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Old 06-13-2013, 11:34 AM   #11
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Congrats, I just got a 2014 21FBRS myself. My wife and I have had it out twice so far an absolutely love it. It is our first camper and I don't see needing to trade it anytime soon.

As for the awning, mine is electric as well and I have no idea how to put it up w/o power. I guess I better learn.
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Old 06-13-2013, 03:24 PM   #12
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This is our third camper. We started with an ALINER then purchased a rockwood mini lite in 2008. Needed something a little bigger. We haven't had it out yet. It's packed and ready to go. We have a trip to New Hampshire in July for six weeks. Hopefully get it out a few days prior to the big trip.
We did purchase a adco cover on craigslist. Hopefully will keep it covered most of the time. Let me know if/when you figure out the awning. I can just imagine being somewhere with the awning open unable to get it back.
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Old 06-13-2013, 07:07 PM   #13
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Congrats, I just got a 2014 21FBRS myself. My wife and I have had it out twice so far an absolutely love it. It is our first camper and I don't see needing to trade it anytime soon.

As for the awning, mine is electric as well and I have no idea how to put it up w/o power. I guess I better learn.

Hi guys, there is a 'gold' crank (long handled) that came with the other stuff...if we lose power, crank it back in, just make sure and use the black strap to tension correctly.

It was in the paperwork!
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Old 06-13-2013, 07:08 PM   #14
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oh, same thing for the electric slide - there is a crank...
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Old 06-20-2013, 09:33 PM   #15
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Ideal "porch"

Well, y'all, I found it, the perfect front porch addition to the FBRS.
It is the Carefree Vacation'r. We took about 2 hours to learn it at home and properly attach the few "attachments - no drilling or additions through the RV body.
It works off the awning. My wife can now install it or remove it in about 10 minutes all alone
See pics attached.
It is spacious and with the screens and screen covers provides shelter from sun as needed and ventilation.
Best price from dealer that took AMEX was from Hilltop RV. (hilltoprv.com)
We are now loving our FBRS more than ever!
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Old 06-21-2013, 05:52 AM   #16
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How is it attaching to the awning? Easy off also? What was the price? Going on our first extended trip next month, might be just what we needed.
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Old 06-21-2013, 05:55 AM   #17
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Did anyone attach the TP holder? towel rack? I don't like the idea of screwing anything into those walls.
We are heading out next week for two nights just to make sure everything is right before we make the 1100 mile trip to New Hampshire.
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Old 06-21-2013, 09:11 AM   #18
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Check out this YouTube video and get an idea. I had to attach one "bracket" to each inside of the awning arm and that's it. Once the zipper receiver is threaded through the awning's front it's pretty much all over. I did not want to do anything that drilled holes in the body or the like and this was perfect. Check the Hilltop site for price. I believe it was around $370 from them - no tax or shipping. It was $425 locally. There were two "cheaper" sites, but not by much and they didn't take AMEX. I won't buy anything over $100 on line without AMEX.
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Old 06-21-2013, 09:19 AM   #19
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Yes Frankchmi, I attached the TP holder but I did it to the inside of the Bathroom door. I also drilled and screwed in hooks on the inside of that door for towels and on the outside for misc. The door takes to drilling, screwing and holding very well. I had the same reservations as you regarding the walls.
We also caulked the shower all around, especially between the "tub" and the sink cabinet and got a new shower curtain with weights at the bottom (magnets) to minimize chances of the water leakage we experienced. I think the design there was flawed since the shower curtain is so flimsy it's easy to lose water through those uncaulked interstices.
My next purchase will be an Oxygenics shower head now that we have waterproofed the shower area. I'm hoping it will provide the increased shower water pressure we'd like. Most commenters speak well of it.
I did not attach the paper towel holder - spouse didn't want to and didn't see a need.
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We have two years of RV'ing. We are now trading in our R-POD 171 which we loved for a Micro lite 21 FBRS. Any words of wisdom? TV is a 2008 Land Rover LR3.
Thanks y'all.
Words of wisdom? I have said on three different occasions (in front of witnesses): "I will never need a bigger camper than the one I have now."

Enjoy the newness and the extra space.
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