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Old 02-01-2018, 07:55 PM   #71
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Yup. That's why we haven't upgraded to that other shower head yet. I'm sure we will upgrade in time but not just yet.
Just took our BC for first weekend trip to test things & more importantly learn things. We tried shower but very disappointed. We did not get 2+ gallons of hot water as I expected.... maybe 1-2 quarts. What are we doing wrong? We were in park with electric & water both hooked up. We were using heat so turned water temp to “boost” which we thought would prioritize hot water. Used only enough water to wet hair & suds up. During rinse water turned cold after a few seconds so rinse was done with cold water. Later tested by running hot water in sink which is hoe we guessed at about one plus quart of hot before turning cold. Do we need to take back to dealer which is six hours away or can someone tell us what we’re doing wrong?
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Old 02-01-2018, 11:07 PM   #72
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With shower cut-off switch on the factory handheld at 100% open I average 1.5 minutes of hot water. At 50% open I average 2.5 minutes of hot water.
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Old 02-01-2018, 11:19 PM   #73
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Hello. I just purchased a BC last week and have been studying this forum. While I have not yet used the water system, there is another thread that addresses your issue, and it appears to be a common one. It is unlikely your unit is defective, but more likely that you need to close your bypass valve (accessed under the driver side bench in the back of the unit). This forum addresses your issue (http://www.airforums.com/forums/f404...er-163299.html). Specifically, solutions show up around page 3, and post #54 has a diagram to show you what valves and what positions they should be in to get you hot water. Looks like it solved the problem for them and others. I'll be very mindful of this when I de-winterize my unit and head out soon.
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Old 02-02-2018, 08:09 AM   #74
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I had the same issue when I purchased my BC last year. There is a bypass valve on the driver’s side under the bench toward the back. You have to root around for it because of the insulation. Once I opened it, I got hot water.
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Old 02-06-2018, 05:55 PM   #75
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I did a quick video with some of the changes we made. Some covered here and some not.

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Old 02-06-2018, 10:21 PM   #76
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Thanks for posting your finds. Water tank diagram would be helpful too. The Bose speaker is listed as a part... I didn't get one mtc!
The '17 came with it, the '18, nope. I think the '17 came with that little awning over the side door too. My dealer said they would get me one when I bought it...but renegade on a simple $200 item after I signed.
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Old 02-09-2018, 08:54 AM   #77
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I did a quick video with some of the changes we made. Some covered here and some not.



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Thanks for the tips!
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Old 02-22-2018, 12:43 PM   #78
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Front Exterior Glass Protection

Hello Basecampers,

RocIngersol here with another modification/hack adding front exterior glass protection to prevent glass breakage from errant rocks/debris while under tow.

Please reference attached pictures.

The total cost was bout $85 for the 0.157" plastic waterproof panels (home depot) and UV extreme outdoor Velcro tape (amazon).

The first picture shows the unit with the Velcro, followed by the panels and finally with the panels installed.

Velcro is attached to all four sides of the panels.

There is an approximate 1/4" air gap between the panels and glass and does provide good protection for flying rocks - they bounce right off. Obviously, very large rocks/debris will cause damage.

The panels are for under towing conditions only and come off while camping (put in back of pickup) or inside unit when stored.

Just sharing information.

Best Regards,

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Old 03-13-2018, 12:40 AM   #79
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Added runners to drawer - works just like home! Made a new drawer with thicker bottom to accept screws and dividers for my specific implements. Wanted this since day one. 22" guides juuust work. You can juuust reach to screw them down in the back, beyond the recess where the original tray sat.


Thanks for this. I finally got around to doing this too, but I did it without making a new tray and the rear mounting holes on my 22” slides could not make it across the recess. But I got it to work: https://troyandgay.com/2018/03/10/ba...rawer-sliders/

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Old 03-15-2018, 09:40 AM   #80
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Ok, I have a low-tech Basecamp hack - a removable screen for the bathroom shower pull-through. I’m sure someone with better skills than I could improve upon it.

Problem: When the bathroom door is closed, running the ventilation fan in the bathroom is ineffective since there is no air flow (due to seal around door). Opening the shower pull-through creates ventilation, but also allows mosquitoes and other critters access to the bathroom.

Solution: I bought a 10x5-inch frame (business license size), removed the glass, cut a hole through the frame backing with a box cutter (difficult), 
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and inserted a double layer of mosquito netting into the frame. Velcro was used to hold the frame in place in the pull-through space.

The main downside to this is the frame is not water-proof. I may paint it with some Thompson’s water seal later. The frame was about $12, plus a few bucks for Velcro and mosquito net. 
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Old 03-21-2018, 08:17 PM   #81
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Thought I would start a new thread to share helpful add ons, tips, can't live withouts that all you creative people have come up with!
After reading Lmnhead's post, I was inspired to try to screen in the trap door for our Basecamp. I discovered that Home Depot sells screen kits and screen. I created a custom, removable screen for the trap door. I've posted some pictures here.Click image for larger version

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Old 03-21-2018, 08:52 PM   #82
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updates to our entrance area
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Old 03-21-2018, 10:12 PM   #83
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After reading Lmnhead's post, I was inspired to try to screen in the trap door for our Basecamp. I discovered that Home Depot sells screen kits and screen. I created a custom, removable screen for the trap door. I've posted some pictures here.Attachment 306840Attachment 306841Attachment 306842

How did you make the screen frame?
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Old 03-22-2018, 05:37 AM   #84
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The screen frame came in a kit from home depot and I cut it on my power miter saw worked like a champ
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