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Old 07-22-2020, 03:01 PM   #41
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The wait is finally over... we just got our 15tb!! The good news is that @gp1950 said everything I was going to... so Thanks! 😉

I pull it w/ a 2007 Toyota 4Runner 4.0l v6 and she seems to have plenty of power. It's a little "wiggly" when semi's pass but I don't know any better (first time pulling a TT). The truck squats ~1-1/2", but I have a leveling kit in the front and +1 tires. I just found an Andersen WD hitch that I'll install so we'll see how things tighten up.

I've combed through most of the trailer and the only issues I've found were a loose wire underneath (one of the tank sensors) and 2 wires were pinched between the frame and spare tire (fixed using an old garden hose to route ALL the wires through and zip-tied that to the frame member).

Mods... Hmmm this is probably going to be a never-ending story! I removed one of the propane tanks (she needed to lose 30lbs upfront), removed the "wire blocks" from the storage area (so boxes fit), rotated the jack head (so I can open the tailgate), cleaned up the wires behind the TV (really!), and spent 1/2 a day removing stickers (ugh).


Anyways... really excited!!!! 😁

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Old 07-22-2020, 03:06 PM   #42
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Some of the other mods...

Cleaned up TV Wires...
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Old 07-29-2020, 04:26 PM   #43
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Any of my 15tb friends mind pulling out the drawer under the microwave (little clips on the side of the slides) and confirming which wires connect to the awning wires...

There is a Black and White source AND a Black and Red awning wires. I'm guessing the Black source goes to the Red awning AND the White source goes to the Black awning BUT I'M NOT 100%...

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Old 07-30-2020, 06:27 AM   #44
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FYI... The white wire on the left goes to the black wire on the right. The black wire on the left goes to the red wire on the left.
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Old 08-06-2020, 11:51 AM   #45
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I don't want to turn this into too much of a build thread but hopefully these are good ideas for Team 15TB...


Installed a shelf in the "pantry" w/ the extra parts removed from the trunk...
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Installed a Progressive Industries 30a EMS in the "utility closet". I originally had the external version but didn't like the idea of $300 item walking off. Plus we have limited storage. So now it's safely "stored" inside and out of the way...
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I finally found our low drain points near our black/grey dump valves (not sure why they were eluding me). They have ball valves now...
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AND THEN I FOUND THIS LITTLE GEM! What "genius" decided to cut holes in the outdoor shower cubby that go directly into the pantry. Yeah as water runs down the hose... IT GOES RIGHT INTO THE TRAILER! I haven't decided how to fix it yet but UGH...
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But first... time to get back to camping!
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Old 08-16-2020, 08:58 AM   #46
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I finally found our low drain points near our black/grey dump valves (not sure why they were eluding me). They have ball valves now...
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Do you have a link to the ball valves? Id like to add these to our trailer.
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Old 08-16-2020, 04:34 PM   #47
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Hey @Captain Ron! I just picked them up from HD b/c I was there... but they are the 1/2" Straight Threaded (IPS) American Valve (https://amzn.to/2CwNk0S). A little tape and they twisted right on.

It was really nice to just open the valves and drain the trailer after our last trip.
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Old 08-16-2020, 04:40 PM   #48
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Question for everyone... our refridgerator is a DOMETIC RM2351. I keep reading that it could be a 3-way (AC, DC or LP Gas). But I'm only figuring out AC and LP.

Does anyone know if our fridge can run off the 12v DC (and how)?
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Old 08-20-2020, 04:14 PM   #49
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Looks like our fridge is plugged into an outlet that is powered by the inverter! So in theory... if we turn the inverter on... we should have a fridge! The fridge pulls ~5amp when starting up... so not sure how long it will last w/ our little setup. I have a few hour drive this weekend... I'll see if it keeps the beer cold.


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Old 08-22-2020, 08:53 AM   #50
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Looks like our fridge is plugged into an outlet that is powered by the inverter! So in theory... if we turn the inverter on... we should have a fridge! The fridge pulls ~5amp when starting up... so not sure how long it will last w/ our little setup. I have a few hour drive this weekend... I'll see if it keeps the beer cold.


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Depending on your tow vehicle, the vehicle should provide 12V to the trailer when connected, so the battery drain will be lower. An owner on another site did a test with this and had no issues keeping the fridge cold over a 4 hour drive.

Our fridge is 3-way, so it will run on 12V, so I am going to try that on our next trip.
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Old 08-22-2020, 10:52 AM   #51
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Question for everyone... our refridgerator is a DOMETIC RM2351. I keep reading that it could be a 3-way (AC, DC or LP Gas). But I'm only figuring out AC and LP.

Does anyone know if our fridge can run off the 12v DC (and how)?

Your refrigerator is a 2-way, LP or AC. It does require 12v to run the circuit board.

When traveling, make sure you have 12V and run it on LP.
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Old 08-22-2020, 07:57 PM   #52
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From the Dometic web page... "Two-way power AC or LP Gas (also available with three-way power, see model RM2354)".

However, the outlet that the fridge is plugged into is hot w/ the Inverter on. So just turn the inverter on and the fridge will work. I just drove 6h and the fridge was still COLD! Free power!
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Old 08-27-2020, 12:06 PM   #53
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FYI. On the 6-hour drive home w/ the refrigerator running off the inverter... the batteries dropped to ~70%. It was 90+ outside and partly cloudy.

(I'm not sure if the truck or the solar panels (or both) were re-charging the batteries... more to learn).
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Old 08-27-2020, 12:46 PM   #54
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New to RV'ing... I was having conundrums on what to do w/ the extra water in the fresh tank when it's time to head home!

My opinions... it's naughty and not courteous to pull the dump valve on the camping pad, it's too slow and not to mention extra wear on the pump to flush the toilet 500 times at the dump station, it's rude and illegal in some places to leak it down the highway, and my 4Runner isn't fond of the extra ~200lbs of water sloshing around behind the tt axel.

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We make sure there is at least 2/3 in the black & grey... water the trees... then head to the dump station. 😁
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Old 10-22-2020, 10:53 AM   #55
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Oh Winter... But not until we sneak in one last mod! The last mod of the year was to allow the Passenger side window to open as much as the Drivers side window!

Details are in this thread...
https://www.forestriverforums.com/fo...on-146641.html

If you cut the plastic window spacer at 6" it will allow the window to open 10"... same as the emergency window. 😉
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Old Yesterday, 10:58 AM   #56
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Just when you think Big Brother isn't listening... Pics of the 15TB 2021 Model!
BIGGER Sink, BIGGER Fridge, and a BETTER stereo! What do you think??

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