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Old 05-10-2015, 09:23 AM   #3821
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Added yellow ( non insect attracting ) LED strip to outside kitchen with wireless dimmer control. Added white LED strips to each shelf area in pantry closet with on/off switches. Easily connected to empty fused position in convertor.
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Old 05-10-2015, 09:26 AM   #3822
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Added yellow ( non insect attracting ) LED strip to outside kitchen with wireless dimmer control. Added white LED strips to each shelf area in pantry closet with on/off switches. Easily connected to empty fused position in convertor.
Why not micro switches on the doors so you don't have to remember to shut the switch off?
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Old 05-10-2015, 09:32 AM   #3823
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Why not micro switches on the doors so you don't have to remember to shut the switch off?
Considered that, but when I store the TT between trips, I leave all doors ( cabinets, closets etc) open to prevent mold. I have a dehumidifier in the TT and opening all doors allows them to stay fresh. Also allows peppermint to get in closets to keep mice out. Also discovered that the adhesive on the back of many of the LED strips is mediocre ( especially the Chinese made ones). It does not hold up well under heat. I cut a strip of 3M auto trim tape and attached it to the sticky side of the LED strip. NO issues with coming lose under temp.
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Considered that, but when I store the TT between trips, I leave all doors ( cabinets, closets etc) open to prevent mold. I have a dehumidifier in the TT and opening all doors allows them to stay fresh. Also allows peppermint to get in closets to keep mice out. Also discovered that the adhesive on the back of many of the LED strips is mediocre ( especially the Chinese made ones). It does not hold up well under heat. I cut a strip of 3M auto trim tape and attached it to the sticky side of the LED strip. NO issues with coming lose under temp.
Could just pull the 12V fuse or put them on a master switch.
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Old 05-10-2015, 09:50 AM   #3825
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Where did you find the yellow led strips???



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Old 05-10-2015, 10:00 AM   #3826
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Where did you find the yellow led strips???
Superbrightleds.com

Here si the controller I used. http://www.ebay.com/itm/DC-12V-11-Ke...item1e819c0f95
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Old 05-10-2015, 11:18 AM   #3828
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Just a note about the Andersen WDH. The 8" drop model is much heavier than the 4" drop model although the 8" is also much nicer for trucks since their receiver is higher. I had a 4" on my SUV and got Andersen to trade me for an 8" when I changed from SUV to Truck. I no longer use it since I went to a fifth wheel recently. As an FYI, when I packaged up the 8", the ball, the chains and everything in the smallest suitable box that I could, it weighed 62#.

Another FYI has to do with the silentness of the hitch, after about a year I noticed that my trailer's tongue coupler seemed a little noisy at times. After much research and talking to Andersen, they advised it's ok to use a greaseless dry lithium on the ball and coupler. I bought a can of "SLIP" off of Amazon and sprayed the ball and the coupler. SLIP goes on wet and after a few hours it creates a permanent smooth surface. Noise gone.

If you want to see pictures of the used hitch, you can see them here: http://hbillsmith.dotphoto.com/
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Old 05-10-2015, 08:30 PM   #3829
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Don't you use a battery disconnect?
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Old 05-11-2015, 11:07 AM   #3830
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Just bought a 2011 sabre BHOK. it will need a real good washing and waxing. I already washed the roof but still have the sides to do. What is the best wax to use for the fiberglass sides? Is there anything to put on the roof to help the life of the roof?


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Old 05-11-2015, 11:47 AM   #3831
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Just bought a 2011 sabre BHOK. it will need a real good washing and waxing. I already washed the roof but still have the sides to do. What is the best wax to use for the fiberglass sides? Is there anything to put on the roof to help the life of the roof?


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Camping World has a cleaner and protector for the roof with UV. As for the wax, really any wax will work, I have been putting on Turtle Wax Paste for the last 4 years still looks like new. Spay the decals with #303 protectant. I don't think it any better then the wax for that, but a lot of people swear by it. I use it on my tires only and they still look new as the day I put them on.....Congrats on your unit...
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Old 05-11-2015, 12:11 PM   #3832
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Someone on the forum last year suggested Scotchgard Marine Wax from their boating experience, so I bought some and it is good stuff, goes on very easy and comes off easy and lasts. It is a little pricey.
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Old 05-11-2015, 12:14 PM   #3833
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Old 05-11-2015, 12:32 PM   #3834
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Just bought a 2011 sabre BHOK. it will need a real good washing and waxing. I already washed the roof but still have the sides to do. What is the best wax to use for the fiberglass sides? Is there anything to put on the roof to help the life of the roof?


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I use Maguiers NXT . It is not inexpensive, but goes on easily, wipes off even easier and makes removal of bugs and dirt easy. It is a polymer and not a wax product so it does a better job of protecting ( MHO)
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Old 05-11-2015, 12:53 PM   #3835
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Paid more than this last year.
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Old 05-12-2015, 08:01 AM   #3836
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Got my new Hitch today, now to take all the old one off and put this on, hope it's cool out today so I can work glad the trailers in the shade.
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Old 05-12-2015, 04:55 PM   #3837
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Has anyone with a 2011 sabre BHOK had trouble with the large storage door under master bed slide have trouble with the shocks holding the door up to high so when you pull the slide in it the door hits the molding on the slide?


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Old 05-12-2015, 05:10 PM   #3838
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Gave the Windjammer a bath, cleaned inside. Checked things out looks like everything works. Gonna take it to Hatteras for a few days the end of the week.
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Old 05-12-2015, 06:52 PM   #3839
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We didn't do it but hopefully , it got done......after 2 weeks and 4 days our insurance company notified us that they had given our dealer approval to start work repairing our 2014 Silverback 33RL.....complete new roof, refinish and paint front cap including new decals...maybe they'll make their promise of May 22.
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Came home from 3 nights of camping. Repaired the heat deflector on the RVQ, the spot welds broke (rotted away actually). Cleaned the BBQ and will do a test run tomorrow night when the rain stops, going to be 32 tonight! Brrr.
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