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ctpres 10-20-2014 03:55 PM

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#12. Had drop down bunk ladder stored behind couch just laying around. Found some 1 inch capacity spring clip broom holders and mounted two of them on wall. Press ladder into clips and one less rattle.

okiefrank 10-20-2014 06:12 PM

What is a rapid camp remote and what does it do. I don't have one in my 37GT

tedgard01 10-20-2014 06:49 PM

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Originally Posted by okiefrank (Post 2277782)
What is a rapid camp remote and what does it do. I don't have one in my 37GT


What year is your 37GT? I may be wrong, but I think they may have started delivering them in the 2014 (and possibly the 2014.5 model). It is a remote that you can use to lower the jacks, extend the slides, open the awning, and turn on the outside light, within ~50' from the coach.

I find it most useful when extending the slides from the outside where you can see any obstructions, etc.


Ted

okiefrank 10-20-2014 07:09 PM

Ours is a 2013,, as usual day late dollar short..

ctpres 10-21-2014 06:08 AM

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#13. This one was for rodent and big bug entry prevention. Power bay has very big deck plate that leaves lots of open space for critter entry when 50 amp cable is in use. Solution 50 amp cable hatch installed on floor next to deck plate. Did same thing but with two 30 amp cable hatches for city water and tank flush hoses. Since we use Sewer Solutions for dumping I slightly enlarged the existing 50 amp cable hatch to accommodate the dump hose. Now wet bay and power bay are rodent and relatively bug proof. Ants will still be a problem - but maybe someone else can solve that problem. Cost: under $30 and less than one hour.

ctpres 10-21-2014 07:26 AM

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#14. With our now higher ceiling DW can't reach knobs to open vents or turn power on/off. I heated 1" PVC and flattened the end. Cut notch to fit knob on Fantastic Fan. Then notched bathroom fan knob to work with the same tool. Original version was just two foot long 1" pipe. Did not like look or feel so I cut off the tool end and fastened it on an old broom handle. Installed 1" broom clip in pantry for tool storage and done. Now she can open or close both vents and turn bath vent on with end of broom handle.

ctpres 10-21-2014 07:44 AM

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Sorry - picture for #13 didn't make it so I'll try again. If anyone wants pictures of others - just reference the number.

sbleiweiss 10-21-2014 07:44 AM

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Originally Posted by tedgard01 (Post 2277560)
I don't think I had a holder, and certainly not one on the wall. Thanks for the picture.


Ted

We don't have a remote or holder with our KT. Was this an option?

tedgard01 10-21-2014 09:45 AM

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Originally Posted by ctpres (Post 2278368)
#14. With our now higher ceiling DW can't reach knobs to open vents or turn power on/off. I heated 1" PVC and flattened the end. Cut notch to fit knob on Fantastic Fan. Then notched bathroom fan knob to work with the same tool. Original version was just two foot long 1" pipe. Did not like look or feel so I cut off the tool end and fastened it on an old broom handle. Installed 1" broom clip in pantry for tool storage and done. Now she can open or close both vents and turn bath vent on with end of broom handle.


I like this idea, as my wife is just over 5' tall.... I would like to put it on the broom in use vs having another handle around. I guess you just heated it with a touch to flatten it. How did you recommend that I flatten the end and keep it smoth? I assume you cut the notch out after flattening it...


Ted

tedgard01 10-21-2014 09:49 AM

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Originally Posted by sbleiweiss (Post 2278395)
We don't have a remote or holder with our KT. Was this an option?


I don't think it was an option, but they probably started providing it with the 2015 model...


Ted

tedgard01 10-21-2014 10:01 AM

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Originally Posted by ctpres (Post 2278283)
#13. This one was for rodent and big bug entry prevention. Power bay has very big deck plate that leaves lots of open space for critter entry when 50 amp cable is in use. Solution 50 amp cable hatch installed on floor next to deck plate.


I see the picture of the water hose hatch. Could you also provide a picture of the mod for the 50 amp cable as well? How did you cut the hole inti the base plate? Where did you get the hatches from? Did you have to modify the hatch by cutting the hole larger?

If I remember correctly, Don had a custom hatch hole cover that he designed some time ago that was medal and hinged, it would be nice if he could provide a picture and any thoughts about his mod and possible use in these applications?


Ted

DGShaffer 10-21-2014 03:42 PM

This was my mod to remove the preinstalled hose storage pipe under the bay

https://www.irv2.com/forums/attachmen...0&d=1362929741

https://www.irv2.com/forums/attachmen...9&d=1362929741

ctpres 10-21-2014 04:55 PM

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Originally Posted by tedgard01 (Post 2278578)
I like this idea, as my wife is just over 5' tall.... I would like to put it on the broom in use vs having another handle around. I guess you just heated it with a touch to flatten it. How did you recommend that I flatten the end and keep it smoth? I assume you cut the notch out after flattening it...


Ted

I actually used a heat gun but with patience you can get PVC warm enough to bend and shape using a good hair dryer on HI. Flame of any kind is last resort. When heated enough to bend I put end between two pieces of thin plywood and pressed it in a vise. Notch was cut after heating, bending and cooling enough to touch.
Putting on existing broom handle is even better idea.

ctpres 10-21-2014 05:06 PM

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Originally Posted by tedgard01 (Post 2278603)
I see the picture of the water hose hatch. Could you also provide a picture of the mod for the 50 amp cable as well? How did you cut the hole inti the base plate? Where did you get the hatches from? Did you have to modify the hatch by cutting the hole larger?

If I remember correctly, Don had a custom hatch hole cover that he designed some time ago that was medal and hinged, it would be nice if he could provide a picture and any thoughts about his mod and possible use in these applications?


Ted

Pic of 50 amp will have to wait a few days - having camera problems and may need to get a new one.
I used a 3" hole saw to cut thru bottom of wet bay for 30 amp hatches and 3.5" hole saw for power bay 50 amp hatch.
Bought 50 amp hatch from Amazon and 30 amp from Ebay
One hose fit perfectly, another required a small amount of work with a rat tail file. The Sewer Solutions hose required a bit more work due to being so stiff, but still not a big deal.


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