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Old 03-07-2018, 03:01 PM   #1
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Pending mods for 313BHS

After the first trip, all went good, noticed some needs and only had two issues. The remote popped some fuses when I opened the rear slide without the 50 amp connected, from what I found the batteries after traveling are lower and the draw pops the remotes fuse board (has one for each slide) from what they told me, that's located behind the main fuse panel (you can hear the clicking when changing function on remote). Also, found a speaker trim ring missing (Couchs RV promptly sent one). As for mods, I'm going to ad the following:

- hinge door stops to the interior doors.
- adding a Valletta 50-96" adjust sewer hose carrier.
- DVD player, and RCA outlet for input to Furion radio.
- extra alum bar stock support inside lower valence of left large slide along with more screws (seems overly flexible).
- battery shutoff switch behind front cover.
-outdoor kitchen mat to surface to protect it (found on staple not seated under fridge pad that scraped surface lightly).
- DIRECTV power supplies, bridge, and splitter so all I have to do is grab the box and genies.
- ac vents that close on main unit to force more air to front bedroom.

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Old 03-08-2018, 07:51 AM   #2
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You are correct as the voltage goes down the amperage comes up to do the same amount of work which can trip breakers or pop fuses.
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Old 03-08-2018, 10:32 PM   #3
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I pop fuses too but it doesnít matter if Iím running on battery or if Iím plugged in to shore power. It happens to me when retracting slides. If I donít let off the button in time it blows every time. So now I let the slides almost all the way in and finish with the inside switches. I also cut an access hole in the plywood behind the kitchen drawers so I can replace fuse when it happens
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Old 03-08-2018, 10:36 PM   #4
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I never had the issue with charged batts or plugged
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Old 03-08-2018, 10:49 PM   #5
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Mine donít do it with the jacks or awning just the slides and only when bringing them in. I went back to the dealership and they said it is a common problem and they didnít know why some do it and some donít. They also couldnít tell me where the fuse was, I had to find it on my on. After I found it I couldnít physically reach it from the door so I had to take the drawers out and remove the plywood that holds the drawer guides to access them. Thatís when I found that the black tank flush one way valve/ anti syphion thing was installed backward and laying on the floor, also my electric heating element for hot water was not plugged in. It must have been a Friday when they were rigging that part. Iím also installing a battery switch and reworking the cable/sat wireing. to the OP Sorry to highjack your thread.
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Old 03-08-2018, 10:54 PM   #6
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No worries! All good! So far mine is good, it's a known issue for them to pop fuses when batts are low, but you may have lose connections or voltage drops some where, worth a check
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Old 03-11-2018, 12:49 AM   #7
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Vote NO on the hinge door stops

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I'd think twice about those hinge door stops. When you are pulling on the edge of a 24" or 30" door, you put tremendous pressure on the door and wall and tremendous stress on the hinge mounting screws.

You could easily punch a hole right through the door veneer or wall panel, or rip the hinge right from the wall. The former owner of my fixed residence used these and the 1-1/2" pine closet doors and moldings all have dents.

Consider whether you could use a strategically-placed adhesive-backed bumper on the wall or floor instead.
https://woodworker.com/clear-hemisph...su-896-090.asp
https://www.baldwinhardware.com/prod...umper-4000-150
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/40x-...797937116.html

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Old 03-11-2018, 03:45 PM   #8
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I get what your saying but these are only to prevent the pantry to cabinet and bedroom door from hitting the doorknob to wall by less than 1/4", we aren't real forceful and take care of our stuff, door knob would have to go through for them to punch a hole.
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It's not the doorknob

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I get what your saying but these are only to prevent the pantry to cabinet and bedroom door from hitting the doorknob to wall by less than 1/4", we aren't real forceful and take care of our stuff, door knob would have to go through for them to punch a hole.
It's not the doorknob! When you use those hinge-stoppers and open the door too far, you are using a 24" lever against a 1" hinge stopper, a 24:1 force multiplier. The hinge-stopper will punch a hole through the door veneer, or the other side of it will punch a hole in the wall, or it will pull the hinge from the wall. If you don't understand, go ahead and get one and install it, and move the door gently to its limit and watch what happens.

As an alternative, just get one of the stick-on bumpers I referenced and place it where the doorknob would hit.

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Old 03-11-2018, 04:05 PM   #10
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It's already on buddy, I see no issues with what I used, I appreciate your comments and info but I understand just fine the wall the door, the pressure on both. I am fine with it.
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I put the carrier on the from L side, you can't even tell it's there. The A/V connection I ran from the radio through the wall and out to connect a DVD or other device via the cables, also ran the sub pre out. The battery shutoff will be done Friday. As for the AC vents they work great and push more air to the front bedroom, def worth doing. I may even add a second vent in the front bedroom.
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Old 03-21-2018, 05:47 PM   #12
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How did you secure the sewer hose holder? Going to do the same. And, I will definitely order those vents.
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How did you secure the sewer hose holder? Going to do the same. And, I will definitely order those vents.
I think I misread, u put the sewer hose holder underneath the left slide out?
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Old 03-21-2018, 07:31 PM   #14
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Yep in front of the forward discharge, works great.
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Old 03-21-2018, 07:32 PM   #15
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I used self drilling screws to the frame. You have to play with the size adjustment but I have almost 88" of the tube.
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Did dual shut offs.
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I used self drilling screws to the frame. You have to play with the size adjustment but I have almost 88" of the tube.
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Old 03-22-2018, 03:07 PM   #19
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Use a washer since the mount is plastic
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