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Old 11-27-2018, 02:07 AM   #741
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So let's say I keep it winterized and use my portable water jugs for my needs - here is the question: Can I use the RV toilet with RV antifreeze as a flushing agent? Either by pouring it in when I flush - or by leaving the water pump on and the bypass inserted into a massive jug of RV anti-freeze as well as the tank heater?
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Yes, just pour it in when you go to flush. Works fine (I've done it before). After flushing make sure you pour some in leaving a few inches in the bowl to keep the gasket wet and prevent any odors.

If you know its going to snow you might be better off leaving the slide in if you can (which you can't it looks like since that is your bed). You'll want to get that slide topper as clear as you can before retracting it.

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Old 11-27-2018, 02:11 AM   #742
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Yes, just pour it in when you go to flush. Works fine (I've done it before). After flushing make sure you pour some in leaving a few inches in the bowl to keep the gasket wet and prevent any odors.

If you know its going to snow you might be better off leaving the slide in if you can (which you can't it looks like since that is your bed). You'll want to get that slide topper as clear as you can before retracting it.
Yes, unfortunately the slide is the bed - must say I didn't think that one through entirely - oh well hindsight is 20/20 hahahahaha but yes, the rear ladder is perfectly placed for me to get up there with a snow brush in the mornings - I'm also thinking that a spray bottle with some regular automotive anti-freeze (windshield washer fluid) for spraying on after I've brushed the snow off to melt any lingering little ice drops that may have formed - as dry as humanly possible before retracting is what I've read Thanks so much for your reply that's super helpful re: toilet.
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Old 12-03-2018, 12:20 AM   #743
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It finally happened. One of the slats on the fold down bed broke. Anyone know where to get a replacement? Also how to replace one slat.
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I found 2 broken slats shortly after purchasing my 2017 Compass at Camping World. I called the parts dept and they told me that they were $35 each plus shipping. Well $96 later and a year later I broke another. This is my first post, sorry no pictures


Refused to go thru this cycle once more and I found this Queen size bed frame on ebay for $54 including shipping. I believe there are 28+6 slats in the kit. They will need approximately 1/4" trimmed off one end, but they are a perfect replacement! I tossed out the steel frame, but kept and used several of the plastic slat holders as I broke a few while prying them loose from the RV bed. https://www.ebay.com/itm/Wood-Slats-...72.m2749.l2649


The interesting detail that I found in the ebay kit was a band strap that piggy backed 2 of the ribs together to form a more firm support area in the shoulder and rib area. A total of 6 ribs can be doubled up. These will also need trimmed to fit. Very easy hack to add a bit more comfort a strength.
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Old 12-03-2018, 12:40 AM   #744
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For the doodie during winterized usage I use a small trash bag under the seat ring and fill it with about 4 cups of shavings. The Tractor Supply brand we use in our stalls works fine. Number 1 can sit in the shavings for several cycles of use.


Learned this trick from the extreme adventurist wife.
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Old 12-03-2018, 12:52 AM   #745
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For the doodie during winterized usage I use a small trash bag under the seat ring and fill it with about 4 cups of shavings. The Tractor Supply brand we use in our stalls works fine. Number 1 can sit in the shavings for several cycles of use.


Learned this trick from the extreme adventurist wife.


Awesome thanks so much!!!!
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Old 12-03-2018, 01:42 AM   #746
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Awesome thanks so much!!!!


Better is a 5 gallon bucket with a toilet seat on it (yes, they really do make them to snap on a bucket!). Put a heavy duty trash bag in it as a liner and buy a bag of cat litter. Use until you feel the need to empty it. Knot or tie the bag in place, carry the whole bucket to a dumpster and just dump it. No muss, no fuss.
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Old 12-03-2018, 01:51 AM   #747
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Better is a 5 gallon bucket with a toilet seat on it (yes, they really do make them to snap on a bucket!). Put a heavy duty trash bag in it as a liner and buy a bag of cat litter. Use until you feel the need to empty it. Knot or tie the bag in place, carry the whole bucket to a dumpster and just dump it. No muss, no fuss.


Iíve seen them - I think Iíll invest in one!
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Old 12-03-2018, 01:56 AM   #748
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Good trick to know. Sure beats a walk into the woods
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Old 12-03-2018, 02:30 AM   #749
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It finally happened. One of the slats on the fold down bed broke. Anyone know where to get a replacement? Also how to replace one slat.
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After no-luck with my dealer , THOR sent my replacement slats . Fortunately I was still within one year. Subsequent requests to THOR, for other defective items, are now denied ( just a few months passed the one year mark.
Short answer - see if you can buy them directly from THOR, if out of warranty
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Old 12-03-2018, 02:31 AM   #750
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They “pop” in easily
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Old 12-03-2018, 02:51 PM   #751
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Thanks BD!! I’ve been waiting for a reply from a fellow owner that had already fought this battle. I ordered the bed frame as soon as I saw your reply.
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Old 12-03-2018, 04:25 PM   #752
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Hugh, is there a manufacturer identified for the slats or did you go right to Thor? Is sounds like a spare slat or two would be in order. Did you actually have to buy the complete frame?
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Old 12-03-2018, 06:17 PM   #753
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I followed BDannerís post(#743) to the letter. Whenever I get the new parts Iíll follow up with some pictures on my ďownership so farĒ post.
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Old 12-04-2018, 12:39 AM   #754
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8th month

Hi All,
I'm now into my 8th month of ownership We've had 8 camping trips,
some of them dry camping and I'm glad to say that no
problems have happened, everything is functioning perfectly....except
you can include me in the "broken slat club"
We're not really planning any trips perhaps until springtime.

Meanwhile...
The Compass is still doing it's duty every Sunday morning as we
gather for some hot coffee, good tunes and some flying.
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Old 12-04-2018, 12:51 AM   #755
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Well - canít complain - shakedown cruise going amazing so far!! Click image for larger version

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Old 12-04-2018, 01:59 AM   #756
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Where is that?
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Old 12-04-2018, 02:22 AM   #757
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Where is that?


Porteau Cove Provincial Park....about 35 minutes North of Vancouver BC on the Sea to Sky Highway between Vancouver and Whistler!
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Old 12-04-2018, 02:30 AM   #758
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I have the 2018 THOR Siesta and installed the Equalizer Hydraulic leveling system.I looked at the HWH System and went with the Equalizer System. No no springs on the 4 hydraulic rams to deal with plus it came with blue tooth remote control for my cell phone. It costs about the same as the HWH System installed. I had a 2016 Winnebago ERA which was also built on the MB Chassis. MY Siesta is the same MB Chassis and I love the diesel power/fuel economy.
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Old 12-04-2018, 05:46 AM   #759
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Well - canít complain - shakedown cruise going amazing so far!! Attachment 14428Attachment 14429


Wow, beautiful camp site. Good to hear all is doing well. Enjoy the rest of the shake down
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Old 12-04-2018, 06:06 AM   #760
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Hi All,

I'm now into my 8th month of ownership We've had 8 camping trips,

some of them dry camping and I'm glad to say that no

problems have happened, everything is functioning perfectly....except

you can include me in the "broken slat club"

We're not really planning any trips perhaps until springtime.



Meanwhile...

The Compass is still doing it's duty every Sunday morning as we

gather for some hot coffee, good tunes and some flying.


Hi PupPup,
Good to hear of your trouble free rig. We have had ours for 20 months and aside from some slow repair sessions for cosmetics and a broken window by a landscaper we too have enjoyed a trouble free 14,000 miles.
Thatís the perfect rig for your Sunday morning hobby.
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