Responding to the engine questions- I guess I've always been 'performance minded' so it was a logical choice to spend $1k on the engine/ exhaust mods. The K&N was $330? (Ebay). Definitely more air coming in, serviceable, I can see if/when it's dirty. The 5 Star Tuner (SCT tuner $450) allows the ECU computer to be re-calibrated for air/fuel ratio at full throttle, transmission shift points, and fuel mileage. This mod alone is worth the $$$ spent. My rig tows better, has better acceleration, and better mileage. Then to finish it off, go to your exhaust shop and put on a true Free Flow muffler. You might hear it more than the stock muffler, but that's because everything is flowing better. More air in, more exhaust out.
TV in the entertainment center up front- I love the finished look of the cabinetry and it's a nice big 42" screen. I don't have kids, so I won't be needing the bunk space, and I didn't want an upper bunk which would end up being the 'catch all' for luggage and such. Behind the two side doors there is plenty of storage space, a roll out shelf, so my DVD movies, magazines, and whatever, all have a out of the way place to be.
As far as watching TV from the couch, I'm usually LAYING on the couch so it works great
. A quick lowering of the dinette table could be the 'other lounge station'. Haven't tried it yet but with some pillows/comforter I'm sure I could fall asleep there too!
The folding bedroom partition (door)- Hmmm, I've only used it once. It works. Enough said.
When the 2015 came out I checked it out to see what was new. I really liked a few new things like the hinged lower sofa face. It folds down to allow better entry under the sofa ( for storage, like my shoes). Paid my dealer $60 to modify that for me and I like it.
I also like the metal backsplash around the stove ( I'll go to Home Depot and buy some and install myself). Easy.
The biggest thing I liked about the new 2015 is the sliding pantry next to the fridge. The whole pantry slides out on rollers, how nice is that for easy access?
In closing ( again ) , before departing on the road always check your air pressures. Tires and air bags. This really helps your stability in driving. Oh, and take good care of your batteries too. I've had to replace a battery during storage down time because I didn't check on things enough during the cold of winter. ( I'm learning! ) I've learned so much by just reading this forum, and I continue to . BClemens, thank you for all your input, you've answered so many of my un-asked questions and given me a better understanding of things.
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