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Old 05-04-2018, 03:58 PM   #13081
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Gary, Thanks to your instructions, I did mine today. Piece of cake to do and I didn't even need to disconnect any wires. It looks funny to me now, but since there's now plenty of tailgate clearance, I'll get used to it.

By the way, in case someone else needs to do it also, the tap size for the bolts on mine is 5/16" -18

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Does anyone know where I can find the instructions. Thanks

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Old 05-04-2018, 04:05 PM   #13082
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Does anyone know where I can find the instructions. Thanks

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See post #12683:

http://www.forestriverforums.com/for...0726-1269.html
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Old 05-04-2018, 04:13 PM   #13083
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Thanks I appreciate it.

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Old 05-04-2018, 09:03 PM   #13084
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Started our first weekend trip of the year today. This is also my favorite thing to add to the "What did you do to your camper today" thread! 😀

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Old 05-04-2018, 09:20 PM   #13085
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Don't have pictures but installed steel valve stems in my rims in place of the rubber ones.
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Old 05-04-2018, 10:30 PM   #13086
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Towed it to the Campground - Andrew Jackson State Park.
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Old 05-05-2018, 06:37 AM   #13087
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Washed from Top to Bottom to get ready for our first trip this year to Duckett Mill COE,
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Old 05-05-2018, 08:06 AM   #13088
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I installed the awning poll mod, using oldcoots brackets. Click image for larger version

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Old 05-05-2018, 08:19 AM   #13089
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I installed the awning poll mod, using oldcoots brackets. Attachment 170552Attachment 170553
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Old 05-05-2018, 12:15 PM   #13090
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Installed a 7 way plug on my 5th wheel's factory installed tow hitch so I can triple tow an ATV trailer in back of my fiver.

Also installed an independent brake controller inside my 5th wheel that will operate the electric brakes on my ATV trailer. Took a bit to figure out but works great. Needed to install a 2 to 3 way Curt converter so I could have a dedicated brake applied output signal to the P3 brake controller. Didn't know if the converter needed a load applied at its output for it to work so I installed 25 ohm resistors at each output to simulate a 4.75 watt load. It works so I can't complain but can't tell you for certain if the resistors were needed. There are no lights wired to any of the outputs, just needed the brake light output to trigger the P3 brake controller.

The reason I did this is my ATV trailer needs a higher brake controller output than my trailer does. When towing ATVs it has to be maxed out at 14/14 while my trailer wheels lock up at settings higher than 5.5 at 20 mph on dry asphalt. When I carry snowmobiles behind my trailer, it needs 8/14 to be set correctly.

Hooking into my RV's electric brakes was not an ideal option.

P3 brake controller is wired into my power panel with an inline 30 amp use. I have over 660 amp hours of battery capacity so I'm not concerned about the electric brakes killing the batteries as the batteries are also replenished by a roof full of solar panels.

I feel safer knowing that my ATV trailer has electric brakes.

For what it is worth, my ATV trailer is actually a high capacity tilt snowmobile trailer. It has a 12 foot bed, has 3250 lb axles, and can easily carry 2000 lbs of ATVs in the summer and 1200 lbs of snowmobiles in the winter. It is a Karavan Raptor and I ordered it direct from the factory because there are no Karavan dealers in Colorado. It weights 750 lbs dry and has a composite deck which is nice. Buying this trailer allowed us to go from two separate ATV/SLED trailers and saved us $20/month in storage fees.
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Old 05-05-2018, 04:03 PM   #13091
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I moved my TT from my back yard to the driveway. That means that mud season is officially over and it's time to camp!
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Old 05-05-2018, 04:26 PM   #13092
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Installed new tires ( Goodyear Endurance ), repacked wheel brgs, and tried my new x-chocks out. If I had know how much difference the chocks would make, I would have bought them a long time ago!
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Old 05-05-2018, 04:36 PM   #13093
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Installed new tires ( Goodyear Endurance ), repacked wheel brgs, and tried my new x-chocks out. If I had know how much difference the chocks would make, I would have bought them a long time ago!

Remember that movement inside may require that after time you may have re-ratchet a tad bit. Great device, just need to check’em per conditions. I like mine...
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Old 05-05-2018, 09:27 PM   #13094
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Tested all of my circuit breakers to map what outlets were controlled by which breakers. Found that the factory mislabeled and transposed the microwave and refrigerator. I'll use this as guidance for my battery/inverter planning.

Talked to my electrician buddy and started planning for:
  • New outlets behind the couch- going to use the wire molding like someone here on the forum did
  • New outlet at the dinette
  • New outlets in the garage
  • New 20amp outlet for my converter/charger in the battery area
  • Running extension cords from the battery area to behind the circuit breaker
  • Moving an outlet from inside a cabinet to the face of under the peninsula

Also had a mobile RV tech to start looking at some of my warranty issues:
  • Thermostat is wacked out on crack for the zone 2 A/C
  • Furnace got flooded a while back (I posted about that) and is still non-functional
  • Got water inside the front cap
  • Lippert LevelUp pops and creaks (need to do the anti-stiction fluid thing)
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Old 05-05-2018, 09:51 PM   #13095
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Tested all of my circuit breakers to map what outlets were controlled by which breakers. Found that the factory mislabeled and transposed the microwave and refrigerator. I'll use this as guidance for my battery/inverter planning.

Talked to my electrician buddy and started planning for:
  • New outlets behind the couch- going to use the wire molding like someone here on the forum did
  • New outlet at the dinette
  • New outlets in the garage
  • New 20amp outlet for my converter/charger in the battery area
  • Running extension cords from the battery area to behind the circuit breaker
  • Moving an outlet from inside a cabinet to the face of under the peninsula

Also had a mobile RV tech to start looking at some of my warranty issues:
  • Thermostat is wacked out on crack for the zone 2 A/C
  • Furnace got flooded a while back (I posted about that) and is still non-functional
  • Got water inside the front cap
  • Lippert LevelUp pops and creaks (need to do the anti-stiction fluid thing)
Hey Doug

I plugged a power strip into the vacuum outlet behind the panel at the front of the basement and then plugged the vacům and a 12ft extension cord with six outlet head into that. Pulled the cord to under the table and put one of those desk top cable plugs in the panel. Cord pulls all the way out to the end of the couch if needed, or just lays on the floor if not.
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Old 05-05-2018, 10:11 PM   #13096
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Hey Doug

I plugged a power strip into the vacuum outlet behind the panel at the front of the basement and then plugged the vacům and a 12ft extension cord with six outlet head into that. Pulled the cord to under the table and put one of those desk top cable plugs in the panel. Cord pulls all the way out to the end of the couch if needed, or just lays on the floor if not.
Nice.

We are actually going to pull an outlet off of that one to that same area (wall below the landing).

Then we are going to pull 3 cords off of the outlet beside of the door in the garage. We’ll drop down into the under belly with it. One each will go to each side of the garage with wire molding up the wall to get above our furniture back there. Then the other will be flexible cord to get into the slide out where we’ll bring it up through the floor to wire molding on the wall and we’ll put 120v outlets with USB plugs on either end of the sofa.

I don’t want to slave off of the vacuum for the dinette slide due to inverter plans (I can only power up 2 breakers with the inverter I have and will be installing).

It’ll all be pretty and residential looking.
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Nice.

We are actually going to pull an outlet off of that one to that same area (wall below the landing).

Then we are going to pull 3 cords off of the outlet beside of the door in the garage. We’ll drop down into the under belly with it. One each will go to each side of the garage with wire molding up the wall to get above our furniture back there. Then the other will be flexible cord to get into the slide out where we’ll bring it up through the floor to wire molding on the wall and we’ll put 120v outlets with USB plugs on either end of the sofa.

I don’t want to slave off of the vacuum for the dinette slide due to inverter plans (I can only power up 2 breakers with the inverter I have and will be installing).

It’ll all be pretty and residential looking.
Dude......I spent 30 years in the yacht business. You are definitely a "live a board". I get mine out of the shop this week. 3 weeks of prep and off for cooler air.
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Dude......I spent 30 years in the yacht business. You are definitely a "live a board". I get mine out of the shop this week. 3 weeks of prep and off for cooler air.
I’m hopeful that’s a nice thing to call me!

In 3 weeks, we’ll be making a quick trek back to Pennsylvania.
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Old 05-05-2018, 10:37 PM   #13099
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I’m hopeful that’s a nice thing to call me!

In 3 weeks, we’ll be making a quick trek back to Pennsylvania.
Yep..... It's a very nice thing. Talk to you soon.
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Old 05-05-2018, 10:43 PM   #13100
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Remember that movement inside may require that after time you may have re-ratchet a tad bit. Great device, just need to check’em per conditions. I like mine...
Wobbles is correct. I will also add that after setting up as your tires cool down you may have to tighten them up a bit.
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