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Old 04-17-2015, 07:05 AM   #161
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Love ours

We were the same way when we saw our Apex 288bhs. We were hesitant on the length, towing with a Nissan Armada, but so far it has towed great. We have a blue ox swaypro 750 and couldn't be happier.
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Old 04-17-2015, 07:07 AM   #162
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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.
Ours looks like that too
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Old 04-17-2015, 07:11 AM   #163
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Any 288bhs owners find/upgrade to a porcelain toilet that fits? We tried installing a Dometic 310 but I hit the wall and need about an inch from the back right corner.
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Old 04-17-2015, 11:02 AM   #164
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Ours looks like that too
Thanks.
As far as the toilet, never thought about upgrading the it!
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Old 04-17-2015, 02:50 PM   #165
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Potential new Apex owner/Apex 288BH info

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We were the same way when we saw our Apex 288bhs. We were hesitant on the length, towing with a Nissan Armada, but so far it has towed great. We have a blue ox swaypro 750 and couldn't be happier.

I assume you have the 9000# tow Armada? We purchased an Armada to tow our previous TT after Nissan told us they all had that capacity... Only to find out later that the SV trim is only 6500# tow.
The wife and I briefly talked about a full sized toilet... But our current mod list is longer than our bank account can support.
I'll be checking in on those welds this weekend.


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Old 04-17-2015, 04:28 PM   #166
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Picked it up this morning. Went through everything I could get to (easily) to make sure connections were tight.
First in the mod list is a surge protector and water filter. I'm thinking these. Feedback would be GREATLY appreciated.

Progressive Industries EMSLCHW30 Surge Protector https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0050EH004..._TPxmvb1MT9GZR

Camco 40043 TastePURE Water Filter with Flexible Hose Protector https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0006IX87S..._pRxmvb1JE8FME
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Old 04-17-2015, 05:33 PM   #167
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I too eventually want that surge protector you listed. I should prolly use a water filter but never have, im draining the water heater and flushing it after every trip.
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Old 04-17-2015, 07:24 PM   #168
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Picked it up this morning. Went through everything I could get to (easily) to make sure connections were tight.
First in the mod list is a surge protector and water filter. I'm thinking these. Feedback would be GREATLY appreciated.

Progressive Industries EMSLCHW30 Surge Protector https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0050EH004..._TPxmvb1MT9GZR

Camco 40043 TastePURE Water Filter with Flexible Hose Protector https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0006IX87S..._pRxmvb1JE8FME

I have the Progressive Industries 30amp portable. I think you'll find on these boards that the PI brand is the favorite by far. A very valuable asset, in my opinion. I see the advantage of the hard wired... And to do over again, I'd consider it. But I do like being able to see it cycle through all the systems checks before I plug in... And I really like being able to keep an eye the amperage draw at any given time (the wife does make fun of me for this).

That is the filter I use. You can also find them at Walmart, if they have an RV section. I screw on my regulator, then the filter, and then the hose. Works just fine. I figure we don't drink the campground water anyway, so the filter doesn't have to be overly advanced.


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Old 04-17-2015, 09:02 PM   #169
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I have the Progressive Industries 30amp portable.

Do you use one of their boxes to secure it? I worry too much about theft...

I'm actually in the fence about the portable. I'm an engineer and want to see the cycling too! Plus I'm not sure where I'd mount the fixed one.
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Old 04-17-2015, 09:09 PM   #170
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I'm also wanting to put up one of those swing in and out shower rods. They're heavy so I'm instead considering the bowed out kind that's fixed. I'm worried about the weight pulling it out of the exterior wall.

How should I attach either to the exterior wall?
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Old 04-18-2015, 06:38 AM   #171
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Sorry guys...I'm asking a ton of questions.

I didn't get a 288BHS manual. I've searched Google and this site and come up empty. Any idea where to get one? Is there one?
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Old 04-18-2015, 06:43 AM   #172
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Here's the lock I use. There's a metal tab on the power station that this slips through... I then wrap it around the pedestal twice and it usually fits nice and snug.
Gotta be honest... In all our years of camping (tent camping included), we've never had anything stolen from our site... So I don't overly concern myself with securing "things"... Just the family. It's far more likely I'll pull out my power cord and accidentally leave the power station than it falling victim to theft.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00C2B...SN8W8N7XD4APS5

As for the shower curtain... We're still tossing around ideas.


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Old 04-18-2015, 06:45 AM   #173
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Sorry guys...I'm asking a ton of questions.

I didn't get a 288BHS manual. I've searched Google and this site and come up empty. Any idea where to get one? Is there one?

I'm not sure if there is one. I'd call Coachmen directly. They'd be able to help you out. I doubt it would be much help... The ones I've read didn't contain much useful info.


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Old 04-18-2015, 06:49 AM   #174
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As far as the manual mine did come with one and one for each appliance, had to refer to the oven one cause i couldnt light it! Id ask the dealer or call coachman.

Our last camping trip some one stole a guys hitch right out of his truck over night! Just gotta love living on longisland.....
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Old 04-18-2015, 06:54 AM   #175
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Any one know where to get this style screen door latch? This is on my buddys Salem, you dont have to slide it to open from inside!
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As far as the manual mine did come with one and one for each appliance, had to refer to the oven one cause i couldnt light it! Id ask the dealer or call coachman.

Our last camping trip dome one stole a guys hitch right out of his truck over night! Just gotta love living on longisland.....

Wow... I guess living "in the middle of nowhere" has a few advantages. I do keep a hitch lock on mine while at the campground.
I have used the individual manuals... But not the general one. I had a gas leak in the oven... Bought a sniff tester at Home Depot and made that repair myself.


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Old 04-18-2015, 07:38 AM   #177
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Ran back storage electric outlet, framed and cut access door from top to shut valves when needed. Piece of cake, 12v wire going through it too will make it easy to install a light. Need help let me know!
This is something they should have done at the factory. I have the same setup on my 259BHSS. Very good and useful mod.

Also in reading back in this thread, also had some water intrusion around the cable tv input. Disconnected cable and it went away for the weekend. Just used HD antenna since then. Any ideas on whether it is caulking around the input that is needed to cure the issue or is it a problem with the rubber connector setup?
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Old 04-18-2015, 08:08 AM   #178
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Picked it up yesterday.

This thing is awesome! Even looks pretty good in the driveway! Although not sure what my neighbors will think...
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This thing is awesome! Even looks pretty good in the driveway! Although not sure what my neighbors will think...
Congrats! Looks like mine lol Nice driveway too!
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Wow... I guess living "in the middle of nowhere" has a few advantages. I do keep a hitch lock on mine while at the campground.
I have used the individual manuals... But not the general one. I had a gas leak in the oven... Bought a sniff tester at Home Depot and made that repair myself.


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The guy had a hitch pin lock in it too but wasnt locked right! I put mine in the front storage.

Im trying to transfer to jersey so i can move to pa! Oh i hate it here....

CLT, my cable hook up leaked on the awning side with it closed, i pulled it off, cleaned the caulk off and resealed it. Havnt had a cable line plugged into any yet, i did change every single cable fitting there is! Lol
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