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Old 05-17-2018, 11:02 PM   #321
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Gen location not a problem on the 23TB, it has an exterior hatch and looks like good access to the gen. I feel for you guys having to lift the coach. This sounds dangerous.

This months camp trip#2 this weekend will be at Pocahontas State Park.
The forecast is rain,rain,rain!
A good time to do a "wet test" and see how comfortable being stuck inside.

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Old 05-18-2018, 01:23 PM   #322
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Trial run...

Took our new Compass on a trial run on Wednesday, and overall I was pleased with her performance. Was able to try out most of the systems, and everything performed well, with the exception of the refrigerator, which locked up with an error code of ďnĒ, and wonít refrigerate. The manual says the dealer needs to address the issue... Also the outside TV wouldnít turn on...

As I am going through and cleaning her up, Iím noticing more cosmetic issues...for example, the silicone caulking in the bathroom/shower area was very poorly done...bubbles and gaps, and imbedded dirt and sawdust. I know I need to recaulk it, but canít figure out how to get the old silicone caulk off...would appreciate any suggestions.

Multiple other small issues to address...you all know the drill...dealer is booked up weeks out, and Iíd rather be using the rig than having her sit on the dealerís lot, so will have to figure out how to fix as much as I can on my own...
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Old 05-18-2018, 01:54 PM   #323
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RDC54,

About the TV - check the GFCI in the bathroom to make sure it has not tripped. On my coach the exterior TV quit after a very hard rain. I started to diagnose where a GFCI would be for that TV since it is a "damp" location. Found the bath GFCI controls the exterior TV.

Also about calking - I had mentioned in an earlier post to run a bead of silicone along the rear bed frame everywhere it touches the floor. We had a leak caused by a bad slide out seal that pooled on the floor and soaked into the presswood frame. The entire frame had to be replaced because of the damage! Fortunately the leak was noticed the day of delivery so it was taken care of by the dealer.

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Old 05-18-2018, 01:56 PM   #324
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They sell a chalk removal tool at the big box stores. Make sure you get the plastic version. Works pretty well.
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Old 05-18-2018, 02:17 PM   #325
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Paul N, you were right about the GFCI in the bathroom controlling the outside TVÖ I reset it and the TV is working perfectly. Thanks so much! Now I can take that off my list!
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Old 05-18-2018, 02:48 PM   #326
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Glad to help. This is a great forum for info like this...
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Old 05-18-2018, 05:49 PM   #327
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Well here we go again. While waxing the RV last month I found an area that is fading out. Since we paid for the paint protection ($1700) I called Ecorvpro as instructed in our warranty. They referred me back to the dealer saying I would have to have an estimate for repairs. So I call the dealer (LA MESA RV) and talk with the service writer. She varified that warranty work on the paint treatment must go through them. Soonest DROP OFF date, they said I had to leave it, would be August 15th.

Now we all know that will be the last I see of our pride and joy for at least a month, probably two. It is hell to try to do business with someone that has a captive audiance.
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Old 05-20-2018, 06:22 PM   #328
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@ 7k miles mostly cabinet door screws keep coming loose & need to slam entry door to mh to get it to close,need to take it back to cw again
Just go to Home Depot and pick up a two part wood epoxy in a tube . Pinch off a small amount with equal parts harder and dough. Take the screw out pack the hole with putty LET It SET UPí replace the screw manually NOT with a power driver or screw gun. Tighten the screw felling for a solid bight. Repeat on the next screw ECT.
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Old 05-20-2018, 07:34 PM   #329
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Just go to Home Depot and pick up a two part wood epoxy in a tube . Pinch off a small amount with equal parts harder and dough. Take the screw out pack the hole with putty LET It SET UPí replace the screw manually NOT with a power driver or screw gun. Tighten the screw felling for a solid bight. Repeat on the next screw ECT.
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Old 05-22-2018, 12:07 AM   #330
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Compass 23tb 2nd trip

Pocahontas State Park Virginia
Well lets just say great! I won't bore you with how well everything worked on this trip. Most of our stay was in the rain, the awning worked overtime and the coach was cozy and dry. No leaks detected.
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Old 05-22-2018, 02:24 AM   #331
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Is it safe to use the awning in the rain? I might have been mistaken, but I thought I heard or read where the awning is made more for a sun blocker rather than a rain cover.
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Old 05-22-2018, 11:28 AM   #332
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Is it safe to use the awning in the rain? I might have been mistaken, but I thought I heard or read where the awning is made more for a sun blocker rather than a rain cover.
Make sure the awning is tilted to one side so that the rain has somewhere to run off (instead of pooling in the middle). As long as it doesn't get too windy you should be ok.
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Old 05-22-2018, 01:17 PM   #333
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Make sure the awning is tilted to one side so that the rain has somewhere to run off (instead of pooling in the middle). As long as it doesn't get too windy you should be ok.
OK - Stupid question time - How do you tilt the awning for run off?

On my previous coach's awning, I would simply raise one side somewhat higher than the other to allow for run off. Never gave it a thought that the "automatic" awning raises both sides equally.

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Old 05-22-2018, 01:24 PM   #334
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Pocahontas State Park Virginia
Well lets just say great! I won't bore you with how well everything worked on this trip. Most of our stay was in the rain, the awning worked overtime and the coach was cozy and dry. No leaks detected.
PupPup,

Any issues with the rear carrier? No problems while travelling?

I purchased a good folding carrier but have not used it yet. Planning on carrying two folding bikes, hammocks, camp chairs and grilling table.

Thanks for the photos!

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OK - Stupid question time - How do you tilt the awning for run off?

On my previous coach's awning, I would simply raise one side somewhat higher than the other to allow for run off. Never gave it a thought that the "automatic" awning raises both sides equally.

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Thor posted this video last year, hopefully your awning is covered:
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Old 05-22-2018, 03:34 PM   #336
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Thanks so much for the video. Just have to remember to add a 4mm Allen Wrench to the Compass' tool box.

Thanks again.

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Old 05-22-2018, 04:39 PM   #337
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Hi Dennis123, Camping and rainy days come all the time. That picnic table under the awning after a nights rain makes a dry place to enjoy the morning.

Hi Paul N, The carrier I use is from Thule, made for two 60 pound electric bikes.
I think it's rock solidness going down the road is due to the pin being bolted to the hitch instead of a regular hitch pin.
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Old 05-22-2018, 06:27 PM   #338
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Seat Cushion

I'm not sure where I saw it but their was a cushion for the passenger seat that lifted it about 3-4 inches. Has anyone seen this?
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Old 05-23-2018, 04:18 PM   #339
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I remember seeing them in a Sprinter model. I guess the Sprinter cab is lower ???

We looked at that model before making up our mind for the "shorter" 23TR and the Transit chassis.

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Old 05-23-2018, 07:28 PM   #340
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Unfortunately mine did not come with those boosters. Thor says not supplied with my model, despite it being on the Sprinter chassis, so I have dealer ordering a couple for me.
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