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atom ant 09-10-2015 03:34 PM

What Did You Do To Your Redwood Today?
 
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Maybe a fun thread - its used on my Jeep Forum and one of the most popular. Nothing too small or too big - just a chance to post what you worked on!

Replaced my vent flapper (ordered a new one through Tiara RV). Was able to salvage the painted outside and sneak in there with a new flap. The new one happens to be black by the way, which is way too cool.

Ford truck guy 09-10-2015 03:36 PM

I sat in mine last night and drank some beers... does that count ?? :socool:

atom ant 09-10-2015 03:37 PM

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Tore apart the Dishwasher - it was falling back into the cabinet. The side brackets were installed wrong (they missed two of the tabs). Got a bit of a damaged door as a result, but up and running.

atom ant 09-10-2015 03:39 PM

Recaulked side moulding in two places where it was popping out and split the caulk. Used Geocel MHRV 2300 Clear (love that stuff).

Ford truck guy 09-10-2015 04:00 PM

man.... I am tired just reading the work you do,.,!!!

Rick and Mindy 09-10-2015 04:56 PM

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Originally Posted by atom ant (Post 54065)
Recaulked side moulding in two places where it was popping out and split the caulk. Used Geocel MHRV 2300 Clear (love that stuff).

Is that the same caulk you had to use to recaulk the "D" seals on the slides?

Piper Guy's Gal 09-10-2015 05:27 PM

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Originally Posted by Ford truck guy (Post 54063)
I sat in mine last night and drank some beers... does that count ?? :socool:


Absolutely!

atom ant 09-10-2015 05:33 PM

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Originally Posted by Rick and Mindy (Post 54078)
Is that the same caulk you had to use to recaulk the "D" seals on the slides?

Yes - that i the one. Seals still holding!

Piper Guy's Gal 09-10-2015 05:33 PM

I have to wonder if some of you actually relax. :popcorn:

Vaughan constantly putters around the RW, tweaking this, adjusting that. At least the Amazon shipments have calmed down a little. I'm not sure he has that much more he can do.

atom ant 09-10-2015 05:35 PM

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Originally Posted by Ford truck guy (Post 54063)
I sat in mine last night and drank some beers... does that count ?? :socool:

That's in integral part of RVing! :lol: It's the dessert for all the other!

atom ant 09-10-2015 05:39 PM

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Added wiring for rear hitch (I used a 9 pin + 4 pin combo, but only went with the 4 wire system - for now :))

Added a license plate light for my moniker, which is where I can now put my license plate when hauling bikes.

atom ant 09-10-2015 05:43 PM

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Finally fixed that TV bracket in the bedroom so the angle of the TV is more towards the pillow :)

RomanyLife 09-10-2015 06:26 PM

Todd has asked me to quit reading Brad's posts.

Jim & Mary 09-10-2015 06:27 PM

I would really love to do that, but was it a ***** to install the panel with that angle. I would think the top would fight you to death.

atom ant 09-10-2015 06:44 PM

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Originally Posted by Jim & Mary (Post 54100)
I would really love to do that, but was it a ***** to install the panel with that angle. I would think the top would fight you to death.

Jim, if you are talking about the TV - I had to pull one of the wedges (pictured 2) to get the TV back in. I didn't have the pic of using just the one. (they were the thick 5 gallon paint sticks by the way :)) IN the end, I probably wedged out 3/8"

Ford truck guy 09-10-2015 06:47 PM

I have a fancy set of LED Tail lights that I want to put on..... I just saw all the mounds of clear caulk that I would need to try to cut out , then pull the old lens out,, then recaulk... decided to sit , and have a beer while I tossed the idea around...
That was a week ago!!! :-) still sitting... and pondering

atom ant 09-10-2015 06:50 PM

LEDs would be cool! I pulled both tailights to wire the trailer lights. It's not bad.

Do what I do - Order stuff on Amazon all year, drink beer 364 days, then go fix it all in one exhausting day - keeping a beer on close standby in case you change your mind :)

atom ant 09-10-2015 06:59 PM

Used a 4-ft level and recalibrated the leveling system. Our bathroom door started to shut by itself, and the shower door open.

Used Chuck's instructions from another post - PIECE OF CAKE! takes less than a couple of minutes, and when re-tested, perfect.

RWJSIM2003 09-10-2015 07:14 PM

Installed a 5er Hitch Cover in back of the truck since I never take it out. Added two EZ lift Jacks to the back of the RV to stabilize it when parked. DW did not like all the movement when walking around inside.

piper guy 09-10-2015 09:06 PM

When Brad gets done ~ he'll just buy another one and start over. I'll have the same problem.
When I put the bikes on, I never bother moving the license plate. Makes it easier when you run past a Photo Speed Trap .... they can't get the license number .. LOL

piper guy 09-10-2015 09:08 PM

And the LED taillights are worth doing. Get the ones from E-trailer. I left the backup lights in but if I had it to do again I would make all 4 Running and Brake lights.


Might put backup lights down low next to the hitch.

Piper Guy's Gal 09-10-2015 09:37 PM

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Originally Posted by piper guy (Post 54129)
And the LED taillights are worth doing. Get the ones from E-trailer. I left the backup lights in but if I had it to do again I would make all 4 Running and Brake lights.


Might put backup lights down low next to the hitch.

I guess we should be expecting more Amazon packages. :nonono:

NW Snowbirds 09-10-2015 09:48 PM

Added a third reading light over the head of the bed in the slide out. RW came with two 10 watt lights at the extreme outboard locations above the pillows. Added a third 10 watt equivalent LED in the middle and changed the two existing halogen bulbs to LED. Wired the new light to one of the existing lights so it works on the same switch. The complication was threading the wires over to the existing light. There are metal ribs in the ceiling of the bedroom slide out that block access to wiring . I was able to pull the wires directly back to the wall/window and exit the ceiling between the valance and the ceiling thru a one inch hole I cut into the ceiling. Then I ran the wires between the valance and the ceiling to one end of the valance. Cut another one inch hole in the ceiling and ran the wires to the existing light. The holes and the wires are hidden between the valance and the ceiling.

atom ant 09-11-2015 03:17 AM

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Originally Posted by NW Snowbirds (Post 54140)
Added a third reading light over the head of the bed in the slide out. RW came with two 10 watt lights at the extreme outboard locations above the pillows. Added a third 10 watt equivalent LED in the middle and changed the two existing halogen bulbs to LED. Wired the new light to one of the existing lights so it works on the same switch. The complication was threading the wires over to the existing light. There are metal ribs in the ceiling of the bedroom slide out that block access to wiring . I was able to pull the wires directly back to the wall/window and exit the ceiling between the valance and the ceiling thru a one inch hole I cut into the ceiling. Then I ran the wires between the valance and the ceiling to one end of the valance. Cut another one inch hole in the ceiling and ran the wires to the existing light. The holes and the wires are hidden between the valance and the ceiling.

That is some fancy fishwork!

Kaidocl 09-11-2015 05:31 AM

LED strip
 
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just a 300 LED strip on the front just like all my past fifth wheels.
helps so much for outdoor illumination.

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Kaidocl 10-03-2015 04:21 AM

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power recliners

Ford truck guy 10-03-2015 03:52 PM

I watched mine from the window... All drenched from the soaking rain and wind. :-(

NW Snowbirds 10-03-2015 06:08 PM

I changed out the bathroom vent fan from the OEM small noisy fan to a Fantastic Fan and vent with a smoke color lid. Took about an hour to peel away the OEM caulking from the factory vent installation and install the Fantastic vent assembly. Lots of quiet air movement and the vent lid admits daylight. In fact I liked the lid so much that I replaced the solid white kitchen fan lid with same smoke translucent lid. Big improvement.

atom ant 10-03-2015 06:43 PM

Awesome! I didn't know the fantastic lid would fit the Maxair fans. I would love to get some light in through those and never found a non-opaque for my fans.

NW Snowbirds 10-03-2015 08:11 PM

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Originally Posted by atom ant (Post 55524)
Awesome! I didn't know the fantastic lid would fit the Maxair fans. I would love to get some light in through those and never found a non-opaque for my fans.

My OEM kitchen fan was a Fantastic so I got a replacement lid directly from Fantastic. BTW, they are a terrific company to deal with. They shipped me the smoke lid for free:D If yours is Maxair then you probably need a Maxair lid. The bathroom was a small, unshrouded blade fan which vibrated, was noisy and moved little air.

atom ant 10-04-2015 02:13 AM

Ah, I didn't know Redwood ever used Fantastic Fan - that is cool. I am actually impressed with the maxair fans - but I just wish the lids weren't opaque.

Kaidocl 10-04-2015 02:18 AM

sounds great I got a shurflo in the bathroom and it takes about 2 min to open I would love to change it to a maxx fan.

danrn 10-04-2015 02:54 AM

Picked mine up from the body shop after having it repaired from hail damage while we where in SD. They did a great job.

Shane Wood 10-04-2015 03:11 AM

Well i went and got some parts today to do some repairs on the trailer. I was replacing the muffler hanging bracket and decided to to dump the black tank while i was doing this. Pulled the valve and nothing. The stainless rod that the cable hooks to has pulled out of the valve blade that opens the flow to the black tank. The handle had felt a little funny for a while when operating it
I have a new valve so tommorrow i have to drill the opposite end of the valve and push a screwdriver in the hole to open the valve. Once the tank is empty i can then replace the valve. Looks like an exciting day tomorrow

travelin' texans 10-04-2015 03:44 AM

When took delivery of ours it had 3 Maxx Air vents (kitchen, bedroom, lavatory) & 1 Fantastic Fan over the toilet, why they used both brands is anyone's guess. Had them change that 1 out to the Maxx Air because you had to open the FF manually, a bit inconvenient at times.

atom ant 10-04-2015 05:03 PM

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Originally Posted by Kaidocl (Post 55577)
sounds great I got a shurflo in the bathroom and it takes about 2 min to open I would love to change it to a maxx fan.

Wow, they used Sureflow as well. I didn't know that.

Shane Wood 10-04-2015 08:45 PM

I tore the belly down and drilled out the valve and used a screwdriver to open the valve. Nothing came out. Upon further investigation I noticed the black tank had dropped half way down from the angle iron it was sitting on. This caused the angle for the drain to be to high and must have been blocked with solids. I jacked the tank back up and it started to flow. I now find out the valve was fine after I drilled a hole in it. I proceeded to flush and then replaced the valve. I still have to have my mechanic weld a cross member between the 2 pieces of channel that the tank sits on. There is nothing holding the 2 pieces of channel together. If they spread at all the tank comes down. A poor design I now can see why people are having their tanks come down.:banghead:

atom ant 10-04-2015 10:17 PM

Oh man that sucks Shane. Now I better go check mine.

brenkco 10-05-2015 02:24 AM

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Painted the ladder to match, well sort of. Closest I could get with the rattle cans! Better than the orange!

Shane Wood 10-05-2015 02:28 AM

I have bin sitting here having a beer and have started tallying up all of the issues big and small that I have had with this piece of crap and it is starting to burn my britches. I have had 12 different rvs from a tent trailer Truck camper travel trailers and 5th wheels and have never had so many problems with any of the others and they cost a 1/ 3 of what this thing did. I'm ready to get rid of it and go back to a tent. At least with that there are no worries of doors that come apart batteries that burn up after 2 mths of use holding tanks falling out slide motors falling apart plugs and central vac not connected trim falling off fenders cracking and breaking where screws go in led lights burning out swintech slide module burning out valve stem nuts coming loose brakes shoes covered in grease air conditioners not put together properly tv quit after 2 weeks molding under overhang for pinbox screws rusted out and seperated and this is just some of it. Just look inside the basement take out a light fixture. Take down the belly pan apparently redwood can't afford a shop vac. At least with my canvas tent you put away dry put waterproofing on it 1 a year and your good to go. You know when you look at them they are real pretty bit having spent years working with old cars etc a good paint job will make a piece of s!!! Look real good
I am done with my day


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