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Old 07-04-2018, 10:16 AM   #13801
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We use a five gallon bucket to cover ours when parked. Started after one of our tongue jacks got a few gallons of water in it one weekend.


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That is a good idea, i would like to keep some of the direct sun off of it during the day
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Old 07-04-2018, 10:34 AM   #13802
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Today I pulled out the headboard ledge on the master bed. It's about 6" across and has a 1&1/2" lip that catches the mattress when trying to access the underbed storage. Plus the mattress bottom would catch on the window shade. It was VERY frustrating. I like the ledge and hidden storage underneath so I may eventually trim it narrower. For now, it's just OUTTA THERE! The bed lift is no more than 30% of the previous effort. It lifts and doesn't twist like before.
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Old 07-04-2018, 03:21 PM   #13803
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I added a non regulated hose from my propane tanks to the other side of my TT so that I can use my Weber grille without having to remove the regulator. I connected it to one of the propane tanks with a Y splitter and then ran the hose under the trailer and secured it to one of the skirting braces. I then secured it to the underbelly with Eternabond tape. The connector fitting tucks up under the skirting when not in use. I soursed the parts on Amazon and the cost was less than $80.
http://www.forestriverforums.com/for...1&d=1530735502

I also added a stover topper to give us more counter space and replaced the caps on the low point drains with 1/2" ball valves.
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Old 07-04-2018, 03:28 PM   #13804
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Welp, the hitch saga continues. The ride with this truck, the Andersen, and this fixed pinbox continues to beat us up. Between back to back driving days and the state of the highways, my wife has been brought to tears on a couple of our drives.

I donít blame any 1 thing- I think itís a combination of them all. I just sent an email to order a TS3 Trailer Saver hitch by Hensley.
Well, this is buried in the silliness about water heaters. This is important. Been waiting on your assessment of the Andersen.

If you have to, PM me about it. I really would like to know details.

Thanks.
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Old 07-04-2018, 10:15 PM   #13805
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Well, this is buried in the silliness about water heaters. This is important. Been waiting on your assessment of the Andersen.

If you have to, PM me about it. I really would like to know details.

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Just curious what roads. My setup (bumper pull, not relevant to yours) is fine and today on hwy 57 in the great state of IL was horrible, absolutely horrible.
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Old 07-04-2018, 10:51 PM   #13806
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Got tired of crawling under the camper when draining the fresh water tank. I left a little slack to cover any tank movement between full and empty. Jay
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Old 07-04-2018, 11:21 PM   #13807
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Got tired of crawling under the camper when draining the fresh water tank. I left a little slack to cover any tank movement between full and empty. Jay
I like that. The orange hose/pipe makes it looks like a hospital pipe. All clean and such.
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Old 07-04-2018, 11:30 PM   #13808
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Welp, the hitch saga continues. The ride with this truck, the Andersen, and this fixed pinbox continues to beat us up. Between back to back driving days and the state of the highways, my wife has been brought to tears on a couple of our drives.

I donít blame any 1 thing- I think itís a combination of them all. I just sent an email to order a TS3 Trailer Saver hitch by Hensley.
Did you do any mods that might have changed the weight distribution? You have 3 axles, right? Maybe it was made to have more weight in the back than you presently have. How did it drive right after you got it and haven't done much to it?
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Old 07-05-2018, 06:30 AM   #13809
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Well, this is buried in the silliness about water heaters. This is important. Been waiting on your assessment of the Andersen.

If you have to, PM me about it. I really would like to know details.

Thanks.
Iím working on a series posts for LearnToRV, but basically longest story shortest: the Andersen really is a great hitch. Safety and functionality-wise, I donít have an issue with it. I felt confident with it carrying my 3,300 lbs of pin weight and 21,000 lbs overall trailer weight. Hitching up was actually easy (I worried as my bumper pull experience was a train wreck). Backing up felt solid. The whole 9 yards

I am wondering if my reversing the king pin/coupler adapter made a difference. Maybe putting more leverage behind the truckís axle.

But, with a camper with just 15% pin weight, I feel like we felt ever jerk and jolt in the road. There just wasnít anything to take up that energy.

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Just curious what roads. My setup (bumper pull, not relevant to yours) is fine and today on hwy 57 in the great state of IL was horrible, absolutely horrible.
We have quite a few miles on it. Our route since April:
- Clermont, FL
- Lake Park, GA
- Cumming, GA
- New Market, AL
- West Memphis, AR
- Branson, MO
- St. Peters, MO
- Veedersburg, IN
- Cincinnati, OH
- Belmont, OH
- Somerset, PA
- York, PA
- Dover, PA
- Somerset, PA
- Jefferson, OH

Mostly highway driving except for that ďlast mileĒ to campgrounds.

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Did you do any mods that might have changed the weight distribution? You have 3 axles, right? Maybe it was made to have more weight in the back than you presently have. How did it drive right after you got it and haven't done much to it?
Yes, triple axle.

No specific mods to the camper. We did load the garage up with furniture. As of my most recent weighing, we run very low pin weight. I think that transfers a lot of motion and energy to the truck (I felt the same with my old camper at 17%). Even the shocks on the camper donít do enough to dampen it. I replaced the shocks on the truck maybe 25k miles ago.

The only thing I really wish I had done was what I mentioned above to BandJ- and thatís reverse the coupler for the Andersen. Right now, I have it so that the Andersen ball is forward of the kingpin meaning thereís even more leverage. But, when it was that way, the tailgate, in the lowered position, came uncomfortably close to the camper when hitching up. Like 2Ē close.
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Old 07-05-2018, 09:41 AM   #13810
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What I did 'For' my camper....

I finally finished reworking the Wildcat's parking spot.

It previously had an uncomfortable slope resulting having to put two stages of blocking to get it level enough to extend the slides.

Now it is level and wider with Alan blocks instead of rocks (boulders) for retaining.
Just some landscaping to complete and then move the Wildcat back into it's home.
~ She will be Purrrring sitting in there now. ~

It will make for much easier hooking up without having to shift all that blocking under the landing legs in and out.

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Old 07-05-2018, 10:23 AM   #13811
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I added a non regulated hose from my propane tanks to the other side of my TT so that I can use my Weber grille without having to remove the regulator. I connected it to one of the propane tanks with a Y splitter and then ran the hose under the trailer and secured it to one of the skirting braces. I then secured it to the underbelly with Eternabond tape. The connector fitting tucks up under the skirting when not in use. I soursed the parts on Amazon and the cost was less than $80.

http://www.forestriverforums.com/for...1&d=1530735502



I also added a stover topper to give us more counter space and replaced the caps on the low point drains with 1/2" ball valves.


Neat modification thanks for sharing
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Old 07-05-2018, 10:52 AM   #13812
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I installed Lipperts Ground Control 6pt 3.0. fairly easy install and wiring were very easy to run. Got it all installed and went to test it and it would not work. After troubleshooting for 2 days with Lippert( longer than it took to install) the control module was bad. They next day aired one to me and everything works great. Can't wait to use it, no more leveling blocks and trial and error.
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Old 07-05-2018, 11:37 AM   #13813
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Old 07-05-2018, 11:44 AM   #13814
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In the process of installing a backup/observation camera my question is is it safe to have shore power connected and the tow vehicle seven pin plug at the same time?
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Old 07-05-2018, 03:45 PM   #13815
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Not today but

Over last weekend and on the Fourth, washed both TT and TV in anticipation of starting 9 days at Cupsuptic Lake Campground starting Saturday. Cooled down the frig early, you know....to keep some beer cold after the chores. Got the bed ready, packed the clothes and tonight I'll load the kayak, firewood and chairs. Topped of the propane too. Like many, we've had a heat wave here in Maine and frankly, I'm wishing it holds through next week.
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Old 07-05-2018, 04:31 PM   #13816
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Local camping dealer, Amazon and Camping World have them as well
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Old 07-05-2018, 04:35 PM   #13817
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Old 07-05-2018, 08:09 PM   #13819
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What did you do to your camper today?

Installed Rear View Safety observation camera. [ATTACH]178412
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Old 07-05-2018, 10:36 PM   #13820
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I have had a water leak on the city water system. The dealer replaced it as the original one was shoved into an improperly cut hole. Well the didn't tighten up the city water connection, yes we sustained some water damage. Oh well, our camper will never see that dealer again. The city water line took two complete turns to be tightened. All other connections were a bit lose but not leaking. I drilled small holes in the tabs of the connectors and safety wired all connections. Had water pressure on for several hours today with no leaks. Will test again before I seal it up and call it good.Click image for larger version

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