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Old 12-31-2014, 04:25 PM   #85
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We have one of these.. I put all our outdoor stuff laundry etc in it....No stinky in the coach 😁

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Old 07-26-2015, 01:45 AM   #86
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Pop up like the sportsmobile for additional bed ( I know, they can't but it would be nice. And lower profile.
Side couch that turns into bed
Kitchen in rear parallel to back doors
A less cabinetry option for more open space
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Old 07-26-2015, 06:16 AM   #87
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Would you mind describing (or posting a picture) of your 400W solar layout. I was set to add two 100 W GS 100 panels from AM Solar only to find the GS 100 are no longer available. So I am back to the drawing board. I was going to put the two new panels behind the AC and have them feed down through a combiner box also located rear of the AC. That new 8 gauge wire would meet the wires from the existing 50W panel at a new Blue Sky Energy 2512ix-HV. With the smaller GS 100's no longer available I am back to looking at other options. Thanks for your help on this issue - and for all your other contributions to the forum.
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Old 07-26-2015, 12:39 PM   #88
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What would you change on the Interstate?

A more comfortable jack knife bed.... It is too lumpy at the hinges and where it joins the chairs.

A hinged side door... It is really hard to close the slider when you are not strong.

Larger Bathroom and kitchen in the back.

A slide out.

Better window insulation or delete a window? (I had to add reflectix to keep it cool)
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Old 07-26-2015, 01:42 PM   #89
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A more comfortable jack knife bed.... It is too lumpy at the hinges and where it joins the chairs.
I just posted this on another thread, but I simply removed the upholstered boards on the sides of the side-facing seats; they are the lumpiest part of the bed. The bed is much more comfortable with the boards gone, and I have never even felt the metal jackknife hardware when the bed was made into a bed; the metal doesn't stick up half as far as the boards. I do have to be a bit more careful of the exposed metal while using the side-facing seats as seats, but that's a minor trade-off for a better night's sleep. And even then, a short piece of foam pipe insulation— or a piece of pool noodle slit lengthwise— covers the exposed metal well enough until I'm ready to turn the seats into a bed.
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Old 07-26-2015, 02:22 PM   #90
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What would you change on the Interstate?

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A more comfortable jack knife bed.... It is too lumpy at the hinges and where it joins the chairs.

A hinged side door... It is really hard to close the slider when you are not strong.

Larger Bathroom and kitchen in the back.

A slide out.

Better window insulation or delete a window? (I had to add reflectix to keep it cool)

Take a look at the LeisureVans Free Spirit SS or the Winnebago Era 70C, both have slides and large bathrooms.
But you'll lose the ability to camp discretely in town and other places with a slide.


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Old 07-26-2015, 02:42 PM   #91
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On my 06/07 AI the switches for the floor, overhead and porch lights are all at floor level. I would prefer they be mounted higher up on the side of the cabinet. I would also prefer the closet door be hinged on the opposite side so it would be more easily accessible when the bed is made up. I love my Interstate and, like my house, I do constant maintenance. As too build quality and eye for detail, Thor Industries should be ashamed of themselves for besmerching Wally's good name.
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Old 07-28-2015, 11:38 AM   #92
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Would you mind describing (or posting a picture) of your 400W solar layout. I was set to add two 100 W GS 100 panels from AM Solar only to find the GS 100 are no longer available. So I am back to the drawing board. I was going to put the two new panels behind the AC and have them feed down through a combiner box also located rear of the AC. That new 8 gauge wire would meet the wires from the existing 50W panel at a new Blue Sky Energy 2512ix-HV. With the smaller GS 100's no longer available I am back to looking at other options. Thanks for your help on this issue - and for all your other contributions to the forum.
I'm traveling at the moment so I don't have pictures handy. I have payed them before on this forum. My setup required two special mods. To get two panels in front of the AC unit I had to reverse the MaxAir fan. Easy to do but then you can't leave it open when driving. I used RhinoRack top carries attacked to the roof C channels that came on my Interstate to mount all panels about 4 inches above the roof. I did that to clear the bathroom vent fan and replaced one of the original tank vents with a lower profile version.
In the rear I relocated the TV antenna to the top of the AC cover. All four panels are combined in a junction box I got from AM Solar and the wire drop is through the cabinet at rear of the bath.
Those GS-100 panels are identical to the same size sold under the name Grape Solar. They were available from Home Depot. You might check with them to see if they are still available.
I'll post some photos when I get home next week.



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