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Old 03-13-2013, 09:21 AM   #11
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I was unsure if there was enough counter space when we bought our 29RE, but trust me there is absolutely enough. We have hosted 4 couples for several dinners and we can comfortably seat 10 people with room to spare. There is plenty of space on the sink counter (with sink covers in place) to put out 5 couples pot luck dishes.

The only thing I wish the factory would change is making the stair treads wood, instead of carpet. That is my last winter mod to make this year. I am going to buy oak stair treads at Lowe's and replace the carpet with wood.
That's a very good idea I think that would be a very nice Mod. I am also going to make a coat rack for the wall in the hall across from the bath. Here in Mi we use coats all year around at times. Even if it is only a flannel shirt or hoodie. It seems like they always get laid on the furniture so I believe this will eliminate the problem. Also may make and oak towel rack with some nicer hangers for the bath the ones they put in from the factory look kind of cheap.

what kind of knobs did you find I got to get to the hardware/lumber yard to look what they have to offer.
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Old 03-13-2013, 09:40 AM   #12
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Our CC has the wood steps and after 8moths they are showing some signs of use. I had seen where some trailers had used the material from the counters for the steps. I was thinking about maybe switching mine to that if I can find it to match.
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Old 03-13-2013, 10:45 AM   #13
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Thank you for reply. I do have a few more questions:
1. Can the slides be operated independently of each other or are they all or nothing?
2. How do you pull the slider in if the pump fails or one of the lines develops a leak?
3. If you could change one thing about the 29Re what would that be?
4. Have you wished you had gotten an option it does not have?
We have the 29 RE. haven't really used it yet, but I know we will love it! The one thing I wish it had is a class 3 hitch. We ordered ours with a hitch thinking it would be a class 3 and received it with a class 1. On our old trailer we had a class 3 hitch (self installed). I used to tow our boat behind that trailer now I can,t
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Old 03-13-2013, 10:54 AM   #14
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The factory said not to haul stuff behind them. The frame isn't made for it and it caused a lot of problems, they said when I was there.
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Yes I know, will just have to learn to live with it! I will use it for a small platform and carry my generator back there! Still usefull.
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Yes I know, will just have to learn to live with it! I will use it for a small platform and carry my generator back there! Still usefull.
You might have to beef it up some for that. It wasn't strong enough for us to haul our bikes back there. There was so much give it it that the bikes on the bike rack rocked big time damaging the ladder and scratching the paint I had to have a welder beef it up.
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Thanks I'll keep that in mind when I install the removable plat form. I certainly wouldn't want to lose my generator
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What they did was install a stronger bar on top and attached the two together because there was nothing in the middle and it was just held on the ends and it just flexed
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Old 03-13-2013, 01:20 PM   #19
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As for the steps I'll bet they just finished them with laquer. It is fast drying and quick to apply in a factory situation. I would strip the steps and apply a polyurathane finish and I'm sure they would hold up much better. They even make specific floor finishes. I don't know if i would like the corian on the steps it would get slippery when wet I'm thinking.
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For the guys with the hitch I had a welder friend that the rv dealers used to send all their 5th wheels to add rear hitches. He would take heavy 3" square tubing and cut it so it fit between both frame rails and weld it to them. Then take a piece of reciever stock (you can buy them ready made with the holes already drilled in them) and weld it to both pieces of tubing. These held up well to all the wear and tear you could give them. I've seen everything from cars to boats towed with this set up.
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