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Old 03-03-2008, 03:43 PM   #71
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Go here to see how I screwed my hot water heater cover into the coach. I did this because to replace this cover is $601.! The cover costs about $75. and the rest is three different colors of paint and one coat of clear coat. The coach graphics hit this cover with three different colors.

How do I know this you ask. I'm glad you asked. When my coach was being serviced sombody forgot to twist the latch to lock the cover down. I left the dealer with the cover. Got to a fuel stop and it was not there. Turned right around and went back to the dealer. They covered the replacement. I saw the invoice of total charges I would have been billed had it been my fault.

The worst thing about the ordeal was waiting for the different colors of paint to dry. Paint dries about as fast as grass grows.
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Old 03-10-2008, 04:04 AM   #72
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Here's a adjustable door handle(available at your favorite RV parts store) for those with screen doors that are hard to hang onto. We added to our rear screen door.
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Here's a adjustable door handle(available at your favorite RV parts store) for those with screen doors that are hard to hang onto. We added to our rear screen door.
I was just looking at this handle for our new Kountry Aire last week when I was at the dealer, Wilkins RV in Bath, NY. They were selling this handle for something like $8.00 so it is pretty inexpensive.

The only reservation I had was whether the small screws that come with the handle would hold if you were holding onto it in windy conditions. The service guy at the dealership said he would rivet it to the door for me.

Our new Kountry Aire is still at the dealership for repairs, and I just might get one of the handles installed when we go back to get the trailer the week after next.

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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Dav5942:
Here's a adjustable door handle(available at your favorite RV parts store) for those with screen doors that are hard to hang onto. We added to our rear screen door.
I was just looking at this handle for our new Kountry Aire last week when I was at the dealer, Wilkins RV in Bath, NY. They were selling this handle for something like $8.00 so it is pretty inexpensive.

The only reservation I had was whether the small screws that come with the handle would hold if you were holding onto it in windy conditions. The service guy at the dealership said he would rivet it to the door for me.

Our new Kountry Aire is still at the dealership for repairs, and I just might get one of the handles installed when we go back to get the trailer the week after next.

John </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

So far the screws have held up fine, but if it became a problem they could be thru bolted no problem.
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Congrats John on your new Kountry Aire.
I have a son in these parts known as the "Salty Wader" who takes people out, fly fishing, for stripers off Plum Is. and N.E. coast.
Many safe miles in your new coach.
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Old 06-01-2008, 01:56 PM   #76
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Need additional temporary hanging space for clothes that have been washed but need to hang for drying? Go to the following links to see a cheap and easy solution.

Credit goes to the June issue of the FMCA magazine. The wife saw a picture of this and it immediately jumped to the top of my immediate to do list. It was like a do it before we leave on the next trip to do.

The brackets can be purchased at the hardware store of your choice. The rod is 1" PVC cut to length. The total project time was a couple of hours.

Go here and here for two views of the hanging rod brackets.

Go here and here for views of the clothes hanging rod installed.

I did use screws a couple of inches long hoping I would screw into something solid. Unfortunately, neither screw hit anything solid. The support comes from the screws being in the plastic and the rod being a snug fit, not allowing any side to side movement.
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Old 10-07-2008, 08:24 AM   #77
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This is about shoe storage. Those shoes we wear outside that tend to track who knows what into the coach. It's one of those purchases that when you see it, you know it is for you.

Go here to see the shoe storage accessory installed at the coach entry. It holds 5 pairs of shoes. The kids can't miss it. As a side benefit, the holder makes adults move a bit to the left when entering the coach. This keeps folks from hitting their head on the TV.

This was purchased at CW.
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Added 32" TV to rear Salon wall
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It is a bit late, but here are the photos of the rear air bag restrictors I installed about a year ago. I am due to complete yearly maintenance in the next couple of days. While completing the front end, I will take pictures of the front air bag restrictors and upload them to iRV2.

Right Rear Air Bag Restrictor Picture #1
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Left Rear Air Bag Restricture Picture #1
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Left Rear Air Bag Restrictor Picture #3

On edit, I failed to get pictures of the front air bag restrictors. I have no excuse, I just forgot. Maybe next year.
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Entertainment Center Upgrade(outside)-while sitting at Hog Valley(over Thanksgiving) one night, watching a cayote walk by and looking at Venus and Jupiter lining up, we glanced over at the 26" outside entertainment center from a nice warm fire to check out the score of a football game(volume turned off) and realized-in order to see the TV from the fire we needed a bigger TV-

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In the process we got rid of the old analog LCD and got a new digital LCD. And painted the white inside of hatch cover beige to match the coach.
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Hi Dave! Are you going to move the radio, or just not use it? Nice job! Looks much nicer with the struts moved over and the much larger TV. Of course the bottle opener survived the refit! Paul
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Thanks, Gary and Paul:

Gary, we completely removed the existing sheet of whatever it is(corian look alike), which gained us a lot more usable space in the entertainment center area. We left the existing swing mount exactly as it was. Had to find the right 37" to fit. We did find a new thin line 40" that would have fit but it was a little out of our budget.
Added an adapter to the existing mount for the top and drilled two holes in the swing mount bottom to hold the 8"X8" mounting of the 37" TV.

Paul, we moved the radio into the upper left hand corner-just visable in the picture. We might later move it lower(as there is plenty of room for it) but works good for now.

And we did get rid of the adjustable strut brackets just raising the orginal brackets to allow for the hatch to open all the way up.

Used a jig saw for the holes for the speakers(about 3" of clearace behind the speakers).

Also moved the AC outlet to right behind the TV, works great for another outlet for whatever use.
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Hi Paul,
Air bag restrictors keep the air, in the bags, from freely moving in an out as one drives down the road. They do not stop the movement but severely restrict it. The benefit is the coach no longer rocks/rolls from side to side. When trucks pass, side winds hit or entering or leaving a J, at an angle to the street (or any other angled entry/exit). The coach is now solid. It moves once (which one would expect) and that is it. This means much better control and a much more pleasant ride.
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Hi Gary! Thanks for the answer. I did not know what they were. I would imagine you could not use them with coaches that have the Hadley Air System (EX: Essex & King Aire)? Paul
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