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Old 03-05-2018, 09:00 AM   #261
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Nice set up! A few questions:
Your Anderson sway bar, is that also a distribution hitch and does it squeak? We are looking for one that doesnít need to be taken off when backing up. We have a 19 ft tt
Also on your sewer holder, does that also hold your 90 degree head?
I am a newbie with this stuff.
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Nice set up! A few questions:
Your Anderson sway bar, is that also a distribution hitch and does it squeak? We are looking for one that doesnít need to be taken off when backing up. We have a 19 ft tt
Also on your sewer holder, does that also hold your 90 degree head?
I am a newbie with this stuff.
The Andersen is a WD and anti-sway. After the first couple months is started making noise, Andersen sent me a new insert made from an updated material for free and it hasnít made any noise since.

Yes, the 90 degree elbow on our sewer hose fits inside the tube.
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Old 03-05-2018, 10:25 AM   #263
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The Andersen is a WD and anti-sway. After the first couple months is started making noise, Andersen sent me a new insert made from an updated material for free and it hasnít made any noise since.

Yes, the 90 degree elbow on our sewer hose fits inside the tube.
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The Andersen is a WD and anti-sway. After the first couple months is started making noise, Andersen sent me a new insert made from an updated material for free and it hasnít made any noise since.

Yes, the 90 degree elbow on our sewer hose fits inside the tube.
As I recall there was a batch of friction cones that ended up with some metal flakes in them that caused some noise. Ours had this issue and actually froze up at the end of one of our longer trips. Andersen support is terrific - I emailed them when we got home and they overnighted me a replacement friction cone. As a result of that issue I now carry a snap ring plier set so that I can replace the friction cone on the road if needed.
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There are 5 different options, size wise, for the fresh water drain valve you linked. Just want to be sure it's the one listed as "1/4-Inch compression X 1/8-Inch mip"

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Old 03-11-2018, 05:31 PM   #266
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There are 5 different options, size wise, for the fresh water drain valve you linked. Just want to be sure it's the one listed as "1/4-Inch compression X 1/8-Inch mip"

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Yes correct. The bulkhead fitting is 1/8Ē FIPT
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Old 03-26-2018, 02:57 PM   #267
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Well....new season, new grill (or make that griddle).

We started out with the factory bumper mounted grill last year, never used it once. Went straight to my trustee Coleman Triton camp stove. Still love this little stove, but by the time you throw in the Lodge griddle it becomes fairly heavy with not a lot of surface area.

About mid-season we decided to upgrade to a Coleman Road Trip grill, which I converted to run off of the factory low-pressure propane QC coupler. After using it for the summer I've decided that it's a nice grill, just simply too big and heavy to be hauling around in the back of my truck.

So this year I believe I may have found the perfect solution - a Blackstone griddle. One point for actually fitting inside the TT storage compartment, another point for storing fairly compact and not having to lug around the Lodge griddle. I haven't had a chance to cook on it, but have fired it up a few times and feeling very optimistic. I'm leaving it high-pressure and using our 12' propane hose directly off of the 20lb bottle with my splitter from a few pages back in this thread. I especially integral grease cup.

To season the griddle I purchased cast iron seasoning oil (pure Coconut oil) and took it through four heat & cool cycles in our home outdoor gas grill.

The picture is a little deceiving, there's actually a lot of cooking surface on this little griddle. I was surprised at the amount of cooking space, there's no way we would need a 2-burner model. The griddle top flips over and sits on the base for storage, so it's pretty compact for storage.

So here's this season's victim -

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Old 03-26-2018, 03:02 PM   #268
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I just watched a YouTube video on this yeaterday. Then I came across the same model sitting on the shelf at Walmart for about the same price that your Amazon link showed it for, which was about $74. It looks like a nice grille.

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Old 03-26-2018, 04:34 PM   #269
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I'm gonna predict, you'll love it! I sure like mine. Only issue I've had is when grilling brats I have to split them so they cook thoroughly.
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Great build! These upgrades are awesome! Sub'd!!!
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Old 04-20-2018, 04:55 PM   #271
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After reading on this forum about people having road debris flying up and breaking their fresh water tank drain valve I decided to be proactive and replace the cheap plastic factory valve with a full-port angle ball valve and new aluminum bulkhead fitting.

The entire project took about 5 minutes, literally plug and play. The new bulkhead has the exact same mounting flange and screw holes and the back has a barbed fitting for the factory hose and clamp.

After finishing up I brought the factory valve up to my shop to save for later, after laying it on my work bench I realized that it had already been broken without our knowledge.......good mod.

The guy that makes the bulkheads is really great to work with and the part he makes is very high quality. It has 1/8" NPT threads for a valve. The valve I found is a 1/4 turn valve and it operates very smooth.

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This makes allot of sense. I'll definatley be doing this in the near future.
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Just sold my Honda EU2000i and picked up a new EU2200i. Also ordered a Micro-Air EasyStart 364 kit this morning.

Looking forward to being able to run our A/C off this new generator when need be .

I'll update with detailed installation of the EasyStart as soon as it arrives.
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Old 04-27-2018, 08:41 AM   #273
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That thing has great reviews and if it works as good as they say, it will be a ground-breaking product.
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That thing has great reviews and if it works as good as they say, it will be a ground-breaking product.
The EU2200i or the EasyStart?

I can say that the 2200 is basically the exact same size as the 2000. The 2200 oil filler is much larger and the drip funnel is extended out farther, I was able to fill the oil without a funnel. While running them side by side, the 2200 was slightly quieter to my ears in both normal and eco modes. The 2200 has an additional setting in the on/off switch that allows you to run the carb out of fuel, I had added that option to my 2000. There's not a lot of huge differences from looking at them, but I do like the extra power output in the same size box since we will be only running a single generator.

With the EasyStart I'm hoping it will be able to power our 13.5 MBH A/C unit and the interior LED lights at the same time.
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With the EasyStart I'm hoping it will be able to power our 13.5 MBH A/C unit and the interior LED lights at the same time.
I cannot imagine that it wouldn't. Heck they say it can start a 16k AC with the 2000i and LEDs take like no power at all. I know starting and running are two separate things but you'd think there would be enough for that little bit of extra power needed. Good luck. Sounds like a cool project.
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There's not a lot to write about the Micro-Air EasyStart installation, it was pretty straight forward.

The only splice required is for the run winding on the compressor, which in hindsight I could have used a male spade connector on the EasyStart lead and plugged the factory wire to it, instead of using a barrel crimp connector. That would have made uninstalling it a little easier if need be. Watch the screw length for fastening the EasyStart to the A/C base, ours has about 1" of clearance between the bottom of the A/C unit and the roof. The hardest part of the entire install was drilling the new hole in the control box sheet metal for the wire grommet. I removed the nut that held the entire control box to the base so I could tilt it up and get a decent drill bit angle on it. I started with a small bit and worked my way up to the final 5/8" bit. This is where a set bit would shine......

I performed the 5 shore power starts so the EasyStart could learn our particular compressor, per the instructions.

With all of the overhead lights turned on and the A/C unit set to high cool the highest amp draw I observed was 12 amps. With both A/C fans on and the overhead lights on our TT was pulling 4 amps, when the compressor started it would jump to 12 amps, then after a few seconds it would level out and stay right at 11 amps. Since our generator has a max capacity of 18 amps and a running capacity of 15 amps I'd say we're good to go. I'll have to try the generator out next weekend to see what we can get away with.









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That's great!. What I want to know is, How do you use the Mountain Dew?
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Very impressive!
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Old 05-11-2018, 09:14 AM   #279
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Our newest camp grill just arrived .

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Looks interesting. What types of things do you cook with it?
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