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Old 10-03-2022, 10:33 AM   #267
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The previous owner of our 36LA added a third air conditioner. It's completely separate from the other two and all the controls are on the unit itself. It really helps cool everything much faster, then we turn it off as it's very noisy. It looks like it was put in the space where a vent was originally. No idea how it's hooked up, but we can use all 3 when needed.
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Old 10-09-2022, 01:08 PM   #268
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450HP upgrade

2019 Phaeton 40IH 380HP/1150TQ 8.9L9 upgraded by Cummins to 450HP/1250TQ which is max for the 8.9L9 and also max for the Allison 3000.

Not cheap with warranty ($4,200!!), but I'm happy. If I were buying new, I would have no problem paying that amount for the 450HP option which was available on my 2019 Tiffin Phaeton 40IH that I bought used with 12k miles a month ago. I've got 2 more years of warranty left.
My 40-70 getting on freeway acceleration is noticeably better. About to head through the southern Rocky Mountains towing a jeep. I'm sure it'll help!
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Old 10-31-2022, 04:02 PM   #269
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New 2023 45OPP modification

I have a new week old 2023 bus and found out in about 1 minute that the water hose reel was installed backwards. The hose was pulling from the bottom and required the hose to bend 90 degrees plus to exit out through the rubber slot. I removed the reel and reinstalled it the right way. I thought that this would be a good time to install my pressure regulator and a hose bib for my pocket hose. I fabricated up a bracket to hold the regulator and a new bracket to hold the switch for the reel. I used pex fittings except for the ones at the regulator those are shark bite fittings to facilitate removing the regulator if need be. I also relocated the sewer outlet cap in the floor to allow the hose to exit the compartment floor easier.
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Old 11-01-2022, 06:42 AM   #270
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Oddly enough, the direction of the hose reel wasn’t a mistake! Tiffin does it that way on all the rigs I know of.
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Old 11-01-2022, 07:03 AM   #271
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The newer coaches sure have a much cleaner layout in the wet bay that the older ones like mine. I like the stainless steel and the overall look. I have to tear into mine to get to the plumbing behind the panel and it's not going to be an easy task. I mentioned in other threads that when I do it I want to redesign the panels for easier access and switch to stainless steel. Ambitious I know, will see how it goes and if I can make it look good.
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Old 11-01-2022, 06:41 PM   #272
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Sorry for the pictures being wrong. It just seems better to me to bring it straight down.
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Old 11-08-2022, 04:43 PM   #273
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Front Dash Broken Screws Upgrade

So, as many of you may know, the dash design in many Tiffins is poor with the screws holding the front edge of the dash down breaking on many. We have a 2021 Open Road 34PA, and just like the many our screws broke. We replaced the broken screws with #8 stainless steel machine screws backed by fender washers and secured with nylock nuts. This lasted about 4 months and then they broke again. So now, I've replaced them with beefier low profile ultra-wide truss head 1/4-20 stainless steel bolts, and nuts secured with blue loctite. The decorative caps that Tiffin uses don't fit on the new bolts, but with the wide bolt heads painted, and bolt head slots aligned parallel to the front window, the decorative caps aren't needed. I searched out a paint and found an almost exact match to the taupe color of the dash. I'm almost certain these 1/4-20 bolts will not break, but time will tell. Here are some detail pics... sorry I didn't get pics of them installed before putting Mo into storage for a few months.
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Old 11-16-2022, 04:57 PM   #274
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Are the bolts hard to get to?
Do you need to open up the hole to fit the new bolts?
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Old 11-17-2022, 10:50 PM   #275
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Are the bolts hard to get to?
Do you need to open up the hole to fit the new bolts?
I assume you are referring to my post about broken dash screws. There is some degree of difficulty getting to the bolts, especially on the underside; you have to be a bit flexible and bend to reach up and place the nuts on and tighten them. Yes, I had to open up the holes to 1/4" and since these are so close to the windshield I used this flexible right angle drill tool to do it... https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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Old 11-18-2022, 09:12 PM   #276
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Are the bolts hard to get to?
Do you need to open up the hole to fit the new bolts?


No sir I found out that they are metric , and they slide right in
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Old 11-19-2022, 10:04 AM   #277
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I assume you are referring to my post about broken dash screws. There is some degree of difficulty getting to the bolts, especially on the underside; you have to be a bit flexible and bend to reach up and place the nuts on and tighten them. Yes, I had to open up the holes to 1/4" and since these are so close to the windshield I used this flexible right angle drill tool to do it... https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
Gain access to the nuts from inside under the dash or under the hood/engine compartment?
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Old 12-09-2022, 09:48 AM   #278
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We have moved up in the world. We have just purchased our first class A. We purchased a 2013 Tiffin 32' Allegro Breeze. We are so excited. I suggested to my husband that we should probably look into buying a cover to protect the RV from the elements. Any suggestions?
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I suggest you start a separate discussion regarding what people have done with covers. It would be interesting to hear what ideas and methods people have developed to install and remove covers. I considered various "devises" to hold the cover and drive under or drag the cover over the parked RV - NONE worked the covers are just to big, heavy and difficult to handle.

I know when we got our first RV years ago I spent the "big bucks" and got a cover intending to protect the investment. After a couple of episodes of using tall ladders on each side and dragging the heavy and cumbersome cover over and off of the sat dish, antenna, A/C, lights, horns, etc. one of us (probably TW) decided that our lives were worth more than the sun damage that would occur and decided we would rent a covered RV space instead.
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Old 12-13-2022, 08:14 AM   #279
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I hope this is an okay place to post this. But, I got tired of using wrenches to disconnect my battery on my 2007 Jeep Wranger when I tow it behind my Tiffin 40IH. When I saw the power cut-off switches in the MH, I thought about installing one of these in the Jeep. I just finished it. See pictures. It was super easy and works super well.

I am more excited about this than makes sense.
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Old 02-08-2023, 04:47 AM   #280
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2022 34 PA Dream with No More Couch

I have mentioned it a few times thought we would share a pic. Since this was taken we have removed booth completely and put in the Lift Desk for working. The positioning of TVs in the 34PA is horrible for a couch, not sure if that was a design choice by pinky or the brain. Of course this is the 2022 34PA that has 4 corner LS and added LiFePo and a Tuft and Needle King mattress. Now working on finding an exact swap for our 4G modem on top to swap to a 5G. Also going to visit the VROOM slide folks for the bath side slide, just do not trust it. Never runs or sounds the same two times in a row. Our local guy, when shopping for warranties helped us make the decision for the CoachNet warranty so we are covered for a long time.

Leaving shortly for a 3 month walk about if weather in WI cooperates to get it out and below the freeze line. I am not a fan of driving in the winter.
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