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Old 09-07-2012, 08:33 AM   #687
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WELCOME to the new High Country members of this thread....the info/suggestions posted on here is a big help to all of us.....and we love our Cougar trailers!!
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Old 09-09-2012, 11:39 PM   #688
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GRIZZ....Is you table rubbing up against the kitchen cabinet when the slide is in? If so...when we had some warranty work done and I mentioned it so they moved the table toward the window about 1/4 inch or just enough to miss the cabinet. Look under your table and you'll see that it's pretty easy to do. It does set it a little closer to the window but we can still get the shade up and down.
Thanks I may give that a shot. Its already a little tough getting the window shade down.

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Old 09-10-2012, 12:52 AM   #689
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We have seen a couple of mods to our trailers.. Has anyone come up with some new ones??

I will have the trailer here at the house this winter, can the slides be extended while the temps are in the 0 - -20 area??
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Old 09-10-2012, 10:49 PM   #690
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Had the Bra Made Today

The shop did a great job!! Just a little $$, but no more rock chips.. We could have worked it around the lights, but by the time we need lights up here, the camper is in storage..

I also noted that the propane cover is rubbing off and digging into the gel coat (in one spot) and we have an idea. We'll post pics if this works or appears to resolve the issue..
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The bra looks pretty impressive, good color combo.

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We have seen a couple of mods to our trailers.. Has anyone come up with some new ones??

I will have the trailer here at the house this winter, can the slides be extended while the temps are in the 0 - -20 area??
dgrant09.....we went to an rv show last weekend and saw the new 321res....one difference we noticed was no more pull shades....it now has wood-grain looking blinds. Also, a bigger kitchen faucet and no more bronze colored shower knobs and shower heads. The material on the recliners are now made of a better, heavier material than ours is. We looked under the bathroom wall cabinet and the cabinet over the kitchen counter and they still aren't applying the finish stain. The dining chairs are wood and prettier and made a lot better than the metal back ones we have...
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dgrant09.....we went to an rv show last weekend and saw the new 321res....one difference we noticed was no more pull shades....it now has wood-grain looking blinds. Also, a bigger kitchen faucet and no more bronze colored shower knobs and shower heads. The material on the recliners are now made of a better, heavier material than ours is. We looked under the bathroom wall cabinet and the cabinet over the kitchen counter and they still aren't applying the finish stain. The dining chairs are wood and prettier and made a lot better than the metal back ones we have...
Sounds like some nice improvements and thanks.. I was thinking about a new shower head, however I cannot seem to match the bronze color. We would like one with a little more umph to it. I saw the oxyenator shower heads - ouch $60++. Has anyone installed one of these?
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I bought a white Oxygenics shower head for my last trailer and when we sold it, I took the Oxygenics head out and put the old one back in. The wife loved it! So when we got the Cougar, I taped up the Oxygenics head and sprayed it bronze to match. Forceful flow with low water flow...works and looks great!

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I bought a white Oxygenics shower head for my last trailer and when we sold it, I took the Oxygenics head out and put the old one back in. The wife loved it! So when we got the Cougar, I taped up the Oxygenics head and sprayed it bronze to match. Forceful flow with low water flow...works and looks great!

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Thanks Jimmie2!! Looks like I will order one - on line pricing is not to bad.. A little extra pressure and saving water while dry camping would be great..
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Two New Faults Found

Found a couple more issues on our trailer this week.

The first was the black propane tank cover, digging into the gel coat at the top corner of the cover. I picked up some compartment door gasket or seal material, black rubber, about 3/8" thick and some weather stripping adhesive. I lined to trailer where the panel meets the trailer. Then on the top of the panel, I taped the top of the panel back about 1/8" for a guide, then using a dremel tool with a sanding wheel, removed the 1/8" of the panel lip. Last, we smoothed the sanded area with very fine sand paper. May have to do this one more time as the panel is a little tight.

The second was found when I removed the bed frame to add support due to the sagging. At the front of the frame, there are two hinges mounted on a 1 1/2" x 1 1/2" piece of lumber. This piece of wood is screwed into the bed fame on each end and then there are three screws that go into the wall. All three screws going into the wall are working back and forth as there is no support in the wall to hold them.
If someone finds that their support is solid - can I get the measurements for the screws? I could possibly use this to find a wall stud, or if there is a better idea for finding the aluminum studs I would appreciate the information..
If all else fails, I may just get a 1 1/2" x 1 1/2" piece of aluminum square tubing and replace the wood, leaving the wall screws out - I believe that should be strong enough to eliminate the flex that the wood is doing..

I will post pics of the bed frame supports here in a few..
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Bed Sag Repair

I had taken pictures but they are pretty blurry, sorry about this.. Attached is one looking at the bottom of the frame.
We removed the bed, frame, and the felt covering. Originally I was going to add supports in between the 2 1x4s that are there from the factory (have the metal strapping), but the 2x4 frame was damaged in those areas, so we went with 4 1x4s running the long span of the frame. To hold these in place, we used a 3/4" x 3/4" furring strip, this raised the 1x4s to the top of the frame. May be three hours to wrap this up.. I did drill a pilot hole for all screws to prevent any of the wood from splitting..
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Yea I have the same problem with the screws pulling out from the wall at the head of the bed frame. The 2x2 that is attached to the wall was actually bowed so bad that the screws are coming out of the wall. I was going to try and fix that when I had the mattress off when I beefed up our bed frame. But by the time I wrestled off the mattress and got the frame built and installed, I was so PO'd I decided that was a project for a cooler day this winter.

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Yea I have the same problem with the screws pulling out from the wall at the head of the bed frame. The 2x2 that is attached to the wall was actually bowed so bad that the screws are coming out of the wall. I was going to try and fix that when I had the mattress off when I beefed up our bed frame. But by the time I wrestled off the mattress and got the frame built and installed, I was so PO'd I decided that was a project for a cooler day this winter.

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Thanks!!
I waited a day and tossed around ideas and ended up going with the aluminum square tubing. While I was looking at the tubing, we put it between two 4"x4" and the sales person stood on it.. At 240 lbs, very, very little flex. The wood broke with me on it at 170 lbs..
I used all of the original hardware except the screws for the hinge going through the tubing. There we used #8, 1 3/4" machine screws, and used a little lock-tight on the nuts. I did not see any flexing once the bed was back together. If the screws holding the tubing to the frame come loose, I will more than likely sink a thread set into the wood and glue it in place with gorilla glue or construction adhesive. Let's hope we do not go there!!
All together, $25.00 or so.. I was fortunate and found a supplier that had 5 foot tubing lengths for sale vs. 22 or 11 feet.. Once again my picture skills are lacking, but one turned out somewhat OK. Hope this helps..
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