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Old 11-28-2013, 02:04 PM   #1
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My First couple on mods to Blue Ridge 3025 RL

Picked up the new 5th wheel on 10-5-2013. So far I had Firestone air bags installed on tow vehicle(2006 Ford F-350 dually). The install compressor switch and gauge inside the tow vehicle sure is nice to have. The air bags sure improved the ride while towing and it keeps the tow vehicle level. No more flashing high beam headlamps from oncoming vehicles.

Next I had an Onan 5500 watt LP generator installed. I was a toss up as to getting a large enough portable to provide enough power for the 50 amp 5th wheel. I had borrowed a Honda 3000 inverter generator from a friend. I provided power to run most things in the 5er, but it would charge the batteries when hooked to 50 amp power cord. I finally decided to get the Onan installed to power everything and it works great. Big plus is I don't have to lift in in and out of the bed of the tow vehicle. Bad side is it uses more fuel than I had hoped, but the Bride knows how to start and stop the Onan. Happy Wife, Happy Life!

The final mod son far was to the cabinet doors. As all RV owners know, you always get some of the cabinet doors coming open while traveling and items falling out. I picked up several 8 packs of Safety First child proof cabinet locks from Babies R Us. I chose the magnetic ones and they were fairly easy to install, simple to operate and they definitely keeps the cabinets from coming open. That's it for now on the modifications to the 5th wheel. I sure more will be done,thanks to the information I read on this owners group.

Paul and Krista Phillips

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Old 11-28-2013, 02:46 PM   #2
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Cabinet locks.

I like your idea about the child-proof cabinet locks. To solve my problem, at least temporarily, I took a screwdriver and spread the prong on the doors, making them wider. They are secured much better. Another comment, if I may. To secure larger items, I bought some cafe curtain rods, the kind with a spring in them. They worked great for keeping my flat screen (one in front/one behind) and toaster oven in place.
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