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Old 07-05-2016, 04:07 PM   #351
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OK, so we are home and as "unpacked" as we are going to get, the lawn is mowed, and now it's time to unwind and jot down some comments about our first trip out with the 377...

1) Has anyone else had their pantry door open while in transit? Our opened on both trips, and on the trip home, it opened and a box of brownie mix wedged between the shelf and the glass in the door, and rubbed a spot off of the frosted window.... Any suggestions for holding the door shut?

2) Several more pieces of trim came loose, or fell right off.... Two on the overhead cabinet over the couch, one over the recliners, and the corner trim between next to the kitchen slide, by the door to the downstairs bedroom. I think that they hold these on at the factory with spit and a prayer..... My side-business is a woodworking shop, so these will be easy, albeit annoying repairs to make. 18 ga. pin-gun and a tube of construction adhesive.

3) Figured out how to use the auto-leveling feature, and it worked flawlessly setting up on Friday, hooking-up today, and setting up in my yard this afternoon!

4) As I commented yesterday, the outside stove is useless, as it's WAY too high to safely use. The photo's that someone previously posted on modifying that cabinet will be one of my next projects!

5) One piece of gasket/molding over the top of the dining table/recliner slide is loose on both ends. It looks like it was just stapled in-place. This will be a dealer repair...

6) There are at least two spots on the floor where a seam or a nail (or screw) head is starting to pop-through. My son, who continually walks around in bare feet, felt them, and pointed them out. Another dealer repair.....

7) Tested out features that we weren't even using this weekend. Both A/C's, the heater, the fireplace, all four televisions, and both stereos, all worked fine.

8) Adjusted the awnings to increase the pitch, for better run-off, and then lowered the two outermost arms two additional pin holes to run any water to the outside perimeter.

9) Slide topper awnings! Mine sag and hold water, leaves, and/or pine needles!!! Is there a way to tighten the tension on these????

10) GOOD NEWS! Crawled underneath after I got home, and all of my frame extensions on the refrigerator slide are still straight and true!

That's all I can think of, for now, but if anyone has any suggestions for taking care of any of the nuisance problems, I'd love to hear them!
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Old 07-05-2016, 04:44 PM   #352
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Bret - Have you thought about switching the faucet to one like this, so that the hose is easily removable? This way you can remove the hose so that it won't freeze. It's also a lot longer and more durable than the shower hose that comes from the factory. I dumped and flushed my tanks this morning at the campground that I spent the weekend at, and I connected the coiled hose directly to the black tank flush, and it worked perfectly to flush my tank. https://www.amazon.com/Phoenix-PF213.../dp/B002P2YGHE


Yeah that would work for flushing the black tank... But I was really more concerned with the site water supply connection I planned to leave it always connected. I guess your saying fill the water tank and disconnect? Also for that faucet you gave me the link to, I have to buy the hose too right? I see Amazon says you can buy them together


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OK, so we are home and as "unpacked" as we are going to get, the lawn is mowed, and now it's time to unwind and jot down some comments about our first trip out with the 377...

1) Has anyone else had their pantry door open while in transit? Our opened on both trips, and on the trip home, it opened and a box of brownie mix wedged between the shelf and the glass in the door, and rubbed a spot off of the frosted window.... Any suggestions for holding the door shut?
Yes, ours opens on every occasion...started putting a pillow from the couch in-between the door and counter. So far it has worked!

2) Several more pieces of trim came loose, or fell right off.... Two on the overhead cabinet over the couch, one over the recliners, and the corner trim between next to the kitchen slide, by the door to the downstairs bedroom. I think that they hold these on at the factory with spit and a prayer..... My side-business is a woodworking shop, so these will be easy, albeit annoying repairs to make. 18 ga. pin-gun and a tube of construction adhesive.
I haven't had any trim come loose...YET. Only issue we had with the wood in the 5er was the 1st step up to loft/bedroom/bathroom collapsed.

3) Figured out how to use the auto-leveling feature, and it worked flawlessly setting up on Friday, hooking-up today, and setting up in my yard this afternoon!
Mine has worked on each occasion as well.

4) As I commented yesterday, the outside stove is useless, as it's WAY too high to safely use. The photo's that someone previously posted on modifying that cabinet will be one of my next projects!
I get relegated to all the cooking outdoors, to include the outdoor stove. Although, I don't think my wife would have a problem, as she is 5'07"

5) One piece of gasket/molding over the top of the dining table/recliner slide is loose on both ends. It looks like it was just stapled in-place. This will be a dealer repair...
Can't comment on this one

6) There are at least two spots on the floor where a seam or a nail (or screw) head is starting to pop-through. My son, who continually walks around in bare feet, felt them, and pointed them out. Another dealer repair.....
We had 2 as well. Both were fixed the last time it was at the dealer.

7) Tested out features that we weren't even using this weekend. Both A/C's, the heater, the fireplace, all four televisions, and both stereos, all worked fine.
Amen!!

8) Adjusted the awnings to increase the pitch, for better run-off, and then lowered the two outermost arms two additional pin holes to run any water to the outside perimeter.
Good idea...I'm stealing this one.

9) Slide topper awnings! Mine sag and hold water, leaves, and/or pine needles!!! Is there a way to tighten the tension on these????
No comment, as I don't have the toppers.

10) GOOD NEWS! Crawled underneath after I got home, and all of my frame extensions on the refrigerator slide are still straight and true!
So far so good for me as well...time will tell.

That's all I can think of, for now, but if anyone has any suggestions for taking care of any of the nuisance problems, I'd love to hear them!
See responses above in red. Glad y'all had a great 1st outing. I'm sure there will be many more to come!
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Old 07-05-2016, 05:09 PM   #354
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Yeah that would work for flushing the black tank... But I was really more concerned with the site water supply connection I planned to leave it always connected. I guess your saying fill the water tank and disconnect? Also for that faucet you gave me the link to, I have to buy the hose too right? I see Amazon says you can buy them together


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Brett, maybe I'm not understanding what you want to do.
Is it how to hook up the water line and close the door while it's connected?
If so, you open the hatch on the bottom of the docking center and put the hose through there to the ground.
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Instructor.. My pantry has never come open.
It's in the same spot as yours.
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Brett, maybe I'm not understanding what you want to do.

Is it how to hook up the water line and close the door while it's connected?

If so, you open the hatch on the bottom of the docking center and put the hose through there to the ground.


Right but the thing is the shortest heated hose I can find is 25' but I'm going to be like 3 feet from the spigot. So Id like to get the extra 22' inside the storage compartment during winter. Even tho the hose is heated I still have doubts about how heated. I'm thinking bring it in from the bottom, like normal then drill a hole in the storage/utility divider, run the 20' into the storage then run what I need back to the utility center.... Maybe I'll just sit this one out and see what I can come up with when it shows up


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Sorry, I didn't read carefully enough. Reading skills are low.

When you come up with the hose from the ground to go through the first hatch that is in the black aluminum body panel (then the hose goes through the second hatch in the bottom of the docking station)
I'm pretty sure you could stuff your extra hose carefully inside the body panel void.

Btw I saw 12' hoses on Amazon.
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Right but the thing is the shortest heated hose I can find is 25' but I'm going to be like 3 feet from the spigot. So Id like to get the extra 22' inside the storage compartment during winter. Even tho the hose is heated I still have doubts about how heated. I'm thinking bring it in from the bottom, like normal then drill a hole in the storage/utility divider, run the 20' into the storage then run what I need back to the utility center.... Maybe I'll just sit this one out and see what I can come up with when it shows up.
NOW I understand what you want to do.... Here's what a buddy of mine did to his, as he had it on a "permanent" site for the Summer, but wanted to keep his trailer there for hunting, and as a basecamp for ice fishing. He was close to his spigot, like you, so he built what amounted to a small "doghouse" over the spigot, and up to the side of the trailer. Had a lift-off roof for access, then he wrapped the spigot upright and his hose with a length of the heat tape used to prevent ice build-up on a roof. and stuffed the doghouse with fiberglass insulation. It ran from an outside t-stat, so it only cycled when needed... I think that he's still using the same set-up.
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Sorry, I didn't read carefully enough. Reading skills are low.

When you come up with the hose from the ground to go through the first hatch that is in the black aluminum body panel (then the hose goes through the second hatch in the bottom of the docking station)
I'm pretty sure you could stuff your extra hose carefully inside the body panel void.

Btw I saw 12' hoses on Amazon.


Ohh ok! Thanks guys! Appreciate the help.


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Bret - Have you thought about switching the faucet to one like this, so that the hose is easily removable? This way you can remove the hose so that it won't freeze. It's also a lot longer and more durable than the shower hose that comes from the factory. I dumped and flushed my tanks this morning at the campground that I spent the weekend at, and I connected the coiled hose directly to the black tank flush, and it worked perfectly to flush my tank. https://www.amazon.com/Phoenix-PF213.../dp/B002P2YGHE


Do I have to buy the hose as well?


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