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Livin Lite General Discussion / Re: Refrigerator not cooling well on LP
« on: September 15, 2020, 12:24:26 PM »
My fridge wouldn't cool very low either and I found a piece of insulation blocking the vent under the roof cover. Fridge works perfect once I removed that piece of insulation. 

This may not be your problem but you'll want to make sure the heat can get out.

Maybe adding a fan to the top vent blowing out will help, I saw a guy do that once he used zip ties to hold the fan to the vent cover.

Keep in mind an LP fridge can only cool like 50 degrees below ambient so if it is 100 degrees out and the sun is shining on the fridge side of the camper you are going to have decreased cooling.

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(except perhaps Airstream, it was too iconic?).

Airstreams are overpriced JUNK. Lippert metal frames, chipboard floors, typical shoddy RV construction. Go read a bit on the AirForums, what thor has actually done is convince people Airstreams are quality and worth the high price when nothing could be further from the truth.

I owned 2010 QS 10.0 and it was a sweet little camper, now I have a 2016 21 BHS (last of the all aluminum) and it is an amazing camper for sure.

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I have a 2016 built in 2015. I've done quite a few mods and my camper is great. There have been no structural failures of any kind and all the hidden areas I worked on have been well built.

Going to guess that some days are better than others in all manufacturing plants.

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Red levers are emergency exit as they also don't have the locking button. If you have red levers on a window blocked by the awning that is part of the recall.

This all much ado about nothing, if you need to get out of camper fast are you really going to take the time to open a window and climb out or are you just going to take 3 steps towards the door.

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What they probably omitted was they are changing the window levers to red on other windows. My 21 BHS has the red levers on the windows on the non awning side of the camper.

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The outlet on my tank is also on the side so I plan on adding a blind tank fitting to the bottom so 100% of the water can drawn out.

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Camplite and Bearcat Travel Trailers / Re: Wiring mess
« on: June 06, 2019, 01:13:21 PM »
This is proof that manufacturers only use an underbelly cover to save money. It takes time to route, bundle, and secure wiring, with a few bucks worth of plastic and some self tapping screws there is no need to neatly bundle the wiring.

Then they route a heater tube down there and presto! heated underbelly for 4 season use!!

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Check out the Microlite Vymeron, it is small but the wheels are flush with the body sides

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I'm torn on pursuing this camplite because I'd prefer a toyhauler.  But no one makes a 7' wide narrow track toyhauler.   

VRV does, so did ATC so you would have to find one used, and HW motorhomes has a Livinlite 615 in stock, just have to look around to find one.

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Livin Lite General Discussion / Re: Cover for a 2013 21 BHS
« on: December 29, 2018, 02:03:25 PM »
I bought a generic cover for a 20 to 24 foot trailer. Only use it in the winter, have no link an internet search will turn up plenty of options.

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Hard to understand why a company as large as Thor would not do a structural analysis on something so critical before they made a change and put it into production.


Because thor does not care about proper engineering or anything important like that, they care 100% about reducing costs and increasing shareholder value.

I bet heads rolled in the corporate offices that they had to shell out for the testing and have to fix the trailers, someone's bonus is really going to be affected by this.


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Sure it's worth the silliness!  :D Most of the mods I do to my camper is for fun and silliness, after all.  My countertop is still holding together, but when I replace it someday along with the sink, I'll probably use some of my boat-building experience to come up with a lightweight, strong concoction that's tough enough for an RV. It'll be fun!

That said, I'd love to see photos of the IKEA countertop when you get it installed. That might be very tempting as a replacement.

Haha, well yeah I've done the silliness route with some things as well but some stuff just isn't worth the cost, time, and complexity IMHO.

Going to make the change this spring. The cabinets are built with the pocketed cabinet screws and then screwed into the aluminum framing from behind. Will be a good project, I am looking forward to having a more usable kitchen area and a little more floor space.


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The size of these counter tops is so small it doesn't make much sense to try and get creative with 2 or 3 different materials and the complexity of joining them to save a little bit of weight.

Is it really worth all the silliness to save 60 or 80 pounds (totally guessing on the weight) My camper has like 3,000 pounds of carrying capacity so I could put in a 1.5" thick slab of granite and wouldn't make one bit of difference.

This being said I am going to get rid on the counter in my 21BHS because I hate how it juts out into the living area. Will modify the cabinets so they are flat and install the 1.5" thick wood counter top from Ikea. Stain will be dark to match the wood around the slide opening and will under mount the sink for a cleaner look.

The Ikea counter is solid wood and costs $90, all I have to do it cut it to fit the area and cut the holes for the stove and sink.

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Livin Lite General Discussion / Re: Paneling Adhesive?
« on: October 06, 2018, 01:30:35 PM »
Likely 3M VHB tape, there are different versions of this tape so maybe LL will respond to an email with the specific part number they use.

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ATC General Discussion / Re: ATC Stereo
« on: October 03, 2018, 08:51:55 PM »
There is a good chance it is behind the stereo, could be a wire or just the antenna cable itself. I don't have an ATC but have seen this method of antenna wiring before.

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