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Old 09-12-2019, 08:55 AM   #1
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Bit Off WAY more than we can chew...

Hello All!

My husband and I purchased a fifth wheel -- 2008 Keystone 289BHS --- to remodel back in April.
Evidently, we are a little in over our heads.
I am throwing a bone in hopes someone on here is in our area (Southwest Ohio) and would be willing to help teach us a few things and perhaps even help us with a few of the things we are wanting to do (ie; remove the toilet, replace with new one, remove the sink vanity in neck and cap the line, etc.) with compensation of course!
Really crossing my fingers that there is an angel waiting to help us out there.
Many thanks in advance !!

Katie
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I suggest you use utube videos to learn many things about working on your 5er.
I've been camping in, and owned everything except a class C MH, and still use utube when I have doubts about working on something.

Here is an example:
How to replace a toilet in a 5th wheel trailer video.
Another resource is to use the Google search box near the top of an irv2.com webpage. This results in personal experiences of irv2.com members, based on your search terms.
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If time is a limiting factor, a mobile RV technician may be an option.
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Hi Katie! Welcome to IRV2! We're sure glad you joined the gang!

Sure hope someone in that area can help!

Good luck, happy trails, and God bless!
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Ray's suggestions is good. It is nice to see something done once and then it becomes easy. It's real easy if it is someone else's RV you are working on.
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A good start for any rv, is to break out all the manuals, and go through them one by one. It will teach you where and how most things work. It might show you features your rv has that you wouldn't even know about if you hadn't read the manuals. Every rv is different, so start with the manuals for YOUR rv. The forum has many knowledgeable people, and has been very helpful to me. Get the basics from the manuals, then ask away. That's what the forum is for. Good luck.
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Welcome to the forum.

You are joining a good group of folks here with good info to share. Do read the various threads here on multiple subjects and ask questions as they come up. U-tube can be your friend as well.

Good luck and enjoy the adventure!
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Originally Posted by KCC View Post
Hello All!

My husband and I purchased a fifth wheel -- 2008 Keystone 289BHS --- to remodel back in April.
Evidently, we are a little in over our heads.
I am throwing a bone in hopes someone on here is in our area (Southwest Ohio) and would be willing to help teach us a few things and perhaps even help us with a few of the things we are wanting to do (ie; remove the toilet, replace with new one, remove the sink vanity in neck and cap the line, etc.) with compensation of course!
Really crossing my fingers that there is an angel waiting to help us out there.
Many thanks in advance !!

Katie
Lots of great , very talented Mennonite
Familys in your area that have 5vers
And TTrailers.

Plumber's, carpenter's and Elections they are.

They can be very helpful and most are willing to help.
$$$s help also.

The more you can do yourself will give you confidence as issues arise in the future.
And they will.

Good luck.

Enjoy
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Hello Kattie

So how are you progressing on your new project?

You got some great advice.

Can you give us an update yet ?..Thanks
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Yep, curious minds want to know.

Really want to learn a little, go camping, talk to your neighbors. Even though many of us have motorhomes was share many of the same types of equipment, washer, dryer, microwave, water heater, etc.

If after reading the manual you have a question, just ask. Someone has been there and done that.
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