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Old 04-21-2014, 08:14 PM   #11
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Whatever wattage your A/C is rated...divide by 100 for amps. I have the 5,000 watt wall unit and it draws 4 amps while the compressor is running.

You can pick-up a surprising amount of Digital channels if your near a town. Set your HDTV coax input to "antenna"...run a coax patch cable from the HDTV input to the antenna jack...if you have have a little black button on the TT antenna jack - press it and a lite should come on....it's a television signal amplifier. Point your antenna toward town and use the signal search feature on your HDTV.....

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Old 04-21-2014, 08:15 PM   #12
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Old 04-22-2014, 05:51 AM   #13
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Welcome to the 165 club! When we carry bikes (4) we just put some cardboard along the sides and tie them together then cover them up.

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Old 04-27-2014, 03:22 PM   #14
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We have a 2010 Sport 165 and enjoy it. We camp 100 days a year. I pull it from Phoenix to Corpus Christi, TX and camp there for the entire months of May and October. And each summer we pull it to Washington/Idaho for a month. This summer we will pull it to Virginia, back to Idaho, returning to Arizona.

Pro's:
- pulls nicely without sway/weight distribution gear
- 10-13 mpg at 65 mph
- terrific layout, particularly bunk beds and removable "pole" supported round table
- can do u-turns easily; small parking spot requirement.

Con's:
- no sink in bathroom (my wife's issue)
- 13" tires (my issue)
- must keep cargo weight in RV to a minimum
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Old 04-28-2014, 09:38 AM   #15
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Is it ok to run the A/C hooked up to my house power in the driveway with the proper adapter? What about with a 30 amp extension cord? I'd heard somewhere it wasn't good to run them without being plugged into the proper supply. Just wanted to test some stuff out.
We powered our X23 that way many times. When running the A/C I found that it would trip the house breaker if I used a 15A circuit but was OK on a 20A. I doubt that I could have run the A/C and microwave at the same time tho.
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Old 08-07-2014, 12:37 PM   #16
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We have a 2010 Sport 165 and enjoy it...

Con's:
- no sink in bathroom (my wife's issue)
- 13" tires (my issue)
- must keep cargo weight in RV to a minimum
I put 14-inch wheels and tires on my 2010 Sport 165. I discussed my rationale for doing so in this thread. Tire selection and availability are much improved. I don't regret it a bit.
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Old 08-07-2014, 01:24 PM   #17
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Congrats! I upgraded from a popup to my hybrid and laaawdy! I love the bathroom, extra storage and all the 'luxury" compared to what I had before. I feel your excitement!
Get a toaster oven at Walmart for $27 that will bake small pizzas and cookies. I store mine beneath a bench seat.
http://www.walmart.com/ip/Black-Deck...Steel/22910666
Does your new rig have a rooftop antennae? This was new for me and this weekend I watched my newly hooked-up TV at the campground. Love it - enjoy.
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Old 08-07-2014, 02:15 PM   #18
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Had one for 7 years and used it quite a bit with no problems other than lightning hitting the radio. Only thing I didn't like was the ground clearance as I used it for hunting trips. Don't know if you can put larger tires on it but that would be great. Only other problem is that it towed so well behind my Silvarado truck that I occasionally forgot it was there.
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I just bought one too!! Mine is an 08 model. I can run my Ac off the a normal outlet, but this is in my shop and on a 30 amp breaker and 10 gauge wire to begin with. I overkilled it when I built it years ago. I just ran a heavy extension cord (12 gauge) with a 30 amp adapter to the TT. 120 volts is all it takes. You just need a big enough breaker in the hose and proper wire to send the amps. 14 gauge wire (in most houses) will send 30 amps. But most house breakers are 15 or 20 amps. The AC takes about 16 amps to start but then will run on about 12 according to the book. Last week I installed a proper 30 amp service on the side of my shop to keep it plugged in.
As far as the rear bumper, the manual plainly states do NOT put anything on it. It is not rated to carry any weight other than the spare tire. That being said, I also have plans to add a platform to it and keep the coolers or tote boxes, etc. on it, but I have to look into beefing it up with proper support. If I decide to do this I will probably completely remove it and put in a heavy duty square tube, and either bolt it or weld it to the frame with gussets for support. Jury is still out on whether or not I want to do this modification. I can do it myself, just don't know if I want to.
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2010 Sport 165

PROS
windows front and back
bunk beds that allow foot overhang
pole (round) table that is easily stored
does not require WD/Sway bar
can easily make U Turns
very compact unit that can easily be stored in back yard
has reefer (with freezer), shower/head, microwave, stove, ac, hot water, heater, et al

CONS
no bathroom sink
500 lb max load
13 inch tires
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