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Old 03-29-2016, 08:12 PM   #21
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Had the pole one in my previous trailer. Had to make a wooden brace to keep it from wobbling. I guess all of these things require customizing.

sgtlm17: Tanks. I will work on that when it comes back from the last of the warranty repairs, currently in the shop. They should give northerners a 2 year or at least 18 month warranty, since we have 6 months we can't even get to it. Oh well. Warm weather is on its way. First trip only several weeks away.👍🌞🚍
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Old 03-29-2016, 08:34 PM   #22
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I guess all of these things require customizing.
Tweaking it to make it what you want is half the fun! Removing them to reuse when you buy a new unit is a pain though...
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Old 03-31-2016, 04:52 PM   #23
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Took advantage of the 50'degree weather today. I fixed my AC and Microwave wire mix up in my panel. The AC was on the microwave circuit and microwave was on AC circuit. Easy 7 minute fix all works fine.
I installed my new enamel coated wood Dometic toilet seat and threw that plastic garbage it came with in the dumpster. This is a worthwhile upgrade/mod...what a difference.
Finally I installed my new awning hold down poles made by "TURBS". They are black powder coated and the install was a breeze.

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Old 03-31-2016, 05:03 PM   #24
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Good job on the awning poles..they are very well hidden when stored.
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Old 03-31-2016, 05:14 PM   #25
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If you like them visit the For Sale forum and look for a thread started by TURBS called Awning Hold Down Poles. He makes them for the members here. Great quality.
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Old 03-31-2016, 05:19 PM   #26
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I've seen them discussed...it looks like a good mod. But it is a very rare day when I use the awning so I wouldn't get much use out of them. I haven't got used to the fancy power awnings yet and I refused to crank the manual ones we had on our TTs. The DW will be the driving force for this mod...
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Old 03-31-2016, 05:22 PM   #27
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Electric awning is a huge plus from the manual ones. You will definitely use your awning more. Takes less than five seconds to deploy or bring back in. Love it.
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Old 03-31-2016, 05:43 PM   #28
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Oh great now I had to order a set I'll have to make my own poles the shipping would be too much.
Did you get the powder coating done on the brackets or did OC supply it?
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Old 03-31-2016, 05:47 PM   #29
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Not OC. I got mine from TURBS. Everything is black powder coated. Price included flat rate shipping. Very reasonable. Ask him for a price. You will be surprised.
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Ooops I got them mixed up, I've sent a Turbs a PM now.
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Old 04-01-2016, 12:59 PM   #31
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I just purchased a Forester 2801QS. sgtlm17 - what model toilet seat did you order? Is it a Dometic 310 toilet? I am really enjoying your mod list. Thanks.
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My brackets are on the way, fantastic service from Turbs. Great to deal with. It's a gorgeous day in Calgary so off to work on the rig and catch up on my mods lol.


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Old 04-01-2016, 01:23 PM   #33
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My brackets are on the way, fantastic service from Turbs. Great to deal with. It's a gorgeous day in Calgary so off to work on the rig and catch up on my mods lol.


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Thank you Brian!

I'll pm you pole specs this weekend!
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Hi rcman

Yes this is a replacement seat for the 310. It's worth every penny you will pay. I paid $46 on Amazon but it's now $32 on Amazon.
http://www.amazon.com/Dometic-385311..._detailpages00
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Will the 310 seat fit a 300?
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Old 04-01-2016, 04:24 PM   #36
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Dometic 310 toilet

Thanks so much sgtlm17. Keeps the mods coming.
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Will the 310 seat fit a 300?
No it will not fit the 300. I I'm sure Dometic makes one for your model though
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Installed a fridge fan inside my Dometic. Wired it to the direct hot side of fridge light. It has two small fans that blow against the fins and has blue Led's. I had one in my previous unit and it seemed to keep the fridge cooled more evenly.
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Installed a fridge fan inside my Dometic. Wired it to the direct hot side of fridge light. It has two small fans that blow against the fins and has blue Led's. I had one in my previous unit and it seemed to keep the fridge cooled more evenly.
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Are the LED's bright enough to replace the normal light or they "just for show?"
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Are the LED's bright enough to replace the normal light or they "just for show?"
I was hoping they would be but that is not the case. They only light up the back of the fins. They look nice but you will need to keep the oem fridge light.
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