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Old 06-24-2015, 10:04 AM   #401
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After 3300 miles (on our way back home) one of the trailer tires blew in Joplin, MO! Luckily the rubber all stayed in tact. So no damage to the trailer. I plan on replacing all these China tires when I get home!
Wow! Goid thing all is ok. I guess these tires from china just cant handle long hauls. Its a shame we pay so much and have to replace tires.
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Old 06-24-2015, 05:38 PM   #402
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After 3300 miles (on our way back home) one of the trailer tires blew in Joplin, MO! Luckily the rubber all stayed in tact. So no damage to the trailer. I plan on replacing all these China tires when I get home!

Wow... That's not good to hear. Glad all is well. I thought maybe because these tires held air so well they might actually be better than my previous Trail Express tires. Apparently not. I was hoping to get through his year on these tires... I already have over 1,000 miles on them... This has me reconsidering that thought.


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Old 06-25-2015, 05:23 PM   #403
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Dropped the camper off with the dw! I roll back out east tomorrow with the kiddies
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Old 06-27-2015, 04:34 PM   #404
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Are our brakes self-adjusting or do I need to adjust the old fashioned way?


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Old 06-28-2015, 06:23 PM   #405
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Are our brakes self-adjusting or do I need to adjust the old fashioned way?


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Can't help you there. Not even sure what that means. Hahaha.


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Old 06-28-2015, 09:17 PM   #406
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Self-adjusting sort of ratchet out as the pads wear. Then when you install new pads it's reset.
Old fashioned means you have to jack up each wheel and adjust a star nut inside the brake (from an access hole) to push brakes out and compensate for wear.
I seem to have a decrease in braking with my controller turned up.


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Old 06-29-2015, 06:07 PM   #407
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"I seem to have a decrease in braking with my controller turned up. "

Has your trailer gotten heavier?
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Old 07-01-2015, 08:03 AM   #408
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I guess it depends on what else you have running. Your hot water heater will draw the most amps.
With all three on, I was showing 28amps, so I also switched my water heater to propane. I also had on a small dehumidifier, which draws 2amps... And a few interior lights.
I'm pretty sure this is somewhat common. On my previous Rockwood, all three put me at 26amps. The difference is the A/C. This 13,500btu Dometic draws about 2amps more than my previous 15,000btu Coleman Mach. Makes no sense.


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How do you switch the water heater to propane? There's the on/off switch in the bathroom and then the switch outside on the water heater itself. Are they different? I just thought the outside switch was like a master power switch and electric was the only option.....
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How do you switch the water heater to propane? There's the on/off switch in the bathroom and then the switch outside on the water heater itself. Are they different? I just thought the outside switch was like a master power switch and electric was the only option.....

Yes... They are different. The outside switch is for electric. The inside is for propane. You can have them both on, or run them independently. Just make sure there's water in your hot water tank when you flip the outside switch or it will fry your heating element instantly. We almost always run propane only, just because of the amp draw using electric.


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Old 07-02-2015, 08:12 AM   #410
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Thanks for the info on the water heater switches! Never knew there was a difference. You think they would have mentioned that on the walk through, lol!! In that case then, I'll just run off the inside switch and propane as well. Thanks again.

Anyone have any close call scraping the trailer's back end when towing/backing on an incline? We noticed the clearance is pretty tight back there when either backing into a hilly driveway/campsite and/or towing down a hill onto a flat road where the change is pretty abrupt. Just wondering if anyone else has had the same pucker factor I did, lol.
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Old 07-02-2015, 12:24 PM   #411
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Anyone have any close call scraping the trailer's back end when towing/backing on an incline? We noticed the clearance is pretty tight back there when either backing into a hilly driveway/campsite and/or towing down a hill onto a flat road where the change is pretty abrupt. Just wondering if anyone else has had the same pucker factor I did, lol.
I do just hit the triangle piece backing into my driveway. I removed the sewer support, pushed waste pipe up till it stopped and drilled new hole in bracket. I gained an inch lol. She is a lower camper for sure!
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Old 07-03-2015, 09:51 PM   #412
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Has your trailer gotten heavier?

Good question! Actually, no. Same load as usual.


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Old 07-05-2015, 04:22 PM   #413
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Hey guys, we are throwing around the idea of selling our 288bhs due to us buying a new house, not out of state like i was hoping. Just thinking about it, so if any of you know of any friends that are looking for a great camper only used 3 times so far! Would be a good price with everything ive added! Hitch and all.
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Hey guys, we are throwing around the idea of selling our 288bhs due to us buying a new house, not out of state like i was hoping. Just thinking about it, so if any of you know of any friends that are looking for a great camper only used 3 times so far! Would be a good price with everything ive added! Hitch and all.

Oh wow... What a bummer. Good luck.


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New house has a half acre so lotta room to park it. I doubt well sell it but if someone flashed 20k in front of me it would be hard to say no with all the cash im spending now lol
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Hey guys, we are throwing around the idea of selling our 288bhs due to us buying a new house

Congrats on the new house! Hope u don't have to sell. You guys are my inspiration! 😜


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Counter moving away from wall

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I have a 2014 Apex 288BHS and just returned from our July 4th camping trip. While cleaning the camper I noticed the sink counter top was pulled away from the wall about 1/2 inch from the edge by the sink to about where the gas burners begin. When I put the slide out, the counter was sucked tight to the wall again. Anyone experience this kind of movement?
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Hello all,
I have a 2014 Apex 288BHS and just returned from our July 4th camping trip. While cleaning the camper I noticed the sink counter top was pulled away from the wall about 1/2 inch from the edge by the sink to about where the gas burners begin. When I put the slide out, the counter was sucked tight to the wall again. Anyone experience this kind of movement?
Mine would drop a hair by the bread box side (left) i pre drilled a screw from underneath and up in to the side of the bread box. I only saw the gap while slide was in. Id check yours out underneath and see how its secured, maybe its pulled off wall or needs a better way to be attached.
Ill check mine out also and report back.

There is a wood strip underneath, i would pull it off load with pl construction adhesive and screw it back in.
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Thanks Cableman

Thanks for the quick reply. I think I may have a bigger issue with the counter pulling away. I noticed I can see a floor seam the width of the coach right where the sofa and counter meet. The sofa side is a little bit lower and I think when the slide is in it drops slightly and pulls the counter off the wall. When the slide is out everything fits correctly. The floor does not feel soft or spongy anywhere. I looked for signs of water damage underneath the coach and didn't see anything. I'm not sure how the floor is constructed but if I stand at the rear of the sofa I can see a straight line going left to right and there is a small difference in height. Do you think it is just a floor seam or a bigger structural issue? I can find any pics of the floor construction.
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Can you post a pic for a better referance?
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