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Old 02-03-2019, 09:34 PM   #3921
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has anyone with a 29m moved the TV in the front area...???
Well havent changed tv location but i changed the stock tv mounting bracket to a swivel bracket

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Old 02-03-2019, 10:58 PM   #3922
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Now the ugly
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Both rear leveling feet are bent. Not sure how I did that.
Good news is I did level the MH in manual mode. The bad news is it looks like this
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The passengers rear leveler is not touching the ground. Let the laughing begin.
If you think bent leveling feet are bad, try loosing one. I heard a tingling sound while we on the road and thought I hit a piece of steel. Nope, that was the leveling pad flinging off into the yonder. They are not expensive to replace. When the ground is questionable, I use plywood pads under the levelers. I screwed together two layers of 3/4 inch thick plywood, about one foot square, each piece of plywood is at 90 degrees to one another.

I don't worry about having one or more tires in the air when leveling the RV. The last time we used it, both front whees were a couple inches off the ground. At one time we had nine people inside. No problem, but we old people don't thrash around much.
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Old 02-03-2019, 11:06 PM   #3923
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If you think bent leveling feet are bad, try loosing one. I heard a tingling sound while we on the road and thought I hit a piece of steel. Nope, that was the leveling pad flinging off into the yonder. They are not expensive to replace. When the ground is questionable, I use plywood pads under the levelers. I screwed together two layers of 3/4 inch thick plywood, about one foot square, each piece of plywood is at 90 degrees to one another.



I don't worry about having one or more tires in the air when leveling the RV. The last time we used it, both front whees were a couple inches off the ground. At one time we had nine people inside. No problem, but we old people don't thrash around much.


Where did you get new feet? Are they hard to replace? Thanks
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Old 02-03-2019, 11:57 PM   #3924
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I ordered the pads from Lippert. You will have to supply them with information about your RV and leveling system.

The pad is held in place with a bolt. The reason the pad fell out is because the bolt loosened and fell out. When I replaced the pad, I applied blue colored thread locker to the threads on the bolt. As I recall, the only tool I needed was a 3/4 inch wrench or socket. Remember, "righty tighty/lefty loosey".
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Old 02-04-2019, 12:07 AM   #3925
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Old 02-04-2019, 02:15 AM   #3926
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Righty what haha
Jeff your snap pads should protect the jacks pads in the future.

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Old 02-04-2019, 02:21 AM   #3927
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Jeff your snap pads should protect the jacks pads in the future.

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I usually pick up knowledge just shortly after I need it. I will call tomorrow and see if I can get two new feet. Sounds like an easy fix.
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Old 02-04-2019, 05:02 AM   #3928
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I bent one of my pads while trying to put a couple of boards under it while leveling on soft ground. The softness of the ground was uneven and half the pad went into the ground and spit the board out. I got a replacement from Lippert. I measured the diameter of the old pad and gave them the part number of the hydraulic cylinder. The one I got had slightly different stamping, but the diameter and mounting hole size were right.

I have Snap Pads and have been quite happy with them. Install was simple - just a little soapy water on the pad interior and then lowering the leveler into the Snap Pad. Main challenge was making sure the Snap Pad was directly under the leveler pad. I lowered the levelers until they a little more than an inch off the ground and position the Snap Pad.
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Old 02-04-2019, 12:01 PM   #3929
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I bent one of my pads while trying to put a couple of boards under it while leveling on soft ground. The softness of the ground was uneven and half the pad went into the ground and spit the board out. I got a replacement from Lippert. I measured the diameter of the old pad and gave them the part number of the hydraulic cylinder. The one I got had slightly different stamping, but the diameter and mounting hole size were right.

I have Snap Pads and have been quite happy with them. Install was simple - just a little soapy water on the pad interior and then lowering the leveler into the Snap Pad. Main challenge was making sure the Snap Pad was directly under the leveler pad. I lowered the levelers until they a little more than an inch off the ground and position the Snap Pad.
I was able to get the front Snap Pads on. A little soap works. I think the same thing happened to me on the back My plan is to call Lippert today
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Old 02-05-2019, 12:53 AM   #3930
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Well havent changed tv location but i changed the stock tv mounting bracket to a swivel bracket

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T hanks, I just fabbed up a bracket to hang the tv from the cabinette over the dinette.... It has a pocket so the blind will go back in the stock spot..and bolts to the front and rear of the cabinette… we watch tv from the dinette in the mornings and when we eat inside... so only one gets to watch tv at the table...
now we can still see out side(camp side dinette) and watch tv..
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Old 02-05-2019, 02:42 AM   #3931
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...snip… we watch tv from the dinette in the mornings and when we eat inside... so only one gets to watch tv at the table...
now we can still see out side(camp side dinette) and watch tv..
That sounds great. Pictures please.
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Old 02-05-2019, 03:29 AM   #3932
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T hanks, I just fabbed up a bracket to hang the tv from the cabinette over the dinette.... It has a pocket so the blind will go back in the stock spot..and bolts to the front and rear of the cabinette… we watch tv from the dinette in the mornings and when we eat inside... so only one gets to watch tv at the table...
now we can still see out side(camp side dinette) and watch tv..
Hanging/mounting anything from a cabinet kind of scares me. Id be concerned with the added weight causing the cabinet to loosen from its mounting hardware.

With what I said it might be just fine to do this. TVs dont weigh a lots. I just wouldnt trust Thor and their mounting hardware to handle the weight.

Please post pics and I hope its strong and works well for you.


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Old 02-05-2019, 03:51 AM   #3933
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We have a TV in the bedroom that's hung from a cabinet. The cabinet is secure, but the mounting screws loosened and nearly fell out. The bedroom TV isn't something that anyone sees when bouncing down the road. I feel fortunate that was able to tighten the screws before it came crashing down. The F53 chassis is like riding in a constant earthquake.
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Old 02-05-2019, 10:13 AM   #3934
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Sure been enjoying our great weather this last week, -21 temp and -48 wind chill, and 8 inches of snow. The wind was blowing so hard I didn’t even bother to clear off the driveway, after getting hit in the face with the first blast I turned around and went back inside! It normally takes Myra 45 minutes to drive to work, Friday took 2 hours. I sure do miss Texas!!!
We miss you here in Texas too! Give our best to Myra!! Stay warm!!

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Old 02-05-2019, 10:19 AM   #3935
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Jeff does some mods....call 911 or the good, the bad and the ugly. It finally stopped raining so I wanted to get a few things done. Attachment 15504Attachment 15505
Got all my windows covered with heat deflector. Attachment 15506snap on. Attachment 15507
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Now the ugly
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Both rear leveling feet are bent. Not sure how I did that.
Good news is I did level the MH in manual mode. The bad news is it looks like this
Attachment 15509Attachment 15510
The passengers rear leveler is not touching the ground. Let the laughing begin.

Hang in there Jeff, you are doing fine!!!!

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Old 02-05-2019, 10:24 AM   #3936
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T hanks, I just fabbed up a bracket to hang the tv from the cabinette over the dinette.... It has a pocket so the blind will go back in the stock spot..and bolts to the front and rear of the cabinette… we watch tv from the dinette in the mornings and when we eat inside... so only one gets to watch tv at the table...
now we can still see out side(camp side dinette) and watch tv..
How about sharing some pictures of your Mod?

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How about sharing some pictures of your Mod?

heres the mount I fabbed up...3/16'' aluminum...mounts to wall and bottom of cabinette..and leaves a space for the blind to go up and down..I pulled the screwed in wall at the end of the cabinette out, then pulled up the cabinette bottom in side to get to the wiring...theres a ton of wires under there , and I didn't want to drill though one... also, I'll be routing the cables to the new tv spot direct to the tv...which will leave me with a inverted 120v plug on the wall
could hand some type of lighted pic there... or mood lighting of some sort....but that just ideas starting for down the road... might be a pic to cover everything..... who knows..
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Old 02-05-2019, 06:47 PM   #3939
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the three screws going into the wall will be carrying the weight, and also strengthen the bottom of the cabinet , I ran the top mount out to the outer edge to stop wiggling of the tv....there is no way the stock mount would hold up or be able watch tv going down the road... it wiggled way too much, and it was mounted crooked
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Old 02-06-2019, 12:04 AM   #3940
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Can someone point me to a mod for the cup holders. In my 31Z not one of them holds anything I put in them. Thanks
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