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Old 02-17-2013, 08:05 AM   #883
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Oh, and removing the wallpaper borders without damaging the walls.... Has anyone tried?
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Old 02-17-2013, 08:33 AM   #884
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So I've decided to keep my 321 for a while longer despite the desire to upgrade. There are a few things I want to do come spring for easier use, feel and comfort. Just curious if anyone has thoughts or experience on the following

Removing the couch on the street side to replace with one that has a built in air mattress or sleeper instead of jackknife (my other side has two chairs and I find dragging out an air mattress for guests inconvenient)

Installing a sprayer on the kitchen sink (new faucet with sprayer installed or other options?)

Somehow covering or replacing the mirrored doors in the bedroom. I find them a little cheesy and too reflective of any light while trying to sleep in.

Installing a 15k btu ac. I have a 13.5 now and 30 amp. Is this going to be possible and is it going to actually be any cooler?

Has anyone installed slide room roof awnings? In my perm spot I park near a tree curb side and that's my main one that I want to do to keep leaves, etc off the slide roof. I'd probably hold off on the street side.
Wow... you should buy my 321! Came from the factory with the 15K AC in the main room and dealer installed 13.5 in the bedroom. The sofa has the built-in queen air matress with recliners on the other side, the kitchen sink has a sprayer and no wall paper trim.

We've been looking at slide awnings but, haven't decided if we want to do it yet.
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Old 02-17-2013, 08:38 AM   #885
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Wow... you should buy my 321! Came from the factory with the 15K AC in the main room and dealer installed 13.5 in the bedroom. The sofa has the built-in queen air matress with recliners on the other side, the kitchen sink has a sprayer and no wall paper trim.

We've been looking at slide awnings but, haven't decided if we want to do it yet.
Sure, even swap?
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Old 02-17-2013, 09:42 AM   #886
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Sure... If you throw in a new F-350 or 3500
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Old 02-18-2013, 09:36 AM   #887
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Awnings

We had all 3 slide awnings installed when we bought our 2013 321RES, all the other options came standard on our unit. We like our awnings for keeping debris off the slides and I think there is less noise in a rain storm and should give us a little more protection from leaks in a driving rain, and the trailer might stay a little cooler on the real hot days, keeping the direct sun off the slides. We got caught in a wind storm last fall with winds over 50 mph and would rather not had the awnings on the trailer. The wind would lift the awnings about a foot and half off the slide and the springs would retract them when the gusts let up, we thought the awnings would rip right off but they survived the night. The awnings whipping back and forth certainly adds a lot of noise in the RV. The awning on the table side being at least 3 ft has problems draining all the water in a rain as the slope is not as steep as it needs to be. Since our major wind storm I have added a couple of light straps from one side of the awning to the other and attached them to the slide out cables and that seems to keep the awning from being stretched right out. Hope that helps
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Old 02-20-2013, 07:37 AM   #888
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We had the same thing happen to us. There is a fuse in the storage compartment. It is covered by a plastic covering. We replaced it a 30 AMP BLADE FUSE AUTO RESET CIRCUIT BREAKER. You have to take the cover off the wiring area. It was on the port side (drivers side) of the storage compartment in our 2011 model.
UPDATE

I finally was able to get to checking this fuse, take off the cover and start checking. There are three in line fuses but only one is a 30 amp so I pull it and its not blown! Now I'm really becoming dishearted. So I put the fuse back in and notice it didn't fit tightly so I pulled it back out and offset the blades on the fuse a little so it fit tightly and WHALAA!! Everything work like a charm I was ver pleased !!!

So if this happened to anyone else check this fuse and ensure it fits properly

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Hi Jac, Great news! As I said "some little thing in there needs fixing". I have found that about 99.9% of the time it is usually something simple, all we need do is FIND
it. Everyone should carry a volt & amp meter with them and have it on their check list. Again Great Trouble Shooting Job so now go have some fun.
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We had all 3 slide awnings installed when we bought our 2013 321RES, all the other options came standard on our unit. We like our awnings for keeping debris off the slides and I think there is less noise in a rain storm and should give us a little more protection from leaks in a driving rain, and the trailer might stay a little cooler on the real hot days, keeping the direct sun off the slides. We got caught in a wind storm last fall with winds over 50 mph and would rather not had the awnings on the trailer. The wind would lift the awnings about a foot and half off the slide and the springs would retract them when the gusts let up, we thought the awnings would rip right off but they survived the night. The awnings whipping back and forth certainly adds a lot of noise in the RV. The awning on the table side being at least 3 ft has problems draining all the water in a rain as the slope is not as steep as it needs to be. Since our major wind storm I have added a couple of light straps from one side of the awning to the other and attached them to the slide out cables and that seems to keep the awning from being stretched right out. Hope that helps
Thx for the insight. Did you go with black awnings and hardware? I only seem to find white which would look silly!
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We went with black awnings and hardware and they look great.
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UPDATE

I finally was able to get to checking this fuse, take off the cover and start checking. There are three in line fuses but only one is a 30 amp so I pull it and its not blown! Now I'm really becoming dishearted. So I put the fuse back in and notice it didn't fit tightly so I pulled it back out and offset the blades on the fuse a little so it fit tightly and WHALAA!! Everything work like a charm I was ver pleased !!!

So if this happened to anyone else check this fuse and ensure it fits properly

Thanks Jac
Glad you solved the problem.
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Old 03-08-2013, 10:25 PM   #893
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Is anyone securing the awning while moving / traveling? We would like to find a way to prevent the awning from opening up while driving.. Our old trailer was easy, with the arms mounted to the trailer wall, I see a way with no product on the market to help..
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I've towed my previous 2010 Sprinter 16K miles and my 2012 Cougar over 9K miles and no problems with the electric awnings yet. We've towed through a tornado in South Carolina, 30MPH cross winds in Georgia, ice storms in Pennsylvania and 8" of snow in NY and the awning have never open or move from its closed position.

I guess, if you're that paranoid that it could open, then why don't you drill through the wall support bracket and put a wire or strap through it.
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I haven't been on here for a while, I wonder if scoobysue ever sold her 321 res.
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I've towed my previous 2010 Sprinter 16K miles and my 2012 Cougar over 9K miles and no problems with the electric awnings yet. We've towed through a tornado in South Carolina, 30MPH cross winds in Georgia, ice storms in Pennsylvania and 8" of snow in NY and the awning have never open or move from its closed position.

I guess, if you're that paranoid that it could open, then why don't you drill through the wall support bracket and put a wire or strap through it.
I would not say I am paranoid, I just like to eliminate the chance of it occurring if there is a good solution.. If this does occur, I can only imagine the repair bill.
The awning opening up or just unrolling is not uncommon, just not a frequent occurrence. Up here, it is not uncommon to get winds exceeding 60mph, on one trip I saw two campers parked within a mile of each other with this issue.
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