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Old 10-21-2020, 11:38 AM   #17681
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I replaced the CO/propane alarm. It was incredibly easy.
For all you Camping World haters, I got it at Camping World. They had it in stock, black and they gave me a very good price. (Black seems to be hard to find online nowadays.)
Edit: Extra credit for the first person who can say why I used waterproof connectors.
Because it was mounted under the refrigerator like mine (for spills)?
How old was the replaced one?
Mine went off several times during camping setup last time. TT a 2019 model bought April 2018. Gas tank was shut off. Nothing burning, no heater element on. Drove us nuts. Went off 3 or 4 times with many beeps. I unscrewed it from the wall to be prepared to cut its power if it kept going off for no reason. They are supposed to be good for a minimum of 5 years.
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Old 10-21-2020, 11:47 AM   #17682
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Not to but for my TT,
Went to Harbor Frieght and bought a new ball mount with 5” drop, 3&3/4” rise and 5K# ball for a basic backup to my WDH since I lifted my TT 5.5” with the axle flip. I like not having to handle that 51# hitch head when not using the spring bars. My general use ball mount is too low for the TT now.
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Old 10-21-2020, 01:21 PM   #17683
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Because it was mounted under the refrigerator like mine (for spills)?

How old was the replaced one?

Mine went off several times during camping setup last time. TT a 2019 model bought April 2018. Gas tank was shut off. Nothing burning, no heater element on. Drove us nuts. Went off 3 or 4 times with many beeps. I unscrewed it from the wall to be prepared to cut its power if it kept going off for no reason. They are supposed to be good for a minimum of 5 years.
Mine was five years old. The date on the back was May 21, 2015. So even if that werenít the issue, Iím pretty sure it was going to go of date pretty soon and start beeping again. Plus weíre leaving for Hendersonville North Carolina tomorrow to camp. I did not wanna deal with that in the middle of the night. Because it only starts beeping in the middle of the night.
And although you didnít get the answer correct, you still get the extra credit. You are the only one who ventured a guess. The reason I used waterproof connectors is because thatís what I happened to have. I had them left over from my sailing days. I even melted the ends to complete the waterproof connection. Sorry for the trick question. Oh heck, double extra credit for you!
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Old 10-21-2020, 03:43 PM   #17684
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Because it was mounted under the refrigerator like mine (for spills)?

How old was the replaced one?

Mine went off several times during camping setup last time. TT a 2019 model bought April 2018. Gas tank was shut off. Nothing burning, no heater element on. Drove us nuts. Went off 3 or 4 times with many beeps. I unscrewed it from the wall to be prepared to cut its power if it kept going off for no reason. They are supposed to be good for a minimum of 5 years.


DW used some hairspray in the bathroom and set ours off once, the sensor was near the bathroom
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Old 10-21-2020, 08:14 PM   #17685
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DW used some hairspray in the bathroom and set ours off once, the sensor was near the bathroom
Hairspray sets ours off, too. And itís not particularly close to the hairspray room.
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Old 10-21-2020, 08:54 PM   #17686
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Because it was mounted under the refrigerator like mine (for spills)?
How old was the replaced one?
Mine went off several times during camping setup last time. TT a 2019 model bought April 2018. Gas tank was shut off. Nothing burning, no heater element on. Drove us nuts. Went off 3 or 4 times with many beeps. I unscrewed it from the wall to be prepared to cut its power if it kept going off for no reason. They are supposed to be good for a minimum of 5 years.

A low battery will trigger these things too. Act just like you describe. Do you have a dog in the camper? They can cause it also.
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Old 10-21-2020, 09:28 PM   #17687
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Yes it is and I found some on Amazon with good reviews. I just need to measure to see if mine is 3/4 or 1Ē
When I did my TT I needed both sizes. 1" along the top on 3 sides and down the 4 corners. Around the compartment doors it was 3/4". Around the entry door I think it was 3/4" also. Got both that I used thru Amazon also.
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Old 10-22-2020, 12:36 PM   #17688
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I installed a battery cut off switch today. I wanted it as close to the battery as possible and our TT never came with one. I used a single poll marine switch so it is water proof. And still only cost less then $20Click image for larger version

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If and when I add a second battery I will do it the same way .
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Old 10-22-2020, 01:01 PM   #17689
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I installed a battery cut off switch today. I wanted it as close to the battery as possible and our TT never came with one. I used a single poll marine switch so it is water proof. And still only cost less then $20Attachment 241702Attachment 241703Attachment 241704

If and when I add a second battery I will do it the same way .
Nice job! Good news is that when you add a second battery, you won't need another cutoff switch, The batteries will be connected as a bank, so one cutoff will cut off the whole battery bank.
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Old 10-25-2020, 09:58 AM   #17690
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I did not like the clip that locked the Equalizer Bar Chain in place.
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I painted them red for better visibility. And made them out of the yard sign stand from a political sign. Found a use for all these political signs.
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Old 10-25-2020, 11:41 AM   #17691
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Let's see,
Parked my 2013 XLR Yesterday here in Maryland. Just spent the last 12 days on the Road tween Ft. Collins and here.

Before the trip I put helper Air bags (Firestone) and shocks (Bilstein 4600) and 6 Tires for The XLR (Transeagle STR)
Wow!
Big difference from My Michigan to Denver trip without all that.
If anyone is interested I will review the three.
We are set up here to stay for 13 weeks. Gotta get my poop-tube affixed solid style.(PVC)
Cause of the long stay.
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Old 10-25-2020, 03:12 PM   #17692
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Just dropped ours off at the storage barn for it's winter hibernation.
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Old 10-25-2020, 03:58 PM   #17693
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Replaced the old batwing antenna with a new king jack, HD tv antenna for my wife, happy wife, happy life, LOLClick image for larger version

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Old 10-25-2020, 04:50 PM   #17694
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Just dropped ours off at the storage barn for it's winter hibernation.
I feel for you. Here in the greater Southwest, the season is just starting (assuming one is retired). We stay home with the grandkids and the pool in the summer and "RV" in the fall, winter, and spring.
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Old 10-25-2020, 05:14 PM   #17695
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Hooked that sucker up and hi-tailed it to Woolly Holly State Park just outside Greenbrier, AR. Plant my rearend here for 4 nights then hope I can make reservations somewhere else.
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Old 10-25-2020, 05:21 PM   #17696
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Replaced the old batwing antenna with a new king jack, HD tv antenna for my wife, happy wife, happy life, LOL



Let us know how well it works, I was thinking of doing this upgrade myself.
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Old 10-25-2020, 06:46 PM   #17697
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Winterized the ROO 21SS today. Took about 45 mins. Was pretty simple process. This was the second time of done the winterization. Friday- Made an appointment with service (not dealer) to get our Suburban Propane Heater looked at. Canít get in until Thanksgiving week. No idea how long they might have it.
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Old 10-25-2020, 07:33 PM   #17698
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I did not like the clip that locked the Equalizer Bar Chain in place.
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So I came up with a different design that locks in better and and pins both sides of the clamp.
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I painted them red for better visibility. And made them out of the yard sign stand from a political sign. Found a use for all these political signs.
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Very clever, and a MUCH better use for the political signs than their original intent!
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Old 10-26-2020, 09:04 AM   #17699
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New stove top cover

My wife had the glass cooktop cover explode on her. She forgot to raise the glass cover. I understand this happens a lot.
I made the new top out of a piece of corrian counter top.
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Old 10-31-2020, 07:56 AM   #17700
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Just in time for Fall and Winter

5 weeks before Zeta hit temps were in the high 70's and mid 80's. Started getting warm in the camper that is now my WFH office at the house.
Decided it was too warm and turned on the Coleman-Mach AC to cool thing down.. THAT was my first mistake - I let the magic smoke out of the system.Bloody Compressor died...

Thank heavens for extended warranty! They had the new unit installed Friday the 16th right before the Storms hit and now the temps are in the 50's and 60's

If nothing else we are ready for the summer season!

Heading to Wind Creek for the Thanksgiving Holidays...
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