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Old 03-11-2015, 09:55 PM   #1
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38RSSA talk

This thread is about 38RSSA models. Let the discussion begin.
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Old 05-23-2015, 06:35 PM   #2
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June 8 mine goes to the factory for various issues under warranty. It will be a new experience for me.
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Old 06-05-2015, 10:42 PM   #3
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The Dbl Z...Outfitting, Upgrades, and Drama!...

We've been full time'n fer over 12 years in a HR Imperial 40' DBL slide DP. We spent the first year and a half get'n the coach ready for full time use!...I'm talk'n dealer and Monaco service center warranty for the most part!... But that's another story!...Anyway!...

This is our first 5th wheel. We picked the 38RSSA and had it delivered to our spot as we had nothing to pull it with....

It's still, A work in progress! So I thought I'd share our outfitting, upgrades, and Drama associated with it!

Installed prior to delivery were the
Maxxair covers, Winegard Trav'ler, and Direct TV.

We've been using the Sewer Solutions in the DP for most of those years without any problems!...And it's a clean set-up! Sewer Solution - Valterra SS01 - Drain & Flush Systems - Camping World

So that's what I'm using on the 5'er!...Note: The plumbing is different than the DP! (looks like 2 90* fittings, (maybe 3)) on the drain line. you can and will plug the tank if you don't make sure the black tank flush is running clean and free at the end. There is a technic that MUST be followed to use the solutions on DRV units!....And I'll be happy to explain it if there is any interest!...Moving on..

Wilson DT4g Cell booster...I mounted the booster antenna to the TV power antenna, (making it directional) and have 3 plus bars where I didn't have AT&T or Verizon in the past where we winter.



I think the only bed worst than the stock DRV bed is a sleep number!...then again! So out with that POS! And in with the...Tempur-pedic King

We outfitted the kitchen with electric must haves!
Dometic Ice maker
Keurig Vue Coffee maker
Electric Skillet
Slow Cooker
Oster Belgian waffle maker
Egg Cooker
Rice Cooker/steamer

FoodSaver http://www.foodsaver.com/vacuum-sealers/foodsaver-v3860-vacuum-sealer/T000-18003.html#start=9

And a T-fal OptiGrill T-fal OptiGrill
This thing is freak'n Awesome!!!

Going back outside and in the final stretch of this story, this pic shows a couple things!... First is the Storage containers! Airtight, watertight, and bugtight! These are just great storage containers for everything!



Gamma Storage containers Outback Collection of Gamma2 Air Tight Pet Food Containers

...And the portable R/O system. Back in 2004 we went to Quartzsite AZ to winter. We had a popular 3 filter filtration set-up that worked fine for where we'd been--OR/WA-- breaking in the DP. But hooking up to that AZ water was a real eye opener!....It barely took a week before we were R/O converts!... The water is so bad you dare not drink it, so mineralized, water spots are like instant concrete, and after a shower you itch and feel..well!...not clean!
The DP had a Full System Automatic R/O installed before I took my next shower!

So when our new 5'er was set and leveled, The first thing to do was set-up the R/O! What little water was in the tank was used to flush the toilet, and the only water hooked up to fill the tank happened the next day!

I did this one a little different than the DP... I added two pre-filters... before the R/O bank. But what I have here in the box is the system...Low pressure switch, High pressure pump, transformer & float switch, (not in the box yet! ), and filters.



Not installed in the tank yet, I had to feed a line through the vent hole to fill it!



The R/O waste line is plumbed into the drain pipe.



So now! wherever we go! All water is treated equal! It goes through these filter or it don't go at all!

And for the last component that makes this 5th wheel life possible!.... The Tow Rig! I've had three dually's in the past and our HD 2500 just wouldn't cut it! I almost went for the new RAM 3500 but all my past experiences said otherwise!
And after the first few minutes to the end of a 3 hour drive!.... I am So thankful!

Spending 1/2 the cost of that new RAM, and getting So Much More! ... I just can't put into words how safe, secure, and confident I felt towing our new home!

M 2 Freightliner



And here's the first pic of the pair!

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Old 07-01-2016, 09:32 PM   #4
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38rssa

Where is the Hydrolic pump fluid reservoir located?
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Old 07-01-2016, 10:47 PM   #5
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Where is the Hydrolic pump fluid reservoir located?
Drivers side front compartment under the overhang of the fifth wheel
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Old 07-01-2016, 11:08 PM   #6
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Drivers side front compartment under the overhang of the fifth wheel
Thank you. Right above my batteries.
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Old 07-02-2016, 04:44 AM   #7
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Sent you a private message. Asked you about the line you ran into the fresh water tank.
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Old 07-02-2016, 06:06 PM   #8
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38 rssa

How do you replace one of the living area slide lights that wants to blink? Do not want to force anything and break it.
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Old 07-02-2016, 11:52 PM   #9
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Where is the Hydrolic pump fluid reservoir located?
Sets next to your converter in basement area
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Old 07-03-2016, 10:46 AM   #10
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I use the Sewer solution on my 2015 MS41RSSB4 with no out of the ordinary hook up. What are you doing that is different.

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Old 07-03-2016, 12:21 PM   #11
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Sets next to your converter in basement area
Sorry thought you ment reservoir for hyd brakes
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Old 07-08-2016, 06:21 PM   #12
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Converted W/D area to Linen Clothes Closet

At this point we really do not need a Washer / Dryer is our 2016 38RSSA. So--- we converted the washer dryer area to a linen closet for all of our towels and baskets for dirty clothes. Worked out pretty good. Even left an access for the washer hookup. Just added a towel bar in the middle. Never enough room for towels.

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Old 07-09-2016, 07:22 PM   #13
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About your water filter, Are you able to have the pump on and draw water while filling the holding tank? Also, How are you intending to install the float in holding tank? Is that your plan?
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Old 08-04-2016, 01:18 AM   #14
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38 rssa height?

I tow our 38rssa with a Ford F-350 4x4 and the clearance height on the fifth wheel is 13'6" . That is high. It doesn't clear some of the overpass by much.
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Old 08-04-2016, 04:29 PM   #15
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I tow our 38rssa with a Ford F-350 4x4 and the clearance height on the fifth wheel is 13'6" . That is high. It doesn't clear some of the overpass by much.
Do you have the 2" risers? Have you actually measured your highest point to the ground. We added 3" risers and we are at 13'5".
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Old 08-04-2016, 04:51 PM   #16
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It was on my truck with 30 lbs in air bags. No risers on mine. However I may not have gotten an exact measure . Anyhow it is higher than the motor home I am use to driving.
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Old 08-04-2016, 04:53 PM   #17
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Our 41RSSB4 with 2" riser is 13.3

Juat measured at MorRyde

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Old 08-04-2016, 10:33 PM   #18
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Riser install on our 2016 38RSSA

When my 2017 F450 gets here I anticipate that since it sits higher then my 2008 F350 2wd -- that I will need to get the risers installed. Whether its 2" or 3" remains to be seen.

From those of you who who have had that done what can I expect to pay Mor Ryde for that job?

Advice and information would be appreciated.

Thanks

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Old 08-05-2016, 01:31 AM   #19
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Don,

We just had our Suites raised up 2" at MorRyde in Elkhart, we paid around $1600 for our job. You should call Mr. Rob Kolean at MorRyde 574-293-1581 ext 256.

He's easy to talk to and can get you scheduled in for service work, they're pretty busy so you may not get in for service till later this fall.

Work takes two days and they do a great job! They re-routed our brake lines to the inside of the frame rails, nice. You'll be able to stay in your unit while the work is being done. Over all our experience there was outstanding!

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Old 08-05-2016, 02:31 PM   #20
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When my 2017 F450 gets here I anticipate that since it sits higher then my 2008 F350 2wd -- that I will need to get the risers installed. Whether its 2" or 3" remains to be seen.

From those of you who who have had that done what can I expect to pay Mor Ryde for that job?

Advice and information would be appreciated.

Thanks

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I think the f-450 will only be about 1" higher over all.
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