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Okay, we have our new baby here....25RS-S....a monster in our yard compared to our little-ole pop-up for the last 6 1/2 years.

What is best product to clean fake wood floor?

Dealer prep guy said it was 'okay' to let the water draining out of water heater pour unto wiring in water heater box when dewinterizing? Does that sound right?

What do we clean roof with...and what is that roof...looks like pastry cloth with big glumps of dough/sealant around openings, ie: antenna, air vents, etc.?

Dealer prep guy said ...you dont have to treat seals arounds queen bed and slide...I am thinking WRONG...what do we use?


Freaking out about crushed vents....hope we dont have them....warmed up well at dealer but no water in holding tank yet.

Should I seal bathroom wall where it meets tub?...noticed it was not sealed there,..dealer prep guy said not necessary since it is one piece tub surround and sealed at top.

I read where there is not enough intake air for furnace at location where Outback has register...is that true ...is it necessary to cut opening where extinguisher is...does this void manufacturer warranty?

After de-winterizing, is the water safe to drink that comes through faucet...how long to flush pink stuff out? Anybody ever install a water filter under the sink?

I am sure we will have more questions after we try her out!

Thanks!
David, Sandra and daughter Natalya(she wants to know if cats can camp?!) action
 

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I have the same model. I'll give you my advice on your questions:

Clean floor with anything approved for use on Armstrong Vinyl.

I just pull the plug on the water heater, and let it run out. If the wiring wasn't safe to be a little wet, it would be better protected from the weather. (my theory)

Roof is rubber with caulking to seal around openings. I have only used automotive soap and water to clean, and a soft brush. Use products deemed safe for rubber roofs.

Lube seals with silicone spray, or a seal lubricant made for that purpose.

I didn't seal my bath tub surround. If you look at it close, it doesn't really need it.

Flush the pink RV antifreeze out with plenty of water. It is non-toxic. You can sanitize the system with some bleach as well. When the water looks nice and clear, that's all that's necessary.

I don't know about the crushed vents. I don't think mine are. I also didn't alter the furnace intake...but thinking about it. Our resident HVAC expert has a thread on this subject.
 

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On top of cleaning the floor, we purchased a portable vac with a long handle that we just keep in the TT. Since there is not carpet to hide the dirt the vac has come in real handy.

You do not need to seal the tub. The tub goes up the wall behind the surround so you should be okay there as JollyMon pointed out.

I used a rubber roof cleaner for my roof.

How did you do pulling the new rig compared to the pop-up.
 

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We only towed it home, about 35 miles, doing about 50 miles, ....I had a specialist
....(my wife) in the car and she 'advised' me when it was necessary to slow down, watch the bumps, etc.....seemed good to go on way home though. May have to put up protection barrier in front on longer trips to separate 'specialist' from driver...my right arm is sore!


We have 1999 5.7 L V-8 Yukon Denali, using Reese Dual cam with weight distributionand prodigy brake.

I noticed the difference in towing TT vs. Pop-up mostly on hills, but it wasnt too bad.......the hills were not huge!


Any suggestions on good use of Prodigy Brake system and Booster it has...we have it on booster I....(vs booster 2 & 3) and I think I would like brakes a little snugger till I get used to it....of course, our pop-up had no brakes and these are two different animals.
 

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I pull our 25 with a 1500 tahoe and in noticed when using the boost 2-3 coming down a slooping off ramp the brakes on the traiter will lock-up and make it uncomfortable to stop. I don't have this problem on boost, But this may be my trailer and set-up. I think the manual gives guidline for boost useage but i don't know what they are off hand.
 

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Regarding the tub, forum members here are correct...do not caulk the bottom of the tub surround. BUT...do check the top of the tub surround. Mine was caulked, but there were some misses in the corners. I recaulked the top of the tub surround to keep water from making its way behind the tub surround. If some water does make it back there, leaving the bottom of the surround uncaulked will let it drain into the tub.

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As far as the return air, thats up to you, I did it for my piece of mind knowing that there is no way I can restrict it. Also it makes it easier to work on and see whats happening with the fan. It shouldn't void the warrenty because you are not doing anything to the unit just the wood around it. Now lets talk about that co-pilot barrier mod.- post pic's,I may incorperate it into my tahoe.
 

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Make sure you check those big glumps of dough sealant
around all the roof fixtures a couple of times a year. Check to make sure there are no cracks or gaps where water can get in. If there are any openings, you can buy the sealant in a tube at your dealer or camping world.

Don't know about the barrier thing cause my wife pulls the trailer too and she might like having it there


Aplvlykat,

did you check the voltage setting on your prodigy? I have mine set at just under 6 volts. The brakes shouldn't lock up, the voltage may be set to high on your controller.
 

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C479, It only locked the brakes up on the trip we took to Zion park in Utah. we were just coming into St. Goerge and were stoping for lunch. Going down the off ramp when I put on the brakes it locked up the trailer. I checked the controller setting and if I remember right it was 5.9, for some reason I have a hard time dailing it to 6.0, I didn't have the manual with me and for the rest of the trip the TT pulled like a log and locked up every time I hit the brakes. Great trip had a lot of fun and when we got home I checked the book, the only thing different was that it was on boost 3. I must a bumped it and changed setting. It never happened again since I reset to b-1 on any other trips and now I take the book with us. It was only our second trip and first long one mabey the brakes were still to new and needed to set in?
 

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Oh , I forgot to mention the barrier. I think it should go behind the drivers seat and be a roll up window like in a limo. So when the kids have the "he's touching me, are we there yet" argument the wife and me can roll it up and have some quiet. We kind of took care of this problem anyway I installed a DVD system and now they can watch movies, play ps2, or listen to their music through headphones while we listen our music. Peace and quiet and harmony going down the road, well worth the investment.
 

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Made the mistake of telling the girls one of our trips would be about 7 hours and it wound up being 9. 2 hours of "you said it would only be 7 hours and it's 7 and a half, it's 8 hours now, it's 8 hours 15 minutes now"............sheesh, won't make that mistake again.

Akat,

you're probably right about the boost and the wheels locking. It's easy to bump the buttons and change them.
 
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