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#41 OFFLINE   Snowriver1

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Posted 26 October 2007 - 06:25 PM

[quote name='PR Connection' date='Oct 23 2007, 06:20 PM' post='2902320']
Hello Bob ...... it's be a while
Well since I haven't posted in a while I should probably add my two cents worth.

#1 Black tank flushing system
#2 Larger black tank on models the shower drains to black
#3 shower drain bypass to dump shower water outside the camper (sure be nice if that bypass handle was in the bathroom)
#4 scrap the happi jacks......... they suck( I see you already are doing that)
#5 A stereo that incorporates a DVD player aswell with RCA jacks in closet or upper cabinet to hook to a TV
#6 A built in 1500w electric heater below fridge as I have done (It sure would be nice to have a multi fuel digital stat to control both sources of heat that would run the furnce fan only when in electric mode to enable heat circulation to the basement.)
#7 Thermostat relocated closer to the slide instead of the bed
#8 upper bunk option in slide outs similar to Artic Fox for families with kids ( this is a big one for me BOB!)
#9 bathroom light switch on wall
#10 arched roof (as apposed to flat) with foam insulation as apposed to fiberglass batts
#11 optional large white rear bumper and step to increase basement storage.
#12 slide out trays standard for 2 6 volt batteries and propane
#13 slide out tray for gen compartment with 110volt shore power cord relocated to or close to that compartment for easy hook up.
#14 city water hook up under wing of camper
#15 more insulation under bed cab over floor


Well what do you think? Am I asking for too much?

Dan



Dear Dan,
Yes.

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Posted 26 October 2007 - 06:25 PM

The inverted 110 plugs you are proposing ..........could you tell me more.......what size ,make ,all ac plugs or just some?

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Posted 26 October 2007 - 06:47 PM

[quote name='PR Connection' date='Oct 23 2007, 06:25 PM' post='2902322']
The inverted 110 plugs you are proposing ..........could you tell me more.......what size ,make ,all ac plugs or just some?

Dan

I will split the 110 plug in the bedroom and under fridge. These are mainly for CPAP machines when not plugged in to shore power. Top plug will be inverted bottom converted.

Bob
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Posted 26 October 2007 - 06:48 PM

I think this comes from a request of mine. I use a CPAP that is 110v. Right now I use a small 75 watt invertor to power it off a 12V plug which I installed in the bed area. Works fine although I can't use the humdifier attachment - no big deal. What I requested of Bob was to run a separate 110v feed from the invertor output (same one used to run the TV) to a bedside A/C outlet. You can split A/C outlets by cutting the copper bridge between the halves. My suggestion was to leave one half hooked to 110 shore power & feed the other half from the invertor. That way A/C is always available. No good for a hair dryer or toaster but it would run a laptop, or cell phone charger, small battery chargers, FRS radio chargers, etc.

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Posted 26 October 2007 - 07:01 PM

When is the website going to be updated to reflect some of the new changes? Oh and how was moose hunting this year? I did not go ......to much work.

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Posted 26 October 2007 - 08:21 PM

Hey Dan, not to side track all that is going on here, but that is a great photo of what I assume is your wife and kids.....


Mike

Oh shit ..... That is my girl friend and her bastard kids ,grace( 3years old) and her newest Lily(two weeks old). We got rid of the quad for something I fit all my lovers in .

Dan

Just kidding yes wife and kids Tawnie ,Grace and Lily
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Posted 27 October 2007 - 10:28 AM

[quote name='PR Connection' date='Oct 23 2007, 07:01 PM' post='2902327']
When is the website going to be updated to reflect some of the new changes? Oh and how was moose hunting this year? I did not go ......to much work.

Dan
Dear Dan,

The website will be updated hopefully the end of November, still trying to get all the pictures. I have been very Moose friendly this year. haven't had a lot of time to go visit any. I will be gone to the U.S. to speak to a new dealer in Oregon the first of the week should be back home Wed. keep the suggestions coming.

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Posted 28 October 2007 - 08:46 AM

Bob,
The only thing I have is to add a female plug on the camper the same as in the bed of the pickup so the power cord from the camper to the truck could be removed, this way while off the truck you could remove it so it wouldnít be hanging there, nor would I tear it off while loading the camper back on, as I did this summer. Iíve been thinking of doing this myself, and probably will next spring, if I donít Iíll end up catching the cord again and tearing it off again.

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Posted 28 October 2007 - 11:26 AM

[quote name='Ramlinwillie' date='Oct 25 2007, 08:46 AM' post='2902450']
Bob,
The only thing I have is to add a female plug on the camper the same as in the bed of the pickup so the power cord from the camper to the truck could be removed, this way while off the truck you could remove it so it wouldnít be hanging there, nor would I tear it off while loading the camper back on, as I did this summer. Iíve been thinking of doing this myself, and probably will next spring, if I donít Iíll end up catching the cord again and tearing it off again.


Randy,
Finally an easy one. We have wired all Snowriver/Snowbird campers like this from Day one. Just a female 7 pin Connector under the wing. You then have a cord with two male ends that can either plug into the truck plug in the box, or the plug in the rear bumper.

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Posted 28 October 2007 - 05:32 PM

Inquirering minds want to know which dealer in Oregun?...

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Posted 28 October 2007 - 05:55 PM

[quote name='RedRattler01' date='Oct 25 2007, 05:32 PM' post='2902477']
Inquirering minds want to know which dealer in Oregun?...

The dealer is near Bend, Still have to go see the dealership and talk with the owner. Never a done deal,but after talking with them things look promising. Will let you know when I get back.

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Posted 29 October 2007 - 07:51 AM

[quote name='Ramlinwillie' date='Oct 25 2007, 08:46 AM' post='2902450']
Bob,
The only thing I have is to add a female plug on the camper the same as in the bed of the pickup so the power cord from the camper to the truck could be removed, this way while off the truck you could remove it so it wouldnít be hanging there, nor would I tear it off while loading the camper back on, as I did this summer. Iíve been thinking of doing this myself, and probably will next spring, if I donít Iíll end up catching the cord again and tearing it off again.


Randy,
Finally an easy one. We have wired all Snowriver/Snowbird campers like this from Day one. Just a female 7 pin Connector under the wing. You then have a cord with two male ends that can either plug into the truck plug in the box, or the plug in the rear bumper.

Bob
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Bob,
Another reason for me to switch campers, I thought I looked your campers over pretty good in NE, but I missed this one.
Randy

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Posted 29 October 2007 - 02:36 PM

The extensive research has payed off the first new prototype is off the line and ready for Paul.



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Sorry I couldn't resist! :sick0021:

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Posted 29 October 2007 - 03:45 PM

I can hardly wait.

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Posted 29 October 2007 - 05:23 PM

I can hardly wait.


Paul, I assumed you would at least get air conditioning with Bob's new galvanized sided model. It is difficult to be the prototype.
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Posted 29 October 2007 - 09:38 PM

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As you know we do a lot of hunting up here. I have the first Snowriver in Alaska and the most often question that is asked (as I show this thing around to try and gain your beer commission) is where do we hang the meat??? I'm going moose hunting next week and was wondering if I could mount some hanging poles in my shower??? Could this be an option on the "Alaskan Model"???

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Posted 30 October 2007 - 04:22 PM

Bob,

I am about to become a family member with a 10-8 from Five Star. It will be my seventh TC since 1966 (not counting a tent trailer and a chassis mount motor home). One thing I would like to see at this point is electronic tank sensors such as the Garnet SeeLevel system, which I have installed on my last camper.
The low tech sensors used in the industry for years are guaranteed to not work after a while.

I agree with others who suggest digital thermostats. This item should have been standard for several years.

I would welcome reading lamps at each end of the slide, I guess folks in Canada would rather eat and drink beer than read. I like to do both.

I promise not to bring shame to the mark by letting any "lite" beer enter the unit. Dark ales will be the norm.

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Posted 30 October 2007 - 06:15 PM

LED lights for reading

An electric heater so you dont have to burn propane while on hook ups

An XM roof mounted radio antenna

Two more inches on head room so you can have another sale!!

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Posted 30 October 2007 - 06:42 PM

I guess folks in Canada would rather eat and drink beer than read. I like to do both.

I promise not to bring shame to the mark by letting any "lite" beer enter the unit. Dark ales will be the norm.

Ron


Ron, it is VERY clear from this post that the smartest posters on this board drive Ford F450's while carrying a 10'8 Snowbird/river.:D
They also choose their beer wisely.
Congratulations on another fine choice. :thumbs_up:

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Posted 30 October 2007 - 06:48 PM

Bob told me the new tank sensors can be had for about $200- $300 extra. I am going to have him run Sirius antenna wiring in mine to the roof, I have to try & figure out what the scoop will be for hooking it into the truck & still being able to disconnect the camper. Unfortunately Sirius & XM are not compatible, so you would have to know which one first. I would think it would be quite possible to fish it up the fridge vent to the roof.

As you know the Canadian dollar is worth 5 cents more than the US and is predicted to climb even higher. I think Bob is making the right move by concentrating on a small market who want the highest quality camper possible, if not the best. Those people really do not take price into account as much. They are more concerned with quality, service, & support than the bottom line.

I changed out the bulbs in my old camper over the bed for LED. They only cost about $10 each.

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