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Old 07-22-2016, 08:25 PM   #71
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I like that ottoman, what are the basic dimensions?

That might be an alternate to the dog perch. Bought a rug for it today, if it gets dirty it can be pulled off and washed. He has already ridden around the yard on it, we are heading out on Saturday for a week so he will get to really try it out.

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Dimensions on ottoman is 31" wide. 17" deep and 19" tall. Including wheels. Think wheels are 2" high got them at lowes. My next project is to put a swivel arm on front tv so we can move it out and to the right about 28". I'm going to put a repeater on front of tv that will carry remote signal to satellite box and head unit that will be behind tv when swiveled to the side
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I normally research things to death, (retired civil engineer) but, not so much on the 300DS. We had looked at so many, including Class As, that we fell in love with the layout, apparent quality, color scheme, and how it worked for us... the smaller size, fits on the RV pad that I designed and had built last summer... just seemed like a perfect fit. I still haven't read any of the manuals, except for Bigfoot... just not like me, BUT thanks to you guys, it's making the discovery/adventure MUCH easier.
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Old 07-22-2016, 09:50 PM   #73
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I normally research things to death, (retired civil engineer) but, not so much on the 300DS. We had looked at so many, including Class As, that we fell in love with the layout, apparent quality, color scheme, and how it worked for us... the smaller size, fits on the RV pad that I designed and had built last summer... just seemed like a perfect fit. I still haven't read any of the manuals, except for Bigfoot... just not like me, BUT thanks to you guys, it's making the discovery/adventure MUCH easier.
We are glad to get to know ya. You got a great rig. We have about 3000 miles now and have been out 5 times and have had a ball we pull our jeep everywhere and it does great. We looked for about 2 yrs and really got burned out looking from big busses to 5th wheels. Then last yr we took vacation back to Alaska and flew up and rented 26 ft class c. And thought this is it. Just little bigger and somewhat nicer so we started down the class c path and found the concord. Wife loved it had great reviews so we pulled trigger. So far it has treated us great few little probs but all the main systems are flawless. ( knock on wood ) our mpg pulling jeep is getting better , 10 mpg most flat terrain but not holding breath on that. We feel it is what it is.
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Well just got of Amazon and found this 29inch tv swivel extension. I think it will work well. Swing the tv over to the right more out in front of ya when your on couch. Aeon makes it.
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Well just got of Amazon and found this 29inch tv swivel extension. I think it will work well. Swing the tv over to the right more out in front of ya when your on couch. Aeon makes it.
Cool, let us know how it goes.
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Old 07-23-2016, 05:40 AM   #76
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Well just got of Amazon and found this 29inch tv swivel extension. I think it will work well. Swing the tv over to the right more out in front of ya when your on couch. Aeon makes it.
Nice! I probably won't bother with that mod unless mama asks for it. I don't watch much television at all. In fact my normal seat in the camper is the driver's seat when it is swiveled around.

Do me a favor though, when you pull the television, check the power draw on it please. Furrion doesn't list that in their specs. I am planning to put the front and outside televisions on an inverter and want to size it.

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Old 07-23-2016, 05:52 AM   #77
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It IS cool. As mentioned previously, this is our FIRST Motorhome, so please be patient with all my questions... I'd rather pump you guys than the techs or salesmen at my dealership. As I learn more, perhaps I can be of some help to you guys. ��
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Heck ask anything this is our first one also. Was wondering I read your thread on your rear tire air pressure and replied that we had similar prob and I had both rear outside wheels with bad air valves. Took it to discount tire and they replaced for 44 bucks no big deal Aaron is pretty sharp bout a lot of stuff. I read all his stuff
Shhhh.... don't tell anybody... this is our first motor home too.

I have been involved in the care and feeding of a variety of motor homes over the years that belonged to various relatives. I did a quick count, over the past 40 years I have had 2 pickup campers, 2 popups, 1 fifth wheel and quite a few (8-9?) travel trailers. Got my first one when I was 16, it was given to me and needed a fair bit of work. Got it functional and sold it to a guy to use for hunting camp, that lead to several more. Then helped a guy build a 20' TT using the Glen-L plans. Probably one of my most fun was a big 11' pickup camper that was given to me, I put it down in the woods under a shelter and lived in it off grid for close to 2 years. Had a couple of Airstreams that I rebuilt, then got a couple more, but never got them finished. And to add insult to injury, we live on a small farm and I maintain just about everything out here, including some heavy equipment. So working and tinkering comes naturally to me.

We had purchased a 16' Coleman travel trailer to use and were looking at upgrading to a larger Lance TT in a couple of years, started looking at motor homes again because we felt like they might fit our needs better. My wife does a fair bit of volunteer work and having a motor home to stay in during the day is a plus. Looked at the B+, Dynamax Isata, Born Free, Lexington and a few others. We were primarily looking used but hadn't really seen anything that we liked well enough to put the money on. Coming back from a trade show in Florida we stopped at the dealer in SC and they had a Concord on the lot, it checked off 95% of the boxes on our list, so bought it we did.

Another major reason for the Concord is that my wife can drive it. She WOULD NOT drive any Class A that we looked at. Found a couple of killer deals on big Holiday Rambler buses, but no joy. Also pretty sure I don't want the maintenance costs associated with one of those big 400hp Cat's either.

Loving it. We are heading out for a full week later today when my bride gets home. Got full fuel tanks, some water and enough stuff to support an expedition to Everest on board. Plan to hit the scales on the way out of town. This will be our first long trip with it. I will post up how things went along with my weight numbers. I am almost afraid to see where they will land.

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Old 07-23-2016, 10:22 AM   #78
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I'll take look on tv. I'm curious about your weight? Will u weigh with your toad? Our last weigh was 17,480. Full of fuel ( both concord & jeep ) water , propane even had big 70 qt cooler in jeep loaded with cold beverages. Was really happy to stay away from boundaries. Jeep weighed in at 4200lbs Have a safe blast.
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Remember? . No loud music !! We are older now and more responsible
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Cummins Power Generation 155-2449 This is something else I'm gonna try. It's a resonater for gen- set exhaust I found you tube vid on it and it cuts sound in half. Impressive
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