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Old 09-05-2021, 08:33 AM   #241
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So, I have a 28BHS not a 24RBS, but couldn't find a mod thread for that TT, and thought you all might appreciate two mods that I did over the summer...


First, we really struggled with the overly bright light in from the LED dinette light. So I installed this beautiful quartz shade:


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Where did I find it, you ask? The LED light is cool enough that I taped a piece of brown paper grocery bag around it! Not as awesome in the daytime but we don't mind it.


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PS: if anyone can let me know how to rotate images (tried a few things and searches) I would really appreciate it!
PPS: if there is a better "trailer mods" thread to share this please let me know!
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Old 09-05-2021, 08:35 AM   #242
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In my quest to manage tongue weight, the second mod I did was to rig up a bracket to secure a single propane tank in place of two tanks. I saw this on some other forum and it ended up working REALLY well.


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PS: if anyone can let me know how to rotate images (tried a few things and searches) I would really appreciate it!
PPS: if there is a better "trailer mods" thread to share this please let me know!
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Old 09-05-2021, 09:44 AM   #243
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snip........ PPS: if there is a better "trailer mods" thread to share this please let me know!
blakei,

I would start your personal trailer mods thread in the "Jayco Mods" forum....., it would make it much easier for tracking/viewing/referencing your mods, and won't get buried in other threads.

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snip.......PS: if anyone can let me know how to rotate images (tried a few things and searches) I would really appreciate it!
I don't know why some of your original images were inserted 'rotated', but I was able to 'copy/rotate/re-post' them from my photo ap:









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Thanks, Bob. I took a look and found an older 28BHS mods thread which I'll add to, and edit these posts to just point to that one to clean up.


Which photo app did you use? I am posting on the web and attaching the images, but that seems to always orient to the long side, i.e. rotated for a tall photo. I have Tapatalk so I can try editing there too... Thanks for all your great advice!
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Old 09-05-2021, 02:40 PM   #245
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snip........Which photo app did you use? ....snip
For inserting images (photos) from my personal photo library to a JOF thread-post I use the following service:

https://postimages.org

As far as editing photos I use the Apple "Photos" app that came with my MacBook Pro, the use the previously mentioned image posting service.

Hope this helps......

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Old 10-07-2021, 05:08 PM   #246
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Like my prior TT's, at some point I upgraded my suspensions with the Dexter HD Upgrade Kit due to the fact that I keep my TT's 8-plus years and put a lot of miles on them. Also, most OEM suspensions don't come with the ability to lube the leaf spring and equalizer connection points.

For my 24RBS I purchased the Dexter HD Suspension Kit #K71-359-00 for my Lippert (LCI) 3,500lb rated axles. Yes, some of the Dexter Axle products are compatible with Lippert axles.

The Dexter HD Kit consists of the hardware shown in the following photo:

Purchased from: https://www.etrailer.com/Trailer-Lea...71-359-00.html

It's difficult to see, but the two new equalizers each have a zert fitting mounted at the the top above the bolted connection bushing hole.



I have installed these HD upgrade kits before, but this time I elected to have "Big Tex Trailer World" of Whitmore Lake, Michigan, to install the kit. This particular 'Big Tex' facility services RV's when it comes to tasks associated with frames, hitch coupler replacement, axles, suspension repair/replacement, brake systems & wiring, wheel bearings, and exterior lighting. Big Tex doesn't sell RV's.

I would highly recommend this particular 'Big Tex' location (along US 23) for specific RV service needs like previously identified. I called on a Thursday to schedule my service appointment, dropped my TT off the following Wednesday morning, and picked-up my finished TT the next day. Great staff and experienced service tech's.

Big Tex recommended location: https://www.bigtextrailerworld.com/w...nce_management

My TT is four years old (delivered 10/2017) and at least 25,000 traveled miles. Upon removal of the OEM plastic bushings and steel shackles there were visible signs of wear taking place.

Plastic bushing removed (worst case) from top bolted connection bushing hole of OEM equalizer:



Typical OEM shackle with visible signs of hole-elongation in process:



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This is a good upgrade. Has anyone done this themselves at home? Is it a pretty straight forward install or is there anything risky about DIY?
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Iroyson,

Yes, it can be a DYI if you have the right tools and a level hard surface to work from. Do "not" use the stabilizer jacks to support the TT weight.

There are a few JOF threads where members detail their method of installing a suspension upgrade kit.

A JOF reference, Post #4:

https://www.jaycoowners.com/forums/f...e-61615-2.html

RV.NET detailed reference w/pics:

https://www.rv.net/forum/index.cfm/f...d/21609645.cfm

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Bob,you are lucky that the old suspension was in that good of shape. My 2020 model was almost as bad with around 7,000 miles on it at the time. A question, why didnít you go with a cushioned equalizer? Jay
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Bob,you are lucky that the old suspension was in that good of shape.........snip...... A question, why didn’t you go with a cushioned equalizer? Jay
Jay,

I believe the 'majority' of my plastic bushings and overall suspension showed minimal wear after 4 years/25K plus miles was that a couple times a year I gave the bushing area a good shot of WD40 Silicone spray lubricant.

I elected to upgrade to a steel equalizer (w/zert fitting) in lieu of a cushioned equalizer because the rubber material becomes the weakest link (perishable, sooner rather than later).

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There must be a benefit to spraying those bushings. I went with a cushioned equalizer for a better ride for the camper. Iíve seen a couple of videos of the suspension in action, the cushioned equalizer seemed to help. I guess we will see how long it lasts. Jay
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I agree......, any form of dampening upgrade on the suspension has its advantages.

Another product I looked at was the Roadmaster Comfort Ride Shock Absorbers (and/or springs), but can be a little pricey. If I was full-timing this would be on my short-list.

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