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Old 11-17-2014, 11:43 PM   #57
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The very best thing was an extended service plan through Extra Ride.

The second best was the Blue Ox True Center steering stabilizer.

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Old 11-19-2014, 03:14 PM   #58
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Talking New Tow Set-Up

Today we just wrote the check for a Blue Ox base plate and tow bar along with an SMI Stay-in-Play braking system. This is all for the new 2014 Captiva tow car.

It seems like a sweet set-up. All I do is throw two switches (SMI and fuse disconnect) and hook it up. Off we go! Light on the dash shows when the brake in the tow-car engages.

Of course, the Captiva is used as that's the only way to buy it - new sales are all to fleets. Ours is a 2014 with 18,000 miles.

So my "$500" purchase is really a lot more like $23,000!

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Old 12-12-2014, 12:15 PM   #59
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New flat screen TV & Sound bar & Dvr, for the 5er. Just needed a few new creature comforts.
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Old 12-12-2014, 12:41 PM   #60
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I watched a video on these and it looks really slick. Can you please tell me where you purchased the Porta-A-Deck, stairs from. My wife could really benefit from a set up like this.

Thank you so much.
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Old 12-12-2014, 01:02 PM   #61
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Hardwood flooring ... next best would be our residential reefer. Other than tires, everything else is in the $300 or under range.
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Old 12-12-2014, 09:46 PM   #62
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Replaced white carpet in living and hallway with sheet vinyl professionally installed. Looks great and much more functional.
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Old 12-14-2014, 08:31 PM   #63
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Summit Racing transmission cooler plus install.
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Old 12-14-2014, 09:51 PM   #64
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Hard to say, Samsung reefer, or Winegard Traveler
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Old 12-20-2014, 02:36 PM   #65
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It did not cost $500. but I put a front Class lll receiver on the front of my E450 Super Duty so I could have a receiver bike carrier and be able to launch a small boat at a ramp and keep my rear wheels dry. (still have not purchased my Gheenoe but plan to look for one when I am in FL Jan, Feb Mar) Rear receiver is carrying my spare tire and adapter to tow via ball
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Old 12-20-2014, 04:55 PM   #66
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A divorce? Just kidding it'll be 48 years Tuesday the 23rd
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Old 12-20-2014, 05:09 PM   #67
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Upgrades over $500.00 ?
Hmmm. Let's see.

- residential fridge
- new furnace
- Magnum PS2812 inverter
- Progressive EMS
- Atro suspension bushings from Ruff Parts
- Bilstein shocks
- Van Will trailing arm cross braces
- Steer Safe steering stabilizer
- installed more house batteries
- new CAC

I don't know which one of those would be the best upgrade. They're all great!

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Canada, eh?
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Old 12-20-2014, 07:59 PM   #68
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Installed on-board, a TravelSoft water softener and twin filters for the water system. Great tasting water everywhere, clean clothes and awesome showers! Not quite the $500.00 threshold for this thread but close.
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Old 12-20-2014, 08:03 PM   #69
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In my current RV, a 2 way MOR/Ryde sliding tray in the basement. Now I get to watch it ride off in the sunset for somebody else to enjoy.
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Old 12-23-2014, 01:59 PM   #70
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