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Old 01-23-2014, 07:01 AM   #365
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Thanks Dan for the recommendation I think I will try them I was looking for a good dive shop up closer I usually use captain hooks in marathon or south point in key west but these guys look like they have a lot of nice dives also......I also see you have a couple seg ways and I am looking for a x2 if you know of any around for sale and how well you like them and the durability of them
No problem, you'll find Slate is customer friendly…and close. They offer every level of dive from beginners to advanced dive sites - including wreck, mixed gas, and night dives.

About the Segway - yes - I highly recommend them. Not only for the fun factor, but they are practical too. I use mine pretty much daily in some form.

There is a big Segway dealer in Central Fl that usually has used Segway for sale at reasonable prices (Home Page). They are located off the Florida Turnpike and pretty easy to get to from there or I-4 just north of Orlando. If I remember correctly, they are within 60-90 minutes or so from Fort Wilderness. They are located in a quaint little town with lots of (within walking distance) unusual local shopping places - worth the trip even without the Segway dealer.

The other dealer I have heard good things about is Segway of Ohio (I think they are in Columbus somewhere), albeit I have not done any business with them.

As an aside, I carried my Segway on the back of my Jeep with no problem (you need a hitch extension to clear the spare tire carrier), and had a special frame hitch made for the front of my Outlaw to mount the Segway lift there when I need to free up the back of the TOAD. You shouldn't have any problem.

Durability? I've used mine in any situation you can imagine (short of water sports or hang gliding). Stores, museums, casinos, beaches, off road, (tiny) mountain paths, desert sand, bike path, and, oh yeah, Walmart!

Flexibility; Just another reason to Love my Outlaw. . .
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Old 01-24-2014, 03:41 PM   #366
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The TV/Blu-Ray install is now complete and I here is the result. The Blu-Ray player is a Sony PS3 Super Slim as mentioned before because it is one of the few that can sit horizontal or vertical. The disc loads from the top (in my case the front ) like this:


Note that I used a some 3/4 inch wood screwed into the base and back of the existing wood box then attached Velcro to the new wood and the PS3 to secure it while bouncing down the road. The reasons for using the wood strips as opposed to just attaching the PS3 directly to the existing box were twofold, on the base it was to promote cooling and on the back was to make it easy to access the USB plugs on the front panel.

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The wood blocks (will be painted black):
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Scott,
That is slick...USB? Does that thing reach out to the cloud and pull movies, Hulu, Netflix or any other content for you?

HDMI to the TV, I assume(?).
What about audio...sound bar in the works or audio feed to the coach radio speakers?

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That's a great idea Scott! Eventually I'll swap out my current TV for a 60"... maybe an 80" : )
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That is slick...USB? Does that thing reach out to the cloud and pull movies, Hulu, Netflix or any other content for you?

HDMI to the TV, I assume(?).
What about audio...sound bar in the works or audio feed to the coach radio speakers?

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To your first question, yes it will reach out to the cloud for tons of options including Hulu, Amazon, Netflix, Redbox, VUDU and so much more. You can check that out there: PlayStation®3 Applications - Video & Music Services from PlayStation®

It is HDMI to the TV. I ordered a right angle HDMI cable to keep the clearance and look clean but it hasn't arrived yet so you can't see that in the picture.

I don't think the coach speakers would be that appealing because the direction of sound would not be front and center so I will go with a sound bar in the future for sure, but not in a rush. This is such a huge improvement as is so I will let the dust settle. My wife and I sat and watched TV last night after completion of the project and we were really impressed with the over the air reception and the Blu-rays we tried out, they really look spectacular. Very close to what our Pioneer plasma does in the casa.

Along the same vein of this project, we also replaced the TV over the door last night too. The Jensen that came from the factory is a 19" and the remote had gone bad. It was going to be $60 plus shipping for a new remote or we could use a universal of some sort but for $150 we picked up a 24" Vizio that does 1080P, only uses 24 watts and fits the space beautifully. I would be happy to post a picture if anyone would like to see the result of that.
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To your first question, yes...
Along the same vein of this project, we also replaced the TV over the door last night too. The Jensen that came from the factory is a 19" and the remote had gone bad. It was going to be $60 plus shipping for a new remote or we could use a universal of some sort but for $150 we picked up a 24" Vizio that does 1080P, only uses 24 watts and fits the space beautifully. I would be happy to post a picture if anyone would like to see the result of that.
Uh Duh...pictures pleeeeze.

And don't take any info for granted. Our "antique" '07 didn't even have the over the door TV offered as an option...so it would be a mod, like when GTS (Tony) added one to the cabinet (earlier post here).

BTW, Looking at the first set of pics - the frame on that TV is so small, you might have been able to get a 42" TV to fit

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Yup... A 42" fits just fine
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That 42" looks very nice there Don. Is the black frame that goes around the "box" hidden by the TV, did you get rid of it and/or do something else to trim out the wall?
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This is a great example of how many ways things can be done.

Looking at Don's upgrade, you see that the TV is centered on the wall...original frame trim is probably not reused...the mount -if articulated- might not have enough reach left to allow the TV to be viewed with the slide in(?).

Scott's and mine were centered on the original opening, frame trim reused, and the articulated mount I used will reach far to the left similarly to the new Outlaw's slide rack mount for underway viewing.

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There is a downside to the articulated mount though...I found the TV will move out toward the slide frame while driving. So I used the large velcro strap seen in the pic on the top of the TV to keep it in place and to act as a rub pad between the two.

A simple mod that can be done so many ways...I would guess that a new slim frame 48" TV could possibly fit in the space if you mounted it even closer to the corner

Thanks for all the details, guys.

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That 42" looks very nice there Don. Is the black frame that goes around the "box" hidden by the TV, did you get rid of it and/or do something else to trim out the wall?
I removed the box. The mount I made was to fit the opening and the bracket that attached to the back of the TV was sized to cover it completely. Mine didn't swivel like yours but the way I did it left about 1/2" for the slide to pass over it. I did have rubber isolation mounts to save it from excess shock.
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I am thinking it will look better to do something about getting rid of the black frame, maybe trim it out with some corner moulding and keep it small so it is hidden behind the TV, I like the clean look of yours. I bet I will need to run some Velcro like Steve did to keep the TV from creeping out when rolling down the road so I might as well do that today.


Per the request for photos of the over the door TV upgrade. Here they are. I really like that the install made plenty of room to use the shelf area below the TV to put keys and wallet up there now too. Really nice going from 19" to 24" and having more useful space .

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Looking to compare Scott's over door TV to what Thor offers now, I found that it is no longer an option on the standard (LS) model -maybe because the big TV slides out into the hall...so passengers have to face to the rear for the TV...huh(?).

On the second (MD) floorplan, the over door TV is now standard equipment...but has no cabinet frame. It's not very attractive with exposed conduit...huh(?).

Well, I guess that's just reason for more mods.

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Leaking toilet

Typical.

I pull into the campground after a long trip, plug everything in, put down the jacks and run out the slide and then realize I'm hearing water run.

A quick check reveals the water line feeding the toilet is leaking.

Actually - not the line itself, but so far as I can tell it's the block in the back of the toilet, a part of the flush pedal itself, that the line plugs into that is leaking.

Anyone know if this is a small component that can easily be replaced? Am I going to have to pull the toilet to get to it?
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Typical.

I pull into the campground after a long trip, plug everything in, put down the jacks and run out the slide and then realize I'm hearing water run.

A quick check reveals the water line feeding the toilet is leaking.

Actually - not the line itself, but so far as I can tell it's the block in the back of the toilet, a part of the flush pedal itself, that the line plugs into that is leaking.

Anyone know if this is a small component that can easily be replaced? Am I going to have to pull the toilet to get to it?
The toilets in RVs are typically easy to work on. If you have access to the parts I would say you could fix it yourself quite easily. There are a few style levers, some that use cables and some use a pressure switch, but all of them are easy to fix or replace. The nice thing about RV toilets is they do not use wax seals, so you can reuse the seal if you need to. For the price I always replace them. Most of the the foot pedal style require you to remove the toilet. Get some rubber gloves and some rags to catch any water that will leak out.
Drain any water in the bowl. Unscrew the toilet bowl attachments where it meets the RV bathroom floor. Push the bowl back toward a wall, exposing the front underside of the toilet legs, where the foot flush pedal is installed. You should be able to see what you are up against at this point. I would also unscrew the old foot pedal and inspect the rubber gasket around the pump/flush area. Replace if there is dry rot or tears to the gasket since you have access and don't want to service you toilet again.

I hope this helps. If you get stuck, send us some pics and I am sure we can help you out better.

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