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Old 08-23-2015, 12:40 PM   #15
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I too had prolems with the shower head wand not extending or retracting. It has a heavy weight on the braided hose. The weight is clamped to the hose with a too-long bolt. The bolt and/or the weight will get hung up on any of the many things under the sink. I removed the access cover below the half-wardrobe and duct-taped a piece of indoor-outdoor carpet over all this miscellaneous stuff - to make a smooth surface for the weight to slide up/down over. Looked goofy as heck, but hidden by the access cover so nobody knows - till now.

Great tip - I need to do something similar.


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Old 08-24-2015, 07:33 AM   #16
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Old 08-24-2015, 03:04 PM   #17
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I would run the hose over the coach to check for leaks.. I had a leak around the fan vent the dealer said the sealer that airstream used just wiped away.. Wasn't fun having a rain shower in the coach so far from home.. When it was fixed for a second time I got up on a ladder and ran the hose over the whole roof to make sure there were no more leaks..
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Old 08-25-2015, 05:34 AM   #18
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One thing they never tell you is that the crank mechanism for raising and lowering the fan hood is made of cheap pot-metal and can be stripped out if you over-tighten it when cranking it down. Always look up when cranking the hood up or down, and as soon as it quits moving, stop cranking. The hood doesn't leak at all, open or closed, unless you're in a driving rainstorm where it's raining sideways, so it's not critical to crank it down tightly, just far enough that it doesn't rattle.

Another little thing on the Maxx Fan that we just learned after 5 years and on our second interstate is that after you crank it closed you PUSH UP on the little black handle to LOCK in down. Ours was never closing fully until we learned this.

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Old 08-25-2015, 10:24 PM   #19
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Off on our first AI adventure! We covered 400 miles scooting West on I10. This is a quick trip to S Calif and we won't have much time for exploring. But it will be a great way for us to learn all about the AI and what / how much we need to travel with. We are going to have to learn to travel lighter (tough for my better half!).

Only issue identified is the microwave door popping open every so often. Any hints on this?

Thanks for all of your help!

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Old 08-28-2015, 12:30 AM   #20
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Protag is right as usual

Having gotten our 2016 a month or so ago I can attest to there being a fairly steep learning curve. Ideal thing would be to camp next to dealer for about a week then take off. Checking to be sure everything is working right is, of course, a major mission. The macerator, for example, is easy to use and a DRAMATIC improve over

Maybe more importantly even, is learning the systems. I'm an engineer and am familiar with the forces at work, electrical...mechanical. The Kenwood unit is a serious situation as well. I've had the basics explained twice by very knowledgeable Kenwood dealer (not dealer as we had left on trip). I still have little confidence about using iPad for music played through Kenwood, and only a little better feeling about using Kenwood for hands-off iPhone.

All in all it's fun to figure out.

BTW, when you're home with unit is a great man cave, particularly if you have sat TV.

Good luck!
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Old 08-28-2015, 01:42 AM   #21
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Having gotten our 2016 a month or so ago I can attest to there being a fairly steep learning curve. Ideal thing would be to camp next to dealer for about a week then take off. Checking to be sure everything is working right is, of course, a major mission. The macerator, for example, is easy to use and a DRAMATIC improve over



Maybe more importantly even, is learning the systems. I'm an engineer and am familiar with the forces at work, electrical...mechanical. The Kenwood unit is a serious situation as well. I've had the basics explained twice by very knowledgeable Kenwood dealer (not dealer as we had left on trip). I still have little confidence about using iPad for music played through Kenwood, and only a little better feeling about using Kenwood for hands-off iPhone.



All in all it's fun to figure out.



BTW, when you're home with unit is a great man cave, particularly if you have sat TV.



Good luck!

The easiest way to use your iPhone is with Bluetooth. Once you have your phone paired it will automatically answer the phone through the Kenwood. To listen to music, choose Bluetooth on the radio menu and it will find your phone. Select your music source on the iPhone and music will begin playing. The instruction sheet that should be in your manuals packet will walk you through the setup steps. Mine works great with incoming calls being crystal clear.
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Old 08-28-2015, 07:11 AM   #22
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Amplifying jerhofer's comments: playing music through kenwood from my Samsung phone baffled me for a while until I figured out that, even when phone was bluetooth- paired with the system for phone calls, I had to do an additional pairing for bluetooth with the radio. Since then, it's a piece of cake.
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Old 08-29-2015, 10:52 PM   #23
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Grey Water tank...
Not sure if it's an indicator problem or not. The grey water tank seems to be filling up really fast.
This has happened each day on our current trip. Tonight I dumped the black & grey water tanks and both showed empty on the monitoring panel (ran the pump on the grey tank until the pump started cavitating and not putting much out). Since then, my wife took a very quick shower, washed two dishes and utensils and we both brushed our teeth. Now the monitoring panel shows 2/3 full! Last night we had to use the water in our fresh water tanks since the campground was having water pressure problem.
The fresh water tank was full and after using it last nite the monitoring panel showed 1/3 of fresh water used; however, the grey water tank was showing 2/3's Full.

Any help is appreciated!

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Old 08-29-2015, 11:18 PM   #24
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You might have a false reading... my black tank always reads 2 bars and my grey can swing wildly. I don't trust the panel levels at all...

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Grey Water tank...
Not sure if it's an indicator problem or not. The grey water tank seems to be filling up really fast.
This has happened each day on our current trip. Tonight I dumped the black & grey water tanks and both showed empty on the monitoring panel (ran the pump on the grey tank until the pump started cavitating and not putting much out). Since then, my wife took a very quick shower, washed two dishes and utensils and we both brushed our teeth. Now the monitoring panel shows 2/3 full! Last night we had to use the water in our fresh water tanks since the campground was having water pressure problem.
The fresh water tank was full and after using it last nite the monitoring panel showed 1/3 of fresh water used; however, the grey water tank was showing 2/3's Full.

Any help is appreciated!

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Old 08-29-2015, 11:36 PM   #25
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The sensors for the fresh water tank are glued on to the side and there have been reports that they come off. Not sure about the black and gray but could be the same arrangement.
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Old 08-29-2015, 11:50 PM   #26
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Mark,
We can talk on the phone if you want.
Do you have a twin or a lounge?
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Old 08-30-2015, 05:40 AM   #27
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The old fashioned sensors in my unit just do colors......green, yellow, orange, red. When I read of the problems with the newer sensors, I am glad.

I can visually check how much fresh water I have, by looking in the lower galley cabinet, which is the best indicator of how quickly I need to fill the tank. The sensor on the fresh water will be red when there is 1/3 tank of water left....so I just ignore the sensor and pay attention to the water level.

You should know in gallons how much your grey tank will hold, and go from there. Mine holds 10 gallons.

If you are not using a dishpan, this is a good way to keep from filling your grey tank quickly. Use just what water is needed, then dump it into the toilet or away from your site under a tree or bush, if that is permitted.

The dishwater is good for sloshing around and breaking up the contents of your black tank.


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