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Old 03-02-2016, 01:24 PM   #21
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What's a CPAP???
CPAP is a device that provides "Continuous Positive Aiirway Pressure" and is used to treat sleep apnea. Sleep apnea is a common disorder that causes pauses in breathing or shallow breaths while you sleep. As a result, not enough air reaches your lungs and you fail to fall, or stay asleep.
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Thanks..
Kinda sheltered here.. Never heard of one of those before..
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Yea cpap changed my life. They said I was leaving REM sleep 72 times an hour. My sleep isn't perfect, but it is much better now.

Ok 2 new trailer issues.

Looks like I need better stabalizing jacks. Even my 40lb dog walking around shakes stuff.

I have an odd puddle of water under one of my slideouts. I did run the ac for a few hours yesterday, but not recently. Any clue where it may be coming from? It's right in line with the AC, but it seems like a lot. No other condensation or any other water around.

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Old 03-02-2016, 07:04 PM   #24
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Looks like I need better stabilizing jacks. Even my 40lb dog walking around shakes stuff.
Here's what i put on mine. Sits like a rock...
If you have the auto leveler that's hydraulic like mine, they have a weld on tab for the feet, otherwise it just attaches to the frame as shown.

JT's Strong Arm Jack Stabilizers

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Water could be run off from top of slide. It can sit up there for quite a while after a rain or if the A/C runs to it. Just a thought.
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Yea cpap changed my life. They said I was leaving REM sleep 72 times an hour. My sleep isn't perfect, but it is much better now.

Ok 2 new trailer issues.

Looks like I need better stabalizing jacks. Even my 40lb dog walking around shakes stuff.

I have an odd puddle of water under one of my slideouts. I did run the ac for a few hours yesterday, but not recently. Any clue where it may be coming from? It's right in line with the AC, but it seems like a lot. No other condensation or any other water around.

The stabilizers you have are the best you will find without breaking the bank. I had those on my old Airstream and never had any shaking at all.

They work way better than the scissor jacks. Try using wood rather than the lego blocks, as a base and give the stabilizers an extra turn once you think you have enough weight on them. The plastic jobs are trying to support the weight, but usually just cut into the ground.
If your still having shaking try using more blocking so you don't have to extend them as far.
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Old 03-03-2016, 06:57 PM   #27
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Thx for the input. Trying some wood is a lot cheaper then new jacks.

Pretty sure that water was ac run off.
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Ok next question.

Just got done racing back to my tt to close the roof vents because it looks like it may rain.

In my list are vent covers. I am also looking at the good circulating fans. Question is, once you install the fans and the covers can you still close or crank down the opening?

My concern is that in Ohio, I may build up some snow up there. Hot air going out could melt the snow, icing it up or leaking down into my tt.
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Ok next question.

Just got done racing back to my tt to close the roof vents because it looks like it may rain.

In my list are vent covers. I am also looking at the good circulating fans. Question is, once you install the fans and the covers can you still close or crank down the opening?

My concern is that in Ohio, I may build up some snow up there. Hot air going out could melt the snow, icing it up or leaking down into my tt.
Yes.

Or get the MaxxAir Deluxe models which have the cover built into them.

My new unit came with Fantastic Vent fans, I am going to upgrade one to full automatic remote control, and put covers over both. The bathroom is getting it's own MaxxAir Deluxe.



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What's a CPAP???
A breathing machine, used at night
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Yes.

Or get the MaxxAir Deluxe models which have the cover built into them.

My new unit came with Fantastic Vent fans, I am going to upgrade one to full automatic remote control, and put covers over both. The bathroom is getting it's own MaxxAir Deluxe.



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Yea that Maxxaur deluxe looks like exactly what I want.

Opening up my next question. How do you normally run power to it if there is no fan there now?
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Most of the newer trailers have power running to them. At least thats been my experience on the last four. Rigd8.
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Yea that Maxxaur deluxe looks like exactly what I want.

Opening up my next question. How do you normally run power to it if there is no fan there now?
Tap off of a bathroom light fixture if there is one. Or in some cases whatever 12 volt wire I find in the ceiling. Sometimes you will luck up and there will be a capped wire in there for a fan. My new unit has a small fan already. On my Coleman it was going to either be the bathroom light or another wire that was running through the area.

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Well as I was closing up my first trip out, I found my first casualty. It had to have happened on the trip here, I must have missed it after I parked.

What I don't get is how it happened. I did not hit anything. No branches or anything close. No scrapes around the area. Could the wind have torn it off?

I am assuming that is my microwave vent. Hope I can find one fast, leaving on my cross country trip on Monday.
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Could have been cracked when it was installed, there seems to be a lack of understanding on how much torque is needed to secure stuff.

Half of the plastic stuff on my unit has cracks, the other half has already been replaced.
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If you can't find one don't worry you can still use it with it being cracked. Don't let that stop your weekend.
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Well as I was closing up my first trip out, I found my first casualty. It had to have happened on the trip here, I must have missed it after I parked.

What I don't get is how it happened. I did not hit anything. No branches or anything close. No scrapes around the area. Could the wind have torn it off?

I am assuming that is my microwave vent. Hope I can find one fast, leaving on my cross country trip on Monday.
That thing looks jacked up despite the broken cover. The bezel should be on all four sides with two twist turns to lock the door closed. Your photo shows those, and the bottom part missing. Must be something the blind installers overlooked, overlooked, get it
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Well along with that, I had two drawers in the bedroom have their rails come loose. One only had one screw and the other did not have any at all. I pulled out the drawers before I bought it, but not all the way.

Time to talk to camping world.
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That thing looks jacked up despite the broken cover. The bezel should be on all four sides with two twist turns to lock the door closed. Your photo shows those, and the bottom part missing. Must be something the blind installers overlooked, overlooked, get it
Nope that is the way the cheap ass new ones look. He is missing a chunk though. If your look very carefully at the corner you will see the closure clip, it is pretty small.

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Oh yeah, I see it now that you pointed it out. So that's the new flavor of vent?


Mine not only had caulking slathered all over the bezel but the brain trust decided the flap should be caulked also.
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