So it’s a busy time going in and out of service bays. Tiffin has this down to a pretty good system. You start off in a regular service bay were they try to get as much as they can done on your list that isn’t specialized. By specialized I mean, does a mechanic or a woodworker need to get involved.
We’ve been keeping ourselves busy. David had installed more LED lighting around the coach. Some underneath the passenger slide-out so it lights up the outside picnic area nicely. He’s also looking to put some inside for some more subtle lighting.
Fun Fact: The LED lighting inside the new 45LP Buses dim. Did you know that? Not a lot of people do. Just hold down your light button and it will start to dim. Hold down again and it will brighten. Hope this helps some of you.
David made a black tank washout valve. The way the coach comes standard is that their is an area for you to hook a hose up to so you can wash out your black tank. One of our neighbors here at Camp Red Bay had done exactly what David wanted to do. He put in a direct water line into this wash out area so no extra hose is needed. It was nice that David was able to look at his setup and see what parts he needed (Though he already was good to go but had at least confirmation in his thoughts.). So Thank You to Tom and Sue for that.
As far as David’s thoughts and before someone says you should not put the water hose on the black tank flush…please be aware that David, and Tom, have that covered. As you may be able to tell in the image, David has a check valve at the tank flush water in port. He also has two shut off valves. One is for the fresh water to the coach and the other is for the tank flush. It works like this…Only with shore water OPEN from the park (thus has pressure), CLOSE valve that feeds water to the coach, then OPEN the tank flush water valve. When done…CLOSE the tank flush and then OPEN the water to the coach. Water is then trapped with a positive pressure in the line to the tank flush, thus nothing can come back. Add to that the spring loaded check valve, and you are really set.
I mentioned in my previous post that some of the employees here work after hours to do some modifications to people’s coaches. It’s also nice to look at other people’s coaches to see what improvements they have had done. We took advantage of our wait time and had some mods done.
This area is next to the washer and dryer in the back walk in closet. We had them add in this floor area where we could put the cat litter box. It works out very, very well. Thank you TJ for making this happen for our furry kids.
David also needed to fix a few HDMI cables for the ones that Tiffin uses are, well, lets just say, not great. In fact, two of them were failing. You can tell if this is happening to you if you start to get little green pixels flashing in the darker areas. So out came the fireplace so he could get to the cables and new ones went in.
Under the TV in the bedroom, on the left side, their was a pull out hamper. Well, we would rather have two more drawers in that place and thanks to Cody, we made that happen. Out came the hamper and two more matching drawers were installed. (BTW…Thanks to Jim and Irene for the thought as they had done this as well as the next one.)
Top pull out shelf added above sink.
Another area that needed a little help was just above kitchen sink. Normally you would find only the bottom pull out shelf, but then you can not really get to the items in the back of the top shelf. So Cody also made this pull out shelf and installed it.
So…we are doing all this work here at the Tiffin Service Center (Aka… Camp Red Bay.). This area is run like a camp ground and with it comes some great camp hosts. So we wish to say THANKS to Art and Gerri for all they do here at the camp ground. And a special thanks for dealing with all our in coming Amazon shipments for items we needed for the new coach. So again, THANKS guys!
Side Note…If you come to Camp Red Bay, be sure to offer to give Art a hug…he just loves that. LOL (Oops…Now we will never get a spot here again.)