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Old 02-07-2015, 09:37 AM   #1
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What purchase/mod would you recommend to others?

If you could list just two items, WHAT would be your best/wisest [1] add-on purchase and [2] modification (that didn't invalidate warranty) to your rig, and WHY would you recommend it?
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Old 02-07-2015, 09:41 AM   #2
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[1] Purchase: portable water softener to add in-line when there are hook-ups because it removes minerals that can clog pipes
[2] Mod: water on/off valve added in-line to the shower nozzle because we can get more showers with less water waste
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1. Inverter and batteries
2. Rear trailer hitch
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1) 12 volt TV because most of our outings are dry camping and we like to watch TV after quiet hours.
2) LED dome light bulbs because we don't have to worry so much about battery drain during dry camping.

Ustabslim, why the rear trailer hitch? Isn't tandem trailer towing illegal in most states unless you have a commercial drivers license?
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1) 12 volt TV because most of our outings are dry camping and we like to watch TV after quiet hours.
2) LED dome light bulbs because we don't have to worry so much about battery drain during dry camping.

Ustabslim, why the rear trailer hitch? Isn't tandem trailer towing illegal in most states unless you have a commercial drivers license?
I've double towed in about every state..no problems. No commercial lic required.
Hitch also used for bikes..racks etc.
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Old 02-07-2015, 11:18 AM   #6
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1) Hensley Arrow hitch. Best hitch for towing safety
2) Solar system with whole house inverter.. that way you can camp out in nature and not in some sardine campground with your neighbor 2' away
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Well since you have a White Hawk,

1. Digital thermostat - much greater control over temp in trailer.
Coleman direct replacement, a 10 minute job for about $70 at Amazon

2. Replace faucet in bathroom sink with standard 4" house type.
I got a decent brushed nickel one for about $50 at Lowes.
Why? You can actually get your hands under it. Better water flow.
Again a very easy 10 minute Job. Hand tighten the water lines.

There are threads on this forum about both of these mods.
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Great minds think alike, Nighthawk96. I just switched out the thermostat before this last outing and am planning to switch out the faucet before the next one.

I like the Coleman digital thermostat but I noticed that it isn't very accurate. We have an indoor/outdoor thermometer and it "feels" about right. The Coleman will show 70 degrees when I know it is 68 degrees according to the other thermometer. Is there an adjustment? Fortunately it is consistent and holds the temp very well.
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I have a thermometer mounted over the thermostat and it agrees with the reading on the thermostat. I don't know of any adjustment.

I have found that in my trailer where the thermostat is mounted just to the left of the fridge and is also right under the a/c unit that I have to shut off the vent that blows toward the fridge or I will get too much cold air on the thermostat.
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I'm lazy and don't check tire pressure often. A TPMS system would have been nice. Also a factory set of built in levels, visible from the cab (FW).

And I'd gladly trade the tele's for a quality inside/outside sound system.
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