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Old 06-18-2014, 08:22 AM   #337
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Old 06-19-2014, 12:08 PM   #338
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I have a Demco Commander tow bar and base plate. You're right 3 grand should cover it. I had an Invisibrake installed and although it was a nightmare to install (so the guy who did says) I have found it to be faultless for the last 3 years. The Invisibrake runs around $800 and CW will install for $39 if you are prepared to wait a couple of weeks. If your toad has a 6 way drivers seat it is unlikely that the unit will fit under it. In my Terrain it is mounted on the side wall of the cargo area behind the rear seats. One thing I like about the Invisbrake is that it trickle charges the toad battery while towing with only the lights wired to the 7 point on the coach. Don'y ask how it does that we've all been scratching our heads over that one. My car end is a flat 4 connector-go figure.
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Old 06-24-2014, 10:59 PM   #339
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Roof vents & caulking

Well, I noticed the other day one of my roof vents (grey water stuff) was a little crocked so I went up there to adjust it. My rig currently sits outside (building a nice 45' garage to put her in) and the sun just turned my vents to brittle plastic. Ordered some replacements ~$4.50 each and went back up and replaced them. Not a real tough job, just needed to take time to get old caulking off then place the new ones and re-caulk. While I was up there, I noticed where my roof meets the sides needed to be re-caulked as well. Cleaned the area and sealed her all back up to prevent any water damage. I can tell you that you don't want to have water damage. Spent $14k having a Cab-over camper fixed from that and just a few hours a year and <$50 in good caulking will save a great deal of money and headache.
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Old 06-25-2014, 06:03 AM   #340
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Already had my entire roof replaced...warranty covered it...CW at statesville NC did a super job. Problem: our awnings have 50 million (exaggerating) thru hole penetrations securing it to the roof. This is were our leaks started...so check the caulking really well up there! It is a bad design and Thor now puts the awnings on the slide...I should have had CW do that when they put the new roof on...

I have no doubt it will leak again one day...when the coach is level water pools all along that awning attachment seam...

I still love the coach though!

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Old 06-26-2014, 08:41 AM   #341
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Already had my entire roof replaced...warranty covered it...CW at statesville NC did a super job. Problem: our awnings have 50 million (exaggerating) thru hole penetrations securing it to the roof. This is were our leaks started...so check the caulking really well up there! It is a bad design and Thor now puts the awnings on the slide...I should have had CW do that when they put the new roof on...

I have no doubt it will leak again one day...when the coach is level water pools all along that awning attachment seam...

I still love the coach though!

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Great information. Thanks
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Old 06-28-2014, 04:27 PM   #342
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Roof & caulk

The guy that repaired my cab over, said that RV owners should check the caulking every 6 months on RV's that sit outside and re caulk often. Again, it really saves money. I do it for prevention not repair.
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Old 06-28-2014, 11:25 PM   #343
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That's good advice. We live in a semi arid area with 10 inches of rain a year and low to moderate humidity. That's fairly kind to RV's but I still have my roof seals checked before the annual trip south. And am I glad. We were in Temecula CA in February when that area had the rainstorm of the decade. It was almost the storm of the century but not quite. For four days looking out the windshield I thought I was behind a waterfall. Not quite Niagara but close. Not a single leak unlike some unfortunate others in the park. So the moral here is just do it! At least once a year.
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Old 06-30-2014, 06:06 AM   #344
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I could never see the leak...it was seeping in and soaking up in the plywood sub roof...and the insulation...they replaced some of the plywood...and put the newTPO roof on it...
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Hi Gents, Sorry to get off topic, but we are on our maiden voyage with our Astoria and cant seem to find the circuit panel. I seem to have blown a fuse while running micro and electric fry pan. Shame on me. I thought that only happened in our old rig. lol. We tried the GFI reset in the bathroom with no luck. Any suggestions?

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Old 07-11-2014, 09:31 AM   #346
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I am betting it is a circuit protector on your inverter...find/locate your inverter...mine is in the last bay aft...passenger side...look underneath in the back of the inverter...see if there is a white thing popped out...push it back in and you will be good to go...

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It happened to me once and after much trouble shooting...that was the culprit...
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Ok. We found it. There is a decorative panel in the bedroom under closet, with no label. That is where we found the panel w/circuit breakers. Who new?

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If none of those are tripped check the inverter...like I described before...it is most likely in an exterior bay to the rear of the coach...not sure about the location on your 36...
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That's good to know. My inverter is in same location. Co-pilot loves her electrical appliances so one day I'll be going back there looking for the white thingy!
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Hair dryers are evil! Combine that with the microwave... Game...set...match...
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