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Old 04-27-2015, 08:30 PM   #241
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Installed the master bed overhead reading light (except for filling in the screw holes). This one will be much better than the stock light. The wife can read without me grumbling about a spot light shining in my eyes. I was initially confused... I assumed the black wire would connect to the black wire... Nope.
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Nice job, i like that light. The wiring can be confusing, white is usually always neutral, if there's a red its always hot.

The tongue jack is the same tool used to lower the scissor jacks.
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Old 04-27-2015, 08:38 PM   #242
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I know this should probably be in the tow forum but I was specifically interested in the 288BHS angle.

I'm getting new tires for the new to me truck. It currently has Michelin LT A/S tires. I want Cooper Zeon LTZ. LT=LT more or less but I was considering increasing the load rating. Tire guy says it's a waste of money and I don't need it for my camper. I'd hate the ride when not towing.

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I have the at3 coopers. You would prolly get less bounce while towing with a load range e tire but ya it would ride rougher i would think, less sidewall flex. Its a light camper, LT tires should be fine.
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Old 04-27-2015, 08:54 PM   #243
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I have the at3 coopers. You would prolly get less bounce while towing with a load range e tire but ya it would ride rougher i would think, less sidewall flex. Its a light camper, LT tires should be fine.

I think he's referring to his TV.?
I honestly think he might be right. I have P tires and, while I can feel them "roll" a little, I have no concerns with towing. I plan to get the LT's once my stock tires are worn, but I'm thinking you shouldn't need to go beyond those. And... How many days a year do you tow? 20 or so? So have a less comfortable ride the other 345 days to get a little bit better tow? I agree... Not worth it.


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Old 04-27-2015, 09:03 PM   #244
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I second KDH on tires comment. A 'P' rated tire works just fine.
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Old 04-27-2015, 09:19 PM   #245
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New toilet pic. Porcelain bowl and higher seat than stock toilet. Highly recommended. Happy wife is a happy man, lol.
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Used 'Sharkbite' connections you can find at Home Depot. Came out real nice.
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Old 04-27-2015, 09:26 PM   #247
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Started installing the Vortex 3-speed fan today. It's a 1-person job... But a 4-hands needed job as well. Someone to hold the fan while wiring it up. Had to abandon the project until the wifey is around to help out. Will provide a few pics once it's complete. Ready to install a MaxAir Vent Cover soon too.


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How did the fan come out? Gonna pull the trigger once I here from you, lol!
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Old 04-27-2015, 09:41 PM   #248
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How did the fan come out? Gonna pull the trigger once I here from you, lol!

Going to attempt it tomorrow with a step ladder. Wife is traveling, so I'm on my own if I want it finished pre-trip.


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Old 04-28-2015, 04:14 AM   #249
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I think he's referring to his TV.?
I was talking about that too lol
I would def go Lt tires but load range e is not needed. I didnt know stock some of these trucks are coming with p rated tires!
I need Lt c rating for all the wood i collect year round!

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Very nice! I never even thought about changing a bowl out! Didnt know they made somthing like it.
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Old 04-28-2015, 07:41 AM   #250
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Y'all are awesome. Thanks for the continued education and ideas!


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Old 04-28-2015, 07:33 PM   #251
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The wife was around tonight, so we decided to finally get the fan in. It actually went in pretty easily with two people. I had to clean up some sloppy work left behind by the factory, but nothing that was surprising. We left the wires longer than what we could have, but we were thinking they had them that long for a reason. You might want to trim them up a bit to keep them out of the way. I also suggest a person on the roof to align and hold the fan assembly and one in the camper to put in the screws.
The fan that is in the camper is the same manufacturer (Heng's) as the Vortex models... So the alignment was spot on for everything.
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Looks good!
I think they have a cheaper one also with no reverse, link incase anyone doesnt need that feature...

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Is it quieter? Prolly moves alot more air
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Old 04-29-2015, 12:50 PM   #253
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Looks good!
I think they have a cheaper one also with no reverse, link incase anyone doesnt need that feature...

Is it quieter? Prolly moves alot more air

We don't really need the reverse feature... But wanted the 3-speeds. When we first pull into our site, I like to crack a few windows and replace all the air inside, so the "high" setting does that quickly... Otherwise, we keep it on low most of the trip.
Yes... Definitely moves more air. Not really sure about the noise. The stock fan moved so little air, we really didn't bother with it.



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Old 04-29-2015, 04:08 PM   #254
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That 3 speed is def the way to go, didnt realize the one i listed was single.
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Are you guys able to play your TV over the outside speakers? Mine doesn't seem to work on either AUX 1 or 2. Dealer said it should. Not sure if I have something disconnected.

DVD plays over all speakers just not TV...

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Are you guys able to play your TV over the outside speakers? Mine doesn't seem to work on either AUX 1 or 2. Dealer said it should. Not sure if I have something disconnected.


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Never tried using the auxiliary inputs. However, the input source shouldn't effect your speakers... They should either work with all sources or none, in my opinion.
I will say... I opened up an access hole to get to the speaker wires a couple weeks ago..its a jumbled mess in there. I closed it up an left well enough alone for this season.


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I cant remember if the tv played through any speakers at all, i dont think it did!
You guys know i replaced mine, the main issues were
: no blueray (kids tend to pick movies in blueray these days)
: bluetooth, these days everything should work bluetooth!
As far as the wiring, the stock stereo is labeled and i believe there is a wiring diagram in the manuel too.
If you need to determine each speaker, tap a d battery neg on neg lead pos on pos lead. If you reverse it the speaker would just pull in instead of push out like its suppose to, you wont need to determine polarity though, the color stripe is the positive through out the camper!
Any questions on this please feel free to ask!
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Hooked up to 15A at home before our first trip. Fridge is on and I hear water running but no cooling. Confused...
TT is not 100% level. Is that the issue???


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Old 04-30-2015, 06:40 AM   #259
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Hooked up to 15A at home before our first trip. Fridge is on and I hear water running but no cooling. Confused...
TT is not 100% level. Is that the issue???


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My understanding is that the trailer should be level front to back for the fridge to work correctly. Side to side level is not as important.
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Are you guys able to play your TV over the outside speakers? Mine doesn't seem to work on either AUX 1 or 2. Dealer said it should. Not sure if I have something disconnected.

DVD plays over all speakers just not TV...

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On my FE 292BHDS i had to change the TV settings to be on "Music" then i had sound from the TV through the speakers.
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