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Old 04-02-2018, 11:35 PM   #12821
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GreenZR, can you please tell us more about the pantry LEDs? Who makes them? Where did you get them? Thanks!
FYI: I used left over white LED tape I had from Amazon.com. I stuck it on the inside lip of the pantry and used a dab of clear silicone caulk every six inches or so just to make sure it would never unstick.


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Old 04-03-2018, 11:29 PM   #12822
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We moved up to Cumming, GA today. On the way, we weighed the new rig.

Once we got setup at camp and since we donít have sewer, I decided to clean out the Wookie hair from the macerator pump.

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I found that one of my truck tires apparently are a curb and busted up one of my TST tire pressure monitors. Fortunately Iím in their town today and will swing by their office this week.

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And lastly, I sold the MorRyde patio steps to a forum member. It has 2 brackets mounted to the door. After removing them, I filled the holes with caulk but not until like 10pm tonight because I forgot!

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Old 04-05-2018, 01:28 PM   #12823
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I just got mine a bout a month ago so its been like X-Mas around here every other day. A bunch of packages are coming in :-)
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Old 04-05-2018, 02:09 PM   #12824
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I just got mine a bout a month ago so its been like X-Mas around here every other day. A bunch of packages are coming in :-)
Do those packages have a big smile on them? Bet they do.
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Old 04-06-2018, 08:46 PM   #12825
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Old 04-06-2018, 08:48 PM   #12826
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Installed a maxx air vent cover
Vacuumed up all the wood chips from manufacturing.

Ps make sure you do this for those blasted metal shavings! Got one in my foot and it hurt like heck!
The corners these mfg cut by not vacuuming any of the metal shavings and saw dust is crazy!
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Old 04-07-2018, 03:09 AM   #12827
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The corners these mfg cut by not vacuuming any of the metal shavings and saw dust is crazy!
You are right, it's been 5 years and I'm still vacuuming up dust, I had to replace my microwave, it looked like they used a hammer to make a whole in the wall behind it to run wires. It is like a 12◊12 hole to run a 110 volt wire. Also my ceiling is still dropping Styrofoam. When they have to produce 35 units a day for there quota, that is fast. Can't believe how fast they throw a unit together on the line. If anyone has never been to the factory, you should go, then you understand how this happens.
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Old 04-07-2018, 04:52 AM   #12828
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You are right, it's been 5 years and I'm still vacuuming up dust, I had to replace my microwave, it looked like they used a hammer to make a whole in the wall behind it to run wires. It is like a 12◊12 hole to run a 110 volt wire. Also my ceiling is still dropping Styrofoam. When they have to produce 35 units a day for there quota, that is fast. Can't believe how fast they throw a unit together on the line. If anyone has never been to the factory, you should go, then you understand how this happens.
Funny you say that. When I did the tour yesterday at the end there was just one Amish girl probably 18 yrs old just flying through the trailers with a vacuum hose. At that speed I seen why I still had some vacuuming to do. But I put the biggest blame on the dealer for not taking care of that when they got the trailer in and prepped it for my pickup.
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Old 04-07-2018, 11:06 AM   #12829
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Cheap 1000w pure sine inverter from Amazon, but works for what I need it to for those campsites with no hookups and during those quiet hrs when I need 110/120v. Love the remote switch so wife just needs to press a button. I wired in only 1 off color outlet.


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Old 04-07-2018, 11:10 AM   #12830
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Cheap 1000w pure sine inverter from Amazon, but works for what I need it to for those campsites with no hookups and during those quiet hrs when I need 110/120v. Love the remote switch so wife just needs to press a button. I wired in only 1 off color outlet.


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Nice. My camper came with a 1,000 watt inverter for the refrigerators, I've added 4-6 volt batteries and I'm thinking about installing my 2500 watt inverter and solar panels so I never need to run a generator.
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Old 04-07-2018, 11:39 AM   #12831
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My furnace cold air intake is on the right side in the bedroom and only had a grill no filter. I took some scrap sheet metal and made two "Z" fittings (black parts) to hold a 16X16 filter in place. now I have a filter to keep the dog hair and such out of the furnace.


Use the cheap filters and I can see no harm to be done.

High efficiency filters can cause air flow problems. Usually only a problem with minimal air flow situations. Ie. pee poor design to start with.
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Old 04-07-2018, 11:57 AM   #12832
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The corners these mfg cut by not vacuuming any of the metal shavings and saw dust is crazy!
That is a built in feature from the Factory so you can get to Know your unit while you clean! I also agree that is part of the "Stealer/Dealer Prep" that they always Rave about! Youroo!!
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Old 04-07-2018, 02:12 PM   #12833
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I was having pixilation issues with my bat wing antenna and normal push button wingard gain. I had the external 13db gain power booster laying around so i thought I would see if it would help TV in camper well it did so i mounted it. Black coax is for roof antenna and white is for satellite connection on back of camper i do cable on same connection. I find the radio reception is better if green light is on.

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Old 04-07-2018, 03:40 PM   #12834
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Replaced maxx air vent cover that got damaged due to shop negligence. Measured CH571 locks to replace with new.
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Old 04-07-2018, 03:53 PM   #12835
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Washeded and waxed the outside, cleaned and febreezed the inside. Loaded all supplies for a two day local trip next weekend to make sure all is in good shape for a two month trip to Canada in June. 🎉
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Old 04-07-2018, 04:42 PM   #12836
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That is a built in feature from the Factory so you can get to Know your unit while you clean! I also agree that is part of the "Stealer/Dealer Prep" that they always Rave about! Youroo!!
Read an article how the RV industry revival is making Elkhart a boom town. The factories are hiring people who stay only 90 days then go to another factory for more money.

Sounded like if someone showed up the pre-employment test was to put a mirror under their nose. If it fogged over they were hired.

Business is so good, and so much money is flowing into economy, car dealers can't keep high end trucks on the lot.

With the employee "churn" the article described, it's no wonder quality control appears secondary.

Manufacturers could cure the Dealer issue on PDI's. Don't pay the PDI fee until customer signs off on the complete checklist including checking compartments for sawdust and operation of all installed items.
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Cheap 1000w pure sine inverter from Amazon, but works for what I need it to for those campsites with no hookups and during those quiet hrs when I need 110/120v. Love the remote switch so wife just needs to press a button. I wired in only 1 off color outlet.


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Old 04-07-2018, 07:49 PM   #12837
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The corners these mfg cut by not vacuuming any of the metal shavings and saw dust is crazy!


It worked out though... I had enough to turn in for scrap aluminum. Haha. Jk
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Old 04-07-2018, 07:50 PM   #12838
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You are right, it's been 5 years and I'm still vacuuming up dust, I had to replace my microwave, it looked like they used a hammer to make a whole in the wall behind it to run wires. It is like a 12◊12 hole to run a 110 volt wire. Also my ceiling is still dropping Styrofoam. When they have to produce 35 units a day for there quota, that is fast. Can't believe how fast they throw a unit together on the line. If anyone has never been to the factory, you should go, then you understand how this happens.


Iíd love to have a tour. Bucket list for sure.
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Old 04-07-2018, 08:13 PM   #12839
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What did I do today to the 5th wheel? Well, I drove up to the storage yard to check it out and make sure the freakin Texas hailstorm didn't do any damage. Thank goodness for the covered drive thru storage space. Now, my 2014 F350 Platinum Edition is a different story. Looks like 130 hail dents on that baby. Oh well, what the heck is insurance for. Just hate seeing such a good looking truck so messed up right now.
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Iíd love to have a tour. Bucket list for sure.
Not sure if I would put that on my bucket list... I might get mad and tell a worker he forgot to turn on the vacuum!
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