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Old 04-21-2013, 09:46 PM   #1
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We love our Tracer 230FBS

We just returned from our second camping trip and we are extremely happy with our purchase of this trailer.
So far we have only encountered a few issues. We had to have the television replaced due to a pixel problem. We had some leakage due to the antenna grommet coming loose.
We purchased some remote/swith LED lights from Sams and placed them in the cabinets. They really light up the cabinets and they also make for nice back lighting in the glass doors. We are thinking about replacing the outside kitchen refrigerator with a smaller one. Building a shelf for the smaller one so we can have counter space and be able to get into the refrigerator when we are using the stove.
Have any other 230FBS owners had any issues or have done any interesting mods?
We love our new home!
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Old 05-01-2013, 11:14 PM   #2
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We just spent two nights in out 2014 FBS, champagne color. Its really been good, we have had no issues so far.
Raising the fridge sounds like a interesting idea. We want to put in slide drawers under the seating area, and some half shelves, like in the bathroom. We put a body pillow at the head of the bed, to make it longer. hits the wall, but, its hard to get through there anyway.
I put a Garden Nozzle on the outside water line.
That's it for now
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Old 05-02-2013, 09:46 PM   #3
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No issues with mine. I just pulled it out of storage today to get it ready for our 3rd trip next week. During storage I used Fresh Cab rodent repellant and Damp Rid. So far everything looks as I left it.

The only mods I have made is a paper towel holder in the outside kitchen and under the kitchen cabinets. Also a toilet paper holder in the bathroom as well as a bath towel hook that hangs over the door.
I am planning on taking the frame of the entertainment system apart so I can run my HDMI cable through the rotating TV section as it is hard to fish through to hook up my laptop when I want to watch downloaded movies.
I will also put a hinge and lock on the panel that covers the water heater bypass so that winterizing will be simpler later.

A neat trick I use is to screw the outside shower hose into the black tank flush fitting, and run hot water from the campsite into the tank during dump time. (If you have full hookups)
Enjoy. This is my first camper and love every minute of the 2 trips we have made so far.
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Old 05-02-2013, 11:59 PM   #4
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We have also used the outside shower hose for the black tank flush. It worked great. We had a full hookup on our last trip. We were able to try out the shower. It is nice having the large shower with glass doors.

Do you store your trailer inside or outside? We live in Schaumburg and are researching storage options.

We are going to go camping again next weekend. Can't wait for our escape time!













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Old 05-03-2013, 12:22 AM   #5
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Hey ya, about the Hdmi cable. we just put one in to the bottom cupboard, where our small laptop will sit, beside the stero the is a little screw holding a little "wall" so there are three screws to remove and ya can get to all the wires behind the stero, or just remove the stero and I drillied a 0ne inch hole so I could the Hdmi cord from the tv to the shelf below.

really a no brainer but that's all I got for now.

We are going to put Solar Panels and a Inverter, and all, on also
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Old 05-05-2013, 10:36 AM   #6
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We purchased ours (2012 model) 7/2012 and had it stored inside over the winter. Since bringing out of storage we have experienced two roof leaks and have to reseal. Other than that, we love this camper.
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Old 05-09-2013, 03:12 PM   #7
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We just spent two nights in out 2014 FBS, champagne color. Its really been good, we have had no issues so far.
Raising the fridge sounds like a interesting idea. We want to put in slide drawers under the seating area, and some half shelves, like in the bathroom. We put a body pillow at the head of the bed, to make it longer. hits the wall, but, its hard to get through there anyway.
I put a Garden Nozzle on the outside water line.
That's it for now
Also Loving our new Home
Les and Carol
Is the inside of door champagne color or white? I have a champagne color Lacrosse and the inside door is white. Stands out when you leave the door open.
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Old 05-22-2013, 12:31 AM   #8
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The inside of our door is white also. I really like the unit anyway, eh?
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Old 03-04-2014, 10:53 AM   #9
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Our new Tracer 230 FBS camper!

Just bought a new 2014 Tracer 230FBS camper. We looked at a lot of travel trailers, but this one looked the best to us. You can actually move in the shower and there is some vanity space, as well. We haven't got it home yet (stored until April15), too much snow! We are adding a "slide topper" to protect the slideout and I want to have a cushion made so we can use the dinette as a lounge with the table down. Looking forward to many years of traveling around the country with this camper (also bought a 2014 Chevy 2500HD truck to haul it with). Hoping to meet up with some other Tracer 230 FBS owners as we travel. Thanks to Primetime & Forest River for making the perfect "couples camper"!
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Old 03-04-2014, 10:00 PM   #10
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Congratulations! You should be very happy with this trailer. We can't wait to get ours out of storage. We are so ready to see it again.
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