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Old 07-21-2020, 11:11 AM   #21
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Puck Lights for Storage Compartments

I installed these puck lights in the outside storage areas and a few inside cabinets. They are LED and powered by 3 AA batteries. As long as I remember to turn them off, I'm sure the batteries will last the season. They hang off a small, flat head screw (not included).
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Thanks for taking us through all your upgrades! Our 2021 264BH is nearly stock except for a HaloView rearview and sideview camera system I recently installed.

I like your hitch idea for when at the campsite, may give that some consideration!

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Thanks for taking us through all your upgrades! Our 2021 264BH is nearly stock except for a HaloView rearview and sideview camera system I recently installed.

I like your hitch idea for when at the campsite, may give that some consideration!

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Thanks. Our units are very similar so most of what I do on a 298BH will work on a 264BH and vice versa.
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Old 04-19-2021, 06:58 AM   #24
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Husky Brute 4500 lbs. Electric Tongue Jack

This Spring I used some overtime money to splurge at get a Husky Brute 4500 lbs. Electric Tongue Jack. What a simple install! I also did it with my Dad for some father-son bonding time. I used to help him with a lot of project around the house when I was a kid. He mostly just watched and chatted while I worked, but it was fun.

I connected the trailer to the truck so I could remove the old manual jack. I'll keep it at home for a backup in case the power jack dies. I discovered that the bolts that are threaded into the frame had a nut on the bottom. That was unexpected and easily removed. I did readd them during the install of the new jack.

To attach the new jack, I used the 3 supplied new bolts and the star washers, but had to purchase 3 flat washers that for some reason are not included.

Wiring the jack was easy as well. Part of the reason I like this jack is it comes with a circuit breaker. I drilled a hole in the driver's side of the battery box to attached it. A butt connector and heat shrink connected that to the wiring of the jack and a ring connector to the other end connected the breaker to the battery. The butt connector, ring connector, and heat shrink were also supplied by me.

The entire job took less than an hour with minimal tools and experience. If I can do it, anyone can do it if they have some common sense. I've used it a few times and it is so much easier than the manual jack, that I wish I had made the change a year ago when I bought this trailer!
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Old 05-06-2021, 06:12 PM   #25
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Replacement Freshwater Tank Drain

The freshwater tank drain is notoriously slow and the plastic sillcock is easily broken by road debris. After repeatedly draining the tank this Spring to sanitize it, I found that it took more than an hour to drain my 42-gallon tank. After doing some research on JOF, I found a solution. I installed this brass 1/4 turn sillcock. It only took about 5 minutes to remove the two screws holding the old one to the flange on the trailer, loosening the hose clamp, and reversing the process to install the new one. Iím going to test it at the end of this weekend, so hopefully I see some significant improvement.
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Old 05-10-2021, 03:05 PM   #26
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JTís Strong Arms

I installed JTís Strong Arms on my scissor jacks recently and was able to test them for the first time camping this weekend. They make a huge difference in the amount of movement I feel in the trailer. With having an extra scissor jack in the middle of the trailer just before the wheels, and X-Chocks between the wheels, I feel virtually no trailer movement now.

The install was not too tough but did take a couple of hours. The instruction manual is not the easiest to follow, and some of the videos on YouTube donít quite answer all your questions. My trailer does not have an enclosed underbelly, and has an I-beam frame throughout, so that made installation more straightforward. I ended up using the spacers on the side to side jacks for more clearance based on my frame location. If I was to do it over again, I would have moved the scissor jacks a little because my clearances were tight. I also found there were not enough locking nuts included in the package, so I had to pick up 4 extra from the hardware store.

I highly recommend this product if the bouncing of the trailer is an area of concern for you. I plan to have this or a similar system on all future trailers I own.
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Old 10-03-2021, 07:06 AM   #27
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Works awsome, I did mine about a month ago. I had DW paint a 1" wide 6" long red arrow on bottom of the skirting so I would never forget to !!!!!!!!!. Looks like there is at least 2 of us with great minds.
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I saw a couple of forum members with this setup, so it's not an original idea.

I usually use the TT more as a mobile hotel room than to truly camp. So we typically day trip it into town on Saturday.

I don't like leaving my hitch in the receiver when I'm not towing, nor do I want to put it down on the ground at a muddy campsite. I'm not really worried about it being stolen, but that has crossed my mind.

So I installed a rear bumper receiver on my driver's side tongue, close to the diamond plate. I figure if someone walks into it there, they are too close to my trailer!

I used this receiver from Amazon. I liked it because it was easy to bolt on. However, I found that the bolts were too short. I ended up having to buy new 5" bolts from Ace to make the project work.

I use a locking king pin when I'm traveling, so I use it here too. I know the WDH won't grow legs if I leave it here unattended.
I have a similar setup for the receiver, but I mounted mine on the top of the frame. That way I don't have to bend over near as far to slide the receiver in & out. It also keeps it up out of the "splash zone" when it rains while leaving me room to sweep/shovel snow under it while parked in my driveway.
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I have a similar setup for the receiver, but I mounted mine on the top of the frame. That way I don't have to bend over near as far to slide the receiver in & out. It also keeps it up out of the "splash zone" when it rains while leaving me room to sweep/shovel snow under it while parked in my driveway.
Good idea. After almost 2 seasons of use, I've considered flipping mine as well so I can see the king pin hole easier. I'll have to check on clearance so I don't hit the body of the camper when putting the hitch in. I don't keep the hitch there between trips, only at the campground. I don't think I'd want it in the weather all year long.
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LevelMatePRO+ Wireless Vehicle RV Leveling System

Today I installed a LevelMatePRO+ Wireless Vehicle RV Leveling System. This device connects to your smartphone via Bluetooth so you can see from the driverís seat how level you are. I also have Anderson levelers so together that will make leveling very easy. The plus version of this system can be hardwired into the trailer, so you donít have to tun it on and off. It does so via a micro-USB port.

It is a very easy install. I watched a few install videos and most people connected them via the USB outlets from the factory, but my trailer did not come with any. I thought about installing one, but I also didnít want any of this visible from the inside of the trailer. So, I used DC to DC micro-USB power adapter. I mounted but under my dinette seat with two screws. I chose that location because it was hidden in a cabinet and it is next to the connection for the CO detector, so I could easily tap into a DC power source. Total install time was maybe 15 minutes. I had to take some measurements outside of trailer as I setup the app, but the app explains everything. Iím looking forward to trying it this weekend.
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I saw a couple of forum members with this setup, so it's not an original idea.

I usually use the TT more as a mobile hotel room than to truly camp. So we typically day trip it into town on Saturday.

I don't like leaving my hitch in the receiver when I'm not towing, nor do I want to put it down on the ground at a muddy campsite. I'm not really worried about it being stolen, but that has crossed my mind.

So I installed a rear bumper receiver on my driver's side tongue, close to the diamond plate. I figure if someone walks into it there, they are too close to my trailer!

I used this receiver from Amazon. I liked it because it was easy to bolt on. However, I found that the bolts were too short. I ended up having to buy new 5" bolts from Ace to make the project work.

I use a locking king pin when I'm traveling, so I use it here too. I know the WDH won't grow legs if I leave it here unattended.
Hi Scott, I saw this clamp-on receiver hitch mod you did to your trailer a couple of years ago and I thought it is a good idea. How is this mod working out for you?
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Hi Scott, I saw this clamp-on receiver hitch mod you did to your trailer a couple of years ago and I thought it is a good idea. How is this mod working out for you?
Great! I use it almost every time we camp. I did flip it around so the receiver is on the top of the tongue rail. This way I don't have to bend over as far to put the hitch in and I can see the hole for the king pin.
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The freshwater tank drain is notoriously slow and the plastic sillcock is easily broken by road debris. .... I installed a brass 1/4 turn sillcock. ... Iím going to test it at the end of this weekend, so hopefully I see some significant improvement.
Hi Scott, I'm wondering how much better the brass sillcock drains your fresh water tank over the plastic drain installed at the factory.
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Hi Scott, I'm wondering how much better the brass sillcock drains your fresh water tank over the plastic drain installed at the factory.
Hi Randel. I feel like it is a bigger opening and drains somewhat faster, but the hose is still the limiting factor. It is certainly easier to turn and feels sturdier when I turn the valve than the plastic one did.
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Hi Scott, Thanx for your quick reply regarding inquiries clamp-on receiver hitch and the brass sillcock!!

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AP Products Thin Shade

The OEM window in our door lets in a lot of light early in the morning. It is also frosted for privacy so we could not see out of it during the day. My DW wanted a shade that would block the light and I wanted a clear view. The AP Products Thin Shade solved both issues.

It was very easy to install. I followed the recommendations in this YouTube video. I used the butter knife like he did to disengage the clips holding the original window in place, then used wedges of wood to separate the halves of the window apart. It probably was less than 30 minutes of work to remove the old and install the new window.

The new window worked perfectly the first campout we used it at. I have included some before and after photos.

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