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Old 12-17-2017, 02:06 PM   #1
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Trading in the Roo for a 279RLDSLE

Like the title says, we are trading in our 2016 ROO 19 for a 2018 Coachmen Freedom Express Liberty Edition 279RLDSLE. We pick it up on Thursday and can't wait. Hate to see the Roo go, but all the extra room is be wonderful. I'm actually looking forward to a cold rainy day (like a lot of them this past year) so i can sit inside with a cold beer in front of the fire place. Does anybody else have this model and offer any learned suggestions?
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Old 12-22-2017, 04:24 AM   #2
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Well I picked up the new trailer last night. Was in it for several hours just trying to figure the radio/tv/Bluetooth out. Today while I' m working, the dw will be inside loading it back up. Does anybody have this model that can offer any helpful hints for anything?
I was very surprised while doing the PDI, that the water heater does not take an anode rod ( they said I would void the warranty if I installed one) and their was no internal water filter. Which I gues is no big deal since I use a hose mounted filter all the time anyway.
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Old 12-22-2017, 05:28 AM   #3
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I wish I didn't have the anode rod in mine. Our old trailer had the Atwood heater and no rod. 9 years and it was clean as a whistle inside and no extra flushing to get all the debris out that the rod leaves behind.
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Old 12-22-2017, 05:44 AM   #4
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I was very surprised while doing the PDI, that the water heater does not take an anode rod ( they said I would void the warranty if I installed one) and their was no internal water filter. Which I gues is no big deal since I use a hose mounted filter all the time anyway.
Your Roo had a Suburban WH, which has an anode rod, your Coachmen probably has an Atwood WH, which doesn't need one.
I had the same difference with my new Prime Time Tracer AIR.
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Old 12-22-2017, 01:57 PM   #5
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I just looked at the specs for your new camper and it looks like a VERY NICE floorplan. I am Very certain you will enjoy it immensely.

I am including a link to another thread for a problem someone else had with their 20' awning.

Awning tube has big bow in it

My suggestion to them and to you is to get a support bracket to keep your awning from bowing as well. The thread has a link that I posted there for them and my recommendations for how and where to locate it.

My last suggestion is in regards to your sitting inside on those cold winter days. Coffee and Kahlua, Cerme de Cocoa or Baileys to help keep you warm and snug. *S*
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Old 12-22-2017, 03:39 PM   #6
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thanks for the info on the awning. that was definitely a concern of mine. and on the recipe. sounds like an excellent choice! here are some pics.
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Old 12-22-2017, 03:40 PM   #7
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sorry, can't figure out why they are sideways
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Old 12-22-2017, 05:34 PM   #8
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sorry, can't figure out why they are sideways
Something tells me that all is not on the level.
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sorry, can't figure out why they are sideways

Funny part is- on the app, they’re all fine.
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Old 12-22-2017, 08:24 PM   #10
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Funny part is- on the app, they’re all fine.
You most likely shot these with the phone sideways in 'landscape' mode. Sometimes the apps are smart enough to see the orientation of your phone and spin the image to suit when you view them on the phone. Try using the Rotate Right in the app before uploading.
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