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Old 05-05-2014, 12:15 PM   #21
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Hello Roamin,

I Don't know all the particulars, But, I looked up BlueSky Energy, and Xantrex, on Google. There is a Lot of Links and information there. I would also look on youtube for Solar Panel and Mounting installion tips. the kd140 solarpanel was also very easy to find on Google,

Just a note, it took me some months to get it all figured out, it took the boys in quartzite 6.5 hours to put the complete system in. Once I told them what I wanted. That's the thing, you have to figure out what you want, there are a lot of options.

Good Luck Les
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Old 06-16-2014, 04:04 PM   #22
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Interesting you purchased the 230FB, we are looking at the 235 AIR, did you consider that one? just in the process of possibly buying it, what was your main deciding factor? outside BBQ and height inside? tks, greg
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Old 06-16-2014, 09:56 PM   #23
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Update: I did remember to use the Kendall Door Ease on our last trip this weekend,
and it solved the sticking problem. The stick is too large to fit in the track so I had to rub some on a fingertip and transfer to the track, but it solved the issue
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Old 06-16-2014, 11:12 PM   #24
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When we were looking for our home away from home, the outside kitchen was a must. It is so nice to be able to use the outside stove, grill, sink and fridge. I can even cook something on the stove at the same time as grilling. The large shower with the glass doors is a nice feature. It is actually very usable. The floor plan was also perfect for the two of us. Can't wait to go camping this weekend!
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Old 06-16-2014, 11:16 PM   #25
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tks on that, only 2 of us also, just in the planning stages, so newer truck and trailer, have my eye on a used 2013 Ram 1500 v8 hemi crew, super low mileage, has a tow of 8800lbs, the tracer we have in mind is about 4700lbs dry, trouble is I'm in vancouver canada, truck is in AZ! a lot cheaper in USA.
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Old 06-18-2014, 12:02 AM   #26
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Hello gmoney,
The 230 fbs, has the outside kitchen, and I believe a better unit all around,
we boughtours from Traveland in langley B.C. we are very happy with it and the deal from traveland
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Old 06-18-2014, 12:57 PM   #27
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Careless, what are you towing with? I think we looked at that unit, loved the outdoor cook area, not a lot of counter space inside was the downside. how are you overcoming that when in kitchen area? g
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Old 06-18-2014, 10:10 PM   #28
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When we were looking for our home away from home, the outside kitchen was a must. It is so nice to be able to use the outside stove, grill, sink and fridge. I can even cook something on the stove at the same time as grilling. The large shower with the glass doors is a nice feature. It is actually very usable. The floor plan was also perfect for the two of us. Can't wait to go camping this weekend!

I totally agree
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Old 06-18-2014, 10:23 PM   #29
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Hello gmoney,
we make out just fine with the small counter, when you put the sink cover in and stove top down there is a lot more room but doing the dishes it works out fine, we thought we were going to have trouble to, But it works out just fine, we just love the 230 fbs, I put some more shelves in the cupboards and sliding cupboards under the seats for the table, it didnt seem like there was going to enough storage also, but we got LOTS of stuff in there

We pull it with a 2008 Toyota Tundra, 5.7 litre, goes really fast, I can pass any other R V on the road, haha. I have to kick out the cruise control going up mountain passes, because it goes to fast. for sure. I put air bags in the tundra, and I use weight disturbting bars We have the Crew Max, so the passenger doors are bigger than the front doors, Makes for more storage, when we travel south in the winter.
Hope this helps Les
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Old 07-15-2014, 05:27 PM   #30
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Smile The Tracer 235

We just got our 235 Saturday. The challenge was getting hot water. I was not familiar with the "bypass" valves.
Aside from that hiccup we really enjoy it.
Our previous rig was a 24' class C that replaced the Lance 845.
Towing the 2012 Honda CRV with the C was 7.5 mpg on a good day.
At 65 mph our 2014 Ram 1500 diesel gave us 14 mpg.
It tows very nicely, the slide provides enough space to make us not cramped.
For us and the Chihuahua it has more than enough storage space, we like the way that the A/C, hot water heater, connections for water and electricity (the battery disconnect is great) have have improved.
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