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Old 05-10-2018, 07:22 AM   #361
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Here are promised Slim Shade pics. Sideways...
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Old 05-10-2018, 08:11 AM   #362
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Here are promised Slim Shade pics. Sideways...
Very Nice, this is definitely a must do for us!

Thanks for the pictures
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Old 05-10-2018, 06:39 PM   #363
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Here are promised Slim Shade pics. Sideways...
And where did you find that, it is something SWMBO has been wanting.
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Old 05-10-2018, 07:01 PM   #364
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And where did you find that, it is something SWMBO has been wanting.
Amazon is $20 less than Camping World.
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Old 05-10-2018, 08:38 PM   #365
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Thatís a pretty nice add on, unfortunately you need to double the $$ and add 5 (metric conversion, jk) for us north of the boarder...lol.
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Old 05-13-2018, 10:49 PM   #366
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I am planning on replacing the 6 ply Chinese tires with Goodyear Endurance 8 ply... I intend to retain the Chinese ones as spare tires, carrying two spares on longer trips.
I added a second spare tire hanger to my rear bumper, but I worry some about the added weight. Nothing else is attached to the bumper. In your collective opinions, is the 17fq bumper strong enough to hold two spares?
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Old 05-14-2018, 06:20 PM   #367
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Ordered ours this morning. Looking forward to being able to look out the window...
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Old 05-20-2018, 06:04 PM   #368
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That old frosted door window really would let in a lot of sunlight in the mornings, especially when a certain retired female was trying to sleep in. DW likes the installed Slim Shade so much that she started to sew removable blackout drapes for the other windows, also.
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FYI. Here is our first outing of the season. We love our 17fq.
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Very Nice!!
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Old 06-05-2018, 08:44 PM   #371
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FYI. Here is our first outing of the season. We love our 17fq.
Enjoy!
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Old 06-11-2018, 01:39 PM   #372
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For all you Coachmen Clipper 17FQ owners, can anyone suggest the best way to install a Camco Quickie Flush blackwater tank flush system? I looked underneath mine and the tank is very close to the frame, making it difficult to bore the necessary hole and mount the unit onto the tank. However, using one will make rinsing the blackwater tank easier than spraying a wand in the toilet.

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I placed the fitting centered on the rear of the tank just below the support beam.

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Thank you for the quick reply. Did you have any problem getting the drill in straight to bore the hole in the tank?
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Not that I recall. The tank wall is fairly thin and drilling at a slight angle won't cause any issue in inserting the flush "nozzle". Sealing around the flange is what's important.
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Old 06-22-2018, 07:32 AM   #376
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Thank you for the information.
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Old 07-25-2018, 10:57 AM   #377
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I recently noticed that change - glad I got a '16 because I make full use of that space under both dinette seats.

As far as mine goes:

>Added an electric trailer jack
>Added 15" wheels and load range D tires
>Installed a new control board and digital thermostat for the AC (best mod ever)
>Installed a flat panel TV
>Installed a privacy curtain at foot of bed
>Replaced factory mattress with a 10" memory foam (second best mod)
>Installed magnet strip by range to hang utensils
>Made a range top cover to increase counter space
>Changed all exterior marker lights to LED
>Added a blue LED lighting strip under the frame with a remote control On/Off and dimmer
>Installed towel hangers in bathroom
>Installed a cellular wifi router that uses the SIM from my T-mobile phone and lets me stream video (Netflix, DirecTV Now) without it counting against my monthly data allotment.
>Installed a PLEX media server (hardwired to router) and AppleTV (wifi connection to router).

I'd really like to do something with the storage space under the front of the bed so it's of a pull-out style rather than lifting up the top with the added weight of the memory foam mattress.

I'd also like to upgrade the exterior antenna. The current fixed, low profile mount doesn't get very good reception.
Can you explain further your 'range top cover'?? What material did you use and did you stain or seal it with anything? Want to do this but so far I have a countertop slab that I was thinking about cutting down/adding trim underneath BUT worry about the weight of this.... Thanks for reply
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I'm new here and it's been about 15 years since I pulled a camper--a lot of things have changed! One thing I really like about my newer cars and trucks is the backup camera. Has anyone considered installing a rear-view camera on the camper license plate and viewing it with your phone? Ours is a 17FQ. Is the distance too great for blue tooth? Would really help when backing into a site......
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I'm new here and it's been about 15 years since I pulled a camper--a lot of things have changed! One thing I really like about my newer cars and trucks is the backup camera. Has anyone considered installing a rear-view camera on the camper license plate and viewing it with your phone? Ours is a 17FQ. Is the distance too great for blue tooth? Would really help when backing into a site......
Distance is not a problem. Interference from siding, appliances, etc can block the signal.

I have a bluetooth battery monitor on my exterior batteries. I cannot get a signal on the other side of the wall from 3 feet away. Without interference bluetooth can usually go about 100 feet.

Only way to know is to try it.
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Old 09-07-2018, 12:29 PM   #380
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Has anyone considered installing a rear-view camera on the camper license plate and viewing it with your phone? Ours is a 17FQ.
I would consider this HFreight setup... I do not have one but I read it works with the monitor OR cell phone app...

because these are 9V cameras and not 12V amazon has these inexpensive voltage converters...
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