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Old 09-05-2016, 01:34 PM   #11
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Cool Refrigerator Overheats

Have had a problem with refrigerator since first trip out with ours. Refrigerator overheated so they changed refrigerator. Was told that counter was built too close to top of refrigerator not allowing enough air circulation ( which I would consider a factory defect !) so they added a small dinky toy fan on floor in back of refrigerator which runs continuously not making for a peaceful night sleep...after 2 weekend trips fan overheated and died... We replaced with another small fan ...but carry coolers all the time just in case... . Wish they would have corrected the problem properly so we could really enjoy our trips...We love the trailer also added Max air vents..Safe travels !!
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Old 09-05-2016, 05:26 PM   #12
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Installed my Heng Vortex fan and some snap clips

Today I ( with help from the spouse) installed a Heng Vortex fan in the bath of our 195rb. It took a while to figure out how to remove without breaking the light to get power to the fan. Had her hold up the fan while I made connections. Cleanup and finding the right connectors took more time than actually installing the fan. It works great either pulling out or pushing air into the RV.

Also installed some clips that hold my X bar for wheels and the jack tool to the walls inside the storage bay. Makes them easy to find and out of the way. Also put some command strip hooks in the cabinet to keep the AC wires out of the way.
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Old 09-05-2016, 06:15 PM   #13
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We added a memory foam topper, beefed up the bed cross supports( the OEM supports run only lengthwise), installed gas struts for the bed to access the "basement". beefed up the wardrobe ( how can one staple to Nothing?), added LED lights to each wardrobe and closet so as not to root around in the dungeon,made a cutting board sink cover,and today did DIY front struts out of scrap lumber ( the last is de bomb.. well worthwhile and less than a dollar of lumber)

Now if you want to include the $1800 we spent on cutting trees and making a pad for winter storage... Or a share thereof. We had the driveway resurfaced so the $1800 did a little more than the pad.

I also got a top of the stove oven so that lobster stew can come with homemade cornbread.
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Old 09-07-2016, 08:12 PM   #14
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Have had a problem with refrigerator since first trip out with ours. Refrigerator overheated so they changed refrigerator. Was told that counter was built too close to top of refrigerator not allowing enough air circulation ( which I would consider a factory defect !) so they added a small dinky toy fan on floor in back of refrigerator which runs continuously not making for a peaceful night sleep...after 2 weekend trips fan overheated and died... We replaced with another small fan ...but carry coolers all the time just in case... . Wish they would have corrected the problem properly so we could really enjoy our trips...We love the trailer also added Max air vents..Safe travels !!
Thats BS! You should not have to add a fan ....... who came up with that one?
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Old 09-07-2016, 08:18 PM   #15
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Ok, we took it out for the first time last weekend...... almost caused a divorce. My lovely wife kept me up mostof the 1st nite saying she kept rolling into the center of the bed. I believe it was caused by the tight mattress pad she had on it,plus the 2" memory foam and tight fitted sheet...... was i right, or do these "Denver Mattresses" really suck, like all the past mattresses they have used?
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Old 09-07-2016, 08:37 PM   #16
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Ours was just hsrd

But level. Till six weeks later Then we added slats crossways under the bed to eliminate plywood bowing to the center
A memory foam topper helps
The mattress isn't great but the support underneath really sucks
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Old 09-07-2016, 09:40 PM   #17
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SLX mods

The most important mod IMHO is a quality mattress upgrade.
A close second is the missing extra stabilizer jacks on the SLX.
But a vent cover and exhaust fan in the bath should also be standard. Because.
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But level. Till six weeks later Then we added slats crossways under the bed to eliminate plywood bowing to the center
A memory foam topper helps
The mattress isn't great but the support underneath really sucks
How about a thicker plywood? Don't wanna make it too heavy
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How about a thicker plywood? Don't wanna make it too heavy
not a problem . Two two by fours don't weigh as much as thicker plywood. Husband is an engineer. We installed the piston struts for basement access

That little trailer has not much payload capacity but its got way too much storage for us.

We use backpacking equipment for the most part.
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Hi Kim-
Do you have a photo of the cross supports you installed under the bed to eliminate the plywood bowing to the center? You can send it in a Private Message to me.
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