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Old 08-05-2015, 10:32 AM   #4581
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I'm still very torn on whether to go for the BAL or Ultrafab, which are similar design, or the steadyfast with fewer but longer braces
If installation is tricky- I'd go for the SteadyFast. There are just 3 braces and you can do 2 in front and 1 rear; or vice versa - 1 in front and 2 rear. You have flexibility with the install.
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Old 08-05-2015, 07:32 PM   #4582
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Well I live north of almost anything but Canada so I think I can find it.
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Old 08-06-2015, 04:59 PM   #4583
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Traded for a bit larger unit.....but not sure for which. It's down to a 2016 wildwood 27rkss or a cherokee 274rk.

The 274 has the limited package, rear rack, undercounter seamless countertop, wood blinds in the slide out and an outside shower. Also has 2 recliners.

The wildwood is 2700 more cash and is missing the items above but adds a larger grey tank, big plus, also has electric jacks with a wireless touchscreen remote. This one has swivel rockers instead of recliners but has a full foot more room at the foot of the bed than the cherokee.

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Old 08-07-2015, 08:38 AM   #4584
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We a 2015 Salem 27RKSS have had it for a year it is mice bad it on lake for 14 days twice did not need to dump black or gray water till we pulled out we try to take it to lake for weekends at least once a month we like big open space and counter room in kitchen
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Old 08-07-2015, 08:44 AM   #4585
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Sorry spelling is bad do not have my glasses with me
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Old 08-07-2015, 09:36 AM   #4586
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Old 08-07-2015, 10:14 AM   #4587
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Old 08-07-2015, 04:27 PM   #4588
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We a 2015 Salem 27RKSS have had it for a year it is mice bad it on lake for 14 days twice did not need to dump black or gray water till we pulled out we try to take it to lake for weekends at least once a month we like big open space and counter room in kitchen


Thanks. I think larger tanks are the way to go, wife wants it now though. Looks like the 27rkss is on order and the 274rk is available.

Looks like I'll be making more trips to dump. lol
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Old 08-07-2015, 05:04 PM   #4589
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Installed/wired a double pole double throw switch on my fantastic fan.........finally! Trying to knock out some little projects before our PA & Knoebels trip this month.
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Old 08-07-2015, 08:32 PM   #4590
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Took Flagstaff to the dealer for ANOTHER new awning - second awning for this unit in less than 2 years.
First was my fault - tried to take the rear supports off the power awning with a 4x4 along a campground road. Not used to the longer trailer after pulling a Roo 23SS. This time, had a torrential downpour and maybe a micro-burst with awning extended (OC's brackets held up!) - pulled awning fabric out of aluminum roller tube and tore stitching.
Big KUDOS, again, to Scott and his crew at Keystone RV of Greencastle, PA. Got me in and out in little over 4 hrs.
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Old 08-07-2015, 08:44 PM   #4591
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Replaced most of my interior lights with these LEDs.
20X Warm White T10 921 194 RV Trailer 42 SMD 12V Backup Reverse LED Lights Bulbs | eBay

They aren't as bright as the incandescent bulbs but will be fine for most of the fixtures.

For the main fixtures, I've ordered these to see if they are brighter
http://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B00E...productDetails
I bought those and they are about the same as the incandescent bulbs slightly brighter. I am happy with them.
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Old 08-07-2015, 10:33 PM   #4592
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This time, had a torrential downpour and maybe a micro-burst with awning extended (OC's brackets held up!) - pulled awning fabric out of aluminum roller tube and tore stitching.
Was it the weight of water that did it? Or was it the wind that tore the awning?
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Old 08-08-2015, 08:56 AM   #4593
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Was it the weight of water that did it? Or was it the wind that tore the awning?
We (myself, DW & 26 year old son) feel it was a micro-burst. The end that pulled from the roller was on the upper end of the slanted awning for the water to drain off. However, the support pole (Blue Hawk painter extension poles) bent about one foot below the roller. So, it could have been a combination. Fortunately, about 2' of the awning pulled out of the roller, which allowed us to still use the awning until it was replaced. Funny thing is - this happened at the same campground where I hit the 4x4 pole almost 20 months earlier. Also, I've made heavier poles now.
Upside? I was going to have to replace the non-power end of the roller and patch the awning. Seems as though something hit the awning close to the end, ripping a hole in the awning, and broke the white housing at the torsion end while the trailer was in storage over the winter. Of course, no one took responsibility. I'll have proof, if there ever is a next time.
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Old 08-08-2015, 11:16 AM   #4594
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Picked up a set of x chocks. I have heard good things about them so looking forward to trying them out.
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Old 08-08-2015, 11:57 AM   #4595
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Old 08-09-2015, 12:27 PM   #4597
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Lots of little things..... Recently....I put up a tub surround, I didn't care for the vinyl wallboard that was there so I covered it with heavy vinyl made for shower stalls.Click image for larger version

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Old 08-09-2015, 12:40 PM   #4598
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Washed it yesterday, waxed it today. All told, about six hours of work. Ugh.
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Old 08-09-2015, 01:02 PM   #4599
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Finally got to pack the camper for a trip! Staying in the yard but the grandkids like to live in the trailer while they're here. Lol
Really not going anywhere this year. Boo hoo hoo hoo!


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Old 08-09-2015, 09:21 PM   #4600
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Washed the bugs and road grime off and then..... Unpacked. Back to work tomorrow. 😢
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