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SteveW123 05-24-2018 05:59 PM

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Originally Posted by PattyP (Post 4187770)
I hate those cup holders in Challenger. My husband buys a big gulp and then spills it each time! I crocheted a coaster thing and it helps a little bit but mostly the big silver cups that keeps your drink cold for hours leans up front. The entertainment seating has cup holders built in and my cups don't fit in them either.



We have had the same problem, nothing fits a Thor cup holder. [emoji35]

okiefrank 05-24-2018 10:31 PM

Battery water
 
How would you be able to check the water level in the batteries?

TechNot 05-26-2018 04:45 AM

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Originally Posted by okiefrank (Post 4207123)
How would you be able to check the water level in the batteries?

You can add a pro fill. Makes life a lot easier.
https://flow-rite.com/battery-watering/pro-fill

sbleiweiss 05-26-2018 08:32 AM

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Originally Posted by okiefrank (Post 4207123)
How would you be able to check the water level in the batteries?


I have a pitcher looking thing that you push down into the cell and it flows until at the right level and automatically shuts off. About $10 on Amazon. Before that I was able to use a flashlight and just look down in.

Bakeryman 05-28-2018 09:28 PM

we have 2017 Challenger YT and we had them add 2 additional batteries prior to pick up. Also had 500W solar panels (4 panels) to the roof.



We dry camp in Colorado, just did Thursday to today Memorial Day and only had the generator on a few times to make coffee and microwave so items.



Really like that set up


few questions if any Challenger YT owners or others.
1. does anyone else have trouble accidently hitting the inside door lock with the red cap when exiting. It happened to me today(second time but first time I had the keys in hand) this time I was checking the toys on the trailer after coming out of the lake area in Buena Vista Colorado. Left unit running as it was going to be a quick walk around. 3 dogs as my co pilots were laughing at me, wife and daughter left early. Locked myself out! luckily I had unlocked the drivers window and was able to slide open and climb up the lug nuts, to the top of the tire and threw my 55 year old butt threw the opening. Luckily nobody witnessed that to my knowledge. We have had a few times where it gets bumped and locks the door. Going to get a hidakey box and get a back up. dumb design.



2. anyone get a leak from residential fridge water line behind fridge? It may have froze over winter as this was first trip of the year thankfully I found the connection behind kitchen sink and was able to shut it off to fridge. I drained the water last fall and its stored in garage and I didn't see instructions for winterizing...can that be blown out with air...next year? and if you have have you pulled the fridge and accessed lines to replace...DIY style. any tips appreciated.


3. power awnings- mine is useless if even a mild breeze. Older RV had the pull down type with the arms that you had to pull out and for 13 years sat out side in pouring rain and wind and never had a issue. Anyone go retro and replace the power with the old style?

okiefrank 05-28-2018 11:22 PM

I hate my automatic fancy awning,, slight breeze and it trys to fold up. it is too high to reach to put lights on,

sbleiweiss 05-29-2018 08:28 AM

1 Never had that problem on ours .sounds like they may be different designs.
2 Icemakers in refers may be more problem than they are worth. We have never turned ours on and just bring a bag of ice when we head out on a trip.
3 Our power awning is also a wind monster and nearly worthless.

sbleiweiss 06-02-2018 09:07 AM

Anyone changed from wet cell to AGM batteries for house? If so, what did you have to reset or adjust if anything?

MeSteve 06-02-2018 12:24 PM

Stinky slinky
 
We just picked up our 37KT a little under a month ago. Iím struggling to get the sewer hoses set up so there arenít low spots and I donít have to hook/unhook to dump both greys.

Would anybody care to share their setup that they feel works for a semi permanent setup?

sbleiweiss 06-03-2018 08:15 AM

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Originally Posted by MeSteve (Post 4221173)
We just picked up our 37KT a little under a month ago. Iím struggling to get the sewer hoses set up so there arenít low spots and I donít have to hook/unhook to dump both greys.

Would anybody care to share their setup that they feel works for a semi permanent setup?


We love our KT. Welcome to the club. We hook/unhook, but you can buy a Y connector and run a slinky from both ports (main and washer) to the Y. We also just live with low spots depending on the lay of the site, but with those expandable supports for the hose you should be able to get a gradual slope to most any sewer port.

ctpres 06-03-2018 08:38 AM

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Originally Posted by MeSteve (Post 4221173)
We just picked up our 37KT a little under a month ago. Iím struggling to get the sewer hoses set up so there arenít low spots and I donít have to hook/unhook to dump both greys.

Would anybody care to share their setup that they feel works for a semi permanent setup?

Check out the Sewer Solutions. Can use 3/4 garden hose or one inch pvc pipe and make just about any kind of setup you need. No need for all down hill. Will even push up a couple feet. Ours is about five years old including over two years of fulltime use with no problems or failures. Still using original equipment.

Webman9113 06-03-2018 09:10 AM

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Originally Posted by MeSteve (Post 4221173)
Would anybody care to share their setup that they feel works for a semi permanent setup?

On our long trips (6-10 weeks in the summer) I use both Sewer Solution and a regular dump hose. I attach the Sewer Solution to the forward gray/washing machine tank and the regular hose to the aft gray/blank tanks, propped up by one of those hose supports like the Sidewinder. That made it easy and fast to dump them. The ďfastĒ part is the one real downside to the Sewer Solution: it can be really slow when macerating/draining the black tank and requires a second fresh water hose (which you donít need to use if youíre just draining the forward gray tank).

MeSteve 06-03-2018 04:17 PM

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Originally Posted by ctpres (Post 4222467)
Check out the Sewer Solutions. Can use 3/4 garden hose or one inch pvc pipe and make just about any kind of setup you need. No need for all down hill. Will even push up a couple feet. Ours is about five years old including over two years of fulltime use with no problems or failures. Still using original equipment.

I already have started looking in to that one based on your sig block...

logalinipoo 06-03-2018 11:06 PM

I don't check it, but it wouldn't be very hard.


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