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Old 10-22-2014, 10:20 PM   #365
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TexasCowboy - interested in your behind the toilet shelving you installed? You said Home Depot (can you post a pix?) and then how did you hang as we all know the walls are VERY thin back there? This is our first 5'er and we've not ventured into the DIY type of installations yet. Any thoughts/hints are welcome - thank you! Erin

So sorry to take so long to reply Erin, been busy busy busy at work. Yes, I bought it at Home Depot. Lowes had one also, but not the darker wood that is close to matching. I mounted the cabinet 61" off the floor to leave space above it for the light and a tad storage and also tall enough to not cause a sore head when standing up from your business. I used like 1 1/4" lag bolts and same size drywall screws to put it up. There is a stud almost in the center of that wall section and studs in the corners as well. I mounted the top, center lag first to hold it up then shot several in each corner and down the center line. Walls are thin, but not too bad. I also added little latches to keep the doors closed while pulling it and small brushed nickel knobs to match the bathroom hardware. It does block some light but its still good with me, besides I plan on doing my LED mod to the skylight in a couple weeks to add more light in the shower and give it an elegant look. I have pictures of the shelf, the latches, the mounting screws inside it and also the LED skylight mod at this link:
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and the cabinet is this one I believe, dimensions are 30x12x12:
Hampton Bay 30x12x12 in. Shaker Wall Bridge Cabinet in Java-KW3012-SJM at The Home Depot
The picture isn't accurate in their ad, but I think it looks great myself. The 30" width fits perfectly! just notch the corner trim so the cabinet fits in the corner correctly and push it tightly in the corner before securing the first lag screw, works great! They do make an 18" tall model but it would have to be at the ceiling blocking all the light and it would still hang low enough to possibly bump your head. Im so happy to hear you guys got your coach all lined out, I have seen it has been an uphill battle for ya and nobody deserves that. Now, with some luck, it'll be just relaxin in the RV from now on huh! When I do my skylight I'll take some pictures of the process if anyone is interested. Cheers!
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Old 11-29-2014, 10:48 AM   #366
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Good slide-out advice

We Bay Hill owners must be a very content group with our RVs since not a lot of posting traffic has occurred recently. Or maybe it's just the time of the year when travel has slowed down. Anyhoooo...I came across some pretty good slide-out maintenance advice in the November 29 edition of the online RV Travel. Not only is the article article informative but also are the comments following the article. Here's the link...

Low Tech RVing: Caring for Your RV Slideout

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Old 11-29-2014, 05:31 PM   #367
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We Bay Hill owners must be a very content group with our RVs since not a lot of posting traffic has occurred recently. Or maybe it's just the time of the year when travel has slowed down. Anyhoooo...I came across some pretty good slide-out maintenance advice in the November 29 edition of the online RV Travel. Not only is the article article informative but also are the comments following the article. Here's the link...

Low Tech RVing: Caring for Your RV Slideout

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This article was written in Nov. 2007, but still some good information. I wish the Lippert manual that comes with Bay Hill had a few more do's and do not's on the slides. After a year, no problems with any of the slides.
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Old 11-30-2014, 09:25 AM   #368
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Happy Holidays to fellow Bay Hill'ers!

Hello to all - and Ken you're right, it must be the time of year as our 320RS is all buttoned up for the season -- darnit!! Click image for larger version

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We got all the fixes done on our rig. New Girard WH installed, it works perfectly. Let me just say the original one when it worked was much louder, noiseier, and clunky almost when it kicked on, now compared to the new one that is quiet and works like a dream and OM goodness we have hot water! Such a blessing! The problem had to do with a wiring bundle inside (hooked to the panel or somewhere) but the wires had come loose which caused the sail switch to stick (hence the hammer Ken . Girard said not to "fix the wiring" they just sent out a new one, but they wanted the old one back so they could have their techs research the problem (good business practice for them!).

End of October, we took a short close-by trip to assure everything that was fixed (fresh water tank) and Girard WH was functioning, and it was! It was nice to have everything working well, including the slides. I firmly believe now in keeping those panel slide buttons pressed firmly until slide is either all the way in (or out). We make sure that the slides are clear of any objects, and when Corbin says bring it in, we don't stop until it's all the way in. No going back.

Also wanted to say thanks to TexasCowboy for your post on the shelves in the bathroom. Corbin's perusing through your post and likely do the same with our bathroom wall. Thanks again!

Have a wonderful holiday season - and if you're currently staying in your Bay Hill through the holidays, may your water always run warm and toasty!

Erin & Corbin
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Old 11-30-2014, 11:17 AM   #369
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Merry Christmas

After waking up from my self induced food coma I was glad to see that there is still life in the Evergreen thread.
Happy to hear that those who were having major issues have worked through them. Hope you now love your Bay Hill as much as Judy and I do. That being said, I still have my tool box handy for those unexpected problems that will pop up.
The last thing that we had a problem with was the Norcold fridge.
When washing the 295 I got a little water in the access panel and that tripped the high temp overload safety switch. I went on line and found the fix. All is well. Love the internet.
We won't have to mothball our 295 because of living California. We have plans for travel to the central coast through the winter months.
Hope you all had a great Thanksgiving and we wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas.

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Hi Erin...

I'm so glad you've got your Girard water heater problem resolved. From time to time I think of your story of banging the previous Girard with a hammer and it always makes me smile (not at your problem but the physical act of giving the Girard a smack!).

I'm going to retrieve my trailer next week to give it a wash, bring the batteries up to a full charge, and make sure the slides and rubber gaskets are properly lubed. In January we're going to Pismo Beach for a few days while the grand kids are off for the holidays. If all works well on this trip, then I'll have confidence to make the trip to spring training baseball in Arizona in Frebruary-March.

Happiest of holidays, Erin, as well as all the other Bay Hill / Evergreen owners.

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Old 11-30-2014, 09:22 PM   #371
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Glad to read that everyones problems are fixed. We have been living in our 295 since Aug, started on the Oregon coast (Bandon) and on Nov. went to Bullhead City. After a shaky start with lots of warranty work we are happy to say that the Bay Hill is a very comfortable unit. As was said earlier its a blessing to have unlimited hot showers,ours is an Attwood. The slides have been no problem, and everything works as designed.I would encourage everyone to purchase a water pressure regulator that is adjustable and maintain 35-40 lbs , if less it seems to effect the water heater. The only design fault we see is the stove vent thru the unvented microwave. Its not exhausted to the outside, only passed thru a charcoal filter. By the way we spent 2 winters in Pismo Beach, beautiful area plus we have family there, but we prefer Arizona as its warmer and drier. Happy holidays to all.
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Hi all! Hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving! It is sure nice to see a few people chiming in and talking again, guess ya'll are right, its just that season again. Corbin and Erin I am glad I could toss out a useful idea for ya, Im so happy to hear you guys and others are continuing to enjoy their coaches like I have mine. I have been in it full time since I got it, and have loved every second. Since I work out of town, my wife and kids came out for Thanksgiving and stayed with me. That was a very successful test of how comfortable this coach is, even with the rugrats running around. Loved it! Well I promised I'd post some pics of the bathroom skylight LED mod I do when I finished it so here they are. I put alot more in this one than in my other coach, 100 LED's total, so it was quite abit more time consuming to do but so well worth it. I think it turned out great but ya'll can judge for yourselves. Well I hope everyone has an absolutely excellent holiday season and great Christmas with lots of happiness. Talk to ya soon!

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That venting goof up is exactly why I had a remote controlled Fantastic vent fan installed above the kitchen area, lol. Works great! You can see it looks quite nice also, and the little black thing on the wall in the second pic is the remote mounted on the wall in its holder, it even works from there without having to point it up at it which is good cause i'm lazy! Happy Holidays!

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Glad to read that everyones problems are fixed. We have been living in our 295 since Aug, started on the Oregon coast (Bandon) and on Nov. went to Bullhead City. After a shaky start with lots of warranty work we are happy to say that the Bay Hill is a very comfortable unit. As was said earlier its a blessing to have unlimited hot showers,ours is an Attwood. The slides have been no problem, and everything works as designed.I would encourage everyone to purchase a water pressure regulator that is adjustable and maintain 35-40 lbs , if less it seems to effect the water heater. The only design fault we see is the stove vent thru the unvented microwave. Its not exhausted to the outside, only passed thru a charcoal filter. By the way we spent 2 winters in Pismo Beach, beautiful area plus we have family there, but we prefer Arizona as its warmer and drier. Happy holidays to all.
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Hi Erin...

I'm so glad you've got your Girard water heater problem resolved. From time to time I think of your story of banging the previous Girard with a hammer and it always makes me smile (not at your problem but the physical act of giving the Girard a smack!).

I'm going to retrieve my trailer next week to give it a wash, bring the batteries up to a full charge, and make sure the slides and rubber gaskets are properly lubed. In January we're going to Pismo Beach for a few days while the grand kids are off for the holidays. If all works well on this trip, then I'll have confidence to make the trip to spring training baseball in Arizona in Frebruary-March.

Happiest of holidays, Erin, as well as all the other Bay Hill / Evergreen owners.

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Judy and I are planning on being in Pismo also for most of the month of Janurary. PM me with your dates, would love to meet you two.
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Hey there folks, found this little wrought iron shelf at Hobby Lobby for $25. Mounted it above the toilet, holds 3 rolls of TP. Not as fancy as Chad's cabinet, but works for us.


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Re: LED's
Chad, I like the looks of your LED's in over the shower. How are they controlled?

Our 340RK will be going in the shop after the Jan. 1st to have the front cap repainted. Not the best job done by the factory with a lot of issues.

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Shower water flow restrictor

Has anyone removed his/her shower flow restrictor? I'm tired of running around in the shower to get wet...just kidding. If so, where is the restrictor located? In the shower head or where the shower line comes in? Has removing the water flow limiter affected the performance of the Girard or Atwood water heater?

Nice job Chad on your overhead lights. Very creative!

Happy holidays...Ken & Lucy
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Has anyone removed his/her shower flow restrictor? I'm tired of running around in the shower to get wet...just kidding. If so, where is the restrictor located? In the shower head or where the shower line comes in? Has removing the water flow limiter affected the performance of the Girard or Atwood water heater?

Nice job Chad on your overhead lights. Very creative!

Happy holidays...Ken & Lucy
I had a issue with the shower hot and then cold removed the orifice which is the white plastic piece with three holes in it. Water temp was great when showering, the manual actually suggests that it be removed.
Another FYI on the tankless water heater, it wouldn't heat, found the sail switch was stuck, I manually moved it several times and it started working, I hadn't used it in five months so I guess the lack of use froze it up here in sunny Florida!
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