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Old 04-27-2017, 08:15 AM   #1101
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I cut some 1/8" steel to match the size of the mounts on the sewer hose tube.
Drilled those pieces so the tube would bolt up to them and also drilled them so I could bolt them through the bumper.

If you look at the picture you can see my steel brackets sandwiched between the sewer hose tube and the bumper.
Used stainless hardware and painted my steel adapters to match the bumper.

It's tough to work behind the bumper but not impossible.
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Old 04-27-2017, 12:48 PM   #1102
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I cut some 1/8" steel to match the size of the mounts on the sewer hose tube.
Drilled those pieces so the tube would bolt up to them and also drilled them so I could bolt them through the bumper.

If you look at the picture you can see my steel brackets sandwiched between the sewer hose tube and the bumper.
Used stainless hardware and painted my steel adapters to match the bumper.

It's tough to work behind the bumper but not impossible.
Ok got it. Thanks for the details on how you made it work.
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Old 04-27-2017, 07:47 PM   #1103
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The doghouse is a Thor product; part of the whole nose of the RV. Thus the idiots that put it on were Thor employees. I also had a bear of a time getting it off. Ours was sealed on with foam tape that I had to carefully pry around to break the seal. You describe it pretty well: feels like it's glued on.
Ford had to take mine off to get at the Emissions PRV valve that was reading bad, all screws were cross threaded. They were nice enough to put nice new metric threaded bolts on for me so now I know I can proceed with your insulation idea.
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Old 05-04-2017, 12:56 AM   #1104
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Inexpensive Mod we love

Screen door bar - love it...make closing door alot easier.

https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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Old 05-04-2017, 01:00 AM   #1105
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Screen door bar - love it...make closing door alot easier.

https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
We installed that last year....a good addition...also...someone, last summer, made the suggestion of putting a strip of bright tape on the door handle and the screen handle to make them easier to find.
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Old 05-12-2017, 12:52 PM   #1106
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I have four long screws on my Vegas that have to be taken out while someone holds the TV. The TV does not swing out or unhook.
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Old 05-29-2017, 02:40 PM   #1107
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This is better pics of shower change.
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Old 05-29-2017, 03:52 PM   #1108
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24.1 night stands!

IKEA metal file baskets make nice night stands in the Vegas 24.1
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Old 05-29-2017, 05:07 PM   #1109
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I like the night stand idea.
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Old 05-29-2017, 11:04 PM   #1110
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Screen door bar - love it...make closing door alot easier.

https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
Thanks for the great suggestion. This was a great, easy, inexpensive mod that I'm sure will make the screen door last longer and facilitate easy of opening & closing.
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Old 05-30-2017, 03:18 AM   #1111
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That grab bar is certainly the most used accessory added to the RV! Agree with "worth every penny"...
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Old 06-05-2017, 05:44 PM   #1112
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Has anyone removed the overhead bunk mattress (like in the Vegas/Axis 24.1), to use the space for soft storage (i.e. linens, clothing, etc)?
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Old 06-05-2017, 06:10 PM   #1113
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We have removed the over head bunk mattress and store both removable tables and poles up there. Works well, we wrap them in a few towels. We also store other things up there also as needed. We don't have a need for that area as a bunk.
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Old 06-05-2017, 06:47 PM   #1114
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Good to know, TheSkipper. Same with us - it is far more useful as storage.
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Old 06-05-2017, 08:26 PM   #1115
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One thing to remember is that if you use the bunk for storage, you must put the bunk all the way down and then all the way up each time you use it. If you lower it partially, you risk getting the two motors out of sync and jamming the system and even damaging the mechanism.
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Old 06-05-2017, 08:40 PM   #1116
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We keep the deflated mattress, blankets and sheets up there, ready for company that stays over, which is seldom.
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Old 06-05-2017, 09:19 PM   #1117
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One thing to remember is that if you use the bunk for storage, you must put the bunk all the way down and then all the way up each time you use it. If you lower it partially, you risk getting the two motors out of sync and jamming the system and even damaging the mechanism.
I saw that mentioned in other posts. LOVE this forum!
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Old 06-05-2017, 09:53 PM   #1118
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One thing to remember is that if you use the bunk for storage, you must put the bunk all the way down and then all the way up each time you use it. If you lower it partially, you risk getting the two motors out of sync and jamming the system and even damaging the mechanism.
FWIW... and not a recommendation to anybody ... but... Our front bed mechanism has never seen bottom position and only gets to sync motors on the upper position. We've traveled a few times with the bed partially down and use it for storage ... no special pin modifications etc... yes, I know, NOT a good practice and I don't do that when traveling dirt roads but I figure worse case I deal with the issue if or when it happens as we simply don't need a bed there.
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Old 06-05-2017, 09:56 PM   #1119
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Has anyone removed the overhead bunk mattress (like in the Vegas/Axis 24.1), to use the space for soft storage (i.e. linens, clothing, etc)?
Without removing mattress we keep the tables stored there. Mattress compresses fine. The table storage in the closet is worthless and makes the closet unusable even if the stupid clips would hold (which the don't).
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Old 06-05-2017, 11:18 PM   #1120
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One thing to remember is that if you use the bunk for storage, you must put the bunk all the way down and then all the way up each time you use it. If you lower it partially, you risk getting the two motors out of sync and jamming the system and even damaging the mechanism.


Love this forum!! We are on first voyage with our 24.1. Have lowered the bunk a tad for some storage and now you have saved us!
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