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Old 05-10-2016, 02:48 PM   #101
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Yesterday we hooked up a Furrion camera system and DH wired & installed a 2nd battery. We took the camper in today & they replaced our lock mechanism & a couple other little things. While here I forgot to ask an important question, so I'm turning to you again. I need to get a progressive industries EMS ordered before our first trip in a couple weeks. I've read all the pros & cons to the hard wired vs. portable models. I know my DH would be able to do the wiring with no issues but I'm concerned as to how difficult it will be to access where it would go. He has a hip replacement scheduled for early June and in the meantime, some things are excruciatingly painful. We have a 2016 2504s. Does anybody know if I'm right in thinking you'd remove the board in the back of the little cabinet under the kitchen pantry & it would go in there? There's no outside access to that area so I can't see in it without unscrewing & removing the board. If so, I'm going to need to decide between doing it myself, which I THINK I could do, or getting the portable unit.
made my portable into a "hardwired" on my 2504s, also added fireplace
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Old 05-10-2016, 04:19 PM   #102
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TsnTexas - I'm sooo jealous! My husband is having a hip replacement in less than 2 weeks. We're going to be try to get our garden in before that so our first trip is going to be WEEKS out! I'm sooo bummed. I love this floorplan. Need to be patient & take care of the necessary stuff first & then we'll hopefully have lots of years to enjoy it!

Craigster - what does the fireplace run on? Do you get good heat from it? Where did you wire in your portable protector?
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Old 05-10-2016, 05:42 PM   #103
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Daughter - if d just looked at your picture cower, I would have seen the cord! It works well?
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Old 05-10-2016, 05:44 PM   #104
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Gee, I need to quit posting on my phone!

That was to Craigster! In addition to looking at your picture closer, need to proof my posts better!!!
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Old 05-11-2016, 07:52 AM   #105
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TsnTexas - I'm sooo jealous! My husband is having a hip replacement in less than 2 weeks. We're going to be try to get our garden in before that so our first trip is going to be WEEKS out! I'm sooo bummed. I love this floorplan. Need to be patient & take care of the necessary stuff first & then we'll hopefully have lots of years to enjoy it!

Craigster - what does the fireplace run on? Do you get good heat from it? Where did you wire in your portable protector?
the fireplace is electric and it has 2 heat settings or "flame" only. I bought it from camping world and removed it from the enclosure it came in. the portable protector is in the storage compartment under the bunks. the main power supply cord is in that entertainment wall, I just disconnected it from the receptacle on the side of the camper to connect the protector inline and ran it to a new receptacle then ran a short piece of wire from outside receptacle to a plug. nice thing is I can unplug the protector to test power at pedestal if I need to or bypass it all together if something happens to it.

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Craig - thank you!
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Old 05-29-2016, 03:46 PM   #107
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Tip - I found this gadget to be really handy when dry camping. Keeps tabs on the charge level of the battery much better than the lights on the control panel. It's the Innova 3721 sold on Amazon.
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Old 05-29-2016, 04:21 PM   #108
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2017 25bhs bunk ladder & night shades

Hello all,

We recently purchased a microlite 25bhs and had a couple of questions:

The bunk ladder on my 25bhs seems too large. When I hook it over the top bunk, the angle between the ladder and the floor seems pretty big. It's so large, that the bathroom door doesn't clear the ladder. If I make the ladder more upright, the hooks sit above the lip on the top bunk. In Forest River's brochure, the picture seems to show a bunk ladder that when set up would allow the bathroom door to open and close. I was just wondering if any other 25bhs or mini lite 2504s owners have experienced this or if I have the wrong ladder.

Also, neither of my bunk windows have night shades, though that is an option listed on the sticker and the rest of the windows that should have night shades do. I was just wondering if other units were the same or if I have two night shades missing.

Thanks in advance -I've already learned a bunch reading these forums
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Someone else a few days ago was complaining that his ladder seemed too short. Maybe you got his!

(If push comes to shove, saw a few inches off the bottom of the ladder.)
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Ours is the same, figured since the lower window is the emergency exit, that explains the curtain only. Guess they matched the upper window to it.
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