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Old 06-13-2012, 05:41 PM   #11
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Had the dealer install a 2nd A/C. I have a feeling we will be glad we did it. The driver is on the road and it will be in Okoboji, IA tomorrow afternoon. So excited. I now have my Acadia LOADED to the hilt with all we had accumulated in the travel trailer we had. Haul it out and haul it back in. It's a lot of work but we have the majority left of the summer to enjoy it all. I will post after our first weekend in it if anyone's interested?? I am sure I will have more questions.

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Old 06-13-2012, 05:54 PM   #12
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Sounds like you will be happy with the 2nd A/C. And of course we would be interested in hearing about your first outing! Remember we love pictures.


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Old 06-14-2012, 12:43 PM   #13
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Before you use the folding bed in the bunk room, build or install some fold down legs or you'll surely tear it off it's hinge. I built a couple legs from some scrap oak I had an hour before we were to leave on our first trip out. Glad I did, it wouldn't have lasted the week. I plan on welding up some aluminum legs on a frame and covering the bottom with a piece of whiteboard. That way my 5yr old can use it as an easel when the bed is up and my teenagers won't rip it off jumping up into the top bunk.
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Old 06-18-2012, 01:25 AM   #14
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maiden voyage

Well, we took delivery of our Sierra! He was there well before the expected time. He cranked it in to our seasonal site and walked me thru the whole unit inside and out. He was excellent. We are so, so happy with the Sierra so far. It's HUGE!! So great that I can blow dry my hair and have the A/C going at the same time without blowing the fuse..aargh, that was a bain in my side with our TT....The central vac was a surprise..I did not know that was coming with our rig. Excellent. The master bedroom is so cozy. I put my Ikea bedding in there (more homey)'s dark and quiet. We ran the 2nd A/C the first night but it was cool the 2nd night, the main A/C was plenty. Kids actually got chilly in their bunk room so no problems with the venting situation. Weather-wise it was HUMID and around 80 degrees. We didn't buy a second sewer pipe yet..we were only there for 2 days so what we "left" there is going to stay til this Friday. I put several of the septic pellets in there. Here are the only issues we have: first: the kitchen faucet is loosey-goosey..and it drips when off. Second: definitely need legs or support on the bunk that's behind the outside 11 year old is going to bust that off in no time..3rd: the Jensen 32 inch TV does NOT work at all..bummer since it rained all weekend. will call dealer in the morning. It was a blank screen with rainbow vertical stripes on the left side of the screen. couldn't bring up the menu or anything??! All in all...we love it!! coming from a 32 ft. TT..holy cow, the room gained!! It makes such a difference. Thanks to all who have helped me out here...I know where to come when problems arise..
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Old 06-18-2012, 11:24 PM   #15
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As for the tv. Push the antenna booster button at the main bedroom tv hookup. This will get the channels to come in on all tvs. We are in the northern half of mn and opted to go with one ac but put on slide out awnings and a fireplace. The awnings seem to provide some relief from the sun heating up the slide ceilings. We've not had any issues with the ac keeping up in the great north up here. Have needed the fireplace several mornings to take the edge off. Different world up there.
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Old 06-24-2012, 05:16 PM   #16
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Congrats on your 365! We took delivery of ours back in April after trading in our 355QBQ. We tried to have the 365 kitchen done in our 355 when we ordered it, but it would've cost over $4k and another 3 weeks to special build it. When we talked to the factory reps we told him of our displeasure of the layout of the 355. He said that he understood but had no idea if they would change them in future models. Move forward 11 months. While at the dealer buying a water filter for the 355, our salesman comes running in and says "You are not going to believe what just came in" and took us to a 365 that was still hooked to the delivery vehicle. I knew when I stepped up into the 365, it was made for us! Took my wife to the dealership the next morning and we ordered one that day. Haven't looked back. The 365 is an awesome layout! Only one major problem with our new one was a bad fridge. Not FR's fault and was replaced by Dometic. To say we really love ours is an understatement. Here's to many years of memories in your new rig!
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Old 06-24-2012, 07:02 PM   #17
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wow, golfmedik...I guess it was meant to be for you!! we just returned home from our second weekend in the 365. a scary situation arriving at the campground I got out of my car (with 3 kiddos: 11, 9 and 5) I could hear the high pitched alarm going off. I opened it up and it was PUNGENT with propane. immediately opened up everything and shut off the propane tank. I have deducted that the leak is coming from the stovetop. my dear husband wasn't due to arrive til a few hours later, being alone with the kids in that situation was a little daunting. I have learned a lot in the last 6 years, so I knew what to do. ..guess I'm becoming quite the camping momma, eh?? we got everything switched over to electricity and it will be serviced at our seasonal site soon. the weekend was great. I bought a 3" memory foam topper at Sam's Club and put it on the king bed. so cozy. that mattress was pretty good to begin with, too. I also scotchguarded all the carpeted areas, hopefully my hoodlums won't ruin them. we love this 5th wheel. coming from a 2006 Outback 31 RQS Sydney TT. we feel like we're in a palace!!

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