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Old 07-10-2014, 12:06 PM   #15
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When I fold my benches they will hold two thicknesses (bottom & side) of cushions, leave the mini wedge velcroed, just rotate it to clear.
I'm looking into getting another mini wedge made like the port side dinette seat back, for the starboard side, and leave the big wedge home.
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Old 07-10-2014, 12:11 PM   #16
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In order to kill sound from the bedroom speakers, it is the fader/balance screen on the sony radio, full front speakers kills the bedroom ones.
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Old 07-11-2014, 02:55 PM   #17
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The folding support bars under the lounge/dinette were delivered with a slight outward kick from vertical. The bars rested against the face plate board to get this angle. With my use, I have found the face plates are loose on their mounting. I suspect my sitting load (250#) is prying these face plates loose. From what I can see, the entire bottom face, where the bars are bolted, has to be removed to access the screws that hold the face plates on. Now I'm keeping them vertical, no prying load against them.
You are correct; I had to tear mine apart to get to the screws... as well as actually get at some of the screws in the rest of the frame so that they had something in which to bite. It was not that difficult to pry the upper or lower face to access and repair.
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Old 07-22-2014, 05:05 PM   #18
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Thumbs up for the 2015 EB with ducted air!
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Old 07-23-2014, 09:33 AM   #19
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One thing we have noted that was annoying was the surround sound playing on the speakers in the bedroom when a movie was playing on the blue ray in the living space. We have not figured out how to turn the bedroom speakers off while playing a movie in the living area.
In my 2012 25' I'm only getting stereo out the the blue ray, not surround sound. I think I was able to front/rear "fade" to turn down the bedroom speakers. My rig is in storage right now so I can't run out and verify my sketchy memory.
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Old 07-23-2014, 11:33 AM   #20
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To get the "surround sound" from blue ray, my radio has to be on also, in CD aux 2 mode. I tried this once, I had to crank up the radio fairly high to hear the "surround sound". I don't bother with it.
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I have not stopped yet to see if I can disable surround sound. But our movies are more audible with it on with the air conditioner. Another thing we did a while back is to pick up an adaptor for our iPad that's connects directly to the TV in the camper We play movies that we have downloaded on our iPad. Works greats. Picked it up at Best Buy.
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Old 07-24-2014, 11:10 AM   #22
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I haven't been able to play my pad/pod on the Samsung tv or blue ray USB ports, won't acknowledge their presence. If I load the same content on USB thumb drives it will play. I imagine a HDMI interface for pad/pod would work, if there was one. The Gopro works on HDMI and USB.
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I haven't been able to play my pad/pod on the Samsung tv or blue ray USB ports, won't acknowledge their presence. If I load the same content on USB thumb drives it will play. I imagine a HDMI interface for pad/pod would work, if there was one. The Gopro works on HDMI and USB.
Hmmm, no difficulty for us to pair Bluetooth to Samsung and play Pandora.
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Old 07-30-2014, 03:44 PM   #24
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Warning about hatch

I recently went to the mothership for a panel replacement.

Imagine my horror when I was sitting inside minding my own business and a gust of wind opened my LOCKED hatch. YIKES. I wonder if that thing was flapping open while I was driving down the interstate on the way there!

How did this happen? Well a quick examination showed that when locked the lock pins only went about 1/8 " into the holes drilled to receive them. Constant bouncing and flexing had apparently worn off the "pencil tip" at the end of each lock pin.

JC fixed the problem for nothing but labor - adjusting the pins or replacing them with longer ones - I'm not sure. At any rate the next day I went to N. E. Ohio to visit my sister. After checking into the local campground I decided to open the hatch and set up my rocking chairs. Son of a gun, I unlocked it, turned the handle 1/2 turn and it wouldn't move a millimeter farther. The lock pins were jammed in the door frame. I called and left a message at JC informing them that I'd be back on Monday if a generous application of a lubricating spray didn't free up the pins. It took 3 applications - plus I finally resorted to shoving the door INWARD as hard as I could, then the pins let loose. Proceeded home.

If you look at the lockpins from the inside when the door is locked you'll see that the door frame is aluminum and the pins are circular aluminum stock with a diameter of about 1/4"

I think friction will eventually cause the lock pin to be worn down until it snaps or that friction on the frame (about 3/16" aluminum stock) will cause the holes for the lock pins to go out of round and enlarge until the door no longer seals out moisture or wind and weather. IMHO there should probably be some kind of grommet to stop the metal to metal friction. I may just wrap the lock pins with some kind of vinyl tape to provide a temporary solution.

Check yours out and report back please.

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My locking rods are some form of steel (magnetic). The locking rods in lock position will extend 1/4" and 1/8" past the outside edge of the hatch as viewed open/overhead. Inside there is a 1/4" gap between the hatch and the jamb both sides. My guess JC installed longer rods, and bent them to get a tight seal closed. Maybe why you need to push in to twist the latch? I also can see daylight thru one bottom corner, no leak during monsoon parked, may leak moving. Tape would be cut from the jamb hole and create a ridge to slide over, & really have to push in to open.
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I slid the cabinet doors into my bluray player when the tray was out and jammed it. It wouldn't pull itself back in. Knowing how fragile these tray loaders are, I figured it was toast, so i jammed it back in. I pulled the player from the cabinet, and figured on a new one. 20 minutes later, I had to open it up to see inside. I had no delusions of repair, so I wasn't gentle with it. The tray would only open half way on its' own, getting jammed on the drive, basically out of time. I pushed this and pulled that, and got it back in time. It now opens, closes, and plays, reinstalled. The only change, it doesn't say close when retracting the tray, and I have to hold the close button a couple of seconds before it says load.
I still can't believe I fixed it, but, , ,
Don't slide the door into the open tray
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Old 08-02-2014, 01:33 PM   #27
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My locking rods are some form of steel (magnetic). The locking rods in lock position will extend 1/4" and 1/8" past the outside edge of the hatch as viewed open/overhead. Inside there is a 1/4" gap between the hatch and the jamb both sides. My guess JC installed longer rods, and bent them to get a tight seal closed. Maybe why you need to push in to twist the latch? I also can see daylight thru one bottom corner, no leak during monsoon parked, may leak moving. Tape would be cut from the jamb hole and create a ridge to slide over, & really have to push in to open.
I think I'm glad I have to push in - it does make for a better seal. I "assumed" that the rods were aluminum. I will check. The frame for the door into which the rods fit is definitely Aluminum and we all know what metal to metal friction can do. Ever seen how the hitch pin hole gets out of round? I'd like to protect the hole from wear, but don't want to make it bind even worse. I will look around for something nylon or plastic that I can affix to the frame after I've drilled a matching size hole through it (I have a couple of plastic cutting boards that are very slippery. Even the sink cover has that characteristic. Of course I'll need something between 1/8 and 1/16 inch thick. I put some slides on a foot locker and have a few spares. To the misc hardware drawer!!!)

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We had that same issue with our 2013. The inside panel covering the rear hatch IIRC is held in place by 8 self tapping pan head screws. Easy to take off and lube / inspect the operating / locking mechanicals. Ours would jam shut and be nearly impossible to open. We did just as you did but lubed the entire mechanism. It made a huge difference.
We share your concern about the elongated locking hole in the frame. Our plan is to get some thin stainless plate (~3/16) and make an adjustable locking plate to surface mount over the hole in the door jamb.
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