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Old 05-27-2013, 09:24 AM   #11
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I guess I've probably got the newest 3500 here. I can't address the fold out bed, we've not folded it out yet! Maybe I'll check it out today and get back with you. My latch for the door under the fifth wheel folds towards the back of the camper and stays there, out of the way. My fireplace door and all the drawer and door catches hold firmly and have not come open in transit. I'm wondering if maybe they changed them? I'm like Barry, dump chemicals into water hose using a funnel, connect water hose to inlet and turn on the water. Couch and table lights all have their own switches built into base of each light. According to Barry, my lights are different from his (check out my pictures). The entertainment center? They could leave it off as far as I'm concerned. I carry a Weber Go Anywhere charcoal grill for all my needs. Refer fan is pretty loud. We absolutely love our unit.
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Old 05-27-2013, 09:42 AM   #12
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My latch for the door under the fifth wheel folds towards the back of the camper and stays there, out of the way.
Wow! For a minute there I thought you were saying that door opened in! (That would be cool.)

My latch stayed folded back for about 5 months. It will no longer do that.
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Old 05-27-2013, 09:59 AM   #13
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Ok. Here's my wish list for Sanibel improvements:

1) Either install an additional cutoff switch inside the front storage area OR have the battery disconnect switch turn off the landing gear control. I don't want people playing with the landing gear while my RV is in storage! (I don't want them playing with it any other time either, which is why I like my first option better.) (It sounds like I'm suggesting that the landing gear control be moved inside the front storage area, but I'm not because I don't think it's safe to be under the RV when using that.)

Same applies for the rear stabilizers.

2) Upgrade the entertainment center to today's standards. It has to have BluRay support and iPod support. (The Sony BDV-E390 is similar in form to what you use, but is a nicely functional unit.)

That's all! Keep up the good work!
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Old 05-27-2013, 03:25 PM   #14
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OK. Update. Barry you had asked before about the pullout couch. I just went and pulled it out and there is no longer an air mattress, it's just a standard foam pad mattress. I agree with your last post. I'd like the cutoff switch to disable the landing gear and I agree on the entertainment center. I just added an HDMI cable to mine because the factory used composite hookups. And I forgot to mention to the OP, I love the very firm bed, it makes my aching back feel good the next morning. I also just added my "upgrade". I added an RV type clock to the false wall between the kitchen and entertainment center.
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Old 05-27-2013, 05:00 PM   #15
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The kitchen is offset from the entry door and while you walk past the kitchen, you don't walk thru it and it has an island that separates the kitchen from the walkway.
unfortunately, this still is an issue for the DW. i love the Columbus 320RS and tried to justify that the movable island would give more room to walk through.
but the fact that people have to even walk through the kitchen to get to the living room, really bothers her.
if Mama ain't happy, ain't nobody happy. we'll just have to keep looking at rear kitchen and front living room models.
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I used rubber isolators no through bolts. will get some pics together and a source and part number.

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