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MichelleOH 10-20-2015 05:37 PM

Would there be a way to remove the stock refrigerator from the 2016 coach? With just two of us, we don't need such a large fridge. Seems a smaller one but save energy both on shore power and battery...

sbleiweiss 10-21-2015 07:30 AM

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Originally Posted by MichelleOH (Post 2792121)
Would there be a way to remove the stock refrigerator from the 2016 coach? With just two of us, we don't need such a large fridge. Seems a smaller one but save energy both on shore power and battery...

I doubt it saves much money or power. I haven't done it, but it should be easy enough to switch. That is one of the selling points for residential refers.

handyman1943 10-21-2015 08:00 PM

I recently installed an ice maker in my 2013 KT. I removed both doors and moved the unit out of its space. Listed weight is 145 pounds and I was able to move it easily with the help of a friend. I'm sure that with the doors off, it will fit through the entry door with no problem. Good luck.

papa d 10-22-2015 09:44 AM

Camping World installed new Kwikie steps under warranty. When I arrived at our park I discovered the steps wouldn't stay out when the "Step" button was pressed. I spent a lot of time on the phone with Lippert and discovered I had the wrong door magnet - I don't think Camping World used the one shipped with the new unit - of course they couldn't find the it! Lippert sent a new one to me and I scheduled another appointment at Camping World to install. I also gave a manual to Camping World for reference. I wanted them to fix the problem. The motor has to be matched with the door magnet. The steps work fine now.

Papa D

kndogpa 10-22-2015 10:42 AM

Ice Maker for 2013 kt
 
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Originally Posted by handyman1943 (Post 2793920)
I recently installed an ice maker in my 2013 KT. I removed both doors and moved the unit out of its space. Listed weight is 145 pounds and I was able to move it easily with the help of a friend. I'm sure that with the doors off, it will fit through the entry door with no problem. Good luck.

Which ice maker did you install and where did you buy it. I have a 2014 KT and have not had much luck finding the ice maker for the whirlpool fridge.

handyman1943 10-23-2015 06:08 PM

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Originally Posted by kndogpa (Post 2794639)
Which ice maker did you install and where did you buy it. I have a 2014 KT and have not had much luck finding the ice maker for the whirlpool fridge.

I bought mine on Amazon for around $70. There is currently one listed for $69.88 with free shipping -- model 24ECKMF. Good luck! Here's the link to Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...=sr_1_4&sr=8-4

sbleiweiss 10-27-2015 08:32 AM

Replacing broken ladder on 2014.5 Challenger KT - So like many others with the dumb ladder design that extends below the MH body, we broke ours bottoming out into a gas station. Good news is the manufacturer will custom make one for us 6 inches shorter for not too much more $$ than the exact replacement. I don't want to drive to Elkhart for this, and hope to install the swap myself. I am hoping to re-use the existing legs that attach the ladder to the MH so as not to have to reseal a bunch of connections. But the ladder connects direct to the roof at the top. It came from the factory all covered in some kind of roofing cement or caulk at those two connection points. What product is best to use in place of that cement or caulk covering?

bigdaddy5120 10-27-2015 09:31 AM

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Originally Posted by handyman1943 (Post 2796433)
I bought mine on Amazon for around $70. There is currently one listed for $69.88 with free shipping -- model 24ECKMF. Good luck! Here's the link to Amazon: Amazon.com: Whirlpool Part Number 24ECKMF: ICEMAKER: Home Improvement

How hard is it to winterize ? I normaly only use the pink stuff in the drains and blow out the lines .

ctpres 10-30-2015 05:26 PM

Last chance for wty work
 
Took our one year old baby in to CW Katy TX for two final wty items: Slide cable broke for second time and windshield trim came out for third time. I could fix both but due to problems expected putting slide wood trim back on like new I decided to let CW try. Will let y'all know how it turns out. CW completion est 2-3 weeks.

bigdaddy5120 10-30-2015 05:49 PM

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Originally Posted by ctpres (Post 2805835)
Took our one year old baby in to CW Katy TX for two final wty items: Slide cable broke for second time and windshield trim came out for third time. I could fix both but due to problems expected putting slide wood trim back on like new I decided to let CW try. Will let y'all know how it turns out. CW completion est 2-3 weeks.

Good luck with CW! I will never step foot in one again after my last 2 trips in for service. I found another dealer that takes my extended warranty and I will be using them.

sbleiweiss 10-31-2015 07:29 AM

House Batteries Question - I am getting a build-up of white powdery stuff on the metal clamp that attaches the nylon strap that holds the two house batteries in place. I gather this means my batteries are overcharging (they are plugged into 50 amp in the garage). Don't Challengers have a smart charger that is supposed to avoid this?

ctpres 10-31-2015 05:35 PM

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Originally Posted by sbleiweiss (Post 2806429)
House Batteries Question - I am getting a build-up of white powdery stuff on the metal clamp that attaches the nylon strap that holds the two house batteries in place. I gather this means my batteries are overcharging (they are plugged into 50 amp in the garage). Don't Challengers have a smart charger that is supposed to avoid this?

Best thing you can do at this point read voltage at battery terminals. If you don't have a multi meter - time to get one and learn how to use it. I think your inverter display will tell you bat voltage. Our coach in shop so I can't verify that. I don't think what you are seeing is positively a result of over charging.

gavaman 10-31-2015 05:49 PM

I have a 2016 challenger 37kt. I tried to get cable connected into my Motorhome but I was told there was a button I had to push in to switch from over the air tv to cable. Does anyone know where that button is? I had a 2006 Damon Daybreak that had it located by the tv but I can't find in anywhere in this unit. I have the normal crank up over the air antenna and a satellite connection but at this RV site I can't get satellite.
Where is this button?

Sanford 11-01-2015 04:58 AM

Cable tv
 
Look inside the lower right cabinet under the main tv. There is a connection there and a small button next to it. It has to be on for the top antenna to work, and off for cable.

Sanford
37 kt


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