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Old 05-03-2016, 09:47 PM   #121
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It should be very easy to ad one to your rig. Mine is removable by pulling four pins. I climbed it a few days ago to install the cover over my bathroom poot fan. It is a little intimidating to say the least. When younger I used to run around on roof tops with reckless abandon but at 64 yrs young I don't like heights at all. That is why I am going to order some slide covers very soon. I don't want to have to get up on the top of my rig to sweep leaves and debris off the slides before sliding them in.
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Old 05-03-2016, 10:05 PM   #122
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My wife just pointed out that your party deck/ramp railing is different than ours.
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Old 05-03-2016, 10:38 PM   #123
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You probably have the aluminum gates that are mounted to the ramp door? That is what I had on my 25V. My new rig has steel gates that are hung from the door frame. A lot of the later models are going to this. It is heavier but since it is hinged to the door frame the weight is not as important as it is when you have to lift it with the ramp door. The new style is a little easier to move out of the way when you want to load a toy. I believe the build date on my rig was March, 2016. Anything built within the last month or so is a 2017 model.
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Old 05-04-2016, 09:37 AM   #124
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You probably have the aluminum gates that are mounted to the ramp door? That is what I had on my 25V. My new rig has steel gates that are hung from the door frame. A lot of the later models are going to this. It is heavier but since it is hinged to the door frame the weight is not as important as it is when you have to lift it with the ramp door. The new style is a little easier to move out of the way when you want to load a toy. I believe the build date on my rig was March, 2016. Anything built within the last month or so is a 2017 model.
Yeah I bought mine September 2015 and I am not sure what the build date on it is. Mine is the aluminum and that ramp is heavy enough. When I want to load my Harley I think I have to move 2 pins and lift the railing on one side. I could possible go up the middle but don't want to risk damaging that railing if something were to happen on the way up the ramp.
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Old 05-09-2016, 06:29 AM   #125
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Anyone know where to buy the steps for the ramp? I called a few dealers and they said have a welding shop make them but I would rather have the aluminum ones.
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Old 05-09-2016, 08:35 AM   #126
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Steps for the ramp would be a great add. I'd love to hear some ideas.

We looked at a 2015 25V on the dealers lot and it had the alum rails on the ramp. We ended up ordering one instead (we wanted the "fiberglass" siding). It ended up being a 2016 and it had the railing that look like Steve's ... much nicer in my opinion.

Also replaced all locks so we now have 1 key for the whole rig and got rid of the stupid (IMO) keyed lock on the water fill door.
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Old 05-09-2016, 08:47 AM   #127
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Steps for the ramp would be a great add. I'd love to hear some ideas.

We looked at a 2015 25V on the dealers lot and it had the alum rails on the ramp. We ended up ordering one instead (we wanted the "fiberglass" siding). It ended up being a 2016 and it had the railing that look like Steve's ... much nicer in my opinion.

Also replaced all locks so we now have 1 key for the whole rig and got rid of the stupid (IMO) keyed lock on the water fill door.
I used a permanent marker the keys for the two side doors. One key for everything would be nice though. What set did you go with? Link?
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I used a permanent marker the keys for the two side doors. One key for everything would be nice though. What set did you go with? Link?

For the 2nd door, I replaced the handle/lock set with ... URL="http://www.rvlocksandmore.com/Global-Link-and-Fastec-FIC-Brand-RV-Locks-and-Keys/Global-Link-Locks#.VzCR4YQrLDc"]http://http://www.rvlocksandmore.com/Global-Link-and-Fastec-FIC-Brand-RV-Locks-and-Keys/Global-Link-Locks#.VzCR4YQrLDc[/URL]

And for the baggage door I replaced the 751 keyed cam lock with ... Baggage Compartment Locks and Keys My baggage door used the 7/8" barrel unit.

I picked one of the main door keys as the one I wanted to key everything else to.

Parts and shipping was ~$26. Well worth the price in my opinion.
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Old 05-09-2016, 02:01 PM   #129
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Smile Locks

Changing all the locks to be keyed alike is a great idea. One of the things I really didn't like on my 320A is the doors on the outside storage areas. I wish they were the top hinged slam shut type. Alas, they are not so I had to modify them a little. I added thum latches to the left side doors and an extra thumb latch to the right. I actually put a thumb latch where they key lock was and then moved the key lock to the top of the door and closer to the center. I used 1 1/8 inch locks. It was easy to drill a 3/4" hole through the doors where I wanted to place each lock. I used a hole saw. The door skins are thin and the center is a Styrofoam core. I cut some 1/2" stips of aluminum from an old license plate and bent them around the threads of the locks and cut them so there was a 1/8" gap between the ends of the strips. Next I used a pocket knife to remove a little of the Syrofoam from the inside of the 3/4" hole. Do this 360 degrees around the hole. Next I squeezed the aluminum strip circles together a little and slipped them inside the 3/4" holes. I used a pair of need nose pliers to spread the aluminum circles open enough for the locks to go through the holes. The purpose of the aluminum strips is to give the door some strength so when you tighten the nuts on the locks you won't squeeze the door too much. The Styrofoam alone is not strong enough.
I added these extra thumb locks to help the doors seal better and look a little more secure.
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