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Old 02-01-2015, 12:12 PM   #11
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Love our Tracer 230FBS

We did built a shelf and put in a smaller fridge so we can have more counter space in the outdoor kitchen. I also want to put a shelf in the bathroom cabinet and in the cabinet above the kitchen sink. We added a trailer hitch so we can bring our bikes, added vent covers and an awning for the slide, changed all the lights to LED lights and added a LED strip light to the awning.
Looking forward to go camping!
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Old 02-12-2015, 02:15 PM   #12
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Would be very nice to see how you installed your hitch

Hi Guylene, I like the modifications you did. Please, can you post a picture of the hitch you installed on your Tracer 230? Thanks.
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Old 02-12-2015, 10:54 PM   #13
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Hi Guylene, I like the modifications you did. Please, can you post a picture of the hitch you installed on your Tracer 230? Thanks.
Thank you! I will post a picture of the hitch when I get home in a couple of weeks.
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Old 03-07-2015, 11:28 PM   #14
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Thank you! I will post a picture of the hitch when I get home in a couple of weeks.
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Old 08-08-2015, 05:27 PM   #15
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Do remember the dimensions of the inside slide out, thinking about taking the dinette out and doing what you did, great idea
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Old 08-20-2015, 09:23 PM   #16
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dimension of inside slide out

Sorry for late reply ... been camping for the past 2 weeks. Anyway the depth is 36 inches and the width is 87 inches. This is our third summer in this camper and we are not the least bit sorry we eliminated the dining area and replaced with 2 recliners (wall huggers, and they swivel, very important!)
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Old 08-24-2015, 04:53 PM   #17
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Can you send pictures of your wall huggers in your FB230, thanks for the measurements
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Old 08-30-2015, 08:40 PM   #18
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First time owners

I just purchased a 2012 230FBS in excellent condition and the outside kitchen was a must as most of our time is spent camping. As long time dirt campers and first time TT owner we on a very steep learning curve.
The first thing I did was purchase and installed a eaz-lift weight distribution and sway control hitch system. Towing it from Utah where we purchased it, across Nevada to California in heavy crosswinds made me a believer in this system. However, the wind took a toll on my fuel mileage on my F-250 V-10.
Today I learned how to use the stabilizers and realized right away an upgrade is a must if we are to continue dry camping. They are cheaply made, flex easily and any weight on them will cause the jacking rod to unscrew unless it is at least 75% extended.
The bumper mounted spare tire and bracket will be removed and replaced with a hitch mounted platform for my generator.
We haven't even slept in it yet but my wife has already purchased a foam mattress topper for the bed.
We bought this from RV's of America in America Fork, UT. sight unseen except for a video and we are very happy with our choice.
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Old 09-02-2015, 10:49 AM   #19
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We did built a shelf and put in a smaller fridge so we can have more counter space in the outdoor kitchen. I also want to put a shelf in the bathroom cabinet and in the cabinet above the kitchen sink. We added a trailer hitch so we can bring our bikes, added vent covers and an awning for the slide, changed all the lights to LED lights and added a LED strip light to the awning.
Looking forward to go camping!
That is awesome, now I have a project for the outside kitchen. I've never liked the original arrangement.
I would be interested in seeing a picture of your slide out awning and vent covers.
Thanks for sharing!
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Old 09-08-2015, 10:02 PM   #20
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Loving our Tracer!
Thought someone was using a jackhammer the first time we used the water pump, but some well placed pipe insulation made a huge difference..
Bathroom layout is good, but definitely recommend the Oxygenics shower head upgrade. Makes it almost as good as home shower!
Zero problems (knock on wood) with first year and 30+ nights..
Outside fridge and cabinet shelves are a future upgrade/mod!
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