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Old 02-21-2015, 10:35 PM   #2841
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Oh I like that good idea but I keep my porch light and LEDs on my step on all night and my Remote is all ways in the fifth wheel well we all have are preference and they are all good ideas


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Old 02-22-2015, 07:21 AM   #2842
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We are awaiting delivery, so we have not actually done anything TO the TT. We did take down ten pine trees yesterday to make room for parking the thing. Also, my husband hooked up a 30 amp RV connection on the side of the garage. We will be putting in a gravel and concrete parking pad in preparation. We have an Amazon shopping cart full of items we need to purchase for the TT. I also purchased some things for the kitchen from Target yesterday. I combed through my kitchen drawers for duplicates to transfer to the trailer. I dont want to purchase too much prior to seeing the actual space and using it for a weekend first.
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Old 02-22-2015, 10:37 AM   #2843
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We are awaiting delivery, so we have not actually done anything TO the TT. We did take down ten pine trees yesterday to make room for parking the thing. Also, my husband hooked up a 30 amp RV connection on the side of the garage. We will be putting in a gravel and concrete parking pad in preparation. We have an Amazon shopping cart full of items we need to purchase for the TT. I also purchased some things for the kitchen from Target yesterday. I combed through my kitchen drawers for duplicates to transfer to the trailer. I dont want to purchase too much prior to seeing the actual space and using it for a weekend first.
Do that weekend at home, especially since you have the 30A plug there. That way if you need something the house is right there, you can get the missing thing and write it down without missing a beat.
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Old 02-22-2015, 12:59 PM   #2844
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39.5 ft 5er bunkhouse with one ac too boot it's a sierra 355QBQ bath and a half bath so one in both bathrooms (no brained there) one over the master bed one in the bunkhouse but two in the living area(btw 8 ft ceiling ht) only the bunkhouse is automatically opening we're short it's a pain in the mule to open the kitchen one

Just throwing out an unsolicited suggestion...Our trailer has a manual fan in the kitchen area (about 8.5 ft ceiling). I keep a short piece of PVC pipe in the trailer for opening this vent without a stool. This works pretty well as long as you don't close it too tightly (makes opening it the next time a real bear).
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Old 02-22-2015, 01:41 PM   #2845
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Just throwing out an unsolicited suggestion...Our trailer has a manual fan in the kitchen area (about 8.5 ft ceiling). I keep a short piece of PVC pipe in the trailer for opening this vent without a stool. This works pretty well as long as you don't close it too tightly (makes opening it the next time a real bear).
Love the idea and I have the tools to cut the end like a barrel key so tightness won't matter we were looking at the pre-made rod and handles but I'm a CHEAP mule as well
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Old 02-22-2015, 07:25 PM   #2846
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I cursed at it (my neighbors are starting to worry). I pulled the brake drums to check the wear, cleaned and reassembled/adjusted. After testing my breakaway switch I found the switch to be bad AND the wire pinched under a clamp. This explains the lack of braking from the tow vehicle, since the brake power is shorted to ground here. I fixed all that, then I cursed at it some more.

I checked to see how much of a job I am in for in replacing the kitchen sink faucet. Still winterized, but maybe I can do it without too much of a mess (pink stuff). The reefer still doesn't work right after a regulator change (full of oil).

I did previously install a Renogy Solar panel and charge controller. This is probably the only thing in my trailer that works properly, but I'm working my way through it.

I'm making a point to check the breakaway switch every time I connect the trailer (you have to turn a wheel to see if it is working). It has apparently not working since I brought the rig home.
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Old 02-22-2015, 07:35 PM   #2847
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Swept snow off the steps...waiting on spring or anything around 50 degrees....did get the cutting board in mail yesterday for it.
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Old 02-22-2015, 08:52 PM   #2848
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Not today, but I visited it Friday. They properly sealed the window, got the flashing installed well enough. They're working with FR to decide what to do with the slide out hanging up at the flush floor which the dealer claims is fine. At this point I think I'm done dealing with these guys, either I'll fix it myself or I'll burn most of my vacation time next year hauling it to Goshen myself.

It's sad, I paid nearly as much for this thing as I did for the house I'm sitting in, yet it's taken nine weeks to get here. It's not like they had to repair the roof or overhaul the electrical system.
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Old 02-22-2015, 09:36 PM   #2849
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Installed Two pole mounts on the 320RS for the Wilson antenna. One on each side to hold down on feed back with the inside antenna.
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Old 02-22-2015, 09:42 PM   #2850
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Installed Two pole mounts on the 320RS for the Wilson antenna. One on each side to hold down on feed back with the inside antenna.
Great, would like to see pics and details of your installation.
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Old 02-22-2015, 10:01 PM   #2851
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to wandering jarhead; aren't you glad you checked your brakes yourself, the next time will be easyer ! I'd like to know more about oil in the regulator, LP? and reefer not working, Thank you for your service !
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Old 02-22-2015, 10:08 PM   #2852
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Emptied all of my stuff out of it. Trade in tomorrow for a 2015 Sunseeker 3010ds!
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Old 02-22-2015, 10:47 PM   #2853
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Checked on it yesterday while it's in storage. All is good. List of mods ready to be worked on...in warmer temperatures of course.


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Old 02-22-2015, 10:58 PM   #2854
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Checked it at the storage facility after a wild week of single digits to below zero temperatures, 50mph winds, 6" of snow, and then today clear, sunny and mid-40s to melt it all! Took the opportunity to take some measurements and photos so that I can procure matching materials from FR and do some more custom mods when spring arrives!
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Old 02-22-2015, 11:05 PM   #2855
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Picked it up from the dealer on Saturday after some warranty work. Had to move my WD bar holders now that they gave me the correct hitch. The old hitch was a round bar and would have been fine until I started loading my toys into it. Now I have a trunnion style and have can load my trailer to the limit and still be fine.
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Old 02-23-2015, 01:25 AM   #2856
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Water drain. In the nice white control box on my 320RS I installed an extension to the drain at the bottom to let the water file out onto the ground instead of into belly. I had to trim the bottom hole to match it up with the above box outlet. The old hole was clear off to the rear side and it was hard to even get the hose up in the above box. I used a piece of rubber with a hose clamp for the extension. If the fresh water over flows on fill up I won't have to pull the belly shin off to dry it out.
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Old 02-23-2015, 11:31 AM   #2857
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I'm making a point to check the breakaway switch every time I connect the trailer (you have to turn a wheel to see if it is working). It has apparently not working since I brought the rig home.
Make sure your brake controller isn't connected when you test the break-away switch. Easiest way is to test using the camper battery before you plug in the Bargeman. Many brake controllers will be destroyed if you apply full back voltage via the break-away.
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Old 02-23-2015, 12:00 PM   #2858
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Moved it forward about 3' so the concrete contractor can get around the dirt piles waiting to be leveled and compacted. All this for a standard 2-car garage, but at least we will end up with a level, compacted pad for the MH.
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Old 02-23-2015, 01:09 PM   #2859
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This is my pole mount for the Wilson antenna.
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This is my pole mount for the Wilson antenna.
Thanks, that looks like it should work well.
Is that a painters pole and where did the mount come from?
Are you using the directional or omni-directional Wilson antenna?
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