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ctpres 08-22-2015 12:16 PM

More Mod's Fixes & Upgrades
 
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#71 Was looking for some kind of cell phone holder for the toad and came across this neat little gizmo. Small for smart phone but just right for my billfold.
Found it on Ebay under "mesh net organizer." Around five bucks and a lot less from China direct. Has 3M double stick tape on back. Put it in cabinet above entry door with car keys. Just grab and go.

sbleiweiss 08-26-2015 12:14 PM

Speaking of mods and fixes, I am noticing that many brands of motorhome have windows that open much farther than do the windows on Challengers. Has anyone looked into whether ours could be adjusted or modified to open farther?

LyonsL 08-28-2015 06:46 AM

Major problem with large slide
 
On a positive note, Thor did agree to go over my coach and make sure that the cables & system are adjusted and working properly. I have an appointment at the Thor Factory Service Center on August 24th.[/QUOTE]

Back from the Thor Factory Service Center in Wakarusa, IN and ALL IS GOOD! They found another frayed cable and replaced it, realigned two outside brackets, enlarged some of the openings in the inner slide frame where the cables were rubbing and properly adjusted the tension on all 8 cables. The super slide moves very smooth now! Hope that is the last of problems with that slide.

ctpres 08-28-2015 11:53 AM

Big news!
 
:dance:
Suzie has finally decided to FULL TIME! Now begins the long process of gifting, selling and donating. We will soon find out if the many changes I made over the past year are keepers or mistakes. Stay tuned.

ctpres 08-28-2015 04:11 PM

Do not miss this!
 
Thanks to dooubrasky we now have program instructions for the Rapid Camp.
https://www.irv2.com/forums/f121/rapi...ml#post2719285

bigben 08-29-2015 06:28 AM

ctpres - ENJOY the full time. We are 2/3s, still have a home base but truly enjoy our time in the coach.

bigdaddy5120 08-29-2015 07:28 PM

I got the beast washed and waxed with RejeX today , I am now ready for football season ! Roll Tide !
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ctpres 08-30-2015 12:35 PM

IMPORTANT pre departure inspection item
 
Several have had problem with cable breaking on big slide. Pictures looked like at least one was a failure of the compression process at external cable end fitting. Decided to make it part of my routine visual inspection. Guess what I found today? One or two strands broken at one fitting. Now to find a GGOD shop between NW WA and Houston and hope I can get it fixed before more fail.

bigben 08-31-2015 06:12 AM

bigdaddy5120 - SWEET

wingtrike 08-31-2015 06:43 AM

Bigdaddy5120: Nice unit. We have one identical to yours..

MH safely,

Alex

M72561 08-31-2015 07:24 AM

I have a 2014 37KTt and over the weekend a few minor things happened.
#1 The auto leveler would not allow the rear jacks to go down, but manually I could put them down. Could this be a fuse somewhere.

#2 The shower door decided to stick really bad where it had to be lifted to close,is there a way to adjust the door.I pulled the trim off the top of the shower and accessed underneath but there was nothing there to adjust.

#3 A little water seeped from the seal under the toilet seat .I would be surprised if that seal only lasted 2 years.

#4 The screws that hold the electric awning cap on the ends are coming out and 1 is lost. I'm not sure if loctite will do any good or if I should just use a dab of silicone.

as always any comments would be appreciated

LyonsL 08-31-2015 03:37 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ctpres (Post 2721860)
Several have had problem with cable breaking on big slide. Pictures looked like at least one was a failure of the compression process at external cable end fitting. Decided to make it part of my routine visual inspection. Guess what I found today? One or two strands broken at one fitting. Now to find a GGOD shop between NW WA and Houston and hope I can get it fixed before more fail.

ctpres, both of the frayed cables on my coach were caused by the cables rubbing on the steel framing of the slide, not a failure of the compression fitting. If you have a cable starting to fray or break, then it's rubbing on the frame of the slide. The corresponding bracket needs adjusted or the opening in the frame needs enlarged when you replace the cable.

KC 08-31-2015 06:01 PM

Great photo’s!!

bigdaddy5120 08-31-2015 07:05 PM

Thanks for all the likes :) It was allot of work but worth it .


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