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Old 02-24-2019, 04:51 PM   #15141
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That looks like a very nice furniture piece for your toy hauler! Looks like a lot of fun!
Thanks clarkbre! We're super excited to take it out in three weeks.
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Old 02-24-2019, 05:18 PM   #15142
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I was going to say, that looks like Surveyor cushions in your dinette, then I read your signature!
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Old 02-24-2019, 05:49 PM   #15143
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Moved spare tire rack next to ladder so I can install bike rack tube . Why did FR not put it in the center of the bumper ?
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Old 02-24-2019, 06:34 PM   #15144
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Moved spare tire rack next to ladder so I can install bike rack tube . Why did FR not put it in the center of the bumper ?
Because most bumpers can't support a spare tire in the center of the bumper (too thin and flimsy) so they put it closer the frame support. Couple that with a bike carrier and you'll be scattering tires and bike parts along one of your next routes.

Attaching things to most newer R/V bumpers is not recommended. At the very least look into bumper support brackets.

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Old 02-24-2019, 06:45 PM   #15145
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Because most bumpers can't support a spare tire in the center of the bumper (too thin and flimsy) so they put it closer the frame support. Couple that with a bike carrier and you'll be scattering tires and bike parts along one of your next routes.

Attaching things to most newer R/V bumpers is not recommended. At the very least look into bumper support brackets.

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I asked FR about a bike rack once at the factory, they said it's okay if you remove the spare and only put the same weight back, but then said if you bring it in for warranty to remove the bike rack....i also would never trust that bumper on a so called light weight camper. Your bikes could end up on the hywy.
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Old 02-24-2019, 07:57 PM   #15146
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Tires upgraded

Went with good year endurance and up from load range D to load range E.
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Old 02-24-2019, 08:03 PM   #15147
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Moved spare tire rack next to ladder so I can install bike rack tube . Why did FR not put it in the center of the bumper ?
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Because most bumpers can't support a spare tire in the center of the bumper (too thin and flimsy) so they put it closer the frame support. Couple that with a bike carrier and you'll be scattering tires and bike parts along one of your next routes.

Attaching things to most newer R/V bumpers is not recommended. At the very least look into bumper support brackets.

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X2. Suggest you read this thread. There are lots of others.

http://www.forestriverforums.com/for...oo-107358.html

The beefed up receivers I added to my Roo and Mini Lite are shown in Posts #2 and #12.

Safety struts are discussed here:

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Old 02-24-2019, 08:17 PM   #15148
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Check your axle mounting bolts!!

First today, I pulled out the "Drive" stereo system to see if I could figure out why we had no AM radio reception. Found the antenna folded up in a ball just as it came from the factory. Stretched it out, mounted it up with some thumbtacks in the area behind the stereo, and now we have AM.


Next, crawled under the camper to check the mounting bolts that mount the axles and equalizers to the frame. Found 5 total that were loose. No danger of them being lost at that point, but they were not tight. Friends of ours almost completely lost the axles out from under their 5th wheel as they were running down the road, so that is what prompted me to inspect ours.
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Old 02-24-2019, 08:36 PM   #15149
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Mixed bag of stuff

General maintenance day along with a couple other small bits. Exterior wash and UV protectant all around. Added vent covers up on the roof and installed lock setups for the battery and propane tanks.
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Old 02-24-2019, 09:02 PM   #15151
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Old 02-24-2019, 09:05 PM   #15152
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Went with good year endurance and up from load range D to load range E.
What pressure do the E load ranges run at?
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Old 02-24-2019, 10:11 PM   #15153
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Is this the Suburban pilot light? I bought the updated part and it did not fix my issue. I ended up just enlarging the pilot light hole with a small needle so that the pilot flame is bigger and that ended up dong the trick
Could be you got one of the originals by mistake. Problem was that the air bleed hole in the side of the threaded portion was too large for the size of the orifice inside. Too much air for the amount of gas and when the main burner went to low flame during the transition the flame "leaned out".

When you enlarged the orifice with a needle you accomplished the same thing as Suburban did when came up with a new one. Changed the Air/Fuel mix. The larger flame may consume some extra fuel and make the oven warmer while idle but shouldn't be a big deal.

The guy at the service center where I purchased it also gave me a tip. The pilot flame is supposed to be just outside the main burner flame when the burner is full. NOT buried inside the burner flame. I seriously doubt anything is tested when assembled at the factory and position is totally controlled by the brackets that could be bent by any number of means.

I also adjusted the collar at the gas end of the burner tube so it would take in some more air. Flame at the door end of the burner was "yellow tipping". I just put the blade of a screw driver in one of the slots formed by the collar and opened up the aperture a slight amount. Re-lit burner and yellow tips went away.
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Old 02-24-2019, 11:09 PM   #15154
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What pressure do the E load ranges run at?
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Old 02-24-2019, 11:42 PM   #15155
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Could be you got one of the originals by mistake. Problem was that the air bleed hole in the side of the threaded portion was too large for the size of the orifice inside. Too much air for the amount of gas and when the main burner went to low flame during the transition the flame "leaned out".

When you enlarged the orifice with a needle you accomplished the same thing as Suburban did when came up with a new one. Changed the Air/Fuel mix. The larger flame may consume some extra fuel and make the oven warmer while idle but shouldn't be a big deal.

The guy at the service center where I purchased it also gave me a tip. The pilot flame is supposed to be just outside the main burner flame when the burner is full. NOT buried inside the burner flame. I seriously doubt anything is tested when assembled at the factory and position is totally controlled by the brackets that could be bent by any number of means.

I also adjusted the collar at the gas end of the burner tube so it would take in some more air. Flame at the door end of the burner was "yellow tipping". I just put the blade of a screw driver in one of the slots formed by the collar and opened up the aperture a slight amount. Re-lit burner and yellow tips went away.
I also enlarged the large hole that allows air to mix. I did not want that pilot to flame out ever again. I always turn off the pilot when we are done using the stove.
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Old 02-25-2019, 12:37 AM   #15156
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Today I test fit our enlarged oak table for the dinette. We went from the u shaped dinette with a 35x27 table to a standard, 2 bench dinette with a 35x44 table. I still have a couple pieces to mount to the bench fronts so that we can continue to convert it to a bed if need be.

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I think youíve inspired us! We really dislike the U-shaped table. Itís too tight for a family of 4. Iím thinking this is an end of season project though.
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Old 02-25-2019, 12:42 AM   #15157
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I think youíve inspired us! We really dislike the U-shaped table. Itís too tight for a family of 4. Iím thinking this is an end of season project though.
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Old 02-25-2019, 12:46 AM   #15158
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Several upgrades installed in prep for the end of the offspring. 1) upgraded TV; which required adjustments to WDH. 2) Decided to give the Pro-Trailer Assist a shot so configured that. 3) Installed LevelMate Pro and picked up Camco Curved Levelers. Test run was awesome. Canít wait to use these in the first trip! Next up: de-winterization in a few weeks and finish with a blackout appearance package on the TV. Click image for larger version

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Listed it for sale.

Not selling out completely are you?? Say it ain't so! Or are you shopping for a new/different model?
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Changed out the #14x1/2" wood screws holding the table post bases down to the floor in our dinette with #14x1" screws.


Lots more solid now.
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