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Jrfuel 08-26-2021 03:20 AM

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Here is a couple of photos...

Jrfuel 08-26-2021 03:33 AM

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This is a photo of someone else’s coach / dinette but this was the layout.

triplewide 08-26-2021 05:41 AM

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Originally Posted by Jrfuel (Post 5888739)
Mine has a 4 inch raised floor on the slide where the couch and dinette was that runs the total length of the slide. However it’s not straight across.... where the couch was it is 31”wide and where the dinette was it’s 46” wide. If I can figure out how to post a picture I will and it will help visualize....




The floor assembly is typically about 2" then add carpet and pad, you will be about 3". The offset in the slide floor is to accommodate the deeper dinette furniture.


If you pull up a small area of carpet, you will see what you have.



One place to buy replacement furniture is :


https://www.recpro.com/


Be careful securing replacement furniture. Screw length, type and placement are important for adequate hold down and to insure slide operation is not impaired.

Jrfuel 08-26-2021 06:14 AM

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Originally Posted by triplewide (Post 5888811)
The floor assembly is typically about 2" then add carpet and pad, you will be about 3". The offset in the slide floor is to accommodate the deeper dinette furniture.


If you pull up a small area of carpet, you will see what you have.



One place to buy replacement furniture is :


https://www.recpro.com/


Be careful securing replacement furniture. Screw length, type and placement are important for adequate hold down and to insure slide operation is not impaired.


Thanks for all the information.... I’ve been out of town and she is painting and as she said made some “ executive decisions” ... lol. I will be back in town in the next couple of weeks. I will figure it out and then make a trip to Elkhart / Bristol Indiana.

Bakeryman 09-01-2021 10:24 AM

Furnace Ignitor and Awning power
 
2017 Thor Challenger 37YT.
Folks looking for some tips on two issues.
1. Furnace - I'm seeing the furnace when on battery power will work fine with all four battery charge lights showing full power. When down to 2 lights the furnace starts to blow air but won't ignite and will shut down. When full power or plugged in no issues. I just used for four days with all new 4 6 volt golf cart and motor battery purchased last week. I also have 500W solar. I'm not sure the battery lever indicators read correct-since new as they rarely go below 2 lights. When furnace won't light on battery all other functions work fine ie... residential fridge, TV's etc.. I'm thinking low battery won't light igniter ? even when other items work. Sail Switch - honestly not familiar with this. Would that issue be avoided with full power where it does work?



Trouble shooting ideas? Seems light low battery but my batteries seem to power everything else. Would replacing the igniter be good first step even though it works fine on full power. Thinking maybe its just worn out a little?



Awning. Power out works fine with good speed extending using the over the door switch. Trying to retract it with that switch it barely moves the owning in and sometimes not at all. Seems low on power. However when I use my Rapid Camp remote it works just fine both ways. I'm thinking maybe the Switch above the door my be the issue given Rapid Camp works fine.


Any experience with that and if switch...where to get one of those?

bsheet2 09-26-2021 02:56 PM

We also have a 2017 Challenger 37YT. Can't help with your questions. But FYI, our awning rolls in pretty slow as well. But it does always work using the button (so far).

bsheet2 09-26-2021 03:03 PM

Windshield Cracked!
 
Started washing my windshield yesterday. When I sprayed water on it to get started there was a pop and big crack happened. The morning sun was shining on the windshield. I guess the cool water from my water hose caused the crack.
Never would have guessed a windshield would crack like that!

bsheet2 09-26-2021 03:26 PM

Wiring Issue
 
2017 Challenger 37YT

Just sharing my experience with a recent wiring issue on my coach. When we were driving recently on a trip the power to our refrigerator went out. After trouble shooting I learned the following:
1) There are 3 or 4 power outlets wired in a daisy chain on that circuit. One of which powers the refrigerator. The other outlets power the tvs.
2) That circuit is fed via the inverter.
3) I confirmed power was coming out of the inverter. So the issue had to be in the daisy chained outlets or wiring itself.
4) You have to remove the gas stove to access the power outlet for the refrigerator. I was able to confirm there was no power coming to that outlet.
5) The first power outlet after the inverter is the one for the tv in the living room area. I found the wires to this outlet had come loose. That was the problem.
6) The way the wires connect to these outlets is very odd (in my opinion). It is not a good connection and can certainly be prone to failure due to vibration. In this particular outlet there are 3 wires trying to connect (one power in and 2 wires going on to other outlets) and they just did not fit in the mechanism. The power in wire had vibrated loose.

I was able to purchase a regular electrical wall box and plug like you would use in your home and replace the defective rv outlet thing. Now all is well. While I was at it I replaced the outlet behind the stove as well.

So....if you have power issues in these coaches, check the power outlets. Or, go ahead and replace that one for the tv. It looked to me that 2 wires probably work fine in those rv outlets. But 3 wires just did not fit and can vibrate out.

bsheet2 09-26-2021 03:36 PM

RV Park Power Issue
 
Ran in to a really odd power issue in an RV Park recently. When I was getting some stuff out of the basement storage in my coach I got an electrical shock when my arm rubbed up against the skin of the coach. I got my muti-meter out and sure enough the frame of the coach had an electrical current!!

At first I thought I must have a wiring short somewhere. After more trouble shooting I found the ground/neutral wires from the RV Park itself had about a 16 volt current in them! When I disconnected from shore power and the ran the generator all was fine.

We left this RV park. Have not ran into this issue before.

triplewide 09-27-2021 12:03 AM

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Originally Posted by bsheet2 (Post 5928800)
Started washing my windshield yesterday. When I sprayed water on it to get started there was a pop and big crack happened. The morning sun was shining on the windshield. I guess the cool water from my water hose caused the crack.
Never would have guessed a windshield would crack like that!


A rock chip or any minor crack can cause this with rapid temperature change. Had a car in Utah years ago with a rock chip (birds eye), on the way to work one freezing morning, had defroster on. Made a right turn at a stop sign and the windshield cracked in half from driver's side to passenger side, "BAM". At first I thought someone had fired a shotgun at me. I was relieved that it was only the windshield.

Hit_the_Rhod 09-27-2021 07:32 AM

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Originally Posted by bsheet2 (Post 5928800)
Started washing my windshield yesterday. When I sprayed water on it to get started there was a pop and big crack happened. The morning sun was shining on the windshield. I guess the cool water from my water hose caused the crack.
Never would have guessed a windshield would crack like that!


I suspect that you had a small rock chip somewhere along that crack, and the glass was stressed with the heat of the sun. Putting on the cold water was probably just the last thing needed to cause the stress to release; ie, the window to crack. . . .


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