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Old 10-08-2017, 06:52 AM   #11801
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373 QSI: Cargo in basement storage (which is a joke anyway), tore loose the heater vent coming into the bathroom. I replaced it with a metal drier vent. What a vast improvement.
biggest change however, was installing Solar !
4 175 watt panels, 4 220 amp, 6 volt batteries, and a 3,000 watt inverter/100 amp charger.
Tilt panels, all installed. You can see the new vent tube behind the inverter.
Project installed by Brian and Sue Boone. Facebook under "Got Solar?" Great people.

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Old 10-08-2017, 11:58 AM   #11802
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373 QSI: Cargo in basement storage (which is a joke anyway), tore loose the heater vent coming into the bathroom. I replaced it with a metal drier vent. What a vast improvement.
biggest change however, was installing Solar !
4 175 watt panels, 4 220 amp, 6 volt batteries, and a 3,000 watt inverter/100 amp charger.
Tilt panels, all installed. You can see the new vent tube behind the inverter.
Project installed by Brian and Sue Boone. Facebook under "Got Solar?" Great people.

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Will your system allow you to run the AC randomly just to take out some of the heat, especially at night? We just dry camped and the hardest part was at night trying to sleep. Quick math tells me in theory it should since your inverter is 25amp.
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Old 10-08-2017, 12:15 PM   #11803
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373 QSI: Cargo in basement storage (which is a joke anyway), tore loose the heater vent coming into the bathroom. I replaced it with a metal drier vent. What a vast improvement.

biggest change however, was installing Solar !

4 175 watt panels, 4 220 amp, 6 volt batteries, and a 3,000 watt inverter/100 amp charger.

Tilt panels, all installed. You can see the new vent tube behind the inverter.

Project installed by Brian and Sue Boone. Facebook under "Got Solar?" Great people.



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Ballpark, what does this system cost? How much labor did you do yourself? DW and I have been contemplating a project such as this for future travels.

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Old 10-08-2017, 05:13 PM   #11804
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We hooked it up and pluged it in to get ready for our last planned trip of the year. Weather pending we might try thanksgiving week at heartman creek state park for deer hunting .Plus installed a tee on the pump so I can winterize.
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Old 10-09-2017, 08:47 AM   #11805
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It's too soon

Spend the weekend prepping to winterize and put the 'ole girl into a long winter's nap. Washed the roof and inspected seams. Washed the rest of the camper as well. Hung a photo we had printed on canvas, removed all the consumables like cleaners, water, etc. I am simply not ready to stop for the season, however in Maine, nearly all campgrounds are closed for the season.

While washing the outside, I discovered an area that looks like delamination along the bottom seam at the back of the camper. It looks like the trim do not cover enough and as a result, has pulled away. As long as it's dry, I'm thinking to replace the trim with a little wider piece and seal it. I've attached a photo, although really difficult to see it.
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Old 10-09-2017, 11:16 AM   #11806
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I have seen some posts from people asking how to get sound from regular TV programming to come out through the ceiling speakers. For our model, I found a very simple solution. I got a standard AUX cable and plugged it into the headphone jack on the TV and the AUX input on the Jensen unit. Set the Jensen to the AUX mode and bingo. That’s all it took. Hope this helps some of you!
That's what I do. If your rig's stereo has a rear AUX jack, that makes for an even cleaner install.
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Old 10-09-2017, 11:35 AM   #11807
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I actually used it last week in Arizona to carry an extra 45 gallons to our boondocking site -- worked like a charm!
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Dropped it off last week because my slide would not open. Only one side of it tried to go out. They called me today to say the motor control board was bad and they had to order it from Forest River.

The nice thing was they also sealed a wiring hole in the corner of my floor that the wires go through to the slide that did not get done at the factory, and they ordered a new stove backsplash that was not installed properly and had a big bow away from the wall in it.

This is the first time I've had service done on our new trailer so it was nice to see they went above and beyond to look for problems other than what I brought it in for. So far I've been 100% happy with our purchase and service from our dealer, Fun Time RV, in Tualatin, OR.
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Old 10-10-2017, 05:10 AM   #11809
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Dropped it off last week because my slide would not open. Only one side of it tried to go out. They called me today to say the motor control board was bad and they had to order it from Forest River.

The nice thing was they also sealed a wiring hole in the corner of my floor that the wires go through to the slide that did not get done at the factory, and they ordered a new stove backsplash that was not installed properly and had a big bow away from the wall in it.

This is the first time I've had service done on our new trailer so it was nice to see they went above and beyond to look for problems other than what I brought it in for. So far I've been 100% happy with our purchase and service from our dealer, Fun Time RV, in Tualatin, OR.


Nice to hear that there are good dealers out there. Mine has been good but slow
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Old 10-10-2017, 03:10 PM   #11810
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Washed the road grime off fiver after a trip to Alabama from NY and back. Drained water from WH and low point drains. Removing all clothing, linens, towels and blankets as well as all food condiments. Tomorrow is full winterization, water filter removal, pink, close off any tiny openings to help prevent mice from getting in being we are done for the year. Still warm in NY now but that can change overnight, not taking any chances. Great spring and summer camping this year so we can't complain. Click image for larger version

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Old 10-10-2017, 03:46 PM   #11811
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Here we go it's the start of the season for us went out and washed the trailer greased the hubs checked out propane systems air in the tires everything's a go.
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Old 10-10-2017, 03:56 PM   #11812
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Here we go it's the start of the season for us went out and washed the trailer greased the hubs checked out propane systems air in the tires everything's a go.
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I hope you'll have places to go. Lots of fires burning in CA right now!
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Old 10-10-2017, 04:08 PM   #11813
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I hope you'll have places to go. Lots of fires burning in CA right now!
Short drive 66 miles to Borrego Springs for the Borrego Springs Parade starting off the desert season no fires down south.

Did lose one house in the 2002 Cedar Fire.

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Old 10-10-2017, 04:32 PM   #11814
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Short drive 66 miles to Borrego Springs for the Borrego Springs Parade starting off the desert season no fires down south.

Did lose one house in the 2002 Cedar Fire.

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Here's my Borrego Springs adventure, circa 1973.
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Here's my Borrego Springs adventure, circa 1973.
I also had one of those out in Borrego years ago in the hot summer it can be a dangerous place in a jeep off Far Away by yourselves.

Like my desert friend always told me take plenty of water.

Plenty of water and one pretty girl actually now my wife.

On one of our first dates way out in the desert I told her I thought that we were lost I should not have shared that!

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I also had one of those out in Borrego years ago in the hot summer it can be a dangerous place in a jeep off Far Away by yourselves.

Like my desert friend always told me take plenty of water.

Plenty of water and one pretty girl actually now my wife.

On one of our first dates way out in the desert I told her I thought that we were lost I should not have shared that!

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In the desert with a pretty girl, isn't saying you're lost kind of like being on the mountain top lookout with a pretty girl and saying "We've run out of gas?"
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Washed the road grime off fiver after a trip to Alabama from NY and back. Drained water from WH and low point drains. Removing all clothing, linens, towels and blankets as well as all food condiments. Tomorrow is full winterization, water filter removal, pink, close off any tiny openings to help prevent mice from getting in being we are done for the year. Still warm in NY now but that can change overnight, not taking any chances. Great spring and summer camping this year so we can't complain. Attachment 153910Attachment 153911


Love your “car port.” We priced an 18’ x 40’ for our Wildcat. $9100 just isn’t in our budget this year, put $6 K plus into the level pad and driveway.
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Pretty neat sight to see (or is it “site to see”?).
It's a girl, my Lord, in a flat-bed Ford, slowin' down to take a look at me!
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Love your “car port.” We priced an 18’ x 40’ for our Wildcat. $9100 just isn’t in our budget this year, put $6 K plus into the level pad and driveway.


Thank you. I think mine is 36' x 16' I just can't remember. I wish I went wider so I can get TV under it.
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