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Old 05-15-2017, 11:07 AM   #155
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Turned tonge jack 90degrees to allow my tailgate to open while hooked to the trailer.
This brilliantly simple idea made this whole thread worth it! Took me longer to find the Allen wrenches than to make the change. My tailgate now clears the jack by a whopping 1/16"! This will make it so much easier not to go through gymnastics to retrieve things from the truck while hitched up. Thanks for the idea.
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Old 05-15-2017, 11:47 AM   #156
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Old 05-15-2017, 12:19 PM   #157
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Thanks! Pretty much the only sense I've got left!

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Old 05-15-2017, 01:39 PM   #160
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Old 05-15-2017, 08:19 PM   #161
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GMFL -

When you replaced the toilet, did you have to modify the water line at all? It looks like the old toilet water connection is on the left side (when looking at the toilet from the front) and the new toilet water connection is on the right side. Did you have to cut the water line to shorten it?
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Old 05-15-2017, 08:35 PM   #162
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GMFL -

When you replaced the toilet, did you have to modify the water line at all? It looks like the old toilet water connection is on the left side (when looking at the toilet from the front) and the new toilet water connection is on the right side. Did you have to cut the water line to shorten it?
I did swap the water line to a stainless braided line with a pex to 3/8" shark bite cut off valve.
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Old 05-15-2017, 09:59 PM   #163
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Arriving this week will be my new dometic 320 low profile elongated toilet. I will be replacing the stock thetford " base model" toilet. Two MAJOR improvements will be......
#1. 360 degree flush design. " better bowl cleaning with just 1 pint of water
# 2. Elongated bowel. " if you have to ask why, you do not need one."

Based on my measurements and the schematics it should fit fine and not take up an appreciable amount of space

HUGE IMPROVEMENT!

I will post a detailed install here once done
Top it off (no pun intended) with a quiet soft close seat.
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Old 05-15-2017, 10:25 PM   #164
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Going back to an earlier post about the two light bulbs in the rats nest under the dinette. They load up the brake and tail light circuits for some older tow vehicles that can not "see" the LED lights due to low current draw.

We have tweaked our 2015 23D International Serenity

Modifications & Repairs to 2015 23D International Serenity

The 2015 23D International Serenity came with no "AIRSTREAM" name on the back of the trailer, plastic protective film still attached to interior aluminum panel, defective installation of toilet and shower, bathroom door stops installed on wrong side of door, one eye brow shade had broken strings. Replacement required both since " folds were now 1" folds.. One wheel bearing set scored when checked with less then 2,000 miles due to lack of grease. Other three were marginal on grease so all were repacked during the modifications. Replaced countless rusted screws from salt air. Repairs to shower, toilet area and pantry drawer. Replaced defective cabinet door hinge. Put a metal trim piece on bath sink vanity top to keep from being cut by the formica.

Installed 15" SenDel T03-56545T wheels and Michelin LTX (P) 235/75R15 XL tires with Centramatic wheel balancers #200-221, Dill 1506-453 TPMS,
Installed Tekonsha Prodigy RF brake control head on front of now empty battery box.
Installed auto adjusting drum brake upgrade and four sets of Timken bearings (#4 and #17 bearing sets and #441151 seals) built a larger spare tire carrier
McGard 24138 Chrome Cone Seat Wheel Locks and McGard 64010 Chrome Bulge Cone Seat Style Lug Nuts

Maxim skylight with white frosted lens installed
Two MaxxFan 00-7000K fans installed
Truma "AquaGo comfort" instant on water heater installed with custom external door hatch
Installed 10" Rocky Mountain mattress with their fitted sheets
Installed all available Airstream stainless steel parts
Flooring replacement with Marmoleum Vivace (hole worn by dinette table leg in stock flooring in 2000 miles)
Brass wear plate installed under dinette table leg
WiFi Ranger, XM/Sirius and Verizon MiFi antennas installed
Voyager wireless rear camera installed with lighted power switch
Winegard Rayzar autotune TV antenna replaced crank-up TV antenna
Installed Rigid Industries LED reverse lights
Rewired all electrical outlets to Hubbell 20 amp GFI
500 watt solar system with Magnum MSH-3012 inverter, Blue Sky 3024iL solar controller and 300 amp-hour lithium battery, Magnum ME-ARC control, Blue Sky IPN Pro remote control
All original storage intact under sofa and street side dinette seat as well as bed slide out
New main 30 amp circuit breaker panel and new six circuit sub-panel
Power outlets added to rear storage area, both hanging closets, in furnace air return space under dinette, rear of trailer
12Vdc cigarette outlets in hall and front under dinette
Special 12Vdc power outlet behind refrigerator for Viavir 450P portable air compressor
Special blocking plate w/3 fans to cool refrigerator
Added front outside power inlet with automatic transfer switch
Custom Hickory panels for ship's clock and solar controls, Converted to a Hickory dinette top and added a Hickory lift up side table by the sink, made Hickory spice rack like in Classic
Custom curtains made by a friend
Replaced all plastic cabinet catches with brass ball catches
Power on/off switch for subwoofer
Installed Dometic CU434 stove and Vitrifrigo DP150i refrigerator
Modified center support web under bed to make more accessible storage plus LED lighting for that space
Installed fold-up cup holders on both sides of the bed

Camping Ready 23D my scales 9 May 2016

Tongue………928
Front….1,280……1,246 - total front axle 2,526
Rear…..1,376……1,233 - total rear axle 2,609
Total Axles………5,135
Total Trailer….6,063

Tow vehicle is a 2007 Mercedes ML320 CDI built in October of 2006 and has a 3.0L V6 turbocharged diesel with 221 HP and 398 ft pounds of torque between 1,400 and 2,200 rpm. It has a seven speed transmission and is AWD.
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Old 05-16-2017, 02:45 AM   #165
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Wow Switz, you’ve been busy! I posted about the hidden lights a while back and didn’t get anybody else mentioning that they had a similar set-up, so I figured that it was a PO modification to an LED problem. I’ve removed the bulbs and taped over the fixtures but left them in place for now.
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Old 05-16-2017, 03:32 AM   #166
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There are some loads that are always connected to the battery, the tongue jack, LP sensor, breakaway switch, mostly safety functions and items that are needed while towing.
Which is why I feel it's important to install battery disconnects.

We had a two month period where our Airstream was in storage due to work schedules. We have no electric at our storage facility, and fortunately I had to go put some stuff in the trailer a couple of days prior to our trip and discovered we had dead batteries. A recharging of the batteries fixed the issue, but it was a hassle taking them out, bringing them home, recharging them, then reinstalling them. After that, I installed battery quick disconnects so while in storage no power goes to the batteries. I also installed a solar battery charging unit so while they sit there, they get trickle charged.
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Old 05-19-2017, 06:05 PM   #167
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Ordered Maxim skylight yesterday. Bronze, Clear, Clear layers. 22 3/4" x22 3/4"
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Old 05-21-2017, 07:44 PM   #168
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Wooden wall in shower

As you all may know the wall in our trailers that the shower door hooks to is made out of wood with a laminate over it. We have not had any problems with our to date BUT..... I worry about the potential for this area being a problem down the road.
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Has anyone had a problem with this area and water damage. And if so what did you do to prevent or repair.

I was thinking of some sort of coating to prevent water from getting to the wood...
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