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IrihRed 01-18-2017 12:11 AM

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Originally Posted by daverubino (Post 3421104)
Actually, they had all the Challenger models last year. We bought ours here last. They pretty much have every make and model here. Time to shop for recliners, Sumo springs and a better battery bank.

We also bought our KT at the show last year, added Sumo Springs in NM, upgraded to 4 house batteries. The Whirlpool fridge draws very little power with ice maker off and not opening the doors too much when dry camping and we go 48+ hours before AGS goes on. Just left Malibu Beach heading to Palm Springs for a month.

PattyP 01-18-2017 08:17 AM

We want to replace sofa for recliners also. Will they have those to buy at the show?

PattyP 01-18-2017 10:47 AM

We are here looking for you. Sitting at a table under an umbrella by the Challengers. My hubby has a black baseball cap on grumpy on it. I'm wearing a purple tee shirt.

PattyP 01-19-2017 05:43 AM

It was very nice getting to meet people from the group and sharing problems and solutions!

PattyP 01-19-2017 05:44 AM

Hope everyone enjoyed the show.

ctpres 01-19-2017 10:55 AM

More mods fixes and upgrades
 
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How to get a much closer estimate of how much fresh water is in tank. Bought a hose end water meter for under $20. Drained tank which BTW will not completely empty, can get it a bit more empty by using pump. Then simply filled and recorded results with a Sharpie on side of tank. Another way to do this would be in reverse. Fill tank and drain into a five gallon bucket recording results for every bucket. Assume 100 full and subtract for every bucket. Note difference between five gallon levels. Tank has three different sections with widest at top. Sorry for sideways pic but that was only way to get it all in.

sbleiweiss 01-20-2017 06:51 AM

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Originally Posted by ctpres (Post 3423318)
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Drained tank which BTW will not completely empty, can get it a bit more empty by using pump. .

I want to talk about this issue. Why won't the tank empty with the drain attached to the bottom of tank? Is there some easy fix? Is there another way to get it empty? I haven't found one. It would be much easier to keep sanitary if you could empty tank between uses, let it dry, then fill again when needed.

Sanford 01-20-2017 07:56 AM

Use the lifts on the opposite side of the drain to tilt the RV. Worked well for me.

daverubino 01-21-2017 05:55 AM

Good idea!

sbleiweiss 01-21-2017 07:49 AM

Good solution. I should have thought of that. Still seems like there should be a better design though.

ctpres 01-21-2017 12:20 PM

Be careful tilting Challenger on it's side. Thor very specific about leveling front to back first and tweaking to finish side to side. Reason - excessive leveling side to side can cause windshield problems. In our KT the fresh water tank the pump port is closer to bottom so raising front with just slight left tilt so do.

Thor 37GT 01-23-2017 08:57 AM

37GT For Sale
 
I just posted my Thor Challenger 37GT for sale in the classifieds. Please get ahold of me if interested. Lots of extras. Thanks for having me on this blog I have posted several times and had great responses.

Sanford 01-23-2017 02:30 PM

Exterior TV door
 
Does anyone have a solution to lowering the exterior TV door?

Sanford
2016 KT 37

ctpres 01-23-2017 03:43 PM

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Originally Posted by Sanford (Post 3428719)
Does anyone have a solution to lowering the exterior TV door?

Sanford
2016 KT 37

On my list of things to do. So far my best solution is shorter struts. Good idea as it will provide more shade for screen for better viewing and more importantly it will keep unexpected rain draining AWAY from TV instead to it. Also if not tall enough it will be easier to reach for closing. Not sure why so many mfg's do the same thing.


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