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#21 Vic Harder

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Posted 01 December 2022 - 10:54 PM

The FWC upgrade has bigger plates like that on the inside, and a climbing hanger type of connector on the other side rather than a simple eyebolt.  The hanger has more surface area than the original eyebolts too.  I tested that one day when we were trying to take the camper off of the truck and forgot to undo the turnbuckles.  YMMV, but I found that the new mounts were strong enough to lift the camper and the rear of the truck off of the ground.  Doh!  :lol:  :unsure:  :wacko:  :blink:


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Posted 03 December 2022 - 03:21 PM

Ok whats the correct way these are designed to be folded up?

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Posted 03 December 2022 - 03:24 PM

All my searches say you should be able to fold the top down with them open but it doesnt work any of these 3 ways. Well it folds down but getting it back up they get all stuck together in weird ways with the velcro.

Also none of the 3 ways i pictured actually engage this patch of hook velcro on the outside fully or efficiently.
What am i doing wrong here?

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Posted 04 December 2022 - 01:15 AM

All my searches say you should be able to fold the top down with them open but it doesnt work any of these 3 ways. Well it folds down but getting it back up they get all stuck together in weird ways with the velcro.

Also none of the 3 ways i pictured actually engage this patch of hook velcro on the outside fully or efficiently.
What am i doing wrong here?

I would not lower the top with the storm flap raised, and when I received my 2013 Grandby, I’m pretty sure the person who did the delivery walk through said to always close them. 
 

For securing them open when the top was up, I liked the method in your second picture.


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Posted 10 December 2022 - 04:43 PM

Can anyone answer a wiring question. This camper seems to be pre wired everytime i take something apart. Theres a green and yellow wire running along the aft wall. Green is terminated.
Is green meant to be a spare + positive wire lead or a - ground?

Also found a set of leads on the aft vent which will be nice when it comes time to add another fan.

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Posted 10 December 2022 - 05:43 PM

I’m thinking it might be prewire for optional exterior lighting.


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Posted 10 December 2022 - 05:56 PM

where is that wire?  if on the back wall, that is likely a power wire for the flood lights.  Grounds are usually made right to the frame.


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Posted 10 December 2022 - 07:25 PM

I’m thinking it might be prewire for optional exterior lighting.

This is what i figured BUT if i connect the main power feed from the fwd wall (black and white wire) with black to + and white to - the green wire gives me a - signal. And my frame becomes +ground.
Which from my research the black is "supposed" to be positive on RVs but its looking like FWC used black as ground feed. Which makes my green wire a + feed for and extra exterior light.
Ill be using it as power for ny heater
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Posted 11 December 2022 - 01:06 PM

Speaking of heater, got it installed just got to plumb it.
Had this heater in my truck topper for a while but since this camper is replacing that no need to have it sit.

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Posted 11 December 2022 - 02:35 PM

That's a nice furnace. Even with the fan, it will be a very low current draw from the battery.


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