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Old 10-23-2012, 06:04 PM
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Default Some Elk droppings...

Due to a lot of different reasons, we didn't get to take the Elk out as much as we wanted this summer, but I did spend some time repairing leaks, installing solar, modifying the furnace etc. I finally got to get it out one last time to winterize it, foam some holes up and test my mods.

First, the furnace mod, what a difference! It was 43 degrees when I turned the furnace on, it took 10 minutes to get to 65 degrees. With out the mod, I'm not sure it would have ever got there, it would have taken hours. Thanks for that info Bruce.

The water leaks I fixed all held up, but I found another one when I was under the chassis sealing any holes I could find, luckily it was just a loose fitting that I was able to tighten once I found it. I don't want to see another drip of water coming out for a LONGGGGG time! I have been finding a lot of grit in the faucet screens though, so a new rod in the water heater may be in order.

I'm very happy with the solar panel and controller I installed, the 140W panel works a lot better than the 85W we had on the 2619 we had. I intentionally tried to run the batteries down as much as possible the night before and the panel had me back to full charge around noon the next day. Good stuff.

Just patting myself on the back I guess....thanks for listening!
Happy camping!

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Old 10-23-2012, 06:30 PM
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(elk dropping's) love that title

but i got to be honest, my first thought after seeing title was (lord what has fell off of it now)
was glad to see what it was, all the mods. Do make us feel like we did get something done thou,,,
BUT YOU ARE READY FOR SPRING!!
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Old 10-23-2012, 06:55 PM
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The other thing I forgot to mention that is more relevant to others is that the "Happy Camper" treatment stuff works as advertised. Very impressive, no chemical odors or other odors AT ALL!! Now it only got to 77 degrees, so higher temps may change things, but I doubt it.
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Old 10-24-2012, 08:36 AM
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The other thing I forgot to mention that is more relevant to others is that the "Happy Camper" treatment stuff works as advertised. Very impressive, no chemical odors or other odors AT ALL!! Now it only got to 77 degrees, so higher temps may change things, but I doubt it.
Does your Elk have the re-cycling Thetford? Most don't AFAIK, but it was an option.

The regular Thetford doesn't really have an odour problem at all, at least ours doesn't.
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Old 10-24-2012, 08:59 AM
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No, it's not the recirc, it's the regular, but I DID have an odor problem due to lack of good maintenance by the previous owner, I did the Geo method over and over while flushing it every chance I could. It's finally getting cleaned out pretty well I think and the Happy Camper seemed to help it along.

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Old 10-24-2012, 11:08 AM
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Hillbilly,

Thanks for the great laugh I had when I read this:

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but i got to be honest, my first thought after seeing title was (lord what has fell off of it now)


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Old 10-24-2012, 02:28 PM
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OK! Enough of the Elk bashing!

Once its "issues" are addressed, it's a great little trailer.

(It's just that there have been many issues ...)
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Old 10-25-2012, 03:37 PM
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What kind of modification did you do on the furnace?
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Old 10-25-2012, 05:18 PM
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I too am interested in the furnace modification. And is it one that applies to the folding line as well as the Elk?
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Old 10-25-2012, 05:28 PM
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Gents, there are two recent threads, rather extensive, on the furnace mod. Both started by Redhawk. Just take a look a few entries down in the Elkmont forum.

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