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Old 05-17-2016, 07:12 AM   #7681
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Hey DaGrinch, what did you use? Looks interesting!
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Old 05-17-2016, 07:26 AM   #7682
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Not the RV but the TV...

This will facilitate taking the dogs with us for our first camping trip in June.
Had the topper installed last week. I need to fabricate a bracket to replace the front clamp as the current one will not allow me to open the toolbox mounted in the bed. Need to weld up a thinner one.

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Old 05-17-2016, 08:05 AM   #7683
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Old 05-17-2016, 12:51 PM   #7684
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Took the camper to the dealership service dept yesterday to get them to check the brakes as they didn't seem to be doing enough, even on max settings in the truck.
They found that we only had brakes working on one side of the camper, which could have been very nasty if we had to stop quick !!

Apparently they didn't crimp one connector properly at the factory, and the electrical signal wasn't getting to the passenger side brakes at all. The service guy just cut off the connector, and installed a new one.
Turned out to be something that I could've easily done myself, if I'd just spent the time to check the wiring harness.

At least the brakes will be good now for our big roadtrip. Glad I did push them to schedule us in before the trip. There are a couple of other minor things to get done under warranty too (like replacing a splitting slide-out seal), but not sure if the parts will be in before we leave (superglue might have to suffice short term).

BTW, If anyone has any recommendations on procedure for adjusting brake controller ("Gain" and "Effort" (I think this is really TV/RV bias)), let me know.
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Old 05-17-2016, 02:06 PM   #7685
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Took the camper to the dealership service dept yesterday to get them to check the brakes as they didn't seem to be doing enough, even on max settings in the truck.
They found that we only had brakes working on one side of the camper, which could have been very nasty if we had to stop quick !!

Apparently they didn't crimp one connector properly at the factory, and the electrical signal wasn't getting to the passenger side brakes at all. The service guy just cut off the connector, and installed a new one.
Turned out to be something that I could've easily done myself, if I'd just spent the time to check the wiring harness.

At least the brakes will be good now for our big roadtrip. Glad I did push them to schedule us in before the trip. There are a couple of other minor things to get done under warranty too (like replacing a splitting slide-out seal), but not sure if the parts will be in before we leave (superglue might have to suffice short term).

BTW, If anyone has any recommendations on procedure for adjusting brake controller ("Gain" and "Effort" (I think this is really TV/RV bias)), let me know.

Glad they caught for you and anyone on the road, could of been a bad thing but at least now you know and we all learn from MFG's poor quality control.


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Old 05-17-2016, 04:49 PM   #7686
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What did you do to your camper today?

Dropped it off at our summer campground in Wisconsin Dells.

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Old 05-17-2016, 05:19 PM   #7687
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This weekend we got the fiver all shiny and pretty for the NC Rally. I put new plastic shelving in the bedroom closet. We also hung a key rack near the door for the dogs leash and collar as well as a coat rack near the door for our jackets. I managed to find matching key and coat racks that were the perfect color wood for my fiver. Since DH was afraid to use screws after the TV fiasco (another story), we used double sided mounting tape that says it can hold up to 30 lbs. hopefully it will hold well.

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We bought what looks like the same key rack for our Class-C (SOB). I used the heavy duty Command Hooks velcro type holder. I tried the standard hold first, but once we got multiple sets of keys and a dog leash, it kept falling down. The heavy duty has held well, except for the time I tripped over the leash and pulled it down.
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Old 05-17-2016, 06:06 PM   #7688
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Hey DaGrinch, what did you use? Looks interesting!
As suggested by several here on the forum, specifically Gidyupgo, I installed the Roadmaster RSSC Reflex Steering Stabilizer. I'm really anxious to take the Sunseeker for a spin to see how the stabilizer performs. But, chances are I'll get the Blue Ox trac bar and Blue Ox sway bar on first. I've already got them and have read the instructions. Now I just need a decent day and some time.
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Dropped it off at our summer campground in Wisconsin Dells.

Also just finished mocking up my ladder satellite mount. Attachment 108166Attachment 108167


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Old 05-17-2016, 08:36 PM   #7690
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Mods this year were the led lighting,the 2 blue streaks and my 2 sewer hose storage compartments,also installed led strip lighting throughout the camper Inside and out.
Replace my stock ceiling lights with brand new led fixtures in the inside kitchen ceiling . Will be adding more led in the bedrooms. Next mod I was doig was the back up camera with Bluetooth adapter. Will post pics when I'm done
P.s.also had the carpet professionally cleaned.
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What did you do to your camper today?

kaytrimm: Those look great.
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Old 05-18-2016, 03:20 AM   #7692
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Mods this year were the led lighting,the 2 blue streaks and my 2 sewer hose storage compartments,also installed led strip lighting throughout the camper Inside and out.
Replace my stock ceiling lights with brand new led fixtures in the inside kitchen ceiling . Will be adding more led in the bedrooms. Next mod I was doig was the back up camera with Bluetooth adapter. Will post pics when I'm done
P.s.also had the carpet professionally cleaned.


I was thinking of doing an LED strip all around the camper underneath it, but never used those strips, do you need a control ballast for LED strips or can it be directly wired into the 12volts?


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Old 05-18-2016, 05:11 AM   #7693
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Holiday Shores- it's just outside of downtown Wisconsin dells and right on the Upper Wisconsin River.

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Old 05-18-2016, 07:21 AM   #7694
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I was thinking of doing an LED strip all around the camper underneath it, but never used those strips, do you need a control ballast for LED strips or can it be directly wired into the 12volts?


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I wired mine into a 12 volt remote control box. Turn on/off anywhere. Yes they can be direct. Better ones are 9-24 volt so they can be dimmed.

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Old 05-18-2016, 07:46 AM   #7695
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Picked up a 32" TV for outdoor entertainment last night at Costco. Will be getting the GoStik mount for it to hang outside.

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Head Gamez~~~ Where did you order this from? Also, I'm a little confused... is the only choice metal or plastic and if so, will it fit any trailer tire size? I'm having trouble finding someone that really carries this item from the list on their page. I thought this would make a nice Father's Day present.
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Yes ,I also installed a dimmer on the white ones outside, and the inside ones also come with a remote that has dimming feature.
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Apparently they didn't crimp one connector properly at the factory, and the electrical signal wasn't getting to the passenger side brakes at all. The service guy just cut off the connector, and installed a new one.
Can't help but feel like maybe there should be a NHTSA complaint filed on that one...
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Can't help but feel like maybe there should be a NHTSA complaint filed on that one...
Yes! Totally agree. That is exactly what those complaints are for. Having only one side working could be deadly.
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Head Gamez~~~ Where did you order this from? Also, I'm a little confused... is the only choice metal or plastic and if so, will it fit any trailer tire size? I'm having trouble finding someone that really carries this item from the list on their page. I thought this would make a nice Father's Day present.

If you are talking about the TPMS, I ordered it from Amazon. You can choose between the flow through or screw on sensors.

The TV mount I ordered from GoStik.


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