You've been very busy! That's great. We too think our new Flexsteel seats are 1000% better than the stock ones. My love absolutely lovers her power recliner - often when I look over - she's out like a light! My seat with the lumbar makes driving longer distances easier and safer I'm sure...
The Allure is working great. I find the Allure subject very interesting. From the now hundreds of posts, reviews, forums etc I've reviewed, I find people either love it or hate it. We remain firmly entrenched in the "love it" camp. It is nearing the end of a full camping season and still looks new. We have had zero issues with heat and cooling cycles. We use a Home Depot (ZEP product) that we spray the floor and sort of damp mop it at the end of the day and it cleans wonderfully. As far as the slides and marks, our 2008 slides are well above the floor. The kitchen slide some in atop floor/edge mounted rollers. We keep a large runner (rug) down and it clears it by so much, it does not move the runner. On the dining room side slide, with the old carpet, I would notice slight indentations in the carpet at the three slide rails. The Allure is lower and the three rails clear the Allure by an inch. I bought three rubber entrance mats from Home Depot - thinking I would put those down for the rails to slide on. When the slide is in, I can freely move them - meaning the slide (like the kitchen) is not contacting the floor, at all. I leave them there anyway for bouncing up and down the road but am not sure they are needed.
Once we painted our front cap silver from black, it was like adding another air conditioner up front. It was amazing the difference it made. Glad you got yours done.
As far as shore line reel, I've never thought about adding one. I've read a few posts about them and have looked at a couple rigs with them mounted but nothing beyond that. That 50amp cable can be stubborn sometimes so I'd think mounting the reel into something very solid would be a must...
Great hearing from you - travel safe!
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