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Old 02-25-2018, 10:39 AM   #12421
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That is a great idea. Need to find one for mine.


I bought it at Lowes it was in the hand tool section near tool bags
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Old 02-25-2018, 10:42 AM   #12422
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Welcome to Forest River Camper Kits. Some reassembly required.


Hahahaha that is a good one, but overall i am satisfied with mine, no where near some other horror stories i read on here.
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Old 02-25-2018, 10:43 AM   #12423
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Nice job. Have you checked the other connections? When I first got my camper I checked all the plumbing and found several loose connections. Great QC.


Some of them i have or at least the ones i can see. I do not have puddles of water anywhere so i guess ok
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Old 02-25-2018, 11:35 AM   #12424
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It's 70 degrees out so I washed it. Nice and clean now, I filled the propane tanks a few days ago and added another battery.
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Old 02-25-2018, 12:00 PM   #12425
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I am glad i read the directions for the shark bite only needing 5/16 insertion for connection.
I hope that's a typo. Should be 15/16" insertion. I would be cautious of the metal clamps chaffing the PEX though.
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Old 02-25-2018, 03:03 PM   #12426
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I hope that's a typo. Should be 15/16" insertion. I would be cautious of the metal clamps chaffing the PEX though.


Not a typo but a miss read on directions now that you mention it, wow what a miss read, i will keep an eye on chaffing thanks for the tip.

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I even saved the pic to reference when install. But i thought i was being smart by righting down on the package since it was a couple a months between purchase and install

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Talk about a bone head move. But all good and i am glad you brought it up, thanks
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Old 02-25-2018, 09:29 PM   #12427
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Added a solid step to my camper today, it really works great.
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Old 02-25-2018, 11:50 PM   #12428
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I blocked off 18” at the end of both AC ducts in the front and rear. This means 6’ less of wasted air space. The rear vents really see much more air flow than before.
Also taped off the “cold sides” to each AC unit. Expecting all of this to make a difference during the hot summer months.
Added metal screens to all 4 floor heat registers. Never lost anything down there, but this should help keep the ducts clean
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Old 02-26-2018, 01:40 AM   #12429
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I blocked off 18” at the end of both AC ducts in the front and rear. This means 6’ less of wasted air space. The rear vents really see much more air flow than before.
Also taped off the “cold sides” to each AC unit. Expecting all of this to make a difference during the hot summer months.
Added metal screens to all 4 floor heat registers. Never lost anything down there, but this should help keep the ducts clean
Some folks have removed the AC cover and lined the outside of the plenum with Reflectix.

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http://www.forestriverforums.com/for...-ac-42280.html
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Old 02-26-2018, 02:47 AM   #12430
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Added a solid step to my camper today, it really works great.
These I love. Where did you get them? I want some!
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Old 02-26-2018, 04:56 AM   #12431
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Yup! Do the disk brake upgrade and never look back. 100% the best money I have ever spent on any RV.
Good info for down the road, thanks...
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Old 02-26-2018, 06:37 AM   #12432
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These I love. Where did you get them? I want some!
I ordered thru Amazon, after confirming the right model with Lippert. Retailer sells them too.
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Old 02-26-2018, 07:00 AM   #12433
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Saturday was decent weather so I opened her up temporarily just to give the inside a quick inspection. I'm happy to say I saw no sign of water or rodent intrusion. I did have to replace the large bucket of Damp Rid that was sitting on the dinette table.
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Old 02-26-2018, 07:58 AM   #12434
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Some folks have removed the AC cover and lined the outside of the plenum with Reflectix.

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I did this. Made a big difference on my rig.
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Old 02-26-2018, 08:06 AM   #12435
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I did this. Made a big difference on my rig.


More good and simple advice. I’m waiting for the post where someone has installed vapor misting lol We tend to go extreme around here sometimes
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Old 02-26-2018, 09:27 AM   #12436
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Some folks have removed the AC cover and lined the outside of the plenum with Reflectix.

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Thanks for that link. Read the posts, I will be doing that soon.
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Old 02-26-2018, 10:29 AM   #12437
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Installed slide out awning with the help of a neighbor for part of the project and my DW for a bit toward the end of the process.

Overall not too hard of a project and saved nearly $300 in installation labor, which I'm sure we will spend soon on trips and/or supplies for the upcoming season.
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Old 02-26-2018, 11:18 AM   #12438
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parked it back under its cover beside the shop since I will be working and not able to use it for the next couple of months
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Old 02-26-2018, 12:54 PM   #12439
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Walked through it now that we have had some thaw no signs of rodents or water. Also ordered a new thumb latch for the water heater door. Also made sure we have extra antifreeze so we can start camping soon I hope
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Old 02-26-2018, 03:02 PM   #12440
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Packing everything up to head home. Don't want to be here when the Mississippi leaves its banks!
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