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ctpres 10-27-2014 06:25 AM

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Originally Posted by bdickson (Post 2285922)
Did you look under the couch? That's where they put it in my 37GT.

Not under couch, behind TV or fireplace.

ctpres 10-27-2014 05:58 PM

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Originally Posted by LyonsL (Post 2286170)
It's located inside the entertainment center, on the floor behind the fireplace. There should be an access panel inside the bottom / right cabinet.

You were right! Dumb me - I just removed fireplace surround and looked behind around the edges. Sub was setting almost exactly in center. Removed panel you mentioned and there it was. It wasn't working because power switch was off. Sound can't really get out from that sealed compartment. If I ever find an unused pair of wires between Main TV and outside TV it will go under the couch. So far I'm batting about 500 on as delivered fixes. Thank you.

ctpres 10-27-2014 07:47 PM

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Originally Posted by tedgard01 (Post 2278603)
Could you also provide a picture of the mod for the 50 amp cable as well? Ted

Sorry for delay - camera back in service. Here is pic of the 50 amp cable hatch. Fit was nice and snug - no trimming needed. Thinking about cutting small coax size notch in the same cable port. Then all of my park connections will be rodent and bug free for all but the smallest ones - like ants. Not sure you can ever keep them out.

tedgard01 10-27-2014 11:31 PM

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Originally Posted by ctpres (Post 2287307)
Sorry for delay - camera back in service. Here is pic of the 50 amp cable hatch. Fit was nice and snug - no trimming needed. Thinking about cutting small coax size notch in the same cable port. Then all of my park connections will be rodent and bug free for all but the smallest ones - like ants. Not sure you can ever keep them out.


Thanks.


Ted

tedgard01 10-27-2014 11:39 PM

Thor Challenger Owners Unite!
 
Btw, my 2014.5 37GT has vents in the bay's from the heater that is supposed to keep the bay's safe from freezing as long as the heater is on in the coach. Where I live in NC, it has not reached anywhere close to freezing temps yet. It may get around freezing sometime next week. My coach is parked on a cement pad next to my house and I have installed a 50 amp service that it is plugged into when not in use, and I have the heater on with the thermostat set to 50 degrees. I will keep the LPG tank full. It is not hooked up to water, but there is water in the fresh water tank. I plan to use it off and on during the winter.

What is your thoughts? Do I need to do any other winterizing as long as I keep the heater on 50 degrees?



Ted

tedgard01 10-29-2014 08:07 PM

Any one see my last post? Please....


Ted

DGShaffer 10-30-2014 06:57 AM

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Originally Posted by tedgard01 (Post 2287536)
Btw, my 2014.5 37GT has vents in the bay's from the heater that is supposed to keep the bay's safe from freezing as long as the heater is on in the coach. Where I live in NC, it has not reached anywhere close to freezing temps yet. It may get around freezing sometime next week. My coach is parked on a cement pad next to my house and I have installed a 50 amp service that it is plugged into when not in use, and I have the heater on with the thermostat set to 50 degrees. I will keep the LPG tank full. It is not hooked up to water, but there is water in the fresh water tank. I plan to use it off and on during the winter.

What is your thoughts? Do I need to do any other winterizing as long as I keep the heater on 50 degrees?



Ted

If you can afford the propane to keep your furnace set at 50, you'll be fine. We were traveling during Christmas a a couple of years and one year I did that. I had to go out to refill my tank once waiting foir my trip to come around on the calinder though.

sbleiweiss 10-30-2014 07:24 AM

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Originally Posted by tedgard01 (Post 2289939)
Any one see my last post? Please....


Ted

I saw the one about heating the bays. I actually tried to respond but something wasn't working right yesterday on the forum. My response wouldn't go. Maybe it was everyone. I don't know. Hlopefully this one will go. What I said was that I have a similar problem but worse since we are in Chicago. We park in a heated garage, but want to use it to go south in the winter. I am interested in how cold it can stand with the furnaces running. So far I would not risk colder than the 20's, but I would love to learn it was good into the teens.

ctpres 10-30-2014 08:46 AM

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Originally Posted by tedgard01 (Post 2289939)
Any one see my last post? Please....
Ted

I like electric heat in wet bay. My approach: couple 100 watt bulbs wired in series and plugged in to an EASYHEAT EH38 thermostat controlled outlet (turns on at 38 and off at 50 degrees). Bulbs go in series to significantly increase life. Add a battery powered thermometer with remote in wet bay to keep an eye on actual temp. Might need more heat farther north but 100 watts of heat has worked well for us.

ctpres 10-30-2014 01:13 PM

More Mods Fixes and Upgrades
 
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#19. One thing always leads to another. Opened blank panel under sink for fire extinguisher storage project (more on that later) and found a tangled mess of heater ducting. Sharp bends and one pinched to about half size. Disconnected all at furnace - stretched out to nearly maximum per install instructions - cut off excess and reinstalled. Only had to remove one half of sink floor to work with reasonable comfort. Now more air moving out every register. Removed over six feet of duct. Also noted that is spite very large return air grill under frig - return air is restricted by very small hole between cabinets. Decided to leave that as is for now. Picture shows finished project.

tedgard01 10-30-2014 03:47 PM

Thanks for the responses in regard to winter heating.


Ted

ctpres 10-30-2014 05:14 PM

Ever wonder what's under the dash console cover?
 
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Well now I know, at least for our 2015 37KT. First pic shows radio area. There are six cables coming out of the right side of the radio. Five capped plugs are not connected and are available for add-on features: I-Pod, IR Remote, Sirius, Line out L/R RCA and AUX in L/R RCA. The other pic shows console area behind gauges. Not much to get excited about there - just a whole bunch of wires. The cover was only held on by the visible screws. Putting it back on using the original screw holes takes a bit of time but not really difficult.

ctpres 10-31-2014 11:33 AM

More Mods Fixes and Upgrades
 
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#20. Looking for a place to put kitchen fire extinguisher? I decided to put it under kitchen sink. There was a blank panel just below sink cabinet that is covered by door when closed. Removed the panel and built a box in the empty space big enough to hold a 5BC extinguisher. Made it wide enough to get a big hand around it for easy removal.

ctpres 11-01-2014 10:46 AM

Fireplace
 
First sub 50 degree day at home and time to start testing heat. Propane works great but air distribution really inadequate in front. Only one floor register for living room and cockpit. OK crank up the fireplace - still a bit chilly. Added small space heater at passenger seat outlet and promptly tripped a breaker. Long story short, the fire place was plugged into TV/inverter outlet instead of the dedicated 15 amp outlet located rear left of fireplace cabinet. Relocated plug and all OK. Fireplace enclosure almost air tight with glass front touching wood trim of opening. No way for air to get in. Per install instructions - moved fireplace a bit forward (fireplace front flanges flush with trim) so air could be drawn around glass front and into space behind - where the air intake is. Put glass back and noted could rattle. Felt pads on each corner and done. No way to test but it sure seems to be moving a lot more air.


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