely and lickity split.

If all else fails, cuss and or pray in succession.

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Old 07-03-2016, 09:36 PM   #10
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Vibe 279rbs upgrades

It's been awhile since we showed photos of our Vibe with all the upgrades. Here are some.

Backsplash in the bathroom (we also did the same in the kitchen).
Wood Onlay throughout to fancy up the RV.
Cat door to the liter box in the storage compartment. Makes it so easy to clean and keeps the smell at bay.
Long pull out drawer so we can get to our goods way back in that storage bay.
Turned our Queen bed into a King size with this sheet wrapped foam piece and support system. Lots of room in the bed now.

Coming soon...dual DIY Day/Night blinds in place of the according blinds, custom valances/lambriquins, custom tile, and more!

Kimberlee and Robert aka Boberlee
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