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Old 03-30-2017, 07:12 PM   #1061
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I'm not sure if the sway bar may have something to do with the additional clearance although I don't see how, I don't have any expectations that the additional height is permanent.
I will have to see if I gain some clearance in the back of the coach after installing the rear sway bar, and I have my doubts about that. I'm not planning on adding rear Sumos at this point, as I believe the front was more critical due to the more forward weight loading of my Axis and I wanted to take care of the front end before I have it aligned next week.
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Old 03-30-2017, 09:53 PM   #1062
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Another couch bites the dust...

Just completed my replacement of the implement of torture that Thor calls a sleeper sofa with a RecPro ($799) dual recliner. The color is mahogany which blends very well with the side leather on the driver/passenger seats. Fit with about an 1.5 to spare on each side and reclines fully with no problem. I really like the firmness of these compared so some others I looked at which were too soft for my tastes. I was able to keep the table storage behind the seats, but had to move the table legs to be safe. Attaching them to the platform was the trickiest part. Had to get a flexible drill extension to attach metal straps to the chair frame and Axis platform. I was able to get some of the leatherette fabric from RecPro for $10/yard that I used to cover a baseboard I cut to trim out the bottom. Super comfy, excellent for snoozing, and really makes the living area so much more usable. Thanks Doc and all who have gone before me and were so helpful!
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Old 03-30-2017, 11:48 PM   #1063
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That definitely looks comfy, nice work...
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Old 03-31-2017, 02:28 AM   #1064
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I kept the Valterra Sewer Solution from my trade-in because I too liked it but was disappointed that the "Y" outlet did not protrude out enough to connect the Macerator. Did you have to use an extension? I purchased one but haven't tried it yet.
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Old 04-01-2017, 05:12 AM   #1065
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We also didn't like the couch - it takes up far too much room, and isn't really comfortable. I suppose it makes sense if you need the extra bed.

Our goal was to make a much more open living room. We added a half-dinette that doubles as a one-person couch, and a chair - both as a second office space, and to make the RV feel more open. When we're traveling, one of the dogs hangs out in the space.

So far, we're pretty happy with this.

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Old 04-01-2017, 11:36 AM   #1066
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To the both of you, great looking MODs!

Maybe some day Recliners will be an option straight from Thor (or at least a more comfortable couch).

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Old 04-02-2017, 06:17 PM   #1067
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Val,
Would you be so kind to explain the hardware you used to hang the spare? Part numbers, etc.? Thanks.
Hello
I did use- Dorman 924-527 Spare Tire Hoist Assembly $99,
and - 2003-2007 Ford F250 F350 F450 F550 Super Duty Spare Tire Tool Replacement Set Kit for Jack $35
I did cut to 48" long pieces unstrat to mount, add some beam clams , bolts.
Best regards

Some one note i did mount tire upside-down.
I don't think so , it mount same way on my truck.
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Old 04-02-2017, 08:28 PM   #1068
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Just completed my replacement of the implement of torture that Thor calls a sleeper sofa with a RecPro ($799) dual recliner. The color is mahogany which blends very well with the side leather on the driver/passenger seats. Fit with about an 1.5 to spare on each side and reclines fully with no problem. I really like the firmness of these compared so some others I looked at which were too soft for my tastes. I was able to keep the table storage behind the seats, but had to move the table legs to be safe. Attaching them to the platform was the trickiest part. Had to get a flexible drill extension to attach metal straps to the chair frame and Axis platform. I was able to get some of the leatherette fabric from RecPro for $10/yard that I used to cover a baseboard I cut to trim out the bottom. Super comfy, excellent for snoozing, and really makes the living area so much more usable. Thanks Doc and all who have gone before me and were so helpful!
Wow - that looks amazing!
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Old 04-03-2017, 01:38 AM   #1069
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I installed the new 7180 Hellwig rear anti sway bar today and was surprised at how quick and easy (less than 20 minutes) the removal of the original bar and installation of the new bar was. Getting a front end alignment on Tuesday so I think the coach should handle far better than the white knuckle drive we had coming home from the dealer.
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Old 04-03-2017, 02:13 AM   #1070
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I installed the new 7180 Hellwig rear anti sway bar today and was surprised at how quick and easy (less than 20 minutes) the removal of the original bar and installation of the new bar was. Getting a front end alignment on Tuesday so I think the coach should handle far better than the white knuckle drive we had coming home from the dealer.
Attached a pic that shows the difference in diameter between the old and new anti sway bars.
Thanks for this comparative pic.

The difference looks quite substantial.
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Old 04-03-2017, 02:23 AM   #1071
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A few mods I completed recently...

Special thanks to all the folks on the forum who helped me with my inverter project. Could not have done it without you guys
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Old 04-03-2017, 02:26 AM   #1072
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Here are the dedicated outlets...I will be installing one more in the rear of the coach. If I want to power the entire coach...shut down the converter...use 15 to 30 amp dog bone...bingo!

The wiring was not fun
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Old 04-03-2017, 02:31 AM   #1073
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Keeping things really cool..

Not sure how to change the orientation of these pictures.
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Old 04-03-2017, 02:36 AM   #1074
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DW really really wanted this mod...so I did it...because I like to tinker
Motion sensor LED light...

Again...the pic orientation is killing me...
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Old 04-03-2017, 03:25 AM   #1075
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A few mods I completed recently...

Special thanks to all the folks on the forum who helped me with my inverter project. Could not have done it without you guys
RVFIGS, What are you using for batteries?
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Old 04-03-2017, 12:27 PM   #1076
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DW really really wanted this mod...so I did it...because I like to tinker
Motion sensor LED light...

Again...the pic orientation is killing me...
Looking for one do you have the link where you purchased it
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Old 04-03-2017, 06:53 PM   #1077
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Running the Walmart Everstart Maxx. 105 amp hours each. $100.00 bucks a piece. 29DC.

They come with a 2 year warranty nationwide.
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Old 04-03-2017, 06:55 PM   #1078
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Old 04-03-2017, 09:14 PM   #1079
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Toilet Height

Hey there,

We have the Axis 25.2...and it has the toilet seat really high! So, hubs made a little platform that we keep in the bathroom. We've been looking for a shorter toilet to replace this and thus solve the problem with no luck. Anyone make any mods???

Thanks for all of your posts! we're noobies at this and the posts are GREAT!

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