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Old 05-18-2014, 07:11 PM   #85
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Having a Bunkhouse and had two Suburbans i can say also which rear axle gearing you have. On a 1/2 ton you need a 3.42 on the new transmission and 3.76 on your 2007. I had 3.76 and a 4.10 and there was a huge difference in towing power especially in headwinds or mountains.

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Old 05-18-2014, 09:54 PM   #86
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What Ikea Pluggis bins did you use?
pretty sure it was these
PLUGGIS Recycling bin - 271 oz - IKEA

I can double check next time we get the trailer out, but that's a month or so out.
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Old 05-19-2014, 03:49 PM   #87
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Ok, thanks!
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Old 05-19-2014, 04:37 PM   #88
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Anyone regularly us their bunk? Thoughts? DH called our dealer today on getting us a price on a new one.
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Old 05-19-2014, 07:14 PM   #89
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My 3 year old sleeps in the bunk as he prefers it...

My 16 month old still requires use of the pack n play deployed over dinette but soon will not and she will sleep in bottom bunk - can't wait! Tired of putting up and down the pack n play for naps and bedtime .
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Old 05-19-2014, 08:26 PM   #90
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We camped only once as a family for a week and got real tired of taking down and putting up beds for 3. The 30' bunkhouse if my 9yo, only 50lbs can sleep up there. We won't have to take down and put up any beds. 2 boys on bottom. Daughter up top.
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Old 05-19-2014, 08:31 PM   #91
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Wow - I can imagine! a 50 liber can easily sleep up there no prob - I am 150 lbs and 6 foot and can just fit and could sleep there in a pinch - or at least after a few beers

I would not be bothering at all with pack n play at this point if I took time to concoct some sort of barrier for my youngin from rolling out etc - but soon it will be a non issue

Most of the bunk owners bought the BH for easier sleeping arrangements - less hassle for that - works lovely for us so far - had a blast for our recent 1 week trip down to topsail in gulf coast - naps during mid-day - we put kids down - close off bedroom and we napped too - easy peezy
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Old 05-19-2014, 09:56 PM   #92
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I think the weight rating on the top bunk is 150lbs, and the kids will be able to use it for a looong time. My 7.5yo loves it up there, and my 11yo wouldn't mind it but lets her enthusiastic brother have first dibs.
A 12 day trip in a 27FB, with daily making and unmaking the dinette and the couch bed for 2 kids, was what convinced us to get a bunk model.
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Old 05-26-2014, 08:33 PM   #93
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I have a 2007 Suburban 1500 4WD, it suggests a towing max capacity of 8,000, I want to buy this 30 ft bunk, but I need to know that my Suburban would be able to tow. I do have the tow package, but is it going to be too much for the engine?? Help... Ryck
We have the 2007 k2500 suburban with the 4.10 axle. Tows great. Not sure I would want to downsize though...
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Old 09-03-2014, 01:15 PM   #94
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So my neighbors with the same bunkhouse model as us...had a bit of a toilet issue with that macerator toilet and they had to find a plunger from someone else and plunge and then all worked fine...i have not had any problems with this macerator toilet so far...except for early on with AS left the low point drain for the water going to the toilet open when they winterized (that was a real mystery to figure out where it was at)...

But anyway, I was wondering if any of you keep a small plunger with you, and if so, what plunger? Want it big/strong enough to do the job, but still as compact as possible...my neighbors advised we keep on handy to avoid what happened to them.

We discussed that the manual says to hold down the flush for solid 5 seconds...I have noticed from time to time that 5 aint quite enough...a bit of backwash comes back still and then another flushing is needed...in talking with iggywalker, we came to a more realistic consensus (for us) that 7-10 seconds is more realistic for #2 flush.

Also, wondering if anyone so far has had issues with the toilet...someone on this or another thread explained why they went to this design as opposed to keeping the more basic non-electric variety...but I wonder if one day it will be a failure and huge annoyance for us....time will tell I guess.

On the flip side, it does make dumping simple with the sewer solution...I just gravity drain the black tank often when at full hookups and do other things while it is draining...never clogged up yet even with a short 2 day use.

Also, I have a ring stain in the toilet...what is the best product for this cleaning? Thanks.

Sorry IggyWalker for airing out your s%$t
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Old 09-03-2014, 04:28 PM   #95
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We had an issue with the toilet earlier this summer - after working fine for two days on a trip then it decided to stop working - no flush - no water - the flap would not even open - had a bunch of urine in the toilet (fortunately). Called airstream, dometic, my dealer, and a boat dealer for help. Made zero progress. Two more days pass - nothin'. Cleaned it out manually (thankful to have gloves on hand). Took it to the dealer upon returning. Turns out it was a blown fuse! That was it - too bad there was no manual override - could have emptied the bowl at least - didn't have any extra fuses on hand anyway ( do now). Will always have fuses on hand from now on!


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Fuses under the fridge in that panel ?


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I keep a tester and extra fuses but not sure where that fuse is


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