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Old 11-12-2015, 08:34 AM   #41
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Thank y'all. Got 2 more Windows done yesterday and ran out of stuff. 2 Windows to go. The wet bolt and shackle kit is one of those things you wonder why they don't provide it as a standard. Dexter and MorRyde both make kits for under $100. You're gonna give me a MorRyde CRE3000 set up, and skimp on what to me is very important. All about the eye candy and what you can see. The stuff you can't see, doesn't sell or attract the average buyer, even if is for safety, to make it last longer, or is just all around better.
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Old 11-12-2015, 09:51 AM   #42
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Hey John, would this be the correct kit? Mor Ryde UO12016 Heavy Duty Shackle Kit | eBay
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Old 11-12-2015, 12:27 PM   #43
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Yes sir that would be it.
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Old 11-13-2015, 04:14 PM   #44
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Finished the last 2 Windows up about an hour ago. Here's a picture of the foam seal removed. Not much to it. Was planning on heading out Sunday, but weather's looking not so great. May just stay home and start on suspension.
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Old 11-13-2015, 08:28 PM   #45
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Quick question I'm hoping somebody can give me a little feed back on. Not sure how many people have installed the wet bolt / shackle kits, but there is conflicting information all over as to which way to have the grease hole in the bolts facing. Some say down, some say forward or aft. Dexter's kit is pretty much the same thing, they say forward or aft. MorRyde says down I believe.


Anybody know?
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Old 11-14-2015, 06:32 AM   #46
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Great mods.... We do the step problem a bit different here. Our OFF-ROAD POPUP is alot higher off the ground and the manf only provided two steps. It is pretty far from the bottom step to the ground so you have to be aware of it haha...

We purchased one of those folding steps from AMAZON that has a heavy duty grated top. This can either lay flat on the ground or extend up three inches with its fold out legs.

The heavy duty grate on it is perfect to stomp your boots on it big time helping to keep you from bringing in leaves and other woodsy items...



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Hey Roy. We've actually got one of those racks, or kind of like it. Had it for one of previous motorhomes. Good as a step (We used it for same reason you do), though doesn't serve well for shoe "storage", which was the purpose of the rack we have installed under the stock steps.

Pictures here are of the latest. This is a solid panel CNC'd out of aluminum. It replaces the stock Norcold vented panel. Really no need for the vented panel at this time since we have the residential fridge. I'm still a little concerned about temps in the compartment, so just testing right now with a couple of sensors in there. I left the roof vent open to allow any heat to escape. I figure all will be good. Still have to paint to match.

If anybody ever does the fridge mod like we've done, shoot me a PM and I'll let you know where to get a panel like this. It's plug and play.

Also, never seen a response to the wet bolt question. Hoping somebody on here knows which way to have the grease hole facing when installed? Up, down, forward, aft?
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In an attempt to combine all of my mods on this rig into one thread, I'm posting some pictures of mods that were on other threads earlier this year.

So, first up, kitchen skylight delete, with a little twist. I don't like skylights, at all. But, this rig had most everything I wanted, so.... We bought it, but the brain started churning as usual. So, this is what I came up with. Outside dome is coated with a product from ProGuard Coatings, 2 coats. Inside is insulated with batten, then a layer of reflectix bubble foil insulation. Then of course the decorative panel, led lights etc. There is a switch that is hidden to switch the LED's off if you want. Power is fed from the light just aft of the skylight.

Bathroom skylight is blacked out / whited out as well, but without the bling. Just painted the inside of the inner dome and reinstalled.

In the bathroom, achieved keeping the headroom, with absolutely no heat in the summer. In the kitchen, got a little bling, a little cool lighting, and lost all of the heat. Skylights = heat, at least in a RV. All this is part of a few things we've done to maintain 70 deg in our rig in 105 deg temps in the summer, with ONE AC.
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Old 11-14-2015, 09:09 PM   #49
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Swivel TV delete. Our swivel TV outfit was loose from the get go (sloppy install in my opinion), plus I just don't like the concept. Why? Just mount one on both sides. This is what I did. Gutted the whole swivel deal, installed a solid wall, and put a TV on both sides. Now, I can watch my History or Discovery channel on one side, and kids can watch their kid movies on the other if they want. Funny thing though, we hardly ever watch any TV at all. I guess the shoddy install just ticked me off enough to do this. I like it now. Sorry for the sideways pictures.
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All Jacked Up

Finally getting around to installing the MorRyde wet bolts / shackles and the X-Factor bracing on the spring mounts. More pictures to come, but for now here's the rig up on piers, blocks, jacks and everything else. Took a whole 10-15 minutes maybe to get it up in the air with the help from my wife. I'm an overkill type person, so including the tongue jack, there are 15 points of contact from frame to ground. I feel a little better about crawling under it the way I have it supported. Hard to see everything in the picture, but there's a lot of support. Anyway, more to come in the next day or so as time allows.
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