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Old 03-08-2016, 12:55 PM   #113
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What about stopping by a dealer?
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Old 03-08-2016, 08:56 PM   #114
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Seems like a major job.(Replace wall which back side is Shower) Plus don't want to be "Awaiting Parts" at a Dealer. Home base is 5 Hr. from JC. Have appt. can drive out on a Sunday ,do work Monday and be home Tuesday. Plus might have other issues by then.
It works for us.
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Old 03-09-2016, 01:40 PM   #115
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Also really like the Twin Bed Layout.
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Old 03-12-2016, 03:22 PM   #116
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Trailer comes with a Lot of pillows,which i was going to leave at home. However have been experimenting with U dinette comfort. I remove the side bench cushions and am using pillows . Removing cushions provides larger flat surface for lounging. So i might not leave pillows at home.
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Old 03-13-2016, 09:12 AM   #117
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Putting a better grade of foam inside the pillows would make them actually supportive. Ours just go flat when sat on or learned against.
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Old 03-17-2016, 10:37 AM   #118
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TV Reception Problem #2
Have found that when you turn "On" light's,we loose 1/2 the stations ? Turn "Off" get stations back. Will measure TV Amp supply voltage when i get home.I think the voltage drops,or bad Amp.Might need to change supply voltage source. Get Supply from Awning lights?
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Old 03-29-2016, 09:04 PM   #119
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I noticed the two 110 outlets under the U shaped lounge, both TVs and DVD player only have one wall mounted 110v outlet. And those outlets are blue stickered with the inverter label. There is no accompanying shore power 110v outlet, like other AS models. Is the 26U forcing you to only use inverter power for these locations in the trailer?

I take delivery of my 26U in two weeks and the dealer was unable to answer my question and surprised to see this setup.
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Refrigerator Fan

We are seriously considering upgrading our current 23FB to a 26U. We enjoy boondocking, but in our 2008 23FB the refrigerator fan runs constantly. Does the refrigerator fan in the new 26U run all the time, or does it even have a refrigerator fan?
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We are seriously considering upgrading our current 23FB to a 26U. We enjoy boondocking, but in our 2008 23FB the refrigerator fan runs constantly. Does the refrigerator fan in the new 26U run all the time, or does it even have a refrigerator fan?
I take delivery of my 26U in a couple of weeks and that's something I checked into. The 26U vents refrig heat up through a vent on the roof. Like a chimney effect this draws air over the refrig fins without a fan.

My 25FC RB Twin must be as your 23. Due to the location of the frig, more importantly what is above the fridge, if it prevents the hot air from venting straight to and out the roof, then it must exhaust the heat out the side. Thus the need for a fan.

Going to be nice not hearing that annoying whine.
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We are seriously considering upgrading our current 23FB to a 26U. We enjoy boondocking, but in our 2008 23FB the refrigerator fan runs constantly. Does the refrigerator fan in the new 26U run all the time, or does it even have a refrigerator fan?
We also own a 2008 23', and if we were to go larger I think it would be for the 26U. But I hope you are not spending $80K just to get a quieter refrigerator!

For about $100 we got a switch on the fan and installed quieter fans. Solved the problem.
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Hi Greg....we're sitting in our new 26U right now at the Alumina Rally in SC. Left Canada over 3 weeks ago.

A word of caution when you get your 26U.

After just 3 days of use, the shower head pulled away from the shower stall wall. My DW uses the shower head as a hand held unit and that just sped up the problem. Turns out the shower head bracket is just held on by 2 5/8" screws which simply are screwed through the 1/6" fiberglass shower stall wall. Same with the hose bracket. No wood backing or other means of anchoring the above.

So, went to Lowes and found a great Suction Showerhead Bracket. Aqua Source product #0663227. In the bath/taps section. Sticks to the fibreglass wall securely and is is to remove and reinstall.

Then bought a small pack of #8 x 1 1/4" Stainless Steel screws that went through the original hose bracket mount holes and were long enough to reach the wood of the outside wall with out going right through. Tightened down, that holder isn't going anywhere.

Lastly, mixed up some a/b epoxy and filled the two original holes at the shower head location. When I get home, I'll smooth off the epoxy and hopefully the Suction Shower Bracket will cover that location.

Hope this will save you and some others a bit of grief. For the amount I paid for this trailer in Canadian funds, can't believe AS is so careless and cheap with this install!
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We also own a 2008 23', and if we were to go larger I think it would be for the 26U. But I hope you are not spending $80K just to get a quieter refrigerator!

For about $100 we got a switch on the fan and installed quieter fans. Solved the problem.
No, we're not looking to replace our 23FB with a 26U just because of the refrigerator fan . We replaced the original, loud fan with a high powered computer fan - much quieter and it came with a blue backlight that shines out like a beacon after dark! We have always preferred our 23FB layout over the other AS floorplans, but really do like the new 26U and think we might like it over our current 23FB. We are still debating, though.
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We also own a 2008 23', and if we were to go larger I think it would be for the 26U. But I hope you are not spending $80K just to get a quieter refrigerator!

For about $100 we got a switch on the fan and installed quieter fans. Solved the problem.
I too have my kill switch on the fan. No I am not spending 80K for a quiet frig:-) starting June 7th I will be spending the next 2 years plus traveling and living in my AS. The 26 meets my very mobile yet long term storage and comfort needs.
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Old 03-31-2016, 07:26 AM   #126
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Hi Greg....we're sitting in our new 26U right now at the Alumina Rally in SC. Left Canada over 3 weeks ago.

A word of caution when you get your 26U.

After just 3 days of use, the shower head pulled away from the shower stall wall. My DW uses the shower head as a hand held unit and that just sped up the problem. Turns out the shower head bracket is just held on by 2 5/8" screws which simply are screwed through the 1/6" fiberglass shower stall wall. Same with the hose bracket. No wood backing or other means of anchoring the above.

So, went to Lowes and found a great Suction Showerhead Bracket. Aqua Source product #0663227. In the bath/taps section. Sticks to the fibreglass wall securely and is is to remove and reinstall.

Then bought a small pack of #8 x 1 1/4" Stainless Steel screws that went through the original hose bracket mount holes and were long enough to reach the wood of the outside wall with out going right through. Tightened down, that holder isn't going anywhere.

Lastly, mixed up some a/b epoxy and filled the two original holes at the shower head location. When I get home, I'll smooth off the epoxy and hopefully the Suction Shower Bracket will cover that location.

Hope this will save you and some others a bit of grief. For the amount I paid for this trailer in Canadian funds, can't believe AS is so careless and cheap with this install!
Great feedback and will do the same. Thank you. Also the shower hose AS always installs is stiff and not flexible. It too puts undo stress on the shower head bracket. Most aftermarket hoses a very flexible.
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