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Old 04-15-2018, 02:12 PM   #1
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Kodiak Cub Owners?

Hey fellow Cubs! I thought I’d start a thread for us Cub owners.

We recently received our 2018 Kodiak Cub 175BH. We are excited to use it now that the weather is getting better.
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Old 04-15-2018, 02:27 PM   #2
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One issue weíre dealing with on our brand new Cub 175BH is the trim popping off. The front interior wall has a big bubble in it as well where itís coming loose. Iím guessing due to our recent weather changes. Good thing for the warranty. Anyone else had trim issues on a brand new Cub?
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Old 04-21-2018, 03:33 AM   #3
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We should be picking up our new 175BH this week. I will keep an eye out for that trim issue. Anything else we should look out for when we do our walk through?

I am eagerly looking forward to our first shake down cruise in a few weeks!
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Old 04-21-2018, 05:29 AM   #4
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Congratulations. No, the trim has been the only issue. One thing worth getting added is a battery disconnect switch though. I wish the Cubs came with one. It makes disconnecting the battery much easier.
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Congratulations. No, the trim has been the only issue. One thing worth getting added is a battery disconnect switch though. I wish the Cubs came with one. It makes disconnecting the battery much easier.
I just unscrew the negative wire.
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Old 04-28-2018, 05:14 AM   #6
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Brought our new Kodiak Cub 175BH home yesterday. Jeep GC and hitch worked great.
Our interior trim looks good so far, no bubbling or pulling away from the wall.
Next up is a quick shakedown cruise next weekend!
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Looks good Corum999! Great to connect with other Cub Owners.
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Old 05-12-2018, 04:58 AM   #8
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Water heater bypass

Just got my 175bh. Does anyone know how to get to the water heater bypass? The water heater appears to be sealed up under the bed.
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Old 05-12-2018, 10:30 AM   #9
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Just got my 175bh. Does anyone know how to get to the water heater bypass? The water heater appears to be sealed up under the bed.
Welcome to the forums!

Take the mattress off the bed and remove the screws holding the plywood down? They don't always make it easy to find. BTW the screws will be a square drive Robertson screws bit #2 if memory serves me.

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At my dealership, they unscrewed the box panel to the right once you open the pass through door. I’m surprised they don’t put a cabinet door on there to access it easier. I might modify mine to make it easier to access. Hope this helps.
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Electric shut off

My battery is about dead every time I go out to check the camper(175bh). Is there an easy way to stop the battery drain?
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Disconnect the battery cables.
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put a solar charger on it to assist with the vampires.
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Not a bad idea to use a solar panel, but it will need a charge controller that is out of the weather or it will ruin the batteries. I may need to add a box for the batteries so I can do this.
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Not a bad idea to use a solar panel, but it will need a charge controller that is out of the weather or it will ruin the batteries. I may need to add a box for the batteries so I can do this.
I bought this:

https://www.ebay.com/i/371320368327?chn=ps

and one of these: battery problem solved. Works GREAT.
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While plugged into shore power, the solar charger goes to FLOAT charge. I hooked it up and placed the solar so if I wanted to add other panels, I could just re-arrange connectors on the roof (cut a tywrap).
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At my dealership, they unscrewed the box panel to the right once you open the pass through door. Iím surprised they donít put a cabinet door on there to access it easier. I might modify mine to make it easier to access. Hope this helps.
This is how the dealer accessed our bypass as well, via the driver side pass through. It took them a bit to figure it out. I think I will add a small door to that panel this summer.
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I had to take 4 screws out to access the back of the heater. Added hinges and a latch and now I can access it and check hoses for leaks with no extra work.
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Who actually travels with a full fresh water tank in their Kodiak? I've been leery to do it myself.
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I was expecting the interior 110 outlets to work when I plugged into the shore line. Not getting any power. Am I missing something?
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