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Old 09-07-2017, 04:40 PM   #301
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I bought a black stove top cover on eBay (2 burner) . . . .got it super cheap because there was a scratch on it--which doesn't show much at all!
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Old 09-09-2017, 10:38 AM   #302
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Our 17fq actually has lots more usable counter space than our previous TT, if you can imagine! I installed one of these covers, and it really helped. Suburban also makes a recessed mounting for their burners, with a hinged glass cover that is flush with the countertop. Nice, but it requires additional clearance space under the counter than what is available above our little fridge.
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Old 09-16-2017, 01:19 PM   #303
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Yes pump in basement not sure on why the pic are showing that way. I will have to have the kids show he how to fix that.
My wife is left handed so when she takes a picture, she turns the phone the opposite way a right handed person would do it. When I upload her pictures to the computer they are all upside down.
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Old 09-18-2017, 03:15 PM   #304
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Just to name a few, here is some of what has been done so far:

2.Digital thermostat AC control box so the fan will shut off

16.2 step entrance steps
17.MaxAire exhaust in bathroom & cover
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1. What product did you use for AC thermostat, and how did you install it?
2. Same question for the entrance steps and installation of the Maxaire and cover.
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Old 09-19-2017, 08:29 PM   #305
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Thanks!

1. What product did you use for AC thermostat, and how did you install it?
2. Same question for the entrance steps and installation of the Maxaire and cover.
The thermostat is a Honeywell I picked up at Walmart and it is wired in to control the heat and AC both. A simple swap of the wires from the old to the new for heat but since I added the AC control box so the fan would not run all the time I had to run a cable from the AC down to the thermostat. Don't remember it taking more than 10 minutes to fish the wire. Then simple standard color coded connections. The control box is from Coleman, don't have the part number handy, but should be an easy find going by model number of the AC unit. Best as I recall it was around $50.

The steps I used are Stromberg that I picked up at Camping World on sale and I had to drill two holes and add some 1/4" spacers since it is just a bit more narrow than the steps I removed. Sure made SWMBO happy getting the steps nearer to the ground for the one of us with short legs.

As for the Maxaire again it was a simple remove and replace but if I remember correctly I had to shave off a little bit on one side to get the wire routed where I needed it to go. Not difficult just aggravating working over head when you have a fused neck.
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Old 09-21-2017, 10:26 PM   #306
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Season is over

Last evening, I winterized the pipes and removed the batteries on our 17fq because the overnight temps were dropping into the 20s this weekend. And I thought we would have another month or more of camping before this happened. Global warming, my foot!
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Old 09-22-2017, 04:17 AM   #307
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Last evening, I winterized the pipes and removed the batteries on our 17fq because the overnight temps were dropping into the 20s this weekend. And I thought we would have another month or more of camping before this happened. Global warming, my foot!
So sorry to hear that! We are hoping to get a few more trips before tucking it in for the winter.
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Old 10-06-2017, 08:01 AM   #308
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Next Project:

Quieting down the water pump.

It's loud enough to wake the neighbors....
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Old 10-07-2017, 02:19 AM   #309
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Hey WNY,
The isolator mat and accumulator helped for ours...the pics are back in the pages somewhere.

I think last weekend was the last for us this year, wet snow was beginning as we were packing up. That was the tale end after spending the weekend with family just hanging out at a family camp weekend, what a great way to end the year!
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Old 10-13-2017, 07:33 AM   #310
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Added Accumulator Tank, moved pump (for easier access to filter) and added looped braided lines to isolate the pump from the rigid plumbing. I did not add the isolation mat under the pump yet, because I am not sure I need it at this time, pump is much quieter. DW is happy!

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Old 10-13-2017, 11:45 PM   #311
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Hey WNY,
Good approach to isolate the pump with the flex lines! Very nice....you'll like the accumulator, softens the on / off on the pump.
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Old 10-31-2017, 05:02 AM   #312
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It's been great bouncing idea's off everyone and sharing mod's. I just made the ultimate mod and upgraded to a 2015 Keystone Bullet Premier 26RBPR. I'll still be hanging around and checking out what everyone is doing.
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Old 10-31-2017, 09:18 AM   #313
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WYN clipper Thanks for all of your ideas on the clipper some I liked and some I didn't use .It was great to see what others have done.I have done a few also .These small trailers are great for those that have smaller tow vehicles, but they don't have a l;ot of room.I hope you enjoy your new vacation home, now start your new mods and start another thread.:sign havefun:
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Someone is going to get a small trailer packed with a lot of goodies....I hope they understand the effort and thought that went into it.
Enjoy the new wheels, did you just buy a bigger project? Lol...
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WYN clipper Thanks for all of your ideas on the clipper some I liked and some I didn't use .It was great to see what others have done.I have done a few also .These small trailers are great for those that have smaller tow vehicles, but they don't have a l;ot of room.I hope you enjoy your new vacation home, now start your new mods and start another thread.:sign havefun:
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Old 11-01-2017, 05:04 AM   #316
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Someone is going to get a small trailer packed with a lot of goodies....I hope they understand the effort and thought that went into it.
Enjoy the new wheels, did you just buy a bigger project? Lol...
LOL... Yes it is definitly a bigger project!

The first accessory for it was a new tow vehicle!
My less than a year old Tacoma couldn't pull it, so my new Silverado was a must!
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Old 11-05-2017, 05:27 PM   #317
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Thanks to WNY, BC, and all the other contributors on this topic this year.
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Old 11-05-2017, 08:34 PM   #318
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Thanks...And right back at cha Homer! Everyone has made this a great thread.
Here is to next year's camping season!
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Old 11-06-2017, 05:52 AM   #319
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Thanks to WNY, BC, and all the other contributors on this topic this year.
Thanks Homer!

This has been a great thread with contributions from everyone! The thread ended up exactly what I was hoping for, members bouncing ideas off each other. I hope you guys continue contributing with this thread.

My DW and I have been going to a lot of trailer shows over this past season and I do believe the 17fq layout is one of the best layout for its size.
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Old 12-28-2017, 11:12 AM   #320
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Just flipped the axle on my 16FB and left the ST 175/80R13 Load Range "C" tires, drove on interstate and off road (big difference in ground clearance). I can feel a little swaying on the interstate, so I am concerned about changing the tires and rims to 15". Has anyone experienced any dangers using the 15" tire (top heavy, swaying, etc.).
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