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Old 04-14-2015, 02:33 PM   #141
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Congrats!
I use this one, remove elbow and it fit in bumper fine.
http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B002N5...P3L&ref=plSrch
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Old 04-14-2015, 03:49 PM   #142
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Oh ya i finished painting the spare, shouldnt see those rusty seams anytime soon.
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Old 04-14-2015, 04:59 PM   #143
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Congrats on your new Apex, rdnbck! As everyone will advise, take your time and give it a thorough going over. And pics! Post lots of pics!
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Old 04-14-2015, 06:02 PM   #144
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Just put the deposit on a 2015 288BHS! Hope to pick it up Fri or Sat!!!
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Old 04-14-2015, 06:15 PM   #145
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Just put the deposit on a 2015 288BHS! Hope to pick it up Fri or Sat!!!
Congrats to u too!
So much storage and we love the kitchen table on the awning side of the camper!
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Old 04-14-2015, 07:42 PM   #146
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This is my first post... Looking forward to picking up the new camper Friday! I have really enjoyed all the suggestions for mods! Wondering what kind of sewer hose you guys use in your Apex 288BHS? And does it store in the bumper?

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Welcome and congrats!

I have the Rhinoflex. Fits nice and snug in rear bumper. The donut part doesn't fit... I keep that in the tote where I keep the hose support. I also bought the hose extension (I think 10'?)... And needed it for the first time in 2-years this past weekend. I store it in the other end of the bumper.

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Sidewinder hose support... http://www.amazon.com/Camco-43041-Si...xgy_auto_img_y


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Old 04-14-2015, 08:31 PM   #147
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Any of you guys using the Prodigy P2 brake control? And if so, what setting are you using? I tried to adjust mine this weekend and I'm up to 6.5 and it still hasn't locked up. I also have the boost set at b1.


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Old 04-14-2015, 09:00 PM   #148
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I have the same one, it locked up on gravel when i picked it up in oct. This 1st trip i just took, i dialed it up a tad more close to 6 and it didnt lock on pavement. I believe im on b1 also.
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X3 on the Prodigy, ours is under dash and hard to see. We got grabbed a couple times testing in the lot at PDI, but have since figured it out. Ours has the light indicator we can see, it goes into the orange when operating properly for us. Makes a very pleasant tow compared to the ol popup pushing on us.
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A shout out to the mods for fulfilling a request to re-name the thread to better reflect the content.


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Great that we have more "Potential new Apex owners" too!
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Potential 235BHS owner here. Lots of good things in this thread thanks everyone!
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Old 04-15-2015, 11:48 PM   #153
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Welcome and congratulations!
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Old 04-16-2015, 12:20 PM   #154
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Potential 235BHS owner here. Lots of good things in this thread thanks everyone!

Be careful... The "potential" turns to "current" very suddenly. Hahaha.

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Be careful... The "potential" turns to "current" very suddenly. Hahaha.

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Cableman... how exactly did you remove your stereo? I think you said to remove the screws, but i don't see any to remove, unless i just overlooked them? Did you pop off the faceplate somehow and find the screws? The speaker thing is really bugging me... i want to rewire it so that the speaker closest to the bunks can be dedicated... so if the kids want to watch TV from their bed, they can do that without blasting the TV throughout the camper.
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Potential 235BHS owner here. Lots of good things in this thread thanks everyone!
I was wondering if you've checked out the Rockwood Mini Lites? We had a 2306 before this Apex and we really enjoyed it... here's a link to a similar model to the 235BHS. I think if we had purchased it instead of the 2306, we would probably still have it. I didn't have the TV to pull it back then, however. The murphy bed is such a great feature.

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I was wondering if you've checked out the Rockwood Mini Lites? We had a 2306 before this Apex and we really enjoyed it... here's a link to a similar model to the 235BHS. I think if we had purchased it instead of the 2306, we would probably still have it. I didn't have the TV to pull it back then, however. The murphy bed is such a great feature.

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That is a great model, and I love the Murphy bed too, the weight was a tad bit too close to our max capacity with the Dakota. But now our Dakota needs some work done and my husband has me pricing an F150 with Ecoboost. We then could tow bigger, but now our budget is maxed out. There are two Apex models at a local dealer that have been sitting for 10 months on the lot and I think I can get a great price on one. In the end we may have no money left over for camping expenses!
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Old 04-16-2015, 04:23 PM   #159
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Just wondering if your guys apex frame welds look like these also? Looks a tad porous to me but im sure fine. Im gonna run a bead of black dap across upper and lower outer sides just to keep them from rusting so quick.
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We'll check and see ours on our next stop by storage. It does look thin.
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