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Old 02-05-2012, 06:47 PM   #31
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installed the tele

with some help from my son.
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Old 02-19-2012, 05:30 PM   #32
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Very interested in your experience with Door Buddy and the wireless lock.
Please post when done.
Here my mod report so far.

Regarding the RV Door Buddy storm door conversion, Id give 3 stars out of 5. I liked that they call you back & double check your measurements. They prefer if you use a metal yard stick. They wrap all four edges of each panel with vinyl, nice touch. However once I received the panels there was a little slop in how they fit. I went to Lowes & got some 7/16 thick self-stick weather stripping & that helped. If you have the right circular saw blade, a jigsaw to cut the radiuses & something to wrap the edges with I think you could do a more custom fit job yourself for half the price.

The wireless RV Door Lock on the other hand is freakin sweet! I got the extra keypad too. Took longer to unwrap everything than it took to install. I still have to play with it a little & tweak the strike plate but other than that there were no issues. 5 stars out of 5.

50 Amp surge guard, once I got in place it only took 10 mins. Had to use a pair of bolt cutters to cut the main feed cable.
Didnt have quite enough slack to mount it completely vertical. Not going to lose any sleep over it. Hope I never have to do a follow-up report on this mod.

Inspection next week & then Ill install the central vac & IntelliJack Level Ease System & Combi-cam locks.

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Old 02-19-2012, 06:36 PM   #33
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My old trailer had the plaxi on the bottom, was really great, seems the bottom always pushes out with my Brittany. The Maxxaire vents are great just seal them to space between Maxxaire and the roof after installation. If you have a power vent ( head or shower area) get the most sq. area opening you can, you do not want any resistance on the motor makes it pull more amps and will shorten the life span. they have a different model for that install, and it's worth the extra dollars. not sure if this is getting posted to the right question, still learning new to forum
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Old 02-20-2012, 11:37 PM   #34
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i took out my water filter and added this


I saw a tank similar to that at Lowes for $40 bucks and am planning to install it. A bit more capacity that plastic one designed for RVs. Did you precharge it to to 40PSI?
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Old 02-21-2012, 03:25 AM   #35
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I saw a tank similar to that at Lowes for $40 bucks and am planning to install it. A bit more capacity that plastic one designed for RVs. Did you precharge it to to 40PSI?
Does it drain all the way for winterizing?

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Old 02-21-2012, 08:31 AM   #36
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Quote: "Regarding the RV Door Buddy storm door conversion, Id give 3 stars out of 5. I liked that they call you back & double check your measurements. They prefer if you use a metal yard stick. They wrap all four edges of each panel with vinyl, nice touch. However once I received the panels there was a little slop in how they fit. I went to Lowes & got some 7/16 thick self-stick weather stripping & that helped. If you have the right circular saw blade, a jigsaw to cut the radiuses & something to wrap the edges with I think you could do a more custom fit job yourself for half the price."

You know, that's exactly what I thought when I went on their website. I'm thinking my super duper handy DH could make one for a lot less than $200. This is one of the things that I really thought would be a great idea. That way you can actually SEE out the door when you have the A/C or the heat on. Doesn't feel quite so "buttoned up" that way.
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Old 02-21-2012, 10:19 AM   #37
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Nothing Major. Just installed some much needed accessories like:

Plastic Bag Holder

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Old 02-21-2012, 08:23 PM   #38
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My cost for the HC Buddy Door version

I am working on my own version of the "RV Door Buddy" at the moment. I am not in a hurry so that should mean a better looking finished product. The total cost minus the blade and jig saw to cut the Lexan is $204 for both doors. I purchased everything from Lowes (3/32 thick Lexan). Hopefully the format is readable after posting. HC

Products Ordered
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PLASKOLITE Plastic Cutting Tool
Item #:163055 | Model #:1777777A
$3.98 2 $7.96
Gator 6-Pack 100-Grit 4-1/2"W x
4-1/2"L 1/4 Sheet...
Item #:195788 | Model #:5032
$1.68 1 $1.68
VELCRO 15'L x 2"W White Universal
Heavy-Duty Tape
Item #:20048 | Model #:90198
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Swanson Tool Company 72" SAE
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Old 02-22-2012, 04:56 PM   #39
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i did get this at Lowes but its the 5gal so it was around $60.00, i have not set up the pressure for it yet, i put one in my last TT and it worked great, the last TT had the water pump right under my kids bed and if you had to use the toilet in the middle of the night it would go off so the tank would let you get a few flushes before the pump turned on


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Old 02-22-2012, 05:03 PM   #40
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Does it drain all the way for winterizing?

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yes it was set up so i can isolate from the system, to drain and if i am hooked up to city water i dont have to use it

i can tell you i have more money in fittings then i do in the tank but i think it will be worth it in the long run

i you install one make sure it is mounted good so it can take the bounching of the trailer when hauling
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