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Problems with door after new steps installed

We just took our new Open Range 26bh on its maiden shake down short trip. We found a few problems which need addressed. The main problem we have is the dealer installed a Lippert fold away steps. When they are out, and we close the door we have to close it with a lot more force than should be needed. We have to push hard on the bottom of the door to close the door all the way. The bigger problem is closing the door at night. I have to use the door handle and the latch to try and get it to close. It doesn't close all the way but at least we can lock it. Anybody have a similar problem with the Lippert steps. We are making a list of problems for the dealer to fix. The door is our main concern right now.
raychris1 06/22/22 11:34pm Travel Trailers
RE: Modify top bunk

In our TT the access to the bunks is on a corner of the bunks. Not much room. To put storage on the top bunk we would have to climb onto the bunk. If I remove half of the bunk, I will have a lot more access to that area. An added bonus is it would make it easier to get to the hot water heater hoses and valves which are under the lower bunk against the rear of the trailer.
raychris1 05/04/22 11:49am Travel Trailers
Modify top bunk

I have a new Open Range 26bh. It has Double bed bunks. We do not need the upper bunk. I was thinking about removing the front half of the bunk and using the back half as storage. Possibly putting up some plastic drawers for clothes and other items that will not be used all the time. We also have inflatable paddleboard/kayaks as well. Anybody do anything similar?
raychris1 05/03/22 04:12pm Travel Trailers
RE: Sway bar problems

You already have the suggestions on moving to level ground so I won't belabor that point. The one additional suggestion I would add is once you are on level ground use the tongue jack to lift up the tongue and rear of the truck. If you can crank it up high enough you should be able to hook the bars with minimal force. I learned that a couple of years ago. A helpful camper saw me struggling getting the bars off and gave me that info. You can learn a lot from helpful fellow campers. We have a journal where we add good/bad campgrounds and other useful info we learn along the way.
raychris1 03/18/22 01:19pm Travel Trailers
RE: Sway bar problems

I guess I could have explained what I was thinking of doing a little better. The block is a Trailer Jack Block. It is used to lift the tongue up high enough to go above the ball. I was thinking of using those orange, Lynx Leveler, blocks that you hook together to level one side when one side is lower. I still plan on attaching/removing the bars when I get the TT to level ground. Ray
raychris1 03/17/22 03:48pm Travel Trailers
RE: Sway bar problems

Thanks for all the feedback. The block ramp was my second option. We have ample room to add/remove the bars. My concern is getting the TT down the driveway without dragging the tongue or rear of the TT before I get onto the street.
raychris1 03/17/22 11:04am Travel Trailers
Sway bar problems

I have a problem putting the sway bars on the TT. My RV is parked alongside my house. It is level ground. The driveway (gravel) leading to the TT is sloped upwards. I have to use an 8-10 inch block just to get the tongue under the ball to hook up. The angle is to high to put on/take off the sway bars. This is a new Open Roads 26BH trailer. It is 6 feet longer than my old trailer. The old TT was shorter and I could put on/remove the sway bars after using some muscle and a bar. I cannot move my TT back any further. I am planning on using some stacking blocks to make a sort of ramp to raise the front of the truck. If that doesn't work I will try to hookup and then move the trailer to level ground to put on/off the bars. Anybody have this problem or have any suggestions on how to hookup easier?
raychris1 03/17/22 12:01am Travel Trailers
RE: replies to post not showing up.

The first two posts showed up. They posted the next day.
raychris1 02/18/22 12:39pm Forum Posting Help and Support
RE: New trailer

Thanks for the info. I wish I had the 3.73. I have 3.55. If I new more about the ecoboost I probably would have gotten that. I didn't know about the 10 speed.
raychris1 02/17/22 06:57pm Travel Trailers
RE: replies to post not showing up.

I did not know that. I did not edit the post after I posted it though. I saw that I had a reply but did not see any reply. I checked back a few minutes and it showed a second reply with the same results.
raychris1 02/17/22 05:56pm Forum Posting Help and Support
replies to post not showing up.

I posted a topic under General Q&A travel trailers. it is titled New Trailer. It currently shows two replies but when I open it all I see is my original post. Where are the additional posts?
raychris1 02/17/22 05:34pm Forum Posting Help and Support
New trailer

Hey guys, We are trading in our 2009 Surveyor on a 2022 Open Range 26BH. It is 29 feet, Gross weight 6500, with a dry weight of 4700 Lbs. My truck (2013 f150 5.0) has a tow limit of 7700. The weight shouldn't be a problem. I know I will have fun going up the hills but I think I will be ok. Anybody have a similar trailer? Do you guys see any concerns with the length? We saw a few trailers we liked better but the weight was more that I was comfortable with.
raychris1 02/17/22 04:51pm Travel Trailers
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