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Old 07-05-2011, 12:05 AM   #41
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gtkato, thanks and correct, Nolans. Most of the time I can't feel the trailer back there at all, sometimes forget it's there. I'm still surprised I'm getting better mpg with this trailer than my previous HTT which was about 7' shorter and at least 1000lbs lighter. It's only a matter of 1 to 1.5mpg, but I didn't expect mileage to get better at all. The dealer said maybe it's the better axles on the trailer, maybe the slope on the front of the trailer - who knows.

Now that I know what I70 is like between Denver and Grand Junction, I want to see how these smaller highways are when it comes to climbs, etc. How was Kenosha Pass? Was it a long, shallow approach? A short, steep one? I used to gather as much info on CO Mtn Passes for flying purposes, now I'm thinking it'd be handy for RV'ing purposes.

TV mounts: the 22" Toshiba our trailer came with was too big to fit in the spot allocated for it. So we instead put in a 19" LCD/DVD that fits perfectly and we used those MaxGrip TV Straps as there was nowhere to screw in a mount. It doesn't budge.

I'd like to get some shades for the door windows and the vent in the bedroom, it's like being under a spotlight in the morning.
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Old 07-05-2011, 12:07 PM   #42
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Flight Crew,
Kenosha was a nice gentle curve approach, but climbs from about 8000ft to 10300 in a short distance. This next week we will go over Berthod Pass to Delany Butte lakes, dozens of hair pin turns up and down. We will then go over Rabbit Ears pass to Steamboat which is steep grade but less sharp curves. Berthod is the real test with a trailer in tow. Both climb to well over 10500.
I ordered a wireless rear view camera which I will try out this next trip. I hate not knowing what is behind me at all times.
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Old 07-09-2011, 01:05 PM   #43
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Rockwood mini lite ETC 181 roof

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Lauan is used by most rv's manufacturers. It is quite waterproof to tell you compared to regular panels, but now they are coming with a better material called Azdel. It is a composite material that is supposed to not get damaged by water. Only a small amount of manufacturers use it. I dont see why not you cannot install your panel on your roof if it is not too heavy and create a wind resistance. If you install a screw in this roof you will see how tight it can go without stripping the hole. This hard foam is very hard and hard closed cell.The caulking that you will install is very important. Just take the example with the tv antenna mounting base!!! By the way there is no fiberglass on the roof. The fiberglass is only on the side walls. The roof has a alpha vinyl menbrane over the lauan sheet. Make sure it will not interfere with your warranty for the alpha roof because this roof menbrane has a pro rated 12 years warranty.
Does the ETC 18x series use the same roof as on ML/Roo series. I thought is was fiberglass. Just purchased my first TT an ETC 181 and will take possession in few weeks.

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Old 07-09-2011, 03:10 PM   #44
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You are correct.
The ETC series uses a fiberglass roof (same as sidewalls), and Mini Lite uses a rubber roof.
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Old 07-09-2011, 09:38 PM   #45
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The roof on the ETC is fiberglass, the same material than the walls. Personnally I prefer the ETC roof versus the alpha menbrane. I am sure that the fiberglass roof has less maintenance than the alpha. The ETC is not a bad choice for a trailer. It has almost the same finish than the minilite with the same 3 drains tanks and the same size. The only item I dont like on the ETC are the plastic windows. On the long run they get scratched, These windows were desinged from their european models trailers for weight saving.I have seen a lots of europeans trailers with cracked plastic windows specially on the older models.
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Old 07-19-2011, 09:16 AM   #46
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Old 07-19-2011, 11:28 AM   #47
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We got a new 2304S this spring and haved used it for about 10 days so far this summer. We like the floor plan with the Murphy bed. There is lots of room when the bed is folded up and the counter space is a bit more than most small campers. I pull it with an F150 and I do not us a WD type hitch. It pulls ok and I have not had any swaying problems. This trailer was an upgrade form a Keystone Cabana Hybred. No more sleeping under the canvas!
One mod I did to it was adding a switch to turn the external fridge fan off at night. It is a bit noisy for sleeping and cycles on and off very frequently. The dealer said it was OK to do this since the evenings in MN are not usually that hot and it would not adversly effect the fridge.
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Old 07-20-2011, 09:28 PM   #48
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kcampski 65. Very nice trailer you have. It is nice when they are brand new .
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Old 07-21-2011, 06:56 AM   #49
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isn't that murphy bed great? i just cannot believe how much more space we have when it's up!! that is my favorite feature!
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Old 08-15-2011, 10:56 PM   #50
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Hi GTKATO
Was curious how you secured your TV mount. I'm not familiar with the internal support structure of TTs but know you would typically fasten to wall studs. I have the 2010 1809S
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